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Old 11-23-05, 03:50 PM
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Considering that I once started a thread about it........The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Old 11-23-05, 06:45 PM
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Some off the top of my head:

The Boys & Girl From County Clare
The Commitments
In America
Chocolat
Shaun Of The Dead
28 Days Later
Love Actually
Some Mother's Son
Veronica Guerin
Love Actually
Bend It Like Beckman
Trainspotting
The Closer You Get
In The Name Of The Father
Waking Ned Devine
Old 11-23-05, 08:58 PM
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I vote for Dear Frankie..


Saw it ...loved it.
Old 11-23-05, 09:05 PM
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The three that I thought of that have not already been mentioned are Michael Winterbottom's:

Wonderland
Jude
Welcome to Sarajevo

Oh, and The General with Brendan Gleeson.
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Hammer/Amicus-my favorite horror
Old 11-24-05, 10:12 AM
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Dog Soldiers
The Descent
Old 11-25-05, 05:49 AM
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sweet sixteen is an amazing scotish film, accents are hard work even for me but the film is worth it for the actor playing the lead, he was a promising footballer in real life as well.
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In addition to many of the previously mentioned:

My Name is Joe (Another in the difficult Scottish accents category. When I first saw it on TV, it was actually subtitled )

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Old 11-25-05, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by conscience
Nil By Mouth will show you the underbelly of Southern London. It's also directed by Gary Oldman. Excellent film. 'Cuss words galore, though.
Seconded. Fantastic film.


BTW, to the thread starter - British includes Scottish
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Not seeing too many classics here, so I'll have to add Hitchcock's pre-Rebecca films (esp. 39 Steps) and anything by Powell + Pressburger.
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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

Only Two Can Play (1962)

The Dam Busters (1954)

Hell Drivers (1957)

The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Green for Danger (1946)

Zulu (1964)

The Criminal (1960)

The Ipcress File (1965)

Ice cold in Alex (1958)

Hell is a City (1959)

Against the Wind (1947)

Billy Liar (1963)

A Kind of Loving (1962)

The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

The Long Good Friday (1980)




BTW, to the thread starter - British includes Scottish
And Welsh.

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Old 11-26-05, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sid Yobbo
And Welsh.
But the Welsh can't make decent films so that doesn't matter
Old 11-28-05, 12:37 AM
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Tunes of Glory (1960)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner (1962)
The Quiet Man (1952)
Quadrophenia (1979)
Tight Little Island ( Whisky Galore! ) (1949)
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
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The Full Monty. The theme might be a little bit discomforting - I myself thought I won't like it much. But it turned out to be a very good piece of comedy.
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oh and not forgetting the exellent decsent and shaun of the dead both great films
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Brief Encounter

I would be remiss if I didn't mention London Town, a Technicolor musical filmed during WWII. It's almost impossible to find and so I have only seen it once. It makes that much of an impression. It's not good, but it specifically asked for favorites.

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Old 11-29-05, 08:30 AM
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My Name is Joe
Kes
Beautiful Thing
Maurice
Howard's End
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Trainspotting
The Wicker Man
Brassed Off
Ratcatcher
Secret of Roan Inish
Shooting Fish
Secrets and Lies
Rory O Shea Was Here
Shaun of the Dead
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble
Room for Romeo Brass
This Little Life
Human Traffic

There a ton of UK films I have enjoyed immensly

I can't wait to see 'On A Clear Day' which I have been reading has been getting great reviews.
Old 11-29-05, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Amel
Chocolat
Despite what IMDB lists...this is anything but a UK film. Directed by a Swede, with a cast full of Americans, French, and Swedish stars....it's the money that came from the UK (mostly).

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Old 11-30-05, 12:30 AM
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here is some off the top of my head...(sorry if there is repeats)
Billy elliot
Snatch
Snapper
The Boxer
My Beautiful Laundramaut
My Left Foot
In Name Of the Father
Bloody Sunday
Gosford Park
Emma
Sense and Sensability
The Crying Game
Mona Lisa (sort of)
The Prayer for the Dying
Defense of the Relmn
Lair Of the White Worm
Clockwork Orange
The Eagle has Landed
From Hell
The Full Monty
Calender Girls
The man Who Went up a hill and Came Down a mountain
Shadowlands
Remains of The Day
Howards End
The Playboys

I could probably think of more that have Irish, English, Welsh charcters but I dont really know if they fit what you are looking for. (like Far and Away, and Blown Away for example) so i guess that all for now
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Old 11-30-05, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Squirrel God
Seconded. Fantastic film.


BTW, to the thread starter - British includes Scottish
Yeah, and we Scots have never forgiven you for that too, ya tit!

My bad, I should have said "English/Scottish/Irish". I've actually been on holiday over there (all three countries) four times in the last four years, so I know better. It's a beautiful part of the world - and I'm hoping to move there soon.
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Off the top of my head:

Trainspotting
Get Carter
The Ipcress File
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Fourth Protocol
Sleuth
Richard III (Olivier)
Withnail and I
24 Hour Party People
Sexy Beast
Old 12-06-05, 02:02 PM
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My favourite British films of all time is Brassed Off, Brazil and Shaun of the Dead.

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