With UK Film Council (Sorted by Your Rating Descending)



1. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary

7.6
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71 Metascore

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,804 | Gross: $0.07M

2. 21st Century Male (2008)

Documentary, Short

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21st Century Male explores modern day masculinity and juxtaposes this with the question: 'Why is the modern male increasingly suffering domestic violence at the hands of their partners or ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Tweddle

3. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)
Episode: New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia & Latin America (2011)

TV-PG | 62 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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The Story of Film looks at world cinema in the period of 1990-1998 the waning days of the celluloid era and the birth of the digital age. It first looks at the cinema of Asia and filmmakers... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abbas Kiarostami

Votes: 113

4. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)
Episode: European New Wave (2011)

TV-PG | 62 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The Story of Film examines European cinema in the period of 1957-1964. It first looks at the works of influential directors Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Jacques Tati, and Federico ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Lars von Trier, Stig Björkman, Paul Schrader

Votes: 144

5. Fetch! (2011)

14 min | Short, Action, Comedy

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Luca must convince his beautiful crazy wife Beatrice he is really a hit-man, there is only one way... do one for real.

Director: Jack Davies | Stars: Michael Higgs, Colin Mace, Tine Stapelfeldt

6. Cocoa (2010)

Short

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Exposing a subject matter, which is rarely ventured due to its delicate nature, Cocoa is a sensitive exploration of incest and teenage pregnancy. Inspired by "Broken", Shy Keenan's ... See full synopsis »

Director: Ebele Tate | Stars: Karina Cornwell, Macéo Bhardwaj, Nichola Lindsay Doe, Catherine Ashton

7. A Family Portrait (2009)

Not Rated | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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A family portrait goes horribly wrong as jealousy and suspicion bubble to the surface under the photographer's relentless gaze. As the session reaches a disturbing conclusion, it's clear that this truly will be a day to remember.

Director: Joseph Pierce | Stars: Sarah McVicar, Robert Bathurst, Danica Moore, Mitchell Turner

Votes: 113

8. 360 (2011)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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43 Metascore

A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster

Votes: 15,365 | Gross: $0.10M

9. Thomas (2010)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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Twelve-year-old Thomas kills a chicken by accident, but when he blames the family dog, his father decides to teach him a harsh lesson in responsibility.

Director: Alex Winckler | Stars: Ryan Gaskell, Jay Simpson, Carolyn Tomkinson

Votes: 10

10. Welcome to Neverland (2010)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A modern tale of love, loss and disillusionment, as seen through the eyes of Chuck- a 16 year old girl, mourning the death of her brother.

Directors: Joe D'Ovidio, Aisha Josiah | Stars: Charlotte Whitaker, Nathan Dean Williams, Anna Kirke, Dennis Quilligan

11. The Gloaming (2008)

25 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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Directors: John Bradburn, Andy Paton | Stars: Susan Hingley, Dario Pianese

Votes: 9

12. I Am Slave (2010)

82 min | Thriller

6.7
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A thriller set in London's slave trade and centered on a woman's fight for freedom.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Wunmi Mosaku, Isaach De Bankolé, Lubna Azabal, Igal Naor

Votes: 1,364

13. Cherry Tree Lane (2010)

TV-MA | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A couple is terrorized by a gang who is hunting their son.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Rachael Blake, Tom Butcher, Jumayn Hunter, Ashley Chin

Votes: 2,565

14. The Hardest Part (2010)

14 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Director: Oliver Refson | Stars: Nickolas Grace, Ruth Sheen, Jeremy Child, Brigid Zengeni

Votes: 15

15. Together (II) (2009)

TV-PG | 14 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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A year after his brother's death, Rob discovers that the only way to help his father cope with the loss is to "force" his affection onto him.

Director: Eicke Bettinga | Stars: Matt Smith, John Vine, Amanda Boxer, Guy Flanagan

Votes: 72

16. Cross My Mind

Drama, Romance, Thriller | Announced

An intense and erotic love is born out of loneliness and secret passion. The woman is married. The young soldier is starting to recover. She is not who he thinks she is. A film about the urgency of deceit and desire; seeing and not seeing.

