With Arts Council of England (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 132,190 | Gross: $22.00M

2. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 160 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

Votes: 12,406 | Gross: $6.20M

3. Mansfield Park (1999)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

Fanny, born into a poor family, is sent away to live with wealthy uncle Sir Thomas, his wife and their four children, where she'll be brought up for a proper introduction to society.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Hannah Taylor Gordon

Votes: 23,426 | Gross: $4.76M

4. The Trench (1999)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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58 Metascore

A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916.

Director: William Boyd | Stars: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer

Votes: 3,272

5. A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

After stopping 12 y.o. Romeo and Gavin from being beaten up, Morell drives them home and meets Romeo's adult sister and falls in love. The boys "help" him in his pursuit.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Martin Arrowsmith, Dave Blant, Darren Campbell, Paddy Considine

Votes: 5,792 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Ratcatcher (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

An naïve young lad navigates the dirty squalid streets of 1973 Glasgow, and the poor youth around him.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart

Votes: 10,106 | Gross: $0.22M

7. An Ideal Husband (I) (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

London 1895: Cabinet minister, Sir Chiltern, and bachelor, Lord Goring, are victims of scheming women.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver

Votes: 15,691 | Gross: $18.54M

8. 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: 8,158 | Gross: $0.37M

9. Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

PG | 93 min | Romance, Comedy, Musical

6.0
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35 Metascore

An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot the film like a classic 1930s musical. It tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 4,607 | Gross: $0.28M

10. Hideous Kinky (1998)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Unsatisfied with her life in England, young mother Julia relocates to Morocco with her small daughters, Lucy and Bea. Although the family enjoys various adventures, they struggle to make ends meet.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Kate Winslet, Bella Riza, Saïd Taghmaoui, Carrie Mullan

Votes: 6,627 | Gross: $1.26M

11. Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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44 Metascore

Two robbers are persecuted by the law, whose servants are not much better and even worse.

Director: Jake Scott | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Iain Robertson, Ken Stott

Votes: 9,983 | Gross: $0.47M

12. The House of Mirth (2000)

PG | 135 min | Romance, Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney

Votes: 7,477 | Gross: $3.04M

13. 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: 10,173 | Gross: $4.87M

14. The Claim (2000)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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62 Metascore

A prospector who sold his wife and infant daughter in exchange for a mining claim, tries desperately to win them back as he helps to build the Pacific Railroad with a group of pioneer friends.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Wes Bentley, Peter Mullan, Ron Anderson, Marty Antonini

Votes: 6,304 | Gross: $0.67M

15. Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

Votes: 3,678 | Gross: $0.34M

16. Immortality (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him.

Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Jude Law, Elina Löwensohn, Timothy Spall, Jack Davenport

Votes: 5,905 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Beautiful Creatures (2000)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime

5.8
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40 Metascore

Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Susan Lynch, Iain Glen, Jake D'Arcy

Votes: 3,705 | Gross: $0.06M

18. Metroland (1997)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after a ten year absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and marriage to Marion.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christian Bale, Lee Ross, Emily Watson, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 3,321 | Gross: $0.30M

19. Get Real (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart

Votes: 13,977 | Gross: $1.20M

20. Shooting Fish (1997)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.6
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47 Metascore

Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 7,599 | Gross: $0.30M

21. Swept from the Sea (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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The story of Russian emigrant Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and hungry after a shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Vincent Perez, Ian McKellen, Kathy Bates

Votes: 3,404 | Gross: $0.28M

22. Another Life (2001)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in the early 1920s, in London.

Director: Philip Goodhew | Stars: Natasha Little, Nick Moran, Ioan Gruffudd, Imelda Staunton

Votes: 635

23. There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the confidence to succeed.

Director: John Hay | Stars: Lewis McKenzie, Jane Lapotaire, Gina McKee, Ben Miller

Votes: 3,819

24. 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: 1,319 | Gross: $0.30M

25. The Governess (1998)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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60 Metascore

In this sensuous romance, Minnie Driver stars as a governess who is hired into a remote Scottish household and strongly affects all those she comes into contact with.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 3,013 | Gross: $3.90M

26. The Tango Lesson (1997)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

A scriptwriter comes to Paris to work on her film. There she takes up tango lessons and forms a relationship with the dancer.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Sally Potter, Pablo Verón, Morgane Maugran, Géraldine Maillet

Votes: 2,321 | Gross: $1.30M

27. Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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60 Metascore

Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof

Votes: 846

28. Very Annie Mary (2001)

104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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33 Metascore

After her father suffers a stroke, his daughter is forced to take care of him.

Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Rachel Griffiths, Jonathan Pryce, Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew Rhys

Votes: 1,288

29. Divorcing Jack (1998)

Not Rated | 110 min | Thriller, Comedy

6.7
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Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack.

