Thursday, May 17, 2012

British Movies Favorites

I love British movies. Nothing puts me in a better mood than to be flung back a couple of hundred years into English history. The lilting sound of a British accent--revealing that they are indeed descendants of Shakespeare. The manners so gentile and comforting. The beauty of a country that surely must represent the landscape of heaven. Here is a collection of my favorites...

A Handful of Dust
Amazing Grace**
A Room With A View
An Ideal Husband
Becoming Jane**
Berkeley Square**
Daniel Deronda**
Downton Abby I and II**
Emma BBC version**
Finding Neverland
Gosford Park**
Howard's End
Johnny English I and II-modern comedy
Kate and Leopold
King Arthur**
Manor House**--the PBS documentary that brought people back in time (1900) to live as nobility/servants for 8-10 (?) weeks
Mansfield Park (BBC version only)
Miss Potter**
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
North and South** (not the American historical by the same title)
Persuasion (BBC version only)**
Pride and Prejudice (BBC version only)**
Remains of the Day
Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version)**
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill
The Buccaneers**
The Winslow Boy**
Underneath the Greenwood Tree**
Wives and Daughters**

** absolute favorites

1 comment:

  1. Your list is MY list! Adore Cranford. Add "The Forsyte Saga" to your list. The 2003 (?) version. And "Young Victoria" and "Bleak House" (the newest version.) I am trying to watch Dickens' "Little Dorrit", but can't get into it. Also "Lark Rise to Candleford" is good.