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In 1999 the British Film Institute surveyed 1000 people from the world of British film and television to produce the BFI 100 list of the greatest British films of the 20th century.[1] Voters were asked to choose up to 100 films that were 'culturally British'.[1] Some of the selected films were wholly or partly produced by non-UK companies, or made with input from film makers born overseas, but were perceived by voters as having significant British involvement.

Contents

List breakdown

  • The 1960s came out as the most popular decade, with 26 films, and 1963 and 1971 as the most popular years, with four films each. The earliest film chosen was from 1935 (The 39 Steps), with only two other 1930s films featuring in the list. After 1935, 1974–78 was the only period of more than a year from which no films were chosen.
  • The most represented actor was Sir Alec Guinness, starring in nine films on the list, though three appearances were in supporting roles. The most represented living actor is Sir Michael Caine, starring in seven films.
  • The most represented actress is Julie Christie, starring in six films on the list.

The films

Rank Title Year Director Film link Director Link Comment
1 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed The Third Man at the BFI REED, Carol at the BFI
2 Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean Brief Encounter at the BFI
3 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean Lawrence of Arabia at the BFI
4 The 39 Steps 1935 Alfred Hitchcock The 39 Steps at the BFI
5 Great Expectations 1946 David Lean Great Expectations at the BFI
6 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer Kind Hearts and Coronets at the BFI
7 Kes 1969 Ken Loach Kes at the BFI
8 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg Don't Look Now at the BFI
9 The Red Shoes 1948 Powell & Pressburger The Red Shoes at the BFI Hungarian-born co-writer, director & producer
10 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle Trainspotting at the BFI
11 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean The Bridge on the River Kwai at the BFI
12 if.... 1968 Lindsay Anderson if... at the BFI
13 The Ladykillers 1955 Alexander Mackendrick The Ladykillers at the BFI Scots-American director
14 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 Karel Reisz Saturday Night and Sunday Morning at the BFI Czech-born director
15 Brighton Rock 1947 John Boulting Brighton Rock at the BFI
16 Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges Get Carter at the BFI
17 The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 Charles Crichton The Lavender Hill Mob at the BFI
18 Henry V 1944 Laurence Olivier Henry V at the BFI
19 Chariots of Fire 1981 Hugh Hudson Chariots of Fire at the BFI
20 A Matter of Life and Death 1946 Powell & Pressburger A Matter of Life and Death at the BFI Hungarian-born co-writer, director & producer
21 The Long Good Friday 1980 John Mackenzie The Long Good Friday at the BFI
22 The Servant 1963 Joseph Losey The Servant at the BFI American-born director
23 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 Mike Newell Four Weddings and a Funeral at the BFI
24 Whisky Galore! 1949 Alexander Mackendrick Whisky Galore! at the BFI Scots-American director
25 The Full Monty 1997 Peter Cattaneo The Full Monty at the BFI
26 The Crying Game 1992 Neil Jordan The Crying Game at the BFI Irish director
27 Doctor Zhivago 1965 David Lean Doctor Zhivago at the BFI US–Italian co-production
28 Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones Monty Python's Life of Brian at the BFI
29 Withnail and I 1987 Bruce Robinson Withnail and I at the BFI
30 Gregory's Girl 1980 Bill Forsyth Gregory's Girl at the BFI
31 Zulu 1964 Cy Endfield Zulu at the BFI American-born director
32 Room at the Top 1958 Jack Clayton Room at the Top at the BFI
33 Alfie 1966 Lewis Gilbert Alfie at the BFI
34 Gandhi 1982 Richard Attenborough Gandhi at the BFI
35 The Lady Vanishes 1938 Alfred Hitchcock The Lady Vanishes at the BFI
36 The Italian Job 1969 Peter Collinson The Italian Job at the BFI
37 Local Hero 1983 Bill Forsyth Local Hero at the BFI
38 The Commitments 1991 Alan Parker The Commitments at the BFI
39 A Fish Called Wanda 1988 Charles Crichton A Fish Called Wanda at the BFI
40 Secrets & Lies 1996 Mike Leigh Secrets & Lies at the BFI
41 Dr. No 1962 Terence Young Dr. No at the BFI
42 The Madness of King George 1994 Nicholas Hytner The Madness of King George at the BFI
43 A Man for All Seasons 1966 Fred Zinnemann A Man for All Seasons at the BFI Austrian-born director
44 Black Narcissus 1947 Powell & Pressburger Black Narcissus at the BFI Hungarian-born co-writer-director-producer
45 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Powell & Pressburger The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp at the BFI Hungarian-born co-writer-director-producer
46 Oliver Twist 1948 David Lean Oliver Twist at the BFI
47 I'm All Right Jack 1959 John Boulting I'm All Right Jack at the BFI
48 Performance 1970 Cammell & Roeg Performance at the BFI
49 Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden Shakespeare in Love at the BFI
