Modern British Classics

Discover the strength and diversity of recent UK cinema, from a filmmaking scene that's moved beyond the kitchen-sink and period drama to reflect the true breadth of British culture.

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  • 71

    Jack O’ Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up) plays a young British squaddie is caught behind enemy lines in bomb-torn Belfast, who has to navigate his way home while avoiding the competing attentions of rival IRA factions, dangerous loyalists and sinister secret agents.

  • After Love

    Joanna Scanlan earned her Bafta for leading actress for playing Mary Hussain, a Dover housewife who’s newly widowed and now baffled by the discovery of her late husband’s secret connection across the Channel, in Calais. Armed with just a bag and his mobile phone, she sets off to uncover the truth...

  • The Ghoul

    The Ghoul is an atmospheric slow-burn crime film more interested in psychology and the occult than in solving crimes. Tom Meeten’s detective Chris is called to investigate a mysterious, possible double murder. Discovering clues in the house of a shadowy suspect, he goes undercover as a patient to...

  • Control

    The life story of one of British rock’s most tragic figures – Ian Curtis of seminal Manchester band Joy Division – is stunningly rendered in majestic monochrome, in the debut film from famous photographer Anton Corbijn.

  • Lawrence of Belgravia

    As lead singer of the much-loved bands Felt, Denim and Go-Kart Mozart, Lawrence is one of true cult artists of the British indie music scene, without really ever troubling the charts over his 40 year career. First released in 2012, Paul Kelly’s (Saint Etienne’s The London Trilogy, Dexys’ Nowhere ...

  • My Son the Fanatic

    Adapted by Hanif Kureishi from his own short story, this scrupulously unsensationalised film was one of the first to tackle the issue of Anglo-Muslim relations. Om Puri gives a heartbreaking performance as minicab driver Pervez, whose decision to offer a safe service to local prostitutes appals h...

  • My Feral Heart

    Luke (Steven Brandon), a young man with Down's syndrome who prizes his independence, is forced into a care home after the death of his mother. There he rails against the restrictions imposed on him, but his frustrations are allayed by his budding friendships with his care-worker Eve (Shana Swash)...

  • The Inbetweeners Movie

    When one of four teenage friends goes through a break-up, the gang decide the time is right for a Mediterranean holiday. Expecting the trip to be ripe for sexual escapades, the lads are sorely mistaken, and what instead results is them falling head-first into numerous crude and embarrassing antics.

  • County Lines

    Obeying the first rule – 'write what you know' - former youth worker turned filmmaker Henry Blake turns in an original, stylish debut feature which premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival.

    It exposes the urban-to-rural drugs system of the title, a network which exploits children to use as...