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Best Of British Is Love, Actually

Thursday, March 24th, 2011


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……)