British comedy-drama films

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  1. 24 Hour Party People

    24 Hour Party People (2002)

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    24 Hour Party People is a 2002 British comedy-drama film about Manchester's popular music community from 1976 to 1992, and specifically about Factory Records. It was written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and directed by Michael Winterbottom. The film was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. It received positive reviews.


  2. 8 ½ Women

    8 ½ Women (1999)

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    8½ Women is a 1999 comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, and starring John Standing, Matthew Delamere, and Vivian Wu. The international co-production (the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany) was entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.


  3. A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale (1944)

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    A Canterbury Tale is a 1944 British film by the film-making team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It stars Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price and Sgt. John Sweet; Esmond Knight provided narration and played several small roles. For the postwar American release, Raymond Massey narrated and Kim Hunter was added to the film. The film was made in black and white, and was the first of two collaborations between Powell and Pressburger and cinematographer Erwin Hillier.


  4. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

    A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

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    A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is a 1972 film based on the play of the same name by Peter Nichols, directed by Peter Medak. It stars Alan Bates and Janet Suzman. It was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 1973.


  5. A Fitting Tribute

    A Fitting Tribute (2007)

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    A Fitting Tribute is a 2007 British short film comedy-drama film directed by Daniel Cormack and starring Sally Bretton, Thomas Nelstrop and April Nicholson.


  6. A Girl Must Live

    A Girl Must Live (1939)

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    A Girl Must Live is a 1939 British romantic comedy film directed by Carol Reed and starring Margaret Lockwood, with supporting cast Renee Houston, Lilli Palmer, and Hugh Sinclair. Based on the 1936 novel by Emery Bonett with the same title, the plot features a group of chorus line girls who compete for the affection of a distinguished bachelor.


  7. A Good Year

    A Good Year (2006)

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    A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander and Albert Finney, it is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by British author Peter Mayle.


  8. A Room for Romeo Brass

    A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

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    A Room for Romeo Brass is a 1999 British comedy drama film directed and written by Shane Meadows. It was co-written by frequent Meadows collaborator Paul Fraser. Filming began in September 1998.


  9. A Time for Loving

    A Time for Loving (1975)

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    A Time for Loving is a 1971 British comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Miles and starring Britt Ekland, Joanna Shimkus and Mel Ferrer. The film depicts several stories surrounding an apartment in Paris, and the various people who occupy it over the years. It was also released as Room in Paris.


  10. A Yank at Oxford

    A Yank at Oxford (1938)

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    A Yank at Oxford (1938) is a British film, directed by Jack Conway from a screenplay by John Monk Saunders and Leon Gordon. It was produced by MGM-British at Denham Studios. The film was parodied in the Laurel and Hardy film A Chump at Oxford (1940) and remade as Oxford Blues (1984) .


  11. A Yank in London

    A Yank in London (1945)

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    I Live in Grosvenor Square is a British war film, directed and produced by Herbert Wilcox—a forerunner of his "London films" collaboration with his wife, actress Anna Neagle. The film deploys a tragi-comic plot in a context of US-British wartime co-operation, and displays icons of popular music with the purpose of harmonising relationships on both sides of the Atlantic. An edited version was distributed in the United States, with two additional scenes filmed in Hollywood, under the title A Yank in London.


  12. About a Boy

    About a Boy (2002)

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    About a Boy is a 2002 comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It is an adaptation of the 1998 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. The film stars Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, and Rachel Weisz. The film at times uses double voice-over narration, when the audience hears both Will's and Marcus's thoughts.


  13. About Time

    About Time (2013)

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    About Time is a 2013 romantic comedy-drama film about a young man with the special ability to time travel who tries to change his past in order to improve his future. The film was written and directed by Richard Curtis, and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. It was released in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2013 and in the United States on 1 November 2013.


  14. Africa United

    Africa United (2010)

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  15. Alfie

    Alfie (2004)

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    Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name, starring Jude Law as the title character, originally played by Michael Caine. The film was written, directed and produced by Charles Shyer.


  16. Alfie

    Alfie (1966)

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    Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine. It is an adaptation by Bill Naughton of his own novel and play of the same name. The film was released by Paramount Pictures.


  17. Alfie Darling

    Alfie Darling (1975)

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    Alfie Darling is a 1975 British comedy drama film directed by Ken Hughes. It is the sequel to the 1966 film Alfie. This time Alan Price takes over Michael Caine's role of Alfie. Alan Price also penned the movie title song, performed and released as a single by Cilla Black who was also was the first to record the title song based on the original movie, penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.


  18. All Dogs Go to Heaven

    All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

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    All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 AmericanIrish animated musical action-adventure film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists & Goldcrest Films. The film tells the story of two dogs, Charlie B. Barkin (voiced by Burt Reynolds) and his loyal best friend Itchy Itchiford (voiced by Dom DeLuise). Charlie is murdered, but he forsakes his place in Heaven to return to earth where he and Itchy team up with a young orphan girl, Anne-Marie (voiced by Judith Barsi in her final role), who teaches them an important lesson about honesty, loyalty, and love.


  19. An Awfully Big Adventure

    An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

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    An Awfully Big Adventure is a 1995 British coming-of-age film directed by Mike Newell. The story focuses on a teenage girl who joins a seedy theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics and intrigue.


  20. Animal Farm

    Animal Farm (1954)

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    Animal Farm is a 1954 British animated film by Halas and Batchelor, based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. It was the first British animated feature to be released (Handling Ships, a Royal Navy training film, was produced earlier, but due to its purpose did not receive a formal theatrical release). The C.I.A. paid for the filming, part of the U.S. cultural offensive during the Cold War, and influenced how Orwell's ideas were to be presented. The CIA initially funded Louis de Rochemont to begin work on a film version of Orwell's work and he hired Halas & Batchelor, an animation firm in London that had made propaganda films for the British government.


  21. Animal Farm

    Animal Farm (1999)

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    Animal Farm is a made-for-TV film released in 1999 by Hallmark Films. It is an adaptation of the 1945 George Orwell novel of the same name. The film tells the story of farm animals successfully revolting against their human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves.


  22. Anita and Me

    Anita and Me (2002)

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    Anita and Me is a British comedy-drama film released in 2002 based on the book of the same name by Meera Syal. It was released during a period of popularity for British Asian films, alongside such as East Is East and Bend It Like Beckham.


  23. Bedrooms and Hallways

    Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

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    Bedrooms and Hallways is a 1998 comedy-drama film about bisexuality or the fluidity of sexuality. It was written by Robert Farrar and directed by Rose Troche, starring Kevin McKidd, James Purefoy, Tom Hollander, Julie Graham, Simon Callow and Hugo Weaving.


  24. Bedtime with Rosie

    Bedtime with Rosie (1975)

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    Bedtime with Rosie is a 1975 British comedy-drama film directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Una Stubbs, Ivor Burgoyne and Diana Dors. A pregnant single woman on her way to the Netherlands stays with her Aunt, while there she begins to strike up a relationship with her aunt's lodger, a reclusive bachelor.


  25. Bend It Like Beckham

    Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

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    Bend It Like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the United Kingdom. The film was directed by Gurinder Chadha. Its title refers to the football player David Beckham and his skill at scoring from free kicks by "bending" the ball past a wall of defenders.


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