Ken Loach Movies

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake
IMDb: 7.9
100 min

A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Genre: Best 2016, Drama
Jimmys Hall

Jimmys Hall

Jimmys Hall
IMDb: 6.7
106 min

In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the ’Red Scare’.

Genre: Drama, History
The Spirit of ’45

The Spirit of ’45

The Spirit of ’45
IMDb: 7.1
94 min

Ken Loach’s 2013 documentary about social change in Britain in the aftermath of the Second World War, including the nationalisation of industries and the formation of the welfare state. Made…

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Genre: Documentary
The Angels’ Share

The Angels’ Share

The Angels’ Share
IMDb: 7.0
101 min

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…

Route Irish

Route Irish

Route Irish
IMDb: 6.4
109 min

A private security contractor in Iraq rejects the official explanation of his friend’s death and decides to investigate.

Genre: Drama
Looking for Eric

Looking for Eric

Looking for Eric
IMDb: 7.2
119 min

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director…

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley
IMDb: 7.5
124 min

In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O’Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend’s farm, British Black and…

McLibel

McLibel

McLibel
IMDb: 7.6
85 min

McLibel is a documentary film directed by Franny Armstrong for Spanner Films about the McLibel case. The film was first completed, as a 52 minute television version, in 1997, after…

Genre: Documentary
Carla’s Song

Carla’s Song

Carla’s Song
IMDb: 6.9
125 min

A Glasgow man (Robert Carlyle) visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee (Oyanka Cabezas) tormented by her memories.

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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Ladybird Ladybird

Ladybird Ladybird

Ladybird Ladybird
IMDb: 7.5
101 min

Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually…

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Genre: Drama
Raining Stones

Raining Stones

Raining Stones
IMDb: 7.5
90 min

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…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda
IMDb: 7.0
108 min

In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the ”Troubles.” But when…

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Fatherland

Fatherland

Fatherland
IMDb: 6.3
111 min

Persona Non Grata in his homeland, protest singer Klaus Drittemann must leave East Berlin, his wife and child and emigrate to West Berlin, where the representatives of an American record…

Genre: Drama
The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper
IMDb: 6.7
84 min

George Purse is the gamekeeper for the duke’s estate, a role he takes seriously. His position gives him a certain status, but he has an uneasy relationship with some of…

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Poor Cow

Poor Cow

Poor Cow
IMDb: 6.9
101 min

The first of several social realism films by Ken Loach, this had less impact than those made as TV plays. Poor Cow follows the tangled life of Joy, who turns…

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Genre: Drama