With Arts Council of Great Britain (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Blue (1993)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin, Nigel Terry

Votes: 2,217 | Gross: $1.72M

2. Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1983)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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This documentary is related to an art show directors Wollen and Mulvey organized for London's Whitechapel Gallery, attempting to pair the rather different work of two female creators, painter Frida Kahlo and photographer Tina Modotti.

Directors: Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen | Stars: Miriam Margolyes, Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti, Diego Rivera

Votes: 42

3. Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies (1994)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Director: John Maybury | Stars: Alana, Rupert Everett, Julia Fodo, Mark Lawrence

Votes: 51

4. Vertical Features Remake (1978)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Star: Colin Cantlie

Votes: 631

5. North of Vortex (1991)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama

5.6
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A gay poet heads west from New York City in his convertible. He picks up a muscular sailor who's bisexual; then Jackie, a waitress at a diner, joins them. Jackie is attracted to the poet ... See full summary »

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Stavros Zalmas, Valda Z. Drabla, Howard Napper, Kevin Graal

Votes: 82

6. The Song of the Shirt (1979)

135 min

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Directors: Susan Clayton, Jonathan Curling | Stars: Martha Gibson, Geraldine Pilgrim, Anna McNiff, Liz Myers

7. Europe After the Rain (1978)

88 min | Documentary

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Dada came out of the craziness of World War One. "The birth of Dada was not the beginning of art but of disgust." Surrealism tried to systematize Dada's anarchy into an artistic blend of ... See full summary »

Director: Mick Gold | Stars: Joan Bakewell, Simon Cadell, Dennis Clinton, Ruth Cubbin

Votes: 58

8. A Place in the Sun (1995)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama

5.8
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Ilias, a young man of Athens, meets Panagiotis, a new-comer from Albania and falls in love with him. He pays dearly for the relationship.

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Stavros Zalmas, Panagiotis Tsitsas, Ilias Marmaras, Valentino Hagi

Votes: 55

9. The Black Tower (1987)

23 min | Short

7.9
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A man find A himself haunted by a mysterious black tower that appears to follow him wherever he goes.

Director: John Smith | Stars: John Smith, Anna Hatt

Votes: 170

10. Thriller (1979)

34 min | Short, Mystery

5.8
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What happens after the curtain falls on the death of Mimi, tragic heroine of Puccini's La boh?me? In Thriller, Mimi teams up with the opera's comic heroine Musetta to investigate her own death.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Colette Laffont, Rose English, Tony Gacon, Vincent Meehan

Votes: 115

11. The Case of Marcel Duchamp (1984)

103 min | Drama

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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson come out of retirement to solve a final case concerning the artist Marcel Duchamp.

Director: David Rowan | Stars: Raymond Francis, Juliet Hammond, Harold Innocent, Bernard Kay

12. Ubu (1978)

18 min | Short, Animation

6.8
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Ubu kills the king to take the thrown but doesn't realize the prince will fight back for revenge.

Director: Geoff Dunbar | Star: Bill Mitchell

Votes: 42

13. Chicken Soup (2006)

8 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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Based on a true story by the director's father, Chicken Soup is set late at night in an anonymous airport bar. It is the heart-warming story of Khal, a young Arab, whose need for ... See full summary »

Director: Farah Abushwesha | Stars: Rosie Alvarez, Philip Arditti, Clare Bateman-King, Paul Callahan

Votes: 40

14. Strange Fish (1993)

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Looks at our quest for someone to love and something, or someone, to believe in. The tyranny of couples and groups, the pain of not belonging and the fear of being alone are all laid bare in a series of powerful images.

Director: David Hinton | Stars: Kate Champion, Nigel Charnock, Jordi Cortés, Wendy Houstoun

Votes: 39

15. Sunbeam (1980)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.0
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What's At the Top of a Sunbeam?

Director: Paul Vester

Votes: 47

16. The World of Gilbert & George (1981)

69 min

6.3
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An extraordinary journey into the work of a lively and controversial duo.

Directors: George Passmore, Gilbert Prousch | Stars: George Passmore, Gilbert Prousch

Votes: 19

17. Lautrec (1974)

6 min | Animation, Short

7.5
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Toulouse-Lautrec's sketchbooks are turned into an animated short.

Director: Geoff Dunbar

Votes: 17

18. Thames Film (1987)

66 min | Documentary

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This movie is an experimental documentary following the flow of the Thames out of London to the sea. It has a narration from John Hurt that takes the form of reading old manuscripts, books ... See full summary »

Director: William Raban | Stars: T.S. Eliot, John Hurt

Votes: 22

19. Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt (1982)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Nick May

Votes: 6

20. Birmingham Is What I Think With (1991)

Documentary

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While Wordsworth found his language of bliss and tranquillity in the sublime landscape of the Lake District, Roy Fisher, poet and jazz pianist, finds his in the foundries, industrial canals and back streets of Birmingham.

Director: Tom Pickard | Star: Roy Fisher

21. Schiele in Prison (1980)

50 min

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The film dramatises the imprisonment of Schiele in Neulengbach in 1911, and looks at the authenticity of Schile's prison diary, which was published after his death.

