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    (Original post by adamrules247)
    :whut: That was an awful film. So was your number 9 choice as well.
    They are not awful.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    They are not awful.
    Oh purlease. Casino Royal featured the worst bond ever playing poker for the entire film and HP3 had lead actors so wooden that I strongly expect I that if I rubbed one of them I'd get a splinter.
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    (Original post by adamrules247)
    Oh purlease. Casino Royal featured the worst bond ever playing poker for the entire film and HP3 had lead actors so wooden that I strongly expect I that if I rubbed one of them I'd get a splinter.
    That you consider Daniel Craig to be the worst Bond ever means I simply can't carry on this conversation, as our tastes are so vastly different.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    That you consider Daniel Craig to be the worst Bond ever means I simply can't carry on this conversation, as our tastes are so vastly different.
    Well, the worst modern one. There was that other chap who was pretty awful.
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    To the people saying Harry Potter, are they British films? Weren't they funded by American money?
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    (Original post by paddyman4)
    To the people saying Harry Potter, are they British films? Weren't they funded by American money?
    An all British cast, british locations and british source material qualify it emotionally to be British, I would say. Technically it has both co-production and would pass the cultural test so I guess it would be classed as British.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    An all British cast, british locations and british source material qualify it emotionally to be British, I would say. Technically it has both co-production and would pass the cultural test so I guess it would be classed as British.
    I still don't think that counts tbh. For example Batman Begins had a British director, almost exclusively British/Irish actors and was largely filmed in Britain. But no one would call it a British film. The reason British films are few and far between is money, so it's not really right to claim a film that was entirely funded by America as our own. If Harry Potter wasn't set in Britain then there's no way anyone would consider them British films.
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    Hmmm... I'd say; Rock n Rolla, Trainspotting, Lock Stock..., Snatch, This is England, Hot Fuzz and being from Swansea I have to say Twin Town. Obviously not 10 but I am struggling to think of good British films this evening.
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    (Original post by paddyman4)
    I still don't think that counts tbh. For example Batman Begins had a British director, almost exclusively British/Irish actors and was largely filmed in Britain. But no one would call it a British film. The reason British films are few and far between is money, so it's not really right to claim a film that was entirely funded by America as our own. If Harry Potter wasn't set in Britain then there's no way anyone would consider them British films.
    Well like I said, there are two ways a film can now be passed as British; one is via co-production, and one is the cultural test, which measures subject matter and persons working on it. The Harry Potter films pass both of those and so objectively pass as British.

    This isn't a new phenomenon. For instance, if you enquired about Lawrence of Arabia, the vast majority of people would tell you it was British. But this was financed by American money. There has been a long-standing agreement that marries british talent and american money in this way, which qualifies it for tax breaks. The british film industry quite simply wouldn't survive without it.
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    i'd add shallow grave and nowhere boy
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    The 80s was far better for British cinema, unless you like Richard Curtis and Guy Ritchie ad finitum.
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    (Original post by Jade-Li)
    Some of them were good but some were shocking so I wouldn't lump them all together like that. :p:
    Thats true but if I did that people would start debating about which HP movie they liked. Here I'm just assuming one of them would be good enough to make a top 10 list...which one idk :p:
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    (Original post by Picnic1)
    Four weddings and a funeral, Trainspotting, Notting Hill, Love actually.

    Films about drug taking working class people and upper middle class / upper class people. We love these extremes.

    We may make more than out fair share of good music but our contribution to film laughably pales in comparison to the Americans.
    Take Calendar Girls for example - it was basically just The Full Monty with WI members.

    One of our best contributions to cinema in the 90s was Sam Mendes directing American Beauty.
    That reminds me does Slumdog Millionaire qualify? I guess that was Indian
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    (Original post by The_Timepasser)
    That reminds me does Slumdog Millionaire qualify? I guess that was Indian
    Yeah I'm surprised no one has said this yet! I thought it was a pretty good film, and yes it's British!
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    Red Road
    Sweet Sixteen
    The Madness of King George
    28 Days Later
    Shakespeare In Love
    This is England
    Game Over: Kasparov & The Machine
    The Tulse Luper Suitcases
    A **** & Bull Story
    The Damned United

    Looked through a list of Brit films from 1990 to now: lot of good films, lot of bad films. Same as life.

    EDIT: forgot In The Loop. Dammit.
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    I love british movies more than other countries because they sorta take a poke at British culture and everything that is wrong with it which makes them humorous and means that people from other countries can relate to it.

    I love Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shaun Of The Dead, This Is England.
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    (Original post by UniFix)
    I love british movies more than other countries because they sorta take a poke at British culture and everything that is wrong with it which makes them humorous and means that people from other countries can relate to it.

    I love Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shaun Of The Dead, This Is England.
    I like the witty sarcasm thats prevalent in most of them (Hot Fuzz), they don't just force u to laugh like some American ones. Also Guy Ritchie's movies have great dialogues.
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    British humour is certainly more subtle; watch top clips from the US and UK versions of The Office for a case in point!
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    (Original post by The_Timepasser)
    I like the witty sarcasm thats prevalent in most of them (Hot Fuzz), they don't just force u to laugh like some American ones. Also Guy Ritchie's movies have great dialogues.
    I agree with this. Shaun Of The Dead is the most clever in taking the mickey of Britain's drinking culture, the fact that all British people act like zombies when going about their daily lives etc...

    There are a lot of stereotypes and that is what makes this film funny. My funniest moment is when the girl gets stabbed through the heart in the garden when Shaun and Ed think she is drunk. Yourself?
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    Dead Man's Shoes
    Nil By Mouth - has no one mentioned this? ;<<<<
    Death at a Funeral
    Shaun of The Dead
    Trainspotting
    Shallow Grave
    Children of Men
    Layer Cake
    The Last King Of Scotland
    28 Days Later




    I'd have had Withnail and I at the top of my list seeing as it's so close but I'm sure someone would *****.
 
 
 
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