Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My favorite British movies

As my thoughts turn to all things British, and I've been sorting out all my closets including the DVD drawers - I thought I'd list my favorite movies about London. If you  have a favorite and it's not listed here - please tell me about it...

Pride & Prejudice BBC - Colin Firth - 'nuff said. I love this mini-series so much - the language, the acting, the scenery, it's all just perfect. I could watch this over and over without being bored. anything Jane Austen is usually on my list.

Sliding Doors. I love Gwyneth Paltrow - as you'll see her movies pop up a bit here. I'm not sure why I love this movie so much - I think London is a great secondary character and I love John Hannah  - he's just so charming in this movie.

Love Actually. I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy and this one has it all.

The Holiday - Jude Law - of whom I am not really a fan, stole my heart in this one.

Shakespeare in Love - who doesn't love Shakespeare? and Gwyneth?

Emma -  this has to be at the very top of my list! Again, Gwyneth and Jane.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels/Snatch - Guy Ritchie at his finest! I think both are worth owning.

Bridget Jones - I can't really explain this - but I loved it when it came out 10 years or so ago!

A Man for All Seasons - was in St. Thomas Moore's cell at the Tower of London a few years ago - it was fascinating. Love this movie and Paul Scofield was an inspiration.

Casino Royale - the Daniel Craig was amazing and they filmed in the Bahamas so I love it a tad extra.

Chariots of Fire - one of the more inspiring films ever made.

I could go on and on and will probably amend soon! Please let me know if I missed any treasures...


  1. with the exception of Holiday which i thought was okay but wouldn't watch again, i agree wholeheartedly. And now want to curl up with some good movies for the day. wonder if I could get the kids into Bridget Jones, they're probably a bit young for Guy Ritchie at 1 and 3.

  2. I confess to just watching and loving Julie/Julia - which is half Paris, half NYC. I loved it - rent it if you haven't seen it yet. I would pass on Guy Ritchie for toddlers - heaven forbid they start quoting either film!


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