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  1. British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)'s icon

    British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)

    Favs/dislikes: 38:0. "This work presents 369 British films produced between 1937 and 1964 that embody many of the same filmic qualities as those "black films" made in the United States during the classic film noir era. This reference work makes a case for the inclusion of the British films in the film noir canon, which is still considered by some to be an exclusively American inventory. The following information is presented: a quotation from the film; title and release date; a one- to five-star rating; production company, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and main performers; and a plot synopsis with commentary. Appendices categorize films by rating, release date, director and cinematographer and also provide a noir and non-noir breakdown of the 47 films presented on the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, a 1960 British television series." NOTE: I created this list in May 2012 and had to add well over 75 titles to iCM, suggesting that there are many obscurities worth checking out. Keaney included 26 of the 47 Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre "films" into this work that he considered to be film noirs or at the very least marginal noirs. The remaining 21 "films" were not included. Keaney's ratings: #1-4: ★★★★★ #5-15: ★★★★½ #16-42: ★★★★ #43-85: ★★★½ #86-150: ★★★ #151-234: ★★½ #235-312: ★★ #313-339: ★½ #340-341: ★ #342-369: "Not reviewed" (since they were not available at the time of writing). Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of "Film Noir Guide". ISBN: 978-0-7864-6427-2
  2. BAFTA Best British Film Awards (Winners and Nominees)'s icon

    BAFTA Best British Film Awards (Winners and Nominees)

    Favs/dislikes: 14:1. All the nominees and winners for every film nominated for a BAFTA in the Best British Film category and its equivalents. This category was awarded from 1948-1968, after which it was dropped and reintroduced in 1993 as the "Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film". It was renamed "Outstanding British Film" in 2010.
  3. A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears's icon

    A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears

    Favs/dislikes: 16:0. Stephen Frears and a quartet of film industry notables - representing different cinematic periods - drink tea and discuss ups and downs of British cinema.
  4. The 100 Best British Films Ever (by Empire)'s icon

    The 100 Best British Films Ever (by Empire)

    Favs/dislikes: 34:0.
  5. Top grossing films at the British box office (by admissions)'s icon

    Top grossing films at the British box office (by admissions)

    Favs/dislikes: 9:1. A new survey conducted by the British Film Institute for Channel 4. Compiled using the best means and sources available to assess cinema admissions before the 1970s.
  6. Ken Russell Filmography's icon

    Ken Russell Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 12:0. List of films directed by Ken Russell
  7. History of UK in Cinema's icon

    History of UK in Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 11:0. Films and TV-series dealing with British Isles History
  8. 75 Films that only could only have been made in Britain's icon

    75 Films that only could only have been made in Britain

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. arly Hitchcock, vintage Bond, horrifying Ben Wheatley... Are these the greatest British films ever made? We think so Hollywood brings glitz, glamour and big budgets to movie-making; France has avant-garde artistry. But what about Britain? Looking at our selection of the 75 greatest British movies of the past century, you'll find that Britain excels at genres you'd expect (kitchen sink and period drama, class-obsessed satire) and plenty you wouldn't (strange sci-fi, blood-freezing contemporary horror). Here are the essential home-grown films to watch, listed in the order they were made: (THE TELEGRAPH)
  9. A British Film watchlist of films available online's icon

    A British Film watchlist of films available online

    Favs/dislikes: 1:1. A list of British films available somewhere online that I have not seen. Anyone is welcome to watch them of course! (in progress)
  10. Silent Britain's icon

    Silent Britain

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. All films mentioned by name in the 2006 documentary directed by David Thompson called _Silent Britain_, in the order in which they are mentioned. Not found on iCM or imdb: Train Entering Hove Station (1897), which the documentary describes as a response to the famous 1896 Lumiere film, L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat. I am guessing that this movie by George Albert Smith is the film imdb calls Passenger Train (1897): Edit: I've now added the latter film to iCM and to this list.
  11. British Gansta Flicks's icon

    British Gansta Flicks

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. British crime films. Dark gritty noir-ish movies. Beware: Foul language and violence!
  12. Fifty Key British Films (Routledge Key Guides)'s icon

    Fifty Key British Films (Routledge Key Guides)

