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Top British Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 2001: A Space Odyssey1 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
2 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb1 1964 Stanley Kubrick 10
3 Blade Runner1 2 1982 Ridley Scott 12
4 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
5 A Clockwork Orange1 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
6 Alien1 1979 Ridley Scott 27
7 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed 30
8 The Shining1 1980 Stanley Kubrick 46
9 Fargo1 1996 Joel Coen 67
10 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam 76
11 Aliens1 1986 James Cameron 77
12 The Bridge on the River Kwai1 1957 David Lean 83
13 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
14 The Big Lebowski1 1998 Joel Coen 105
15 The Terminator1 1984 James Cameron 106
16 The Deer Hunter1 1978 Michael Cimino 115
17 Gladiator1 2000 Ridley Scott 133
18 Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean 140
19 Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones 141
20 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle 142
21 The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 149
22 Don't Look Now3 1973 Nicolas Roeg 150
23 The Dark Knight1 2008 Christopher Nolan 177
24 Platoon1 1986 Oliver Stone 180
25 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer 190
26 The Wicker Man 1973 Robin Hardy 193
27 The African Queen1 1951 John Huston 195
28 A Hard Day's Night 1964 Richard Lester 199
29 Stairway to Heaven 1946 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 200
30 Withnail & I 1987 Bruce Robinson 213
31 Peeping Tom 1960 Michael Powell 222
32 Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton 241
33 Blow-Up1 3 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni 247
34 Full Metal Jacket1 1987 Stanley Kubrick 252
35 The Fly1 4 1986 David Cronenberg 273
36 The 39 Steps 1935 Alfred Hitchcock 281
37 Doctor Zhivago1 3 1965 David Lean 288
38 Shaun of the Dead5 2004 Edgar Wright 290
39 Shoah5 1985 Claude Lanzmann 295
40 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 317
41 Black Narcissus 1947 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 319
42 Barry Lyndon1 6 1975 Stanley Kubrick 320
43 Dances with Wolves1 1990 Kevin Costner 333
44 Superman1 1978 Richard Donner 339
45 Repulsion 1965 Roman Polanski 350
46 Children of Men1 2006 Alfonso Cuarón 355
47 The Rocky Horror Picture Show1 1975 Jim Sharman 359
48 Great Expectations 1946 David Lean 362
49 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 Mike Newell 365
50 The Ladykillers 1955 Alexander Mackendrick 366
51 The Pianist5 7 8 2002 Roman Polanski 376
52 Paris, Texas1 5 7 1984 Wim Wenders 379
53 The Elephant Man1 1980 David Lynch 385
54 The English Patient1 1996 Anthony Minghella 387
55 Avatar1 2009 James Cameron 392
56 Chariots of Fire 1981 Hugh Hudson 396
57 An American Werewolf in London 1981 John Landis 397
58 Kes 1969 Ken Loach 403
59 Gandhi9 1982 Richard Attenborough 405
60 Secrets & Lies5 1996 Mike Leigh 408
61 The Haunting1 1963 Robert Wise 413
62 Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges 422
63 Inception1 2010 Christopher Nolan 425
64 The Innocents1 1961 Jack Clayton 441
65 A Fish Called Wanda1 1988 Charles Crichton 447
66 Performance 1970 Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg 448
67 Sense and Sensibility1 1995 Ang Lee 458
68 28 Days Later… 2002 Danny Boyle 459
69 If.... 1968 Lindsay Anderson 465
70 Batman Begins1 2005 Christopher Nolan 481
71 Naked 1993 Mike Leigh 488
72 The Long Good Friday 1980 John Mackenzie 490
73 The Lady Vanishes 1938 Alfred Hitchcock 495
74 The Triplets of Belleville4 5 10 11 2003 Sylvain Chomet 532
75 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan1 2006 Larry Charles 545
76 'I Know Where I'm Going!' 1945 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 552
77 Slumdog Millionaire1 2008 Danny Boyle 559
78 Batman1 1989 Tim Burton 569
79 The Last Emperor3 5 12 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci 585
80 Local Hero 1983 Bill Forsyth 586
81 The Dirty Dozen1 1967 Robert Aldrich 599
82 Gregory's Girl 1981 Bill Forsyth 601
83 The Crying Game13 1992 Neil Jordan 612
84 Walkabout14 1971 Nicolas Roeg 621
85 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone1 2001 Chris Columbus 639
86 The Remains of the Day1 1993 James Ivory 649
87 High Fidelity1 2000 Stephen Frears 651
88 Barton Fink1 1991 Joel Coen 653
89 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit1 2005 Steve Box and Nick Park 655
90 Casino Royale1 7 15 16 2006 Martin Campbell 660
91 Dogville3 5 7 18 19 20 21 2003 Lars von Trier 664
92 A Man for All Seasons 1966 Fred Zinnemann 667
93 The Servant 1963 Joseph Losey 669
94 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban1 2004 Alfonso Cuarón 673
95 This Sporting Life 1963 Lindsay Anderson 681
96 O Brother, Where Art Thou?1 5 2000 Joel Coen 683
97 Horror of Dracula 1958 Terence Fisher 690
98 The Omen1 1976 Richard Donner 693
99 Hoosiers1 1986 David Anspaugh 695
100 Oliver! 1968 Carol Reed 698

1 Joint production with the United States.
2 Joint production with Hong Kong.
3 Joint production with Italy.
4 Joint production with Canada.
5 Joint production with France.
6 Joint production with Ireland.
7 Joint production with (West) Germany.
8 Joint production with Poland.
9 Joint production with India.
10 Joint production with Belgium.
11 Joint production with Latvia.
12 Joint production with the People's Republic of China.
13 Joint production with Japan.
14 Joint production with Australia.
15 Joint production with Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic.
16 Joint production with the Bahamas.
17 Joint production with Spain.
18 Joint production with Sweden.
19 Joint production with the Netherlands.
20 Joint production with Denmark and Norway.
21 Joint production with Finland.
22 Joint production with Iceland.
23 Joint production with South Africa.
24 Joint production with Switzerland.
25 Joint production with Russia.
26 Joint production with Yugoslavia.
27 Joint production with Cuba.
28 Joint production with New Zealand.
29 Joint production with Macedonia.
30 Joint production with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru.
31 Joint production with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia.
32 Joint production with Taiwan.
33 Joint production with Luxembourg.
34 Joint production with Austria.

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