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Top Films from Medium-Sized Studios in the United Kingdom

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Triplets of Belleville 2003 Sylvain Chomet 532
2 Billy Elliot 2000 Stephen Daldry 847
3 Man on Wire 2008 James Marsh 849
4 Henry V 1989 Kenneth Branagh 1191
5 The War Game 1965 Peter Watkins 1238
6 Ratcatcher 1999 Lynne Ramsay 1303
7 42: Forty Two Up 1998 Michael Apted 1376
8 Eastern Promises 2007 David Cronenberg 1465
9 Gods and Monsters 1998 Bill Condon 1611
10 The Wrong Trousers 1993 Nick Park 1614
11 Land and Freedom 1995 Ken Loach 1694
12 Band of Brothers 2001 David Frankel, Mikael Salomon, Tom Hanks, David Leland, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Phil Alden Robinson, and Tony To 1710
13 Fish Tank 2009 Andrea Arnold 1808
14 A Simple Plan 1998 Sam Raimi 1923
15 Wonder Boys 2000 Curtis Hanson 2081
16 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 2005 Martin Scorsese 2088
17 Match Point 2005 Woody Allen 2131
18 Truly, Madly, Deeply 1990 Anthony Minghella 2156
19 One Day in September 1999 Kevin Macdonald 2158
20 An Education 2009 Lone Scherfig 2272
21 Dirty Pretty Things 2002 Stephen Frears 2277
22 Heimat 2 1992 Edgar Reitz 2291
23 Sweet Sixteen 2002 Ken Loach 2300
24 A Close Shave 1995 Nick Park 2335

Channel Four Films

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle 142
2 Shaun of the Dead1 2004 Edgar Wright 290
3 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 Mike Newell 365
4 Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders 379
5 Secrets & Lies 1996 Mike Leigh 408
6 Naked 1993 Mike Leigh 488
7 Slumdog Millionaire2 2008 Danny Boyle 559
8 The Crying Game 1992 Neil Jordan 612
9 Dancer in the Dark1 2000 Lars von Trier 709
10 Sexy Beast1 2000 Jonathan Glazer 718
11 The Full Monty 1997 Peter Cattaneo 771
12 The Straight Story 1999 David Lynch 805
13 My Beautiful Laundrette 1985 Stephen Frears 832
14 Safe 1995 Todd Haynes 844
15 Distant Voices, Still Lives 1988 Terence Davies 919
16 Touching the Void1 2003 Kevin Macdonald 962
17 Elizabeth 1998 Shekhar Kapur 1088
18 Alice 1988 Jan Svankmajer 1175
19 Vagabond 1985 Agnès Varda 1179
20 24 Hour Party People1 2002 Michael Winterbottom 1263
21 In Bruges2 2008 Martin McDonagh 1267
22 Dead Man's Shoes2 2004 Shane Meadows 1285
23 This Is England2 2006 Shane Meadows 1351
24 Hunger2 2008 Steve McQueen 1379
25 Buena Vista Social Club 1999 Wim Wenders 1394
26 An Angel at My Table 1990 Jane Campion 1442
27 12 Years a Slave2 2013 Steve McQueen 1460
28 The Long Day Closes 1992 Terence Davies 1507
29 Shallow Grave 1994 Danny Boyle 1585
30 The Motorcycle Diaries1 2004 Walter Salles 1663
31 Velvet Goldmine 1998 Todd Haynes 1837
32 El Norte 1983 Gregory Nava 1857
33 Blue 1993 Derek Jarman 1900
34 Salaam Bombay! 1988 Mira Nair 1979
35 Vanya on 42nd Street 1994 Louis Malle 2006
36 Trust 1990 Hal Hartley 2139
37 When the Wind Blows1 1986 Jimmy T. Murakami 2164
38 Beautiful Thing 1996 Hettie MacDonald 2330
39 Croupier 1998 Mike Hodges 2341
40 The Last King of Scotland1 2006 Kevin Macdonald 2359
41 Me and You and Everyone We Know1 2005 Miranda July 2397

1 Produced or co-produced by FilmFour.
2 Produced or co-produced by Film4.

PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Fargo1 2 3 1996 Joel Coen 67
2 The Usual Suspects1 1995 Bryan Singer 94
3 The Big Lebowski1 2 1998 Joel Coen 105
4 Being John Malkovich3 4 1999 Spike Jonze 255
5 Shaun of the Dead2 2004 Edgar Wright 290
6 Four Weddings and a Funeral1 2 1994 Mike Newell 365
7 The Pianist7 2002 Roman Polanski 376
8 An American Werewolf in London1 1981 John Landis 397
9 The Breakfast Club5 1985 John Hughes 437
10 When We Were Kings1 1996 Leon Gast 479
11 Hate1 1995 Mathieu Kassovitz 535
12 Batman1 1989 Tim Burton 569
13 Adaptation.4 2002 Spike Jonze 643
14 High Fidelity2 2000 Stephen Frears 651
15 Barton Fink2 1991 Joel Coen 653
16 O Brother, Where Art Thou?2 2000 Joel Coen 683
17 Down by Law7 1986 Jim Jarmusch 710
18 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels1 1998 Guy Ritchie 713
19 Love Actually2 2003 Richard Curtis 726
20 Hot Fuzz2 2007 Edgar Wright 797
21 Bridget Jones's Diary2 2001 Sharon Maguire 811
22 My Beautiful Laundrette2 1985 Stephen Frears 832
23 Billy Elliot2 2000 Stephen Daldry 847
24 Notting Hill1 2 1999 Roger Michell 1014
25 Batman Returns1 1992 Tim Burton 1049
26 Elizabeth1 2 1998 Shekhar Kapur 1088
27 United 932 2006 Paul Greengrass 1089
28 Atonement2 2007 Joe Wright 1100
29 Wild at Heart1 4 1990 David Lynch 1116
30 Dead Man Walking1 2 1995 Tim Robbins 1178
31 Candyman1 4 1992 Bernard Rose 1434
32 The Game1 4 1997 David Fincher 1506
33 Pride & Prejudice2 2005 Joe Wright 1550
34 A Serious Man2 2009 Ethan and Joel Coen 1662
35 Senna2 2010 Asif Kapadia 1685
36 Land and Freedom1 2 1995 Ken Loach 1694
37 About a Boy2 2002 Chris and Paul Weitz 1763
38 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert1 1994 Stephan Elliott 1791
39 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure7 1989 Stephen Herek 1806
40 Flashdance1 1983 Adrian Lyne 1827
41 The Hudsucker Proxy1 2 1994 Joel Coen 1943
42 The Man Who Wasn't There2 3 2001 Joel Coen 1999
43 Pitch Black1 6 2000 David Twohy 2165
44 A Midnight Clear5 1992 Keith Gordon 2184
45 Missing1 1982 Costa-Gavras 2185
46 Better Off Dead…5 1985 Savage Steve Holland 2283
47 Grace of My Heart3 1996 Allison Anders 2378

1 Produced by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.
2 Produced by Working Title Films.
3 Produced by Gramercy Pictures.
4 Produced by A&M Films.
5 Produced by Propaganda Films.
6 Produced by Interscope Communications.
7 Produced by Island Pictures.
8 Produced by Cinéa.

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