With Channel Four Films (Sorted by Title Ascending)



1. 1871 (1990)

100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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A young actress becomes politically aware within the Paris Commune of 1871.

Director: Ken McMullen | Stars: Roshan Seth, John Lynch, Timothy Spall, Alexandre de Sousa

Votes: 38

2. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 30,468 | Gross: $1.13M

3. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

Votes: 4,806 | Gross: $2.28M

4. A Bunny Girl's Tale (1999)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Intrigued by the desire to have been a Bunny Girl, the director takes a look at what it meant. Interviewing several of the original Bunnies she learns the rules and expectations on the ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Miles | Stars: Kathleen Bascombe, Antonia Beamish, Kitty Beamish, Claire Bushe

Votes: 7

5. The Break (1997)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Stephen Rea, Alfred Molina, Rosana Pastor, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 327

6. A Jihad for Love (2007)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary

6.5
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55 Metascore

A documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds.

Director: Parvez Sharma | Stars: Muhsin Hendricks, A.K. Hoosen, Mazen, Abdellah Taia

Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.11M

7. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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35 Metascore

A desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss who recently fired him. Two angels are sent to Earth for checking if love is possible in this case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 32,944 | Gross: $4.27M

8. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Noble | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Finbar Lynch

Votes: 327

9. A Month in the Country (1987)

PG | 96 min | Drama

7.1
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Five centuries ago, a mural was created in a country church in the north of England, and then hidden under layers of white paint. Looking at it again will be a distraction, the Reverend Mr.... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, John Atkinsons, Jim Carter

Votes: 1,200 | Gross: $0.44M

10. A Pin for the Butterfly (1994)

113 min | Drama

7.2
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Seven-year-old Maruska grows up in Prague in the 1950s, raised more by her relatives than her zealous, society-building mother.

Director: Susan Kodicek | Stars: Florence Hoath, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Ian Bannen

Votes: 71

11. A Price Above Rubies (1998)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

Votes: 2,487 | Gross: $1.08M

12. A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution (1988)

110 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Nettie Wild | Stars: Corazon Aquino, Bernabe Buscayno, Frank Navarro, Jun Pala

Votes: 13

13. A Crime of Honour (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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Steven Dyer, an executive working for a giant multinational drugs company, decides to report his employer for breaches of Common Market trading regulations. One night in Basle, Switzerland,... See full summary »

Director: John Goldschmidt | Stars: David Suchet, Maria Schneider, Reinhard Glemnitz, Georges Claisse

Votes: 58

14. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.0
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A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $2.33M

15. Act of Necessity (1991 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.5
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An Australian couple strive to prove that chemical companies have polluted the water supply, giving their daughter leukemia.

Director: Ian Munro | Stars: Angie Milliken, Mark Owen-Taylor, Wendy Strehlow, Tim McKenzie

Votes: 15

16. 20 to 1 (2005–2017)
Episode: Adults Only 20 to 01: World's Most Daring Movies (2009)

Documentary

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Bert Newton counts down films that dared to push the boundaries from 20 to 1.

Stars: Bert Newton, Imogen Bailey, Angry Anderson, Bessie Bardot

17. 20 to 1 (2005–2017)
Episode: Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010)

Documentary

7.8
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Bert Newton counts down the sexiest moments in movies and TV from 20 to 1.

Stars: Bert Newton, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Armstrong, Imogen Bailey

Votes: 5

18. After Midnight (1990)

100 min

6.3
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An alcoholic night watchman in a Dublin hotel redeems himself with the help of a new assistant.

Director: Shani Grewal | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Hayley Mills, Ian Dury, Dhirendra

Votes: 23

19. Alias 'La Gringa' (1991)

92 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The escapades of the real life criminal "La Gringa"

Director: Alberto Durant | Stars: Germán González, Elsa Olivero, Orlando Sacha, Juan Manuel Ochoa

Votes: 93

20. Almonds and Raisins (1984)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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This documentary examines the dozens of Yiddish-language talking films made in the United States and Europe between the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927 and the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939.

Directors: David Elstein, Russ Karel | Stars: Celia Adler, Herschel Bernardi, Eugenie Besserer, Fanny Brice

Votes: 22

21. Amateur (1994)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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53 Metascore

Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn, Damian Young

Votes: 5,150 | Gross: $0.86M

22. American Buffalo (1996)

R | 88 min | Drama

5.7
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Long-repressed feelings of bitterness and betrayal explode when three inner-city losers plot the robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

Votes: 3,224 | Gross: $0.54M

23. American Dream (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.9
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Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk | Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers

Votes: 682 | Gross: $0.27M

24. American Roulette (1988)

R | 102 min | Thriller

4.5
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Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Hatton | Stars: Andy Garcia, Kitty Aldridge, Guy Bertrand, Ricardo Sibelo

Votes: 160

25. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 5,932 | Gross: $1.05M

26. Angel (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

Votes: 657

27. Angel (1996)

4 min | Animation, Short

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As a result of a war in heaven an angel is cast to a grey miserable earth. Once there he is forced to watch as his former glory and majestic form is stripped away to leave just another figure in the cold, huddled together against the rain.

