“Under The Skin” was voted the best British film of the 21st century in a critical poll

Under the skin has emerged as the best British film of the 21st century in a critical poll.

Conducted by MASSIVE Cinema, the poll consists of 60 film critics from national newspapers, top film magazines and independent critics. Any British film released from 1 January 2000 was eligible, with 179 films receiving at least one vote.

Directed by Jonathan Glazer, Under the skin starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien who changes shape and drives to Glasgow to hunt down unsuspecting men. It was released in 2014 and was considered a box office failure, however it was recognized by critics at the time.

Director Lynne Ramsay took two places in the top ten, in 2002 Movern Silence ranked second while in 2018 You have never really been here starring Joaquin Phoenix took ninth place.

Paddington 2, Fish aquarium and The Souvenir completed the top five, followed by This is England, The favorite and Children of Men respectively.

You can see the 20 best movies as voted by the critics below. You can see a list of the 100 best here.

  1. Under the skin (2013) dir. Jonathan Glazer
  2. Morvern Callar (2002) dir. Lynn Ramsey
  3. Paddington 2 (2017) dir. Paul King
  4. Fish aquarium (2009) dir. Andrea Arnold
  5. The Souvenir (2019) dir. Joanna Hogg
  6. This is England (2006) dir. Shane Meadows
  7. The favorite (2018) dir. George Lanthimos
  8. Children of Men (2006) dir. Alfonso Cuarρόνn
  9. You have never really been here (2018) dir. Lynn Ramsey
  10. The country of God (2017) dir. Francis Lee
  11. Shame (2011) dir. Steve McQueen
  12. We need to talk about Kevin (2011) dir. Lynn Ramsey
  13. Ex Machina (2014) dir. Alex Garland
  14. Rocks (2020) dir. Sarah Gavron
  15. Sexy Monster (2000) dir. Jonathan Glazer
  16. Sean of the Dead (2004) dir. Edgar Wright
  17. Lovers Rock (2020) dir. Steve McQueen
  18. Hunger (2008) dir. Steve McQueen
  19. Bend it like Beckham (2002) dir. Gourder Bag
  20. The Souvenir Part II (2022) you. Joanna Hogg
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Under the skin is Glazer’s third feature film since the 2000s Sexy Monster and Birth was released in 2004.

In October 2019, it was reported (via IndieWire) that Glazer was working on his next film, described as a Holocaust drama, A24. It is believed to take place in the Auschwitz concentration camp and is loosely based on the novel by the British author Martin Amis “The Zone Of Interest”. The release date has not been announced yet.

Glazer has previously directed music videos for Massive Attack, Blur, Radiohead, Richard Ashcroft and Jamiroquai.

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