I haven’t seen 24 Hour Party People mentioned. I guess everyone thinks it got all the attention it deserved.
By - Exchangenudes_4_Joke
I haven’t seen 24 Hour Party People mentioned. I guess everyone thinks it got all the attention it deserved.
I didn't want to post it if someone else had so glad I found it.
The Joy Division sections of the film are some of the best in British cinema and the rest of the film is comedy gold.
Almost didn't recognize the bloke who plays Ian Curtis when I saw him in The Stranger recently. Fantastic actor.
I totally agree. I had fallen head over heels in love with Joy Division when I was 17 I think, a year or two before 24hr Party People, so I really felt like the stars were aligned when that movie dropped. I know there was a resurgence in popularity building, but still, I was surprised there was enough interest for a major motion picture about Factory Records. That was also my introduction to Steve Coogan (I’m from the US), been a big fan ever since. I haven’t seen The Stranger yet, but yeah, Sean Harris is almost unrecognizable.
Had a similar experience, I was totally obsessed with Joy Division to the point where I wasn't as interested in the Happy Mondays portion of the film.
I later got massively into the Happy Mondays and the film opened up to be even better to rewatch. Love Sean Harris's performance (he's great in everything), and the rest of the cast were just amazing too. One of my favourite films for sure.
Rita sue and Bob too is the best and worst in equal measure,it's almost real at times
Mad that Rita and Bob have just smashed it in Happy Valley.
Rita Sue and Bob too seemed like such a laugh when it came out. At least we know better now.
Siobhan finneran has been excellent in so many things.
Good grief, I hadn't clocked it was them in Happy Valley. Good spot.
I refuse to believe her dad wasn’t method acting drunk.
Four Lions, one of the funniest films I've seen.
What ya shaking your heads for? Barry says we come out blurry.
Can I have 12 bottles of bleach please
Why’s she got her hands over her face?
Cos shes got a beard
I use an IRA voice
That’s a terrorist voice Faisal!
Rubber dingy rapids bro
I know for a fact everyone read that in their heads in a Sheffield accent
That's my IRA voice
Wonderful and funny film. The perfect satire of the stupidity of fanatical religious terrorists .
Also quite sad.
One of the more underrated elements in my opinion is the humanity of them. They are stupid, but they also have fears, and loves and plans. That's what makes it so sad. The family scenes are some of the best in the film. 'I'll save you a seat' makes me cry every time.
The way 4 lions humanizes the terrorists also plays into the films satirizing the surveillance state, and how it dehumanizes and deaminases people. The raid on his brother, the failure of the snipers, the way the establishing shots are all handycam or CCTV. It all plays into the film's criticism of government counter terrorism as a structure.
What a great film, so many layers!
What a great film, so many layers!
Barry is also such a tragic character. He’s just an insecure man who’s angry & unwell & has just latched himself to something he thinks he can justify
That scene of them all singing along to pop music while the white one just *glares* is so good. It all feels incredibly real, both the lads just enjoying a song, and also that the convert is the most fanatical out of all of them.
Rubber dinghy rapids bro
I randomly blert this out atleast once a week
Is a wookie a bear??
Look at them weird rabbits bro
Waz they’re chickens
Ya fucked up rabbit with no ears
Saw it in the cinema in 2010.
Me and a Polish girl I was seeing at the time didn’t know anything about it before getting the tickets. Besides a small group of Americans were the only people in the theatre.
From the first scene I was fucking rolling about the place laughing. In tears the whole time. Gasping for air.
My Polish companion and the Americans didn’t make a peep. They were like statues watching the screen.
Afterward, cheeks aching, drunk on funny, I asked her why she didn’t *totally* love that.
She said, ‘I didn’t get it. Glad you did though.’
You'll die in those suits lads
Yeah but its for a good cause
I guess it’s lost on other cultures. British Muslims absolutely love this film btw & like you we were laughing the whole way.
I'm Norwegian and I loved it. Am I honorary British now?
Of course, mate
I understand that Chris Morris spent a lot of time with the members of the british muslim community when researching the film, and it shows. Some of the characters were almost absolute mirrors to some people I've known and met throughout my life. It's fucking fantastic film.
It's one of those films I would love to watch with my girlfriend but, alas, it would be completely lost on her as she's never even been to the UK.
Control your wife bro
Seriously. Women are talking back! People are playing stringed instruments!!!
Well is he a martyr or a fucking jalfrezi!? Absolute classic
Fuck Mini Babybel
You givin me batty chirps bro?
You calling me a whammer?
You're an arse man, Waj! You're a massive arse man!
