With Film Four International (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George Emerson (Julian Sands) and his dad (Denholm Elliott) offer their rooms with views to Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and her chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett (Dame Maggie Smith). Lucy and George get acquainted, but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again, but now she's engaged.
Votes: 37,207 | Gross: $20.97M
3. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.
Votes: 3,239 | Gross: $0.12M
4. The Sacrifice (1986)
PG | 149 min | Drama
At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.
Votes: 21,457 | Gross: $0.30M
5. Maurice (1987)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Votes: 14,818 | Gross: $3.13M
7. Sister My Sister (1994)
R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller
Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.
Votes: 3,012 | Gross: $0.22M
9. Close My Eyes (1991)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance
An estranged brother and sister begin an intense sexual relationship, behind the curtain of their otherwise normal working-class lives.
Votes: 2,826 | Gross: $0.14M
12. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
R | 103 min | Drama, War
Journalist Floyd from the U.S., Michael Henderson from the U.K., and their teams meet at the beginning of the Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports, they find an orphanage run by ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,686 | Gross: $0.34M
13. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Music
The lives of an English working-class family are told out of order in a free-associative manner. The first part, "Distant Voices", focuses on the father's role in the family. The second part, "Still Lives", focuses on his children.
Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $0.69M
14. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
This movie is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman). In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,362 | Gross: $1.65M
16. Stormy Monday (1988)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Music
A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.
Votes: 3,408 | Gross: $1.79M
17. The Long Day Closes (1992)
PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama
A young British boy comes of age among his loving family and the austere Catholic Church as he realizes his love of cinema and his homosexuality.
Votes: 2,562 | Gross: $0.16M
20. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
R | 101 min | Drama
This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,003 | Gross: $0.15M
21. Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart.
Votes: 4,038 | Gross: $0.17M
23. Dance with a Stranger (1985)
R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.
Votes: 2,295 | Gross: $2.17M
105 min | Drama
A young man goes to a school for servants run by a brother and sister. In the dreamlike and surreal world that he enters, how will his presence impact the people there and possibly even the school itself?
25. The Supergrass (1985)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime
While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any ... See full summary »
26. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed Emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.
Votes: 2,380 | Gross: $0.57M
28. London Kills Me (1991)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull ... See full summary »
Votes: 531 | Gross: $0.17M
29. Blonde Fist (1991)
102 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A woman attempts to escape her domestic problems by fleeing to New York in search of her father. She finds him, and also new problems, some friendship, a romance, and an unexpected career as pro-boxer, to make ends meet.
30. Strapless (1989)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Votes: 341 | Gross: $0.76M
32. Dark Obsession (1989)
R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
A group of young British guardsmen have to cover up a hit and run incident that occurred at the end of a night of drunken revelry.
Votes: 290 | Gross: $0.33M
33. Wetherby (1985)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery
The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
Votes: 1,337 | Gross: $1.30M
34. Paris by Night (1988)
103 min | Drama, Thriller
Clara Paige (Charlotte Rampling) is a busy Euro Member of Parliament with a husband and child at home and a high powered career, but on a trip to Paris, her ordered existence is overturned by a murder and a chance encounter.
35. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Music
A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.
36. Comrades (1986)
183 min | Drama, History
The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of nineteenth century English farm laborers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
38. Vroom (1988)
89 min | Drama, Romance
A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision. Ringe is his whiplash wild best mate. Their lives in a small northern ... See full summary »
39. The Fool (1990)
140 min | Drama
A costume drama and satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a Lord who is ... See full summary »
40. Ladder of Swords (1989)
98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Don, his alcoholic wife Denise and Daley 'The Dancing Bear' are waiting on the moors to hear about a job. However, a fight, a disappearance and a death leads to unwanted attention from the police but a budding romance with a local widow.
41. Soursweet (1988)
110 min | Drama
Just married Hong Kong couple Chen & Lily emigrate to England, soon to become parents to a little baby boy and generally struggle through life. Chen works long days in a restaurant, while ... See full summary »
45. Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale (1989)
95 min | Crime, Drama
On the run from a couple of hit-men, young Johnny Fortune escapes from a life in basement poolrooms to become a dancing bear with the strangest Punch and Judy man in the business.
46. Play Me Something (1989)
72 min | Drama
As a group of individuals waits for a plane on a remote Scottish island, an enigmatic stranger tells them a story about an Italian countryman who visits Venice.
48. Venus Peter (1989)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama
Peter, a young boy living in the fishing village of St Monans, Scotland during 1940s, learns about life and the beauty of imagination from his grandfather and female teacher in this touching semi-autobiographical story about childhood.
50. Katinka (1988)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A new foreman, Huus, arrives in a sleepy Danish village, much to the delight of the unmarried women there. However, Huus becomes very friendly with Katinka and her husband, Bai, the ... See full summary »