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.
Ken Loach, 2013
The Spirit of '45 is Ken Loach's impassioned documentary- made to address a need and prevailing q...
Henry Cass, 1950
Alec Guinness stars in the classic British comedy Last Holiday as a salesman of agricultural mach...
Bill Forsyth, 1979
The hilarious and inventive zero-budget debut from celebrated Scottish director Bill Forsyth (Gre...
Leslie Norman, 1956
An early sci-fi thriller from Hammer films, X The Unknown sees mysterious events surrounding the ...
Don Sharp, 1979
Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee and Lloyd Bridges star in t...
Anthony Asquith, 1928
The BFI Archive's acclaimed restoration of Anthony Asquith's subterranean tale of love, jealousy ...
Milton Rosmer, Gerhard Lamprecht, 1931-35
When young Emil is sent to Berlin by his mother, the money he is carrying to give...
Dustin Hoffman, 2012
Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet is a charming comedy drama about a group of opera sin...
Richard C. Sarafian, 1969
Mark Lester (the lead in the 1968 film of 1968 Oliver!) plays mute 10 year-old Philip Ransome, wh...
Thorold Dickinson, 1940
Based on Patrick Hamilton's celebrated stage play, Gaslight is one of the great British thrillers...
Various (Documentary), 1961-69
Marking London Underground’s 150th anniversary, Exp...
Herbert Wilcox, 1955
Adapting Ivor Novello’s long-running musical play for the big screen, this enchanting Ruritanian ...