50 My Beautiful Laundrette 1985 Stephen Frears My Beautiful Laundrette at the BFI
51 Tom Jones 1963 Tony Richardson Tom Jones at the BFI
52 This Sporting Life 1963 Lindsay Anderson This Sporting Life at the BFI
53 My Left Foot 1989 Jim Sheridan My Left Foot at the BFI Irish director
54 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam Brazil at the BFI American-born director
55 The English Patient 1996 Anthony Minghella The English Patient at the BFI
56 A Taste of Honey 1961 Tony Richardson A Taste of Honey at the BFI
57 The Go-Between 1971 Joseph Losey The Go-Between at the BFI American-born director
58 The Man in the White Suit 1951 Alexander Mackendrick The Man in the White Suit at the BFI Scots-American film director
59 The IPCRESS File 1965 Sidney Furie The Ipcress File at the BFI Canadian-born director
60 Blowup 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni Blowup at the BFI Italian director
61 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962 Tony Richardson The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner at the BFI
62 Sense and Sensibility 1995 Ang Lee Sense and Sensibility at the BFI Taiwanese-American Director
63 Passport to Pimlico 1949 Henry Cornelius Passport to Pimlico at the BFI South African-born director
64 The Remains of the Day 1993 James Ivory The Remains of the Day at the BFI American director
65 Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971 John Schlesinger Sunday Bloody Sunday at the BFI
66 The Railway Children 1970 Lionel Jeffries The Railway Children at the BFI
67 Mona Lisa 1986 Neil Jordan Mona Lisa at the BFI Irish director
68 The Dam Busters 1955 Michael Anderson The Dam Busters at the BFI
69 Hamlet 1948 Laurence Olivier Hamlet at the BFI
70 Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton Goldfinger at the BFI
71 Elizabeth 1998 Shekhar Kapur Elizabeth at the BFI Indian director
72 Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939 Sam Wood Goodbye, Mr. Chips at the BFI American director
73 A Room with a View 1985 James Ivory GA Room with a View at the BFI American director
74 The Day of the Jackal 1973 Fred Zinnemann The Day of the Jackal at the BFI Austrian-born Director
75 The Cruel Sea 1952 Charles Frend The Cruel Sea at the BFI
76 Billy Liar 1963 John Schlesinger Billy Liar at the BFI
77 Oliver! 1968 Carol Reed Oliver! at the BFI
78 Peeping Tom 1960 Michael Powell Peeping Tom at the BFI
79 Far from the Madding Crowd 1967 John Schlesinger Far from the Madding Crowd at the BFI
80 The Draughtsman's Contract 1982 Peter Greenaway The Draughtsman's Contract at the BFI
81 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick A Clockwork Orange at the BFI American-born director
82 Distant Voices, Still Lives 1988 Terence Davies Distant Voices, Still Lives at the BFI
83 Darling 1965 John Schlesinger Darling at the BFI
84 Educating Rita 1983 Lewis Gilbert Educating Rita at the BFI
85 Brassed Off 1996 Mark Herman Brassed Off at the BFI
86 Genevieve 1953 Henry Cornelius Genevieve at the BFI South African-born director
87 Women in Love 1969 Ken Russell Women in Love at the BFI
88 A Hard Day's Night 1964 Richard Lester A Hard Day's Night at the BFI American-born director
89 Fires Were Started 1943 Humphrey Jennings Fires Were Started at the BFI
90 Hope and Glory 1987 John Boorman Hope and Glory at the BFI
91 My Name Is Joe 1998 Ken Loach My Name Is Joe at the BFI
92 In Which We Serve 1942 David Lean In Which We Serve at the BFI
93 Caravaggio 1986 Derek Jarman Caravaggio at the BFI
94 The Belles of St. Trinian's 1954 Frank Launder The Belles of St. Trinian's at the BFI
95 Life is Sweet 1990 Mike Leigh Life Is Sweet at the BFI
96 The Wicker Man 1973 Robin Hardy The Wicker Man at the BFI
97 Nil by Mouth 1997 Gary Oldman Nil by Mouth at the BFI
98 Small Faces 1995 Gillies MacKinnon Small Faces at the BFI
99 Carry On up the Khyber 1968 Gerald Thomas Carry On up the Khyber at the BFI
100 The Killing Fields 1984 Roland Joffé The Killing Fields at the BFI

See also

References

  1. ^ a b BFI 100 Official List at the British Film Institute
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In 1999 the British Film Institute surveyed 1000 people from the world of British film and television to produce the BFI 100 list of the greatest British films of the 20th century. Voters were asked to choose up to 100 films that were 'culturally British'. Some of the selected films were wholly or partly produced by non-UK companies, or made with input from film makers born overseas, but were perceived by voters as having significant British involvement.[1]

Contents

List breakdown

  • The 1960s came out as the most popular decade, with 26 films, and 1949, 1963 and 1971 as the most popular years, with four films each. The earliest film chosen was from 1935 (The 39 Steps), with only two other 1930s films featuring in the list. After 1935, the only years not represented are 1936–1937, 1940–1941, 1950, 1956, 1972, and 1974–78.
  • The most represented actor was Alec Guinness, starring in nine films on the list, though three appearances were in supporting roles. The most represented living actor is Michael Caine, starring in seven films.
  • The most represented actress is Julie Christie, starring in six films on the list.

