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310 Ratings

Hope and Glory

Directed by John Boorman
United Kingdom, 1987
Comedy, Drama


A hopelessly sentimental view of a child’s life in London during the Blitz.

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Hope and Glory Directed by John Boorman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1988 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

Independent Spirit Awards

1988 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

National Board of Review

1987 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1988 | 12 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Critics reviews

Some of the film’s more sentimental moments are also some of the best… But at the same time that Boorman seduces us with such enchantments, he also deceives us with a crafty little googly of his own—persuading us that he is embarking on a fresh adventure while aiming straight for the heart of old-fashioned English cinema.
November 13, 1987
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