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List of Ken Loach Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Kes (1969)
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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.  

Starring:
David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover
Directed By:
Ken Loach
2. Family Life (1971)
17
3
Family Life
17
3
Starring:
Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney, Hilary Martin
Directed By:
Ken Loach
3. I, Daniel Blake (2016)
21
2
I, Daniel Blake
R
21
2
Starring:
Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan, Kate Rutter
Directed By:
Ken Loach
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year
4. Sorry We Missed You (2020)
21
2
Sorry We Missed You
21
2
Starring:
Kris Hitchen , Debbie Honeywood , Rhys Stone , Katie Proctor , Ross Brewster
Directed By:
Ken Loach
5. Land and Freedom (1995)
15
3
Land and Freedom
15
3
Starring:
Tom Gilroy, Rosana Pastor, Ian Hart, Icíar Bollaín, Marc Martínez
Directed By:
Ken Loach
6. McLibel (2005)
12
2
McLibel
12
2
Starring:
Bruce Alexander, Helen Steel, Dave Morris, Anita Anand, Peter Armstrong
Directed By:
Ken Loach, Franny Armstrong
7. Looks and Smiles (1981)
12
2
Looks and Smiles
12
2
Starring:
Phil Askham, Graham Green, Carolyn Nicholson, Tony Pitts, Roy Haywood
Directed By:
Ken Loach
8. Sweet Sixteen (2002)
14
3
Sweet Sixteen
R
14
3
Starring:
Martin Compston, William Ruane, Annmarie Fulton, Michelle Abercromby, Michelle Coulter
Directed By:
Ken Loach
9. My Name Is Joe (1998)
13
2
My Name Is Joe
R
13
2
Starring:
Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Peter Mullan, Lorraine McIntosh, David McKay
Directed By:
Ken Loach
10. Raining Stones (1993)
13
2
Raining Stones
13
2
Starring:
Tom Hickey, Ricky Tomlinson, Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Gemma Phoenix
Directed By:
Ken Loach
11. Poor Cow (1967)
15
2
Poor Cow
15
2
Starring:
Malcolm McDowell, Jack Wild, Carol White, John Bindon, Queenie Watts
Directed By:
Ken Loach
12. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
12
2
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
12
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.  

Starring:
Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Pádraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Mary O'Riordan
Directed By:
Ken Loach
13. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
12
3
Ladybird Ladybird
R
12
3
Starring:
Ray Winstone, Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas
Directed By:
Ken Loach
14. The Gamekeeper (1980)
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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.    

Starring:
Phil Askham, Rita May, Andrew Grubb, Peter Steels, Michael Hinchcliffe
Directed By:
Ken Loach
15. Looking for Eric (2009)
11
2
Looking for Eric
11
2
Starring:
Eric Cantona, Steve Evets, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs
Directed By:
Ken Loach
16. Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
11
2
Ae Fond Kiss...
R
11
2
Starring:
Eva Birthistle, Atta Yaqub, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar, Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh
Directed By:
Ken Loach
17. The Angels' Share (2012)
15
2
The Angels' Share
R
15
2
Starring:
John Henshaw, William Ruane, Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, Gary Maitland
Directed By:
Ken Loach
18. Bread and Roses (2000)
11
2
Bread and Roses
R
11
2

Bread and Roses is a drama film which tells the story of Maya, an illegal immigrant in Los Angeles, who works as a janitor along with her sister Rosa. However, since it is a non-union company, conditions are poor. Fed up of the abuse and the poverty that they are going through, Maya eventually decides to organize an union. However, Rosa is not interested in clashing with the management. This causes a rift between the sisters.  

Starring:
George Lopez, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, Pilar Padilla, Monica Rivas
Directed By:
Ken Loach
19. Riff-Raff (1991)
12
2
Riff-Raff
12
2
Starring:
Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman, George Moss, Ricky Tomlinson
Directed By:
Ken Loach
20. 11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
11
2
11'09''01 - September 11
11
2
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi
Directed By:
21. It's a Free World... (2007)
12
2
It's a Free World...
12
2

It’s a Free World is a drama film which tells the story of a woman named Angie, who decides to start her own business after being terminated from her job. Along with her flatmate, she opens a recruitment agency, where they plan to find employment for immigrants. However, things don’t go as expected.

Starring:
Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis, Leslaw Zurek, Joe Siffleet, Colin Coughlin
Directed By:
Ken Loach
22. Hidden Agenda (1990)
11
2
Hidden Agenda
R
11
2
Starring:
Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling, Bernard Archard
Directed By:
Ken Loach
23. The Navigators (2001)
12
2
The Navigators
R
12
2
Starring:
Steve Huison, Thomas Craig, Dean Andrews, Joe Duttine, Venn Tracey
Directed By:
Ken Loach
24. Tickets (2005)
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2
Tickets
11
2
Starring:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Carlo Delle Piane, Martin Compston, Silvana De Santis, Filippo Trojano
Directed By:
Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami
25. Black Jack (1979)
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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. 

