Best Of British Is Love, Actually


The question ‘what is your favourite film?’ is a slightly daft one… no matter how hard we think,  we all come up with the same answer – Dirty Dancing!


A classic film that we all love to quote; just last week I told my friends that “I carried the water melon” and “no one leaves baby in the corner”.

Okay, maybe not, but ask women across the land and this film will no doubt be in their all-time Top 5.  So when I asked everyone in the office what they thought the best film ever was, I was certainly expecting more than a few votes for Swayze and his snake-hips.  However, I didn’t expect the 3 million other film suggestions that were thrown at me…

I decided to make the question slightly more streamlined, and asked my colleagues for their vote on the Best of the British. I asked our willing collection of film critics to name their top 5 Brit-flicks and there was an overwhelming response.

Here is what they came up with:

Snatch, Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels, Harry Brown, The Beach, Layer Cake, 28 Days Later, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Slumdog Millionaire, Human Traffic, Looking For Eric, The Krays, Shallow Grave, Notting Hill, Four Weddings And A Funeral, Love Actually, All James Bond Films, Trainspotting, Shakespeare In Love, East Is East, Withnail and I, The Damned United, Sliding Doors, This is England, Dog Soldiers, Sunshine, Green Street & Death at a funeral

…….and the DVDRental Top 5 Brit-flicks are (drum roll please……)

1. Love Actually

2. Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrells

3. Snatch

4. Trainspotting

5. Shaun Of the dead

That was an immensely tiring process, and I have developed a dodgy twitch as a result, but now we’d like to know your top 5 British films!

5 Responses to “Best Of British Is Love, Actually”

  1. Peter Walker says:

    how is love actually the best British film ever made? the fact that hugh grant is in it should automatically put it down 100 places. No even mentioned the legend that is the late great pete postlethwaite and his turn in Brassed off. Nor did you mention Michael Caine in Alife.

    Love actually should stay where it belongs, on the shelf!!!

  2. William Nuttall says:

    Bill Nighy – Legend!!! was the boat that rocked not a british film? that’s brilliant!

  3. Love Factually says:

    Blurgh love actually is a load of old codswallop! Thank god Martine McCutchen’s career is now back on an appropriate path and she is the star of her very own yoghurt advert – nuff said!

  4. Claudia P says:

    A great top five British film list, and totally agree with Love Actually at the top. A good all rounder, feel good, watch again and again movie! Although now you’ve reminded me of so many great British films with your extensive list, I’ll be sure to revisit some of these before Love Actually again!

  5. Niko Papadopoulos says:

    I have to agree with the above comments, any film with Hugh Grant and a women who seems to get off on yoghurt doesn’t deserve to even be acknowledged in the same sentence as such classics as With Nail & I and Trainspotting.

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