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'Slumdog Millionaire' Voted One Of The Greatest British Films Of All Time

05/03/2013 11:18 GMT | Updated 05/03/2013 11:33 GMT

Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' has beaten the likes of 'Billy Elliot' and 'The Italian Job' to complete a list of the 50 greatest British movies of all time.

Broadcaster Barry Norman compiled his own view of the 49 finest British big-screen productions in the Radio Times last month, and asked film fans to submit one final submission.

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The film journalist selected Danny Boyle's 2008 movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', because it is "unusual, gripping and multilayered", from some 500 film suggestions and 3,000 responses to complete the top 50.

Films which were nominated but did not make the final cut include 'Brighton Rock', 'The Wicker Man' and 'Withnail And I'.

Barry said of the list: "The response my list evoked has been both heartening and, frankly, astonishing... Who would have thought there could be another 500 films worthy - at least in some people's estimation - of a place in the best of British?

"All of which simply bears out what I have always said - no matter who you are, drawing up a list of the best of this or that is pretty much a subjective business."

Here are Barry Norman's 49 films... is anything else missing?

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Black Narcissus (1947)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Brief Encounter (1945)

Chariots of Fire (1981)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

The Cruel Sea (1952)

The Dam Busters (1954)

Dr No (1958)

Don’t Look Now (1973)

Dracula (1958)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

The Full Monty (1997)

Gandhi (1982)

Get Carter (1971)

Gladiator (2000)

Great Expectations (1946)

Gregory’s Girl (1980)

Henry V (1944)

I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)

If… (1968)

The Ipcress File (1965)

Kes (1969)

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

The King’s Speech (2010)

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

The Ladykillers (1955)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Local Hero (1983)

The Long Good Friday (1979)

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

Naked (1993)

The Railway Children (1970)

The Red Shoes (1948)

The Remains of the Day (1993)

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

Secrets & Lies (1995)

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

The Servant (1963)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Skyfall (2012)

The Third Man (1949)

The 39 Steps (1935)

This Sporting Life (1963)

Trainspotting (1995)

Whisky Galore! (1949)

Zulu (1963)

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