With Sixteen Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.9
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78 Metascore

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann

Votes: 41,059 | Gross: $0.26M

2. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

7.5
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82 Metascore

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

Votes: 41,645 | Gross: $1.83M

3. The Angels' Share (2012)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 21,193 | Gross: $0.30M

4. City of Tiny Lights (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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55 Metascore

In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd, Cush Jumbo

Votes: 1,340

5. Sweet Sixteen (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Martin Compston, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton, William Ruane

Votes: 11,944 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Looking for Eric (2009)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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66 Metascore

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns

Votes: 14,604 | Gross: $0.06M

7. September 11 (2002)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama

7.0
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61 Metascore

The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world.

Directors: Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Shôhei Imamura, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic | Stars: Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi

Votes: 5,175

8. Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar

Votes: 6,286

9. Jimmy's Hall (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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63 Metascore

During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby

Votes: 5,106 | Gross: $0.56M

10. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

7.1
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60 Metascore

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Emily Watson, Aisling Loftus, Stuart Wolfenden, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 4,653

11. Route Irish (2010)

109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop, Geoff Bell

Votes: 3,979

12. It's a Free World... (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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After being fired from her job, Angie teams up with her flatmate to find employment for immigrants.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis, Leslaw Zurek, Joe Siffleet

Votes: 5,219

13. Sorry We Missed You

Drama | Filming

A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Kris Hitchen, Alfie Dobson, Debbie Honeywood

14. Beloved (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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55 Metascore

In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Paul Schneider

Votes: 2,118 | Gross: $0.12M

15. Tickets (2005)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket... See full summary »

Directors: Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Silvana De Santis, Filippo Trojano

Votes: 2,340

16. War Book (2014)

92 min | Drama

6.8
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Eight UK government officials act out their potential response and decisions in a simulated war game scenario in which escalation of nuclear threat between India and Pakistan leads to nuclear war and quite likely the end of the world.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Phoebe Fox, Sophie Okonedo, Ben Chaplin, Shaun Evans

Votes: 591

17. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee, Tony Benn, Herbert Morrison

Votes: 976

18. Summer (2008)

83 min | Drama

6.8
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While caring for a dying friend, a man reflects back on their youth together.

Director: Kenneth Glenaan | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Steve Evets, Rachael Blake, Michael Socha

Votes: 954

19. Mediastan (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.9
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On the road with Wikileaks.

Director: Johannes Wahlström | Stars: Julian Assange, Vladimir Gubanov, Sultanbek Joumagulov, Bill Keller

Votes: 385

20. Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

93 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary on the life and times of Ken Loach. His politics in British TV and Cinema and the chaos he has caused the establishment for 50 years.

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Ken Loach, Jim Allen, Lesley Ashton, David Bradley

Votes: 313

21. Martino Unstrung (2008 Video)

85 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Neuropsychologist Paul Broks travels America in search of the soul of legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino who was brutally silenced by memory stripping brain surgery. Tracing his ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Knox | Stars: Delmar Brown, Red Holloway, Pat Martino, John Patitucci

Votes: 6

22. Catch the Moon

100 min | Drama | Announced

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