The films

Rank Title Year Director
1 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed
2 Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean
3 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean
4 The 39 Steps 1935 Alfred Hitchcock
5 Great Expectations 1946 David Lean
6 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer
7 Kes 1969 Ken Loach
8 Don't Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg
9 The Red Shoes 1948 Powell and Pressburger
10 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle
11 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean
12 if.... 1968 Lindsay Anderson
13 The Ladykillers 1955 Alexander Mackendrick
14 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 Karel Reisz
15 Brighton Rock 1947 John Boulting
16 Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges
17 The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 Charles Crichton
18 Henry V 1944 Laurence Olivier
19 Chariots of Fire 1981 Hugh Hudson
20 A Matter of Life and Death 1946 Powell and Pressburger
21 The Long Good Friday 1980 John Mackenzie
22 The Servant 1963 Joseph Losey
23 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 Mike Newell
24 Whisky Galore! 1949 Alexander Mackendrick
25 The Full Monty 1997 Peter Cattaneo
26 The Crying Game 1992 Neil Jordan
27 Doctor Zhivago 1965 David Lean
28 Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones
29 Withnail and I 1987 Bruce Robinson
30 Gregory's Girl 1980 Bill Forsyth
31 Zulu 1964 Cy Endfield
32 Room at the Top 1958 Jack Clayton
33 Alfie 1966 Lewis Gilbert
34 Gandhi 1982 Richard Attenborough
35 The Lady Vanishes 1938 Alfred Hitchcock
36 The Italian Job 1969 Peter Collinson
37 Local Hero 1983 Bill Forsyth
38 The Commitments 1991 Alan Parker
39 A Fish Called Wanda 1988 Charles Crichton
40 Secrets & Lies 1996 Mike Leigh
41 Dr. No 1962 Terence Young
42 The Madness of King George 1994 Nicholas Hytner
43 A Man for All Seasons 1966 Fred Zinnemann
44 Black Narcissus 1947 Powell and Pressburger
45 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Powell and Pressburger
46 Oliver Twist 1948 David Lean
47 I'm All Right Jack 1959 John Boulting
48 Performance 1970 Donald Cammell
Nicolas Roeg
49 Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden
50 My Beautiful Laundrette 1985 Stephen Frears
51 Tom Jones 1963 Tony Richardson
52 This Sporting Life 1963 Lindsay Anderson
53 My Left Foot 1989 Jim Sheridan
54 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam
55 The English Patient 1996 Anthony Minghella
56 A Taste of Honey 1961 Tony Richardson
57 The Go-Between 1971 Joseph Losey
58 The Man in the White Suit 1951 Alexander Mackendrick
59 The IPCRESS File 1965 Sidney J. Furie
60 Blowup 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni
61 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962 Tony Richardson
62 Sense and Sensibility 1995 Ang Lee
63 Passport to Pimlico 1949 Henry Cornelius
64 The Remains of the Day 1993 James Ivory
65 Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971 John Schlesinger
66 The Railway Children 1970 Lionel Jeffries
67 Mona Lisa 1986 Neil Jordan
68 The Dam Busters 1955 Michael Anderson
69 Hamlet 1948 Laurence Olivier
70 Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton
71 Elizabeth 1998 Shekhar Kapur
72 Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939 Sam Wood
73 A Room with a View 1985 James Ivory
74 The Day of the Jackal 1973 Fred Zinnemann
75 The Cruel Sea 1952 Charles Frend
76 Billy Liar 1963 John Schlesinger
77 Oliver! 1968 Carol Reed
78 Peeping Tom 1960 Michael Powell
79 Far from the Madding Crowd 1967 John Schlesinger
80 The Draughtsman's Contract 1982 Peter Greenaway
81 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick
82 Distant Voices, Still Lives 1988 Terence Davies
83 Darling 1965 John Schlesinger
84 Educating Rita 1983 Lewis Gilbert
85 Brassed Off 1996 Mark Herman
86 Genevieve 1953 Henry Cornelius
87 Women in Love 1969 Ken Russell
88 A Hard Day's Night 1964 Richard Lester
89 Fires Were Started 1943 Humphrey Jennings
90 Hope and Glory 1987 John Boorman
91 My Name Is Joe 1998 Ken Loach
92 In Which We Serve 1942 David Lean
93 Caravaggio 1986 Derek Jarman
94 The Belles of St Trinian's 1954 Frank Launder
95 Life is Sweet 1990 Mike Leigh
96 The Wicker Man 1973 Robin Hardy
97 Nil by Mouth 1997 Gary Oldman
98 Small Faces 1995 Gillies MacKinnon
99 Carry On... Up the Khyber 1968 Gerald Thomas
100 The Killing Fields 1984 Roland Joffé

See also

References

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