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1. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 68,246

2. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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47 Metascore

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung

Votes: 167,760 | Gross: $75.47M

3. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson

Votes: 4,451

4. Scott & Bailey (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Tony Mooney, David Prosho

Votes: 5,480

5. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 27,015

6. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 30,874 | Gross: $1.13M

7. Peterloo (2018)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama, History

6.4
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66 Metascore

The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson

Votes: 2,724 | Gross: $0.15M

8. The Royle Family (1998–2012)

45 min | Comedy

8.1
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A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash

Votes: 5,721

9. Animals (I) (2019)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth.

Director: Sophie Hyde | Stars: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy

Votes: 516

10. Dinnerladies (1998–2000)

34 min | Comedy

7.6
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Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen.

Stars: Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn, Shobna Gulati

Votes: 1,553

11. State of Play (2003)

TV-14 | 312 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 8,797

12. Boy A (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 35,964 | Gross: $0.11M

13. Looking for Eric (2009)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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66 Metascore

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns

Votes: 15,037 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 2,766

15. Steamboy (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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66 Metascore

In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 15,931 | Gross: $0.41M

16. Wittgenstein (1993)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin

Votes: 2,035

17. I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

Votes: 7,247

18. Ae Fond Kiss (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar

Votes: 6,411

19. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey, Julia Lane

Votes: 2,096

20. Cutting It (2002–2005)

59 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Drama about the bitter rivalries, professional and personal, between the workers of the Henshall-Ferraday hair salon in Manchester.

Stars: Sarah Parish, Jason Merrells, Angela Griffin, Sian Reeves

Votes: 347

21. I Became a Criminal (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, Rene Ray

Votes: 1,164

22. A Kind of Loving (1962)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $0.00M

23. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 1,006

24. Longford (2006 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Lee Boardman, Jim Broadbent, Tam Dean Burn, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 2,607

25. West Is West (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Robert Pugh

Votes: 2,728

26. Lost Christmas (2011)

PG | 89 min | Drama

7.1
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Orphaned the previous Christmas young Goose looks after his demented grandma, selling stolen goods to soft-hearted fence Frank on his Manchester estate. One Christmas Eve Goose meets ... See full summary »

Director: John Hay | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Larry Mills, Jason Flemyng, Geoffrey Palmer

Votes: 1,123

27. Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle (2016)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy

8.1
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Alan leaves behind his comfortable existence and heads north to ask whether, in this once United Kingdom, a `schasm` has formed between north and south.

Directors: Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons | Stars: Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Ben Rufus Green, Jean Ellwood

Votes: 1,029

28. Northern Lights (2016)

54 min | Drama

8.0
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As Emma approaches adulthood, she tries to live an ordinary life and keep up with her late mothers expectations. However, her anxiety weighs over her, stopping her from enjoying the last few youthful years.

Director: Nicholas Connor | Stars: Gemma Paige North, Rhys Cadman, Katherine Quinn, Carole Griffiths

Votes: 22

29. Bob & Rose (2001– )

47 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A witty, touching comedy-drama about a thirtysomething gay man who is surprised to find himself falling in love with a woman.

Stars: Alan Davies, Lesley Sharp, Jessica Hynes, Katy Cavanagh-Jupe

Votes: 405

30. Educating Greater Manchester (2017)

Documentary

7.9
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Cameras follow life at Harrop Fold Secondary School in Salford, Greater Manchester, a school at the heart of a changing community. The school has had a brief but involved history since its creation in 2001.

Stars: Ben Povey, Drew Povey, Ross Povey

Votes: 34

31. One Love Manchester (2017 TV Special)

Music

8.9
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Live BBC coverage of the One Love Manchester benefit concert at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Stars: Sara Cox, Ore Oduba, Nick Grimshaw, Anita Rani

Votes: 159

32. Fame Is the Spur (1947)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Tony Wager, Brian Weske, Gerald Fox, Jean Shepeard

Votes: 160

33. Finding Fatimah (2017)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Shahid struggles to find love in the Asian community due to the stigma of his divorce, several years prior.

Director: Oz Arshad | Stars: Danny Ashok, Asmara Gabrielle, Nina Wadia, Wahab Sheikh

Votes: 889

34. Resistance: Fall of Man (2006 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.0
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Sergeant Nathan Hale along with the human resistance forces attempt to drive a mysterious alien-like invasion out of Britain.

Director: Brian Hastings | Stars: Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Peter Jessop, David Kaye, Greg Ellis

Votes: 1,462

35. Waxhouse Rock (2017)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.3
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A film crew breaks into a wax museum to secretly shoot a film. But by disturbing the waxworks at night they awaken Wax Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page which in turn terrorize the city of Manchester.

