Thatcher's Britain

A series of British films made during the Conservative government of 1979 -1990 (or a little beyond, if they deal with the legacy of their policies) that offer a snapshot of life in the UK and are representative or critical/satirical of the ethos, values and culture of that period.

  • Rita, Sue and Bob Too
  • The Ploughman's Lunch
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
  • Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
  • Meantime
  • High Hopes
  • Life Is Sweet
  • Who's Who
  • Close My Eyes
  • Wetherby
  • The Long Good Friday
  • Tumbledown
  • Rude Boy
  • The Muscle Market
  • The Black Stuff
  • Boys from the Blackstuff
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Hidden Agenda
  • Looks and Smiles
  • Riff-Raff
  • Babylon
  • Britannia Hospital
  • Defence of the Realm
  • Moonlighting
  • Bloody Kids
  • Mona Lisa
  • Eat the Rich
  • The Supergrass
  • The Strike
  • GLC: The Carnage Continues
  • Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door
  • The Last of England
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Made in Britain
  • The Firm
  • Christine
  • Contact
  • Road
  • Beloved Enemy
  • Stars of the Roller State Disco
  • Dealers
  • How to Get Ahead in Advertising
  • Stormy Monday
  • Letter to Brezhnev
  • Who Dares Wins
  • A Very British Coup
  • Breaking Glass
  • Whoops Apocalypse
  • Resurrected
  • House of Cards
  • G.B.H.
  • Sweet Nothing
  • Hidden City
  • Honest Decent and True
  • News Hounds
  • The Nation's Health
  • Needle
  • Down Where the Buffalo Go
  • Shoot To Kill
  • Good and Bad at Games
  • The Chain
  • Porterhouse Blue
  • Arrivederci Millwall
  • Empire State
  • For Queen & Country
  • Tank Malling
  • Wolcott
  • She'll Be Wearing Pink Pyjamas
  • Personal Services
  • Unfair Exchanges
  • King of the Ghetto
  • Dreaming
  • R.H.I.N.O.; Really Here in Name Only
  • Birth of a Nation
  • Flying Into the Wind
  • Steaming
  • Threads
  • Rolling Home
  • Talking Heads
  • Muck and Brass
  • Amongst Barbarians
  • Submariners
  • Runners
  • Restless Natives
  • Dancin' Thru the Dark
  • Scully
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
  • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
  • Scum
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Girl from the South
  • The Frontline
  • The Big Man
  • Thin Air
  • Johnny Jarvis
  • Fighting Back
  • Take Me Home
  • Nice Work
  • Sleepwalker
  • Remembrance