British history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant british history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, intense, dramatic, talky and light films and TV shows about / with british history, politics, queen, husband wife relationship, betrayal, royal family, british, state affairs, intrigue and horse plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as british history: Victoria (2016), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Crown (2016), Darkest Hour (2017), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), The Gathering Storm (2002), Victoria & Abdul (2017), Elizabeth (1998), Dunkirk (2017), The King's Speech (2010).

List of british history movies

 8.2
 17K
Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, touching, romantic, based on true events, factual ...
Plot: royal family, british history, queen victoria, monarchy, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, queen of england, queen, politics, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, king, seduction, mistress, jealousy, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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 8.7
 79K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, queen, british history, british royal family, palace intrigue, woman, power, prime minister, winston churchill, monarch, monarchy, politics ...
Time: 1950s
Place: buckingham palace, england
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 7.4
 132K
Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: prime minister, british history, leader, politics, wartime, world war two, leadership, period piece, danger, secretary, decision, choice ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, throne, royal family, british history, queen elizabeth i, execution, political intrigue, period piece, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, politics, war, state affairs, head of state, society, couple relations, rise to the top, winston churchill, fascism, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
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Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, touching
Plot: servant, british history, queen victoria, royal court, friendship, interracial friendship, queen of england, woman, hindu, intergenerational friendship, muslim, racism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, florence italy, taj mahal, buckingham palace, scotland
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 7.5
 85K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: stylized, epic, realistic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal court, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, politics, rise to the top, british history, treason, royal family, head of state, historical figure ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, rome italy, paris france ...
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 7.9
 453K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, based on true events, suspense, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war, british army, evacuation, british history, german, wartime, survival, soldier, rescue, rescue mission, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: europe, france, flanders, english channel, england ...
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, radio, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, destiny, speech, against the odds, historical character ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, germany ...
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Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lee Remick stars as Jennie Jerome, born in the United States in 1845, who eventually became Lady Randolph Churchill, and gave birth to Sir Winston Churchill in this seven-part, seven-hour biographical mini-series.
Plot: british history, society, aristocracy
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The Black Adder (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Blackadder is the name that encompassed four series of a BBC 1 period British sitcom, along with several one-off instalments. All television episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as anti-hero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Blackadder's ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: prince, king, sitcom, queen, witch, parents and children, state affairs, inheritance, heir heiress, politics, throne, war ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, scotland, europe
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Henry VI Part 2 (1983)
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Duration: 203 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
Plot: british history, shakespeare, bbc, king of england
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Battle of Britain (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: british history, aerial combat, war, politics, against the odds, heroes, rescue, battles, wartime life, aerial combats, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940, 1930s
Place: england, europe, english channel, berlin germany, germany ...
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, ambition, frame up, british history, king, betrayal, romance, politics, tragic hero, love and romance, crumbling marriage, blind ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
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The Third Part of King Henry VI (1983)
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Duration: 211 min.
Story: The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
Plot: british history, king of england, shakespeare
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Henry IV Part II (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The death of King Henry the Fourth and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth.
Plot: british history, shakespeare, king of england
Place: england
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Henry IV Part I (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince of Wales, has thrown over life at court in ...
Plot: british history, shakespeare, king of england
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 8.0
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Richard II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of ...
Plot: british history, shakespeare, king of england, king, corruption, rebel, evil king, nephew, aristocrat
Time: 14th century
Place: england
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Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In an ambitious and groundbreaking approach to drama and history featuring dramatic reconstruction, historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII's six wives.
Plot: british history, palace intrigue, arranged marriage, divorce, king of england, palace, castle, catholic church, religion
Time: 16th century
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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: clever, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: heist, rehearsal, strangulation, safecracker, gold, train ride, historic figure, horse carriage, british history, train robbery, crime, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, queen victoria, discipline, british soldier, british empire, british army, british history, russian soldier, honor, equestrian, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1960s
Place: istanbul turkey, england, russia, europe, canada ...
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 7.7
 105K
The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, based on true events, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: rivalry, aristocracy, lesbian, queen, british royal family, lgbt, manipulative behavior, member of parliament, abuse of power, fight for supremacy, love triangle, queen of england ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, bad ending, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, royal court, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, state affairs, political unrest, queen elizabeth i, queen, female protagonist, protestant, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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A Very English Scandal (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: British politician Jeremy Thorpe is accused of murdering his ex-lover and is forced to stand trial in 1979.
Plot: closeted homosexual, british history, dublin ireland, gay, gay lead character, homosexuality, true crime, dog walker, lgbt, member of parliament, attempted murder, secret life ...
Time: 1960s
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 7.5
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Elizabeth I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Elizabeth I may be remembered as the greatest monarch to rule England, but during her lifetime she was beset by enemies and hers was a life of constant battling.
Plot: queen, british history, palace intrigue, royal family, queen elizabeth i, reenactment, power, reconstruction, female protagonist, ambition, historian, rivalry
Time: 16th century
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Horrible Histories (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History
Country: UK
Story: Based on the best-selling children's books and liberally splattered with guts, blood and poo, a group of British comedians offer an anarchic and unconventional take on some of history's most gruesome and funny moments, with topics ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: historical character, political intrigue, ancient, crime and punishment, society, military, rivalry, head of state, dishonesty, family, state affairs, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 18th century, prehistory, 16th century, 17th century, 15th century ...
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Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years is an 8-part 1981 drama serial based on the life of Winston Churchill, and particularly his years in enforced exile from political position during the 1920s and 30s. It was written and directed by Ferdinand ...
Plot: exile, british history, member of parliament, prime minister, world war two, british soldier, political leader
Time: 1930s, 1920s
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The Lost Prince (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Lost Prince is an acclaimed British television drama about the life of Prince John – youngest child of Britain's King George V and Queen Mary – who died at the age of 13 in 1919. John suffered from epileptic seizures and an autism-like ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: disability, royal family, epilepsy, prince, society, intrigue, family relations, state affairs, family in crisis, countryside, nanny, epileptic seizure ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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The Massacre of Glencoe (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The true story of the events leading up to the infamous massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbells in February of 1692.
Plot: atrocity, sword, execution, murder, drunkenness, massacre, british royal family, betrayal, wig, historical event, musket, deadline ...
Time: 17th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands
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