Director: János Szász | Star: Jack Lowden

17. Making History (2008)

9 min | Short

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MAKING HISTORY is a lyrical film fueled by poetry of two fiery poets. Edouard Glissant, Nobel Prize nominee and one of the most important Caribbean writers of the last-half century, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Karen D. McKinnon, Caecilia Tripp | Stars: Edouard Glissant, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

18. Taxi for the Comedian (2007)

10 min | Short, Drama

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A deliciously fun story about a bigoted old school northern comic, Jimmy Cakes. Jimmy is the subject of a fly on the wall documentary, and comes face to face with his worst nightmare when he plays a gig in darkest London.

Director: Simon Antoine | Stars: Julius Abram, Toby Foster, David Whitney, Carl Wright

19. Spirited (2009)

13 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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Comedy drama. An old lady in sheltered housing goes on a perilous adventure to find an afternoon of bliss and in the process rediscovers her independence.

Director: Lewis Arnold | Stars: Margaret John, Joe Dempsie, Den Woods, Alexander Delamere

Votes: 11

20. After Tomorrow (2009)

15 min | Short, Thriller

7.7
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Director: Emma Sullivan | Stars: Kika Markham, Joseph Mawle, Claire Hackett, Anthony Taylor

Votes: 63

21. Five Miles Out (2009)

18 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Cass is sent away on holiday with her cousins where she meets a boy on a secret mission. All the while, in the back of her mind, is her sister back home in a hospital bed.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Thomas Malone, Dakota Blue Richards, Gillian Waugh

Votes: 105

22. Glorious 39 (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.4
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The adopted daughter of a privileged British politician uncovers a family secret in the weeks leading up to World War II.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Romola Garai, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Toby Regbo

Votes: 4,987

23. Ralph (2008)

12 min | Short

7.2
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16 year old Ralph travels alone to Marseille in order to try and find his best friend Clare and declare his love for her.

Director: Alex Winckler | Stars: Ralph Laurila, Julie Dray, Emily Seale-Jones, Jean-François Malet

Votes: 66

24. In the Loop (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy

7.4
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83 Metascore

A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Harry Hadden-Paton

Votes: 52,289 | Gross: $2.38M

25. Black/Blue (2005)

6 min | Short, Action, Thriller

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A black police officer finds himself pursuing a mysterious target through a derelict school, leading to a confrontation that will uncover his real fear.

Director: Matt Taabu | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Hainsley Guthrie, Dean Knowsley, Jamie Lomas

26. Summer (2008)

83 min | Drama

6.8
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While caring for a dying friend, a man reflects back on their youth together.

Director: Kenneth Glenaan | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Steve Evets, Rachael Blake, Michael Socha

Votes: 970

27. Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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70 Metascore

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

Votes: 8,770 | Gross: $0.10M

28. Hush (V) (2008)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A young couple on a motorway journey are drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a truck driver following a near accident.

Director: Mark Tonderai | Stars: William Ash, Christine Bottomley, Andreas Wisniewski, Claire Keelan

Votes: 6,389

29. Young Offender (2007)

11 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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Director: Isabel Anderton | Stars: Nadim Khan, Freddie Machin, Jay Simpson

Votes: 8

30. Crack Willow (2008)

Drama

7.5
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An affectionate portrait of one man's struggle with death and loneliness. After the passing of his father Mark Walker embarks upon a nihilistic journey which, eventually leads him to ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Radich | Stars: Mark Bennett, Reg Bennett, Melanie Luby, Alexis Marshall-Maye

Votes: 20

31. Out of Water (2007)

10 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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On a family holiday at the seaside, misfit Maria is swept away by strange and unnatural passions in this blackly comic fairytale.

Director: Jacqueline Wright | Stars: Martin Dingle Wall, Guy Edwards, David Hampshire, Sasha Jackson

Votes: 16

32. The Lark (2007)

70 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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A disturbed woman takes refuge in a decaying abandoned building with her children. When a mysterious man and woman enter her gloomy territory she realises her children's lives are in danger... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Tanner, Paul Farmer | Stars: Mary Woodvine, Mark Pearce, Philip Jacobs, Helen Rule

Votes: 10

33. Dog's Mercury (2006)

24 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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Director: Martin Radich | Stars: Georgia Leggett, Mike Rowland, Ryan Mitchell, Angela Crossley

Votes: 44

34. Explosions (2006)

10 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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Hassan waits for his turn to bat for a local cricket team, reflecting on his disillusionment and the temptation to join a fundamentalist cause. His turn to bat arrives and Hassan is ready to explode.

