Any non-English people looking at this list and wondering - ' wow... is that it? ' - like I did - let me tell you there are masses of extraordinary omissions here - to whit: Croupier, Snatch, O Lucky Man, Britannia Hospital, Lord of the Flies (seriously?!), The Omen, Kill List, A Cock & Bull Story, Shallow Grave, The Devils, Tommy, Quadrophenia, Hard Day's Night, 10 Rillington Place, Castaway, The Hill, Bronson, Skyfall, Brighton Rock,to name but a few. Well done on adding 'Radio On' though!
The 100 best British films
Time Out counts down the best British films, as chosen by the film industry
What's your favourite British film?
Here's the 100 best British films as chosen by a panel of 150 film industry experts, including directors Sam Mendes, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Wes Anderson, actors David Morrissey, Sally Hawkins and Thandie Newton, newspaper and magazine critics and the heads of the UK's major cultural organisations. Read our full analysis of the poll – and how we did it.
By Dave Calhoun, Tom Huddleston and David Jenkins, with Derek Adams, Geoff Andrew, Adam Lee Davies, Gareth Evans, Paul Fairclough and Wally Hammond.
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THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE BRITISH PUBLIC THEY THINK FILMS LIKE: Dog Soldiers, 28 Days Later, Shawn of the Dead. ARE GOOD HAHAH?!?!? NO WONDER WE CANNOT MAKE ANY GOOD FILMS ANYMORE. BEST FILM FOR YEARS:: KILL LIST
I'd have added Mona Lisa, Dog Soldiers, 28 Days Later, Shawn of the Dead. (Not sure when this article was published, though...)
Nice list, some really great films in there, both modern and older. I've actually created a top 25 best london movies list if anyone is interested: http://www.squidoo.com/best-movies-filmed-in-london
I can't believe "Taste of Honey" is not amongst the list of top films. It is a groundbreaker and tastefully (no pun intended) brings to the screen issues that were locked tightly in the closet. Setting, direction, screenplay and the actors all deserve recognition for this film.