Favorite Films from the United Kingdom

By realitybites · Jan 28, 2013 · ·
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  1. These are my favorite films that were produced by companies located/registered in the UK. Or, ones that really feel like they were made there, thus deserving the label. Ha!

    In no particular order...

    Secrets and Lies
    The Imitation Game
    Billy Elliot
    War of the Buttons
    Tyrannosaur
    Mr. Turner
    Trainspotting
    The Crying Game
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Frank
    Lawrence of Arabia
    A Room With a View
    Sophie's Choice
    About Time
    Shame
    12 Years a Slave
    Broken
    Atonement
    Pride & Prejudice
    The Full Monty
    We Need to Talk About Kevin
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    The Elephant Man
    Valmont (technically French but feels British--has Colin Firth as its lead, after all)
    Love Actually
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    This is England
    A Somewhat Gentle Man
    The Theory of Everything
    The Trip
    Withnail and I
    Hunger
    A Clockwork Orange
    Gregory's Girl
    One Day
    Control
    The Queen
    Dracula
    Morvern Callar
    Don't Look Now
    The Full Monty
    The English Patient
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Made in Britain
    My Beautiful Laundrette
    Man on a Wire
    Fish Tank
    Weekend
    Starter For Ten
    Goldfinger
    Moonraker

    Purposefully missing from the list...

    The King's Speech (overrated, historically inaccurate)
    Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (snooze-fest)
    Harry Potter (um, no!)
    Slumdog Millionaire (Wasn't my cup of tea.)
    Get Carter (Have not seen it, bon.)
    Monty Python's the Meaning of Life (Don't have a great excuse.)
    Kes (Have not seen it--yet.)
    Sweet Sixteen (Am planning on viewing this one this week.)
    Monty Python's Life of Brian (Have not seen it.)

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  1. realitybites
    Thanks. Will check it out.
  2. 123xyz
    If you get the chance , have a look at "Gumshoe". An enjoyable "private-eye" film ( starring Albert Finney) that satirises the conventions of the genre without collapsing into complete knowingness and irony. Early 1970s , I think ...
  3. realitybites
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