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Started by donttellhimpike on Oct 7, 2019 9:41:08 PM
The Five Best British Films Of All Time.

Inspired by a comment made on The Last Film You Saw thread.

Your top five British films of all time. Whatever order, or no order. The only rule is they must be recognised as British films.

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donttellhimpike - 07 Oct 2019 21:41:20 (#1 of 202)

Mine.

Sexy Beast.

The Lady Vanishes.

The Third Man.

Sean Of The Dead.

Withnail And I.

Intowntonight - 07 Oct 2019 21:43:03 (#2 of 202)

A matter of Life and Death,

the Shape of Things to Come,

A Clockwork Orange,

Life of Brian.

and all the episodes of "Pennies from Heaven" - imo one of the best things the BBC ever did.

darkhorse - 07 Oct 2019 21:43:58 (#3 of 202)

Are we allowed to just name five British films?

Doctor

Matron

Sergeant

Teacher

Screaming

barkis - 07 Oct 2019 21:49:59 (#4 of 202)

Kind Hearts and Coronets

The Cruel Sea

The Titfield Thunderbolt

Life of Brian

Life is Sweet

Bromio - 07 Oct 2019 21:51:35 (#5 of 202)

I'll be in trouble if I don't start my list with:

The Third Man

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Lavender Hill Mob

Lawrence of Arabia

If

Shadrack22 - 07 Oct 2019 22:00:01 (#6 of 202)

Absolutely impossible to choose just five. Off the top of my head:

Gregory’s Girl

Withnail and I

Brief Encounter

The Draughtsman’s Contract

Dead of Night

TommyDGNR8 - 07 Oct 2019 22:08:57 (#7 of 202)

Love, Actually

Gregory's Girl

Restless Natives

Dambusters

Zulu

breakfast - 07 Oct 2019 22:11:04 (#8 of 202)

Ooh, Dead Of Night. Good choice.

popstar7 - 07 Oct 2019 22:15:55 (#9 of 202)

I wouldn't claim they're the best but the five I like best

Barry Lyndon

Hard Days Night

Kind Hearts & Coronets

Billy Liar

The Long Good Friday

donttellhimpike - 07 Oct 2019 22:16:16 (#10 of 202)

I'm a sucker for portmanteau movies, and I think Dead of Night is maybe the greatest ever.

Hilary - 07 Oct 2019 22:23:02 (#11 of 202)

The Man in the White Suit

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

The Red Shoes

Lawrence of Arabia

The Bridge on the River Kwai

moto748 - 07 Oct 2019 22:23:04 (#12 of 202)

AMOLAD

The 39 Steps

The Third Man

Riff-Raff

Local Hero

Bromio - 07 Oct 2019 22:24:19 (#13 of 202)

All the films mentioned so far, with the exception of Withnail & I, would make my Top 5, depending on my mood.

Tadagee - 07 Oct 2019 22:25:58 (#14 of 202)

Withnail & I

Trainspotting

Zulu

Life of Brian

This is England

MontyPeculiar - 07 Oct 2019 22:34:57 (#15 of 202)

Kind Hearts and Coronets

A Matter of Life and Death

Life of Brian

In Bruges

Frenzy

lapsedcat - 07 Oct 2019 22:37:08 (#16 of 202)

The League of Gentlemen (1960)

A Hard Day’s Night

10 Rillington Place

The Railway Children

Two Way Stretch

solomongursky - 07 Oct 2019 22:39:01 (#17 of 202)

Three Lionel Jeffries films there.

lapsedcat - 07 Oct 2019 22:39:46 (#18 of 202)

Oh yes. You know, I never noticed that.

HouseOfLametta - 07 Oct 2019 22:41:30 (#19 of 202)

Lawrence of Arabia

Withnail

Matter Of Life And Death

Ipcress File

Nuts In May

Cavewoman - 07 Oct 2019 22:48:56 (#20 of 202)

I can only get as far as:

This Sporting Life and

Withnail and I



but agree with Pennies from Heaven, to which I'd add The Singing Detective, although they probably don't qualify.

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