Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BFI Top 100 British Films

84 Remaining
In 1999 the British Film Institute polled 1,000 people from British film in order to compile the 100 greatest films that are seen as culturally British. These needn't be created partly or wholly by British companies, but must be seen as significantly British.

The list is as follows:
  1. The Third Man (1949)
  2. Brief Encounter (1945)
  3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  4. The 39 Steps (1935)
  5. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Great Expectations (1946)
  6. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  7. Kes (1969)
  8. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Don't Look Now (1973)
  9. The Red Shoes (1948)
  10. Trainspotting (1996)
  11. ✓ see review ★★★★★ The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
  12. If.... (1968)
  13. The Ladykillers (1955)
  14. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
  15. Brighton Rock (1947)
  16. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Get Carter (1971)
  17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
  18. Henry V (1944)
  19. ✓ see review ★★★★ Chariots Of Fire (1981)
  20. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
  21. The Long Good Friday (1980)
  22. The Servant (1963)
  23. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  24. Whisky Galore! (1949)
  25. The Full Monty (1997)
  26. The Crying Game (1992)
  27. ✓ see review ★★★★ Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  28. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
  29. Withnail and I (1987)
  30. Gregory's Girl (1980)
  31. ✓ see review ★★★★ Zulu (1969)
  32. Room at the Top (1958)
  33. Alfie (1966)
  34. Gandhi (1982)
  35. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  36. The Italian Job (1969)
  37. Local Hero (1983)
  38. The Commitments (1991)
  39. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  40. Secrets & Lies (1996)
  41. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Dr. No (1962)
  42. The Madness of King George (1994)
  43. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  44. ✓ see review ★★★★ Black Narcissus (1947)
  45. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  46. Oliver Twist (1948)
  47. I'm All Right Jack (1959)
  48. Performance (1970)
  49. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  50. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  51. Tom Jones (1963)
  52. This Sporting Life (1963)
  53. My Left Foot (1989)
  54. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Brazil (1985)
  55. The English Patient (1996)
  56. A Taste of Honey (1961)
  57. The Go-Between (1971)
  58. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
  59. The Ipcress File (1965)
  60. ✓ see review ★★★★ Blow-Up (1966)
  61. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
  62. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  63. Passport to Pimlico (1949)
  64. The Remains of the Day (1993)
  65. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
  66. The Railway Children (1970)
  67. Mona Lisa (1986)
  68. The Dam Busters (1955)
  69. Hamlet (1948)
  70. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Goldfinger (1964)
  71. Elizabeth (1998)
  72. ✓ see review ★★★★ Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  73. A Room with a View (1985)
  74. The Day of the Jackal (1973)
  75. The Cruel Sea (1952)
  76. Billy Liar (1963)
  77. Oliver! (1968)
  78. Peeping Tom (1960)
  79. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
  80. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
  81. ✓ see review ★★★★ A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  82. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
  83. Darling (1965)
  84. Educating Rita (1983)
  85. Brassed Off (1996)
  86. Genevieve (1953)
  87. Women in Love (1969)
  88. ✓ see review ★★★★★ A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  89. Fires Were Started (1943)
  90. Hope and Glory (1987)
  91. My Name Is Joe (1998)
  92. In Which We Serve (1942)
  93. Caravaggio (1986)
  94. ✓ see review ★★★★★ The Belles Of St. Trinians (1954)
  95. Life is Sweet (1990)
  96. The Wicker Man (1973)
  97. Nil by Mouth (1997)
  98. Small Faces (1995)
  99. ✓ see review ★★★★ Carry On... Up The Khyber (1968)
  100. The Killing Fields (1984)

1 comment:

  1. When I saw the list, I could not believe how many of these films, especially the early ones, I have seen. The quality, the acting, writing, filming all are memorable. Thanks for posting this.

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