My Favorite Mike Leigh Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Life Is Sweet (1990)

2.   Mr. Turner (2014)

3.   High Hopes (1988)

4.   Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

5.   Nuts in May (1976)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

6.   Grown-Ups (1980)
(Television)

7.   Meantime (1983)
(Television)

8.   Secrets & Lies (1996)

9.   Topsy-Turvy (1999)

10. Abigail’s Party (1977)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

11. Naked (1993)

12. Vera Drake (2004)

13. Another Year (2010)

14. All or Nothing (2002)

15. Career Girls (1997)

16. Home Sweet Home (1982)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

17. Kiss of Death (1977)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

18. Hard Labour (1973)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

19. Bleak Moments (1971)

20. Four Days in July (1984)
(Television)

21. Peterloo (2018)

22. Who’s Who (1979)
(Television)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   The Short and Curlies (1987)

4 thoughts on “My Favorite Mike Leigh Films

  1. Abigail’s Party is considered a classic of British television drama and rightly so. Oh for its like today.

  2. I totally agree 🙂 And who can forget the rantings of David Thewlis Johnny in 1993’s Naked. I mean they are at times witty and other times sobering. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. Leigh captures the strangeness of ‘being English’ so well, and his personal association with Alison Steadman promoted one of our best British actresses.
    I would be pushed to pick any top list, but it would include ‘Life Is Sweet’, ‘Nuts In May’, ‘Abigail’s Party’, ‘High Hopes’, and ‘All Or Nothing’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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