We polled the public on their favourite British movie moments of all time - without further ado…
Let’s have a look at some of those in closer detail:
5. THE FAMOUS CUE CARD SCENE – LOVE ACTUALLY (2003)Few film scenes have been parodied quite as much as Mark’s use of giant cue cards to profess his love for his best friend’s wife. Pretty much everyone has spoofed this scene, from bloggers to brands.
4. ‘HE’S NOT THE MESSIAH, HE’S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY” - MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN (1979)It might be set in 33AD and made in 1979 but it’s as smart, searing and downright hilarious as ever. Eric Idle’s hag-like performance is as bonkers as it is perfect.
3. THE FINAL BATTLE – ZULU (1964)More than fifty years on, this epic war drama clearly still has the power to stir emotions - and according to the British public, the final battle scene remains its most powerful scene of all.
2. THE ‘HOT STUFF’ DANCE SCENE – THE FULL MONTY (1997)Six lads in a dole queue throwing shapes to Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff. What’s not to love? The producers actually planned on cutting the scene because they thought it was too unrealistic - thankfully, test audiences convinced them otherwise.
1. ‘YOU'RE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BLOW THE BLOODY DOORS OFF!' – THE ITALIAN JOB (1969)There are loads of great lines in this crime caper (including the final line, “Hang on lads; I’ve got a great idea”), but this one’s got to be one of the most memorable of Michael Caine’s entire career. Good choice, everyone 👏
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