Quaint[ish] British[-like] Comedy Films

These films aren't going to be side-splitting for everyone, but they're fun [mostly subtle humor], and with just a dose of drama that weaves a great narrative as well; they're not all British [most are], but essentially in that vein...pour a cup of hot tea, a good pint, or two fingers of your favorite spirit, and enjoy!

[focus is on post 1980- films; top ten are generally my faves in no particular order, the rest are in no particular order at this time]

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1.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. (91 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
2.
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
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Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet. (94 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
“ Bill Murray making audiences smile and laugh look so easy...

Quite possibly one of the funniest films of all time, at least according to me...yes, 'I'm unanimous on that'! ” - L P
 
3.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
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Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
4.
The Full Monty (1997)
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Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
 
5.
Notting Hill (1999)
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The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. (124 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
6.
Love Actually (2003)
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Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
7.
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
“ Nobody on film has a better sense of humor about zombies [or zombie films] than Pegg and Wright...

Other than perhaps 'Fido', could a zombie film be more quaint? ” - L P
 
8.
Calendar Girls (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation. (108 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
9.
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that. (99 mins.)
 
10.
Saving Grace (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind. (93 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
“ Not the first, but likely one of the best of this list/genre...

Just never gets old! ” - L P
 
11.
Belle Epoque (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them. (109 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
 
12.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
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Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. (92 mins.)
Director: Bharat Nalluri
 
13.
Groundhog Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Well this is wierd...like dejavu, I feel I might have seen this before?

Hands down, one of the 'Best of Comedic Murray'... ” - L P
 
14.
Kinky Boots (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. (107 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
15.
Shall We Dance? (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. (136 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
 
16.
Death at a Funeral (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ Don't be fooled by the Hollywood remake...after a mostly dramatic opening third or so, the original is riotously funny! ” - L P
 
17.
The Van (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper'... (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
18.
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum. (83 mins.)
“ In the vein of 'Groundhog Day' and 'Hitchhiker's Guide' with a dash of 'Shaun of the Dead' by taking place largely within the confines of a pub...it begs to be viewed with a good pint and crisps. ” - L P
 
19.
Restless Natives (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two Scottish friends become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour buses with novelty items. (89 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
20.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. (113 mins.)
Director: Audrey Wells
 
21.
Mostly Martha (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood. (109 mins.)
 
22.
Pirate Radio (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
23.
Hard Times (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but... (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Reeve
“ Recently viewed & enjoyed; very much in the vein of 'Waking Ned Devine', 'The Van', 'Saving Grace', 'Full Monty', 'Swimsuit Issue', 'Everlasting Piece' & 'American Women'... ” - L P
 
24.
The Closer You Get (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21... (93 mins.)
Director: Aileen Ritchie
 
25.
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Colm is a Catholic and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies... (103 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
26.
Brassed Off (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
27.
Local Hero (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected. (111 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
28.
Still Crazy (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending... (95 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
29.
The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A bunch of aging athletes decide to form the first Swedish all male synchronized swimming team. (100 mins.)
Director: Måns Herngren
“ The Swedish swimmers 'Full Monty', 'Commitments', or 'Calendar Girls'... ” - L P
 
30.
The Angels' Share (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
31.
Bridesmaids (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
 
32.
Leap Year (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it. (100 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
 
33.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (108 mins.)
 
34.
Withnail & I (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
35.
A Few Best Men (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A groom and his three best men travel to the Australian outback for a wedding. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
 
36.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A married soldier returning from WW2 poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor. (102 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
“ This pushes the 'comedy' angle a bit by being included here, but it still feels like it fits in... ” - L P
 
37.
Chocolat (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. (121 mins.)
 
38.
Billy Elliot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
39.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
40.
The Match (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two Scottish pub football teams play each other in order to resolve a century-old grudge, with the prize for the winning team being the other team's pub. (95 mins.)
Director: Mick Davis
 
41.
Blackball (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A rebellious young British bowls player teams with another older and more traditional player to take on the Australian bowls team. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Smith
 
42.
The Decoy Bride (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent. (89 mins.)
Director: Sheree Folkson
 
43.
Magicians (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A pair of rivaling stage magicians are forced to confront their falling out over a guillotine mishap when they compete in a magic competition. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew O'Connor
 
44.
Romantics Anonymous (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René... (80 mins.)
 
45.
The Commitments (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
46.
The Holiday (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. (138 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
47.
Hear My Song (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
48.
Greenfingers (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story. (91 mins.)
Director: Joel Hershman
 
49.
The Dish (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing. (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Sitch
 
50.
Two Men Went to War (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own. (109 mins.)
Director: John Henderson
 
51.
The Big Tease (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Flamboyant Glasgow hairdresser, Crawford Mackinzie, gets a letter from the World Hairdresser International... (86 mins.)
Director: Kevin Allen
 
52.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. (107 mins.)
 
