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iCM forum's favorite UK movies; Nominations: Deadline January 15th
Topic Started: Dec 22 2016, 03:37:08 PM (1,960 Views)
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iCM Forum's Favourite UK Movies
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The deadline is 15th January 2017
Countdown till deadline


  • Shorts, mini-series and TV-episodes from anthology series where the episodes are unrelated, are allowed. Tv-series aren't allowed.*
    *Imdb will be leading in this, but if you have good arguments exceptions to the rule can be made in consultation
  • Imdb-lists or iCM-lists are accepted. (If you can't make one of those, ask another user to help you out.)
  • Lists can be any length.
  • Each nominee can only be named once (of course)
  • Your list may be ranked, unranked, or partially-ranked. In a partially-ranked list, the top X films are ranked and everything after that point is unranked. When not specified I will consider a list as ranked.
  • In case of coproduction, if you're unsure if a movie is eligible, please post here.

List length and halflife to be decided later. Probably 150 and 25.

List of eligible countries:
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland

Some help:
Movies you rated on IMDb from United Kingdom, sorted by your rating

Official iCM lists:
100 Best British films
help me with this...

Other interesting lists:
help me with this...

participants: 34
Edited by joachimt, Jan 16 2017, 04:05:42 PM.
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http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066955050 (UNRANKED)
Edited by jvv, Dec 22 2016, 07:36:10 PM.
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My tentative ranked list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066955005/
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How are y'all treating Kubrick? Everything from Lolita on as UK?
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https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/a+lot+of+reasons+not+to+bomb+the+uk/mathiasa/
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ranked up to 62, rest unranked
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Dec 22 2016, 05:44:07 PM
How are y'all treating Kubrick? Everything from Lolita on as UK?
That's an excellent question. I'm in dubio about it. Although they officially are UK production, the fact that Kubrick is American makes them feel American.
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Dec 22 2016, 07:58:49 PM
jeff_v
Dec 22 2016, 05:44:07 PM
How are y'all treating Kubrick? Everything from Lolita on as UK?
That's an excellent question. I'm in dubio about it. Although they officially are UK production, the fact that Kubrick is American makes them feel American.
I'm including 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Barry Lyndon', because they've got some discernibly British things in their plots, while his other films have a greater American feel to/relation in them.
Edited by Carmel1379, Dec 22 2016, 08:13:47 PM.
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fav UK

top 10 are ranked i suppose, the rest not so much
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Jan 15? This seems like a smaller time window than usual.
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Dec 22 2016, 08:42:23 PM
Jan 15? This seems like a smaller time window than usual.
Over 3 weeks. Not smaller than usual, I think. There's no set rule for this. Bigger polls usually have longer nomination-phases. 24 days should be enough.
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Dec 22 2016, 08:42:10 PM
fav UK

top 10 are ranked i suppose, the rest not so much
Not so much?
So I can enter this as "unranked10", meaning it's unranked below #10?
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Dec 22 2016, 08:58:02 PM
RBG
Dec 22 2016, 08:42:10 PM
fav UK

top 10 are ranked i suppose, the rest not so much
Not so much?
So I can enter this as "unranked10", meaning it's unranked below #10?
yes sorry, didn't mean to be so vague :P i have a hard time ranking stuff
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I'll try to get a ballot done, but it may be hard. Especially within three weeks. British directors working on American productions, etc...can be tricky.
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JoachimT: In case of coproduction, if you're unsure if a movie is eligible, please post here.

Some films I see on other people's lists. Without really thinking about it too hard, I instinctively wonder "All eligible?" Are they? Please advise.

In Bruges, Brazil, Repulsion, Match Point, The Elephant Man, The Lobster, Children of Men, Lolita, Doctor Zhivago, The Last Emperor, Nymphomaniac, Lost in La Mancha, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Hunger, 20000 Days on Earth, Bad Timing, Shadow of the Vampire, Dr. Strangelove, Rollerball, Full Metal Jacket, Lessons of Darkness, Paris Texas, The Deer Hunter, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading, The Killing Fields, Vanishing Point, Sophie's Choice, The Omen, Tess, Midnight Express.
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Pfff, that's a long list. Can we discuss case by case? I'm not setting any rules. The note in the OP merely means that things can be discussed here if you're in doubt.
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Dec 23 2016, 09:46:20 AM
In Bruges, Brazil, Repulsion, Match Point, The Elephant Man, The Lobster, Children of Men, Lolita, Doctor Zhivago, The Last Emperor, Nymphomaniac, Lost in La Mancha, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Hunger, 20000 Days on Earth, Bad Timing, Shadow of the Vampire, Dr. Strangelove, Rollerball, Full Metal Jacket, Lessons of Darkness, Paris Texas, The Deer Hunter, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading, The Killing Fields, Vanishing Point, Sophie's Choice, The Omen, Tess, Midnight Express.
I just selected the UK-movies from my fav-list. I included Repulsion, Dr. Strangelove and The Elephant Man. I see no reason for excluding those.
I excluded Lessons of Darkness and Paris,Texas. I didn't look at the others, because they are not my favs.

Dr. Strangelove: It's a USA/UK-coproduction. Kubrick as director maybe is not enough reason, but Peter Sellers in the lead is for me. It's filmed in several countries among which is the UK.

Repulsion has only one production country. Why would you want to assign it to something else but the UK?