Director: Mick Gold | Stars: Grant Cathro, Edward Petherbridge, Nicholas Selby, David Suchet

Votes: 9

22. Ballad of Reading Gaol (1989)

12 min | Short

5.6
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Director: Richard Kwietniowski | Star: Quentin Crisp

Votes: 14

23. Correction, Please or How We Got Into Pictures (1979)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Noël Burch | Stars: Sue Lloyd, Jeff Rawle, Lea Brodie, Jimmy Gardner

24. The Pantomime Dame (1982)

47 min | Documentary

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What is so enduringly funny about a Pantomime Dame and why? The enduring popularity of the Pantomime Dame is explored through the ages and examined as a parody of female behavior. ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Wood | Stars: Victoria Wood, Arthur Askey, Duggie Byng, Billy Dainty

25. How Does It Feel? (1976)

60 min | Documentary

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How do we relate to and make use of our physical senses? This film examines the mechanics of perception and the still mysterious way in which the brain makes meaning of it all. Includes ... See full summary »

Director: Mick Csaky | Stars: R.D. Laing, Richard L. Gregory, Elkie Brooks, Nadine Scott

26. Shadows from Light (1983)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: Stephen Dwoskin | Stars: Bill Brandt, Kathie Conn, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Didi Hopkins

Votes: 11

27. News from Nowhere (1978)

53 min | Drama

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Biography of William Morris (1834-1896), regarded as a pioneer of Socialist thought and a founder of the ecological movement.

Director: Alister Hallum | Stars: Timothy West, Kika Markham, John Cater, John Swift

28. London Underground (1992)

53 min | Documentary, Music

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LONDON UNDERGROUND was a documentary feature film produced to promote a series of albums for the German market also called London Underground. Producer David Wilkinson, director Matt Lipsey... See full summary »

Director: Matt Lipsey | Stars: Barry Andrews, Marvin Black, Fraser Clarke, Rick Davey

29. Gargantuan (1992)

1 min | Short

6.3
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Director: John Smith

Votes: 79

30. Slow Glass (1991)

40 min | Short

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Director: John Smith | Star: Ian Bourn

Votes: 21

31. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1983)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Murray Grigor | Stars: Anne Baxter, Frank Lloyd Wright

Votes: 10

32. Ezra Pound: American Odyssey (1985)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Lawrence Pitkethly | Stars: Paul Hecht, Ezra Pound, Yves Rouquette, Sam Tsoutsouvas

33. The Darker Side of Black (1994)

55 min | Documentary

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An exploration of the homophobia expressed by reggae and rap artists againts gays and lesbians. Inludes interviews with rappers Shabba Ranks and Buju Banton, who cite religious reasons for their particular brand of homophobia.

Director: Isaac Julien

Votes: 17

34. Alan Bush: A Life (1983)

64 min | Documentary

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Profile of the composer and conductor Alan Dudley Bush who was born on 22nd December 1900 in London, England

Director: Anna Ambrose | Stars: Alan Bush, Nancy Bush, Ian Carson, Joan Horrocks

35. Serpent River (1989)

32 min | Short

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Director: Sandra Lahire | Stars: Rosalie Bertell, Diane Guillemette

36. Mark Gertler: Fragments of a Biography (1981)

51 min

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Director: Phil Mulloy | Stars: Antony Sher, Suzanne Burden, David Gant, Janet Henfrey

Votes: 12

37. Give Us This Day (1982)

67 min

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Director: Phil Mulloy | Stars: Bruce Alexander, Andrew Boxer, Kate Crutchley, John Dicks

38. Taboo of Dirt (1988)

Animation, Short

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Animation. A series of metamorphosing images criticise a society in which dulled minds feed on tabloid scandal. Focuses on the 'shapeless workers fuelling the fires with the bodies of their... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Pick

39. T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven (1981 Music Video)

8 min | Music

4.9
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Experimental film of the group 'Throbbing Gristle' in concert.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Genesis P-Orridge

Votes: 308

40. Trojans (1990)

33 min | Short, Biography

4.3
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A brief look at the life of the Greek poet Constantine Cavafy.

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Alexis Bistikas, Rupert Cole, Harry Donnison, Cyril Epstein

Votes: 11

41. Jack B. Yeats: Associated Memories 1871-1957 (1981)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Bosco Hogan, Sebastian Shaw

42. You Be Mother (1990)

6 min | Short

7.2
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Director: Sarah Pucill

Votes: 11

43. Artists Must Live (1953 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

5.0
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Director: John Read | Stars: Reg Butler, Clifford Ellis, Patrick Heron, Ivor Hitchens

Votes: 6

44. Ballet Black (1986)

83 min | Documentary

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Documentary about the Ballets Nègres, the pioneering Black British dance troupe, founded in London in 1946.

Director: Stephen Dwoskin | Stars: Ben Johnson, Astley Harvey, Pamela Johnson, Johnny Kwango

45. The Art of Claude Lorrain (1970)

25 min | Short

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Director: Dudley Shaw Ashton | Star: Anthony Blunt

46. Hokusai: An Animated Sketchbook (1978)

6 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Director: Tony White | Stars: Michael Bates, Erik Chitty

Votes: 17

47. Steel 'n' Skin (1979)

36 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Peter Blackman, founder of Steel 'n' Skin, talks about this pan-African group, which takes African culture to British schools. The film follows the group during a ten day workshop in Liverpool.

Director: Steve Shaw | Stars: Mercy Ahadzi, Peter Blackman, Fimba Bravo, George Dzikunu

Votes: 6

48. Carved in Ivory (1976)

30 min | Short, Family

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Director: Michael Gill | Star: Kenneth Clark

49. Tom Phillips (1977)

50 min

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Director: David Rowan | Star: Tom Phillips

50. Punch & Judy: Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy (1981)

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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An unusual documentary from the Brothers Quay and Keith Griffiths about the history of the Punch and Judy puppet show.

Directors: Keith Griffiths, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Larry Sider | Star: Joe Melia

Votes: 15


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