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Country Poll: United Kingdom [CLOSED]

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Country Poll: United Kingdom [CLOSED]

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Overview of the Project
Schedule


December 2021 January 2022: United Kingdom
(excluding Isle of Man, Gibraltar, and other territories with their own country tag on imdb)


Rules
* You may vote for a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 titles.
* Feature films, documentaries, shorts, made-for-tv movies, direct-to-video movies, TV mini-series, and TV episodes from anthology series are all eligible.
* One country per film - IMDB is used as a guideline, but Fergenaprido will be the final arbiter for uncertain cases.
* All ballots are considered ranked unless otherwise stated.
* You must include a list of bare imdb URLs along with your ballot (preferably within a spoiler tag), otherwise your ballot will be disqualified.

Scoring
For ranked ballots, the top-ranked title will receive the number of points equal to the number of titles on the ballot, with each successive title receiving one point less.
I.e. A list with 20 titles means #1 has 20 points, #2 has 19 points, and #20 has 1 point; a list with 5 titles means #1 has 5 points, #2 has 4 points, and #5 has 1 point.

For unranked ballots, each title will receive an equal share of the total points that would have been allotted it the ballot had been ranked.
I.e. A list with 20 titles means each title would receive 10.5 points; a list with 5 titles means each title would receive 3 points.

Resources:
UK films sorted by number of votes*
UK films sorted by your rating on imdb*
Wikipedia article on Cinema of the United Kingdom
*due to imdb allowing films to be attributed to more than one country, many titles in this filter may be ineligible for this poll if the UK is not the primary country of production. Decisions about uncertain films will be listed in the second post of this thread.

Many thanks to Rufus-T & gromit82 for the framework from the Year by Year polls, and to maxwelldeux for the Excel template.

55 Participants:
Fully ranked lists of 20 titles unless otherwise indicated
Lakigigar
OldAle1
Silga
Perception de Ambiguity (unranked)
Teproc
Fergenaprido
mightysparks
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3eyes
peeptoad
RolandKirkSunglasses (14, ranked)
pitchorneirda (18, ranked)
Chilton
zzzorf
Mysterious Dude
Onderhond
jvv (unranked)
gromit82
Mario Gaborović
joachimt
Gordon_Gekko
matthewscott8
Melvelet
filmbantha
TraverseTown
Caracortada
brokenface
perceval
Lonewolf2003
Minkin (unranked)
gunnar
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Gorro
tommy_leazaq
beasterne
sol
cayado-coro (unranked)
Panunzio
lineuphere
Opio
clemmetarey
Dolwphin
Rufus-T
Jimi Antiloop
ororama
St. Gloede
blocho (unranked)
Smoover
Arkantos
Leopardi
zomgmouse
jal90
Good_Will_Harding
RogerTheMovieManiac88 (unranked)
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If you have any eligibility questions, please mention them in this thread. This post will act as a summary of all decisions (films listed in alphabetical order in each section).

