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Britains Favourite Film, 9518 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!(510)
2: Zulu(401)
3: The Railway Children(337)
4: The Italian Job(326)
5: Life of Brian(322)
6: Trainspotting(296)
7: The Third Man(238)
8: The 39 Steps(176)
9: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover(158)
10: Local Hero(149)
11: My Fair Lady(132)
12: love actually(130)
13: Chariots of Fire(126)
14: 28 Days Later(125)
15: Elizabeth(122)
16: The Day of the Jackal(119)
17: Gregorys Girl(119)
18: Gosford Park(107)
19: Passport to Pimlico(106)
20: Lawrence of Arabia(97)
21: Goldfinger(95)
22: Goodbye Mr Chips(95)
23: A Matter of Life and Death(95)
24: Sexy Beast(94)
25: The Draughtsmans Contract(93)
26: My Beautiful Laundrette(92)
27: Atonement(92)
28: Withnail and I(89)
29: Oliver Twist(87)
30: Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels(87)
31: Ice Cold in Alex(87)
32: Bridge on the River Kwai(85)
33: Get Carter(83)
34: Battle of Britain(83)
35: A Clockwork Orange(82)
36: Whisky Galore!(80)
37: A Fish Called Wanda(80)
38: Rebecca(80)
39: Braveheart(78)
40: The Pink Panther Strikes Again(77)
41: Carry On Up The Khyber(77)
42: A Room With A View(76)
43: Dr Strangelove(75)
44: Naked(75)
45: Alfie(75)
46: The Madness of King George(75)
47: Shakespeare in Love(72)
48: The Ipcress File(72)
49: Much Ado about Nothing(72)
50: Four Weddings and a Funeral(71)
51: Kind Hearts and Coronets(71)
52: A Passage to India(71)
53: The Go-Between(71)
54: Rob Roy(71)
55: The Ladykillers(70)
56: The Pink Panther(69)
57: A Man for All Seasons(68)
58: Gandhi(68)
59: Long Good Friday(67)
60: Educating Rita(67)
61: Notting Hill(67)
62: Bugsy Malone(66)
63: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone(65)
64: Billy Elliott(64)
65: Night Mail(64)
66: The Full Monty(62)
67: Billy Liar(62)
68: Sense and Sensibility(61)
69: Brief Encounter(61)
70: Nil By Mouth(60)
71: The English Patient(60)
72: That Sinking Feeling(60)
73: Great Expectations(59)
74: Gladiator(59)
75: Sunday, Bloody Sunday(58)
76: Layer Cake(58)
77: In Which We Serve(56)
78: My Left Foot(56)
79: Kes(55)
80: The Wicker Man(54)
81: The Dam Busters(54)
82: Secrets and Lies(54)
83: The Mouse that Roared(53)
84: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp(52)
85: Made in Britain(51)
86: The Killing Fields(49)
87: Comfort and Joy(49)
88: Full Metal Jacket(48)
89: Bridget Jones Diary(48)
90: Dr Zhivago(48)
91: Henry V(47)
92: The Belles of St Trinians(47)
93: Darling(44)
94: The Cruel Sea(43)
95: If(42)
96: Dont Look Now(42)
97: Went the Day Well?(42)
98: The French Lieutenant’s Woman(38)
99: Genevieve(38)
100: Mona Lisa(37)
101: Twin Town(37)
102: Whistle Down the Wind(30)
103: The Kings Speech(29)
104: Shallow Grave(24)
105: Hope & Glory(2)

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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