British government movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant british government movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, political, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with british government, politics, suspense, murder, british, death, husband wife relationship, photograph, cigarette smoking and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.
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british government movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as british government: Apple Tree Yard (2017), Yes Minister (1980), The Thick of It (2005), The Salisbury Poisonings (2020), Operation Buffalo (2020), Official Secrets (2019), SAS: Red Notice (2021), Traitors (2019), Scandal (1989), The Crown (2016).

List of british government movies

Apple Tree Yard (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home, and a loving family. But appearances can be deceptive, and when she is approached by a charismatic stranger, she soon finds herself taking risks that she had never dreamt of before.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, captivating, art house ...
Plot: lost love, love affair, female scientist, british government, scientist, married, betrayal, murder trial, rapist, testimony, mysterious man, lover lover relationship ...
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
Style: sitcom, political, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: minister, british politics, secretary, government official, workplace situations, satire, british government, politician, power relations, boss and employee, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: sitcom, cynical, political, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: politics, political satire, state affairs, satire, workplace, workplace situations, politician, government official, society, political intrigue, british government, stupidity ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, tense, thought provoking
Plot: spy, poisoning, russian abroad, police officer, intoxication, father and daughter, chemical weapon, hospitalization, british police, british government, father daughter relationship, reconnaissance ...
Place: united kingdom, england
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Operation Buffalo (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A captivating drama set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being tested, as loyalty, love, and ...
Style: political, semi serious, captivating, humorous, political thriller
Plot: espionage, political satire, satire, national security, missing person, radiation, cold war, officer, commissioner, military, military base, politician ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: south australia, united kingdom, australia, britain, england ...
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Official Secrets (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun, who prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed ...
Style: political, suspenseful, psychological, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: whistleblower, spy, british politics, espionage, politics, lawyer, legal, iraq war, secret, cafe, investigation, blackmail ...
Time: year 2003, 2000s, year 2004
Place: kurdistan, london, washington d.c.
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SAS: Red Notice (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An off-duty SAS soldier, Tom Buckingham, must thwart a terror attack on a train running through the Channel Tunnel. As the action escalates on the train, events transpire in the corridors of power that may make the difference as to whether ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, perverse, surprise ending
Plot: swat team, hostage, hostile takeover, underground, sniper, commando mission, terrorism, special agents, military, hostage situation, deception, eavesdropping ...
Time: 2020s
Place: london, georgia, england, english channel, paris france
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Traitors (2019)
Genre: History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 1945 London. Feef is seduced by a rogue American spy into spying on her own country. Her task? To uncover a Russian agent in the heart of the British Government.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: spy, world war two, espionage, cia agent, double agent, british government, lovers, female agent, secret agents, female spy, suspense, special agents ...
Time: post world war two
Place: london
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: political, erotic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sex scandal, betrayal, spy, politics, lust, member of parliament, prostitute, british, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1962, year 1963, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, california, europe, scotland yard
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The Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, clever, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, queen elizabeth ii, monarchy, winston churchill, queen, politics, prime minister, british monarchy, monarch, suspense ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, buckingham palace, london, britain
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, political, sincere, dark ...
Plot: prison, ira, suicide, rebellion, idealism, irish republican army, police brutality, suffering, protest, prison life, prisoner, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, belfast
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, political, captivating ...
Plot: spy, conspiracy, investigation, corruption, murder, death, politics, marriage, idealism, suspense, obsession, cover up ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, germany, sudan, kenya, london ...
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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, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: journalist, refugee, hidden truth, investigation, murder, secrets, world war two, terrorism, mysticism, british government, josef stalin, love ...
Time: year 1947, post world war two
Place: britain, poland
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: gang, insanity, rape, violent, surrealism, psychology, drugs, distopia, violence, psychopath, brutality, murder ...
Time: future, year 1995, 20th century, 90s, 70s ...
Place: london, england, britain, europe, united kingdom
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Primeval (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, scenic
Plot: dinosaur, monster, experiment gone awry, escapades, dangerous animal, time travel, ancient mystery, survival, disaster, team, supernatural, belief ...
Time: jurassic, prehistory, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: england, europe, london
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Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, spy, undercover, espionage, british, nazi, luftwaffe, aviation, nazi germany, alien, secret mission, man on a mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, england, london, europe, netherlands ...
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Cleanskin (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While working undercover as a bodyguard to arms dealer Harry, former-soldier-turned-secret-service-agent Ewan survives a bloody shootout with a member of an Islamic terrorist cell who steals Harry's briefcase full of Semtex explosives and ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twisted ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, undercover, manhunt, spy, fighting crime, conspiracy, society, rivalry, undercover agent, secret service agent, muslim ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, britain, united kingdom
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Mr. Jones (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, UK, Ukraine
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cannibalism, journalist, journalism, communism, hunger, genocide, reporter, world war two, spy, writers, russian, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1933, year 1935, year 1957, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: ukraine, russia, berlin germany, london, germany ...
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Glorious 39 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: world war two, spy, life turned upside down, disorder, uncover truth, adoption, secret movement, war, betrayal, confined, conspiracy, government agent ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: disturbing, factual, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: palace, servant, british raj, colonialism, democracy, ethnic conflict, british empire, economics, promise, school, governor, celebration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1933, year 1945
Place: delhi, india, pakistan, new delhi, london
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6 Days (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, politics, commando mission, rescue, violence, hostage, siege, death, police, hostage situation, heroes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
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Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: sitcom, political, satirical, cynical, biting ...
Plot: satire, prime minister, british prime minister, economist, humour, government, lawyer, psychology, political satire, political humor, staff, secretary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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Colour It Yellow (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits ...
Style: inspirational, serious, entertaining, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: politics, sikh, rebelliousness, patriotism, coming of age, courage, society, state affairs, corruption, filmmaker, friends, dancing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia, london, delhi
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: political, harsh, brutal, bloody, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, politics, doctor, polygamy, dictator, atrocity, corruption, suspense, attempted murder, against humanity, torture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: islam, military, politics, culture clash, imperialism, siege, colonialism, wartime, british empire, battles, war, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, england, ireland, middle east ...
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, political, tricky ...
Plot: writers, twists and turns, politics, political conspiracy, investigation, suspense, writer's life, betrayal, secrets, spy, conspiracy, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new england, london, new york, massachusetts, england ...
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, non-linear, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: love, death, culture clash, couples, politics, writers, nude, sexualized violence, obsession, life philosophy, secrets, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, beijing china, north korea
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 111 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: rough, bleak, political, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, civil rights, rebellion, politics, terrorism, protest, ethnic conflict, fighting the system, state affairs, political unrest, social decay ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: ireland, california, england, israel, europe ...
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Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity, downfall, society, legal, state affairs, life is a bitch, politician, human rights, dictator ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998
Place: london, england
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: british royal family, world war two, royal family, british history, stuttering, disability, unlikely friendships, politics, british monarchy, king of england, historical character, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: england, britain, london, united kingdom, europe ...
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