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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.

Room at the Top (1959)

7.7/10
Director: Jack Clayton
Starring: Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears

A powerful drama of an opportunist who stops at nothing to make a position for himself in life. Searing in its intensity and superbly acted by Laurenc... Read more

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961)

7.7/10
Director: Karel Reisz
Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

A key film of the British New Wave, "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" was a great box-office success - audiences were thrilled by its anti-establish... Read more

Schindler's List (1993)

8.9/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle, Em...

Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) is a Nazi Party member out to profit from the war. The local Jewish population provide a ready source of cheap labour fo... Read more

Schindler's List ( Blu-ray ) (1993)

8.9/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jona...

Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) is a Nazi Party member out to profit from the war. The local Jewish population provide a ready source of cheap labour fo... Read more

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

7.7/10
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant

When the death of their father results in the sudden loss of their family fortune, two newly impoverished sisters find that their loss of status comes... Read more

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

8/10
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Starring: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Irfan Khan

Danny Boyle's quirky and suspenseful romantic drama is set in the slums of Mumbai and riffs on the multi-cultural icon that is 'Who Wants to Be a Mill... Read more

Slumdog Millionaire ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

8/10
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Starring: Irfan Khan, Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Madhur Mittal, Freida Pinto

Danny Boyle's quirky and suspenseful romantic drama is set in the slums of Mumbai and riffs on the multi-cultural icon that is 'Who Wants to Be a Mill... Read more

Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)

7.2/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Murray Head

Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch play the troubled lovers of the same man (Murray Head) in this tightly-scripted relationship drama. Jackson and Finch a... Read more

The Apartment (1960)

8.3/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

This Oscar-winning Best Picture stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine as they wheel and deal over a New York apartment in a comedy of morality. This... Read more

The Artist (2011)

7.9/10
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: James Cromwell, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo

Five Academy Awards - including Best Picture, Director, and Actor - went to this magical, mostly silent seriocomedy set in 1927 Hollywood. As screen i... Read more