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BAFTA - Best Film

The British Academy Film & Television Awards (BAFTA) are the major film awards held in Great Britain. The academy was formed on 16th April 1947 in a hotel room at the Hyde Park Hotel by a group of the most eminent men in British film, under the chairmanship of David Lean. Below are the past winners of the "Best Picture" catagory.

Lacombe Lucien (1974)

7.8/10
Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clement, Holger Lowenadler, Gilberte Rivet

Louis Malle's film brilliantly relates the story of a young opportunist French peasant, who joins the Gestapo during the Nazi occupation. Despite bein... Read more

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

8.3/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Claude Rains, Jack...

Director David Lean follows the heroic, true-life odyssey of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in this dramatic portrait of the famed British Officer's jo... Read more

Lawrence of Arabia ( Blu-ray ) (1962)

8.3/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Claude Rains, Jack...

Director David Lean follows the heroic, true-life odyssey of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) in this dramatic portrait of the famed British Officer's jo... Read more

Manhattan (1979)

8/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Anne Byrne, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemi...

Vincent Canby called it 'the only truly great American film of the 1970s'. Featuring the talents of Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Mich... Read more

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

7.9/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles

A landmark American film, the first X-rated movie to gain mainstream acceptance and Hollywood laurels: a British director, John Schlesinger, starkly a... Read more

My Fair Lady (1964)

7.9/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Coope...

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical variation of Shaw's 'Pygmalion' is an intellectual comedy of manners from expert director George Cukor.... Read more

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

8.7/10
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, W...

The first movie since Frank Capra's It Happened One Night to sweep the big five Oscars (director, screenplay, actor, actress, film), Cuckoo's Nest rem... Read more

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ( Blu-ray ) (1975)

8.7/10
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, W...

Jack Nicholson gives a powerful, flamboyant performance in this adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel about a free spirit in a mental ward. Nicholson's rebe... Read more

Richard III (Olivier) (1954)

7.5/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Claire Bloom, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke...

Shakespeare's tragic, twisted king is brilliantly portrayed by Laurence Olivier, who also produced and directed. With Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richards... Read more

Richard III (Olivier) ( Blu-ray ) (1954)

7.5/10
Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Stanley Baker, Claire Bloom, John Gielgud, Cedric Hardwicke, R...

Shakespeare's tragic, twisted king is brilliantly portrayed by Laurence Olivier, who also produced and directed. With Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richards... Read more