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The Best British Films of the Last 25 Years

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 1, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 1, 2009 |

The UK’s Observer Film Quarterly rounded up a bunch of British filmmakers and critics (including Edgar Wright and Ben Kingsley) and decided to put together a list of the Best 25 British Films of the last 25 years. You can head over to the Gallery and view the entire list (it’s obnoxiously designed for increased page views — one entry per page), but here’s an easy access look at the Top Ten, and I’d be hard pressed to take issue with it (though, I haven’t seen My Beautiful Laundrette, Distant Voices, Still Lives or Ratcatcher and I won’t admit to being much of a Mike Leigh fan. But hey! Look! Trainspotting!

1. Trainspotting (1996)
2. Withnail & I (1987)
3. Secrets and Lies (1996)
4. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
5. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
6. Nil By Mouth (1997)
7. Sexy Beast (2000)
8. Ratcatcher (1999)
9. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
10. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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