Countryfile: The New Wave of Rural British Movies

Because in the last few years it has now most definitely become a thing. A thing worth celebrating.

*I have widened the remit on this to now include certain period pieces and stuff that goes beyond the gritty/social realism genre - Mark, 28/1/18*

Open to suggestions. Feature length, short or mini series it doesn't matter. They just have to be made within the last few years (nothing before 2010), set in a predominantly rural British area, and be quite poignant, bittersweet, melancholic or contemplative, gritty, socially realistic or unflinching, and overall suggests a sort of isolation from things in tone (though I will possibly accept some cross over into rural horror) to qualify. What I'm looking for is something that is clearly part of this wave, not just something that happens to be set in the countryside. There must be a certain bleakness to the film, either in the tone or the scenery, or both.

  • The Levelling
  • God's Own Country
  • Dark River
  • Catch Me Daddy
  • The Goob
  • Trespass Against Us
  • Rust
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Norfolk
  • In the Dark Half
  • The Farmer's Wife
  • Lad: A Yorkshire Story
  • Bad Day for the Cut
  • Southcliffe
  • Sightseers
  • A Field in England
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Sunset Song
  • Wuthering Heights
  • To Walk Invisible
  • Adult Life Skills
  • Emotional Fusebox
  • One of Us
  • Chicken
  • My Feral Heart
  • 45 Years
  • Hide and Seek
  • Wreckers
  • Glue
  • Bridgend
  • Shell
  • Ghost in the Machine
  • By Our Selves
  • Hex
  • Macbeth
  • The Selfish Giant
  • For Those in Peril
  • The Survivalist
  • Fanny Lye Deliver'd
  • Beast
  • Dartmoor Killing
  • Radiator
  • The More You Ignore Me
  • Native Son
  • White Settlers
  • Gwen
  • The Fold
  • Crow
  • The Falling
  • Satan's Bite
  • The Sermon
  • Come Out of the Woods
  • Last Summer
  • Bait
  • A Serial Killer's Guide to Life
  • This Country - The Aftermath
  • Jane Eyre
  • Lambing Season
  • Bronco's House
  • Enough to Fill Up an Eggcup
  • The Road to Zennor
  • Get Duked!
  • Make Up
  • Third Star