Movies and TV shows set in united kingdom

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in united kingdom ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic and serious films and TV shows about / with dog, murder, danger, woman, society, british, airplane, death, investigation and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as united kingdom: The Foreigner (2017), A Very English Scandal (2018), Grantchester (2014), Scott & Bailey (2011), Des (2020), The Fall (2013), Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019), William & Kate (2011), The Queen's Corgi (2019), The Salisbury Poisonings (2020).

List of movies set in united kingdom

 7.0
 112K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: revenge, one against many, tough guy, justice, bomb, terrorism, obsession, death of daughter, terrorist, warning, betrayal, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, ireland, america, usa, northern ireland ...
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A Very English Scandal (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: British politician Jeremy Thorpe is accused of murdering his ex-lover and is forced to stand trial in 1979.
Style: captivating, light, humorous, tense, queer cinema
Plot: lgbt, british history, closeted homosexual, gay, politics, secret life, ex lover, politician, friend, witness, conspiracy, blackmail ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: united kingdom, london, dublin ireland, california
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 7.9
 13K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, priest, murder, police detective, partners, who done it, village, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: D.C. Rachel Bailey and D.C. Janet Scott have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate murders for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female partner, law enforcement, best friends, crimes, friends, relationship vs career, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: united kingdom, england, manchester, europe
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 7.6
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Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative
Plot: true crime, serial killer, detective inspector, murder, police, murderer, who done it, death, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective, serial murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
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 8.1
 102K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, female detective, police detective, police investigation, policewoman, crimes, forensics, law enforcement, coworker, victim, evidence, violence against women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, united kingdom, northern ireland, belfast
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Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, society, life philosophy, escapades, world politics, rivalry, ambition, disorder, political intrigue, political unrest, political activism, member of parliament ...
Time: 21st century, year 2016, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, england
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William & Kate (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: William & Kate is the first of two unrelated American television films about the relationship between Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton (now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), directed by Mark Rosman and written by ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: british royal family, royalty, royal family, love and romance, couples, social differences, fall in love, paparazzi, private vs public, state affairs, society, royal court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: united kingdom, england, europe, africa
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The Queen's Corgi (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: "The Queen's Corgi" is about the adventure of Rex, the British monarch's most beloved dog, who loses track of his mistress and stumbles across a clan with dogs of all kinds confronting and fighting each other. During his epic ...
Style: light, sweet, feel good, captivating, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, puppy, cartoon dog, palace, journey, queen of england, animal life, adventure, british, animal shelter, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: buckingham palace, united kingdom, england
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The Salisbury Poisonings (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: In March 2018 Salisbury became the site of an unprecedented national emergency. This three-part dramatisation focuses on the extraordinary heroism shown by the local community.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, suspense
Plot: spy, russian abroad, british government, poisoning, chemical weapon, father daughter relationship, hospitalization, police officer, father and daughter, intoxication, reconnaissance, prospector ...
Place: united kingdom
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 6.3
 5K
All Is True (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, touching
Plot: father daughter relationship, british history, playwright, historical figure, family secret, retirement, church, husband wife relationship, shakespeare, society, fictional biography, gardening ...
Time: 17th century
Place: united kingdom
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Zombies Have Fallen (2017)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young woman (Tansy Parkinson) who possesses the supernatural powers and visions of an upcoming apocalypse is aided by a retired bounty hunter who must protect her from those who wish to use her abilities for evil.
Style: suspense, futuristic, captivating, psychotronic, exciting ...
Plot: super strength, heroine, supernatural, zombie apocalypse, zombie, woman, supernatural power, fate of humanity, survival, characters in danger, showdown, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century
Place: united kingdom
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The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, state affairs, forbidden love, monarchy, paparazzi, love and romance, couple relations, prince, crown prince, scandal, society, queen ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, london
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 7.8
 11K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, amateur detective, clergy, uncover truth, priest, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, law enforcement, church, police investigation, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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 7.0
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Father Brown (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown was a Catholic priest who doubled as an amateur detective in order to solve mysteries.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: priest, amateur detective, religion, religions or cults, society, rivalry, good versus evil, mystery, clergy, crimes, criminal heroes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, united kingdom
