Which one is the best British film of the Century?

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British films have long been some of the best in the film industry, and many iconic British films come from these islands. But what are the best British films of the century?

A Showcase Cinemas study has shown that many fans’ films score high in a poll of British favorites.

The top was the entire Harry Potter series, and it was too close to name a particular movie from the franchise.

This series came from one of the most outstanding British books ever written by the English author JK Rowling.

The film series began in 2001 with The Philosopher’s Stone and ran for eight films and an entire decade, with The Deathly Hallows Part 2 out in 2011.

Showcase polled 2,000 people in February this year, and the results revealed Britons’ love affair with childhood classics.

Paddington and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit scored high among the respondents.

The first is from Michael Bond’s enchanting books, starting with A Bear Called Paddington, in which an anthropomorphic bear gets into all kinds of trouble.

This resulted in two feature films, Paddington in 2014 and Paddington 2 in 2017, and a third went into development in February 2021.

Wallace and Gromit is also a beloved franchise, although this started in film as short films with claymation, a type of stop-motion animation with clay models.

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was the first feature film starring the hapless inventor Wallace and his faithful helper, Gromit, who is often the more sensible of the two, though he rarely gets the credit he deserves.

The second best British film in the Showcase study was Bridget Jones’s Diary, ironically starred an American actress, Renee Zellweger, as everyday hero Bridget Jones.

Although based on a French novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables came in third as the film itself was a British production.

Dunkirk, the film by Anglo-American director Christopher Nolan, showed British power at its best. The Allied soldiers were forced to evacuate from the beaches as German soldiers approached them.

The WWII epic featured some of the UK’s most outstanding talent, including Sir Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance.

Another epic of war, 1917, also appeared in the Top 10 Movies voted for in the study.

This film similarly focuses on how the British can survive in the face of war, with two young soldiers (played by George Mackay and Dean Charles Chapman) forced to take a gruesome journey across the urgent front message.

The Theory of Everything came sixth, with the story of the English intellectual giant Stephen Hawking, who spent most of his life-fighting motor neuron disease.

Finally, the tenth film in the study is. This is England, which looks very specifically at the subcultures of England in the 1980s.

Top Ten British Movies of the Century

  1. Harry Potter series
  2. Bridget Jones’s Diary
  3. Les Miserables
  4. Dunkirk
  5. Paddington
  6. The theory of everything
  7. 1917
  8. 28 days later
  9. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  10. This is England

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