my favorite British films

my fav British films (we don't call them movies in England!)
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1.
Hard Men (1996)
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A Cockney thug becomes a daddy just before he and his two colleagues are supposed to put the screws to some unfortunate deadbeat... (86 mins.)
Director: J.K. Amalou
“ amazing ” - dangermous
 
2.
I.D. (1995)
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Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders... (107 mins.)
Director: Philip Davis
“ This was much better than the later footy films ” - dangermous
 
3.
Captives (1994)
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A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a... (100 mins.)
Director: Angela Pope
“ stunning film. Will never forget it! ” - dangermous
 
4.
The Football Factory (2004)
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An insight on the gritty life of a bored male, Chelsea football hooligan who lives for violence, sex, drugs & alcohol. (91 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
“ jog on son! One of my fav British films ever! ” - dangermous
 
5.
The Liability (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy. (82 mins.)
Director: Craig Viveiros
 
6.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
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A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. (109 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
“ not bad, having the clueless yank in there was a good idea. ” - dangermous
 
7.
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
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A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost. (106 mins.)
“ raw emotion, quirky outstanding performances ” - dangermous
 
8.
Watership Down (1978)
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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Rosen
“ still to this day my favorite cartoon film of all time! ” - dangermous
 
9.
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
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An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of the greatest british actors alive! Every look, movement or word brings the screen alive ” - dangermous
 
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
“ all time classic ” - dangermous
 
11.
28 Days Later... (2002)
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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ to me this really brought a dead genre to life......... along with resident evil made zombies cool again after a long holiday! ” - dangermous
 
12.
Human Traffic (1999)
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Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture. (99 mins.)
Director: Justin Kerrigan
 
13.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
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Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ funniest film i've ever seen... well one of them ” - dangermous
 
14.
Awaydays (2009)
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On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill... (105 mins.)
Director: Pat Holden
 
15.
Trainspotting (1996)
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Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ amazing, cool soundtrack, quirky insight into the lives of a few druggies who were a little more interesting than the average smack head if we're honest! ” - dangermous
 
16.
Creep (2004)
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Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets. (85 mins.)
“ horror at its (almost) best ” - dangermous
 
17.
Scandal (1989)
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government. (115 mins.)
“ hot chicks and good story / performances ” - dangermous
 
18.
Snatch (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ Have to say i was pleasantly surprised brad pulled this off so well. ” - dangermous
 
19.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
“ what can I say, does a film get better than this! ” - dangermous
 
20.
Rob Roy (1995)
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In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite. (139 mins.)
 
21.
Bronson (2008)
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A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson. (92 mins.)
 
22.
Reign of Fire (2002)
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A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet. (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
 
23.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ ok everyone has to like this. the scene where they were pretending to be zombies to walk through the crowd was stupid funny ” - dangermous
 
24.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ get your werewolf going on ” - dangermous
 
25.
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
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Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. (85 mins.)
Director: Steve Box, Nick Park
“ ok dont know if this was the first one but w and g was funny! ” - dangermous
 
26.
Quantum of Solace (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ I chose this one as its the latest but really all the bond films were amazing. They mark rungs on the ladder from growing up. watching the bond film at christmas was as much a part of christmas as santa comming down the chimney! ” - dangermous
 
27.
Eastern Promises (2007)
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A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. (100 mins.)
 
28.
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers. (125 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ not to shabby! ” - dangermous
 
29.
The Italian Job (1969)
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Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
“ com on arry! ” - dangermous
 
30.
The Railway Children (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance. (109 mins.)
Director: Lionel Jeffries
“ .......what i liked it! ” - dangermous
 
31.
Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people. (97 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ this rocked ” - dangermous
 
32.
Ironclad (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. (121 mins.)
“ good to see some heads getting sliced off. Most hollywood sword movies the actors are all too busy playing with each others swords to get the job done!! ” - dangermous
 
33.
The Day of the Triffids (1981 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over. (50 mins.)
“ I was 6, I think my dad let me watch it as i kept quiet whilst it was on and for 20 mins after..... never mind what it did to my imagination! ” - dangermous
 
34.
Hellraiser (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
“ ave it.... ” - dangermous
 
35.
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks. (82 mins.)
Director: Gordon Flemyng
“ classic ” - dangermous
 
36.
Excalibur (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart (140 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ wtf! ” - dangermous
 
37.
Labyrinth (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
“ the bog of eternal stench lol ” - dangermous
 
38.
Zulu (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
“ zulu, zulu, zulu, zulu, zulu, zulu ” - dangermous
 
39.
The Dam Busters (1955)
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective. (124 mins.)
 
40.
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
41.
Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment... (88 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
“ classic ” - dangermous
 
42.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
43.
Stardust (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (127 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
44.
Shopping (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
You've run out of options, no school, no job. Steal a car, smash a shop with a heavy car and reap the proceeds!. This movie is about underground England. The causes, the benefits, and the result of a life of 'crash and carry'. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
 
45.
Charlotte Gray (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France. (121 mins.)
 
46.
Shallow Grave (1994)
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Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash. (89 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
47.
Closure (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
After surviving a gang rape and mugging, a middle aged businesswoman and her 23 year old boyfriend plot to murder their attackers, but find themselves conflicted about carrying out their plans. (80 mins.)
Director: Dan Reed
 
48.
Lifeforce (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace. (116 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
49.
'71 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast. (99 mins.)
Director: Yann Demange
 
50.
The Liability (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy. (82 mins.)
Director: Craig Viveiros
 
51.
We Still Kill the Old Way (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When retired East End villain Charlie Archer is murdered by a feral street gang, his brother Ritchie returns to London from Spain to investigate. (94 mins.)
Director: Sacha Bennett
 
52.
Match Point (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (124 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
53.
The Descent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall