Five-Minute Films (1975– )

TV Series  |   |  Short
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 61 users  
Reviews: write review | 1 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 79 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
 
a list of 524 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Five-Minute Films (1975– )

Five-Minute Films (1975– ) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Five-Minute Films.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown  
1982  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a lower-class white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin
Mr. Turner (2014)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner
The Short & Curlies (TV Short 1988)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. The story is told as a series of very short vignettes between ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Alison Steadman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Thewlis
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason
High Hopes (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Philip Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré
Four Days in July (TV Movie 1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A catholic and a protestant couple in Northern Ireland have amazing parallels in their lives, despite being either side of the divide.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Brid Brennan, Des McAleer, Paula Hamilton
Meantime (TV Movie 1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An odd film, primarily looking at how the dole affects the underclass in Britain. Tim Roth stars as Colin, a slow and possibly intellectually disabled man living with his parents and ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Marion Bailey, Tim Roth, Phil Daniels
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen
Career Girls (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers
Peterloo (2018)
Drama | History

A drama based on events surrounding the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces fired on a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.

Director: Mike Leigh
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Rachel Davies ...
 The Hostess (1 episode, 1982)
Margaret Heery ...
 Mrs. White (1 episode, 1982)
Richard Ireson ...
 Father (1 episode, 1982)
Herbert Norville ...
 Arbley (1 episode, 1982)
Tim Stern ...
 Brian (1 episode, 1982)
Billy Colvill ...
 Sid (1 episode, 1982)
...
 The Window Cleaner (1 episode, 1982)
...
 The Teacher (1 episode, 1982)
Robert Putt ...
 Terry (1 episode, 1982)
Celia Quicke ...
 Mother (1 episode, 1982)
Anthony Carrick ...
 Mr. Davies (1 episode, 1982)
Alan Gaunt ...
 The Talker (1 episode, 1982)
Julie North ...
 The Newly-Wed (1 episode, 1982)
David Casey ...
 The Listener (1 episode, 1982)
Theresa Watson ...
 The Secretary (1 episode, 1982)
Lally Percy ...
 Victoria (1 episode, 1982)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1975 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although these were made in 1975, they were not broadcast until 1982. Mike Leigh had originally intended to make around 50 of these five-minute stories, but only these five pilots ended up getting made. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where to find a copy of the Five Minute Films eatfoeslikepacman
Discuss Five-Minute Films (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?