Probably one of the most daring, funny and hilarious movies ever.
A masterpiece of dark comedy 😂
'Morning officer you've been rumbled'
Four Lions, one of the funniest films ~~I’ve seen~~ ever made.
I told you it was a knee! It had a hinge!
Hilarious, frustrating and sad
If we're in a fight and you're not punching me hard enough for me to go mental and win then I'll start punching *myself* in the face......bomb the mosque!
I take this, yeah? And I'll....... Run y'over with a tractor.
Aye up you unbelievin' Kuffar bastards!
I'm gonna turn you to baked beans.
Dog Soldiers is an absolute classic
"I hope I give you the shits you fuckin' wimp" \*spits\*
Bravo spoon you legend
“Ah, Ryan, learned to lick your own balls yet? Oh, I forgot, you’ve no fucking got any!”
I was watching this with an ex once and she asked halfway through if it was based on a true story.
I love that film. It blends horror with comedy perfectly.
And some insanely good practical effects
Absolutely love Sean Pertwee in Dog Soldiers.
Also in I.D
Another underrated British film.
It's my head canon that Sean Pertwee was a football hooligan who joined the marines and then became butler to the Wayne family after moving to Gotham.
Yeah he's great in Event Horizon too.
Halloween film night; Dog Soldiers, 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead for afters.
“We are now up against live, hostile targets. So, if Little Red Riding Hood should show up with a bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the bitch.”
“I am not breaking radio silence just cos' you lot got spooked by a dead flying fucking cow.”
So many brilliant lines in that film!
Or The Descent. Same director right?
if Little Red Riding Hood should show up with a bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the bitch.
“What frightens you coop?”
“Spiders. And women. And…erm…spider-women”
"there is no spoon!" Fucking love that movie.
Brilliant film. And one of the few horror movies I can actually sit through, purely because they fought back.
Most horror films, people just run away and die in various and increasingly stupid ways. Not the dog soldiers. For example, that squaddie could easily have jumped out the motor.
But then you have the birds in 'Scream'. The killer is lying unconscious in front of them. Do they attempt to stave his skull in with a brick? Do the f**k. They just run and get slaughtered.
Sorry for the rant. Dog soldiers is a good film.
I also really like the moment where he plays Clair De Lune on the piano, what a scene!
And the bit where Spoon, after having a square go with a damn werewolf (and giving a decent account of himself!) Delivered the most badass movie death line ever.
“I hope I give you the shits!”
And spits his chewing gum in its face. Great scene.
Great soundtrack too👍
Came here to say Submarine. It’s so bleakly hilarious and beautifully acted.
Threads, I'd never heard of it until lockdown...
A good film if not pleasant watching
I watched that in school I've never seen so many depressed 8yo in the playground at lunch time
(I'm from Sheffield to make it that bit more grim)
That sounds nice, is it about sewing? Might recommend it to my nan.
it'll leave her in stitches.
For anyone thinking of watching it, take the day off and prepare to have an existential crisis for a few weeks after.
Make sure you have some coping strategies and a strong support network.
Your mental health will be strained to the max. I’m not joking, it really is that hardcore.
For more details pm.
Might as well get When the wind blows out the way at the same time.
That is a depressing movie too. Very well delivered though
Threads turns up the depression and rawness to the max and does it more graphically.
The realism is what breaks you down… as in, it could actually happen
Had to watch it for uni, I couldn’t be arsed waiting for the screening so just smashed it on YouTube. Next day, my lecturer told us to watch a diff film as Threads just wasn’t appropriate. Fuckin scarred for life. I think the graininess of the movie makes it worse. That and the wifey pishin hersel outside BHS
>That and the wifey pishin hersel outside BHS
I'm legally obliged to bring up that the actress who played 'Woman who urinates on herself' has a [surprisingly heartwarming IMDB biography] (https://m.imdb.com/name/nm1856457/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm)
71 is a brilliant film and hardly anyone has heard of it
Same as starred up. Same actor.
As per the shot above, I'd go with Dead Man's Shoes. Plus I'd also add Kill List and Calibre.
All tough watches in their own way but well worth it.
Anything with or by Shane meadows. (y)
Agreed. Amazing movie.
“Are you the devil?”
“You fucking wish I was”
"what the fuck are you looking at?"
"You, ya cunt!"
Paddy Considine and Toby Kebbell are absolutely fantastic in this.
Saw this a while back and yes, this is the line. Pretty intense delivery!
That scene is so good. Pure venom.
And the scene where Sonny squares up to him for the first time….‘You’re fucking there mate’.
