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A list of films produced in the United Kingdom in 1971 (see 1971 in film):


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
10 Rillington Place Richard Fleischer Richard Attenborough, John Hurt, Judy Geeson Crime
The Abominable Dr. Phibes Robert Fuest Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten Horror/comedy
All the Right Noises Gerry O'Hara Tom Bell, Olivia Hussey Drama
And Now for Something Completely Different Ian MacNaughton Graham Chapman, John Cleese Comedy Remakes of sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus (series 1 and 2)
Assault Sidney Hayers Suzy Kendall, Frank Finlay Thriller
Black Beauty James Hill Walter Slezak, Mark Lester Drama
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb Seth Holt Valerie Leon, Andrew Keir Horror
The Blood on Satan's Claw Piers Haggard Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden Horror
Bloomfield Richard Harris, Uri Zohar Richard Harris, Romy Schneider Drama Entered into the 21st Berlin International Film Festival
The Boy Friend Ken Russell Twiggy, Christopher Gable Musical/comedy
Bread Stanley Long Anthony Nigel, Peter Marinker Musical [1]
Bronco Bullfrog Barney Platts-Mills Del Walker, Anne Gooding Drama
Burke & Hare Vernon Sewell Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews Horror
Carry On at Your Convenience Gerald Thomas Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims Comedy
Carry On Henry Gerald Thomas Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims Comedy
The Chairman's Wife Gerry O'Hara David de Keyser, Fiona Lewis, John Osborne Drama Short film
Clinic Exclusive Don Chaffey Georgina Ward, Alexander Davion Comedy
A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke Drama Number 81 in the list of BFI Top 100 British films
Countess Dracula Peter Sasdy Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green Horror
Creatures the World Forgot Don Chaffey Julie Ege, Brian O'Shaughnessy Adventure
Crucible of Terror Ted Hooker Mike Raven, Mary Maude, James Bolam Horror
Dad's Army Norman Cohen Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier Comedy Spin-off of Dad's Army
The Devils Ken Russell Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave Drama
Diamonds Are Forever Guy Hamilton Sean Connery, Charles Gray, Jill St. John Spy/action
Die Screaming, Marianne Pete Walker Susan George, Barry Evans Horror thriller
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde Roy Ward Baker Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick Horror
Dulcima Frank Nesbitt Carol White, John Mills Drama Entered into the 21st Berlin International Film Festival
An Elephant Called Slowly James Hill Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers Adventure
Family Life Ken Loach Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean Drama
Flight of the Doves Ralph Nelson Ron Moody, Jack Wild, Stanley Holloway Drama
Freelance Francis Megahy Ian McShane, Gayle Hunnicutt Thriller
Friends Lewis Gilbert Sean Bury, Anicée Alvina Romance
Fright Peter Collinson Ian Bannen, Susan George, Honor Blackman Thriller
Get Carter Mike Hodges Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland Crime Number 16 in the list of BFI Top 100 British films; Remake of 2000 film
Girl Stroke Boy Bob Kellett Joan Greenwood, Michael Hordern Comedy/drama
The Go-Between Joseph Losey Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Edward Fox Drama Number 57 in the list of BFI Top 100 British films; Palme d'Or winner
Gumshoe Stephen Frears Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw Mystery
Hands of the Ripper Peter Sasdy Eric Porter, Angharad Rees Horror
Hannie Caulder Burt Kennedy Raquel Welch, Robert Culp Western
I, Monster Stephen Weeks Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing Horror
Incense for the Damned Robert Hartford-Davis Patrick Macnee, Peter Cushing Horror
Kidnapped Delbert Mann Michael Caine, Lawrence Douglas Adventure
King Lear Peter Brook Paul Scofield, Irene Worth Drama
The Last Valley James Clavell Michael Caine, Omar Sharif Drama
Lust for a Vampire Jimmy Sangster Ralph Bates, Barbara Jefford Horror
Macbeth Roman Polanski Jon Finch, Francesca Annis Drama
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Graham Stark Harry Secombe, Marty Feldman Comedy
Mary, Queen of Scots Charles Jarrott Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson Historical
Melody Waris Hussein Jack Wild, Mark Lester Romance
Mr. Forbush and the Penguins Arne Sucksdorff John Hurt, Hayley Mills Adventure
Murphy's War Peter Yates Peter O'Toole World War II
The Music Lovers Ken Russell Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Nicholas and Alexandra Franklin J. Schaffner Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman Historical biopic
The Night Digger Alastair Reid Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown Thriller
Night Hair Child James Kelly (Andrea Bianchi) Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger Black comedy
The Nightcomers Michael Winner Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham Horror
On the Buses Harry Booth Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis Comedy

