Films set in Brighton

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  1. A Visit to the Seaside at Brighton Beach, England

    A Visit to the Seaside at Brighton Beach, England (1910)


    A Visit to the Seaside (1908) was the first successful motion picture in natural color, filmed with Kinemacolor. It is an 8 minute short film directed by George Albert Smith of Brighton, showing people doing everyday activities. It is ranked of high historical importance. Kinemacolor later influenced and replaced by Technicolor, which was used from 1916 to 1952.

  2. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)


    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging is a 2008 British coming-of-age film co-written and directed by Gurinder Chadha. The film's lead is played by Georgia Groome, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Karen Taylor amongst the supporting cast. The story is based on two teenage novels by Louise Rennison: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers. The narrative follows fourteen year-old Georgia Nicholson (Groome) as she tries to find a boyfriend while also organizing her fifteenth birthday party.

  3. Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock (1947)


    Brighton Rock is a 1947 British film noir directed by John Boulting and starring Richard Attenborough as Pinkie (reprising his breakthrough West End creation of the character some three years earlier), Carol Marsh as Rose, William Hartnell as Dallow and Hermione Baddeley as Ida.

  4. Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock (2010)


    Brighton Rock is a 2010 British crime film loosely based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel of the same name. Rowan Joffé wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which stars Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Sean Harris and Helen Mirren.

  5. Carry on at Your Convenience

    Carry on at Your Convenience (1971)


    Carry on at Your Convenience, released in 1971, is the 22nd in the series of Carry On films to be made, and was the first box office failure of the series. This failure has been attributed to the film's attempt at exploring the political themes of the trade union movement, crucially portraying the union activists as buffoons which, apparently, alienated the traditional working-class audience of the series. The film, known as Carry On Round the Bend outside the United Kingdom, did not return full production costs until 1976 after several international and television sales. The film features regulars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques and Bernard Bresslaw. It features Kenneth Cope in the first of his two Carry on appearances.

  6. Carry on Girls

    Carry on Girls (1973)


    Carry On Girls is the 25th in the series of Carry On films to be made, released in Britain in 1973. The film is notable for being the first not to feature either Kenneth Williams or Charles Hawtrey. Williams was appearing in a West End play, My Fat Friend. Hawtrey had been dropped from the series the year before. The film features regulars Sid James, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw and Peter Butterworth. Patsy Rowlands makes her seventh appearance in the series. Jack Douglas makes his third appearance, this time upgraded to a main role. Jimmy Logan makes a guest appearance in his second and final Carry On.

  7. Cassandra's Dream

    Cassandra's Dream (2007)


    Cassandra's Dream is a 2007 dramatic thriller film written and directed by Woody Allen. Filmed in the United Kingdom, it was released in 2007 in Europe and in January 2008 in the United States. It was developed as a British-French-American co-production.

  8. Circus

    Circus (2000)


    Circus is a 2000 British crime thriller movie directed by Rob Walker and written by David Logan. The movie stars John Hannah, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Brian Conley, and Eddie Izzard. It was released in the UK on May 5, 2000 and had its USA (limited) release on September 15, 2000.

  9. Dirty Weekend

    Dirty Weekend (1993)


    Dirty Weekend is a British film directed by Michael Winner, based on the novel of the same name by Helen Zahavi. It was banned from video release for two years by the BBFC for its violent and sexual content.

  10. Down Terrace

    Down Terrace (2009)


    Down Terrace is a 2009 British crime film directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Robert Hill, Robin Hill and Julia Deakin.

  11. Genevieve

    Genevieve (1953)


    Genevieve is a 1953 British comedy film produced and directed by Henry Cornelius and written by William Rose. It stars John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall as two couples comedically involved in a veteran automobile rally. The main theme of the musical score was composed and performed by Larry Adler. Composer Graham Whettam was commissioned to write the orchestral score incorporating Larry Adler's tune. Dance numbers were added by Eric Rogers.

  12. Half a Sixpence

    Half a Sixpence


    Half a Sixpence is a musical comedy written as a vehicle for British pop star Tommy Steele.

  13. Heathen

    Heathen (2009)


    Heathen is a 2009 British thriller film directed by Ross Shepherd. It tells the story of William Hunt, a reclusive railway worker, who suddenly finds himself on the trail of his missing brother, when he is sent mysterious clues relating to his disappearance. Shot in the city of Brighton, Heathen is a no budget film.

  14. Jigsaw

    Jigsaw (1962)


    Jigsaw is a 1962 British crime drama film written and directed by Val Guest and starring Jack Warner and Ronald Lewis. It is based on the novel Sleep Long, My Love by Hillary Waugh.

  15. Linda

    Linda (1960)


    Linda is a 1960 British teen drama film, directed by Don Sharp and starring Carol White and Alan Rothwell. The film was shot on location in South London and Brighton, and played in cinemas as the support feature to Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. The film was featured as an episode of Cinema Insomnia.

  16. London to Brighton

    London to Brighton (2006)


    London to Brighton is a 2006 award-winning British film. The film was written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams.

  17. Loot

    Loot (1970)


    Loot is a 1970 British comedy film directed by Silvio Narizzano which is based on the play of the same name by Joe Orton. It was entered into the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.

  18. Me Without You

    Me Without You (2001)


    Me Without You is a 2001 British film, starring Anna Friel, Michelle Williams and Oliver Milburn, and written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher.

  19. MirrorMask

    MirrorMask (2005)


    MirrorMask is a 2005 fantasy film designed and directed by Dave McKean and written by Neil Gaiman from a story they developed together, starring Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, and Gina McKee. The music used in the film was composed by Iain Ballamy.

  20. Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa (1986)


    Mona Lisa is a 1986 British neo-noir mystery drama about an ex-convict who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl. The movie was written by Neil Jordan and David Leland, and directed by Jordan. It was produced by HandMade Films and stars Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson and Michael Caine.

  21. Now Is Good

    Now Is Good (2012)


    Now Is Good is a 2012 British teen drama film directed by Ol Parker. Based on the 2007 novel Before I Die by Jenny Downham, it was adapted by Parker who had recently written the screenplay for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The film, which stars Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine and Paddy Considine, centres on Tessa, a girl who is dying of leukaemia and tries to enjoy her remaining life as much as she possibly can.

  22. Oh! What a Lovely War

    Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)


  23. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)


    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is a 1970 musical/romantic fantasy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is adapted from his book for the 1965 stage production of the same name. The songs feature lyrics by Lerner and music by Burton Lane.

  24. Pink String and Sealing Wax

    Pink String and Sealing Wax (1946)


    Pink String and Sealing Wax is a 1945 British drama film directed by Robert Hamer and starring Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Gordon Jackson. The wife of a pub landlord in Victorian Brighton who is having an affair wants to rid herself of her abusive husband. To accomplish this she befriends a young man who works in his father's pharmacy in order to get hold of some poison.

  25. Quadrophenia

    Quadrophenia (1979)


    Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film, loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who. The film stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a Mod. It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing début. Unlike the film adaptation of Tommy, Quadrophenia is not a musical film.

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