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Cultural highlights of 2012

UK: top 20 British independent films at the UK box office 1990-2012
  1 The King's Speech (2011) £45.7m
  2 The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) £45.0m
  3 Slumdog Millionaire (2009) £31.7m
  4 Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) £27.8m
  5 The Woman in Black (2012) £21.2m
  6 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) £20.2m
  7 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1967) £14.2m
  8 Trainspotting (1996) £12.4m
  9 St Trinian's (2007) £12.3m
10 Gosford Park (2002) £12.3
11 StreetDance 3D (2010) £11.6m
12 Kick-Ass (2010) £11.6m
13 Bend It Like Beckham (2002) £11.6m
14 Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007) £11.0m
15 Kevin and Perry Go Large (2000) £10.5m
16 East is East (1999) £10.4m
17 The Iron Lady (2012) £9.6m
18 The Queen (2006) £9.4m
19 Valiant (2005) £8.5m
20 The Duchess (2008) £7.1m

Source: BFI

Top 50 films of all time
In the British Film Institute's decennial poll, 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors voted for the best films of all time.
  1 Vertigo (1958) d Alfred Hitchcock
  2 Citizen Kane (1941) d Orson Welles
  3 Tokyo Story (1953) d Yasujiro Ozu
  4 La règle du jeu (1939) d Jean Renoir
  5 Sunrise: A story of two humans (1927) d F W Murnau
  6 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) d Stanley Kubrick
  7 The Searchers (1956) D John Ford
  8 Man with a Movie Camera (1929) d Dziga Vertov
  9 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927) d Carl Th Dreyer
10 (1963) d Federico Fellini
11 Battleship Potemkin (1925) d Sergei Eisenstein
12 L'Atalante (1934) d Jean Vigo
13 A bout de soufle (1960) d Jean-Luc Godard
14 Apocalypse Now (1979) d Francis Ford Coppola
15 Late Spring (1949) d Yasujiro Ozu
16 Au Hasard Bathazar (1949) d Robert Bresson
17 Seven Samurai (1954) d Akira Kurosawa
  = Persona (1966) d Ingmar Bergman
19 Mirror (1974) d Andrei Tarkovsky
20 Singin' in the Rain (1951) d Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly
21 L'Avventura (1960) d Michaelangelo Antonioni
  = Le Mépris (1963) d Jean-Luc Godard
  = The Godfather (1972) d Francis Ford Coppola
24 Ordet (1955) d Carl Th Dreyer
  = In the Mood for Love (2000) d Wong Kar-Wai
26 Rashomon (1950) d Akira Kurosawa
  = Andrei Rublev (1966) d Andrei Tarkovsky
28 Mulholland Drive (2001) d David Lynch
29 Stalker (1979) d Andrei Tarkovsky
  = Shoah (1985) d Claude Lanzmann
31 The Godfather, Part II (1974) d Francis Ford Coppola
  = Taxi Driver (1976) d Martin Scorsese
33 (1948) d Vittorio de Sica
34 The General (1926) d Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
35 Metropolis (1927) d Fritz Lang
  = Psycho (1960) d Alfred Hitchcock
  = Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975) d Chantal Akerman
  = Sátántangó (1994) d Béla Tarr
39 Les 400 Coups (1959) d François Truffaut
  = La Dolce Vita (1960) d Federico Fellini
41 Journey to Italy (1954) d Roberto Rosselini
42 Pather Panchali (1955) d Satyajit Ray
  = Some Like It Hot (1959) d Billy Wilder
  = Gertrud (1964) d Carl Th Dreyer
  = Pierrot le Fou (1965) d Jean-Luc Godard
  = Play Time (1967) d Jacques Tati
  = Close-Up (1990) d Abbas Kiarostami
48 The Battle of Algiers (1966) d Gillo Pontecorvo
  = Histoire(s) du Cinéma (1998) d Jean-Luc Godard
50 City Lights (1931) d Charlie Chaplin
  = Ugetsu monogatari (1953) d Kenji Mizoguchi
  = La Jetée (1962) d Chris Marker

Source: BFI


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