The Elephant Man is set and filmed entirely in England and has Anthony Hopkins in the lead. Seems clear to me.
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http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066971243/
I made a very small list. I only filtered my favs on UK, but because I need to go through them all to see what I consider UK, I don't want to do my 8's as well.
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I think if Director is British or set in Britain it is ok or joint UK production like Dr Strangelove
Edited by Cippenham, Dec 23 2016, 07:47:09 PM.
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Dec 23 2016, 07:44:23 PM
I think if Director is British or set in Britain it is ok
So every Hitchcock movie is okay with you? Or every Nolan movie? Nah, it's not that easy.
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joachimt
Dec 23 2016, 07:47:06 PM
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Dec 23 2016, 07:44:23 PM
I think if Director is British or set in Britain it is ok
So every Hitchcock movie is okay with you? Or every Nolan movie? Nah, it's not that easy.
yes for me, i am just a liberal,, :lol:
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Dec 23 2016, 03:44:17 PM
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Dec 23 2016, 09:46:20 AM
In Bruges, Brazil, Repulsion, Match Point, The Elephant Man, The Lobster, Children of Men, Lolita, Doctor Zhivago, The Last Emperor, Nymphomaniac, Lost in La Mancha, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Hunger, 20000 Days on Earth, Bad Timing, Shadow of the Vampire, Dr. Strangelove, Rollerball, Full Metal Jacket, Lessons of Darkness, Paris Texas, The Deer Hunter, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading, The Killing Fields, Vanishing Point, Sophie's Choice, The Omen, Tess, Midnight Express.
I just selected the UK-movies from my fav-list. I included Repulsion, Dr. Strangelove and The Elephant Man. I see no reason for excluding those.
I excluded Lessons of Darkness and Paris,Texas. I didn't look at the others, because they are not my favs.

Dr. Strangelove: It's a USA/UK-coproduction. Kubrick as director maybe is not enough reason, but Peter Sellers in the lead is for me. It's filmed in several countries among which is the UK.

Repulsion has only one production country. Why would you want to assign it to something else but the UK?

The Elephant Man is set and filmed entirely in England and has Anthony Hopkins in the lead. Seems clear to me.
Upon giving that list a second look, my inkling is to concede The Elephant Man, In Bruges, 20000 Days on Earth, Bad Timing, The Omen, Children of Men, Repulsion and Match Point as "UK," but none of the others.

This or that film may have UK financing, but they just don't "feel" British to me. It may be because of the setting, or the director's/actors' nationality, or.... This shouldn't be purely an issue of money.

Some of these titles *really* baffle me, like Rollerball, Vanishing Point, Paris Texas, The Deer Hunter and the Herzog/Coen picks.
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Some movies are hard to say which country you should assign them to. Take Rollerball (we're talking about the 1975 movie, right?). The production country says "UK | USA". It is filmed in a UK studio, but the outdoor stuff in Germany. James Caan is an American and the director Canadian. I don't think it's more American than British, so "baffling" is a bit too much in my opinion.

Paris, Texas is baffling to me as well.
Production company:
West Germany | France | UK
Wenders is a German. Stanton and Stockwell are Americans. It's shot entirely in the USA. So a bit of money comes from the UK, but that's all that's British about it.
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Yes I will work on a list later today but all mine will be UK director or set in the Uk, not uk part production only, and probably won't include many Uk directors films set wholly in USA
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Deciding what's purely British and what's not almost made me feel like a Brexit campaigner. Films with a foreign director and films that aren't about British people are in my list, but lower than I would normally put them.
ICM Poll: Blimey! These U.K. films are my ruddy cup of tea!
Edited by Caracortada, Dec 26 2016, 07:52:22 AM.
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Here's my ranked list... Of course, I had to choose what I found british, and what I thought was not exactly british (so no Kubrick, for example).

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066925647/
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Kubrick's tricky. Everything he made from Lolita onwards was predominantly shot in UK/Ireland; they were all British productions in terms of crew & locations, but generally with mix of British & American money and Kubrick himself being American. So it kinda goes down to the feel of the film, for me.

A Clockwork Orange feels very British, because of the source novel, the cast, London setting, etc. Same goes for Barry Lyndon (though that also has the Irish aspect). while a borderline case is Strangelove, although set in USA is also from a British novel and with Sellers and the style of comedy feels somewhat British to me so I may include it.

The others don't really feel British so I won't include.
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I just updated the OP. Please check if you're listed correctly.
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Almost missed this one, because you posted it when I was updating the OP. Got it now.
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I think if Director is British or set in Britain it is ok or joint UK production like Dr Strangelove
Yes, some non-UK directors made some UK-financed films that weren't set in England. So I probably won't vote for those films. I haven't finished yet, but here's my initial list:

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066812271/
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This uear we'll see a swedish director release a movie shot in Norway, but 100% produced by Brits. (The Snowman)

You exclude so many movies with those rules.
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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN aka Matter of Life and Death not on many Lists :( , though other Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger films find favor.
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My top 50:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. In Bruges (2008)
3. eXistenZ (1999)
4. Höstsonaten (1978)
5. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015)
6. The Lobster (2015)
7. Shame (2011)
8. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004– )
9. The Dark Knight (2008)
10. The Pianist (2002)
11. Atonement (2007)
12. A Serious Man (2009)
13. Dogville (2003)
14. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
15. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
16. Zwartboek (2006)
17. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Fifteen Million Merits (2011)
18. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
19. The Descent (2005)
20. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
21. Bitter Moon (1992)
22. Repulsion (1965)
23. Barry Lyndon (1975)
24. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
25. The Wicker Man (1973)
26. The Medusa Touch (1978)
27. Paris, Texas (1984)
28. Coherence (2013)
29. The Fly (1986)
30. Naked (1993)
31. Brazil (1985)
32. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
33. Gravity (2013)
34. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
35. Inception (2010)
36. V for Vendetta (2005)
37. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
38. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
39. The Shining (1980)
40. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
41. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
42. Casino Royale (2006)
43. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
44. Blade Runner (1982)
45. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
46. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
47. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
48. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
49. The Omen (1976)
50. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
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