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Top 10 British Movies!

Here's our Top 10 Highest Rated British movies! As voted for by you!

How do you rate these movies?...

1. Another Year (2010)

On Disney+

Comedy drama directed by Mike Leigh, starring Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen. Married couple Tom and Gerri live a simple but contented life and are looking forward to retirement. But the increasing emotional demands of Gerri's friend and colleague Mary brings disharmony to their lives.


2. Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

On BBC iPlayer / Amazon Prime

Animated comedy adventure featuring the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. As the annual Giant Vegetable Competition approaches, enterprising Wallace and Gromit cash in with their humane pest-control outfit, "Anti-Pesto". But business turns sour when a huge, mysterious beast begins destroying every garden in the area.


3. Aftersun (2022)

Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't. Drama, starring Frankie Corio and Paul Mescal.


4. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

On BBC iPlayer

Animated adaptation of Charlie Mackesy's popular illustrated book about a boy and his animal companions, who share a series of brief but profound conversations on the nature of friendship as they journey together in the youngster's search for home. With the voices of Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Gabriel Byrne and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll.


5. Billy Elliot the Musical Live (2014)

Recording of the stage musical based on the film, from London's Victoria Palace Theatre. A working class boy is determined to pursue his dream of becoming a ballet dancer with the aid of an eccentric teacher, in the face of societal pressure and disapproval from his father. Starring Ruthie Henshall and Elliott Hanna.


6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Fantasy adventure, the final part of JK Rowling's epic saga, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Harry continues his search for the magical horcruxes, the key to the evil Lord Voldemort's immortality. Acting on information from the goblin Griphook, Harry is led to the vault of Voldemort's ally Bellatrix Lestrange before returning to Hogwarts for a final confrontation with his archenemy.


Nina (Age 10) - ★★★★★

"I would give it five stars. It is an outstanding production from the book Matilda by Roald Dahl which was made into a non musical movie which you can watch on Netflix. I loved Matilda The Musical because it is funny and the songs are amazing. It is sad at some points because Miss Trunchbull (who is the head mistress of Crunchem hall school) is very cruel to the children but she is quite a funny character as well. One of my favourite songs is Revolting Children which is a very happy and upbeat song. Matilda The Musical is based on a theatre production with songs written by Tim Minchin.

Overall Matilda The Musical is a very awesome movie. It is in cinemas now. And its great to watch on the big screen!"


On Netflix

Cameron (Age 18) - ★★★★★

"The Father is a uniquely wonderful film in its ability to have the story come

from the perspective of a man with dementia. The cast in the film is absolutely

outstanding with both Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman playing such

believable characters. The characterisation of an ill person is always difficult,

but Anthony nails it by embodying all the unique and seemingly random things

people with dementia do. The gem that makes this film truly different is the

way its filmed. By having seemingly unconnected events with different

characters suddenly joining together confuses the audience. It means the

audience has more sympathy for Anthony’s character as the viewers are just as

confused as he is – you must see it to fully understand it.

This film is unique but very convincing in building a story around a man with

dementia by, quite literally, placing the audience in his shoes. A must watch!

(and bring tissues)."


9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

The sixth in the blockbuster fantasy adventure series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. The ruthless Death Eaters announce the return of their master, Lord Voldemort, with a series of attacks on London. As disaster looms, Professor Dumbledore brings former tutor Horace Slughorn back to Hogwarts so that young wizard Harry Potter can learn from him the secrets of Voldemort's power.


10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Fantasy adventure starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. With Lord Voldemort once again in the ascendant, teenage wizard Harry Potter and his friends Hermione and Ron are forced to go on the run. Armed with items given to them by headmaster Albus Dumbledore, they seek to destroy artefacts that contain the secret of Voldemort's power.


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