Each year the UK’s cinema has at least 10 great new feature films. For the new best British movies of 2014 and 2015 on DVD have selected a pretty diverse list. From English horror movies to Irish thrillers and a Scottish gangster movie.
Best British films of 2013 – Upcoming cinema releases
Sightseers – Upcoming English Dark comedy | Release date: Jan/Feb 2013
Sightseeers was released in the UK in 2012, but will get its international release in most countries in 2013. It is being described as a truly hilarious English comedy, and has been dubbed as the best British Comedy since ‘Four Lions’ (The clever little comedy about 4 silly British jihadists in 2010). It is directed by the recently successful British director Ben Wheatley, perhaps best known for the crime thriller Kill List (2011). Sightseers is a dark comedy about a couple that take a caravan trip through the UK, because Chris wants to show his girlfriend the world. It does not take long before things take a rather dark, yet hilarious (and unexpected) turn.
Ben Wheatley is currently also in post-production for the new English horror movie ‘A Field in England’ that will be released in 2013. Another one of the new British movies we are looking forward to. For more English horror, and other European scary movies, check out our New horror movies of 2013 – best & scariest horrors
Welcome to the Punch – Tip of New English Action movies in 2013
This British action movie with a brilliant English cast consisting of big names like James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland) and Mark Strong (Kick-Ass, RocknRolla) will be released in the USA on 6 March 2013. It is a crime movie that tells the story of a notorious criminal who is forced to go back to London. There a team of detectives is ready to try and take him down.
Another interesting must-watch British action movie, also with James McAvoy is Trance by Danny Boyle.
Trance by Danny Boyle
I Give it a Year – British romantic comedy by ‘Borat’ Director | Release date: 8 February 2013
We have to admit, we are not the biggest fan of Anna Faris, but this romantic comedy actually looks like a lot of fun. It is created and directed by the guy behind the Borat & Bruno films, Dan Mazer. It also stars one of our favorite British comedy actors, Stephen Merchant, who this year is conquering HBO with his new comedy series of 2013. I Give it a Year gives us a hilarious look into the trials & errors of the first year of marriage of a newlywed couple.
The Wee Man – A new Scottish Gangster movie based on a true story (2013)
From the director of ‘Love, honour and Obey’ (2000) comes ‘The Wee Man’ about the life story of Paul Ferris, just as much businessman as gangster, but definitely very Scottish. Paul Ferris also wrote numerous books about crime. This British crime movie will be released in 2013, no official release date has been set yet. Reviews so far have been rather negative.
For all the romantic comedy fans: Bridget Jones is back, with a baby
Renee Zwellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth are all back for the third film in the Bridget Jones series. The second one was a bit disapointing, but still deliciously British romance. In the upcoming film Bridget Jones will be in her fourties and has a baby.
More New English movie releases, also out on DVD and Blu-Ray
An overview of the very best British movies since 2012 out on DVD and in the cinema. We have selected a strict top 10 of the most famous and popular UK film releases in 2012 and in 2013 and in 2011. A nice little combination of drama, romance and action thrillers and entertainment in recent British films.
We have made a small selection of the 3 best British Movies that the year of 2012 will bring us. They are now out on DVD, and can also be purchased here. Continue reading for the rest of the top 10 popular English movies.
Our most popular British movies top 10 – Recent English films
1. Shame (2012)
A very promising movie from new director Steve McQueen who mainly is known for making popular darker flicks. The leading man, Brandon (Michael Fassbender: X-Men, Inglorious Basterds) has in this film carefully crafted a life that suits his sexual addiction. He has a good life in New York City, and everything goes as he wants to. Then all of a sudden his sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan- Drive, An eduction) shows up announcing her indefinite stay.
According to the critics a great film. It has already been nominated for a Golden Globe. We, however, feel that this best British movie of 2012 is a bit pretentious at times, while the storyline fails to keep you actively engaged.
2. Coriolanus (2012)
Ralphy Fiennes, famous British actor, is now as a director making a film we cannot wait to see. Ralph Fiennes can also be seen acting along side of Gerard Butler in this popular flick. The banished roman hero, Coriolanus, will attempt by making alliance with his greatest enemy to destroy Rome. The plot appears somewhat simple and corny, and in reality it is no different. It nonethess provides the most required entertainment and is among the most popular movies of 2013, widely embraced by the audience.
3. A Dangerous Method (2012)
Our third of the English Movies of 2012. A film about the two of the world of psychology’s greatest minds in the twentieth century. Sigmund Freud and Carl Yung. The creation of psychoanalysis. In this film we can yet again admire Michael Fassbender. He is having a good year. The film is already nominated for a Golden Globe. The famous Freud is impressively played by Viggo Mortensen. There is also an interesting role for British star Keira Knightley (with a strong Russian accent!) playing a Russian girl who after being cured by young continues to play an intriguing role in his life.
The very best English Movies 2011
English Movies are popular around the globe. Americans seem to find the usually quite tough British movies very appealing. The rest of the world seems to enjoy them thoroughly as well. Fortunately the English Film industry always keep producing masterpieces. This year in 2011, a few great ones have been brought to life. Here you can read our choices of best English Movies 2011. We provide you with two films that you really should see. Of course we can also mention Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow’s: Part 2, but that one has already received enough attention. Please also stop by our English movies section. Until we have developed our own rating system, we provide you with the IMDb Rating
English Movies 2011
The Year of 2011 brought quite some impressive English Movies. Here the two very best. It was a difficult choice, but here it is.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy
IMDb Rating: 7.6.
Thomas Alfredson (Let The Right one in) has truly made a great film with this one. Just at the end of the year 2011 he squeezed this one in. During the Cold War George Smiley, an espionage expert, has to come back from retirement to uncover a soviet Spy who has infiltrated M16.
The film is not another spy movie a la ‘James Bond’ with car chases and unlikely shootings, but a more nuanced and subtle depiction of the world of Espionage. An amazing cast with equally great performances. Gary Oldman is truly magnificent.
Directed by Richard Ayoade
Cast: Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine
IMDb Rating: 7.3.
Perhaps not as known as the other one, but in our view it was an amazing movie. The Director Ayoade is famous for his Arctic Monkey video clips (the frontman of the Arctic Monkey also has a song on the soundtrack) We were very pleasantly surprised. The movie sometimes borders on forced quirkyness, but it pulls it off wonderfully. The little jokes really remarkably. It is about a young boy who is struggling with his parents potentially divorcing, while he also wants like any other boy to lose his virginity. funny. Really one of the best English Movies of 2011, and even of the last decade.
Our other best English Movies 2011:
Kill List (2011)