The Best of British

Some classic British films (in no particular order)
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1.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view. (116 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
2.
Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)
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Catholic nuns risk their lives to help Jewish children in an Italian internment camp escape to Palestine during World War II. (113 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
3.
Green for Danger (1947)
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After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate. (91 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
 
4.
The League of Gentlemen (1960)
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A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision. (116 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
5.
Make Mine Mink (1960)
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Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats... (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Asher
 
6.
Black Narcissus (1947)
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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. (100 mins.)
 
7.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship. (119 mins.)
 
8.
Sink the Bismarck! (1960)
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
9.
The Browning Version (1951)
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Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband. (90 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
10.
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
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When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion. (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
11.
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
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A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. (143 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
12.
Genevieve (1953)
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It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse... (86 mins.)
Director: Henry Cornelius
 
13.
A Town Like Alice (1956)
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war. (117 mins.)
Director: Jack Lee
 
14.
Went the Day Well? (1942)
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. (92 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
 
15.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
16.
Great Expectations (1946)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
17.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
18.
A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose. (117 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
19.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades. (114 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
20.
Tiger Bay (1959)
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A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation. (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
21.
The Wind Cannot Read (1958)
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During WW2, a British officer stationed in Asia is recruited by Army Intelligence, is tasked with learning Japanese to interrogate Japanese POWs and he falls in-love with his pretty Japanese teacher. (115 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
Tunes of Glory (1960)
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Major Jock Sinclair has been in this Highland regiment since he joined as a boy piper. During the Second World War... (107 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
24.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
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During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
25.
Blonde Sinner (1956)
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A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her... (99 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
26.
The Nanny (1965)
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There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10 year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat? (91 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
27.
The Servant (1963)
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The aristocratic Tony moves to London and hires the servant Hugo Barrett for all services at home. Barrett seems to be a loyal and competent employee... (116 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
28.
The Good Die Young (1954)
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Three good men - a broken boxer, an American veteran trying to win back his mother-dominated wife, and... (100 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
29.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. (86 mins.)
 
30.
The Entertainer (1960)
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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business. (96 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson