Greatest Brit flicks

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1.
Kes (1969)
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A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
2.
Quadrophenia (1979)
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Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding, and drugs only to be disappointed. (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
3.
24 Hour Party People (2002)
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In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world. (117 mins.)
 
4.
The Damned United (2009)
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The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United. (98 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
5.
Dancin' Thru the Dark (1990)
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Linda's out on her hen night, her fiance is out on his stag night. Linda is having major doubts about getting married... (95 mins.)
Director: Mike Ockrent
 
6.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)
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Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
7.
SoulBoy (2010)
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A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene. (80 mins.)
Director: Shimmy Marcus
 
8.
Withnail & I (1987)
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At the end of the 1960's, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
9.
High Hopes (1988)
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Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful... (108 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
10.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
11.
Straw Dogs (1971)
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A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. (113 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
12.
Whisky Galore (1949)
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship. (80 mins.)
 
13.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
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Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer. (206 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
14.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
 
15.
Angela's Ashes (1999)
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Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences... (145 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
16.
Scum (1979)
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An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's. (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
17.
That'll Be the Day (1973)
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Abandoned by his father at an early age, Jim MacLaine seems to have inherited the old man's restlessness... (91 mins.)
Director: Claude Whatham
 
18.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
19.
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
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Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids... (106 mins.)
Director: John Hay
 
20.
Snatch (2000)
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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
21.
10 Rillington Place (1971)
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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.)
 
22.
To Hell with Hitler (1940)
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Shortly after the start of World War II, a ukelele player (George) takes the wrong boat and finds himself in (still uninvaded) Norway... (82 mins.)
Director: Marcel Varnel
 
23.
The Bulldog Breed (1960)
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When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Asher
 
24.
Ring of Bright Water (1969)
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Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers)... (107 mins.)
Director: Jack Couffer
 
25.
Wee Geordie (1955)
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Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt... (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
26.
Bloody Kids (1980 TV Movie)
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The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo... (91 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
27.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
28.
McVicar (1980)
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'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. He graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No... (112 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
 
29.
The Acid House (1998)
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Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
30.
Get Carter (1971)
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When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
31.
Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
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Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can... (94 mins.)
Director: Chris Bernard
 
32.
Party Party (1983)
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Its New Years Eve and Larry is having a party at his parents house. - only his parents don't know as they are out at the social club party... (100 mins.)
Director: Terry Winsor
 
33.
Carry on Screaming! (1966)
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The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores... (97 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
 
34.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
35.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
 
36.
That Riviera Touch (1966)
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It's a great film and you could write a thesis about why two working class lads from the North of England share the money - Eric wins it, Ernie takes it - but that's showbusiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Cliff Owen
 
37.
Carry on Camping (1969)
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Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday... (88 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
 
38.
Going Off Big Time (2000)
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After surviving prison, a man has to forge a career in the crime world. (86 mins.)
Director: Jim Doyle
 
39.
This Is England (2006)
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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
 
40.
Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973)
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Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood... (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Sykes