Final Decisions
All James Bond films - UK/USA - British films, eligible
1917 (2019) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Alien (1979) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
American Honey (2016) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
An American Werewolf in London (1981) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Annihilation (2018) - USA - American film, not eligible
Baby Driver (2017) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Band of Brothers (2001) - USA/UK - American mini-series, not eligible
Barry Lyndon (1975) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
The Beach (2000) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Borat 2 (2020) - USA - American film, not eligible
Brazil (1985) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Brooklyn (2014) - UK/Ireland/Canada - British film, eligible
Bronson (2008) - UK - British film, eligible
Chernobyl (2019) - USA/UK - American mini-series, not eligible
Children of Men (2006) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
A Clockwork Orange (1971) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
A Dangerous Method (2011) - UK/Canada/Germany - British film, eligible
The Dead (1987) - UK/USA/W. Germany/Ireland? - British film, eligible
Dr. Strangelove (1964) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Doctor Zhivago (1965) - USA/Italy - American film, not eligible
Dunkirk (2017) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
The Eagle Huntress (2016) - UK/USA/Mongolia - British film, eligible
Eastern Promises (2007) - UK/Canada - British film, eligible
The Elephant Man (1980) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Ezra (2007) - France/other countries - unsure which one, but not British, not eligible
The Favourite (2018) - UK/Ireland/USA - British film, eligible
Felicia's Journey (1999) - UK/Canada - British film, eligible
For Sama (2019) - UK/USA/(Syria) - British film, eligible
Full Metal Jacket (1987) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
The Good Night (2007) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Gosford Park (2001) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Gravity (2013) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
The Guns of Navarone (1961) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Hugo (2014) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
The Hunger (1983) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Hunger (2008) - UK/Ireland - British film, eligible
I Am Not a Witch (2017) - UK/France/Germany/(Zambia) - British film, eligible
In Bruges (2008) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
In the Name of the Father (1993) - Ireland/UK - Irish film, not eligible
Interstellar (2014) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009) - Canada/UK - Canadian film, not eligible
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) - Ireland/UK/USA - Irish film, not eligible
Leviathan (2012) - USA/UK? - American film, not eligible
Lion (2016) - Australia/UK - Australian film, not eligible
The Lobster (2015) - Ireland/UK - Irish film, not eligible
Lolita (1962) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
The Lovely Bones (2009) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
The Martian (2015) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
The Masque of the Red Death (1964) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Match Point (2005) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Metro Manila (2013) - UK/Philippines - British film, eligible
Phantom Thread (2017) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
The Pianist (2002) - France/Germany/Poland - French film, not eligible
Pig (2021) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Possessor (2020) - Canada/UK - Canadian film, not eligible
The Prestige (2006) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
A Quiet Passion (2016) - UK/Belgium/US - British film, eligible
Reunion (1989) - France/W. Germany/UK - French film, not eligible
Robin and Marian (1976) - USA - American film, not eligible
Room (2015) - Ireland/Canada - Irish film, not eligible
Ryan's Daughter (1970) - UK/Ireland - British film, eligible
Safe (1995) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Selma (2014) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Seven Psychopaths (2012) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Shakespeare in Love (1998) - USA - American film, not eligible
The Shining (1980) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Silence (2014) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Sleuth (1972) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Spider - Canada/UK - Canadian film, not eligible
Straw Dogs (1971) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Sunshine (2007) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
Tenet (2020) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
Tess (1979) - France/UK - French film, not eligible
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - UK - British film, eligible
Titus (1999) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
United 93 (2006) - USA/UK - American film, not eligible
V for Vendetta (2005) - USA/Germany - American film, not eligible
Valhalla Rising (2009) - Denmark/UK - Danish film, not eligible
Vera Drake (2004) - UK/France - British film, eligible
Virunga (2014) - UK/DRC - British film, eligible
Walkabout (1971) - UK/Australia - Australian film, not eligible
Where Eagles Dare (1968) - UK/USA - British film, eligible
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) - Ireland/UK - Irish film, not eligible
Zardoz (1974) - Ireland/USA/UK - Irish film, not eligible
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Decided to throw this one up right away; I'm giving in very much to my emotional/nostalgic side with this one, with a great many films here first seen in the 1980s, and many from that decade, and most are films I've seen at least three times. Too hard to stick to 1-per-director for this one as it will be with France and some other countries, not going to bother with that. I mean, I could easily just make it all Michael Powell. Will add urls later.

1. A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, 1944)
2. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies, 1988)
3. I Know Where I'm Going! (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, 1945)
4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Terry Gilliam, 1988)
5. The Falls (Peter Greenaway, 1980)
6. The Thief of Bagdad (Michael Powell & a whole bunch of other dudes, 1940)
7. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
8. The Gold Diggers (Sally Potter, 1983)
9. Quatermass and the Pit / Five Million Years to Earth (Roy Ward Baker, 1967)
10. The Passionate Friends (David Lean, 1949)
11. The Four Feathers (Alexander Korda, 1939)
12. A Cottage on Dartmoor (Anthony Asquith, 1929)
13. Mønti Pythøn ik den Høli Gräilen (Terry Gilliam/Terry Jones, 1975)
14. Zulu (Cy Endfield, 1964)
15. O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson, 1973)
16. Xtro (Harry Bromley Davenport, 1982)
17. A Sense of History (Mike Leigh, 1992)
18. Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936)
19. The Snowman (Dianne Jackson/Jimmy T. Murakami, 1982)
20. Henry V (Kenneth Branagh, 1989)
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Also, another film i don't know if it's eligible or not: Walkabout (i consider it Australian, but IMDb has UK first).
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
2. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
3. The Reflecting Skin (Philip Ridley, 1990)
4. The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018)
5. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
7. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)
8. Anna Karenina (Joe Wright, 2012)
9. The Dead (John Huston, 1987)
10. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Martin Ritt, 1965)
11. Howards End (James Ivory, 1992)
12. Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012)
13. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
14. The Sheltering Sky (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990)
15. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
16. Gandhi (Richard Attenborough, 1982)
17. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh, 2017)
18. Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh, 2014)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuaron, 2004)
20. An Inspector Calls (Guy Hamilton, 1954)
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let's go with U N R A N K E D again

