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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.

The Aviator (2004)

7.5/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C Reilly, Alec Baldwin,...

One of the 20th century's most compelling figures, Howard Hughes was a wily industrialist, glamorous movie producer and unstoppable American innovator... Read more

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

8.1/10
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Do...

One of Hollywood's best. Three men return home after WWII and must re-adjust to civilian life, to their families, to their own changed lives. Expertly... Read more

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

8.2/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann...

Epic story of British prisoners of war held by the Japanese, combines psychological battles of will with gripping action. Winner of seven Oscars inclu... Read more

The Bridge on the River Kwai ( Blu-ray ) (1957)

8.2/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, James Donald, Sessue Hayakawa, William Holden, Ann...

Epic story of British prisoners of war held by the Japanese, combines psychological battles of will with gripping action. Winner of seven Oscars inclu... Read more

The Commitments (1991)

7.6/10
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball

A grand, feel good musical/comedy about the life and times of a pop group formed by a Dublin hustler (Robert Arkins) to put Irish music on the map. Pl... Read more

The Elephant Man (1980)

8.2/10
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie J...

From the director of 'Eraserhead' and 'Dune', based on the true story of John Merrick, who suffered from a rare, physically distorting disease and was... Read more

The English Patient (1996)

7.4/10
Director: Anthony Minghella
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Juliette Binoche, Naveen Andr...

Nine Academy Awards, six Baftas and two Golden Globes confirm the acclaim that met this tale of the mysterious Count Almasy (Ralph Fiennes) and his ad... Read more

The Full Monty (1997)

7.2/10
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

Six unemployed men inspired by a troupe of male strippers, decide they can make a small fortune by putting on a show of their own but with one differe... Read more

The Graduate (1967)

8/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton, William Daniels

A landmark film of the late '60s that's still just as pungent and funny. Dustin Hoffman, in his first major film role, plays an ultra-naive college gr... Read more

The Graduate ( Blu-ray ) (1967)

8/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton, William Daniels

A landmark film of the late '60s that's still just as pungent and funny. Dustin Hoffman, in his first major film role, plays an ultra-naive college gr... Read more