Afterword - British Road Movies

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1. Radio On (1979)

104 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

Set in 1970's Britain, a man drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death. The purpose of his trip is offset by his encounters with a series of odd people.

Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: David Beames, Lisa Kreuzer, Sandy Ratcliff, Andrew Byatt

Votes: 666

2. Tom Jones (1963)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

77 Metascore

The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 10,863 | Gross: $37.60M

3. Staggered (1994)

95 min | Comedy

Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his... See full summary »

Director: Martin Clunes | Stars: Martin Clunes, Michael Praed, Michele Winstanley, Kate Byers

Votes: 706

4. Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1992)

91 min | Drama

Eight years ago, Gavin artistic son of an Scots/Italian ice-cream dynasty, turned his back on Glasgow and moved south to London to make his name illustrating children's books. Now, ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Frances Barber, Catherine Russell, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 166

5. Hell Drivers (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss' rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 2,622

6. Clockwise (1986)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

An obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters' Conference.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: John Cleese, Penny Leatherbarrow, Howard Lloyd-Lewis, Jonathan Bowater

Votes: 10,770 | Gross: $1.48M

7. Last Orders (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A group of old friends reminisce about their lives over the years after the death of one of their crew.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings

Votes: 5,443 | Gross: $2.33M

8. The Trip (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Elodie Harrod

Votes: 20,475 | Gross: $2.01M

9. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Coast to Coast (1987)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Two guys meet, one American, a deserter from the US army, one Brit, and they are drawn together by their mutual love of Soul music. Neither being gainfully employed they decide to start a ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Lenny Henry, John Shea, Peter Vaughan, George Baker

Votes: 195

10. Heartlands (2002)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her ... See full summary »

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Michael Sheen, Mark Addy, Jim Carter, Celia Imrie

Votes: 1,089

11. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.

Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Votes: 37,885 | Gross: $1.54M

12. The 39 Steps (1935)

Not Rated | 86 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 48,487

13. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An apprentice coffee salesman has a series of improbable and ironic adventures that seem designed to challenge his naive idealism.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 7,174

14. Tutti Frutti (1987)

69 min | Comedy, Drama

Trouble ensues for the Majestics, Scotland's "Kings of Rock", when a good-looking redhead joins the band on tour.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Maurice Roëves, Emma Thompson, Stuart McGugan

Votes: 270

15. Locke (2013)

R | 85 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott

Votes: 126,261 | Gross: $1.36M

16. Magical Mystery Tour (1967 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bernard Knowles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 6,442

17. Genevieve (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More

Votes: 2,625

19. The Fast Lady (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy

A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter

Votes: 530

20. Sightseers (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies

Votes: 25,496 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 441,410 | Gross: $35.55M

22. Gallivant (1996)

100 min | Documentary

When British filmmaker Andrew Kotting decided to tour the perimeter of Great Britain with his grandmother Gladys and his daughter Eden, he brought a film crew along. The result is this often humorous and picturesque documentary.

Director: Andrew Kotting | Stars: Andrew Kotting, Eden Kotting, Benji Ming, Gladys Morris

Votes: 188

23. Doomsday (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

51 Metascore

A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, Caryn Peterson

Votes: 70,394 | Gross: $10.96M

24. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 2,388

25. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)
Episode: Across the Andes by Frog (1977)

TV-14 | 32 min | Adventure, Comedy

Explorer Walter Snetterton and his party travel to the Andes to prove his theory that frogs are able to climb mountains. Due to the Cup Final the only person willing to act as guide is an ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Michael Palin, Denholm Elliott, Don Henderson, Eileen Way

Votes: 175

26. Downhill (2014)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

Four old school friends reunite to attempt the epic coast to coast walk, across the United Kingdom. As their journey unfolds, this comically incompatible foursome walk full tilt into their mid-life crises.

Director: James Rouse | Stars: Ned Dennehy, Richard Lumsden, Jeremy Swift, Karl Theobald

Votes: 143

27. Deadly Strangers (1975)

R | 88 min | Thriller

Amidst public warnings of a dangerous patient who's escaped from a mental hospital, a young Belle Adams hitches rides on the highway with various assortment of motorists.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 486



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