This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
While the AFI continues to make a mockery of itself acting like nothing more than Blockbuster Video’s government sponsor, as promotions for the movies on these lists are prominently featured at the chain’s stores, the British Film Institute has quietly embarked on an ambitious, long term project that will ensure the preservation of key films in world cinema. Known as the 360 Classic Feature Films project, this massive undertaking began in 1982 the brainchild of BFI film archivist David Meeker.
Deciding that Londoners should have the opportunity to view a film masterpiece approximately every day during the course of the year, Meeker approached the board of directors at the BFI with his idea of compiling a list of 360 of the world’s cinema masterpieces, collect brand new, state-of-the-art prints of each film and issue a companion book for each movie.
All the films (and tv movies) of the great English director Mike Leigh. I'd say he's my favourite director, I just have a strong personal connection with so many of his films and characters.
I've seen all his features except Bleak Moments, his debut. Look out for his next feature called J.M.W. Turner, due for release in 2014. Starring long term collaborator and fantastic actor, Jim Broadbent in the title role.
"This work presents 369 British films produced between 1937 and 1964 that embody many of the same filmic qualities as those "black films" made in the United States during the classic film noir era. This reference work makes a case for the inclusion of the British films in the film noir canon, which is still considered by some to be an exclusively American inventory.
The following information is presented: a quotation from the film; title and release date; a one- to five-star rating; production company, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and main performers; and a plot synopsis with commentary. Appendices categorize films by rating, release date, director and cinematographer and also provide a noir and non-noir breakdown of the 47 films presented on the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, a 1960 British television series."
NOTE: I created this list in May 2012 and had to add well over 75 titles to iCM, suggesting that there are many obscurities worth checking out.
Keaney included 26 of the 47 Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre "films" into this work that he considered to be film noirs or at the very least marginal noirs. The remaining 21 "films" were not included.
Sample of Keaney's ratings:
★ The Hypnotist (1957)
★½ The Door with Seven Locks (1940)
★★ The Girl Hunters (1963)
★★½ The Queen of Spades (1949)
★★★ Contraband (1940)
★★★½ The Small Back Room (1949)
★★★★ Seven Days to Noon (1950)
★★★★½ Brighton Rock (1947)
★★★★★ Gaslight (1940)
Not reviewed: Escape (1948)
4 films received ★★★★★
11 films received ★★★★½
27 films received ★★★★
44 films received ★★★½
64 films received ★★★
84 films received ★★½
78 films received ★★
27 films received ★½
02 films received ★
28 films are "not reviewed" since they were not available at the time of writing.
Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of Film Noir Guide
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Best British Film Award, originally given from 1948 to 1968. In 1993, an award for Best British Film was restored with the creation of the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, named after the important British film director.
All the nominees and winners for every film nominated for a BAFTA in the Best British Film category and its equivalents. This category was awarded from 1948-1968, after which it was dropped and reintroduced in 1993 as the "Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film". It was renamed "Outstanding British Film" in 2010.
The Observer Film Quarterly polled more than 60 filmmakers and critics - including Edgar Wright, Ben Kingsley and Peter Morgan - to name their top 10 British films released since 1984. The results were combined to create a listing of the top 25 British Films Released in the last 25 years.
Radio Times's resident film critic Barry Norman's 49 favourite British films (Feb '13), plus reader selected 50th.
Not in any particular order. The 50th film was chosen to be Slumdog Millionaire.
From the book published in 2008 and edited by Sarah Barrow and John White.
(There are 51 titles because "Rescued by Rover" and "The '?' Motorist" are grouped together on the original list.)
The Moët British Independent Film Awards were established in 1998 by Elliot Grove, founder the Raindance Film Festival.
This list includes the movies that won the award for the Best Foreign Independent Film in English Language (1998-2002), Best Foreign Independent Film in a Foreign Language (1998-2002) or Best Foreign Independent Film (2003-current).
Film critic and historian Dave Berry gives his top 10 Welsh films, ranging from Hollywood classics like Zulu starring Stanley Baker to films that highlight Wales' industrial heritage such as Above Us The Earth and How Green Was My Valley.
"It is a rare director who is at once one of the foremost stylists and pioneering realists of cinema, but Alan Clarke falls into both categories. His relentless and innovative examination of contemporary British society, paired with the integrity of his approach, makes him an exemplar for socially conscious filmmaking[...] Clarke’s ability to direct so often and his low critical profile today stem from the same reason: his films were for television, where a weekly feature slot meant numerous directing opportunities and instant ubiquity during transmission[...]" (Nicholas Rapold, Senses of Cinema)
Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Below is a list of films based on his work, though some rather loosely.
This critically acclaimed DVD contains 16 of the best classic and award winning British short films and delivers a snapshot of British cinema past and present.
(missing on the list: UK Images by Martin Parr)