Article: Top 10 British Films Volume 2

10.Shaun Of The Dead

The uneventful, aimless lives of a London electronics salesman and his layabout roommate are disrupted by the zombie apocalypse. With some comedy horror film they doesn’t really work but this one does work really well, it also generally funny and brim with comic one liner and it might be gory but underneath it all it just an entertaining film.

9.The King’s Speech

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer. For me personally it’s the chemistry between Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth that just work, that is the key to this film and it is well casted and overall this is a well – made film.

8.The Imitation Game

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life. All the acting is absolutely amazing and the pacing is just right and it can be gripping from the first frame, as it being based on a true story this is fascinating and really interesting.

7.Cemetery Junction

It’s 1973 in Cemetery Junction, a Reading suburb. Three working class lads, best friends, are coming of age. Definitely one of the better coming of age film, which is generally moving and it doesn’t feel forced, it is one of those film that you can connect with these characters and it is poignancy and it will made you smile as well.


A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate reality where they never existed. Likeable and a feel-good type of film which people needed, it also got an all star cast that brim with comic one liner and it might be too predictable but it is heartfelt and with a good message.

5.The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. It has got an all-British cast in this film as this has got stunning scenery and it is likeable, it just a really nice film and this is definitely watchable from start to finish.

4.The Great Mouse Detective

In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl’s toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world’s answer to Sherlock Holmes. Gorgeous looking film with eccentric characters, it might be slightly darker for the younger generation but this is intriguing and it is easy to follow story.

3.A Boy Called Christmas

In the origin story of Father Christmas, an ordinary boy sets out on an extraordinary adventure to find his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of Elfhelm. One of the better Christmas film and it is well casted. It also got a multilayer story that just work and it is a family viewing type of film.

2.Darkest Hour

In May 1940, the fate of World War II hangs on Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean the end of the British Empire. Being based on a true story this is memorable and it will leave you a lasting impression on you and overall the acting is amazing, the pacing is just perfect and this is fascinating.

1.Early Man

Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. Joyous and uplifting film which will pull a smile to people faces and this is fun, it got an all – star vocal talent and it brim with comic one liner and the story is fantastic, it also got a nice message of never giving up and it is suitable for all ages.

2 thoughts on “Article: Top 10 British Films Volume 2

  1. I looked back to see when you did the first Top 10 of British films. I can’t believe it was as far back as 24 October 2020. I recommended some older films then. This time I have thought about what are quintessentially British films, set in Britain, couldn’t have been made anywhere else, and speak to some aspect of Britishness.
    1. Kes
    2. Trainspotting
    3. Blow up
    4. The King’s Speech
    5. Whisky Galore
    6. Passport to Pimlico
    7. Kind Hearts and Coronets
    8. The Lady Killers
    9. A Man For all Seasons
    10. The 39 Steps

    Of course, there are so many more that could be included . . .

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