Best UK Post War to 1970's

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1.
Sapphire (1959)
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The murder of a young woman in London exposes deep racial tensions and prejudices inherent in the area. (92 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
2.
Victim (1961)
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The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London. (90 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
3.
This Happy Breed (1944)
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs... (114 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
4.
Bronco Bullfrog (1970)
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Del and his friends agree to take part in a robbery with a boy fresh from the borstal. When Del falls in love with Irene they decide to run away from their nagging parents - and the law. (86 mins.)
 
5.
Poor Cow (1967)
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A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison... (101 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
6.
Alfie (1966)
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An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. (114 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
7.
The Krays (1990)
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This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
8.
Room at the Top (1959)
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An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman. (117 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
9.
Blowup (1966)
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
 
10.
Made in Dagenham (2010)
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A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. (113 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
11.
The Passionate Friends (1949)
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The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary... (95 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
12.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child. (89 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
13.
Separate Tables (1958)
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The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables." (100 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
14.
'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
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A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts. (91 mins.)
 
15.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
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An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat. (114 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
16.
Hope and Glory (1987)
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A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2... (113 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
17.
Up the Junction (1968)
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Movie version of the BBC TV play that first addresses some of the major social issues of the day. A... (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
 
18.
A Town Like Alice (1981 Mini-Series)
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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity... (301 mins.)
Director: David Stevens
 
19.
Yanks (1979)
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During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities... (138 mins.)
 
20.
The Blue Lamp (1950)
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer. (84 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
21.
Stardust (1974)
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The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats." (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
22.
Good Ol' Freda (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles. (86 mins.)
Director: Ryan White
 
23.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6. (122 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
24.
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982 TV Movie)
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The plot of one of the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her... (80 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
25.
Dancing on the Edge (2013 Mini-Series)
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Set in the 1930s, a black Jazz band rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery & suspense with the elite of London society.
 
26.
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same... (110 mins.)
 
27.
Scandal (1989)
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government. (115 mins.)
 
28.
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
29.
Beat Girl (1960)
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An impetuous teenage girl, resentful of her father's new wife, tries to wreck the marriage regardless of the consequences. (89 mins.)
 
30.
Billy Liar (1963)
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A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family. (98 mins.)
 
31.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
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A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers. (104 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
32.
A Kind of Loving (1962)
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law. (113 mins.)
 
33.
A Taste of Honey (1961)
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A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support. (101 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
34.
Darling (1965)
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties. (128 mins.)
 
35.
This Sporting Life (1963)
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Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live. (134 mins.)
 
36.
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ. (99 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
37.
The Crown (2016 TV Series)
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Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. (52 mins.)
 
38.
The Angry Silence (1960)
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A young factory worker decides to stand up against his work-mates and fellow union members when they want to hold a wildcat strike. (95 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
39.
A Place to Go (1963)
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Amidst the pub sing-songs and bombsites and with slums giving way to high-rise flats, life in Bethnal Green is changing for the Flints... (86 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
40.
No Love for Johnnie (1961)
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Johnnie Byrne is a member of the British Parliament. In his 40s, he's feeling frustrated with his life... (110 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas