What Are Some Famous English Movies?


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Some famous English movies include "Trainspotting," "The Third Man" and "Lawrence of Arabia." Other famous English movies include "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Monty Python's Life of Brian" and "A Clockwork Orange."

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England has produced many famous movies since cinema began, and Englishmen David Lean, Michael Powell and Danny Boyle directed quite a few of them. Lean's famous movies include "Lawrence of Arabia," "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Doctor Zhivago." Powell's famous movies include "The Red Shoes," "A Matter of Life and Death" and "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp." Danny Boyle has directed some more recent famous English films, such as "Trainspotting" and "Slumdog Millionaire."

Some famous movies are considered partially English, such as those directed by Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. Hitchcock, an Englishman, made some famous movies in the United States, such as "Psycho," "Vertigo" and "North by Northwest." Conversely, Stanley Kubrick, an American, made many of his famous movies in England. These movies include "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Barry Lyndon" and "Eyes Wide Shut." Movies by both of these directors frequently appear on lists of English movies, though some fans and critics consider the same films to be American movies.

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