Mare's Tail
The Hunger
The Fall
Alice in Wonderland (1966)
The Girl on a Motorcycle Motahhbyke
Doctor Faustus
Mandy / Crash of Silence
Revolver
Feeling My Way
Pink Floyd London '66-'67
They Made Me a Fugitive / I Became a Criminal / There Was a Process That Turned Me Into a Citizen That Didn't Abide The Law / It Just So Happened That Circumstances Compelled Them Other Chaps to Hunt Me and Now I Am a Man on the Run (not to be confused with the All-American film "They Made Me a Criminal")
Death and the Maiden
Dead of Night
Overlord
The Ipcress File
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
(we all live in a) Yellow Submarine
Deadfall
The Invisible Woman (2013)
ハムレット (1996)

The Bee Is Me
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Hands off 'Brooklyn' and 'The Dead'! They're Irish.
That's all, folks!
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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:41 am Hands off 'Brooklyn' and 'The Dead'! They're Irish.
Brooklyn is, but is The Dead? I don't see any Irish production companies listed. Just two British, one American, one German, and one unlabelled company (Liffey Films).

Anyway, I'll do the first batch of verifications early next week, so feel free to post your preliminary lists and other eligibility questions over the weekend.
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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:41 am Hands off 'Brooklyn' and 'The Dead'! They're Irish.
Any thoughts on Zardoz and Ryan's Daughter?
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1. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
3. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
4. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
5. The World's End (Edgar Wright, 2013)
6. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard, 1990)
7. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)
8. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
9. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
10. Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000)
11. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
12. Pink Floyd The Wall (Alan Parker, 1982)
13. A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinneman, 1966)
14. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)
15. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
16. Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)
17. The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci, 2017)
18. A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton & John Cleese, 1988)
19. Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, 1972)
20. Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan, 2017)
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Perception de Ambiguity wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:06 am let's go with U N R A N K E D again

Mare's Tail
The Hunger
The Fall
Alice in Wonderland (1966)
The Girl on a Motorcycle Motahhbyke
Doctor Faustus
Zardoz
Mandy / Crash of Silence
Revolver
Feeling My Way
Pink Floyd London '66-'67
They Made Me a Fugitive / I Became a Criminal / There Was a Process That Turned Me Into a Citizen That Didn't Abide The Law / It Just So Happened That Circumstances Compelled Them Other Chaps to Hunt Me and Now I Am a Man on the Run (not to be confused with the All-American film "They Made Me a Criminal")
Death and the Maiden
Dead of Night
Overlord
The Ipcress File
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
(we all live in a) Yellow Submarine
Shame
ハムレット (1996)

The Bee Is Me
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I feel under pressure. This is my heimat. I have to cross off Brief Encounter, somehow I never saw it before. And then there's all the Olivier Shakespeares that I haven't seen in forever. I must honor the sceptred isle. :folded:
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Fergenaprido wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:49 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:41 am Hands off 'Brooklyn' and 'The Dead'! They're Irish.
Brooklyn is,
Well now I gotta re-think my ballot for when we do Canada...

