Movies About Creative Solutions to Unusual Problems

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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
1995 - Miramax
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A young man offends an entire town by declaring their mountain-- a prized local landmark-- to be a "hill." The eccentric and funny townspeople rally around their "mountain" and a fiery young woman charms the puzzled out-of-town cartographer into seeing things their way ...More

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The Full Monty
1997 - 20th Century Fox
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Six unemployed men, inspired by a touring group of male strippers, decide they can make a small fortune by putting on a striptease show of their own with one small difference. They intend to go the "full monty" and strip completely naked. ...More

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The Importance of Being Ernest
1952 - Criterion Collection
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A witty, delightful story about a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest. Based on the play by Oscar Wilde. Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.

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Kind Hearts and Coronets
1949- Image Entertainment
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The 10th Duke of Chalfont engineers fatal accidents for eight heirs, all played by Guinness. Directed by Robert Hamer. ...More

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Local Hero
1983 - Warner Home Video
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A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland ...More

 

The Man in the White Suit
1951 - Starz/Sphe
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A chemist alarms British textile tycoons with a new fabric impervious to dirt, wear and tear. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. ...More

Passport to Pimlico
1949 - Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Detonation of an unexploded bomb left from WWII German bombings uncovers an ancient document which reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to France. The community, eager to abandon post-war constraints, establish their independence as a ration-free state.

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The Smallest Show on Earth
1957 - Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Comedy about a young couple who inherit a delapidated movie theater and must compete with a lavish movie theater next door. ...More

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The Titfield Thunderbolt
1953 - Anchor Bay Entertainment
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The British government, having nationalized the railways in 1947, announces that the Titfield-Mallingford Railway is being replaced by an "alternative passenger omnibus service". Titfield locals rally to save operate the line independently, thanks to a loophole in the 1947 Transport Act.

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Waking Ned Devine
1998- 20th Century Fox
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When Ned Devine dies from shock after winning the lottery, two longtime friends, Michael and Jackie, discover the body and agree Ned would want them to benefit from his good luck. They embark upon an outrageous scheme to claim the ticket—but first they have to get all the townsfolk to go along with their plan ...More

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Whisky Galore!
1949 - Anchor Bay Entertainment
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When an English ship runs aground with 50,000 cases of whisky on a tiny Scottish island, the temptation proves too great for its thrifty, God-fearing population, developing into a battle of wits between the canny Scots and the English customs inspector.


Widows' Peak
1994 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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An American widow clashes with another widow living in a special section of a 1920s Irish town. ...More