Dead man's shoes is the most amazing film that I never want to watch again.
Dead Mans Shoes was one of a handful of films that actually made me feel a real emotion towards characters. OP excellent choice!
I remember watching this for the first time and it kicked me in the gut. Some scenes still haunt me, some 15 years after I watched it. Brilliantly powerful.
It gut punches me every time. Total class
Sexy Beast (2000) With Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley.
Funny, artistic and terrifying.
For those that don't know, Ralph Fiennes based his performance as Harry in In Bruges on Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast.
Oh shit, I see it now
“As far as the job goes, it’s simple. Preparation. Preparation. Preparation. Even a monkey could do it, that’s why I thought of you!”
“WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?!”
“That’s a goat, Dom”
One of the best films ever.
It says on IMDb that they had to frequently stop filming because Kingsley's acting would constantly terrify everyone
I always wondered - who would you be more scared of, Begbie from Trainspotting or Don Logan from Sexy Beast?
Mrs McCluskey from *Grange Hill*.
You felt knackered just watching Kingsley ware down Winstone’s character. They both played the parts brilliantly, Ian McShane is very good in it too.
I know so many people who have seen it know about trainspotting but when I ask them if they've seen filth they've not a clue what I'm talking about, I think it's a fantastic emotional rollercoaster.
Filth is fantastic. Watched James MacAvoy on a YouTube thing where he said that whilst doing the film he drank every night and ate fatty takeaways so he looked even more of a mess. Also found out that when he is sick in the film that that is actually him being sick! Great cover of Creep at the end too
MacAvoy plays unhinged characters brilliantly. I loved his "British spy gone native" character in Atomic Blond.
[Naked (1993)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_(1993_film)) fantastic performance from David Thewlis, but he's amazing in everything I've seen.
Yes. Bleak, powerful, funny, frustrating in equal measure. In my Top 5 always.
David Thewlis was invited to a dinner for an organisation I worked for, and I arrived a bit early and switched name plates around so I'd sit next to him. Bastard didn't turn up.
Death of Stalin. At least in the States I never heard of it. Definitely a favorite of mine though.
I’m smiling but I’m very fucking furious
You're not even a person, you're a testicle.
"You're mostly hair!"
"I'll have you saddled and ridden to Siberia you ignorant pie!"
Vasily had some great lines.
Absolute masterclass of a movie. Riseborough playing Svetlana and Jason Isaacs just bossing the shit out of it.
Jason Issacs is having the time of his life in this film. He steals every scene.
Fuck off back to Georgia, dead boy!
I'm off to represent the entire red army at the buffet!
What's a fucking war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here.
I'm going to have to report this conversation. Threatening to do harm, or obstructing a member of the presidium in the process of, look at your fucking face!
That fucker thinks he can take on the Red Army? I fucked Germany, I think I can take a flesh lump in a fucking waistcoat
My son threw his coat of like Issac’s Zhukov for at least a month.
“Yeah, too much social climbing”
Possibly Armando Iannucci's finest hour, and considering the man is responsible for The Thick of It and Alan Partridge that really says something.
“Shoot him. Shoot him. Shoot him before her and make sure she sees it”
Great shout! I pissed myself thoroughly throughout.
"Hotdogs for tea boys!"
I’d say it was a pretty shitty city.
“That glue is for my submarines and for not shoving up your fucking noses! And don’t think I don’t notice, because I do. Buy your own fucking glue!”
Get yourself a can of sticky sticky….And fuck off!
Tyrannosaur. Written and Directed by Paddy Considine and starring Peter Mullan & Olivia Coleman. Coleman should have taken an Oscar for that film. The fact she didn’t even get nominated for a BAFTA is fucking insane.
I saw this a few years ago. It's a very well made film and Olivia Colman is brilliant but I can tell you for certain I'll never watch it again.
Saw this at the cinema with some people from work and one of them was annoyed there wasn’t a dinosaur in it.
Olivia Coleman is incredible and Eddie Marsan is absolutely terrifying. I don't think I could ever watch it again but it's stayed with me so profoundly I don't think I need to.
This is not going to be everyone's cup of tea but London To Brighton is a brutally raw story of a 13 year old runaway who gets dragged into London's seedy underbelly. Very much Shane Meadows-ish.
On a lighter note, the director followed that with the very good horror/comedy The Cottage. Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, and a chav-tastic Jennifer Ellison.
Excellent film, Daniel Craig before he was famous
You mean the film for which Daniel Craig became famous. I knew him for this before he cast as Bond; this film is probably the reason he was cast as Bond.
