By Vlad Albescu
The British Film Industry is in a close relationship with Hollywood. British actors star in American films more than ever and the opposite holds true as well.
In 2017, the United Kingdom was involved in the co-production of many American films, including some really successful ones such as “Baby Driver,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,” or the less acclaimed “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” “Alien: Covenant,” “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”
While some of the titles mentioned above are great or at least fine films, we’ve decided not to include any of them on this list in favor of those films which aren’t only produced in collaboration with the UK, but are also directed by British filmmakers and have a predominantly British cast.
We’ve tried to put together a list which includes not only the famous British films of 2017 but also some of the less promoted ones. Please let us know in the comments what your best 2017 British films look like.
15. Victoria & Abdul
“Victoria & Abdul” is directed by English filmmaker Stephen Frears, who’s known for films such as “Dangerous Liaisons,” ”High Fidelity,” “The Queen,” or the more recent “Philomena.”
Frears is a fine director and while this is far from his best work, “Victoria & Abdul” is an enjoyable film that benefits from a great performance from Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. The film follows the Queen’s friendship with Abdul Karim, a Muslim prison clerk who served as the Queen’s attendant for 15 years, until her death.
For her role as Queen Victoria, Judi Dench has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy
From:: Taste Of Cinema