Classic British Films.by alexanderdavies-99382 | created - 5 months ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
A whole variety of genres throughout the decades, starring some of the biggest actors from the British acting industry.
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1. The Heart of the Matter (1953)
Approved | 100 min | Drama
An unhappily married British security officer stationed in Sierra Leone during WWII falls in love with a young Austrian woman and starts an affair. He soon starts feeling guilty.
2. The Fallen Idol (1948)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.
Votes: 7,054 | Gross: $0.34M
3. Green for Danger (1946)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.
4. Brighton Rock (1948)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »
Votes: 4,792 | Gross: $0.22M
Raw, unyielding, graphic and unforgettable!
5. The October Man (1947)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery
Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »
7. The 39 Steps (1959)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.
8. Paradise Lagoon (1957)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy
In 1905, Lord Henry Loam, his family and his servants are shipwrecked on a deserted island where the survival of the fittest renders the rigid class system irrelevant.
10. Genevieve (1953)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »
11. Island Rescue (1951)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, War
During WW2, British Major Valentine Moreland is tasked with rescuing a prized pedigree cow from the German-occupied Channel Island of Armorel.
13. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War
From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.
14. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
15. Blithe Spirit (1945)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Charles and his second wife, Ruth, are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.
18. An Inspector Calls (1954)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.
No other version of this play can match this adaptation.
19. Inspector Hornleigh (1939)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Mystery
Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant Sergeant Bingham are called in to investigate a murder that involves the theft of government secrets.
20. Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)
77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's ... See full summary »
21. Mail Train (1941)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama
The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train, with our heroes never quite certain who can be ... See full summary »
22. The Secret Four (1939)
Approved | 85 min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery
The Four Men of the title are British WWI veterans who decide to work secretly against enemies of the country. They aren't above a bit of murder or sabotage to serve their ends, but they ... See full summary »
23. The Missing Million (1942)
84 min | Crime, Thriller
A millionaire disappears after a blackmail attempt by criminal, The Panda. His sister tries to help the police find him and deal with an aftermath of murder and mystery.
24. The Terror (1938)
64 min | Crime, Mystery
A mysterious criminal mastermind plots a spectacular gold robbery, then after the robbery is completed he makes sure his gang is caught by the police, keeps the gold and disappears. After ... See full summary »
25. Query (1945)
Approved | 87 min | Thriller
Tom Masterick, a dock worker, is wrongfully convicted of a murder charge. His death sentence is commuted to a long prison term. When released as an old man, he vows to find the real killer.
26. The Blue Lamp (1950)
Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The daily routine of two London Policemen is interrupted by a killer.
Shocking for its time.
27. Train of Events (1949)
Approved | 88 min | Drama
A train disaster is told as four short stories to give character studies of the people involved, how it will affect them, and how they deal with it.
28. The Human Monster (1939)
Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Insurance agent-physician collects on policies of men murdered by a disfigured resident of the home for the blind where he acts as doctor-on-call.
29. Death at a Broadcast (1934)
71 min | Mystery
When an actor is murdered at the BBC Inspector Gregory finds he has many suspects to choose from.
30. The House in Marsh Road (1960)
70 min | Horror, Thriller
A novelist and his sexy lover plot to kill the novelist's wife so he can inherit her fortune including her house that happens to be haunted.
31. Faces in the Dark (1960)
84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Businessman and inventor Richard Hammond is determined to develop and market the perfect light-bulb. In a freak lab accident he is blinded and suffers a partial breakdown. His wife, partner... See full summary »
32. The League of Gentlemen (1960)
Unrated | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.
35. Mr. Denning Drives North (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A British aircraft engineer accidentally kills his daughter's nasty foreign boyfriend and then tries to cover up his deed.
36. West 11 (1963)
93 min | Crime, Drama
This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).
37. The Man in the Back Seat (1961)
57 min | Crime, Drama
Two young thugs rob a bookie leaving a dog-racing track with his winnings, but when they grab his case full of money they discover that he has chained it to his wrist. They dash around town... See full summary »
38. Strongroom (1962)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama
During a bank robbery, the manager and a cashier are locked in the strongroom while the crooks escape. Later when the gang realise that their plan to release the pair has gone wrong, they ... See full summary »
39. Cover Girl Killer (1959)
Not Rated | 61 min | Crime, Thriller
A bikini-clad pin-up is found dead by the Serpentine in the same place, pose and get-up as when she appeared on the cover of "Wow!" magazine. When the police find the same fate befalling ... See full summary »
40. Trent's Last Case (1952)
Approved | 90 min | Mystery
When a wealthy business man is found dead reporter Philip Trent is sent to investigate. Against the police conclusions, he suspects the assumed suicide is really a murder, and becomes ... See full summary »
41. Three Cases of Murder (1955)
99 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. Second, when two lifelong friends fall in love ... See full summary »
43. Trouble in the Sky (1960)
88 min | Drama, Thriller
In Britain, at the dawn of jet-powered commercial aviation, an aircraft manufacturer tries to shift the blame from mechanical failure to pilot error when its newest jet airliner has a series of accidents.
46. A Kind of Loving (1962)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,399 | Gross: $0.00M
47. The World Ten Times Over (1963)
93 min | Drama
Billa and Ginnie are two singletons sharing a London flat who both work as night club hostesses in the same Soho club. Tensions arise when Ginnie becomes romantically entangled with a rich ... See full summary »
48. The Hundred Hour Hunt (1952)
84 min | Thriller