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The Alternative BFI 100 List

In 1999 the British Film Institute surveyed 1,000 people from the world of British film and television to produce the BFI 100 list of the greatest British films of the 20th century. The result was more or less predictable.
This is a list of 100 great British movies, or at least personal favourite British movies (nobody else is going to fight on behalf of Three Hats for Lisa, let's face it), some of which were criminally overlooked or neglected, but all of which didn't get a look-in, in the BFI 100.
All 100 films are no more recent than 1999, the year of the BFI poll.
I've not included television dramas/plays; so no Cathy Come Home, no Nuts in May, no The War Game, etc.

This list is subject to constant change and updating.

  • Naked

    1

  • The Fallen Idol

    2

  • The Servant

    3

  • Went the Day Well?

    4

  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon

    5

  • A Canterbury Tale

    6

  • The Whisperers

    7

  • The Devils

    8

  • The Offence

    9

  • Scum

    10

  • I Know Where I'm Going!

    11

  • The Entertainer

    12

  • The Black Panther

    13

  • Afraid of the Dark

    14

  • Repulsion

    15

  • The Angry Silence

    16

  • Bunny Lake Is Missing

    17

  • Night and the City

    18

  • Night of the Demon

    19

  • The Mark

    20

  • Don't Talk to Strange Men

    21

  • Ladybird Ladybird

    22

  • A Kind of Loving

    23

  • The Pumpkin Eater

    24

  • The Innocents

    25

  • King Lear

    26

  • The War Zone

    27

  • Whistle Down the Wind

    28

  • Taste of Fear

    29

  • King and Country

    30

  • The Reckoning

    31

  • Shadowlands

    32

  • The Shout

    33

  • Laughter in the Dark

    34

  • The Damned

    35

  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

    36

  • Gumshoe

    37

  • Cul-de-sac

    38

  • Pink Floyd: The Wall

    39

  • High Hopes

    40

  • When the Wind Blows

    41

  • The Blood on Satan's Claw

    42

  • Sapphire

    43

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    44

  • A Room for Romeo Brass

    45

  • Castaway

    46

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    47

  • Ratcatcher

    48

  • Hunted

    49

  • Witchfinder General

    50

  • Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon

    51

  • A Man of No Importance

    52

  • Victim

    53

  • Our Mother's House

    54

  • Dead of Night

    55

  • The Baby of Mâcon

    56

  • Three Hats for Lisa

    57

  • Hell Drivers

    58

  • The Curse of Frankenstein

    59

  • Deadly Strangers

    60

  • The Family Way

    61

  • All the Right Noises

    62

  • The Appointment

    63

  • Tiger Bay

    64

  • The Wooden Horse

    65

  • Privilege

    66

  • Richard III

    67

  • Odd Man Out

    68

  • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

    69

  • Sabotage

    70

  • I Start Counting

    71

  • House of Mortal Sin

    72

  • In the Bleak Midwinter

    73

  • 10 Rillington Place

    74

  • Deep End

    75

  • The Stars Look Down

    76

  • Home Before Midnight

    77

  • And Soon the Darkness

    78

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    79

  • Melody

    80

  • Unman, Wittering and Zigo

    81

  • Magic

    82

  • Secret Ceremony

    83

  • The Plague Dogs

    84

  • She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas

    85

  • Riff-Raff

    86

  • Gaslight

    87

  • Mandy

    88

  • The Caretaker

    89

  • Revenge

    90

  • Elephant

    91

  • The Plague of the Zombies

    92

  • Jude

    93

  • It Happened Here

    94

  • Let It Be

    95

  • Family Life

    96

  • The Browning Version

    97

  • The Boys

    98

  • Accident

    99

  • The Big Finish

    100