With Film Four International (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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80 Metascore

In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George and his dad offer their rooms with views to Lucy and her chaperone. Lucy and George get acquainted but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again but now she's engaged.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 36,637 | Gross: $20.97M

2. Howards End (1992)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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89 Metascore

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 26,428 | Gross: $25.97M

3. Damage (1992)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves

Votes: 15,137 | Gross: $7.53M

4. The Sacrifice (1986)

PG | 149 min | Drama

8.1
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At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Votes: 20,832 | Gross: $0.30M

5. Drowning by Numbers (1988)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Three generations of women all share the same problem: marriage woes, and they want to put an end to it.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson

Votes: 7,507 | Gross: $0.42M

6. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 14,483 | Gross: $3.13M

7. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes, George Costigan, Lesley Sharp

Votes: 3,162 | Gross: $0.12M

8. Sister My Sister (1994)

R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.

Director: Nancy Meckler | Stars: Julie Walters, Joely Richardson, Jodhi May, Sophie Thursfield

Votes: 2,970 | Gross: $0.22M

9. When the Wind Blows (1986)

84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war.

Director: Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Robin Houston, James Russell

Votes: 9,083 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Bent (1997)

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

7.2
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In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.

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

Votes: 7,316 | Gross: $0.37M

11. Close My Eyes (1991)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Karl Johnson

Votes: 2,783 | Gross: $0.14M

12. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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72 Metascore

Journalist Floyd from the U.S., Michael Henderson from the U.K., and their teams meet at the beginning of the Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports, they find an orphanage run by ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic

Votes: 6,608 | Gross: $0.34M

13. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 5,315 | Gross: $1.65M

14. Stormy Monday (1988)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,371 | Gross: $1.79M

15. Blonde Fist (1991)

102 min | Action, Drama, Sport

4.7
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A woman attempts to escape her domestic problems by fleeing to New York in search of her father. She finds him, and also new problems, some friendship, a romance, and an unexpected career as pro-boxer, to make ends meet.

Director: Frank Clarke | Stars: Margi Clarke, Carroll Baker, Ken Hutchison, Sharon Power

Votes: 146

16. Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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56 Metascore

After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Vanessa Feltz

Votes: 4,002 | Gross: $0.17M

17. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

Votes: 2,260 | Gross: $2.17M

18. The Belly of an Architect (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.0
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An architect supervising an exhibition starts to have mysterious stomach pains while his life slowly falls apart.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 4,992 | Gross: $0.29M

19. A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Andréa Ferréol, Frances Barber

Votes: 5,946

20. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.4
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas

Votes: 2,930 | Gross: $0.15M

21. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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85 Metascore

The lives of an English working-class family are told out of order in a free-associative manner. The first part, "Distant Voices", focuses on the father's role in the family. The second part, "Still Lives", focuses on his children.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams

Votes: 3,258 | Gross: $0.69M

22. Crush (I) (2001)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.8
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37 Metascore

Three female friends behave badly.

Director: John McKay | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Imelda Staunton, Anna Chancellor, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 3,531 | Gross: $1.08M

23. The Long Day Closes (1992)

PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

A young British boy comes of age among his loving family and the austere Catholic Church as he realizes his love of cinema and his homosexuality.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Leigh McCormack, Marjorie Yates, Anthony Watson, Nicholas Lamont

Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $0.16M

24. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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60 Metascore

During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed Emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Tom Watson

Votes: 2,367 | Gross: $0.57M

25. Strapless (1989)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Blair Brown, Bruno Ganz, Bridget Fonda, Alan Howard

Votes: 340 | Gross: $0.76M

26. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 1,326 | Gross: $1.30M

27. Dark Obsession (1989)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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A group of young British guardsmen have to cover up a hit and run incident that occurred at the end of a night of drunken revelry.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Amanda Donohoe, Struan Rodger, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 287 | Gross: $0.33M

28. Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)

105 min | Animation, Drama

7.1
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A young man goes to a school for servants run by a brother and sister. In the dreamlike and surreal world that he enters, how will his presence impact the people there and possibly even the school itself?

