Best of the Brits

On Film / Short Takes — Feb 8, 2011

After months of polling directors, actors, writers, producers, critics, and other people from the film industry and repertory world, Time Out London has compiled and published an easily navigable list of the hundred best British films ever made. And you can find thirty of them in the annals of the Criterion Collection, from a plethora of Powell and Pressburger picks to a raft of recent titles, including Hunger and Fish Tank. And we offer well over half of the top twenty, including Withnail & I, Brief Encounter, Naked, If…., The Red Shoes, Kes (coming in April), and more. Among those polled were Wes Anderson, Peter Bradshaw, Terence Davies, Graham Fuller, Michel Gondry, Sally Hawkins, Nick James, Phillip Kemp, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Thandie Newton, Olivia Williams—150 in all.