Speaking of, can we get a ruling for the other great Canada-UK-Ireland coproduction of 2015: Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson?
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Perception de Ambiguity wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:06 am let's go with U N R A N K E D again

Mare's Tail
The Hunger
The Fall
Alice in Wonderland (1966)
The Girl on a Motorcycle Motahhbyke
Doctor Faustus
Zardoz
Mandy / Crash of Silence
Revolver
Feeling My Way
Pink Floyd London '66-'67
They Made Me a Fugitive / I Became a Criminal / There Was a Process That Turned Me Into a Citizen That Didn't Abide The Law / It Just So Happened That Circumstances Compelled Them Other Chaps to Hunt Me and Now I Am a Man on the Run (not to be confused with the All-American film "They Made Me a Criminal")
Death and the Maiden
Dead of Night
Overlord
The Ipcress File
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
(we all live in a) Yellow Submarine
Shame
ハムレット (1996)

The Bee Is Me
I have this bizarre feeling that you are going to have published the most British list when all is said and done and we move onto the next map segment
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Arkantos wrote: December 4th, 2021, 1:13 am
Fergenaprido wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:49 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:41 am Hands off 'Brooklyn' and 'The Dead'! They're Irish.
Brooklyn is,
Well now I gotta re-think my ballot for when we do Canada...

Speaking of, can we get a ruling for the other great Canada-UK-Ireland coproduction of 2015: Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson?
Don't take that as my final ruling for Brooklyn. I still have to do proper research into that one. I have both that and Room as Irish, but I'll doublecheck and confirm those later with the others.
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I'll post my preliminary list now too.
Here's my final ballot.

1. Weekend (2011)
2. Oliver! (1968)
3. Billy Elliot (2000)
4. The Favourite (2018)
5. Pride (2014)
6. The Lion in Winter (1968)
7. About a Boy (2002)
8. Gandhi (1982)
9. Dunkirk (2017)
10. Ex Machina (2014)
11. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
12. The War Game (1966)
13. Victim (1961)
14. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
15. Hot Fuzz (2007)
16. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
17. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
18. Atonement (2007)
19. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
20. The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)
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matthewscott8 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:52 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:41 am Hands off 'Brooklyn' and 'The Dead'! They're Irish.
Any thoughts on Zardoz and Ryan's Daughter?
Boorman moved to Ireland in the late 1960s or early 1970s. 'Zardoz' was financed and okayed by a big studio but completely produced by his outfit in Ireland. I haven't seen the film but I think there is a strong argument for declaring it an Irish production, for the purposes of these polls. Other Boorman titles may also be affected.

'Ryan's Daughter' is a British epic of Ireland and filmed here. I won't be voting for it, but this is the poll for which it is eligible.
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Fergenaprido wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:49 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:41 am Hands off 'Brooklyn' and 'The Dead'! They're Irish.
Brooklyn is, but is The Dead? I don't see any Irish production companies listed. Just two British, one American, one German, and one unlabelled company (Liffey Films).

Anyway, I'll do the first batch of verifications early next week, so feel free to post your preliminary lists and other eligibility questions over the weekend.
I'm genuinely stunned that 'The Dead' doesn't appear to have had at least one Irish company behind the production. I don't know whether Liffey Fims were based in Valencia for tax reasons. It's not a company I have encountered before. Channel 4 were also involved, I believe, and they had a number of hook-ups with RTÉ over the course of the 1980s for co-produced films and television.

I've loved this film since first seeing it and always thought it one of the greatest of Irish films. I'll have to look at the opening and closing credits to see whether there is any information that I've forgotten.
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Fergenaprido wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:49 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:41 am Hands off 'Brooklyn' and 'The Dead'! They're Irish.
Brooklyn is, but is The Dead? I don't see any Irish production companies listed. Just two British, one American, one German, and one unlabelled company (Liffey Films).

Anyway, I'll do the first batch of verifications early next week, so feel free to post your preliminary lists and other eligibility questions over the weekend.
in case it's not completely obvious, the Liffey is the river that runs through Dublin. The film is a family affair for the Hustons, and John Huston gave up his American citizenship for Irish in 1964. At the time of citizenship he reported to RTE that he would be integrating into the Irish film industry. He mentioned that Anjelica and Tony were "Irish in their way of thinking, speaking and living". I have admittedly not seen the film but we Brits have taken enough from Ireland already. The Dead surely is as Irish as that brown bread of theirs which is so wonderful for the digestion
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matthewscott8 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 3:20 am The Dead surely is as Irish as that brown bread of theirs which is so wonderful for the digestion
I'm entirely in favor of doing an equivalent country poll only for cuisine instead of movies.