Starring:
Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper, Jean Franval, Phil Askham, Pat Wallis
Directed By:
Ken Loach
26. Carla's Song (1996)
12
2
Carla's Song
12
2
Starring:
Scott Glenn, Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Salvador Espinoza, Louise Goodall
Directed By:
Ken Loach
28. Jimmy's Hall (2014)
11
2
Jimmy's Hall
PG-13
11
2
Starring:
Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Stella McGirl
Directed By:
Ken Loach
29. Route Irish (2010)
11
2
Route Irish
11
2
Starring:
Mark Womack, Geoff Bell, Jack Fortune, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop
Directed By:
Ken Loach
30. The Save the Children Fund Film (1971)
9
2
The Save the Children Fund Film
9
2
Directed By:
Ken Loach
31. We Are Many (2014)
11
2
We Are Many
11
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, Richard Branson, Mark Rylance
Directed By:
Amir Amirani
32. The Spirit of '45 (2013)
11
2
The Spirit of '45
11
2
Starring:
Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan, James Meadway
Directed By:
Ken Loach
33. Which Side Are You On? (1985)
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3
Which Side Are You On?
11
3
Starring:
Charles Boal, Eric Booth, Keith Brookes, Ann Burrell, Ted Cawley
Directed By:
Ken Loach
34. McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998)
10
2
McLibel: Two Worlds Collide
10
2
Starring:
Bruce Alexander, Helen Steel, Dave Morris, Veronika Hyks, Mike Love
Directed By:
Ken Loach, Franny Armstrong
35. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
10
2
Singing the Blues in Red
10
2
Starring:
Sigfrit Steiner, Gerulf Pannach, Fabienne Babe, Cristine Rose, Robert Dietl
Directed By:
Ken Loach
36. The Flickering Flame (1998)
8
2
The Flickering Flame
8
2
Directed By:
Ken Loach
37. In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn (2016)
9
2
In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn
9
2
Starring:
Jeremy Corbyn
Directed By:
Ken Loach
38. Time to Go (1989)
7
1
Time to Go
7
1
Starring:
Bernadette Devlin, Michael Farrell, Emma Groves, Oliver Kearney, Michael Reilly
Directed By:
Ken Loach
39. A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (1995)
7
1
A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership
7
1
Directed By:
Ken Loach

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
Directed By:
Ken Loach
2. A Misfortune (1973)
7
1
A Misfortune
7
1
Starring:
Ben Kingsley, Peter Eyre, Xenia Deberner, Bibs Ekkel, Lucy Fleming
Directed By:
Ken Loach
3. Questions of Leadership (1983)
5
1
Questions of Leadership
5
1
Directed By:
Ken Loach
4. Auditions (1980)
6
1
Auditions
6
1
Starring:
Janet Cooper, Penni Dunlop, Karen Williams
Directed By:
Ken Loach
5. A Question of Leadership (1981)
4
1
A Question of Leadership
4
1
Directed By:
Ken Loach
6. The View from the Woodpile (1989)
5
1
The View from the Woodpile
5
1
Starring:
Stephen C. Page
Directed By:
Ken Loach

TV Shows and Videos

Play for Today (1970)
Play for Today
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, John Hurt
Directed By:
Barry Davis, Alan Clarke, John Mackenzie, Philip Saville, Claude Whatham
The Wednesday Play (1964)
The Wednesday Play
Starring:
Glenda Jackson, Joanna Lumley, Barry Humphries, Michael York, Kenneth Williams, Joss Ackland, Marty Feldman
Directed By:
Alan Cooke, Alan Clarke, Moira Armstrong, Don Taylor, Christopher Morahan
Z Cars (1962)
Z Cars
Starring:
Ian McShane, John Rhys-Davies, Judi Dench, Tom Conti, Brian Blessed, Anna Karina, Joss Ackland
Directed By:
John Llewellyn Moxey, Moira Armstrong, Michael Simpson, Shaun Sutton, Christopher Morahan
Full House (1972)
Full House
Starring:
Michael Palin, Ben Kingsley, Joe Melia, Charlotte Rampling, John Bird
Directed By:
Ken Loach
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
Starring:
George C. Scott, Trevor Howard, Sean Connery, Laurence Olivier, Alan Bennett, Corin Redgrave, Michael Caine
Directed By:
John Jacobs, Marc Miller, Valerie Hanson, Barry Davis, John Sichel
Diary of a Young Man (1964)
Diary of a Young Man
Starring:
Victor Henry, Glynn Edwards, Richard Moore, Nerys Hughes, Frank Williams
Directed By:
Ken Loach

Ken Loach Awards

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