Often caricatured as no more than stiff upper lips and starched bonnets, British film actually offers some of the most vibrant and exciting movies there are. It's not just the acknowledged classics crafted by the likes of David Lean, Powell and Pressburger or Ealing studios: DVD and Blu-ray are introducing us to forgotten treasures that show just how passionate British film can be.
John Michael McDonagh, 2013
A darkly comic Irish thriller, Calvary stars Brendan Gleeson as Father James, the local clergyman...
Montgomery Tully, 1957
Roland Culver plays a psychiatrist with deadly intentions in this 1957 crime thriller - a classic...
A collection of eight films starring the great British actor. Features In Which W...
Virginia Heath, 2014
Made entirely of Scottish film archive footage, From Scotland With Love is a 75-m...
Frank Launder, 1950
Classic comedy starring Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford as rival head teache...
Mike Leigh, 2014
Mike Leigh writes and directs this Academy Award-nominated biographical drama about British artis...
Peter Greenaway, 2013
'Every new visual technology is expensive and, sooner or later, it gets into bed ...
Mick Jackson, 1984
Originally broadcast at the height of the nuclear paranoia of the 1980s, Threads sent shock waves...
Ralph Richardson, 1952
1952 suspense feature Home at Seven saw Ralph Richardson heading an outstanding cast, as well as ...
David Lean, 1962
One of the most sumptuous of the postwar cycle of Hollywood epics, David Lean's 7 Oscar-winning r...
Ken Loach, 1967-2001
Ken Loach is a name synonymous with British cinema; a director that has continued...
Ken Loach, 2014
Jimmy's Hall, the latest work by director Ken Loach, is a moving and inspirational portrait of Ir...