Post-War British Comedy


“I told her to be careful with that nitroglycerin.”

The 10 best Post-War British Comedies

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • The Belles of St. Trinian’s (1954)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
  • The Ladykillers (1955)
  • The Green Man (1956)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
  • Make Mine Mink (1960)
  • The Man in the White Suit (1951)
  • Our Man in Havana (1959)
  • The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Ah, the ’50s in Britain—now that was a time for comedy. Take a look at my discussion on Post-War British Comedy and the accompanying list of the ten most important films of the movement. Then come back here for reviews of the films not on that list.

What are the ten best Post-War British Comedies? While “best” does not equal “most important,” in this case, there is a lot of overlap. Seven of my most important films make the best list as well. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Ealing studios have multiple entries, nor that Alistair Sim and Alec Guinness show up repeatedly.

My Post-War British Comedy film reviews:

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