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1. Dolittle (2020)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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26 Metascore

A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 21,340

2. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney

Votes: 105,728

3. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror

7.4
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57 Metascore

The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 182,486 | Gross: $82.52M

4. Missing Link (2019)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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68 Metascore

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Director: Chris Butler | Stars: Hugh Jackman, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas

Votes: 17,001 | Gross: $16.65M

5. Year of the Rabbit (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Detective Inspector Rabbit, a dedicated, tough, thick and oft inebriated Victorian copper, sleuths his way across London with his two young partners, a doofy rookie, and a brilliant black policewoman no one ever believes.

Stars: Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 1,857

6. A Dinner of Herbs (2000)

286 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A man gets killed and his woman friend agrees to take on his surviving children. But as the decades started passing by, the children soon become aware of some painful secrets from the past.

Stars: Tom Goodman-Hill, Jonathan Kerrigan, Melanie Clark Pullen, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 275

7. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 11,155 | Gross: $1.59M

8. An Ideal Husband (I) (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

London 1895: Cabinet minister, Sir Chiltern, and bachelor, Lord Goring, are victims of scheming women.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver

Votes: 14,767 | Gross: $18.54M

9. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 11,143

10. Daniel Deronda (2002)

210 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.

Stars: Jodhi May, Edward Fox, Amanda Root, David Bamber

Votes: 4,169

11. The Way We Live Now (2001)

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 2,673

12. Our Mutual Friend (1998– )

350 min | Drama

8.1
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham, David Bradley

Votes: 2,174

13. Jane Eyre (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Deborah Findlay, Laura Harling, Joanna Scanlan, Ben Sowden

Votes: 2,572

14. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Justine Waddell, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Milburn, John McEnery

Votes: 1,838

15. The Woman in White (1997 TV Movie)

Unrated | 125 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Based upon Wilkie Collins' Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln, Susan Vidler

Votes: 997

16. The Woodlanders (1997)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Agland | Stars: Emily Woof, Rufus Sewell, Cal MacAninch, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 610

17. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 7,926

18. Victoria & Albert (2001– )

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and eighteen-year-old Victoria's ascension to ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Firth, James Callis, Diana Rigg

Votes: 921

19. Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)

54 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Paloma Baeza, Jonathan Firth, Nigel Terry, Gwynn Beech

Votes: 816

20. The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.1
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In Victorian England, two grave robbers supply a wealthy doctor with bodies to research anatomy on, but greed causes them to look for a more simple way to get the job done. Based on the horrifying Burke and Hare case.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce, Twiggy, Julian Sands

Votes: 982 | Gross: $0.15M

21. Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A girl named Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) falls down a rabbit-hole and wanders into the strange Wonderland.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 693

22. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

7.2
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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 3,963 | Gross: $0.78M

23. Rag Nymph (1997– )

180 min | Drama

7.4
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Separated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th Century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag ... See full summary »

Stars: Val McLane, Alec Newman, Christine Anderson, Tracey Wilkinson

Votes: 445

24. The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003 TV Movie)

196 min | Drama

7.7
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At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day,... See full summary »

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Juliet Aubrey, Jodhi May, James Purefoy

Votes: 1,230

25. The Shadow in the North (2007 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper) and friends investigate the disappearance of a steamship, a magician who is threatened by thugs, a psychic with dark visions, and a heartless industrialist.

Director: John Alexander | Stars: Jared Harris, Doña Croll, David Harewood, JJ Feild

Votes: 869

26. Servants (2003)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Joe Absolom, Kenny Doughty, Shaun Parkes, Christopher Fulford

Votes: 117

27. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)

Passed | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 1,529

28. The Moonstone (1996 TV Movie)

112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young girl who owns the diamond won't say whom she saw took it. A dear family friend calls in... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Greg Wise, Keeley Hawes, Terrence Hardiman, Mellan Mitchell

Votes: 451

29. Florence Nightingale (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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The fact-based story of the pioneer of nursing, known as "the Lady with the Lamp".

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West

Votes: 290

30. Alice in Wonderland (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Animation, Action, Family

6.5
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This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and stop motion animation.

Director: Dallas Bower | Stars: Stephen Murray, Ernest Milton, Pamela Brown, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 711

31. Charley's Aunt (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison, Anne Baxter

Votes: 479

32. The Secret (2000– )

180 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Period thriller serial. In the late 1880's reformed smuggler Freddie Musgrave has worked hard to turn a legitimate trade, but then a face from his past turns up threatening to ruin things for him.

