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Companies: Best Movies & TV Shows/Series by BBC Films

BBC Film (formerly BBC Films) is the feature film-making arm of the BBC. It was founded on 18 June 1990, and has produced or co-produced some of the most successful British films of recent years, including Truly, Madly, Deeply, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Quartet, Chef, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Saving Mr. Banks, My Week with Marilyn, Jane Eyre, In the Loop, An Education, StreetDance 3D, Fish Tank, Nativity!, Iris, Notes on a Scandal, Man Up, Billy Elliot and Brooklyn. BBC Film co-produces around eight films a year, working in partnership with major international and UK distributors. Rose Garnett is Head of BBC Film, responsible for the development and production slate, strategy and business operations. The company was founded in 1990 by David M. Thompson as a wholly owned but independent film-making company, based in offices in Mortimer Street, London. A restructuring in 2007 integrated it into the main BBC Fiction department of BBC Vision. As a result, it moved out of its independent offices into BBC Television Centre, and Thompson left to start his own film production company. BBC Film has been based at Broadcasting House in London since 2013. The company changed its name to BBC Film in 2020, and it has been announced that the Storyville documentary strand has come under... ()

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His House(2020)

1h 33min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 266 votes)

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | War, Drama
4.0/5 (with 2,558 votes)

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Run(2020)

1h 18min | Drama
1.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A former boyracer who married his first love and took a job in one of the fish factories, now has a 17 year-old-son of his own following in his footsteps and can no longer ignore the fact he’s going nowhere. Unable to be physically or emotionally present with his family, he takes his son’s car out for one final joy ride and risks losing the love that surrounds him.

We Need to Talk About Kevin(2011)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 956 votes)

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Apostasy(2017)

1h 34min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 20 votes)

A faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love.

I, Daniel Blake(2016)

1h 40min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 477 votes)

A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Directed by Ken Loach - With Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Kate Rutter, Gavin Webster

Never Rarely Sometimes Always(2020)

1h 41min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 116 votes)

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind(2019)

4.0/5 (with 517 votes)

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Lady Macbeth(2016)

R
| 1h 26min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 237 votes)

Rural England, 1865. Katherine, suffocated by her loveless marriage to a bitter man and restrained by his father's tyranny, unleashes an irresistible force within her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Mr. Holmes(2015)

PG
| 1h 44min | Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 716 votes)

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

Denial(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 49min | Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 241 votes)

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

The Other Boleyn Girl(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 730 votes)

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

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Breathe(2017)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 264 votes)

Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

Blue Story(2019)

3.6/5 (with 46 votes)

Blue Story is a tragic tale of a friendship between Timmy and Marco, two young boys from opposing postcodes. Timmy, a shy, smart, naive and timid young boy from Deptford, goes to school in Peckham where he strikes up a friendship with Marco, a charismatic, streetwise kid from the local area. Although from warring postcodes, the two quickly form a firm friendship until it is tested and they wind up on rival sides of a street war. Blue Story depicts elements of Rapman's own personal experiences and aspects of his childhood.

Directed by Rapman - With Micheal Ward

In Fabric(2018)

1h 58min | Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 71 votes)

A haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, following the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

Imagine Me & You(2005)

R
| 1h 33min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 335 votes)

During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is falling for Luce. As she questions her sexual orientation, Rachel must decide between her stable relationship with Heck and her exhilarating new romance with Luce.

Directed by Ol Parker - With Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head, Angel Coulby, ...

The Awakening(2011)

R
| 1h 47min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 521 votes)

1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.

Billy Elliot(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Drama, Comedy, Music
3.8/5 (with 1,437 votes)

Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.

Spooks: The Greater Good(2015)

R
| 1h 44min | Thriller, Action
2.9/5 (with 200 votes)

During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually uncovers a deadly conspiracy.

The Duchess(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 634 votes)

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Creation(2009)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Drama, History
3.2/5 (with 76 votes)

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.

Fish Tank(2009)

NR
| 2h 3min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 290 votes)

Mia is a rebellious teenager on the verge of being kicked out of school. Her hard-partying mother, Joanne, neglects Mia's welfare in favor of her own, and her younger sister hangs out with a much older crowd. Sparks fly between Mia and Connor, Joanne's new boyfriend, and he encourages Mia to pursue her interest in dance. As the boundaries of the relationships become blurred, Mia and Joanne compete for Connor's affection.

Virus(1999)

R
| 1h 39min | Horror, Action, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 187 votes)

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

Perfect Sense(2011)

3.5/5 (with 412 votes)

In Glasgow, Scotland, while a mysterious pandemic begins to spread around the world, Susan, a brilliant epidemiologist, falls in love with Michael, a skillful cook.

Directed by David Mackenzie - With Eva Green, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Stephen Dillane, Connie Nielsen, Alastair Mackenzie, ...

Viceroy's House(2017)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 103 votes)

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

Woman in Gold(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 506 votes)

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Revolutionary Road(2008)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 1,392 votes)

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Philomena(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 612 votes)

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

City of Tiny Lights(2016)

1h 50min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 29 votes)

In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

StreetDance 2(2012)

3.0/5 (with 137 votes)

After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.

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