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In 1999 the British Film Institute surveyed 1,000 people from the world of British film and television to produce the BFI 100 list of the greatest British films of the 20th century. [1]

182 relations: A Clockwork Orange (film), A Fish Called Wanda, A Hard Day's Night (film), A Man for All Seasons (1966 film), A Matter of Life and Death (film), A Room with a View (1985 film), A Taste of Honey (film), Alan Parker, Alec Guinness, Alexander Mackendrick, Alfie (1966 film), Alfred Hitchcock, Ang Lee, Anthony Minghella, BBC, BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14, BFI TV 100, Bill Forsyth, Billy Liar (film), Black Narcissus, Blowup, Boulting brothers, Brassed Off, Brazil (1985 film), Brief Encounter, Brighton Rock (1948 film), British Film Institute, Bruce Robinson, Caravaggio (1986 film), Carol Reed, Carry On Up the Khyber, Chariots of Fire, Charles Crichton, Charles Frend, Cinema of the United Kingdom, Cy Endfield, Danny Boyle, Darling (1965 film), David Lean, Derek Jarman, Distant Voices, Still Lives, Doctor Zhivago (film), Don't Look Now, Donald Cammell, Dr. No (film), Ealing Studios, Educating Rita (film), Elizabeth (film), Emeric Pressburger, Far from the Madding Crowd (1967 film), ..., Fires Were Started, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Frank Launder, Fred Zinnemann, Gandhi (film), Gary Oldman, Genevieve (film), Gerald Thomas, Get Carter, Gillies MacKinnon, Goldfinger (film), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939 film), Great Expectations (1946 film), Gregory's Girl, Guy Hamilton, Hamlet (1948 film), Henry Cornelius, Henry V (1944 film), Hope and Glory (film), Hugh Hudson, Humphrey Jennings, I'm All Right Jack, If...., In Which We Serve, Jack Clayton, James Ivory, Jim Sheridan, John Boorman, John Mackenzie (film director), John Madden (director), John Schlesinger, Joseph Losey, Julie Christie, Karel Reisz, Ken Loach, Ken Russell, Kes (film), Kind Hearts and Coronets, Laurence Olivier, Lawrence of Arabia (film), Lewis Gilbert, Life Is Sweet (film), Lindsay Anderson, Lionel Jeffries, List of films considered the best, Local Hero, Mark Herman, Michael Anderson (director), Michael Caine, Michael Powell, Michelangelo Antonioni, Mike Hodges, Mike Leigh, Mike Newell (director), Mona Lisa (film), Monty Python's Life of Brian, My Beautiful Laundrette, My Left Foot, My Name Is Joe, Neil Jordan, Nicholas Hytner, Nicolas Roeg, Nil by Mouth (film), Noël Coward, Oliver Twist (1948 film), Oliver! (film), Passport to Pimlico, Peeping Tom (film), Performance (film), Peter Cattaneo, Peter Collinson (film director), Peter Greenaway, Powell and Pressburger, Richard Attenborough, Richard Lester, Robert Hamer, Robin Hardy (film director), Roland Joffé, Room at the Top (1959 film), Sam Wood, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (film), Secrets & Lies (film), Sense and Sensibility (film), Shakespeare in Love, Shekhar Kapur, Sidney J. Furie, Small Faces (film), Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Frears, Sunday Bloody Sunday (film), Terence Davies, Terence Young (director), Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, The 39 Steps (1935 film), The Belles of St Trinian's, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Commitments (film), The Cruel Sea (1953 film), The Crying Game, The Dam Busters (film), The Day of the Jackal (film), The Draughtsman's Contract, The English Patient (film), The Full Monty, The Go-Between (1971 film), The Ipcress File (film), The Italian Job, The Killing Fields (film), The Lady Vanishes, The Ladykillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (film), The Long Good Friday, The Madness of King George, The Man in the White Suit, The Railway Children (1970 film), The Red Shoes (1948 film), The Remains of the Day (film), The Servant (1963 film), The Third Man, The Wicker Man, This Sporting Life, Time Out 100 best British films, Tom Jones (1963 film), Tony Richardson, Trainspotting (film), Whisky Galore! (1949 film), Withnail and I, Women in Love (film), Zulu (1964 film). Expand index (132 more) »

A Clockwork Orange (film)

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel of the same name.

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A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 British-American heist comedy film directed by Charles Crichton and written by John Cleese.

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A Hard Day's Night (film)

A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr—during the height of Beatlemania.

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A Man for All Seasons (1966 film)

A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film in Technicolor based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name and adapted for the big screen by Bolt himself.

