BAFTA Best Filmby Alena Mishkur | created - 05 Dec 2011 | updated - 17 Feb 2012 | Public
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1. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 207,838 | Gross: $44.67M
2012 BAFTA Awards
2. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 559,521 | Gross: $138.80M
2011 BAFTA Awards
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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.
Votes: 369,870 | Gross: $17.02M
2010 BAFTA Awards
4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
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?"
Votes: 707,127 | Gross: $141.32M
2009 BAFTA Awards
5. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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.
Votes: 214,385 | Gross: $50.93M
2008 BAFTA Awards
6. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 93,628 | Gross: $56.44M
2007 BAFTA Awards
7. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
Votes: 283,636 | Gross: $83.04M
2006 BAFTA Awards
8. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 291,233 | Gross: $102.61M
2005 BAFTA Awards
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,377,746 | Gross: $377.85M
2004 BAFTA Awards
10. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 583,036 | Gross: $32.57M
2003 BAFTA Awards
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,397,212 | Gross: $315.54M
2002 BAFTA Awards
12. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,118,669 | Gross: $187.71M
2001 BAFTA Awards
13. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 929,369 | Gross: $130.10M
2000 BAFTA Awards
14. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 191,637 | Gross: $100.32M
1999 BAFTA Awards
15. The Full Monty (1997)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.
Votes: 88,648 | Gross: $45.95M
1998 BAFTA Awards
16. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 156,950 | Gross: $78.65M
1997 BAFTA Awards
17. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 86,540 | Gross: $43.18M
1996 BAFTA Awards
18. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.
Votes: 118,585 | Gross: $52.70M
1995 BAFTA Awards
19. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 994,545 | Gross: $96.07M
1994 BAFTA Awards
20. Howards End (1992)
PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.
Votes: 23,860 | Gross: $25.97M
1993 BAFTA Awards
21. The Commitments (1991)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.
Votes: 28,407 | Gross: $14.92M
1992 BAFTA Awards
22. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 832,230 | Gross: $46.84M
1991 BAFTA Awards
23. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 324,956 | Gross: $95.86M
1990 BAFTA Awards
24. The Last Emperor (1987)
PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Votes: 78,991 | Gross: $43.98M
1989 BAFTA Awards
25. Jean de Florette (1986)
PG | 120 min | Drama
A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.
Votes: 21,354 | Gross: $4.94M
1988 BAFTA Awards
26. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »
Votes: 33,348 | Gross: $20.97M
1987 BAFTA Awards
27. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
Votes: 40,727 | Gross: $10.63M
1986 BAFTA Awards
28. The Killing Fields (1984)
R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
Votes: 45,460 | Gross: $34.70M
1985 BAFTA Awards
29. Educating Rita (1983)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny. She joins the literature course in an ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,583 | Gross: $14.65M
1984 BAFTA Awards
30. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 194,837 | Gross: $52.77M
1983 BAFTA Awards
31. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 45,832 | Gross: $58.97M
1982 BAFTA Awards
32. The Elephant Man (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
1981 BAFTA Awards
33. Manhattan (1979)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Votes: 115,887 | Gross: $45.70M
1980 BAFTA Awards
34. Julia (1977)
PG | 117 min | Drama
At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
1979 BAFTA Awards
35. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
Votes: 223,370 | Gross: $39.20M
1978 BAFTA Awards
36. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 769,753 | Gross: $112.00M
1977 BAFTA Awards
37. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Votes: 17,356 | Gross: $17.60M
1976 BAFTA Awards
38. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1944, an 18-year old boy from small-town France, collaborates with the Nazi-regime and subsequently falls in love with a Jewish girl.
1975 BAFTA Awards
39. Day for Night (1973)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Votes: 16,460 | Gross: $0.02M
1974 BAFTA Awards
40. Cabaret (1972)
PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
Votes: 40,632 | Gross: $42.77M
1973 BAFTA Awards
41. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
R | 110 min | Drama
Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »
1972 BAFTA Awards
42. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Two Western bank and train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
Votes: 173,494 | Gross: $102.31M
1971 BAFTA Awards
43. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.
Votes: 84,679 | Gross: $44.79M
1970 BAFTA Awards
44. The Graduate (1967)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Votes: 227,384 | Gross: $104.95M
1969 BAFTA Awards
45. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.
Votes: 26,175 | Gross: $28.35M
1968 BAFTA Awards
46. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Not Rated | 131 min | Drama
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
1967 BAFTA Awards
47. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Votes: 74,781 | Gross: $72.00M
1966 BAFTA Awards
PG | 95 min | Comedy, War
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 387,344 | Gross: $0.28M
1965 BAFTA Awards
49. Tom Jones (1963)
Not Rated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.
Votes: 9,487 | Gross: $37.60M
1964 BAFTA Awards
50. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 221,975 | Gross: $44.82M
1963 BAFTA Awards
51. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War
Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.
1962 BAFTA Awards
52. The Hustler (1961)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.
1962 BAFTA Awards
53. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 129,124 | Gross: $18.60M
1961 BAFTA Awards
54. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 186,100 | Gross: $74.70M
1960 BAFTA Awards
55. Room at the Top (1959)
115 min | Drama, Romance
An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.
1959 BAFTA Awards
56. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 171,722 | Gross: $44.91M
1958 BAFTA Awards
57. Gervaise (1956)
116 min | Drama
Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working ... See full summary »
1957 BAFTA Awards
58. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
1956 BAFTA Awards
59. The Wages of Fear (1953)
Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
1955 BAFTA Awards
60. Forbidden Games (1952)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War
A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.
Votes: 9,346 | Gross: $0.01M
1954 BAFTA Awards
61. The Sound Barrier (1952)
Approved | 109 min | Drama, Romance, War
Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.
1953 BAFTA Awards
62. La ronde (1950)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Vignettes revolving around a circle of interconnected love.
1952 BAFTA Awards
63. All About Eve (1950)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 97,658 | Gross: $0.01M
1951 BAFTA Awards
64. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.
Votes: 113,311 | Gross: $0.33M
1950 BAFTA Awards
65. Hamlet (1948)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.
1949 BAFTA Awards
66. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Votes: 48,089 | Gross: $23.65M
1948 BAFTA Awards