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Started by ReverendBlueJeans on Oct 1, 2021 11:15:32 AM
The Worst British Films of All Time.

The Old Mother Riley series?

Anything with George Formby?

The Confessions series and imitators?

Sex Lives of the Potato Men?

Rancid Aluminium?

Talk about it here. Please, focus on the genuinely terrible, not popular stuff you hate.

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StakludKar - 01 Oct 2021 11:24:40 (#1 of 413)

Lesbian Vampire Killers

Tadagee - 01 Oct 2021 11:41:15 (#2 of 413)

Carry On Emmannuelle.

Never ever has a shark been so utterly jumped.

Agaliarept - 01 Oct 2021 11:43:04 (#3 of 413)

The Hole.

The plot follows a group of English public school students who, upon spending a weekend partying in an underground shelter, find themselves locked inside.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hole_(2001_film)

This has always been one of the worst films I've sat though. I didn't even remember Laurence Fox was in it so I hated him before any of you.

Also a couple of big hitters but may fall foul of the last rule:

  • Shaun of the Dead - I genuinely loved Spaced but never understood the veneration of Pegg. I mean, he's not groundbreaking or anything just because he had the same childhood interests as most of us.


  • Any of the Harry Potter films - Lord save us from British films that just seem to be a circle jerk of the same tired old crowd getting together to renew their Equity cards.

Atticus - 01 Oct 2021 11:45:33 (#4 of 413)

2001: A Spacey Odessey

solomongursky - 01 Oct 2021 10:45:48 (#5 of 413)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpRwolowGVE

Arjuna - 01 Oct 2021 11:52:33 (#6 of 413)

George and Mildred

solomongursky - 01 Oct 2021 10:55:39 (#7 of 413)

Mildred Roper:

And the honeymoon? Two solid weeks of Monopoly! The only thrill of the fortnight was when he landed on my waterworks.

Oldbathrobe1 - 01 Oct 2021 12:04:46 (#8 of 413)

Also a couple of big hitters but may fall foul of the last rule:



Shaun and the Potters definitely have at least some things to recommend them, even if you're not a fan.

I think we're talking more about Danny Dyer in Run For Your Wife, also featuring Neil Morrissey and produced by a waitress from Allo Allo.

This is a film in which Judi Dench appears, and which grossed just £602 in its opening weekend.

cozzer - 01 Oct 2021 12:08:28 (#9 of 413)

Please, focus on the genuinely terrible, not popular stuff you hate

I admire your optimism.

ReverendBlueJeans - 01 Oct 2021 12:10:28 (#10 of 413)

I know. One tries.

StakludKar - 01 Oct 2021 12:10:40 (#11 of 413)

Mad Dogs and Englishmen featuring Liz Hurley as a posh smackhead

Agaliarept - 01 Oct 2021 12:12:18 (#12 of 413)

Shaun and the Potters definitely have at least some things to recommend them, even if you're not a fan.

I'll give you that for SotD but I've seen those Potter films. I didn't spot anything to run and tell others about.

In fact bearing in mind the hype I was surprised at how bad they were.

ReverendBlueJeans - 01 Oct 2021 12:13:21 (#13 of 413)

Much of Hurley's ouevre, perhaps all of it except the Morse episode she's in which 1) was good and 2) was telly not fillum, might be candidates.

Atticus - 01 Oct 2021 12:13:54 (#14 of 413)

Hawk The Slayer

Moschops - 01 Oct 2021 12:15:45 (#15 of 413)

The Are You Being Served film set in Spain was pretty dire iirc

Oldbathrobe1 - 01 Oct 2021 12:16:31 (#16 of 413)

Run For Your Wife also has cameos from Rolf H*rris and Cliff R*chard as buskers.

Oldbathrobe1 - 01 Oct 2021 12:17:40 (#17 of 413)

I'll give you that for SotD but I've seen those Potter films. I didn't spot anything to run and tell others about.



Good effects, cinematography, set design and dressing.

Tadagee - 01 Oct 2021 12:18:03 (#18 of 413)

Wasn't there a 70s habit of making films out of TV comedies, On the Buses, Man about the House, Are you Being Served? That sort of thing.

Them, all of them. Never seen them, but them.

Although I have seen the Porridge one which was ok.

EDIT: Ah, I see chops has gone there.

Agaliarept - 01 Oct 2021 12:20:38 (#19 of 413)

Good effects, cinematography, set design and dressing.

Yeah fair enough but stiiiiiiillllllllll.

I mean done well but again not groundbreaking. I think there is habit in British film to be a little too self congratulatory when in fact all we've done is do something quite well.

Arjuna - 01 Oct 2021 12:23:07 (#20 of 413)

the George and Mildred one was so bad it killed the trend

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