Movies and TV shows set in cornwall

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in cornwall ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, humorous, semi serious and feel good films and TV shows about / with family relations, husband wife relationship, death, british, love and romance, beach, storytelling, father daughter relationship, village and dog plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cornwall: Poldark (2015), Rebecca (2020), Summer in February (2013), Saving Grace (2000), Fisherman’s Friends (2019), My Cousin Rachel (2017), All the Little Animals (1998), Lovespell (1981), Tristan & Isolde (2006), About Time (2013).

List of movies set in cornwall

 8.3
 31K
Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: family saga, captivating, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, love and romance, family relations, society, love affair, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, social differences, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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 6.0
 40K
Rebecca (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, psychological, lgbt cinema, suspenseful ...
Plot: estate, incestuous relationship, mystery, aristocrat, incest, love and romance, husband wife relationship, obsession, haunted by the past, housekeeper, dark past, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: cornwall, monte carlo, england, french riviera
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Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, lifestyle, love affair, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1914, year 1915 ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
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 6.9
 18K
Saving Grace (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unexpectedly widowed, prim and proper housewife Grace Trevethyn finds herself in dire financial straits when she inherits massive debts her late husband had been accruing for years. Faced with losing her house, she decides to use her talent for ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marijuana, family problems, drug dealing, small town life, drug dealer, crimes, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, partners in crime, small town, drug lord, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, cornwall, london, europe
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Fisherman’s Friends (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties. Based on the true-life story of Cornish folk band, Fisherman's Friends.
Style: humorous, realistic, disturbing, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: fisherman, remote village, friendship, choir, village, artist, singer, musician, ambition, society, coastal town, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 2011, year 1968, year 1964, year 2010
Place: cornwall, london
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My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: suspicion, love, revenge, death, lawyer, lie, trust, humiliation, christmas, fear, doctor, widow ...
Place: cornwall, florence
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All the Little Animals (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An emotionally challenged young man named Bobby (Christian Bale) runs away from home in order to escape his abusive stepfather who has killed his pets. He meets an old man, Mr. Summers (John Hurt), who spends his time traveling and giving burials to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, touching, psychological
Plot: mental illness, murder, pets, on the run, brain damage, ladybug, teenage life, vengeance, society, crimes, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: cornwall, london
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 5.1
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Lovespell (1981)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Romantic tragedy, the story of Tristan and Isolde.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, true love, tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, young lovers, head of state, unfulfillment, rivalry, romance, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, cornwall, europe, britain
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Tristan & Isolde (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.
Style: touching, exciting, romantic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, knight, romance, true love, medieval, love affair, legends and myths, betrayal, infidelity, tragic love, swords and armor, king ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, cornwall, europe, san francisco
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 7.8
 337K
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, changing the past or future, true love, life, sent to the past, family secret, rain, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
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The Bad Education Movie (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mr Wickers and his class go on one final school trip after they finish their GCSEs.
Style: funny, feel good, satirical, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, teacher, school teacher, rebel, satire, coup, escapades, coup d'etat, male nudity, swan, gay stereotype, pubic hair
Place: cornwall
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The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sir James Forbes arrives in a remote Cornish village to identify a mysterious plague afflicting the population. Local squire Charles, a disciple of Haitian witchcraft, is using the voodoo magic to resurrect the dead to work in his decrepit and ...
Style: slasher, serious, mind bending, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: zombie, investigation, hypnosis, countryside, village, voodoo, witchcraft, plague, child in peril, supernatural ability, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: haiti, caribbean, cornwall, england, europe
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 6.1
 4K
The Reptile (1966)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry and Valerie Spalding arrive in the remote Cornish village to an unwelcoming and suspicious population. Harry's brother dies suddenly, bitten by a lethal reptilian bite. They befriend a young woman Anna whose tyrannical father controls her ...
Style: scary, serious, slasher, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, metamorphosis, village life, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, plague, imperialism, religions or cults, nosy, family relations, heroes, zombie ...
Time: 60s
Place: cornwall
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 7.4
 60K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, teasing, family in danger, self defense, revenge, brutality, village life, vengeance, breaking point, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe
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Ladies in Lavender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, violinist, friendship, romance, human nature, village life, polish, sister sister relationship, foreigner, rivalry, village, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe, london, new jersey ...
