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.
"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.
#342-369: "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".
These are the 39 controversial films banned from sale in the UK by the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) under the Video Recordings Act of 1984. The films were banned in response to a right-wing media fury spearheaded by the campaigner Mary Whitehouse (1910-2001) who popularised Sunday Times journalist Peter Chippendale's phrase "Video Nasty" despite never having watched any of the films themselves.
In the years that followed, several of these movies were released either cut or uncut, whilst the others have either not been granted a certificate; or no distributor has since requested one.
Not included here are:
- films originally banned at the same time as the Video Nasties, but never prosecuted, such as [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+evil+dead/]The Evil Dead[/url].
- films often believed to have been part of the DPP 39, including [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/a+clockwork+orange/]A Clockwork Orange[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+exorcist/]The Exorcist[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/straw+dogs/]Straw Dogs[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/ilsa+she+wolf+of+the+ss/]Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS[/url] and [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+texas+chain+saw+massacre/]The Texas Chain Saw Massacre[/url] - all of which were unavailable in the UK for other reasons.
The DPP 39 list is a matter of quintessential bad taste. In most cases, don't expect great movies, but check out what the fuss was all about!
See also the documentary [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/video+nasties+moral+panic+censorship+and+videotape/]Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)[/url].
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.
This is a list of Films on Official lists that are or have been available on Amazon and Amazon Prime UK in the UK.
Please note IMDB info on this is not exactly up-to-date. I think it lists everything that has been on Amazon or Amazon Prime UK instant at any time, but not necessarily still available now.
There are already several lists on iCheckMovies of films available on Netflix. Unfortunately they have a tendency to be incomplete and quickly become out of date. This is an attempt to make a more comprehensive and semi-automated version. A program scrapes data from instantwatcher.com of everything available on Netflix, and then cross-references the title and year against a list of films that meet a set of criteria for notability or interest (including every movie that is an official check).
I will try to update the list every month or two.
As part of the Commission Us strand of our Film Season, you asked for a library of the best children's films. Here's our top 50, plus Michael Hann's personal choices, where you can also add your own.
Note: List appears to be alphabetical, but I'm not sure why the first two are listed as such in the source.
17 March 2014 - Ben Whishaw-starrer Lilting, the opening night gala film of BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, is the latest in a rich history of British gay movies. Here are 10 of its most illustrious predecessors.