Director: David Caffrey | Stars: David Thewlis, Rachel Griffiths, Adam Black, Simon Magill

Votes: 2,080

30. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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80 Metascore

Giles De'Ath (Sir John Hurt) is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with movie star Ronnie Bostock (Jason Priestly). He then investigates ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kwietniowski | Stars: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 3,945 | Gross: $2.54M

31. Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy

6.5
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Harold Smith (Sir Tom Courtenay), a quiet middle-aged Englishman becomes an instant celebrity when he suddenly starts exhibiting psychic and telekinetic powers. After he is arrested for ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Michael Legge, Laura Fraser, Stephen Fry

Votes: 1,232

32. The Lost Son (1999)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; his best friend is Nathalie, a high-class call girl. He gets a call from an old friend from the Paris ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Nastassja Kinski, Katrin Cartlidge, Marianne Denicourt

Votes: 1,490

33. The Woodlanders (1997)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Agland | Stars: Emily Woof, Rufus Sewell, Cal MacAninch, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 706

34. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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A 1997 fantasy film based on Steve Szilagyi's 1992 novel, Photographing Fairie.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber

Votes: 2,730

35. Esther Kahn (2000)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in nineteenth century London, dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 952

36. A Merry War (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Gordon Comstock quits his job at an advertising agency in order to write poetry, only to find that poets, like everyone else, need money.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter

Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.30M

37. Prometheus (1998)

130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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Prometheus is a contemporary quest story set in end-of-millennium Britain and continental Europe. It asks what humanity has made of Prometheus' gift of fire - energy, technology, expertise, but also destruction, pollution and war.

Director: Tony Harrison | Stars: Michael Feast, Walter Sparrow, Fern Smith, Jonathan Waistnidge

Votes: 71

38. Kin (2000)

89 min | Drama

5.2
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While on a hunt for elephant poachers in Namibia, a white female conservationist and a black lawyer fall for each other, despite the condemnation by the local community.

Director: Elaine Proctor | Stars: Miranda Otto, Isaiah Washington, Chris Chameleon, Moses Kandjoze

Votes: 146

39. The Revengers' Comedies (1998)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Henry is about to jump off a bridge when he hears a cry for help. He helps Karen, who had also planned suicide. They're both on Tower Bridge, London, because somebody wronged them. Revenging each other gives them a reason to live.

Director: Malcolm Mowbray | Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves

Votes: 1,684

40. Lighthouse (1999)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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Members of a sunken prison ship take refuge at an old lighthouse, unaware one of their most notorious criminals has taken shelter there as well.

Director: Simon Hunter | Stars: James Purefoy, Rachel Shelley, Christopher Adamson, Paul Brooke

Votes: 1,239

41. My Son the Fanatic (1997)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.

Director: Udayan Prasad | Stars: Om Puri, Rachel Griffiths, Akbar Kurtha, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 1,616 | Gross: $0.41M

42. Among Giants (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A woman drifter finds her soul-mate while working with an all-male crew painting giant electrical-generator towers.

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths, James Thornton, Lennie James

Votes: 935 | Gross: $0.06M

43. Beautiful People (1999)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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79 Metascore

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. ... See full summary »

Director: Jasmin Dizdar | Stars: Thomas Goodridge, Faruk Pruti, Tony Peters, Dado Jehan

Votes: 2,515 | Gross: $0.26M

44. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Filmed adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1996 version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Director: Adrian Noble | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Finbar Lynch

Votes: 369

45. Simon Magus (1999)

101 min | Mystery, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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47 Metascore

Simon (Noah Taylor) is an outcast from his Jewish community, because he claims that the devil talks to him, and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid (Stuart Townsend) asks ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hopkins | Stars: Noah Taylor, Stuart Townsend, Embeth Davidtz, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 585 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Room to Rent (2000)

95 min | Comedy

6.2
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Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. ... See full summary »

Director: Khaled El Hagar | Stars: Flaminia Cinque, Saïd Taghmaoui, Karim Belkhadra, Maureen O'Farrell

Votes: 508

47. The Final Curtain (2002)

R | 85 min | Drama

5.7
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A rivalry develops between a showbiz veteran and an upstart newcomer.

Director: Patrick Harkins | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Adrian Lester, Peter O'Toole, Iain Rogerson

Votes: 549

48. Babymother (1998 TV Movie)

R | 80 min | Drama, Musical

5.1
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48 Metascore

A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the... See full summary »

Director: Julian Henriques | Stars: Anjela Lauren Smith, Wil Johnson, Caroline Chikezie, Jocelyn Jee Esien

Votes: 163 | Gross: $0.01M

49. Captain Jack (1999)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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An eccentric seaman puts together an equally eccentric crew with the idea of sailing from northern England to the Artic along the path of Captain Scoresby, a 1791 sea captain.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Sadie Frost, Gemma Jones, Anna Massey

Votes: 342

50. Gallivant (1996)

100 min | Documentary

7.0
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When British filmmaker Andrew Kotting decided to tour the perimeter of Great Britain with his grandmother Gladys and his daughter Eden, he brought a film crew along. The result is this often humorous and picturesque documentary.

Director: Andrew Kotting | Stars: Andrew Kotting, Eden Kotting, Benji Ming, Gladys Morris

Votes: 231


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