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 5.1
 3K
Blue Juice (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: JC is the hero of the Cornish surfing community. Staring thirty hard in the face, he fears that the wave that has carried him through a prolonged adolescence is heading for the rocks as his girlfriend pressures him for commitment and his friends ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: surfing, friendship, lifestyle, fish out of water, drug dealing, romance, best friends, buddies, coming of age, dancing, sport, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, cornwall, england, london, hawaii ...
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 6.3
 2K
Jamaica Inn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: petty criminal, couples, murder, dangerous attraction, smuggling, romancing a criminal, woman in danger, crimes, innkeeper, hotel, who to trust, escape attempt ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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 7.6
 2K
Doc Martin (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doc Martin tells the tale of Martin Clunes' character in the film, in the months leading up to the Saving Grace story. Martin Bamford is a heart-broken London obstetrician, in a jealous rage after he finds out that his wife has been sleeping ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, sincere
Plot: starting over, introspection, infidelity, dishonesty, homecoming, village, husband wife relationship, adultery, romance, social relations, village life, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, cornwall
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 6.7
 3K
Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: captivating, touching, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, sea disaster, sea, ship, chess, prejudice, xenophobia ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, wales, hamburg germany ...
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 7.2
 835
Wycliffe (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Wycliffe is a British television series, based on W. J. Burley's novels about Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe. It was produced by HTV and broadcast on the ITV Network, following a pilot episode on 7 August 1993, between 24 July 1994 ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police
Place: england, cornwall
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Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, travelling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediately makes friends with pretty ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: nasa, time travel, fish out of water, king arthur, camelot, astronaut, jousting, time machine, disorder, friends, young heroes, adventure ...
Place: england, usa, europe, connecticut, cornwall
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Siege of the Saxons (1963)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: King Arthur learns one of his knights is plotting to take over and marry his daughter. After the King's death, the Knight wishing to marry the princess is ordered by the great wizard Merlin to remove the sword from the scabbard and prove his ...
Plot: knight, king arthur, wizards, camelot, excalibur, hunter, medieval, joust, father daughter relationship, cave, bandit, crown ...
Place: cornwall
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 6.5
 293
Jamaica Inn (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: The respected squire of a quiet Cornish village is in reality the leader of a gang of murderous pirates who attack passing ships, kill their crews and steal their cargoes.
Plot: pirate, hotel, evil man, murder
Time: 19th century
Place: cornwall
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The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him! It all ends happily, but not before ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sexy, talky ...
Plot: pirate, opera, destiny, escapades, heroes, leadership, romance, mute or deaf, adventure, love and romance, friends, victorian england ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: cornwall, australia, new york
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All Creatures Great and Small (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: All Creatures Great and Small is a British television series, based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. Ninety episodes were aired over two three-year runs. The first run was based ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: veterinarian, pets, medical, workplace, doctors and patients, family relations, family business, village life, boss and employee, animal training, veterinary clinic, animal life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, cornwall
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Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: giant, viking, kidnapping, castle, adventurer, genie, princess, battles, friends, farm, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: cornwall
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When the Whales Came (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and the whales who sometimes come. Meanwhile WWI is making life ...
Plot: whale, island, beach, recluse, deafness, girl, boy, anti war, weirdo, family relations, redemption, bird ...
Time: 1910s
Place: cornwall
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 7.6
 245
Wild West (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Wild West is a situation comedy screened from October 2002 until 2004 starring Dawn French and Catherine Tate. It was described as a dark comedy from the pen of Simon Nye and was filmed on location in Cornwall. Set in the hamlet of St Gweep, Wild ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: wife swapping, small town, weirdo, friend, witchcraft, pub, store, community, post office, british humour
Place: cornwall
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To the Lighthouse (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A faithful dramatization of Virginia Woolf's novel. A lecturer, his family, the spinster Aunt Lily, an old friend, and a student, Charles Tansley, spend a summer in an isolated house in Cornwall just before World War I. The stern Mr. Ramsay ...
Plot: modernism, flashback, mother daughter relationship, painting, wedding, conscientious objector, death in childbirth, island, thunderstorm, beach, expedition, modern art ...
Time: edwardian era, year 1914
Place: cornwall
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They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists are possessed by an alien force when they investigate a meteor shower in a rural field.
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, farm, plague, zombie, moon base, distant planet, moon, spacecraft, space travel, alien encounter, space wars, benign alien ...
Place: kansas, cornwall
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