BAFTA Best Film 1989 - 2011

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1.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Original Film Score - Maurice Jarre ” - Ahobbs_89
 
2.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Martin Scorsese
Best Adapted Screenplay - Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Best Editing - Thelma Schoonmaker
Best Costume Design - Richard Bruno ” - Ahobbs_89
 
3.
The Commitments (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Alan Parker
Best Adapted Screenplay - Dick Clement, Roddy Doyle, Ian Le Frenais
Best Editing - Gerry Hambling ” - Ahobbs_89
 
4.
Howards End (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Actress - Emma Thompson ” - Ahobbs_89
 
5.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Steven Spielberg
Best Supporting Actor - Ralph Fiennes
Best Adapted Screenplay - Steven Zaillian
Best Cinematography - Janusz Kaminski
Best Editing - Michael Kahn
Best Music - John Williams ” - Ahobbs_89
 
6.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Mike Newell
Best Actor - Hugh Grant
Best Supporting Actress - Kristin Scott Thomas ” - Ahobbs_89
 
7.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Actress - Emma Thompson
Best Supporting Actress - Kate Winslet ” - Ahobbs_89
 
8.
The English Patient (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Supporting Actress - Juliette Binoche
Best Adapted Screenplay - Anthony Minghella
Best Cinematography - John Seale
Best Editing - Walter Murch
Best Music - Gabriel Yared ” - Ahobbs_89
 
9.
The Full Monty (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Actor - Robert Carlyle
Best Supporting Actor - Tom Wilkinson ” - Ahobbs_89
 
10.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Supporting Actress - Judi Dench
Best Editing - David Gamble ” - Ahobbs_89
 
11.
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Actor - Kevin Spacey
Best Actress - Annette Bening
Best Cinematography - Conrad L. Hall
Best Editing - Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury
Best Music - Thomas Newman ” - Ahobbs_89
 
12.
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Cinematography - John Mathieson
Best Editing - Pietro Scalia
Best Production Design - Arthur Max ” - Ahobbs_89
 
13.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Peter Jackson
Best Make-Up/Hair - Peter King, Peter Owen, Richard Taylor
Best Visual Effects ” - Ahobbs_89
 
14.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Roman Polanski ” - Ahobbs_89
 
15.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Adapted Screenplay - Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh
Best Cinematography - Andrew Lesnie
Best Visual Effects ” - Ahobbs_89
 
16.
The Aviator (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Supporting Actress - Cate Blanchett
Best Production Design - Dante Ferretti
Best Make-Up/Hair - Kathryn Blondell, Sian Grigg, Morag Ross ” - Ahobbs_89
 
17.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Ang Lee
Best Supporting Actor - Jake Gyllenhaal
Best Adapted Screenplay - Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana ” - Ahobbs_89
 
18.
The Queen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Actress - Helen Mirren ” - Ahobbs_89
 
19.
Atonement (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Production Design - Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer ” - Ahobbs_89
 
20.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Danny Boyle
Best Adapted Screenplay - Simon Beaufoy
Best Cinematography - Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Editing - Chris Dickens
Best Music - A.R. Rahman ” - Ahobbs_89
 
21.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. (131 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow
Best Original Screenplay - Mark Boal
Best Cinematography - Barry Ackroyd
Best Editing - Chris Innis, Bob Murawski ” - Ahobbs_89
 
22.
The King's Speech (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Awards Won:

Best Film
Best Actor - Colin Firth
Best Supporting Actor - Geoffrey Rush
Best Supporting Actress - Helena Bonham Carter
Best Original Screenplay - David Seidler
Best British Film
Best Music - Alexandre Desplat ” - Ahobbs_89