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What to watch? Seven British classics on Netflix

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My list of some British movies are just a sample of what Netflix Streaming has to offer. This diverse looks at period dramas, Derek Jarman's movies, Hitchcock, and several others. British movies and TV have always interested American audiences.

So here are seven classic British movies from 1938-2000:

1. "The Lady Vanishes" (1938)

Alfred Hitchcock directed this movie, that came out in 1938. The film starred Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. The classic is about a young woman named Iris, who meets a woman, then that woman vanishes. What gets crazier is everyone on the train denies knowing or seeing her.

2. "Quartet" (1948)

"Quartet" is a film based on W. Somerset Maugham's short stories. Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne starred in the movie.

3. "Zulu" (1964)

Cy Endfield directed this historical action drama, about British soldiers in South Africa who defend their outpost when Zulu warriors attack them. The film is known for being Michael Caine's first major role.

4. "The Tempest" (1979)

I think that anyone who is interested in British cinema has to get acquainted with Derek Jarman. His films are really out there for some, but his creativity should never be overlooked. "The Tempest" is his view on Shakespeare's play.

5. "A Room With A View" (1986)

James Ivory's period drama is still a beautiful masterpiece. The story is based off of E.M. Forster's novel of the same name. Helena Bonham Carter and Julian Sands were perfect in the film. This is one period drama that fans of the genre must see!

6. "Following" (1998)

Before Christoper Nolan was known for just being the Batman director or his other recent blockbusters, he directed a taunt thriller called "The Following." It's a film about a young man that well has an obsession with following people, which at first its just a harmless thing.

7. "Pandaemonium" (2000)

This was picked for interested for a film about the two English poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Another period drama, this one starred John Hannah and Linus Roache.

If those movies haven't caught your attention, here's a list of more films, "British Movies."


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