Directors: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay | Stars: Mark Rylance, Alice Krige, Gottfried John, Daniel Smith

Votes: 1,613

29. London Kills Me (1991)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull ... See full summary »

Director: Hanif Kureishi | Stars: Justin Chadwick, Steven Mackintosh, Fiona Shaw, Brad Dourif

Votes: 508 | Gross: $0.17M

30. Journey of Hope (1990)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.5
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The story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Necmettin Çobanoglu, Nur Sürer, Emin Sivas, Erdinç Akbas

Votes: 1,741 | Gross: $0.26M

31. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Gerulf Pannach, Fabienne Babe, Sigfrit Steiner, Cristine Rose

Votes: 396

32. Born of Fire (1987)

R | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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A musician searches for the Master Flautist, a supernatural creature who is planning to blow up the world.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Peter Firth, Suzan Crowley, Stefan Kalipha, Orla Pederson

Votes: 353

33. The Deceivers (1988)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell

Votes: 873 | Gross: $0.35M

34. The Supergrass (1985)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Richardson, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 523

35. Vroom (1988)

89 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision. Ringe is his whiplash wild best mate. Their lives in a small northern ... See full summary »

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Diana Quick, Clive Owen, David Thewlis, Melanie Kilburn

Votes: 125

36. Comrades (1986)

183 min | Drama, History

7.3
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The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of nineteenth century English farm laborers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Keith Allen, Dave Atkins, Stephen Bateman, Katy Behean

Votes: 624

37. Singleton's Pluck (1984)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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A farmer becomes an unintentional celebrity when, because of a strike, he has to walk his five thousand geese, one hundred miles to market.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Ian Holm, Penelope Wilton, Bill Owen, Richard Hope

Votes: 97

38. Paris by Night (1988)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Clara Bell is a busy Euro MP with a husband and child at home and a high powered career - but on a trip to Paris her ordered existence is overturned by a murder and a chance encounter.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, Iain Glen, Robert Hardy

Votes: 128

39. The Fool (1990)

140 min | Drama

7.1
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A costume drama and satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a Lord who is ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Cyril Cusack, Ruth Mitchell, Maria Aitken

Votes: 70

40. The Chain (1984)

100 min | Comedy

7.1
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Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Denis Lawson, Rita Wolf, Phyllis Logan, David Troughton

Votes: 232

41. Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale (1989)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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On the run from a couple of hit-men, young Johnny Fortune escapes from a life in basement poolrooms to become a dancing bear with the strangest Punch and Judy man in the business.

Directors: Ann Guedes, Eduardo Guedes | Stars: Tom Waits, Damon Lowry, Charlotte Coleman, Júlia Britton

Votes: 73

42. Ladder of Swords (1990)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Don, his alcoholic wife Denise and Daley 'The Dancing Bear' are waiting on the moors to hear about a job. However, a fight, a disappearance and a death leads to unwanted attention from the police but a budding romance with a local widow.

Director: Norman Hull | Stars: Martin Shaw, Eleanor David, Bob Peck, Simon Molloy

Votes: 43

43. 1871 (1990)

100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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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: 40

44. Venus Peter (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

6.7
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Peter, a young boy living in the fishing village of St Monans, Scotland during 1940s, learns about life and the beauty of imagination from his grandfather and female teacher in this touching semi-autobiographical story about childhood.

Director: Ian Sellar | Stars: Ray McAnally, David Hayman, Sinéad Cusack, Gordon R. Strachan

Votes: 92

45. Sacred Hearts (1985)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Life in a repressive convent school during the Second World War.

Director: Barbara Rennie | Stars: Anna Massey, Katrin Cartlidge, Oona Kirsch, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 36

46. The Sheep Thief (2002)

24 min | Short

6.2
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A misguided orphan struggles to find a place for himself.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Jigar Bikhabha, Soaib Karimbhai, Kokila Mahendra, Abdul Rehman

Votes: 221

47. Soursweet (1988)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Just married Hong Kong couple Chen & Lily emigrate to England, soon to become parents to a little baby boy and generally struggle through life. Chen works long days in a restaurant, while ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Danny Dun, Jodi Long, Soon-Tek Oh

Votes: 49

48. Waiting (1991)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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A teenage boy wants to leave his home town.

Director: Jackie McKimmie | Stars: Noni Hazlehurst, Deborra-Lee Furness, Frank Whitten, Helen Jones

Votes: 64

49. Katinka (1988)

96 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A new foreman, Huus, arrives in a sleepy Danish village, much to the delight of the unmarried women there. However, Huus becomes very friendly with Katinka and her husband, Bai, the ... See full summary »

Director: Max von Sydow | Stars: Tammi Øst, Ole Ernst, Kurt Ravn, Erik Paaske

Votes: 136

50. The First Kangaroos (1988)

Drama, Sport

7.1
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The story of the Australian Rugby League's first visit to England.

Director: Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Dennis Waterman, Chris Haywood, Dominic Sweeney, Philip Quast

Votes: 27


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