Director: Hammad Khan | Stars: Trevor Cuthbertson, Alex Edwards, Nadim Khan, Surendra Kochar

Votes: 22

35. Forty Days of Mourning (2006)

10 min | Short

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Director: Aamina Ahmad | Stars: Seema Bowri, Aileen Gonsalves, Sylvia Hodgson, Indira Joshi

36. Chicken Soup (2006)

8 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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Based on a true story by the director's father, Chicken Soup is set late at night in an anonymous airport bar. It is the heart-warming story of Khal, a young Arab, whose need for ... See full summary »

Director: Farah Abushwesha | Stars: Rosie Alvarez, Philip Arditti, Clare Bateman-King, Paul Callahan

Votes: 37

37. The First Time It Hits (2003)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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A young boy tries to impress a girl with his skateboarding skills

Director: Jason Budge | Stars: Charlotte Schofield, Josh Stephenson

Votes: 9

38. Memories of a Sick Mind (2006)

Unrated | 23 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Just released from the mental institution, a young man in love with his brother has to find a wife in order to inherit his mother's fortune.

Director: Stephan Littger | Stars: Colin Burnie, James Halstead, Lise Honsinger, Marguerite Osborne

Votes: 16

39. Daylight Hole (2006)

6 min | Short, Horror

5.4
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A soundman descends into a cave. Only when it may be too late does he begin to suspect that he might not be alone.

Director: Matt Palmer | Stars: Ben Graves, Kye Kolbe

Votes: 8

40. Stripes (2005)

10 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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Michael finds himself fighting for his life when, fifteen years after leaving school, Eddie walks through his door.

Director: Sean Spencer | Stars: Johann Myers, Simon Lowe

Votes: 37

41. The Hard Sell (2004)

Short, Drama

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Keith should have been back at University a year ago, but finds himself still working in a call centre that he took as a summer job. When he cold-calls Jack, a 'retired' salesman, he gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Tim Goodill | Stars: Fran Biggs, Daymon Britton, Jack McBride, Grace Stilgrove

42. Out of Joint (2004)

4 min | Animation, Short

5.5
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A pink creature's loving wife tries to help her husband, who suffers from short-sightedness, but doesn't have a nose to put glasses on.

Director: Peter Peake | Star: Paul Mohan

Votes: 8

43. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.4
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73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 48,280 | Gross: $1.90M

44. Get the Picture (2004)

9 min | Short, War

7.1
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Two war correspondents are escorted to a recently bombed town. The apparent perpetrators are about to be executed in front of a baying mob of survivors. One journalist doubts the guilt of ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: Brian Cox, Lloyd Owen, Hosh Kane, Antony Bunsee

Votes: 78

45. Shotgun Dave Rides East (2003)

10 min | Short

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Shotgun Dave Rides East is a short comedy about two unlikely friends from Doncaster who attempt to canoe to the Ukraine!

Director: Graeme Oxby | Stars: Martin L. Evans, Peter Capaldi, Tim Dantay

46. Innocence (II) (2004)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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78 Metascore

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Stars: Zoé Auclair, Lea Bridarolli, Bérangère Haubruge, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 5,414

47. Sleeping with Prostitutes (2002 Video)

7 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Director: Philip Young | Stars: Drew Thompson, Mary Moulds, Sarah Wilson

Votes: 6

48. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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72 Metascore

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 69,484 | Gross: $11.63M

49. The Secret History of Our Streets (2012– )
Episode: Arnold Circus (2012)

Documentary

8.7
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Director: Chris Durlacher | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Richard Wallace, Kate Beckett, Alan Goffe

Votes: 6

50. The Secret History of Our Streets (2012– )
Episode: Portland Road (2012)

Documentary

8.2
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Director: Joseph Bullman | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, George Andrews, Jean Dawe, John Wakelin

Votes: 5


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