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Britains Favourite Film, 9782 votes since 09/02/2010

"The award for best British film goes to..." tough choice, so we'd like you to vote and decide for us. "And the nominees are..." too numerous to mention. Many of the greatest movies have been made by Brits, or made in Britain. But which is - or are - the best?
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1: Oliver!(523)
2: Zulu(405)
3: The Railway Children(340)
4: The Italian Job(332)
5: Life of Brian(328)
6: Trainspotting(299)
7: The Third Man(243)
8: The 39 Steps(181)
9: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover(162)
10: Local Hero(154)
11: love actually(135)
12: My Fair Lady(134)
13: Chariots of Fire(128)
14: 28 Days Later(126)
15: Elizabeth(124)
16: The Day of the Jackal(121)
17: Gregorys Girl(121)
18: Passport to Pimlico(110)
19: Gosford Park(107)
20: Lawrence of Arabia(98)
21: Goldfinger(97)
22: Goodbye Mr Chips(97)
23: A Matter of Life and Death(96)
24: Sexy Beast(96)
25: My Beautiful Laundrette(95)
26: The Draughtsmans Contract(95)
27: Atonement(94)
28: Withnail and I(89)
29: Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels(89)
30: Ice Cold in Alex(89)
31: Whisky Galore!(88)
32: Oliver Twist(88)
33: Bridge on the River Kwai(87)
34: A Clockwork Orange(86)
35: Get Carter(84)
36: Battle of Britain(84)
37: Rebecca(83)
38: A Fish Called Wanda(82)
39: Alfie(78)
40: Braveheart(78)
41: Dr Strangelove(77)
42: A Room With A View(77)
43: The Pink Panther Strikes Again(77)
44: Carry On Up The Khyber(77)
45: Four Weddings and a Funeral(76)
46: Naked(76)
47: Much Ado about Nothing(76)
48: A Passage to India(75)
49: The Madness of King George(75)
50: Shakespeare in Love(74)
51: The Ipcress File(74)
52: Kind Hearts and Coronets(73)
53: The Go-Between(73)
54: Gandhi(73)
55: Rob Roy(73)
56: The Pink Panther(72)
57: A Man for All Seasons(71)
58: The Ladykillers(71)
59: Notting Hill(70)
60: Educating Rita(69)
61: Long Good Friday(68)
62: Night Mail(68)
63: Bugsy Malone(68)
64: Billy Elliott(66)
65: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone(66)
66: The Full Monty(65)
67: Billy Liar(64)
68: My Left Foot(63)
69: Layer Cake(63)
70: Brief Encounter(63)
71: That Sinking Feeling(63)
72: Great Expectations(62)
73: Gladiator(62)
74: Sense and Sensibility(62)
75: Nil By Mouth(61)
76: The Wicker Man(60)
77: The English Patient(60)
78: Sunday, Bloody Sunday(60)
79: Secrets and Lies(60)
80: The Dam Busters(57)
81: In Which We Serve(57)
82: Kes(56)
83: Made in Britain(54)
84: The Mouse that Roared(54)
85: Bridget Jones Diary(53)
86: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp(53)
87: Full Metal Jacket(51)
88: Dr Zhivago(51)
89: Henry V(50)
90: Comfort and Joy(50)
91: The Killing Fields(49)
92: Darling(47)
93: The Belles of St Trinians(47)
94: Dont Look Now(45)
95: The Cruel Sea(44)
96: Went the Day Well?(43)
97: If(42)
98: The French Lieutenantís Woman(40)
99: Genevieve(40)
100: Mona Lisa(40)
101: Twin Town(39)
102: Whistle Down the Wind(33)
103: The Kings Speech(30)
104: Shallow Grave(25)
105: Hope & Glory(2)
106: Mr.(1)

6 Responses to Britains Favourite Film

From Giles Maberly on 7th March 2013
I stumbled on this site and against my better judgment looked at the listings. There are some strange omissions, e.g:- The Remains of the Day, a wonderful film. The Servant...disturbing Pinter. Lean's films...The Bridge over the River Kwai, Ryan's Daughter. Non Lean...For King & Country, Shakespeare in Love, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Otherwise a number of of your listings are top drawer...The Day of the Jackal (Edward Fox version), another Lean Lawrence of Arabia. All subjective of course, but what rubbish like Sexy Beast and The Italian Job are doing in the listing is beyond me!

From on 26th October 2011
Can't believe Brassed Off isn't in list. Loved Zulu and Dr Z when I was young; epic films that have stood the test of time.

From M Pilk on 25th October 2010
Stand up for the Railway Children Britain. Any film with Bernard Cribbins has to be given kudos. And a clever ending as well as the platform moment. Love Zulu but would go for TRC as my desert island fiolm if given the choice of the two

From Sonia on 25th October 2010
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover at number 7. What a joke. Its totally rubbish. Either there are some freaks out there or this list is fictitious

From Nige Blackman on 21st October 2010
Its a travesty that Lock Stock is so far down the list. Easily the best british film of the nineties in my view. Great cast, Great direction..great in every way

From Harry Starling on 19th October 2010
As of october 19th 2010 the Railway Children is ahead of Zulu! Come on Britain, this simply cannot be true

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