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A Matter of Life and Death (film)

A Matter of Life and Death is a 1946 British fantasy-romance film written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the Second World War.

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A Room with a View (1985 film)

A Room with a View is a 1985 British romance film, directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant, of E. M. Forster's novel of the same name (1908).

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A Taste of Honey (film)

A Taste of Honey is a 1961 British film adaptation of the play of the same name by Shelagh Delaney.

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Alan Parker

Sir Alan William Parker (born 14 February 1944) is an English film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness, (born Alec Guinness de Cuffe; 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor.

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Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick (September 8, 1912 – December 22, 1993) was an American born Scottish director and teacher.

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Alfie (1966 film)

Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine.

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Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

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Ang Lee

Ang Lee OBS (born October 23, 1954) is a Taiwanese film director and screenwriter.

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Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella, CBE (6 January 195418 March 2008) was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14

The 50 films you should see by the age of 14 is a list created by the British Film Institute in 2005 to inspire parents and educators to take movies as seriously as books and other forms of art.

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BFI TV 100

The BFI TV 100 is a list compiled in 2000 by the British Film Institute (BFI), chosen by a poll of industry professionals, to determine what were the greatest British television programmes of any genre to have been screened.

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Bill Forsyth

William David "Bill" Forsyth (born 29 July 1946) is a Scottish film director and writer known for his films Gregory's Girl (1981), Local Hero (1983), and Comfort and Joy (1984).

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Billy Liar (film)

Billy Liar is a 1963 British black-and-white CinemaScope comedy-drama film based on the 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse.

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Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus is a 1947 NR Technicolor drama film by the British writer-producer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, based on the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden.

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Blowup

Blowup is a 1966 British-Italian mystery thriller film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film.

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Boulting brothers

John Edward Boulting (21 December 1913 – 17 June 1985) and Roy Alfred Clarence Boulting (21 December 1913 – 5 November 2001), known collectively as the Boulting brothers, were English filmmakers and identical twins who became known for their popular series of satirical comedies in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Brassed Off

Brassed Off is a 1996 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Mark Herman and starring Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald and Ewan McGregor.

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Brazil (1985 film)

Brazil is a 1985 dystopian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard.

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Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter is a 1945 British romantic drama film directed by David Lean about British suburban life on the eve of World War 2, centring on Laura, a married woman with children, whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a railway station with a married stranger, Alec.

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Brighton Rock (1948 film)

Brighton Rock is a 1948 British gangster film noir directed by John Boulting and starring Richard Attenborough as violent gang leader Pinkie Brown (reprising his breakthrough West End creation of the character some three years earlier), Carol Marsh as the innocent girl he marries, and Hermione Baddeley as an amateur sleuth investigating a murder he committed.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.

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Bruce Robinson

Bruce Robinson (born 2 May 1946) is an English director, screenwriter, novelist and actor.

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Caravaggio (1986 film)

Caravaggio is a 1986 British drama film directed by Derek Jarman.

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Carol Reed

Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film director best known for Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948) and The Third Man (1949).

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Carry On Up the Khyber

Carry On Up the Khyber is a British comedy and the sixteenth in the series of ''Carry On'' films to be made, released in 1968.

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Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film.

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Charles Crichton

Charles Ainslie Crichton (6 August 1910 – 14 September 1999) was an English film director and editor.

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Charles Frend

Charles Frend (21 November 1909, Pulborough, Sussex – 8 January 1977, London) was an English film director.

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Cinema of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has had a significant film industry for over a century.

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Cy Endfield

Cyril Raker Endfield (November 10, 1914 – April 16, 1995) was an American screenwriter, film director, theatre director, author, magician and inventor, based in Britain from 1953.

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Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English director, producer, screenwriter and theatre director, known for his work on films including Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, and Steve Jobs.

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Darling (1965 film)

Darling is a 1965 British drama film written by Frederic Raphael, directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie with Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey.

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David Lean

Sir David Lean, CBE (25 March 190816 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, responsible for large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984).

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Derek Jarman

Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author.

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Distant Voices, Still Lives

Distant Voices, Still Lives is a 1988 British film directed and written by Terence Davies.

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Doctor Zhivago (film)

Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 British-Italian epic romantic drama film directed by David Lean.

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Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now (A Venezia...) is a 1973 independent British-Italian film directed by Nicolas Roeg.

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Donald Cammell

Donald Seton Cammell (17 January 1934 – 24 April 1996) was a Scottish painter, screenwriter, and film director.

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Dr. No (film)

Dr.

