I thought we’d revisit our earlier post regarding the Top 10 British films of all-time and compare now that a recent post has come out from our friends at Dave, the UK digital channel that is brilliantly billed as “the home of witty banter”. Owned by UKTV, the channel was relaunched in 2009 and rebranded to its current title because “everyone knows a bloke named Dave”. The programming is primarily comedy, sketch and/or situation comedy, with much of its programming originating on BBC One or BBC Two.
Recently, the rundown of the Top 10 British comedy films according to Dave made me want to go back and compare with our rundown of several months ago of just top-10 British films, not necessarily comedy. Just to refresh everyone’s memory, we had the following as our top-10. Nice to see that we had two that crossed over on both lists.
- #10 – Love Actually
- #9 – Kind Hearts and Coronets
- #8 – Gosford Park
- #7 – A Fish Called Wanda
- #6 – Death at a Funeral
- #5 – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
- #4 – The Commitments
- #3 – Shaun of the Dead
- #2 – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- #1 – The Third Man
Thanks Dave, looks like a trip to the video store is in the cards this weekend. Be curious to know what everyone’s top British comedy film is.
Oh, and Dave, if you’re reading this, thanks for the post asking Hollywood to STOP re-making British comedy films. It was bad enough with Death at a Funeral, but now comes the word that Arthur is being remade. Arghhh!