Stars: Joanna Rowden, Adam Ironside, Milton Johns, Malcolm Terris

Votes: 242

33. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.6
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick

Votes: 1,109

34. Blanche Fury (1948)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The childless widow of Allan Fury bequeaths the Fury estate to her Fuller relatives but Allan's illegitimate son who masquerades as a servant hopes to grab the estate for himself.

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger, Michael Gough, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 716

35. The Cater Street Hangman (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Mystery

7.2
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With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Eoin McCarthy, Keeley Hawes, Peter Egan, John Castle

Votes: 232

36. A Kiss in the Tunnel (I) (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, George Albert Smith

Votes: 1,245

37. The Chaos Engine (1993 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In 19th century Britain, a baron learns from a marooned time traveler how to create artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, the A.I. goes insane and attacks humanity. Now only mercs can stop it in this classic steampunk top down shooter.

Votes: 12

38. Scuttlers

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Pre-production

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Director: Selene Kapsaski

39. The Making of Victor Frankenstein (2016 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Dave Chapman, Derek Dauchy, John Davis

40. Victoriana and Chinoiserie (2010 Video)

8 min | Short

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For the Special Edition DVD release of Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part One (1977), this is a look at the literary roots of the story.

Stars: Philip Hinchcliffe, Anne Witchard

41. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)
Episode: ...The 'Ouses in Between (1999)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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When Gary enters Duckett's Passage from the wrong end, he finds himself in the 1880s.

Director: Nic Phillips | Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Emma Amos, Elizabeth Carling, Christopher Ettridge

Votes: 35

42. Timecop (1997– )
Episode: A Rip in Time (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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Jack Logan travels to 1888 London in pursuit of a homicidal genius who has taken the place of Jack the Ripper.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Ted King, Cristi Conaway, Don Stark, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 24

43. The Sweet Makers (2017)
Episode: A Victorian Treat (2017)

59 min | Documentary, History

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The four modern confectioners use original recipes to recreate a Victorian sweet shop. Factory workers sought delicious but cheap treats so the sweet makers have to work longer hours as profit margins are tight.

Director: Anna Llewellyn | Stars: Annie Gray, Emma Dabiri, Andy Baxendale, Faye Prior

44. Made in Great Britain (2018– )
Episode: Chocolate (2018)

59 min | Documentary

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The makers trace the history of Britain's love affair with chocolate back to York. It was here that it was transformed from a luxury drink for the rich to the nation's favourite treat.

Directors: Joseph Cunningham, Susie Attwood | Stars: Steph McGovern, Alex Hutchinson

45. Murder, Mystery and My Family (2018– )
Episode: Episode #2.8 (2019)

44 min | Documentary, Crime, History

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Barristers Jeremy Dein and Sasha Wass investigate whether a young mother accused of poisoning her family in 1850 was hanged as a result of hearsay and gossip.

Director: Simon Cooper | Stars: Tony Hirst, Jeremy Dein, Sasha Wass, David Radford

46. Front Row Late (2017– )
Episode: Episode #3.3 (II) (2018)

29 min | Music, News, Talk-Show

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Mary and her guests discusses how film, theatre, literature and photography shape our understanding of the past. She also takes part in a reenactment of the Battle of Prestonpans to explore the appeal of such events.

Directors: Dino Charalambous, Gabriella Meade | Stars: Mary Beard, Laura Ashe, David Olusoga, Kate Mosse

47. Made in Great Britain (2018– )
Episode: Steel (2018)

59 min | Documentary

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Four craft-makers learn about Sheffield's rapid transformation from a rural market town to an industrial powerhouse that became famous around the world as "Steel City" - making high-quality steel blades and cutlery.

Directors: Joseph Cunningham, Kim Maddever | Stars: Steph McGovern, Katie Ventress, Charlton Nicholl, Jason Stocks-Young

48. Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)
Episode: The Baron's Bride (1988)

TV-14 | 46 min | Horror

7.4
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Micki and Ryan are transported to 1875 London where, aided by an adventurous young writer, they set out to reclaim a cursed object from a bloodthirsty killer.

Director: Bradford May | Stars: John D. LeMay, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins, Tom McCamus

Votes: 112



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