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1.
Naked (1993)
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Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life. (126 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
2.
The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
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James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War. (107 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
3.
Kill List (2011)
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Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
4.
Brazil (1985)
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A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
5.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
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An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
6.
Hunger (2008)
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Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. (96 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
7.
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
 
8.
Billy Elliot (2000)
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A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
9.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
10.
Mona Lisa (1986)
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George has just been released from prison, and manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. Initially they don't get on; he doesn't fit in with the high class customers Simone services. Will they ever get on? (104 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
Local Hero (1983)
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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
 
13.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husbands restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
14.
Withnail & I (1987)
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London, 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp... (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
15.
The Angels' Share (2012)
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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
 
16.
Looks and Smiles (1981)
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Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield... (104 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
17.
Meantime (1984 TV Movie)
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An odd film, primarily looking at how the dole affects the underclass in Britain. Tim Roth stars as Colin... (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
18.
Hidden Agenda (1990)
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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend... (108 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
19.
Four Days in July (1984 TV Movie)
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A catholic and a protestant couple in Northern Ireland have amazing parallels in their lives, despite being either side of the divide. (96 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
20.
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
21.
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
 
22.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
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Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places... (114 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
23.
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
 
24.
Revolution (1985)
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New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son... (126 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
25.
Absolute Beginners (1986)
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A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer... (108 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
26.
The Mission (1986)
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18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (125 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
27.
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
 
28.
Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)
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Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend... (76 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
29.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Firm (1989)
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This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988...
 
30.
Wish You Were Here (1987)
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In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister... (88 mins.)
Director: David Leland
 
31.
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
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Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos... (101 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
32.
Brassed Off (1996)
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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
 
33.
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
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Mr. Neville, a cocksure young artist is contracted by Mrs. Herbert, the wife of a wealthy landowner... (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
34.
Dealers (1989)
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The London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after the loss of $100 million... (87 mins.)
Director: Colin Bucksey