Movies and TV shows set in london

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in london ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, clever, stylized, entertaining, humorous and talky films and TV shows about / with mentor, british, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, friendship, destiny, adaptation, vengeance and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as london: Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), The Young Victoria (2009), Spice World (1997), Redemption (2013), Green Street Hooligans (2005), Dorian Gray (2009), Legend (2015), Sherlock Holmes (2009), London Has Fallen (2016), About a Boy (2002).

List of movies set in london

Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: realistic, touching, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, queen, aristocracy, royal court, couple relations, love and romance, queen victoria, marriage, politics, destiny, head of state, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: london, england, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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 3.4
 31K
Spice World (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls") and others in their everyday ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bus, music, media, music band, friendship, performer's life, desire for fame, celebrity culture, on the road, paparazzi, disorder, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
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 6.2
 61K
Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, redemption, haunted by the past, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, homeless, crimes, nun, chase, gangster, chinese mafia, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, buddies, friendship, rivalry, lifestyle, self discovery, fist fighting, obsession, soccer, uninhibited rivalry, social decay, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, harvard university
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 6.3
 57K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: deal with the devil, love and romance, society, physical appearance, aristocracy, fall in love, painting, immortality, high society, obsession, artist, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.0
 133K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crime, twins, rise and fall, violence, brother brother relationship, mental illness, organized crime, husband wife relationship, violent, anti-hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: humorous, exciting, dark humor, witty, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, crimes, friends, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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 7.6
 543K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: captivating, exciting, entertaining, humorous, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, prodigy, partners, sherlock holmes, hotshot hero, murder, intelligence, adventure, mystery, scheme ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
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London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist attack, danger, assassination, save the day, heroes, secret service, president, surveillance, conspiracy, hostage, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, nevada, scotland yard, pakistan ...
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 7.1
 159K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: friendship, single parent, mentor, age difference, depression, dysfunctional family, coming of age, couples, family problems, parents and children, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
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Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jonny dreams of leaving his dead-end job as a courier. Through his childhood best friend, nephew of the notorious crime lord Ray Kreed, he wins his way into the toughest gang in North London. Hungry for action, Jonny sparks a feud between Ray's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, brutal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, rivalry, friendship, organized crime, gang war, criminal heroes, dishonesty, ambition, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soccer, sport, friendship, culture clash, generation gap, coach, tradition, family, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany ...
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, crimes, state affairs, political thriller, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester
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 6.9
 29K
Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, friendship, kidnapping, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, orphanage, boarding school, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, parents and children, actor, death, single parent, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, rehearsal, doctor ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.1
 241K
Notting Hill (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a ...
Style: touching, witty, sentimental, clever, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: paparazzi, fame, coincidence, roommate, friendship, press conference, movie star, wheelchair, opposites attract, ordinary person, social differences, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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I Give It a Year (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a quick courtship, two lovers hastily decide to tie the knot. As their first year of marriage unfolds, temptation and incompatibility put their relationship in jeopardy.
Style: feel good, romantic, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: up and down relationship, unlikely couple, love triangle, newlyweds, couple relations, love and romance, in-laws, marital problem, husband wife relationship, newlywed, married couple, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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 7.2
 83K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: touching, humorous, sweet, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, fish out of water, bear, anthropomorphic animal, explorer, jungle, kids and family, adoption, escape, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, peru, europe
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 7.6
 383K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, infidelity, fall in love, unlikely couple, love at first sight, romance, multiple storylines, wooing, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, wisconsin ...
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 6.8
 34K
Wild Target (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, apprentice, assassin, surveillance, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, danger, love and romance, reluctant partners, crime, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.8
 256K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, family secret, lovers, romance, encounter, family relations, life changing experience, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
Style: exciting, cynical, entertaining, intellectual, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, mind game, hotshot hero, mystery, verbal byplay, master villain, partners against crime, escapades, intelligence, detective inspector, steampunk ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, switzerland ...
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 6.4
 33K
The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: infidelity, alcoholic, poet, sex, actor's life, temptation, love and romance, libertine, dying, fired from the job, dying words, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.6
 2K
The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, police station, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, crime, partners, workplace situations, society, inspector, police, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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 6.2
 77K
Blitz (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, revenge, murder, police detective, law enforcer killer, cop as target, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, stalking, police brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans, new jersey
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Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, misfit, friends, immigrants, cons and scams, crime, fighting the system, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
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 5.7
 4K
How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, introspection, unfulfillment, self discovery, lifestyle, hopes, youth, musician, musician's life, couples, midlife crisis, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.9
 5K
Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday, a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of despair, Ciel strikes a deal with a demon - his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, supernatural ability, butler, deal with the devil, investigation, young heroes, supernatural, rich and poor, chess, queen, murder, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.5
 117K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, mercenary, violence, ex military, desert, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, mexico, england, europe ...
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