Recommended English Films

Films are a great way to improve your English.  Going to the cinema is ok, and hiring DVDs is even better, because then you are in control. 

Watching them alone is okay, but watching them with your friends and then talking about them is even better.

You can discuss the films you've seen on the forum:-

English films / movies

If you're not sure how to best use films to improve your English, read these tips.

How to use a DVD player to help improve your English


Salmon Fishing In The Yemen + Film Review


by Patrick O'Connor




DON'T be fooled by the title, this delightful romcom is as British as they come.


It's a sweet, gentle tale with a lovely low-key feel. It's also that rarity, a romance that doesn't need rampant sex scenes – indeed the two main characters share only one chaste kiss throughout the entire film.

HOLDING pride of place on our lounge bookshelf are finely bound copies of the plays of William Shakespeare.

Now the works of the Bard have come in many shapes and sizes in modern times. Only recently I saw a splendid stage production of The Taming of the Shrew in which the setting resembled scenes straight out of The Godfather, warring Mafia families and the like.


The Iron Lady is a biopic about Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the UK. 

A teacher gathers together a group of troubled teens and encourages them to express themselves through a school musical.

No, this isn't another episode of the American TV series Glee but Hunky Dory, a heart-warming and sweet independent British film set in the Welsh city of Swansea in the scorching hot summer of 1976.

This film has been recommended by Fahrudin.  Here is his review:-

Groundhog Day is an American comedy film directed by Harold Ramis.  It stars Bill Murray, a famous actor who has received many awards, and it is based on a story by Rubin.