Let's celebrate the UK new found independence from the continent by watching films from the UK. Let's also celebrate Irish film history by watching as many from Ireland.
Watch as many movies from UK/Ireland as you can during March 2021.
Remember this is a community event, so participating is not only about listing titles. If you post early, this gives the other participants suggestions for their own viewings and it brings the community closer together.
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one entry.
- Films must be watched one at a time and at single speed (not sped up).
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- Please include year of release when listing your viewings.
I reserve the right to exclude participants who intentionally number their viewings incorrectly. If you play the game, you're expected to play properly. I assume a big deal of fair play from everyone, I'm not going to check the eligibility of every title. Only if I have (or others have raised) doubts about any.
Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
BFI's Top 100 British Films
UNESCO's Memory of the World: National Cinematic Heritage (471-488 are Irish)
iCM Forum's Favorite UK Movies Top 150
Total Film's 50 Best British Movies
BAFTA Best British Film Awards
Fifty Key British Films (Routledge Key Guides)
Barry Norman: 50 greatest British films of all time
The 100 Best British Films Ever (by Empire)
Top 250 British Films -Empire
A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears
The IMDb's Classic Film Board's 100 Essential British and Irish Films
Martin Scorsese British films
Tarantino and Wright British films
The List Magazine's Best Scottish Films
Going to the Pictures: Scottish Memories of Cinema
Richard Mowe's Top 20 Scottish films of the 20th Century
Brian Pendreigh's Top 20 Scottish Films
Whatculture.com's 18 Greatest Scottish Films
The Telegraph: 20 Great Scottish Films
Total Film's 29 Incredible Irish Movies
Film Ireland's 10 Best Irish Films
The Irish Times Best 50 Irish Movies
Top 10 Welsh Films (BBC)
Total Film's 23 Awesome Welsh Movies
This Challenge has been run four times before :
2019 Challenge - hosted by clemmetarey and won by albajos with 150 points
2016 Challenge - hosted by HVM and won by Cippenham with 42 points
2013 Challenge - hosted by HVM and won by brokenface with 34 points
2012 Challenge - hosted by mightysparks and won by Kasparius with 74 points
BONUS CHALLENGE #1: Who needs England?!
Cé atá ag iarraidh Sasana?! Cò a dh ’fheumas Sasainn?! Pwy sydd angen Lloegr?!
Since most films from the UK are either English or British, it easy for other regions of this challenge to be overlooked. So for this bonus challenge try to watch as many movies as you can from the other countries/regions of this challenge: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales or the Isle of Man.
For more info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of ... rn_Ireland
Films from Ireland on IMDb
Films from Isle Of Man on IMDb
To compete in this Bonus Challenge, please indicate each film's country when listing your viewings. Otherwise your score will not be included for this BC. It's up to yourself for which country a movie qualifies, I assume a big deal of fair play from everyone, I'm not going to check the eligibility of every title. Only if I have (or others have raised) doubts about any.
|Rank||Participant||Total||Ireland||Northern Ireland||Scotland||Wales||Isle of Man|
Being stuck at home like everyone else famed filmmaker Edgar Wright asked other famed filmmaker Martin Scorsese for recommendations to dive deeper into British cinema. Scorsese answered with a list of nearly 50 recommendations. For this bonus challenge follow Edgar Wright and try to watch as many recoms by Scorsese as you can. To compete in this challenge indicate watches with #MS, preferable with rank number
3. Nowhere to Go
5. The Halfway House
7. Madonna of the Seven Moons
11. So Long at the Fair
16. Green for Danger
17. The Mind Benders
19. A High Wind in Jamaica
20. The Queen of Spades
22. Pink String and Sealing Wax
24. The Good Die Young
27. Uncle Silas
28. The Legend of Hell House
29. Night of the Eagle
30. The Flesh and the Fiends
31. The Snorkel
35. Quatermass and the Pit
37. The Devil Rides Out
38. The Asphyx
40. Shooting Stars
43. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
45. The Pumpkin Eater
46. The Seventh Veil
47. Yield to the Night
48. Omnibus: Whistle and I'll Come to You
49. Kind Hearts and Coronets
50. The Enfield Haunting
52. Pool of London
For this bonus challenge when the final results are revealed I will make a poll of users who gave the best contributions to this thread. This can be reviews, screenshots, discussions etc. In this poll everyone can chose the final winner for this BC.