Whether youre destined to be widowed by the beautiful game, sickened by your teams performance (or that they didn't even qualify) or just cant stand another minute of hearing about the World Cup, at some point during the next few weeks, you're likely to need some distraction from the football. With that in mind, and to celebrate the importance of British cinema (as well as the kingdom's flagship status in the footballing world) we're looking at 66 of the very best British films that will give you a good reason to resist putting your foot through the telly after the match. Theres no guarantee that theyll cheer you up but they will certainly take your mind off it. There are a few rules for this list: for the sake of repetition no Bond, no Harry Potter (though there are directors who warrant multiple entries), no films set in Britain but backed by foreign investment, each film should be at least partly set in Britain, or have British central characters (so no 2001 or Dredd) and every film must have been released since England last won the World Cup in 1966. This leads to the omission of British classics such as A Matter of Life And Death, The Ladykillers, Whiskey Galore and Peeping Tom to name a few but allows us to see what the country's filmmakers have dished up to entertain us over the last 48 years, when the football has sent us running to the cinemas or reaching for the remote.