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Having just watched Trainspotting, I was thinking about British films. Can anyone recommend any good ones? Preferably ones that weren't made purely to make money in America.

Oh and if anyone else is interested, I recommend My Summer Of Love (directed by a polish director, but that's not the point). I also want to watch Young Adam with Ewan McGregor, so if anyone's seen it, let me know what you thought. Oh and Secrets and Lies. But it's depressing that British film is so shit generally, and not really even made for British audiences. So recommend me some films that'll change my mind.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Young Adam is basically a light porno with a weak storyline thrown in.

    Children of Men is a brilliant UK film.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dead Man's Shoes is amazing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My favourite British film ever has to be Shallow Grave. I guess you could say it rocks my world :D

    Also Withnail & I, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Sexy Beast, Kes, The Crying Game, My Beautiful Launderette and there must be loads more but I'm drawing a blank at the mo.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some of the most famous movies of all time were made in Britain like the original Star Wars and Superman movies..

    Don't think there's many good British Movies though recently - I like the old ones like the carry on movies and Alfred Hitchcock's frenzy.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I hate "my beautiful laundrette" but Shallow Grave, Withnail & I, Carry on Screaming and Carry on up the Kyber are all good. Plus of course Lock stock, Snatch, etc.

    i have heard Plunket and Maclene is good, but i havent seen it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Having just watched Trainspotting, I was thinking about British films. Can anyone recommend any good ones? Preferably ones that weren't made purely to make money in America.

    Oh and if anyone else is interested, I recommend My Summer Of Love (directed by a polish director, but that's not the point). I also want to watch Young Adam with Ewan McGregor, so if anyone's seen it, let me know what you thought. Oh and Secrets and Lies. But it's depressing that British film is so shit generally, and not really even made for British audiences. So recommend me some films that'll change my mind.
    IMO there all jank, apart from British adult films.

    Everything seems to be horrible about British films, the common accent, the chavi cloths and the sky is always dull.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Brassed Off is good, even though Ewan McGregor's Barnsley accent is awful.
    Kes is also a gud'un...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    briggi wrote:
    My favourite British film ever has to be Shallow Grave. I guess you could say it rocks my world :D

    Also Withnail & I, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Sexy Beast, Kes, The Crying Game, My Beautiful Launderette and there must be loads more but I'm drawing a blank at the mo.

    Dudette dudette princess dudettere4ss, what is whith whithnial and I? I don't get what is so ghrst abotu irt but I was recomended it and theoufht the olnlrt thignt jheat was good abolut it wa sthe losing of time. yhawn.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Monty Python films are hilarious.

    Lock Stock aswell maybe.
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,269 Skive's The Limit
    Severance, Sexy Beast, Lock Stock, Human Traffic, Football Factory, Withnail & I, A Clockwork Orange, The Business, Quadrophenia, Scum, The Acid House, A Fish Called Wanda
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Love, Honour and Obey was a fantastic film if you like British gangster films.
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,269 Skive's The Limit
    Gangster No.1 is quality film.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Skive wrote:
    Human Traffic, A Clockwork Orange, A Fish Called Wanda

    I'm going to kiss you now. :flirt:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO! - you have to watch this its brilliant :D and filthy :D

    Human Traffic
    Kes
    Scum
    Football Factory
    Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels
    Secrets and Lies
    Shallow Grave
    East is East
    Final Cut (with jude law and sadie frost its just weird!)
    The Full Monty
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whilst trying not to repeat the films others have already mentioned, IMHO some of the best British films are

    Whisky Galore!
    The Long Good Friday
    Local Hero
    The Commitments
    The Madness of King George
    Shakespeare in Love
    My Left Foot
    Mona Lisa
    Elizabeth
    The Day of the Jackal
    Educating Rita
    Hope and Glory
    Nil By Mouth
    The Killing Fields
    Blythe Spirit
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I love Personal Services, but then i'm a Julie Walters fan :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Scum - The best film ever
    Nil by mouth,
    The Krays,
    Love honour and Obey,
    Clockwork Orange
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lipsy wrote:
    RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO! - you have to watch this its brilliant :D and filthy :D

    Human Traffic
    Kes
    Scum
    Football Factory
    Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels
    Secrets and Lies
    Shallow Grave
    East is East
    Final Cut (with jude law and sadie frost its just weird!)
    The Full Monty


    Rita Sue and Bob too, Forgot about that one, That film is So funny!!!!! :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lipsy wrote:
    RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO! - you have to watch this its brilliant :D and filthy

    Doesnt that film just remind you of your own life a little too much...nah im joshing you...or am i? ;)

    Also, Long Good Friday, though dated is fucking AWESOME!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cathy Come Home - TBH I'm not sure this is the correct title but it a very good social commentary on 1960's britain which caused a massive outcry when it was released (ETA imdb link to prove i've not gone mad http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059020/)
    Scum as everyone else has said
    The early black and white Carry on Films - especially Carry on Sargent which is my favourite (as wrong as it may be i actually secretly fancy bob monkhouse in this film)
    HELP - the beetles film - I love it so much but maybe i'm just weird - but its so surreally good.
    Educating Rita
    Junk - I think this might have been a made for TV film but its very good and quite disturbing about teenage heroin addicts
    Welcome to Sarejevo - very sad true story about the war in Jugoslavia - though just having looked it up on IMDB it might not even be a British Film but it is very good.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bullseye wrote:
    Doesnt that film just remind you of your own life a little too much...nah im joshing you...or am i? ;)
    are you insinuating that i share a man with my mate and take turns shagging him in his car? :eek2:

    im starting to wonder what kind of ideas you have about me going off some of your posts lately :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lipsy wrote:
    RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO! - you have to watch this its brilliant :D and filthy :D

    All together now..

    we're having a gangbang, we're having a ball, we're having a gangbang against the wall :lol:

    That was filmed about two miles from my mum and dad's house...oh, the shame.

    Sexy Beast is a quality film too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:
    All together now..

    we're having a gangbang, we're having a ball, we're having a gangbang against the wall :lol:

    That was filmed about two miles from my mum and dad's house...oh, the shame.

    Sexy Beast is a quality film too.

    I like the "Make your own Fucking tea" part!
    I always say that when people piss me off!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lipsy wrote:
    are you insinuating that i share a man with my mate and take turns shagging him in his car? :eek2:

    im starting to wonder what kind of ideas you have about me going off some of your posts lately :p


    Nah, im just joshing you, coz your a good time party girl who knows how to have fun in her life. Plus your an Fellow alumni, which rocks my socks...not litterally as i am barefoot. :thumb: outstanding!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Anything directed by Ken Loach.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Scum on tonight at 10, ITV4 ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blagsta wrote:
    Anything directed by Ken Loach.

    Ken Loach has made some good films. He's made a lot of crap too though.
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,269 Skive's The Limit
    godscop wrote:
    Scum on tonight at 10, ITV4 ;)

    Good film.

    Rita, Sue and Bob Too! is on Flim4 tomorrow night.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Final Cut is so cool
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Secrets and Lies is excellent, and definitely the best acted one I have ever seen.
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