BFI's 100 best British films of the 20th century

This list was put together by the British Film Institute in 1999 of their top 100 British films of the 20th century.

  • The Third Man

    1

  • Brief Encounter

    2

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    3

  • The 39 Steps

    4

  • Great Expectations

    5

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets

    6

  • Kes

    7

  • Don't Look Now

    8

  • The Red Shoes

    9

  • Trainspotting

    10

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    11

  • if....

    12

  • The Ladykillers

    13

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    14

  • Brighton Rock

    15

  • Get Carter

    16

  • The Lavender Hill Mob

    17

  • Henry V

    18

  • Chariots of Fire

    19

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    20

  • The Long Good Friday

    21

  • The Servant

    22

  • Four Weddings and a Funeral

    23

  • Whisky Galore!

    24

  • The Full Monty

    25

  • The Crying Game

    26

  • Doctor Zhivago

    27

  • Life of Brian

    28

  • Withnail & I

    29

  • Gregory's Girl

    30

  • Zulu

    31

  • Room at the Top

    32

  • Alfie

    33

  • Gandhi

    34

  • The Lady Vanishes

    35

  • The Italian Job

    36

  • Local Hero

    37

  • The Commitments

    38

  • A Fish Called Wanda

    39

  • Secrets & Lies

    40

  • Dr. No

    41

  • The Madness of King George

    42

  • A Man for All Seasons

    43

  • Black Narcissus

    44

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    45

  • Oliver Twist

    46

  • I'm All Right Jack

    47

  • Performance

    48

  • Shakespeare in Love

    49

  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    50

  • Tom Jones

    51

  • This Sporting Life

    52

  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    53

  • Brazil

    54

  • The English Patient

    55

  • A Taste of Honey

    56

  • The Go-Between

    57

  • The Man in the White Suit

    58

  • The Ipcress File

    59

  • Blow-Up

    60

  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    61

  • Sense and Sensibility

    62

  • Passport to Pimlico

    63

  • The Remains of the Day

    64

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    65

  • The Railway Children

    66

  • Mona Lisa

    67

  • The Dam Busters

    68

  • Hamlet

    69

  • Goldfinger

    70

  • Elizabeth

    71

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    72

  • A Room with a View

    73

  • The Day of the Jackal

    74

  • The Cruel Sea

    75

  • Billy Liar

    76

  • Oliver!

    77

  • Peeping Tom

    78

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    79

  • The Draughtsman's Contract

    80

  • A Clockwork Orange

    81

  • Distant Voices, Still Lives

    82

  • Darling

    83

  • Educating Rita

    84

  • Brassed Off

    85

  • Genevieve

    86

  • Women in Love

    87

  • A Hard Day's Night

    88

  • Fires Were Started

    89

  • Hope and Glory

    90

  • My Name Is Joe

    91

  • In Which We Serve

    92

  • Caravaggio

    93

  • The Belles of St. Trinian's

    94

  • Life Is Sweet

    95

  • The Wicker Man

    96

  • Nil by Mouth

    97

  • Small Faces

    98

  • Carry On Up the Khyber

    99

  • The Killing Fields

    100