The 20 best Brit flicks...ever!

The best British (and British-made) films from my iTunes library... in no particular order (apart from the first one!)
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1.
Threads (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. (112 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
“ Probably the best (but grimmest) movie ever made. ” - andyh-69
 
2.
Eden Lake (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. (91 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
 
3.
This Is England (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit. (101 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
4.
London to Brighton (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Desperate to evade an angry pimp, a London prostitute and a young girl flee by train to Brighton after an appointment with a powerful client goes violently wrong. (85 mins.)
 
5.
Secrets & Lies (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed. (136 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
6.
The Cement Garden (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus. (105 mins.)
Director: Andrew Birkin
 
7.
Nil by Mouth (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also... (128 mins.)
Director: Gary Oldman
 
8.
10 Rillington Place (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans. (106 mins.)
 
9.
Meantime (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An odd film, primarily looking at how the dole affects the underclass in Britain. Tim Roth stars as Colin... (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
10.
All or Nothing (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In a poor working class London home Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they and their local community are brought together, and they rediscover their love. (128 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
11.
Bent (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay... (105 mins.)
Director: Sean Mathias
 
12.
In the Loop (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries. (106 mins.)
 
13.
Neds (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Mullan
“ Peter Mullan's third feature as a writer and director, after Orphans and The Magdalene Sisters, returns him to the 1970s Glasgow of his youth, although the Trainspotting and My Name is Joe actor stresses that Neds (which stands for 'Non-Educated Delinquents') is 'personal but not autobiographical'.

We meet confident, studious John McGill just as he's about to start secondary school, where he fully expects to continue his so-far glittering academic career. But there are dark clouds on the horizon. His friendship with middle-class Julian shines a light on both his poor background and the dysfunction of his home, where his father is drunk, violent and ineffective, his mother is troubled and repressed and his elder brother is always in trouble with the law. At school, there are one or two good teachers, but most are uninterested and unhelpful in the face of the brutal and territorial gang culture which has spread from local housing estates to the schoolyard. ” - andyh-69
 
14.
Mum & Dad (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds... (84 mins.)
Director: Steven Sheil
 
15.
Scum (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's. (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
16.
Play for Today (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Nuts in May (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them. (75 mins.)
 
17.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
18.
Play for Today (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Abigail's Party (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A TV play based on the Hampstead Theatre production. Beverly has invited her new neighbours, Angela and Tony... (75 mins.)
 
19.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Mullan
“ Shocking! ” - andyh-69
 
20.
Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Yes, it's British. ” - andyh-69