There is nothing like a good UK film that really gets you thinking and experiencing British culture, whether it’s about some of the greatest British legends or it’s a hilarious comedy that has you crying with laughter, nothing beats films that connect you with British culture through great stories and characters. Whether you’re a big movie addict or not, everyone can admit that there are the good and the bad within every industry – film included.
Over the last decade, there have been films that have successfully made us cry, laugh, and even jump out of our seats with horror. There are always the best ones that we will ever forget and you’re definitely not British if you have never watched them. From 2007 up until the present day we’ve thought of four films which have stolen our film hearts and left a trail of wanting more.
Here is our choice of the 4 films we liked.
We liked these films for their Britishness and professional film-making.
Let us know if you have seen them and what you thought or if you would have chosen any others or even if you would have different ones for all 4.
The newest of all the films listed this Christopher Nolan classic is based on the WW2’s evacuation of Dunkirk from all three perspectives; seas, land and air. There is no main protagonist as many people played a big part in the making and producing of this film, all of the characters are just as important as the rest. Whilst we left the theatres sobbing our hearts out we also left feeling proud of our British history, knowing that our previous ancestors were apart of such a big, important event. Nothing beats a good take on a real-life event.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Rated one of the best films of all time, this romantic drama follows the relationship between Jane and Stephen Hawking as he is diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and his rise in success within the world of physics. The film shows how hard success is but how worth it is in the end. Directed by James Marsh it’s a film that definitely changed the history of British film production for the better.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and II (2010 and 2011)
No one who is British can say that any of the Harry Potter film series are bad. This multi-award-winning film saga lasted over 10 years in production and the last two films really did finish up the whole thing. If you’re not aware of the Harry Potter series then you need to be, following the story of a young orphan as he realises he is a wizard, the story carries on right up until his last battle within the wizarding world as he fights for what he believes is right. These films are truly something us Britons take seriously.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Based on the classic book, this film follows an 18-year-old Jamal Malik as he wins the Indian version of Who wants to be a millionaire? To which he answered every question right. The film is basically him setting himself straight after he is accused of cheating, he lists how he was able to answer every single question. It’s an amazingly made film that is not to be missed. The amount of awards and recognition it has received just shows how good it really is.
Getting The Best Movies From The UK.
Most movies are available online now. You can even get them free from the official websites when they have been on UK TV. Unfortunately, it is not possible to access these websites directly but you can get them outside of the UK with our guide.
Let us know which of these movies that makes you feel closer to the UK or let us know if we have missed one that your favour over these!