Best Movies of Ken Loach

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 162 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $0.26M

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.


Sweet Sixteen (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 162 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $0.03M

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.


The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $1.83M

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.


Sorry We Missed You (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: null

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.


Looking for Eric (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $0.06M

Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.


The Angels' Share (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $0.30M

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.


Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: null

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.


Jimmy's Hall (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $0.56M

During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.


Bread and Roses (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $0.53M

Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize.


Kes (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 88 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.


Family Life (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.


Land and Freedom (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.23M

David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.


My Name Is Joe (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.35M

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.


Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.15M

This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ...


Raining Stones (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.09M

This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ...


Riff-Raff (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.30M

The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class


Looks and Smiles (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents...


It's a Free World... (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

After being fired from her job, Angie teams up with her flatmate to find employment for immigrants.


Hidden Agenda (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.03M

When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ...


The Navigators (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.00M

Five Yorkshiremen try to survive after the British Rail is bought out by a private company.



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