War triumphs over sex in British films

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Britons have made more films about war than any other subject, including sex, according to new research.

The British Film Institute has looked at its new archive of more than 10,000 UK films, from the first released in cinemas, in 1911, to the present day.

It found that more British films (582) have been made about war – from The Dam Busters (1955) to this year’s Dunkirk, starring Harry Styles – than any other…

Gale 1aThat number towers over the 146 movies, everything from Carry On Camping (1969), starring Barbara Windsor, to My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) and 9 Songs (2005), which have sex as a theme.

Michael Winterbottom’s 9 Songs was the most sexually explicit film in the history of British…

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