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.
Montgomery Tully, 1957
Roland Culver plays a psychiatrist with deadly intentions in this 1957 crime thriller - a classic...
John Michael McDonagh, 2013
A darkly comic Irish thriller, Calvary stars Brendan Gleeson as Father James, the local clergyman...
A collection of eight films starring the great British actor. Features In Which W...
Elaine Constantine, 2014
Music drama centered around the American soul movement that developed in Northern England in the ...
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...
Robert Day, 1956
Classic British farce, and arguably Alastair Sim's funniest film, in which he plays an assassin w...
Mick Jackson, 1984
Originally broadcast at the height of the nuclear paranoia of the 1980s, Threads sent shock waves...
Ken Loach, 1967-2001
Ken Loach is a name synonymous with British cinema; a director that has continued...
John Schlesinger, 1967
Julie Christie stars in this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 19th century tale of a ...
Sylvain Chomet, 2010
A wonderful hand-painted animated feature from Sylvain Chomet (Belleville Rendezvous), The Illusi...
Virginia Heath, 2014
Made entirely of Scottish film archive footage, From Scotland With Love is a 75-m...