Director Michael Winterbottom
Cast Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah
The first of three films by the prolific Michael Winterbottom on this list, ‘In This World’ is the best example of the director’s urge to explore contemporary issues on screen and to employ cinema as a sideways view on current affairs. This, ‘Welcome to Sarajevo’, ‘Road to Guantanamo’ and 'A Mighty Heart' were all films discussed on news pages as well as in arts reviews. ‘In This World’ is admirable as a feat: Winterbottom cast two Afghan refugees in Pakistan and with a small crew shooting on digital cameras took them on a journey west over land, through Iran, Turkey and Europe, eventually arriving in London. At a time of headlines about immigration and political trouble in Afghanistan, the effect was to offer an alternative spin on the news and to do it in a manner that made clear the often terrible realities of being a refugee. DC
Never mind the stereotypes, there’s much more to British movies than foppish romcoms written by Richard Curtis. Not that there's anything wrong with those, it’s just that Britain has produced some of the world's greatest pieces of cinema. From the comic genius of Monty Python to the devastating horror of Don’t Look Now, British films are responsible for some iconic moments across all genres, from science-fiction to romance, historical epic to .
To celebrate all things British cinema, we polled over 150 actors, directors, writers, producers, critics and industry bigwigs from the likes of Wes Anderson, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Sam Mendes and Terence Davies, David Morrissey, Sally Hawkins and Thandie Newton to put together a definitive list of 100 of the best British movies ever made.
Written by Dave Calhoun, Tom Huddleston, David Jenkins, Derek Adams, Geoff Andrew, Adam Lee Davies, Paul Fairclough, Wally Hammond, Alim Kheraj & Phil de Semlyen