English cinematographers produced hundreds of award-winning films during the history of cinematography. Naming top 10 English movies is no easy task. Going by popularity and awards, there are ten films from a long list.
10. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace & Gromit is an animation film produced by Aardman Animation in 2005. Wallace & Gromit was the second feature animation film up to 2006 after the first feature animation of Chicken Run. The film won the Academy Award for the Best Animated Feature in that year.
9. The Last King of Scotland
Directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Film4, The Last King of Scotland hit the silver screen in 2006. ‘The Last King of Scotland’ was written by Giles Foden. The film received Academy Awards for the Best Actor and others.
Joe Wright directed Atonement in 2007 based on the novel Atonement by Ian McEwan. James McAoy, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Keira Knightley and Romola Garai acted in the main roles. Atonement represented England at Vancouver International Film Festival and 64th Venice International Film Festival in the same year.
7. The Duchess
Saul Dibb directed The Duchess that hit the silver screen in 2008. It is a biography based on the life of Amanda Foreman. The film stars Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling, and Dominic Cooper. Among the many awards it received are Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction.
6. Fish Tank
Andrea Arnold directed Fish Tank, won the Jury’s Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In 2010, Fish Tank won the BAFTA for Best British Film. The film stared Katie Jarvis, Kierston Wareing, Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Rebecca Griffiths, Sydney Mary Nash, Sarah Bayes.
5. The King’s Speech
The King’s Speech released in 2010 won the Academy Award for Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director at the 83rd Academy Awards. David Seidler wrote the script of The King’s Speech and Top Hooper Directed it. The Film stars Helena Bonham, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacob, Jennifer Ehle, and Michael Gambon.
4. Anna Karenina
Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Production Designer, and Best Costume Design Academy Awards winner Anna Karenina hit the screen in 2012. Joe Wright directed the film, and Tim Bevin, Eric Fellner, and Paul Webster produced it. The film stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, and Kelly Macdonald among others.
3. Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet released in 2013 is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo Juliet. The film was directed by Carlo Carlei and written by Julian Fellows. It won the Film Score of the year award at the IFMCA festival and nominated for many other awards.
2. God Help The Girl
Released in 2014, God Help The Girl won World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award (Ensemble) in 2014 and got nominated for Crystal Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Stuart Murdoch directed the film, and Berry Mendel produced it. The film stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, and Pierre Boulanger.
Specter, another James Bond film was directed by Sam Mendis and Produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The film stars Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Wishaw and others. Specter won many awards including the 88th Academy Awards for the Best Song and the 21st Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Actor.