British army movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant british army movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with british army, soldier, military, british soldier, gun, war, battles, death, brutality and british plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as british army: Journey's End (2017), Dunkirk (2017), 1917 (2019), My Boy Jack (2007), Zulu (1964), Kilo Two Bravo (2014), Too Late the Hero (1970), Lancaster Skies (2019), The Patrol (2013), Bloody Sunday (2002).

List of british army movies

Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: trench warfare, british army, world war one, army, officer, homosexual subtext, battles, fear, battle, nightmare, rifle, explosion ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: france
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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, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, british army, heroes, battles, british history, british empire, war, massacre, british soldier, rescue, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 70s ...
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
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 7.8
 573K
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, dramatic, epic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rescue mission, british history, wartime, warship, war, survival, evacuation, british army, military officer, army, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: europe, france, english channel, england, united kingdom ...
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 8.3
 460K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, epic ...
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, soldier, british army, race against time, british soldier, british military, behind enemy lines, pursuit, brother brother relationship, storytelling, chaos ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century
Place: france
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 7.1
 5K
My Boy Jack (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 17-year-old son after he goes missing during WWI.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: world war one, battles, military, family relations, british army, teenage life, war, officers and cadets, missing person, parents and children, father son relationship, battlefield ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: england, germany, france, dublin ireland
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 7.7
 37K
Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, exciting, psychological, serious, epic ...
Plot: siege, military, human spirit, battles, native, soldier, british army, war, british empire, survival, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 60s, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, united kingdom, england
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 7.1
 12K
Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, rough, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, minefield, bravery, desert, military, british army, heroic mission, danger, battle zone, military life, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel, starvation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, post world war one ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rescue, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
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Lancaster Skies (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Douglas, a broken, solitary, Spitfire Ace, must overcome his past to lead a Lancaster bomber crew in the pivotal aerial war over Berlin, in 1944.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: raf, world war two, british army, secret, aviation, killed in action, camaraderie, teamwork, trust, friendship between men, leadership, male friendship ...
Time: year 1943
Place: england, berlin germany, germany
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 4.3
 950
The Patrol (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Morocco
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, war, military, isolation, military life, british army, confined, danger, chaos, desert, anti war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
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 7.6
 24K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, ira, fighting the system, political unrest, state affairs, conflict, protest, social problems, social decay, life is a bitch, society, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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 6.8
 12K
Britannia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: druid, roman empire, enemy, celtic, bow and arrow, strong female character, roman soldier, rite, british army, power, redheaded woman, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 1940s, 1st century, 40s
Place: britain
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 7.3
 9K
Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, battles, destiny, military, politics, state affairs, military life, betrayal, tragic hero, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, england, new zealand ...
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Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: During the Peninsular War in Spain against the French, Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington and is promoted to Lieutenant. In order to pay the troops Wellesley needs a money draft from the banker ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: napoleonic wars, battles, military, adventure, war, wartime life, british army, escapades, military life, promotion, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal
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The Last Post (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in the mid-sixties, in which a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families deal with the challenges of politics, love and war in British-controlled Aden.
Plot: military police, army, military, soldier, british army, marriage, military officer, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, sex scene
Time: 60s, 1960s
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 7.7
 4K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: female soldier, soldier, army, military life, military, self discovery, basic training, doctor, officers and cadets, military base, power relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, afghanistan
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 7.6
 2K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Leaving school with no qualifications, Molly ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, tense
Plot: parents and children, military, self discovery, military base, military life, basic training, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, soldier, petty job, british army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, soldier, heroes, british soldier, heroic mission, captivity, kidnapping, daring rescue, war, crimes, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: portugal, europe
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, golden years, youth, romance, equality, boarding school, politics, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, post world war two, year 1983
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
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The Virgin Soldiers (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The core of the plot is the romantic triangle formed by the protagonist, a conscripted soldier named Private Brigg; a worldly professional soldier named Sergeant Driscoll, and Phillipa Raskin, the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major. The ...
Plot: virgin, british army, soldier, circumcision, riot, gay soldier, homoeroticism, young soldier, sex, jungle, battle, battles ...
Place: singapore
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The Mark of Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a bomb kills their company commander in Iraq, British soldiers Treacle and Shane are ordered to round up suspects and use torture on the detainees. Back home, the press gets the story and the pair achieves instant infamy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: soldier, court martial, pow, racism, military, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, political unrest, officers and cadets, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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Jungle Fighters (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a play by Willis Hall. A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts. As they ...
Style: suspense
Plot: soldier, world war two, british army, anti war, jungle, army, crushed to death, shot in the face, patrol, fistfight, explosion, man crying ...
Time: year 1942
Place: burma, southeast asia
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 7.9
 13K
The Hill (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a ...
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, prison, desert, military, punishment, soldier, racism, torture, british army, hill, sadism, military prison ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: sahara, africa, libya, north africa, germany
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 6.8
 56K
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, in the woods, soldier, survival, full moon, beast, gory, wilderness, showdown, standoff, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, wales, scottish highlands, england
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 8.1
 153K
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, irony, spy, duel ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 1700s
Place: ireland, england, prussia, europe, belgium ...
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 7.8
 257K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, tragic love, world war two, false accusation, innocence, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, lovers apart, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Occupied France, 1940. A Nazi Commander discovers one of his prisoners, Danny is a champion boxer. He forces him to fight for his company's entertainment. But the POWs realise they can use these contests, as cover for an audacious breakout, ...
Style: brutal, suspense, complex, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, dying, pow, soldier, survival, life & death, moral dilemma, german, surrounded, danger, british army, fight scenes ...
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 6.9
 11K
Black 47 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: poverty, starvation, deserter, revenge, manhunt, hunger, oppression, desperation, brutality, death, injustice, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: ireland
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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, heroes, battles, escapades, crumbling marriage, rivalry, war, soldier, adventure, couples, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, europe
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