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Modern British Films: Print and Online

For the purpose of this listing modern is defined as films made since since 1980. This listing is exclusively focused on film and, thus, resources about British television are not included unless they also include information about film.


  1. BFI Film and Television Handbook. (2003) London: British Film Institute.
  2. Bourne, S. (2001). Black in the British Frame: The Black Experience in British Film and Television 1896-1996. New York: Continuum.
  3. Caughie, J. & Rockett, K. (1996). The Companion to British and Irish Cinema. New York: British Film Institute.
  4. Cook, P. (1996). Fashioning the Nation: Costuming and Identity in British Cinema. London: British Film Institute.
  5. Howes, K. (1993). Broadcasting It: An Encyclopedia of Homosexuality on Film and Television in the UK 1923-1993. New York: Cassell.
  6. International Motion Picture Almanac. (annual). New York, NY: Quigley Pubs.
  7. Mayer, G. (2003). Guide to British Cinema. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  8. Murphy, R. (Ed.). (2001). British Cinema Book. London: British Film Institute.
  9. Murphy, R. (Ed.) (2000). British Cinema in the 90's. London: British Film Institute.
  10. Palmer, S. (1988). British Film Actor's Credits 1895-1987. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  11. Petrie, D. (1991). Creativity and Constraint in the British Film Industry. New York: St. Martin's Press.
  12. Petrie, D. (2000). Screening Scotland. London: British Film Institute.
  13. Rosenthal, D. (2000). Shakespeare on Screen. New York: Sterling Pub.

Magazines and Journals

  1. Variety.
  2. Sight and Sound.
  3. Literature/Film Quarterly.

Notable Films

  1. Billy Elliot
  2. Brassed Off
  3. Chariots of Fire
  4. The Crying Game
  5. East is East
  6. The Full Monty
  7. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  8. Riff Raff
  9. Trainspotting
  10. Wallace & Gromit series

Official Sites

  1. The British Academy of Film and Television Awards This site includes information about the BAFTA awards and nominated films and television shows.
  2. British Board of Film Classification
  3. British Film Council The BFI website includes films in production and film catalog.
  4. British Film Institute This website includes facts, links, book list.
  5. United Kingdom Film Council This website includes tatistics, documents about British films, definition of British films, and links.

Additional British Film Sites

  1. BBC Films BBC Films includes current films, interviews, reviews, galleries.
  2. Empire Online The official website for a popular British film magazine includes some free content.
  3. Channel Four Film Search This website includes a searchable database of filmographies, interviews, features, and short films.