TV spin-off

Percy Ralph Thomas Hywel Bennett, Denholm Elliott, Elke Sommer Comedy
Please Sir! Mark Stuart John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Joan Sanderson Comedy

TV spin-off

Private Road Barney Platts-Mills Susan Penhaligon, Bruce Robinson Drama
Psychomania Don Sharp Nicky Henson, Lee Ann Michelle, Roy Holder Horror
Quest for Love Ralph Thomas Joan Collins, Tom Bell Sci-fi/drama
The Raging Moon Bryan Forbes Malcolm McDowell, Nanette Newman Romance
Revenge Sidney Hayers Joan Collins, James Booth Drama
Secrets Philip Saville Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Powell Drama [2]
See No Evil Richard Fleischer Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison Thriller
She'll Follow You Anywhere David C. Rea Kenneth Cope, Keith Barron, Hilary Pritchard Sex comedy
Sitting Target Douglas Hickox Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane Crime drama
The Statue Rod Amateau David Niven, Virna Lisi Comedy
Straw Dogs Sam Peckinpah Dustin Hoffman, Susan George Drama/thriller
Suburban Wives Derek Ford Eva Whishaw, Peter May Sex comedy
Sunday Bloody Sunday John Schlesinger Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft Drama Number 65 in the list of BFI Top 100 British films
The Tales of Beatrix Potter Reginald Mills Royal Ballet dancers Dance
A Time for Loving Christopher Miles Britt Ekland, Mel Ferrer Drama
To Catch a Spy Dick Clement Kirk Douglas, Trevor Howard Spy/comedy
A Town Called Hell Robert Parrish Telly Savalas, Robert Shaw Western Co-production with Spain
The Trojan Women Michael Cacoyannis Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave Historical drama Co-production with Greece
Universal Soldier Cy Endfield George Lazenby, Ben Carruthers Drama
Unman, Wittering and Zigo John Mackenzie David Hemmings, Douglas Wilmer Thriller
Up Pompeii Bob Kellett Frankie Howerd, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray Comedy Based on the TV series
Up the Chastity Belt Bob Kellett Frankie Howerd, Graham Crowden, Bill Fraser Comedy
Villain Michael Tuchner Richard Burton, Ian McShane, T. P. McKenna Crime
Virgin Witch Ray Austin Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle Horror
Walkabout Nicolas Roeg Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil Coming-of-age drama
When Eight Bells Toll Étienne Périer Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins Spy/action
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? Curtis Harrington Shelley Winters, Mark Lester Horror
The Yes Girls Lindsay Shonteff Sue Bond, Sally Muggeridge Sex comedy [3]
Zeppelin Étienne Périer Michael York, Elke Sommer World War I

Most Popular Films of the Year at British Box Office

Source: Motion Picture Herald[4]

General Release

  1. The Aristocats
  2. On the Buses*
  3. Soldier Blue
  4. Carry on Loving*
  5. Dad's Army*
  6. Get Carter*
  7. There's a Girl in My Soup*
  8. Percy*
  9. The Railway Children*
  10. Up Pompeii*
  11. When Eight Bells Toll*

(* British film)

Reserved Ticket Attraction

  1. Song of Norway
  2. Love Story
  3. Ryan's Daughter
  4. Paint Your Wagon
  5. Waterloo

According to another account[5] the list was:

Most Popular Stars

Source: Motion Picture Herald[4]

  1. Richard Burton
  2. Steve McQueen
  3. Dustin Hoffman
  4. Michael Caine
  5. Oliver Reed
  6. Glenda Jackson
  7. Candice Bergen
  8. Clint Eastwood
  9. Frankie Howerd
  10. Jack Nicholson

See also


  1. ^ "BREAD | British Board of Film Classification". Archived from the original on 2018-04-07. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  2. ^ "SECRETS | British Board of Film Classification". Archived from the original on 2019-02-22. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  3. ^ "The Yes Girls (1971)". Archived from the original on July 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Waymark, Peter (December 30, 1971). "Richard Burton top draw in British cinemas". The Times. p. 2.
  5. ^ Harper, Sue; Smith, Justin (2013). British Film Culture in the 1970s: The Boundaries of Pleasure. Edinburgh Press. p. 269.