If you think the fight over which country owns The Dead or Kubrick is fierce, just imagine what it would be like if we fought over which country owns vodka or hummus. I once had two of my students get into a shouting match over whether jollof rice was a Ghanaian dish or an Ivorian dish. I managed to convince them it could be both.
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1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
4. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
5. Shaun of The Dead (2004)
6. 28 Days Later... (2002)
7. The Shining (1980)
8. The Servant (1963)
9. The Crying Game (1992)
10. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
11. Stalled (2013)
12. Trainspotting (1996)
13. Brazil (1985)
14. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
15. Love Actually (2003)
16. Life of Brian (1979)
17. Dog Soldiers (2002)
18. The Third Man (1949)
19. Performance (1970)
20. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly (1970)
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blocho wrote: December 4th, 2021, 3:30 am
matthewscott8 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 3:20 am The Dead surely is as Irish as that brown bread of theirs which is so wonderful for the digestion
I'm entirely in favor of doing an equivalent country poll only for cuisine instead of movies.

If you think the fight over which country owns The Dead or Kubrick is fierce, just imagine what it would be like if we fought over which country owns vodka or hummus. I once had two of my students get into a shouting match over whether jollof rice was a Ghanaian dish or an Ivorian dish. I managed to convince them it could be both.
And I think whether it's Turkish, Greek or Cypriot delight is somewhat of a killing matter!

I am now remembering a moment when an Argentinian completely exploded at me for using the phrase, "The Falkland Islands", completely outside of any political intent, on IMDb
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Thanks for running these polls. I put together a preliminary list and have these I wanted to check on:

Blow-Up (1966, Antonioni): gotta be UK, but Italy listed as well and Antonioni directed, so just confirming.

Reunion (1989, Schatzberg): used to think this was American, but IMDB lists countries as France | West Germany | United Kingdom in that order. American director, Harold Pinter (UK) writer, English / German language. German setting. My guess now would be German but not sure.

Speaking Parts (1989, Egoyan): I associate Egoyan with Canada, and it was filmed there. IMDB countries are Canada | United Kingdom | Italy.
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1 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
2 - Life of Brian
3 - Brazil
4 - Distant Voices, Still Lives
5 - Eyes Wide Shut
6 - The Baby of Mâcon
7 - The Devils
8 - Under the Skin
9 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
10 - Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life
11 - Anti-Clock
12 - Blowup
13 - The Last of England
14 - The Zero Theorem
15 - Brief Encounter
16 - The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
17 - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
18 - Sebastiane
19 - Shaun of the Dead
20 - Dyn Amo
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interesting with Gilliam, Kubrick and Quay's there are a lot of American directors on my list
And does Under the Skin count as UK?
just to be sure I'm listing 5 runners up for possible replacements, ranked:
Ex Machina (2014)
Borderline (1930)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The Cement Garden (1993)
The Crying Game (1992)
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matthewscott8 wrote: December 4th, 2021, 1:16 am
Perception de Ambiguity wrote: December 4th, 2021, 12:06 am let's go with U N R A N K E D again

Mare's Tail
The Hunger
The Fall
Alice in Wonderland (1966)
The Girl on a Motorcycle Motahhbyke
Doctor Faustus
Zardoz
Mandy / Crash of Silence
Revolver
Feeling My Way
Pink Floyd London '66-'67
They Made Me a Fugitive / I Became a Criminal / There Was a Process That Turned Me Into a Citizen That Didn't Abide The Law / It Just So Happened That Circumstances Compelled Them Other Chaps to Hunt Me and Now I Am a Man on the Run (not to be confused with the All-American film "They Made Me a Criminal")
Death and the Maiden
Dead of Night
Overlord
The Ipcress File
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
(we all live in a) Yellow Submarine
Shame
ハムレット (1996)

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I have this bizarre feeling that you are going to have published the most British list when all is said and done and we move onto the next map segment
This may be so, matey, but let's see if Fergilicious still won't find a reason to discount my ballot again. Not that he had one to give the first time around.

