Top fifty British films?

Projector.jpg“Perspective!” I scream before I show you the list. This is a list voted for by British customers of the shop HMV, and only 7,000 of them, so pinches of salt all round please. From The Independent, here are some highlights…no, in fact I just tried to go through the list and remove some entries and make it smaller, but everytime I went to take a couple out I saw one worth leaving in. So here’s the whole list. Tell us what you think, what’s your top three?

1. The Italian Job (1969, Peter Collinson)
2. Trainspotting (1995, Danny Boyle)
3. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001, Sharon Maguire)
4. Shaun of the Dead (2004, Edgar Wright)
5. Notting Hill (1999, Roger Michell)

6. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998, Guy Ritchie)
7. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994, Mike Newell)
8. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979, Terry Jones)
9. Snatch (2000, Guy Ritchie)
10. The Full Monty (1997, Peter Cattaneo)
11. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
12. Withnail & I (1995, Bruce Robinson)
13. Love Actually (2003, Richard Curtis)
14. Zulu (1964, Cy Endfield)
15. The Great Escape (1963, John Sturges)
16. Get Carter (1971, Mike Hodges)
17. Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975, Terry Gilliam/Terry Jones)
18. Layer Cake (2004, Matthew Vaughn)
19. The Wicker Man (1973, Robin Hardy)
20. The Ladykillers (1955, Alexander Mackendrick)
21. 28 Days Later (2002, Danny Boyle)
22. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
23. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
24. The Long Good Friday (1980, John Mackenzie)
25. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, David Lean)
26. A Matter of Life and Death (1946, Powell/Pressburger)
27. Quadrophenia (1979, Franc Roddam)
28. Billy Elliot (2000, Stephen Daldry)
29. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, Robert Hamer)
30. Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)
31. Dog Soldiers (2002, Neil Marshall)
32. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (2001, Chris Columbus)
33. Shallow Grave (1994, Danny Boyle)
34. Chariots of Fire (1981, Hugh Hudson)
35. Kes (1969, Ken Loach)
36. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004, Beeban Kidron)
37. Gandhi (1982, Richard Attenborough)
38. The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)
39. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
40. Oliver! (1968, Carol Reed)
41. Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939, Sam Wood)
42. Alfie (1966, Lewis Gilbert)
43. A Fish Called Wanda (1988, Charles Chrichton)
44. Bend It Like Beckham (2002, Gurinder Chadha)
45. Battle of Britain (1969, Guy Hamilton)
46. Doctor Zhivago (1965, David Lean)
47. Passport to Pimlico (1949, Henry Cornelius)
48. The Railway Children (1970, Lionel Jeffries)
49. A Bridge Too Far (1977, Richard Attenborough)
50. Sense & Sensibility (1995, Ang Lee)

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