With Channel Four Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 679,787 | Gross: $16.50M

2. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 145 min | Drama

8.1
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80 Metascore

Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Sam Berry

Votes: 105,118 | Gross: $2.18M

3. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

Votes: 217,231 | Gross: $30.65M

4. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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81 Metascore

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

Votes: 152,031 | Gross: $52.70M

5. Naked (1993)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

An unemployed Mancunian vents his rage on unsuspecting strangers as he embarks on a nocturnal London odyssey.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell

Votes: 39,314 | Gross: $1.77M

6. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox

Votes: 99,028 | Gross: $30.08M

7. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 90,874 | Gross: $3.31M

8. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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90 Metascore

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 55,540 | Gross: $62.55M

9. Damage (1992)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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71 Metascore

A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves

Votes: 18,381 | Gross: $7.53M

10. The Full Monty (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Wim Snape

Votes: 106,261 | Gross: $45.95M

11. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 90,145 | Gross: $6.20M

12. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 70,283 | Gross: $0.15M

13. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.0
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Two female friends become sexual rivals at maturity.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Sarita Choudhury, Indira Varma, Ramon Tikaram

Votes: 10,713 | Gross: $4.11M

14. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 35,792 | Gross: $1.05M

15. Shallow Grave (1994)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott

Votes: 61,250 | Gross: $2.88M

16. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

Following the death of her adoptive parents, a successful young black optometrist establishes contact with her biological mother -- a lonely white factory worker living in poverty in East London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

Votes: 43,268 | Gross: $13.42M

17. The War Zone (1999)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.

Director: Tim Roth | Stars: Ray Winstone, Annabelle Apsion, Kate Ashfield, Lara Belmont

Votes: 10,385 | Gross: $0.25M

18. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

Votes: 18,279

19. Night on Earth (1991)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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68 Metascore

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott

Votes: 60,458 | Gross: $2.02M

20. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Nigel Pivaro

Votes: 37,363 | Gross: $1.13M

21. Death to Smoochy (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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38 Metascore

A kids' show host, Rainbow Randolph, is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, A.K.A. Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the business of kids' television isn't all child's play.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito

Votes: 40,545 | Gross: $8.36M

22. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Votes: 16,017 | Gross: $2.45M

23. Mississippi Masala (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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78 Metascore

An ethnic Indian family is expelled from Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972 and lives in Mississippi 17 years later. The dad sues Uganda to get his property back. The grown daughter falls in love with a Black man.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore

Votes: 5,406 | Gross: $7.31M

24. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Votes: 21,670 | Gross: $6.20M

25. Death and the Maiden (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova

Votes: 24,917 | Gross: $2.10M

26. Beautiful Thing (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Jamie is a shy teenager, often bullied at school. His neighbour Ste has a rough time at home, being beaten by his father and brother. This issues bring them together and they find that what they feel for each other is more than friendship.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson

Votes: 24,300 | Gross: $1.50M

27. Safe (1995)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess

Votes: 15,082 | Gross: $0.51M

28. Holy Smoke (1999)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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57 Metascore

Ruth's been brainwashed by a guru in Delhi, India. Her parents in Sydney hire a specialist in reversing this. Ruth is tricked to return to Australia and is isolated in an outback cabin with the specialist. It gets messy.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Julie Hamilton, Sophie Lee

Votes: 14,944 | Gross: $1.76M

29. Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Gerard McSorley, Catherine McCormack

Votes: 3,793 | Gross: $2.29M

30. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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89 Metascore

When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 16,831 | Gross: $15.24M

31. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.3
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35 Metascore

Upon being fired, a desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss. Two angels are sent to Earth to check if love is possible in this case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 35,711 | Gross: $4.27M

32. Mi vida loca (1993)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Devine

Votes: 2,199 | Gross: $3.27M

33. Fever Pitch (1997)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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55 Metascore

A sports fan's romantic courtship clashes with his obsession with his favorite football team.

Director: David Evans | Stars: Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Luke Aikman, Bea Guard

Votes: 11,052 | Gross: $0.01M

34. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.6
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57 Metascore

A red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 33,117 | Gross: $9.47M

35. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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70 Metascore

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard

Votes: 9,589 | Gross: $1.57M

36. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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79 Metascore

Janet Frame was a brilliant child who, as a teen, was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia. Explore Janet's discovery of the world and her life in Europe as her books are published to acclaim.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 7,864 | Gross: $1.05M

37. Brassed Off (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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60 Metascore

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 19,889 | Gross: $2.56M

38. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.5
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64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 13,087 | Gross: $2.29M

39. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Realistic story of working-class Yorkshire life, alternately serious and light-hearted, as two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes, George Costigan, Lesley Sharp

Votes: 4,158 | Gross: $0.12M

40. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 15,049 | Gross: $5.10M

41. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 8,326 | Gross: $0.37M

42. East Is East (1999)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 19,279 | Gross: $4.17M

43. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

A shop assistant, her cook husband, and their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 10,388 | Gross: $1.52M

44. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 12,860

45. Amateur (1994)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

An amnesiac wakes up on an NYC alley. He meets Isabelle, an ex nun now erotic writer, at a diner and follows her home. She helps him find his identity. Then there's Sofia, the porn star.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn, Damian Young

Votes: 6,315 | Gross: $0.86M

46. The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Julia Ormond, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone, Jonathan Lacey

Votes: 4,538

47. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Octavio Calderon

Votes: 19,326 | Gross: $7.00M

48. Hail Mary (1985)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

6.4
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A college student gets pregnant without having intercourse, affecting people close and unrelated to her in different ways.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste, Manon Andersen

Votes: 3,366

49. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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78 Metascore

Young Krishna struggles to survive among the drug dealers, pimps, and prostitutes in the back alleys and gutters of India.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Anjaan, Amrit Patel, Murari Sharma

Votes: 9,465 | Gross: $2.08M

50. Hilary and Jackie (1998)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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78 Metascore

The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey

Votes: 10,306 | Gross: $4.87M


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