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, whodunit, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, private investigator ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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Brothers of War (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a bitter rivalry between two brothers finally erupts into bloody, life-changing violence it is younger bother Greg who signs up for frontline battle in France. Greg discovers a world of uncompromising brutality as we follow him on his journey ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, sibling relationship, sibling rivalry, soldier, violence, brutality, brother, british soldier, enemy, torture, brother brother relationship, human ...
Place: united kingdom, germany, france
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Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An evil sorceress transports the gang back to the age of chivalrous knights, spell-casting wizards, and fire-breathing dragons.
Style: feel good, captivating, exciting, entertaining, light
Audience: kids
Plot: dog, mystery, friendship, friends, amateur detective, joust, cartoon dog, knight, investigation, king, kingdom, wizards and magicians ...
Place: united kingdom
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101 Dalmatian Street (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the adventures of eldest siblings Dolly and Dylan, their Mum Delilah and Dad Doug, and their 97 younger brothers and sisters as they embark on urban adventures and extreme sibling rivalry. Together, the pups explore growing up and finding ...
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: anthropomorphism, talking animals, animal protagonist, dog, disney, dalmatian, cartoon dog, talking dog, puppy, furry
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, united kingdom, england, london
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Virgins of Sherwood Forest (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Roberta is a low-budget movie director dealing with numerous problems on the set of her current production. When she is accidently hit on the head, she is knocked unconscious and dreams of living in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest.
Style: sex comedy, parody, humorous, captivating, light ...
Plot: foreplay, sexploitation, robin hood, medieval, lust, sexual desire, disguise, seduction, time travel, erotica, thief, seductress ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s
Place: united kingdom, england, europe
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 5.9
 5K
Hurricane (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach, fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles, driven across Europe by the German war ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: air battle, world war two, hurricane, air force, warplane, pilot, fighter plane, killed in action, friendship, heroic mission, death, flying ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: united kingdom
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 7.2
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Cutting It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Allie Henshall and Gavin Ferraday are partners in love and business. They own Henshall Ferraday hair salon, where Allie's sisters Darcey and Sydney work alongside them. As Allie and Gavin consider taking over a vacant property across the road, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: business, hairdresser, rivalry, family relations, passion, family business, salon
Time: 2000s
Place: england, united kingdom, northern england, manchester, europe
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Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (2003)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Animation
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor, a time-traveling alien explorer, is sent by his people, the Time Lords, to liberate a small town in England from the tyrannical rule of a race of alien lava creatures called the Shalka.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, visually appealing
Plot: alien, robot, time travel, alien invasion, mind control, man with no name, british military, time machine, village, human alien, black hole, underground ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, new zealand
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Their Finest (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Sweden, France
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: captivating, humorous, disturbing, thought provoking, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: filmmaking, world war two, war propaganda, screenwriter, lie, friendship, journalist, romance, agent, cheating boyfriend, working woman, dog ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: united kingdom, england, dunkirk, london, america ...
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xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, intense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: tough guy, lone hero, spy, secret agents, extreme sports, weapons, cia agent, revenge, back from the dead, fight, mission, car chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, dominican republic, the philippines, london, big ben london ...
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 3.9
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Flowerman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Loving wife & mother Sarah is abducted by intelligent and forensically aware psychopath Nigel. The family and the police are subjected to a manipulation of the reality that surrounds them. Relating to the darkest side of the human character ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: family relations, marriage, brother sister relationship, suburbs, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, obsession, mother daughter relationship, divorce, loss of wife, british, investigation ...
Place: england, united kingdom
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His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense, dark, dark fantasy
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child protagonist, magic, parallel universe, friendship, prophecy, children, travel, conspiracy, church, alternate universe, talking animals, arctic ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: united kingdom, london, norway
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Kill Your Friends (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, rough
Plot: music business, music industry, murder, killer, secret, psychopath, criminal, ambition, criminal as protagonist, rivalry, plan gone wrong, lie ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, year 1983, year 1981, year 1996 ...
Place: united kingdom, germany, london, texas, austin texas ...
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Come Fly with Me (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy series set in a busy airport and on the departing and arriving flights, featuring characters played by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Style: parody, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: airport, satire, passenger, everyday life, staff, workplace, stewardess, cross dressing, tourist, pilot, society, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Style: exciting, ridiculous, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret organization, espionage, undercover, secret service, mentor, british, child spy, undercover agent, one against many, tough guy, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014, year 1997
Place: england, united kingdom, britain, london, rio de janeiro ...
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