    Favs/dislikes: 11:0. From the book published in 2008 and edited by Sarah Barrow and John White. (There are 51 titles because "Rescued by Rover" and "The '?' Motorist" are grouped together on the original list.)
  13. Barry Norman: 50 greatest British films of all time's icon

    Barry Norman: 50 greatest British films of all time

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Radio Times's resident film critic Barry Norman's 49 favourite British films (Feb '13), plus reader selected 50th. Not in any particular order. The 50th film was chosen to be Slumdog Millionaire.
  14. Empire: The 50 Best Films Of 2014's icon

    Empire: The 50 Best Films Of 2014

    Favs/dislikes: 10:0. The votes are in, the heated debate has finally subsided and the hanging chads have all been recycled, which means Empire's 50 Best Films Of 2014 - those films with UK releases between January 1 and December 26 - has arrived. Movie critiquing is a subjective business so each and every member of the Empireverse was asked to submit a list of their favourite films release in the UK in 2014, and our mathematicians bunged all the results into a science oven and, presto, from the charred embers emerged over four dozen terrific slices of motion-picture magic, including 12 features from debut filmmakers. Now all you have to do is tell us what we've missed in the usual place.
  15. Total Film's 50 Coolest Britflicks's icon

    Total Film's 50 Coolest Britflicks

    Favs/dislikes: 22:0. Out and proud flag-waving...
  16. Keira Knightley Films's icon

    Keira Knightley Films

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Keira Christina Knightley (/ˌkɪərə ˈnaɪtli/; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) and her first significant role came in the psychological horror film The Hole (2001). She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved international fame in 2003 after appearing as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. One of the highest-paid actresses of Hollywood, Knightley has won numerous awards and has garnered multiple nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.
  17. Terence Fisher's icon

    Terence Fisher

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. It has come to my attention that there is not a directorial list of Fisher's filmography. I am not a huge fan (as of yet I have only seen The Curse of Frankenstein) but I intend to see a great deal of his films in the upcoming weeks in chronological order.
  18. Overlap of British film top lists's icon

    Overlap of British film top lists

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. This is the list of films that appear on both of the top lists BFI 100 and 100 Best British Films. Additionally, any films that also appear on the BAFTA Award - Best Film official list appear alphabetically at the top of the list.
  19. Alan Clarke Filmography's icon

    Alan Clarke Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. "It is a rare director who is at once one of the foremost stylists and pioneering realists of cinema, but Alan Clarke falls into both categories. His relentless and innovative examination of contemporary British society, paired with the integrity of his approach, makes him an exemplar for socially conscious filmmaking[...] Clarke’s ability to direct so often and his low critical profile today stem from the same reason: his films were for television, where a weekly feature slot meant numerous directing opportunities and instant ubiquity during transmission[...]" (Nicholas Rapold, Senses of Cinema)
  20. Humphrey Jennings Filmography's icon

    Humphrey Jennings Filmography

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. All the films directed by the great British documentarian Humphrey Jennings.
  21. Carry On...'s icon

    Carry On...

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. A chronological list of the 'Carry On' films.
  22. BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film's icon

    BIFA Award for Best Foreign Independent Film

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. The Moët British Independent Film Awards were established in 1998 by Elliot Grove, founder the Raindance Film Festival. This list includes the movies that won the award for the Best Foreign Independent Film in English Language (1998-2002), Best Foreign Independent Film in a Foreign Language (1998-2002), Best Foreign Independent Film (2003-2014) or Best International Independent Film (2015-today).
  23. Based on Rudyard Kipling Stories's icon

    Based on Rudyard Kipling Stories

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Below is a list of films based on his work, though some rather loosely.
  24. Best British films of the last 25 years's icon

    Best British films of the last 25 years

    Favs/dislikes: 9:0. The Observer Film Quarterly polled more than 60 filmmakers and critics - including Edgar Wright, Ben Kingsley and Peter Morgan - to name their top 10 British films released since 1984. The results were combined to create a listing of the top 25 British Films Released in the last 25 years.
  25. 24 Frames: The Cinema of Britain and Ireland's icon

    24 Frames: The Cinema of Britain and Ireland

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. From the book 24 Frames: The Cinema of Britain and Ireland(2005)
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