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: 657,946 | Gross: $16.50M

2. 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: 146,006 | Gross: $52.70M

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: 212,744 | Gross: $30.65M

4. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 145 min | Drama

8.1
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78 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: 99,661 | Gross: $2.18M

5. Naked (1993)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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84 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: 37,205 | Gross: $1.77M

6. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 53,681 | Gross: $62.55M

7. 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: 96,088 | Gross: $30.08M

8. 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: 87,285 | Gross: $6.20M

9. 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: 102,897 | Gross: $45.95M

10. Damage (1992)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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: 17,463 | Gross: $7.53M

11. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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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: 34,869 | Gross: $1.05M

12. 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, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 36,115 | Gross: $1.13M

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: 10,403 | Gross: $4.11M

14. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, 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: 68,729 | Gross: $0.15M

15. 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: 17,164

16. 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: 59,231 | Gross: $2.88M

17. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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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: 20,371 | Gross: $6.20M

18. 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: 58,170 | Gross: $2.02M

19. 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: 41,421 | Gross: $13.42M

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

R | 116 min | Action, 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: 88,683 | Gross: $3.31M

21. Holy Smoke (1999)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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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: 14,451 | Gross: $1.76M

22. Safe (1995)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 14,396 | Gross: $0.51M

23. Alice (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

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

Votes: 12,274

24. 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, aka 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: 39,773 | Gross: $8.36M

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: 23,980 | Gross: $2.10M

26. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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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: 35,137 | Gross: $4.27M

27. 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: 15,376 | Gross: $2.45M

28. 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: 16,248 | Gross: $15.24M

29. 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: 10,105 | Gross: $0.25M

30. 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: 14,770 | Gross: $5.10M

31. 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: 32,544 | Gross: $9.47M

32. Simple Men (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Robert John Burke, Bill Sage, Martin Donovan, Karen Sillas

Votes: 4,286 | Gross: $0.14M

33. 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: 18,917 | Gross: $4.17M

34. Sister My Sister (1994)

R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.

Director: Nancy Meckler | Stars: Julie Walters, Joely Richardson, Jodhi May, Sophie Thursfield

Votes: 3,308 | Gross: $0.22M

35. The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

7.0
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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: 4,365

36. Brassed Off (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 19,368 | Gross: $2.56M

37. 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: 9,427 | Gross: $1.57M

38. Bent (1997)

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

7.2
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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: 8,082 | Gross: $0.37M

39. Walking and Talking (1996)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Amy Braverman, Miranda Rhyne

Votes: 3,411 | Gross: $1.28M

40. 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: 10,701 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Sankofa (1993)

125 min | Drama

6.9
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93 Metascore

A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and ... See full summary »

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah, Nick Medley

Votes: 595 | Gross: $2.69M

42. 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: 23,578 | Gross: $1.50M

43. Mi vida loca (1993)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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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: 2,110 | Gross: $3.27M

44. Hail Mary (1985)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 3,244

45. Mississippi Masala (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 5,055 | Gross: $7.31M

46. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 12,821 | Gross: $2.29M

47. 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: 3,737 | Gross: $0.12M

48. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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58 Metascore

A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts, Sue Jones-Davies, William Thomas

Votes: 1,287 | Gross: $0.30M

49. 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: 7,149 | Gross: $1.05M

50. The Best Intentions (1992)

Not Rated | 182 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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77 Metascore

In 1909, poor theology student Henrik falls in love with Anna, the intelligent daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After marrying Henrik becomes a priest in northern Sweden. Urbane Anna hates living in the county, growing restless.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 3,138 | Gross: $1.25M


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