The scene where he's sneaking about dressed in black with a gun was basically a Bond audition.
This and Gangster number 1
This for me is the toughest watch of any film; brilliant, but utterly utterly grim.
Brian and Charles is a current film and is just such a fantastic watch , so very british.
also 'The angels share'
Withnail and I, also Scum
I DEMAND TO HAVE SOME BOOZE!
Balls! We want the finest wines available to humanity. And we want them here, and we want them now!
I was looking for this comment (for Withnail and I)
A cult classic but no one I know has actually seen it. Great film.
A coward you are Withnail; An expert on bulls you are not!
In Bruges is a fantastic film
What's Belgium famous for? Chocolates and child abuse, and they only invented the chocolates to get to the kids
Two manky hookers and a racist dwarf, think I'm heading home.
Two gay beers please!
In Bruges is the perfect example of how good acting and a top notch script can produce a gem of a movie.
That scene with Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes is probably one of my favorite scenes ever - every single word spoken is absolute gold.
"This gets fuckin worse" and then that little side nod Ralph does is just 🤌🏼
"You were down the park? What's that got to do with fuckin anything?"
"Talkin' about my cunt fuckin kids? That's going overboard mate" with that little shiver in his voice.
Damn now I need to watch that movie again.
“‘Like I’m not gonna do nothing to you just cause you’re standing there like Robert fucking Powell.’
‘Like Robert fucking Powell from Jesus of fucking Nazareth!!’”
Not sure why but this gets me every single time
I still say “You’re an inanimate fucking object!”
Shortly followed by “I’m sorry I called you an inanimate fucking object.”
I retract that bit about your cunt fucking kids.
You leave my c*nt kids out of it!
A Room For Romeo Brass is essential viewing, in fact anything with Paddy Considine and Shane Meadows directing.
Ethel and Ernest
Same author of the snowman Raymond Briggs and by the same producer as the animated film
Human traffic is excellent
51st state. The man just wants to see the footie
Terry Gilliam's dystopian Black comedy, Brazil
Deadman's Shoes is fucking ace, as is anything by Shane Meadows
Field in England was so good and I agree, criminally underrated. Especially the fun cameo from Julian Barratt early on!
I really appreciate Brassed Off, great cast and music
No one has mentioned “nil by mouth” yet.
It’s brutal, bleak and horrific (and that is putting a positive shine on it) but about as “real” as any film ever made.
Gary Oldman directs, Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke. It’s pure class but a horrible awful experience
People joke about Scandinavian cinema being bleak but almost every film mentioned in this thread is either a dark comedy or "depressing film about how fucking horrible people are"
This is England
This is England 88 was the best of the whole series. Had me crying, laughing, sobbing. Every fucking emotion. Of course, love the film and 86 and 90 but 88 just is very special to me.
May I add Kind Hearts & Coronets? Absolutely super film!
Guest House Paradiso is just a good hour and a half of toilet humour.
Obviously if you are a Young Ones/Bottom fan...it will keep you entertained.
Best joke ever written is in that film;
"Excuse me, may I ask where your eggs come from?"
East is East is great
Human Traffic, Kill List, Wild Bill, Love Honour and Obey, Journeyman, Ill Manors, Naked, there’s bloody loads of them!
I think Human Traffic is pretty widely accepted as amazing. This could turn Hare Krishna into a bad boy.
Nice one bruvver
Fucking! yes!! this film is amazing and not enough people know about it.
Edit: 'Dead man's shoes' if anyone wondered.
O easy, attack the block! That shit was fantastic!!!!
So pleased we are apparently getting a sequel!
Four Lions is a masterpiece.
If you haven’t watched it, go do it immediately! Rubber dinghy rapids bro!
Local Hero, surely?
The crying game
Kinky boots . Is surprisingly good film . Was on late at night , not sure if I would have choose to watch it if I had read about it . Similarly I am not sure how well known it is .
Has you sobbing one minute and laughing the next - best film I’ve ever seen
Get Real, from 1998. Its a film about being gay in school during the Section 28 years. It has a surprisingly upbeat and uplifting ending, especially when you think about how many "gay" films end in tragedy (because thats the norm, lol)
The Bank Job
The Man in the Hat (If that's British, I *think* it is and if it isn't, Mathilda Homer's music deserves more attention too)
Oh, and The Italian Job with Michael Caine. Used to be a bit meh about it. Now I love it.
In the name of the father
Brasses Off. It is quite well known but is a masterpiece
4 Lions, absolutely wet myself watching that first time round. Also Up n Under, late 90s Sam Janus definitely needs more attention.