Seeing your name in the thread reminded me of 'Deadfall' which didn't show up in the IMDb advanced search which, as so often, swallowed half of the films I rated for. Can't have enough flickers with Michael Caine playing Harrys and Henrys in a UK list, right? So I added that one in place of what was the black sheep in the family, the NYC-based 'Shame'. And because Roger made a convincing case for the Irishness of 'Zardoz' (it's yours, you can have it, Roger) so materializes 'The Invisible Woman'. The list's overall Britishness may not have been in question before, but this should make its stiff-upper-lip-ness go up by orders of magnitude.
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Perception de Ambiguity wrote: December 4th, 2021, 10:52 am
This may be so, matey, but let's see if Fergilicious still won't find a reason to discount my ballot again. Not that he had one to give the first time around.
Seriously, your US list was not retained ?

I don't get it, Fergenaprido ?
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Perception de Ambiguity wrote: December 4th, 2021, 10:52 amAnd because Roger made a convincing case for the Irishness of 'Zardoz' (it's yours, you can have it, Roger) so materializes 'The Invisible Woman'. The list's overall Britishness may not have been in question before, but this should make its stiff-upper-lip-ness go up by orders of magnitude.[/color]
I love that list of yours, PdA. In both its incarnations. I'll have to try to watch 'Zardoz' one of these days. It certainly looks pretty weird and cultishly unique.
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This was much more difficult to pare down vs. the US poll. The UK might be my favorite region for films (though a couple of others are close).
I'm going with Wake in Fright (1971) as Australian... ? (IMDB says UK/Aus/US). If it's deemed UK let me know because it would be ranked high on my list.
As before the questionable ones are marked * with alternates-

1. Blowup (1966)
2. Repulsion (1965)
3. The Wicker Man (1973)
4. Lucifer Rising (1972)
5. Trainspotting (1996)
6. Heartless (2009)
7.The Hit (1984)
8. The Third Man (1949)
9. Don't Look Now (1973)
10. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
11. Naked (1993)
12. This is England (2006)
13. Small Axe (2020)
14. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
15. The Committee (1968)
16. Scum (1979)
17. Weekend (2011)
18. Images (1972)
19. Kes (1969)
20. County Lines (2019)

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1. A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
2. Mademoiselle (1966, Tony Richardson)
3. Naked (1993, Mike Leigh)
4. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011, Lynne Ramsay)
5. Blowup (1966, Michelangelo Antonioni)
6. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
7. The Wicker Man (1973, Robin Hardy)
8. Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanley Kubrick)
9. The Browning Version (1951, Anthony Asquith)
10. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
11. The Favourite (2018, Yorgos Lanthimos)
12. A Prayer Before Dawn (2017, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire)
13. Gasman (1998, Lynne Ramsay)
14. The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
15. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, Terence Davies)
16. The Miners' Hymns (2010, Bill Morrison)
17. Match Point (2005, Woody Allen)
18. A Man for All Seasons (1966, Fred Zinnemann)

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060648/
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1242460/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060176/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044103/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070917/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120663/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043362/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5083738/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4080956/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122498/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040725/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095037/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655446/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416320/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060665/
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Mine: (this was easier to rank than the US list)
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick)
2. The Red Shoes (1948, Powell & Pressburger)
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, Gilliam & Jones)
4. Secrets & Lies (1996, Leigh)
5. You Were Never Really Here (2017, Ramsay)
6. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Kubrick)
7. Peeping Tom (1960, Powell)
8. Control (2007, Corbijn)
9. Brief Encounter (1945, Lean)
10. Ex Machina (2014, Garland)

11. The Third Man (1949, Reed)
DSQ Mr. Jones (2019, Holland)*
12. Storytime (1968, Gilliam)
13. The Lady Vanishes (1938, Hitchcock)
14. Don't Look Now (1973, Roeg)
15. The Wicker Man (1973, Hardy)
16. The Favourite (2018, Lanthimos)
17. The 39 Steps (1935, Hitchcock)
18. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013, Jarmusch)*
19. 1917 (2019, Mendes)*
20. Full Metal Jacket (1987, Kubrick)

(runners-up)
21. Cul-de-Sac (1966, Polanski)
22. Flatworld (1997, Greaves)
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Ones I'm uncertain about, are marked with an asterisk (esp. Only Lovers Left Alive, which is apparently not American).

