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List of Ken Loach Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Kes (1969)
20
3
Kes
PG-13
20
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)
17
3
Family Life
17
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)
20
2
I, Daniel Blake
R
20
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)
19
2
Sorry We Missed You
19
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kris Hitchen , Debbie Honeywood , Rhys Stone , Katie Proctor , Ross Brewster
5. 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
6. 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
7. Land and Freedom (1995)
13
3
Land and Freedom
13
3
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Gilroy, Rosana Pastor, Ian Hart, Icíar Bollaín, Marc Martínez
8. Raining Stones (1993)
13
2
Raining Stones
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hickey, Ricky Tomlinson, Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix
9. 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
10. Sweet Sixteen (2002)
13
3
Sweet Sixteen
R
13
3
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Martin Compston, William Ruane, Annmarie Fulton, Michelle Abercromby, Michelle Coulter
11. 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
12. Poor Cow (1967)
14
2
Poor Cow
14
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Malcolm McDowell, Jack Wild, Carol White, John Bindon, Queenie Watts
13. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
11
3
Ladybird Ladybird
R
11
3
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Winstone, Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas
14. The Gamekeeper (1980)
11
2
The Gamekeeper
11
2

While organizing a shooting contest, a man named George struggles to protect his pheasants from poachers and foxes. One day, while feeding them, he catches two former colleagues attempting to poach on the land. Although, the first manages to run away, George manages to threaten the other one, by saying he would shoot his dog, if he attempts to escape.    

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. The Angels' Share (2012)
14
2
The Angels' Share
R
14
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
John Henshaw, William Ruane, Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, Gary Maitland
18. 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
19. Riff-Raff (1991)
12
2
Riff-Raff
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Ken Loach
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman, George Moss, Ricky Tomlinson
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)
12
2
The Navigators
R
12
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)
11
2
Jimmy's Hall
PG-13
11
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)
11
2
Route Irish
11
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
3
Which Side Are You On?
11
3
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)
9
2
In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn
9
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