With The British Council (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Garden (1990)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

6.6
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A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Johnny Mills, Philip MacDonald, Pete Lee-Wilson

Votes: 685 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Girls for Sale (2016)

87 min | Drama

3.9
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A wannabe journalist investigates a London brothel. This film aims to bring awareness of the horrors and issues of human trafficking.

Director: Richard Lipman | Stars: Doug James, Irina Munteanu, Sokol Cahani, Amanda Kozlo

Votes: 51

3. Soraya (2019)

Drama | Pre-production

Bangladeshi, Soraya emigrates to Britain. Soraya meets a well off Brit at a London hostel. Both are 30. They 'bond'. A Tory Minister in the current British government (Autofiction) ... See full summary »

Director: Aidan Williams | Stars: Eric Sparkle, Paul David

4. God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (1985 TV Movie)

119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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Shortly before death, George Fredrick Handel (1685-1759), old, blind, portly, sometimes raging and usually reflective, narrates a look back over his life. As he tells his story, his music ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Trevor Howard, Dave Griffiths, Christopher Bramwell, Ranald Neilson

Votes: 25

5. Kosnice (2012)

72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Thursday morning. Zagreb, Jerusalem, London, Cologne, Prague. Five people. Getting up. Going to work. In five cities-hives, like bees. Looking for the sweeter life then the one they are living now.

Directors: Boaz Debby, Simon Dolensky, Tomás Kratochvíl, Michael Lennox, Igor Seregi | Stars: Akbar Kurtha, Stefan Lampadius, Nili Tserruya, Lubos Veselý

Votes: 57

6. One Hundredth of a Second (2006)

R | 6 min | Short, Drama, War

7.5
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Kate is a talented photojournalist. She risks her life to deliver powerful images to the waiting world until a photograph of a Girl changes her life forever.

Director: Susan Jacobson | Stars: Heather Cameron-McLintock, Emma Cleasby, Richard Dillane, Luciano Dodero

Votes: 562

7. Sticky Business (1997)

8 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Ed and his friends have a night out. While they are out his cartoon creations come to life causing mayhem.

Director: Ed Taylor

Votes: 9

8. VNC: Virtual Nightclub (1997 Video Game)

Adventure, Music, Sci-Fi

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Enter the VCN and experience the surreal futuristic alternative youth cyber culture first hand. The game features surreal gameplay and live performances from many notably musicians including UK DJs, US rappers and Herbie Hancock.

Director: Olaf Wendt | Stars: Matt Black, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, James Lavelle

9. Suckerfish (II) (1999)

15 min | Comedy, Drama, Short

6.1
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A sardonic tale of love, sex and female perversion - a succulent slice of modern sin.

Director: Philip John | Stars: Roger Evans, Joanne McQuinn, Siwan Morris, Helen Griffin

Votes: 8

10. The Prince of Denmark (2016)

4 min | Short, Comedy

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Vaguely based on 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare

Directors: Alex Kirkland, Robert Rafalat | Stars: Sam Coleman, Ronni Ancona, Michael Nardone

11. The Vision of William Blake (1961)

29 min | Short

8.4
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Director: Guy Brenton | Stars: Bernard Miles, Robert Speaight

Votes: 5

12. Horseshoe (1998)

10 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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An elderly man has his dental appointment confirmed, he walks there from a group of tall apartment blocks, has a mould made of his teeth, it is rejected and another made. That's it. Filmed ... See full summary »

Director: David Lodge | Stars: Alan Hickman, Lyn Waldegrave, Louis, Diane Simmons

Votes: 43

13. Just Like My Dad (2001)

13 min | Drama, Short

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Director: Laura Smith | Stars: Louis Dunford, Brooke Kinsella

14. Make Fruitful the Land (1946)

17 min | Short

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Director: Ken Annakin

15. Papworth Village Settlement (1946)

20 min | Short

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Director: James Carr | Star: Ralph Truman

16. The Red Box (2007)

12 min | Short

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Director: Dorota Berent | Stars: Ben Bela Böhm, Sophie Linfield

17. But Then Again, Too Few to Mention (2014)

Short

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To celebrate the online release of the British Council's Film Collection - an archive of 120 short documentaries made throughout the 1940s to showcase Britain to the rest of the world - we ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins

18. My Own Private Lido (1998)

Short, Comedy

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Director: James Larkin | Stars: Adie Allen, Henrietta Garden, Sean Patterson, Jim Tavaré

19. Bury It (2002)

12 min | Comedy, Drama, Short

8.9
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Bury It tells the tale of a blind football fanatic who along with his over zealous father, stumble across a group of builders playing a five a side football match. The builders are not ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Cook | Stars: Andy Beckwith, Des McAleer, Clare Grogan, Steve Sweeney

Votes: 7

20. Laters (2004)

10 min | Short

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Macy is a teenage girl. She has devised a cunning way to get out of school and instead, spends part of her day going with men for money. But on this day, Macy's double life comes crashing ... See full summary »

Director: Jillian Li-Sue | Stars: Donovan Blackwood, Monique Campbell, Julian Chukwumah, Paul Davis

21. Trinity House (1942)

50 min | Documentary

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Fascinating documentary about the lighthouses on Great Britains shores.

Director: John Eldridge | Stars: John Snagge, Frank Phillips, Laidman Browne

22. Border Weave (1942)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: John Lewis Curthoys | Star: Joseph Macleod

23. The Western Isles (1941)

14 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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How Harris Tweed is made by the islanders in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Bean Ailein, Somhaisle Mac 'Ille Mhoire, Ian Mac Néill Ghiolais, Kitty MacLeod

Votes: 6

24. Length (2002)

Animation, Short

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Director: Rozi Fuller | Star: Taru Sinclair

25. Tsirk (2009)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary following the teachers and students of the Moscow State School for Circus and Variety Arts.

Director: David R. Cairns | Stars: Alexei Krugliakov, Evgeny Barmenkov, Tanya Krymko, Lena Lvov

26. Road Trip (1992)

25 min | Short, Comedy

8.8
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Peter steals a beautiful American car and hits the open road with dreams of a wild adventure.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Patricia Martinelli, Ann Bryson, Flaminia Cinque, Howard Lee

Votes: 5

27. The Other Side (XI) (2015)

Short

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Director: Fateh Alhaddi

28. My Imaginary Journey (2011)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Coskun Aral

29. 2Be (2003)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Musical

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A group of young people face their own personal challenges while attempting to explore issues of human rights through music.

Director: Eleni Christopoulou

30. Monkey Rag (2005)

10 min | Short

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Stars: Alan McKenna, Ian Burfield, Sarah Carver


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