British New Wave 🇬🇧

Often seen as a brief moment in British cinema, our New Wave came at a historic moment of change across the world. The 1960s marked huge cultural upheaval and art aptly reflected this. New boundaries could be pushed and audience’s tastes changed. The pictures were often seen as an escape, but the British New Wave was grounded in reality and drew on working class struggles to spin compelling drama from real issues. 

Pioneers of this movement were behind the camera directing, penning and producing these films, but the movement is widely associated with the new generation of British acting talent it featured. The impact of these grittier films lingered longer than many will admit, but ultimately Bond and the Beatles…

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • This Sporting Life
  • Look Back in Anger
  • Room at the Top
  • The L-Shaped Room
  • Kes
  • The Angry Silence
  • Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Victim
  • The Entertainer
  • The Pumpkin Eater
  • The Servant
  • The Whisperers
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • if....
  • Alfie
  • Darling
  • Georgy Girl
  • The Mark
  • Billy Liar
  • A Taste of Honey
  • Whistle Down the Wind
  • A Kind of Loving
  • The Knack... and How to Get It
  • Poor Cow
  • Hell Is a City
  • Sparrows Can't Sing
  • Cathy Come Home
  • Charlie Bubbles
  • The Leather Boys
  • Sapphire
  • Only Two Can Play
  • Girl with Green Eyes
  • Up the Junction
  • Woman in a Dressing Gown
  • A Place to Go
  • The Family Way
  • This Is My Street
  • The Boys
  • Life for Ruth
  • We Are the Lambeth Boys
  • All Night Long
  • West 11
  • Joanna
  • Night Must Fall
  • The Caretaker
  • Three into Two Won't Go
  • No Trees in the Street
  • Tiger Bay