53.
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village. (104 mins.)
Director: Charles Dance
 
54.
Keeping Mum (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good. (99 mins.)
Director: Niall Johnson
 
55.
Gregory's Girl (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection. (91 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
56.
Must Love Dogs (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A forty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results. (98 mins.)
 
57.
Comfort and Joy (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor... (106 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
58.
All the Queen's Men (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war. (99 mins.)
 
59.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters...
 
60.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." (109 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
 
61.
The Impostors (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci... (101 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tucci
 
62.
The Baker (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A hit man has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village. (86 mins.)
Director: Gareth Lewis
 
63.
Nuns on the Run (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Brian and Charlie (B & C) work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed... (89 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
64.
The Ramen Girl (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master. (102 mins.)
 
65.
Sideways (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
66.
Love Serenade (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station... (101 mins.)
Director: Shirley Barrett
 
67.
Love's Kitchen (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife... (93 mins.)
Director: James Hacking
 
68.
The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A farce, Hoskins plays a photographer who specializes in religious pictures who searches for a model for Jesus... (89 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewin
 
69.
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
 
70.
Very Annie Mary (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After her father suffers a stroke, his daughter is forced to take care of him. (104 mins.)
Director: Sara Sugarman
 
71.
Little Voice (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
72.
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s. (95 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
73.
Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Kevin and Perry are two 15-year-old boys whose desperation to lose their virginity is so great that it inspires a sort of awe... (82 mins.)
Director: Ed Bye
 
74.
Mystics (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A dark comedy about two old-time con-men who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead. (90 mins.)
Director: David Blair
 
75.
Danny Deckchair (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons. (100 mins.)
Director: Jeff Balsmeyer
 
76.
A Private Function (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In post-war Britain, food rationing continues, leading a married couple to become involved in the flourishing bacon black market. (92 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Mowbray
 
77.
Caddyshack (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
78.
Coming Up Roses (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The last cinema in a small town in South Wales closes. This means for the projectionist Trevor and ice cream vendor Mona that they are out of job... (93 mins.)
Director: Stephen Bayly
 
79.
The Land Girls (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever. (111 mins.)
Director: David Leland
 
80.
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family. (122 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
81.
The Guard (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. (96 mins.)
 
82.
No Surrender (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A scheduling mixup means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Smith
 
83.
Happy Ever Afters (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel. (101 mins.)
Director: Stephen Burke
 
84.
Millions (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of. (98 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
85.
Undertaking Betty (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together. (94 mins.)
Director: Nick Hurran
 
86.
Another Year (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends. (129 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
87.
Janice Beard (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(81 mins.)
Director: Clare Kilner
 
88.
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After her husband's death, woman starts looking for independence. (106 mins.)
Director: Ian Sharp
 
89.
Cake (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A travel writer (Graham) who begrudgingly assumes control of her father's wedding magazine finds the new experience might just change her take on love. (94 mins.)
Director: Nisha Ganatra
 
90.
Two If by Sea (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job... (96 mins.)
Director: Bill Bennett
 
91.
How About You... (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
HOW ABOUT YOU tells the story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister... (87 mins.)
Director: Anthony Byrne
 
92.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (124 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
93.
Blow Dry (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In 2000, a small town hosts The British Hairdressing Championship, where a former 2-time winner, his son, his run-away wife and his runaway wife's lady lover reside (not all on speaking terms). (94 mins.)
 
94.
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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.)
 
95.
Julie & Julia (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. (118 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
96.
The Big Year (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition. (100 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
 
97.
Serendipity (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
98.
Bottle Shock (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris". (110 mins.)
Director: Randall Miller
 
99.
I'll Be There (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair. (105 mins.)
Director: Craig Ferguson
 
100.
Hysteria (2011)
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The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science. (100 mins.)
Director: Tanya Wexler