British Films

As part of my 30 Before 30 list, I challenged myself to watch 15 new films from the BFI Best British Films list. I just about managed it, watching the fifteenth film on my birthday!

I am keeping the list going and crossing them off as I see them, because it would be nice to complete the list (or get close to completing it at least).

Those that are simply crossed out without a date are ones that I saw before I started my challenge. Those in bold with a date are the ones that I saw after I started the challenge.

Running total – 32

1. The Third Man (1949)

2. Brief Encounter (1945)  4th October 2012

3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

4. The 39 Steps (1935) 1st November 2012

5. Great Expectations (1946)

6. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

7. Kes (1969)

8. Don’t Look Now (1973)

9. The Red Shoes (1948) 5th October 2012

10. Trainspotting (1996)

11. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

12. if… (1968)

13. The Ladykillers (1955) 6th January 2012

14. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

15. Brighton Rock (1947)

16. Get Carter (1971)

17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

18. Henry V (1944)

19. 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) 29th December 2014

25. The Full Monty (1997)

26. The Crying Game (1992)

27. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

28. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

29. Withnail and I (1987)

30. Gregory’s Girl (1980)

31. Zulu (1964)

32. Room at the Top (1958)

33. Alfie (1966) 12th November 2012

34. Gandhi (1982)

35. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

36. The Italian Job (1969) 9th November 2012

37. Local Hero (1983)

38. The Commitments (1991) 1st October 2016

39. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

40. Secrets & Lies (1996)

41. Dr. No (1962)

42. The Madness of King George (1994)

43. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

44. Black Narcissus (1947)

45. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 9th March 2012

46. Oliver Twist (1948)

47. I’m Alright 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. Brazil (1985)

55. The English Patient (1996) 6th November 2012

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. Blowup (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) 29th December 2014

69. Hamlet (1948)

70. Goldfinger (1964) 19th August 2012

71. Elizabeth (1998)

72. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

73. A Room With a View (1985) 17th July 2012

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. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

82. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

83. Darling (1965)

84. Educating Rita (1983) 7th October 2012

85. Brassed Off (1996)

86. Genevieve (1953) 21st February 2012

87. Women in Love (1969)

88. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

89. Fires Were Started (1943) 5th September 2012

90. Hope and Glory (1987)

91. My Name is Joe (1998)

92. In Which We Serve (1942) 12th March 2012

93. Caravaggio (1986)

94. The Belles of St Trinian’s (1954) 22nd April 2012

95. Life is Sweet (1990)

96. The Wicker Man (1973)

97. Nil By Mouth (1997)

98. Small Faces (1995)

99. Carry On… Up the Khyber (1968)

100. The Killing Fields (1984)

2 Comments on British Films

  1. Daire
    June 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm (4 years ago)

    Kes and Trainspotting…two films I saw then wished I didn’t…

    Reply
    • Janey
      June 15, 2013 at 12:44 am (4 years ago)

      Oh dear! When I did the challenge, I specifically didn’t specify that I wanted to watch them all, not least because I would never have done it in a year, but mainly because there are some films on that list that I never want to watch!

      Reply

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