100 Best British films

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The 100 best British films as chosen by a panel of 150 film industry experts, including directors Sam Mendes, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Wes Anderson, actors David Morrissey, Sally Hawkins and Thandie Newton, newspaper and magazine critics and the heads of the UK's major cultural organisations.

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  1. 59 -

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 41 top lists Check
  2. 23 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  3. 36 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  4. 2 -

    The Third Man

    1949, in 32 top lists Check
  5. 88 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 30 top lists Check
  6. 5 -

    The Red Shoes

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  7. 19 -

    Barry Lyndon

    1975, in 22 top lists Check
  8. 24 -

    Brazil

    1985, in 22 top lists Check
  9. 6 -

    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946 — a.k.a. Stairway to Heaven, in 20 top lists Check
  10. 56 -

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  11. 12 -

    Brief Encounter

    1945, in 19 top lists Check
  12. 25 -

    Great Expectations

    1946, in 19 top lists Check
  13. 9 -

    If....

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  14. 31 -

    Peeping Tom

    1960 — a.k.a. Face of Fear, in 19 top lists Check
  15. 8 -

    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    1949, in 18 top lists Check
  16. 49 -

    Blowup

    1966 — a.k.a. Blow-Up, in 17 top lists Check
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    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  18. 14 -

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    1943 — a.k.a. The Adventures of Colonel Blimp, in 17 top lists Check
  19. 20 -

    Life of Brian

    1979, in 17 top lists Check
  20. 47 -

    Repulsion

    1965, in 17 top lists Check
  21. 7 -

    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
  22. 10 -

    Trainspotting

    1996, in 16 top lists Check
  23. 13 -

    The 39 Steps

    1935, in 15 top lists Check
  24. 16 -

    Black Narcissus

    1947, in 15 top lists Check
  25. 37 -

    The Servant

    1963, in 15 top lists Check
  26. 35 -

    Secrets & Lies

    1996, in 13 top lists Check
  27. 4 -

    Kes

    1969, in 12 top lists Check
  28. 33 -

    The Lady Vanishes

    1938, in 12 top lists Check
  29. 63 -

    Walkabout

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
  30. 30 -

    The Wicker Man

    1973, in 12 top lists Check
  31. 3 -

    Distant Voices, Still Lives

    1988, in 11 top lists Check
  32. 26 -

    'I Know Where I'm Going!'

    1945, in 11 top lists Check
  33. 18 -

    The Innocents

    1961, in 11 top lists Check
  34. 15 -

    Withnail & I

    1987, in 11 top lists Check
  35. 70 -

    Dead of Night

    1945, in 10 top lists Check
  36. 76 -

    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    1994, in 10 top lists Check
  37. 34 -

    Get Carter

    1971, in 10 top lists Check
  38. 60 -

    Gregory's Girl

    1980, in 9 top lists Check
  39. 53 -

    Local Hero

    1983, in 9 top lists Check
  40. 62 -

    The Long Good Friday

    1980, in 9 top lists Check
  41. 89 -

    Night and the City

    1950, in 9 top lists Check
  42. 99 -

    28 Days Later...

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
  43. 17 -

    A Canterbury Tale

    1944, in 8 top lists Check
  44. 67 -

    Dracula

    1958, in 8 top lists Check
  45. 73 -

    Edvard Munch

    1974, in 8 top lists Check
  46. 48 -

    The Fallen Idol

    1948 — a.k.a. The Lost Illusion, in 8 top lists Check
  47. 45 -

    Fires Were Started

    1943 — a.k.a. I Was a Fireman, in 8 top lists Check
  48. 91 -

    The Go-Between

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
  49. 32 -

    The Ladykillers

    1955 — a.k.a. The Lady Killers, in 8 top lists Check
  50. 44 -

    Listen to Britain

    1942, in 8 top lists Check
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