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Ealing Studios

Ealing Studios is a television and film production company and facilities provider at Ealing Green in west London.

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Educating Rita (film)

Educating Rita is a British 1983 drama/comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert with a screenplay by Willy Russell based on his 1980 stage play.

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Elizabeth (film)

Elizabeth is a 1998 British biographical drama film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England, alongside Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, John Gielgud, Fanny Ardant, and Richard Attenborough.

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Emeric Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger (5 December 19025 February 1988) was a Hungarian British screenwriter, film director, and producer.

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Far from the Madding Crowd (1967 film)

Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 British epic drama film adapted from Thomas Hardy's book of the same name.

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Fires Were Started

Fires Were Started is a 1943 British film written and directed by Humphrey Jennings, filmed in documentary style, showing the lives of firefighters through the Blitz during the Second World War.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell.

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Frank Launder

Frank Launder (28 January 1906 – 23 February 1997) was a British writer, film director and producer, who made more than 40 films, many of them in collaboration with Sidney Gilliat.

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Fred Zinnemann

Alfred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907March 14, 1997) was an Austrian-born American film director.

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Gandhi (film)

Gandhi is a 1982 epic historical drama film based on the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century.

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Gary Oldman

Gary Leonard OldmanBirths, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005. (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed in theatre, film and television.

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Genevieve (film)

Genevieve is a 1953 British comedy film produced and directed by Henry Cornelius and written by William Rose.

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Gerald Thomas

Gerald Thomas (10 December 1920 – 9 November 1993) was an English film director best known for the long-running Carry On series of bawdy British film comedies.

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Get Carter

Get Carter is a 1971 British crime film directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne and Bryan Mosley.

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Gillies MacKinnon

Gillies MacKinnon (born 8 January 1948, Glasgow) is a Scottish film director, writer and painter.

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Goldfinger (film)

Goldfinger is a 1964 British spy film and the third installment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939 film)

Goodbye, Mr.

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Great Expectations (1946 film)

Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by Charles Dickens and starring John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness and Valerie Hobson.

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Gregory's Girl

Gregory's Girl is a 1981 Scottish coming-of-age romantic comedy film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Grogan.

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Guy Hamilton

Mervyn Ian Guy Hamilton, DSC (16 September 1922 – 20 April 2016) was an English film director.

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Hamlet (1948 film)

Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier.

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Henry Cornelius

Henry Cornelius (born Owen Henry Cornelius 18 August 1913 – 2 May 1958) was a South African-born film director, producer, screenwriter and film editor.

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Henry V (1944 film)

Henry V is a 1944 British Technicolor film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name.

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Hope and Glory (film)

Hope and Glory is a 1987 British comedy-drama-war film, written, produced and directed by John Boorman and based on his own experiences of growing up in the Blitz in London during the Second World War.

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Hugh Hudson

Hugh Hudson (born 25 August 1936) is an English film director.

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Humphrey Jennings

Frank Humphrey Sinkler Jennings (19 August 1907 – 24 September 1950) was an English documentary filmmaker and one of the founders of the Mass Observation organisation.

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I'm All Right Jack

I'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting from a script by Frank Harvey, John Boulting and Alan Hackney based on the novel Private Life by Hackney.

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If....

if.... is a 1968 British drama film produced and directed by Lindsay Anderson satirising English public school life.

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In Which We Serve

In Which We Serve is a 1942 British patriotic war film directed by Noël Coward and David Lean.

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Jack Clayton

Jack Clayton (1 March 1921 – 26 February 1995) was a British film director and producer, who specialised in bringing literary works to the screen.

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James Ivory

James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Jim Sheridan

Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish playwright, screenwriter, film director, and film producer.

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John Boorman

John Boorman, CBE (born 18 January 1933) is an English filmmaker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama and Queen and Country.

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John Mackenzie (film director)

John Leonard Duncan Mackenzie (22 May 1928 – 8 June 2011) was a Scottish film director who worked in British film from the late 1960s, first as an assistant director and later as an independent director himself.

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John Madden (director)

John Philip Madden (born 8 April 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio.

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John Schlesinger

John Richard Schlesinger (16 February 1926 – 25 July 2003) was an English film and stage director, and actor.

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Joseph Losey

Joseph Walton Losey III (January 14, 1909June 22, 1984) was an American theatre and film director, born in Wisconsin.

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Julie Christie

Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1940) is a British actress.

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Karel Reisz

Karel Reisz (21 July 1926 – 25 November 2002) was a British filmmaker who was active in post–World War II Britain, and one of the pioneers of the new realist strain in British cinema during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Ken Loach

Kenneth Charles Loach (born 17 June 1936) is an English director of television and independent film.

