With Arts Council of England (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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: 110,984 | Gross: $22.00M

2. Swept from the Sea (1997)

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

6.9
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The film tells the story of Russian emigree, and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall, and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,785 | Gross: $0.28M

3. Mansfield Park (1999)

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

7.1
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71 Metascore

At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 19,326 | Gross: $4.76M

4. Ratcatcher (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.

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

Votes: 7,493 | Gross: $0.22M

5. Bent (1997)

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

7.3
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7,036 | Gross: $0.37M

6. The Trench (1999)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, War

6.1
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58 Metascore

A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War I, and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.

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

Votes: 2,163

7. An Ideal Husband (I) (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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67 Metascore

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed.... See full summary »

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

Votes: 14,133 | Gross: $18.54M

8. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 154 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: 10,831 | Gross: $6.20M

9. Get Real (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 11,594 | Gross: $1.20M

10. Hideous Kinky (1998)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,934 | Gross: $1.26M

11. A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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65 Metascore

Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,969 | Gross: $0.02M

12. The Claim (2000)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.5
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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: 5,654 | Gross: $0.67M

13. Hilary and Jackie (1998)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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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: 9,186 | Gross: $4.87M

14. Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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: 9,170 | Gross: $0.47M

15. The House of Mirth (2000)

PG | 135 min | Romance, Drama

7.1
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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: 6,767 | Gross: $3.04M

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

PG | 93 min | Romance, Comedy, Musical

6.1
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35 Metascore

An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. The film tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

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

Votes: 4,118 | Gross: $0.28M

17. 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: 7,028 | Gross: $0.30M

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

Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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: 3,060 | Gross: $0.34M

19. Beautiful Creatures (2000)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime

5.9
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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: 3,250 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Metroland (1997)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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53 Metascore

The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after ten years 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: 2,981 | Gross: $0.30M

21. 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. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However,... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,327

22. Immortality (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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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: 5,352 | Gross: $0.02M

23. The Governess (1998)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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60 Metascore

When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,722 | Gross: $3.90M

24. The Woodlanders (1997)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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: 576

25. 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: 1,113

26. Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 1,133

27. A Merry War (1997)

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

6.4
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Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,209 | Gross: $0.30M

28. 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: 2,286 | Gross: $0.26M

29. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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80 Metascore

Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,599 | Gross: $2.54M

30. Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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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: 747

31. Esther Kahn (2000)

142 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 833

32. 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: 2,038 | Gross: $1.30M

33. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,476

34. Prometheus (1998)

130 min | Drama

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: 49

35. Another Life (2001)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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: 419

36. Kin (2000)

89 min | Drama

5.4
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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: 108

37. Room to Rent (2000)

95 min | Comedy

6.3
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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: 439

38. The Revengers' Comedies (1998)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Depressed businessman Henry Bell and aristocrat Karen Knightly save each other's lives one night when they are ready to jump off London's Tower Bridge. Karen invents a revenge plot - she ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,526

39. Lighthouse (1999)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A prison ship on its way to a remote island prison runs aground on rocks and sinks. Mixed survivors of cons and prison guards struggle ashore, only to discover to their horror that another ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,112

40. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 1,073 | Gross: $0.30M

41. My Son the Fanatic (1997)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 1,511 | Gross: $0.41M

42. Among Giants (1998)

R | 93 min | Romance, Comedy

5.9
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A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 849 | Gross: $0.06M

43. Exodus (I) (2007)

111 min | Drama

5.2
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A modern adaptation and interpretation of the story of Exodus.

Director: Penny Woolcock | Stars: Reza Ali, Vladimir Jacsik, Muhim Ahmed, Carlos Yesiloz

Votes: 173

44. The Lost Son (1999)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 1,311

45. Captain Jack (1999)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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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: 266

46. Crimetime (1996)

R | 118 min | Horror, Thriller

3.6
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Bobby Mahon is an actor playing a notorious serial killer on prime-time television. The show becomes a hit, which encourages the real-life murderer on whom it's based, to go on a spree to make it on screen.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Sadie Frost, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 698

47. Simon Magus (1999)

101 min | Mystery, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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47 Metascore

Simon 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 asks the "Squire" to sell him some ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hopkins | Stars: Noah Taylor, Stuart Townsend, Sean McGinley, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 491 | Gross: $0.04M

48. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 327

49. It Was an Accident (2000)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Director: Metin Hüseyin | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley, James Bolam, Nicola Stapleton

Votes: 149

50. Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1995)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Explores the life and work of the psychoanalytic theorist and activist Frantz Fanon who was born in Martinique, educated in Paris and worked in Algeria. Examines Fanon's theories of ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Colin Salmon, Halima Daoud, Noirin Ni Dubhgaill, Amir M. Korangy

Votes: 76


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