Director: Colin Waddell

28. Another Time, Another Place (1983)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.6
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Set in 1943 Scotland during World War II, Janie is young housewife married to a man named Dongal, 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilation program, Janie and Dongal welcome three ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello, Denise Coffey, Tom Watson

Votes: 223

29. Baby (2000)

12 min | Short

6.3
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A teenage boy finds all around him has sexual overtones as he lives a teenage life of drugs and masturbation.

Director: WIZ Andrew John Whiston | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Janet Mitchell, Clive Hayward, Alex Michael

Votes: 166

30. Babymother (1998 TV Movie)

R | 80 min | Drama, Musical

5.3
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48 Metascore

A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the... See full summary »

Director: Julian Henriques | Stars: Anjela Lauren Smith, Wil Johnson, Caroline Chikezie, Jocelyn Jee Esien

Votes: 133 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Backbeat (1994)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of The Beatles' early history.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell

Votes: 5,385 | Gross: $2.39M

32. Backsliding (1992)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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While in prison, Jack had two momentous experiences: he got religion, and met the woman who would become his wife. He and Alison are devoted to the idea of staying in God's good graces, so ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Target | Stars: Tim Roth, Jim Holt, Odile Le Clezio, Ross McGregor

Votes: 77

33. Bad Behaviour (1993)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The McAllister family house is the setting for Gerry and Ellie's grapples with work, children and how to get the bathroom fixed. Both have reached the stage where reason cannot be heard ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, Philip Jackson, Clare Higgins

Votes: 185 | Gross: $0.26M

34. Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 3,952 | Gross: $0.40M

35. Bankok Bahrain (1984)

78 min

7.0
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Director: Amos Gitai

Votes: 5

36. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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65 Metascore

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

Votes: 6,959 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Beautiful People (1999)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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79 Metascore

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. ... See full summary »

Director: Jasmin Dizdar | Stars: Thomas Goodridge, Faruk Pruti, Tony Peters, Dado Jehan

Votes: 2,313 | Gross: $0.26M

38. Beautiful Thing (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson

Votes: 21,347 | Gross: $1.50M

39. Bedhead (2000)

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A remarkable journey through the mind of a young man as he battles against mental illness and attempts to come to terms with his confused sexuality and a dark event in the past.

Director: Susannah Gent | Star: Stuart Laing

40. Beefcake (1998)

91 min | Drama

6.8
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52 Metascore

This film looks at the 1950's muscle men's magazines and the representative industry that were popular supposedly as health and fitness magazines, but were in reality primarily being ... See full summary »

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Daniel MacIvor, Joshua Peace, Jack Griffin Mazeika, Carroll Godsman

Votes: 920 | Gross: $0.28M

41. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 7,220 | Gross: $0.37M

42. Berlin-Jerusalem (1989)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

6.1
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Two interconnected stories in the 1930s, one set in Berlin, the other in Palestine: Mania Vilbouchevich Shohat (1880-1961), called Tania, a Russian Jew and revolutionary, goes from Minsk to... See full summary »

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Lisa Kreuzer, Rivka Neuman, Markus Stockhausen, Benjamin Levi

Votes: 58

43. Bhaji on the Beach (1993)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool. The women vary in ages from mid-teens to old, and initially ... See full summary »

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, Sarita Khajuria, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 953 | Gross: $0.74M

44. Black Harvest (1992)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Joe Leahy is the half-caste son of one of the first explorers of the Papua New Guinean interior. His relations with the local Ganiga tribe who work his coffee plantation on their land are ... See full summary »

Directors: Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly | Star: Joe Leahy

Votes: 171

45. Black Wax (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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BLACK WAX is a musical-political entertainment film produced and directed by Robert Mugge. It centers on the late African American poet-singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron - the man Melody ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Gil Scott-Heron, Ed Brady, Robert Gordon, Glen 'Astro' Turner

Votes: 88

46. Bob's Birthday (1994)

12 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.1
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A devoted and happily-married housewife organises a surprise party on the occasion of her husband's birthday, unbeknownst to her that her dentist spouse is experiencing a sudden mid-life crisis at his office.

Directors: David Fine, Alison Snowden | Stars: Andy Hamilton, Harry Enfield, Alison Snowden, Andrew MacLachlan

Votes: 756

47. Bongo Beat (1996)

97 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Director: Jan Röed | Stars: Asha Mwaya, Lewis Nambole, Zainab Said, Tabu

Votes: 16

48. Brassed Off (1996)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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60 Metascore

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 17,506 | Gross: $2.56M

49. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Octavio Calderon

Votes: 15,340 | Gross: $7.00M

50. Business as Usual (1988)

PG | 89 min | Drama

6.2
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After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts ... See full summary »

Director: Lezli-An Barrett | Stars: Buki Armstrong, Simon Barratt, Eamon Boland, Eithne Browne

Votes: 63


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