Strangely IMDB also doesn't consider Paris, Texas (1984) American, but rather West-German/French/British. Will it count for Germany?
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I watched Frenzy today to catchup on high profile UK movies I should already have seen. What a rancid movie! Also British to the core. The stuffiness, misogyny, xenophobia and carnism of the time are all on point. I don't know why it's so much easier for Alfie than everyone else.
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Perception de Ambiguity wrote: December 4th, 2021, 10:52 amThis may be so, matey, but let's see if Fergilicious still won't find a reason to discount my ballot again. Not that he had one to give the first time around.

Seeing your name in the thread reminded me of 'Deadfall' which didn't show up in the IMDb advanced search which, as so often, swallowed half of the films I rated for. Can't have enough flickers with Michael Caine playing Harrys and Henrys in a UK list, right? So I added that one in place of what was the black sheep in the family, the NYC-based 'Shame'. And because Roger made a convincing case for the Irishness of 'Zardoz' (it's yours, you can have it, Roger) so materializes 'The Invisible Woman'. The list's overall Britishness may not have been in question before, but this should make its stiff-upper-lip-ness go up by orders of magnitude.
Warms the cockles of me heart to see Deadfall mentioned. Guaranteed to be in the final results, due to it's 2nd place on my provisional unpublished ballot.
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1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
2. Highlander (1986)
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
6. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
7. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
8. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
10. Yellowbeard (1983)
11. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
14. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
15. Lolita (1962)
16. Friends (1971)
17. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
18. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
19. So Long at the Fair (1950)
20. The Cement Garden (1993)

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Smoover wrote: December 5th, 2021, 10:21 am8. Doctor Zhivago
The listing of Doctor Zhivago makes me wonder what are we really trying to do with this project, I am queasy in general about focussing on nations when nationalism, as opposed to location-bound cultural identities can be so toxic, and also when so many films are so cosmopolitan. It's an English language film made by an English director... sure, but Zhivago is a masterpiece of Russian cultural identity and whilst I want to celebrate this, I don't want to appropriate it by putting it in a UK poll (I wouldn't vote for Zhivago in any national poll tbh). I imagine most want to have a more narrow discussion than that, so I would point out that on IMDb, Italy is the first in the list of countries Zhivago is listed in. As for myself, when I post my UK list, I want people to say, wow that's British. That's why I won't be posting Eyes Wide Shut in my list, despite it being 3rd highest on a ratings perspective for films generally seen as UK. No snub to Stanley and the large part of his identity that is British, but it's set in New York, with American actors and the novel is Austrian, this is a cosmopolitan film!!!! To be clear I do think the project is a valid project, but in my interpretation, it wouldn't cover very obviously international or cosmopolitan productions, and the lists we would come up with would have a national flavour to them. To be fair the American list we have already generated feels pretty American, as if people are doing enough self-censoring in their ballots to get to the right result.
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1. The War Game (1966)
2. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
3. Lord of the Flies (1963)
4. Blow-Up (1966)
5. The Crying Game (1992)
6. Life of Brian (1979)
7. High and Dry (1954)
8. A Hard Day's Night (1964)
9. Time Bandits (1981)
10. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
11. My Childhood (1972)
12. The Wrong Trousers (1993)
13. The Lodger (1927)
14. Kes (1969)
15. Whisky Galore! (1949)
16. Peeping Tom (1960)
17. In the Loop (2009)
18. Topsy-Turvy (1999)
19. The Selfish Giant (2013)
20. The Go-Between (1971)

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044876/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057261/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060176/
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151568/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304426/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067144/
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01. Revolver by Guy Ritchie
02. The Book of Birdie by Elizabeth E. Schuch
03. Bronson by Nicolas Winding Refn
04. Trainspotting by Danny Boyle
05. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie
06. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover by Peter Greenaway
07. Snatch. by Guy Ritchie
08. Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle
09. Sunshine by Danny Boyle
10. Electricity by Bryn Higgins
11. Attack the Block by Joe Cornish
12. The Acid House by Paul McGuigan
13. The Living and the Dead by Simon Rumley
14. Following by Christopher Nolan
15. Layer Cake by Matthew Vaughn
16. Sightseers by Ben Wheatley
17. T2 Trainspotting by Danny Boyle
18. Filth by Jon S. Baird
19. Cashback by Sean Ellis
20. Outcast by Colm McCarthy
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