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, interesting, talky and witty films and TV shows about / with british, dialogue, mentor, runaway, drinking alcohol, catastrophe, culture clash, storytelling, life philosophy and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
london movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as london: About Time (2013), Love Actually (2003), Finding Neverland (2004), About a Boy (2002), Sherlock (2010), Notting Hill (1999), V for Vendetta (2006), A Long Way Down (2014), Mary Poppins (1964), City of Vice (2008).

List of movies set in london

About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, romance, life philosophy, true love, changing the past or future, life, fall in love, sent to the past, looking for love, father son relationship, love ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: london, cornwall, england
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
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, romantic, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, love and romance, love, holiday, marriage, love story, relationships, couple relations, first love, looking for love, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, marseille, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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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, inspirational, clever, sad ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids
Plot: parents and children, friendship, writers, single parent, writer's life, death, family relations, artists and showbiz, human nature, funeral, actor, coming of age ...
Time: edwardian era, future, 50s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
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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: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: coming of age, father son relationship, friendship, mentor, dating, single father, dysfunctional family, single parent, loneliness, christmas, motherhood, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, britain, united kingdom, europe
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Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, murder mystery, mastermind, private detective, friendship, partners, riddles and clues, mind game, intelligence, british, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, scotland yard, europe
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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, feel good, romantic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fame, opposites attract, love, social differences, romance, male female relationship, paparazzi, friendship, power of love, ordinary person, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
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V for Vendetta (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, philosophical, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, distopia, fighting the system, revenge, freedom, vengeance, society, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, masked vigilante, superhero ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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A Long Way Down (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When they meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family.
Style: touching, emotional, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, new year, new year's eve, direction and purpose, introspection, unfulfillment, group of strangers, coping, cause and meaning, dull life, mental illness, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: magic, nanny, female protagonist, mischievous children, imagination, kite, disney, banker, brother sister relationship, levitation, child's point of view, adventure ...
Time: edwardian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: london, england, united kingdom, europe, east end london ...
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: blind character, murder, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, prostitution, gang, police, novelist, brothel, partners against crime, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, england
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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.
Style: feel good, romantic, funny, light, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love story, love and romance, love, love triangle, thirtysomething life, opposites attract, looking for love, christmas, flirting, couples, holiday, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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Cruella (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to ...
Style: colourful, light, captivating, psychotronic, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fashion, disney, villain, female villain, fashion designer, robbery, designer, villainess, personality change, dalmatian, criminal, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1965
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain, europe
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Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, captivating, suspenseful, dark fantasy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: supernatural, butler, investigation, master and servant, demon, young heroes, supernatural ability, evil force, jack the ripper, deal with the devil, murder, aristocracy ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom, europe
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The Football Factory (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, it's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo Saxon males fed up with being told ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, dark humor, lifestyle, gangsters, violence, working class, gang, football, dysfunctional family, organized crime, violence spree, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, australia, europe
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Performance (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.
Style: surreal, sexy, atmospheric, psychedelic, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, surrealism, rock star, sex, rock and roll, basement, violence, murder, organized crime, on the run, character study, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: london, england, europe, liverpool, tokyo ...
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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: mind bending, tense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, missing person, school, mystery, kindergarten, journalism, crimes, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
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Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Plot: immigrants, blackmail, hotel, working class, muslim, friendship, illegal immigration, maid, black market, theft, character study, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, nigeria, latin america, europe ...
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Ruby Red (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Gwendolyn Shepherd is a normal 16-year-old, but her family holds a secret: A time-travel gene is expressed in the clan inherited, but not every member of the family is blessed with. Everyone is certain that Gwen's cousin Charlotte has the gene. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: time travel, teenage love, supernatural ability, love and romance, youth, teen romance, supernatural, supernatural romance, prophecy, strong female character, young heroes, time machine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, germany
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Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: disturbing, talky, witty, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, existentialism, drifter, rapist, sexual humiliation, character study, humiliation, rape, nihilism, loneliness, rough sex, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom, manchester
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 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: touching, romantic, dramatic, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, queen victoria, aristocracy, royal court, royalty, queen, queen of england, marriage, love and romance, arranged marriage, politics, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: london, england, buckingham palace, europe, belgium
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The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.
Style: light, humorous, fairy tale, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, mouse, talking animals, investigation, good versus evil, adventure, sherlock holmes, rat, assistant, private detective, rescue, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 80s, 1890s
Place: london, england, big ben london, europe, britain ...
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The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, neo noir, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, marijuana, british, tough guy, gang, crimes, money, crime boss, swearing, criminal underworld, ambition ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Style: humorous, twists and turns, melancholic, talky, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: serial killer, magic, investigation, journalism, multiple storylines, mystery, journalist, murder investigation, police investigation, student, uncover truth, suspicion of murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, united kingdom, europe
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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.
Style: sexy, romantic, affectionate, intellectual, art house ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, racism, gays and lesbians, closeted homosexual, pakistani, lgbt, lgbtq, politics, culture clash, romance, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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An Education (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: realistic, sexy, talky, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: age difference, coming of age, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, betrayal, self discovery, teenage girl, virginity, teenage life, youth, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: london, paris france, france, england, oxford university ...
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: working class, drug addiction, heroin, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, addiction, violence, drugs, drug addict, gangsters, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: cerebral, surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, art house ...
Plot: photographer, voyeurism, murder witness, fashion, fashion photographer, cover up, sex, surveillance, corpse, free love, fashion model, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
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Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, cynical, erotic, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, love triangle, love affair, stripper, betrayal, love, photographer, love at first sight, depression, romance, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city, england
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RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, stylized, humorous, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crimes, organized crime, dark humor, gang leader, mafia, cons and scams, heist, crime gone awry, robbery, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, virus, apocalypse, survival, epidemic, zombie apocalypse, infected, rage, end of the world, plague, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, manchester ...
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