For those of you who are tired of superhero movies and franchise tentpoles, there is a large number of English movies releasing in England and they are really good to watch. Sounds interesting?! Then take a look at these fifteen best British movies that you can stream on Amazon Prime this week.
A24 Films, the company behind The Witch, Hereditary, and Midsommar, is responsible for yet another brilliant horror movie. Rose Glass’s debut as a director will not let you down. Having left her job as a carer for unknown reasons, Katie is a sad and lonely young woman. As a freelancer, Katie begins to look after a terminally ill woman; she is everything Katie isn’t – vivacious and free-spirited, so Katie is captivated. But Katie’s extreme religiosity causes her to spiral out of control.
Mohamedou Ould Salahi was detained without charge at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2016. His story is told in The Mauritanian. Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, and Benedict Cumberbatch star in the film, which is directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Peter Morgan. Guantanamo Bay and the War on Terror are described in a claustrophobic, stripped-down manner in this film. Even though it isn’t a particularly creative or stunning piece of cinematography, the truth it tells is one that every individual should know.
Two unfulfilled women meet on a windswept cliff in 19th century England. Paleontologist Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) loses out to male scientists enthusing over her work because of the fact that she is a woman. Saoirse Ronan plays Charlotte Murchinson (Saoirse Ronan), who is unhappily married to one of the scientists, who is put in Mary’s care by her husband. Their relationship blossoms unexpectedly and preordained, with tender glances and raw lovemaking.
This powerful film is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. It is inspiring to see how resilient and strong women are, as well as the power that comes from helping someone in need. After surviving domestic abuse, single mother Sandra is in the hopes of building a new life and home for her daughters. Despite her abuser’s attempts to control her, Sandra finds unexpected help and community. Will she be able to piece together a new life before the very real demons of the old catch her?!
Lovers Rock is the second film in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series, a love letter to Black resilience in London’s West Indian community set in the 1980s when nightclubs became racist and hostile to Black people. The film follows lust and romance at a party in Ladbroke Grove. It is considered as of the best movies of 2020 and is definitely worth watching.
The supernatural is so often a metaphor for whatever’s really bothering the characters in haunted house stories. The Nest, by Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin, simply cuts out the middleman. After moving into an old, enormous mansion in the English countryside, a seemingly happy family falls apart. There is no need for ghosts to help them since Durkin understands that real-world problems can be tense enough already.
Fall of The Krays
Based on a true story, “The Fall of the Krays” is a 2016 low-budget British crime film directed by Zackary Adler and written by Ken and Sebastian Brown. Several insurgents fight to maintain their criminal empires rather than be caught and jailed by the police following the fall of the notorious and violent Kray brothers.
A Sense Of Freedom
The true story of Scottish criminal Jimmy Boyle, who spent a decade in and out of British prisons. Hand Made Films, George Harrison’s production company, produced the film directed by John Mackenzie. Throughout Jimmy Boyle’s turbulent life, he was in and out of captivity until later in life when he married a psychiatrist and became involved in rehabilitating convicts.
Bonded By Blood
It was 1995 in Essex. Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate, and Craig Ralfe are known as the most feared criminals in the south of England through fear and uncompromised brutality. The boys quickly find themselves caught up in a life or death situation where loyalty is constantly tested and cash fortunes are at stake, and before long their closest friend becomes their worst enemy. Tamer Hassan, Adam Deacon, Terry Stone, Kierston Wareing, and Vincent Regan star in this brutal portrait of the most notorious firm in British crime history.
With a string of haunting visions of the men he killed, Alfie Jennings spirals towards the brink of madness as he struggles to deal with his past. Alfie is one of the founding members of the hitman fraternity Homefront, but now his panic attacks make him dangerous. Having to hold everything together as a child, a lovely, neglected wife, and an aspiring womanhood daughter, Alfie is on the brink of a breakdown. Alfie suffers a humiliating breakdown in front of his employers and client, causing Albert Chapman, the psychopathic head of Homefront, to begin threatening Alfie’s life and that of his family.
It is 1964. The city is Brighton. In a sleepy seaside town, gangs of sharp-suited Mods and greasy Rockers looking for a riot. Pinkie Brown, the top Mod and gangster, lurks among the chaos. Pinkie is ruthless, ambitious, and incredibly violent in his pursuit to become a criminal underworld legend. When a cold-blooded murder ties him to a waitress named Rose, he uses seduction to gain her silence.
Brotherhood follows Sam as he finds the new world after Adulthood to be full of challenges and problems. To survive, Sam knows he must face his issues head-on and will need old friends to help him. Noel Clarke (Star Trek into Darkness, Doctor Who, Adulthood) reprises the role of Sam Peel, with Stormzy portraying Yardz. It features Noel Clarke as an actor, writer, and director as well as producing along with Jason Maza, Maggie Monteith, and Gina Powell.