Director: Salem Kapsaski | Stars: Babette Bombshell, Salem Kapsaski, Ambrosia Vanette, Zoe Pearce

Votes: 77

36. Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land (2000 Video)

81 min | Documentary, Sport

6.0
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Official feature-length film tracing the fortunes of the Manchester United football team during the 1999/2000 season, the season after winning the treble. Includes footage of the training ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Potter | Stars: Emma Adams, Steve Adams, Eammon Atkinson, Sue Atkinson

Votes: 459

37. How to Say I Love You. (2009)

8 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Two strangers meet in a park and strike up an unlikely and intimate conversation.

Director: Francesca Sophia | Stars: Sam Lucas Smith, Nicola Potts

Votes: 76

38. The Alcohol Years (2000)

50 min | Documentary

6.3
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When artist, musician, writer and filmmaker Carol Morley was twenty-one she left her hometown of Manchester and did not return for twelve years. Growing up in the 80s, she began drinking ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Stella Grundy, Douglas Hart, Dave Haslam, Bruce Mitchell

Votes: 109

39. Spectrum (II) (2019)

37 min | Short, Comedy

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A diverse array of lives intersect over one night in Manchester's gay village.

Directors: Christopher Bowles, Abigail Henry, Kieron Moore | Stars: Bhasker Patel, Alice Barry, Adam Sabatti, Fleur de Wit

40. Do You Own the Dançefloor? (2015)

90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.8
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The Hacienda nightclub closed it's doors for the last time in 1997. In 2000 69 lots from the club were sold off at auction in Central Manchester. Do you own the dance floor? tells the story... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Hughes, Chris Hughes, Daniel Lightening, Stuart Wareing, Toby Trueman | Stars: Clint Boon, Liam Gallagher, Dave Haslam, Peter Hook

Votes: 22

41. Factory: Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: John Simm, Jellybean Benítez, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris

Votes: 93

42. Boys in the Band (2015– )

15 min | Comedy

6.5
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Comedy web series following the trials and tribulations of unsigned Manchester band, The Lads.

Stars: Craig Quinn, Callum Prewer, Lloyd Barnes, Daniel Bates

Votes: 16

43. The Winachi Tribe: A Room with a Zoo (2016)

10 min | Short, Music

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While visiting Los Angeles on tour, Liam Croker and Antony Egerton, who are members of Manchester Electro-Funk band The Winachi Tribe, get into an argument during a rehearsal at Straight ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Miller | Stars: Liam Croker, Antony Egerton, Tommy Flanagan

44. 25Gs (2008)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Johnny has lost £25,000. It all happened so fast: he just put it down for a second and then it was gone. It wasn't his to lose. He turns to his brother Del for salvation from his criminal ... See full summary »

Director: Baldwin Li | Stars: Joe Moan, Steve Garry, Helen Kennedy, Laura Danielle Sharp

Votes: 15

45. A Mancunian Story (2012)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.8
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A new breed of Football Hooligans gear up for The Manchester Derby with Violence imminent.

Director: Craig Quinn | Stars: Craig Quinn, Robert Chowdhry-John, Stephen Tailby, James McDonald

Votes: 26

46. Diary of a Bad Lad (2010)

92 min | Comedy, Crime

3.6
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Frustrated filmmaker, Barry Lick, and a crew of film school wannabees, attempt to make a documentary about a local businessman who he believes is involved in property rackets, prostitution, pornography and drugs.

Director: Michael Booth | Stars: Joe O'Byrne, Paul Birtwistle, Donna Henry, Roxanne Gregory

Votes: 144

47. Corruption II (2016)

PG-13 | 83 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Gritty independent action/thriller set in Manchester, UK starring Michael L. Knight.

Director: Chris Gainsbury | Stars: Michael L. Knight, Maria Pazouros, Karl Greenwood, Thom Gallagher

Votes: 8

48. Welcome to No Man's Land (2015)

80 min | Crime

5.3
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Three unemployed friends agree to participate in a drug deal, but things don't go to plan.

Director: Paul McDonahue | Stars: Paul McDonahue, Michael Hagen, Nicola Potts, Julian Gorman

Votes: 7

49. Life as I Know It (2010– )

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A teen drama series about what life is really like at a British university. The people you meet, the arguments you have and the drama that happens when you first move away from home.

Stars: Shafiq Mirza, Jennifer Quinn, Brennan Reece, Leila Reid

Votes: 17

50. SouthSide (2003)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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The story's central character Billy Sheers, runs away from Manchester to hide out on the mean streets of south London. He's hiding from his ex girlfriends dad 'Brian Burns' a big time gangster from the north of England.

Director: M.J. McMahon | Stars: Dan Ashton, Waleed Elgadi, Stephen Lockwood, Joanna Maw

Votes: 19



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