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List of Ken Loach Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Kes (1969)
15
3
Kes
PG-13
15
3

Billy Casper is a working-class boy who faces abuse at home as well as at school. He soon finds a kestrel on a nearby farm, and forms a bond with the bird. He begins training it, but the harsh environment proves to be a problem for them both.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover
2. Family Life (1971)
15
3
Family Life
15
3
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney, Hilary Martin
3. I, Daniel Blake (2016)
15
2
I, Daniel Blake
R
15
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan, Kate Rutter
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year
4. Sorry We Missed You (2020)
13
2
Sorry We Missed You
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kris Hitchen , Debbie Honeywood , Rhys Stone , Katie Proctor , Ross Brewster
5. Land and Freedom (1995)
13
2
Land and Freedom
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Gilroy, Rosana Pastor, Ian Hart, Icíar Bollaín, Marc Martínez
6. McLibel (2005)
12
2
McLibel
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach, Franny Armstrong
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Bruce Alexander, Helen Steel, Dave Morris, Anita Anand, Peter Armstrong
7. Looks and Smiles (1981)
12
2
Looks and Smiles
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Phil Askham, Graham Green, Carolyn Nicholson, Tony Pitts, Roy Haywood
8. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
11
2
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
11
2

The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a war-drama film, which takes us to the Irish War of Independence. It revolves around two brothers as they fight a guerrilla war against the British forces. However, when a treaty is negotiated, a civil war erupts, and the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the war.  

As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Pádraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Mary O'Riordan
9. My Name Is Joe (1998)
12
2
My Name Is Joe
R
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Peter Mullan, Lorraine McIntosh, David McKay
10. Raining Stones (1993)
11
2
Raining Stones
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hickey, Ricky Tomlinson, Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix
11. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
11
2
Ladybird Ladybird
R
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Winstone, Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas
12. Sweet Sixteen (2002)
12
3
Sweet Sixteen
R
12
3
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Martin Compston, William Ruane, Annmarie Fulton, Michelle Abercromby, Michelle Coulter
13. Poor Cow (1967)
12
2
Poor Cow
12
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Malcolm McDowell, Jack Wild, Carol White, John Bindon, Queenie Watts
14. The Gamekeeper (1980)
11
2
The Gamekeeper
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Phil Askham, Rita May, Andrew Grubb, Peter Steels, Michael Hinchcliffe
15. Looking for Eric (2009)
11
2
Looking for Eric
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Cantona, Steve Evets, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs
16. Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
11
2
Ae Fond Kiss...
R
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Eva Birthistle, Atta Yaqub, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar, Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh
17. Bread and Roses (2000)
11
2
Bread and Roses
R
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Lopez, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, Pilar Padilla, Monica Rivas
18. Riff-Raff (1991)
11
2
Riff-Raff
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman, George Moss, Ricky Tomlinson
19. The Angels' Share (2012)
12
2
The Angels' Share
R
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
John Henshaw, William Ruane, Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, Gary Maitland
20. 11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
11
2
11'09''01 - September 11
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi
21. It's a Free World... (2007)
12
2
It's a Free World...
12
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis, Leslaw Zurek, Joe Siffleet, Colin Coughlin
22. Hidden Agenda (1990)
11
2
Hidden Agenda
R
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling, Bernard Archard
23. The Navigators (2001)
11
2
The Navigators
R
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Steve Huison, Thomas Craig, Dean Andrews, Joe Duttine, Venn Tracey
24. Tickets (2005)
11
2
Tickets
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Carlo Delle Piane, Martin Compston, Silvana De Santis, Filippo Trojano
25. Black Jack (1979)
11
2
Black Jack
R
11
2

Black Jack is a 1979 adventure comedy film, which tells the story of a French sailor who manages to escape the gallows. Shortly after he teams up with a young boy named Tolly, and rescues a girl Belle, who was committed in an asylum by her parents for her eccentric behavior. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper, Jean Franval, Phil Askham, Pat Wallis
26. Carla's Song (1996)
12
2
Carla's Song
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Scott Glenn, Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Salvador Espinoza, Louise Goodall
28. Jimmy's Hall (2014)
10
2
Jimmy's Hall
PG-13
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Stella McGirl
29. Route Irish (2010)
10
2
Route Irish
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Action, Drama, War, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mark Womack, Geoff Bell, Jack Fortune, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop
30. The Save the Children Fund Film (1971)
9
2
The Save the Children Fund Film
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
31. We Are Many (2014)
11
2
We Are Many
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Amir Amirani
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, Richard Branson, Mark Rylance
32. The Spirit of '45 (2013)
11
2
The Spirit of '45
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
History, Documentary
Star Cast:
Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan, James Meadway
33. Which Side Are You On? (1985)
11
2
Which Side Are You On?
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Charles Boal, Eric Booth, Keith Brookes, Ann Burrell, Ted Cawley
34. McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998)
10
2
McLibel: Two Worlds Collide
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach, Franny Armstrong
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Bruce Alexander, Helen Steel, Dave Morris, Veronika Hyks, Mike Love
35. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
10
2
Singing the Blues in Red
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sigfrit Steiner, Gerulf Pannach, Fabienne Babe, Cristine Rose, Robert Dietl
36. The Flickering Flame (1998)
8
2
The Flickering Flame
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
37. In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn (2016)
8
2
In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn
8
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Jeremy Corbyn
38. Time to Go (1989)
7
1
Time to Go
7
1
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Bernadette Devlin, Michael Farrell, Emma Groves, Oliver Kearney, Michael Reilly
39. A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (1995)
7
1
A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership
7
1
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Short, Documentary

TV Movie(s)

1. The Red and the Blue: Impressions of Two Political Conferences - Autumn 1982 (1983)
7
1
The Red and the Blue: Impressions of Two Political Conferences - Autumn 1982
7
1
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
2. A Misfortune (1973)
7
1
A Misfortune
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Peter Eyre, Xenia Deberner, Bibs Ekkel, Lucy Fleming
3. Questions of Leadership (1983)
5
1
Questions of Leadership
5
1
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
4. Auditions (1980)
6
1
Auditions
6
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Janet Cooper, Penni Dunlop, Karen Williams
5. A Question of Leadership (1981)
4
1
A Question of Leadership
4
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
6. The View from the Woodpile (1989)
5
1
The View from the Woodpile
5
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Stephen C. Page

TV Shows and Videos

Full House (1972)
Full House
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Star Cast:
Michael Palin, Ben Kingsley, Joe Melia, Charlotte Rampling, John Bird
Diary of a Young Man (1964)
Diary of a Young Man
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Victor Henry, Glynn Edwards, Richard Moore, Nerys Hughes, Frank Williams

Ken Loach Awards

BAFTA Awards
I, Daniel Blake Outstanding British Film of the Year 2017