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The best 100 British films were chosen by 1,000 people from the UK's film industry, including producers, directors, writers, actors, technicians, academics, exhibitors, distributors, executives and critics. The final selection spans seven decades and accommodates the work of 70 film directors. Unsurprisingly, literary adaptations feature strongly - ranging from Shakespeare and Dickens to Roddy Doyle and Irvine Welsh - and the highbrow mixes easily with the low.

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  1. 15 -

    Brighton Rock

    1948, in 8 top lists Check
  2. 17 -

    The Lavender Hill Mob

    1951, in 9 top lists Check
  3. 56 -

    A Taste of Honey

    1961, in 5 top lists Check
  4. 50 -

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    1985, in 6 top lists Check
  5. 42 -

    The Madness of King George

    1994, in 3 top lists Check
  6. 80 -

    The Draughtsman's Contract

    1982, in 8 top lists Check
  7. 97 -

    Nil by Mouth

    1997, in 3 top lists Check
  8. 85 -

    Brassed Off

    1996, in 1 top list Check
  9. 95 -

    Life Is Sweet

    1990, in 4 top lists Check
  10. 71 -

    Elizabeth

    1998, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 67 -

    Mona Lisa

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  12. 21 -

    The Long Good Friday

    1980, in 11 top lists Check
  13. 89 -

    Fires Were Started

    1943, in 8 top lists Check
  14. 33 -

    Alfie

    1966, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 90 -

    Hope and Glory

    1987, in 7 top lists Check
  16. 92 -

    In Which We Serve

    1942, in 6 top lists Check
  17. 93 -

    Caravaggio

    1986, in 5 top lists Check
  18. 30 -

    Gregory's Girl

    1980, in 10 top lists Check
  19. 84 -

    Educating Rita

    1983, in 3 top lists Check
  20. 38 -

    The Commitments

    1991, in 2 top lists Check
  21. 32 -

    Room at the Top

    1959, in 7 top lists Check
  22. 31 -

    Zulu

    1964, in 8 top lists Check
  23. 22 -

    The Servant

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
  24. 76 -

    Billy Liar

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
  25. 37 -

    Local Hero

    1983, in 10 top lists Check
  26. 77 -

    Oliver!

    1968, in 6 top lists Check
  27. 83 -

    Darling

    1965, in 7 top lists Check
  28. 7 -

    Kes

    1969, in 12 top lists Check
  29. 24 -

    Whisky Galore!

    1949 — a.k.a. Whisky Galore, in 7 top lists Check
  30. 14 -

    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    1960, in 8 top lists Check
  31. 65 -

    Sunday Bloody Sunday

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
  32. 29 -

    Withnail & I

    1987, in 12 top lists Check
  33. 73 -

    A Room with a View

    1985, in 9 top lists Check
  34. 26 -

    The Crying Game

    1992, in 8 top lists Check
  35. 64 -

    The Remains of the Day

    1993, in 6 top lists Check
  36. 36 -

    The Italian Job

    1969, in 4 top lists Check
  37. 58 -

    The Man in the White Suit

    1951, in 5 top lists Check
  38. 13 -

    The Ladykillers

    1955, in 8 top lists Check
  39. 87 -

    Women in Love

    1969, in 6 top lists Check
  40. 48 -

    Performance

    1970, in 16 top lists Check
  41. 44 -

    Black Narcissus

    1947, in 15 top lists Check
  42. 12 -

    If....

    1968, in 19 top lists Check
  43. 16 -

    Get Carter

    1971, in 11 top lists Check
  44. 74 -

    The Day of the Jackal

    1973, in 4 top lists Check
  45. 52 -

    This Sporting Life

    1963, in 8 top lists Check
  46. 8 -

    Don't Look Now

    1973, in 17 top lists Check
  47. 18 -

    The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth...

    1944 — a.k.a. Henry V, in 12 top lists Check
  48. 5 -

    Great Expectations

    1946, in 18 top lists Check
  49. 20 -

    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946, in 22 top lists Check
  50. 40 -

    Secrets & Lies

    1996, in 13 top lists Check
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