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From "A Clockwork Orange" to "Remains Of The Day," here's a list of 10 of the greatest British films directed by Americans, as listed by the British Film Institute (BFI).
Man of Aran (1934) © ITV/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 7.5/10
Director: Robert J. Flaherty
Part-fiction and part-documentary, this film follows the lives of locals living on Ireland's Aran Islands as they fish, farm and fight for their daily survival.
Hell Drivers (1957) © ITV/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 7.2/10
Director: Cy Endfield
The film narrates the story of ex-convict Tom Yately (Stanley Baker), who takes up a job as a construction-supply trucker. During his employment, Yately discovers that his boss and the company foreman are duping the drivers of huge amounts of money and he vows to expose the racket.
The Servant (1963) © StudioCanal Films/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Director: Joseph Losey
The film is an adaptation of a 1948 novel by Robin Maugham. It stars James Fox as a wealthy man who hires a household servant, played by Dirk Bogarde. The film explores the relationship between the master and servant and examines issues related to class, servitude and dissatisfaction of the upper class.
The Bed Sitting Room (1969) © Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 6.4/10
Director: Richard Lester
Set in post-nuclear holocaust England, the film chronicles the lives of a group of survivors and follows the love story of a pregnant woman, Penelope (Rita Tushingham), who loves Alan (Richard Warwick) but is being forced to marry Martin (Michael Hordem).
10 Rillington Place (1971) © Columbia/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 7.6/10
Director: Richard Fleischer
The film is an adaptation of Ludovic Kennedy's book "Ten Rillington Place" and is based on the real-life case of British serial killer John Christie, who lured middle-aged women to his flat in London. It stars Richard Attenborough, John Hurt and Judy Geeson in the lead roles.
A Clockwork Orange (1971) © Warner Bros/Hawk Films/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 8.3/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel of the same name, the film narrates the story of Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), who is the leader of a small gang of thugs. After he is jailed for killing a woman, he volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment which doesn't go as planned.
Death Line/Raw Meat (1972) © ITV/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 6.0/10
Director: Gary Sherman
Released as "Raw Meat" in the U.S, the movie follows Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence) as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a top government official and uncovers a terrible danger stalking London's subway
The Offence (1973) © United Artists/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 7.1/10
Director: Sidney Lumet
Based on John Hopkins' 1963 stage play "This Story of Yours," the film shows how veteran British police officer Sgt. Johnson (Sean Connery) deals with suspected child molester Kenneth Baxter (Ian Bannen) during interrogation.
An American Werewolf In London (1981) © Polygram/Universal/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 7.6/10
Director: John Landis
Two American students are attacked by a werewolf while touring Britain. David (David Naughton) survives but his friend Jack (Griffin Dunne) is killed. Later, while in hospital, David suffers nightmares of his mutilated friend, who comes with a dire warning.
Remains Of The Day (1993) © Columbia/Merchant Ivory/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Director: James Ivory
This Academy Award-winning film tells the story of a butler (Anthony Hopkins) who sacrifices everything to serve Lord Darlington (James Fox). Twenty years after his employer's death, he tries to reconnect with Darlington's head housekeeper but realizes how misguided his loyalty was to his former master.