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Ken Russell

Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was an English film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style.

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Kes (film)

Kes is a 1969 drama film directed by Ken Loach and produced by Tony Garnett.

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets is a 1949 British black comedy film.

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Laurence Olivier

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.

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Lawrence of Arabia (film)

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence.

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Lewis Gilbert

Lewis Gilbert (6 March 1920 – 23 February 2018) was a British film director, producer and screenwriter, who directed more than 40 films during six decades; among them such varied titles as Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Alfie (1966), Educating Rita (1983) and Shirley Valentine (1989), as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

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Life Is Sweet (film)

Life Is Sweet is a 1990 British comedy-drama film directed by Mike Leigh, starring Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks and Timothy Spall.

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Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Gordon Anderson (17 April 1923 – 30 August 1994) was a British feature film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading light of the Free Cinema movement and the British New Wave.

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Lionel Jeffries

Lionel Charles Jeffries (10 June 1926 – 19 February 2010) was an English actor, screenwriter and film director.

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List of films considered the best

This is a list of films considered "the best ever", so voted in a notable national or international survey of either critics or the public.

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Local Hero

Local Hero is a 1983 Scottish comedy-drama film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay, and Burt Lancaster.

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Mark Herman

Mark Herman (born 1954) is an English film director and screenwriter best known for writing and directing the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

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Michael Anderson (director)

Michael Joseph Anderson Sr. (30 January 1920 – 25 April 2018) was an English film director, best known for directing the Second World War film The Dam Busters (1955), the epic Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and the dystopian sci-fi film Logan's Run (1976).

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Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr., 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer, and author.

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Michael Powell

Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was an English film director, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger.

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Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007), was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer.

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Mike Hodges

Michael Tommy "Mike" Hodges (born 29 July 1932) is an English screenwriter, film director, playwright and novelist.

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Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh (born 20 February 1943) is an English writer and director of film and theatre.

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Mike Newell (director)

Michael Cormac "Mike" Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English director and producer of motion pictures for film and television.

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Mona Lisa (film)

Mona Lisa is a 1986 British neo-noir crime drama film about an ex-convict who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl.

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Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British religious satire comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin).

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My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.

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My Left Foot

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown is a 1989 biographical drama film co-written and directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally and Fiona Shaw.

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My Name Is Joe

My Name Is Joe is a 1998 British film directed by Ken Loach.

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Neil Jordan

Neil Patrick Jordan (born 25 February 1950) is an Irish film director, screenwriter, novelist and short-story writer.

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Nicholas Hytner

Sir Nicholas Robert Hytner (born 7 May 1956) is an English theatre director, film director, and film producer.

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Nicolas Roeg

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Nil by Mouth (film)

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Noël Coward

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Oliver Twist (1948 film)

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Oliver! (film)

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Passport to Pimlico

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Peeping Tom (film)

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Performance (film)

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Peter Collinson (film director)

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Peter Greenaway

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Richard Attenborough

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Richard Lester

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Room at the Top (1959 film)

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Sam Wood

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (film)

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Secrets & Lies (film)

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Sense and Sensibility (film)

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Shakespeare in Love

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Small Faces (film)

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Stanley Kubrick

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Stephen Frears

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Sunday Bloody Sunday (film)

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Terence Davies

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Terence Young (director)

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Terry Gilliam

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Terry Jones

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The 39 Steps (1935 film)

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The Belles of St Trinian's

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

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The Commitments (film)

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The Cruel Sea (1953 film)

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The Crying Game

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The Dam Busters (film)

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The Day of the Jackal (film)

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The Draughtsman's Contract

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The English Patient (film)

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The Full Monty

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The Go-Between (1971 film)

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The Ipcress File (film)

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The Italian Job

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The Killing Fields (film)

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The Lady Vanishes

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The Ladykillers

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The Lavender Hill Mob

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (film)

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The Long Good Friday

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The Madness of King George

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The Man in the White Suit

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The Railway Children (1970 film)

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The Red Shoes (1948 film)

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The Remains of the Day (film)

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The Servant (1963 film)

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The Third Man

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The Wicker Man

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This Sporting Life

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Time Out 100 best British films

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Tom Jones (1963 film)

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Tony Richardson

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Trainspotting (film)

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Whisky Galore! (1949 film)

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Withnail and I

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Women in Love (film)

Women in Love is a 1969 British romantic drama film directed by Ken Russell, and starring Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, and Jennie Linden.

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Zulu (1964 film)

Zulu is a 1964 British epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War.

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