Movies and TV shows set in britain

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in britain ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, captivating, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with british, friendship, mentor, dialogue, runaway, father son relationship, catastrophe, storytelling, romance and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as britain: The King's Speech (2010), The Favourite (2018), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Persuasion (2007), The Last Witness (2018), The Remains of the Day (1993), Centurion (2010), Carry on Spying (1964), Britannia (2017), Beast (2017).

List of movies set in britain

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, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, british history, destiny, state affairs, speech, radio, disability, historical character, treatment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
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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: based on true events, factual, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: rivalry, aristocracy, queen, lesbian, british royal family, lgbt, queen of england, favoritism, fight for supremacy, love triangle, abuse of power, member of parliament ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: romantic, witty, classic literature, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, fall in love, pride and honor, society, aristocracy, eligible bachelor, looking for love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, classic literature, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, captain, poetry, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, love and romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
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The Last Witness (2018)
Genre: History, Thriller
Country: UK, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during World War II, a secret kept hidden for far too many years.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, atmospheric
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: journalist, refugee, post world war two, buried truth, murder, investigation, secrets, danger, love
Time: year 1947
Place: britain
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The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, butler, jewish, loyalty, aristocracy, nazism, housekeeper, newspaper, flower, country house, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
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Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, soldier, behind enemy lines, violence, adventure, survival, sole survivor, on the run, ancient rome, battles, danger, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
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Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire's residents.
Style: captivating, witty, semi serious, feel good, ironic
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private investigator, mystery, female detective, investigation, partners, eccentricity, unconventional method, adventure
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
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Carry on Spying (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Carry On favourite Barbara Windsor makes her debut in this outrageous send-up of the James Bond movies. Fearless agent Desmond Simpkins and James Bind, aided and abetted by the comely Agent Honeybutt and Agent Crump, battle against the evil powers ...
Plot: undercover agent, farce, secret service, secret headquarters, female spy, top secret, spy, agent, parody, train, british, villain ...
Place: britain, england, austria, north africa
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Britannia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, sexy
Plot: druid, roman empire, enemy, redheaded woman, rite, female warrior, bow and arrow, strong female character, british army, love, power, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century, 40s
Place: britain
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Beast (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, suspicion, island, loner, dark past, psychological thriller, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, birthday, sister sister relationship, journalist, car accident ...
Time: 20th century
Place: britain
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10x10 (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lewis is an outwardly ordinary guy, but in reality he is hiding an obsession - revenge - against Cathy. Lewis kidnaps Cathy in broad daylight and takes her to his home, where he locks her in a soundproof cell and attempt to extract a dark secret ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: revenge, missing child, crimes, abduction, tied feet, murder, violence, beating, danger, dialogue, crime, maniac ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain
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Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, identity, music band, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
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The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting crime, crime, crimes, surveillance, criminal, law enforcement, undercover, master criminal, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, wiretap
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, britain
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: serious, gloomy, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, destructive relationship, heroin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, punk, bassist, punk rock, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, britain, usa ...
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The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage boy lives with his single mum in a flat in South London. Into the flat below moves an anti-social, former Rock God who faked his death 8 years ago. The teenage boy works out who the mysterious neighbour is and blackmails him into teaching ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, musician, neighbor, guitar, musician's life, teenage life, secret, ambition, youth, power relations, social misfits, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, britain
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SS-GB (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history novel. A British detective investigates a murder in German-occupied Britain during World War II.
Plot: murder, world war two, alternate reality, moral dilemma, occupation, infiltration, nazi flag, police detective, resistance, rebel, nazi officer, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s
Place: britain, england
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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: factual, realistic, based on true events, serious, light ...
Plot: royal family, british history, queen victoria, palace intrigue, monarchy, husband wife relationship, prime minister, power, politics, queen of england, european history, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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The Great Train Robbery (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Two-part BBC drama portraying The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963. The first part shows it from the point of view of the robbers, and the second part from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: train robbery, crime, gang, heist, criminal heroes, train, crimes, law enforcement, partners, train ride, group of criminals, notoriety ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, britain, scotland
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Carry on Cleo (1964)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty
Plot: roman empire, ancient egypt, slave, slave auction, cleopatra, master warrior, parody, intrigue, cavemen, julius caesar, rescue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, england, europe, britain
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Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, parents and children, juvenile delinquent, group therapy, gay father, confined, teenage life, youth, violence, family relations, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain, england
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: gay, boarding school, politics, boarding school life, coming of age, gender, romance, gay relationship, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, soviet union ...
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, soldier, honor, wilderness, legends and myths, danger, master and servant, heroes, adventure, culture clash, lone hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, europe, britain, scotland, scottish highlands
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Mutiny on the Buses (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, witty ...
Plot: bus, working class, ego clash, sitcom, cons and scams, lechery, strike, chaos and mayhem, relationship vs career, workplace situations, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, britain
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Their Finest (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and ...
Style: propaganda film
Plot: filmmaking, war propaganda, working woman, screenwriter, bomb shelter, war hero, agent, world war two, dog, actor, sexism, cinema ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: britain, america, england
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When the Lights Went Out (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Yorkshire, 1974, the Maynard family moves into their dream house. It's a dream that quickly descends into a panic stricken nightmare as the family discovers a horrifying truth, a truth that will make the history books. The house is already ...
Style: scary, bleak, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, exorcism, family in danger, teenage life, danger, family relations, seance, fear, mother daughter relationship, power outage, poltergeist, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, britain
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, sexual relations, infidelity, love triangle, obsession, social differences, betrayal, adultery, wheelchair, dysfunctional marriage, war injury, extramarital affair ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, britain, france
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, military, imperialism, colonialism, islam, desert, redemption, sex, loyalty, slave, battle, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, africa, sudan, britain, europe ...
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Hampstead (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emily Walters is an American widow living a peaceful, uneventful existence in the idyllic Hampstead Village of London, when she meets a local recluse, Donald Horner. For 17 years, Donald has lived—wildly yet peacefully—in a ramshackle hut near ...
Plot: widow, snob, trial, widower, wilderness, eviction, senior citizen, land developer, friendship, park, court case, shack ...
Place: britain
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Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, motivational, light, intense ...
Plot: skiing, determination, life, olympics, coach, athlete, dream, obsession, follow your dream, destiny, unlikely friendships, following a dream ...
Place: britain, england, london
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