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, clever, suspense and sincere films and TV shows about / with british government, politics, husband wife relationship, murder, death, state affairs, father son relationship, british, cigarette smoking and kiss plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as british government: Apple Tree Yard (2017), Scandal (1989), The Last Witness (2018), Mr. Jones (2019), Operation Buffalo (2020), Glorious 39 (2009), Official Secrets (2019), Traitors (2019), Viceroy's House (2017), 6 Days (2017).

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: sincere, touching, captivating, psychological
Plot: lost love, married, scientist, female scientist, rapist, murder trial, love affair, mother child relationship, betrayal, testimony, mental disorder, mysterious man ...
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 6.5
 5K
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: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, sentimental ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, dishonesty, society, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
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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, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: journalist, refugee, buried truth, murder, secrets, investigation, danger, love, josef stalin, british government, knife held to throat, kiss ...
Time: year 1947, post world war two
Place: britain
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 6.9
 8K
Mr. Jones (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, UK, Ukraine
Duration: 141 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. ...
Plot: journalist, communism, hunger, genocide, journalism, cannibalism, soviet, josef stalin, riding a bicycle, mysterious death, sausage, shot in the back ...
Time: year 1957, year 1933, pre world war two, year 1935, 1930s
Place: ukraine, soviet union, ussr, germany, berlin germany ...
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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 thriller, political
Plot: british empire, dust, commissioner, attorney, engineer, footprint, officer, espionage, national security, smoking, australian, british army ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1956
Place: britain, south australia, england, australia, adelaide south australia ...
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 6.4
 5K
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: realistic, tense, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, disorder, life turned upside down, uncover truth, betrayal, war, confined, secret movement, adoption, conspiracy, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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Official Secrets (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Switzerland, China
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: psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, suspense
Plot: iraq war, politics, whistleblower, espionage, lie, top secret, intrigue, investigation, spy, legal, co worker co worker relationship, archive footage ...
Time: year 2003, 2000s, year 2004
Place: washington d.c., london
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 6.6
 2K
Traitors (2019)
Genre: 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.
Plot: stockings, spy, cia agent, lovers, civil servant, member of parliament, lover, world war two, female boss, cold war, sand, swimming ...
Place: london
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, 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, sincere, factual, captivating, touching ...
Plot: independence, democracy, palace, ceremony, servant, economics, colonialism, celebration, governor, politics, promise, school ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1945, year 1933
Place: delhi, london, new delhi, pakistan, india
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 6.2
 19K
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: based on true events, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: embassy, rescue, hostage situation, terrorism, danger, hostage, siege, violence, military, police, politics, death ...
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, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, government, british prime minister, prime minister, boss and employee, government official, power relations, dimwit, secretary, staff, responsibility ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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 8.6
 13K
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, clever, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, secretary, british politics, politician, minister, workplace situations, state affairs, manipulations, workplace, power relations, government official ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: interracial marriage, king, forbidden love, freedom, royal family, husband wife relationship, politics, reporter, promise, racism, equality, tradition ...
Time: year 1947, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: africa, england, south africa, london, britain
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 7.0
 105K
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, tough guy, one against many, hand to hand combat, obsession, bomb, terrorism, justice, death of daughter, fistfight, investigation, redemption ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, ireland, america, big ben london, northern ireland ...
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 6.8
 634
War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, politics, danger, chaos, international crisis, state affairs, control room, terrorism, end of the world, international relations, nuclear war, nuclear explosion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, india, london, pakistan, mumbai india
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 8.7
 158K
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, clever, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, queen, monarchy, winston churchill, prime minister, woman, power, queen elizabeth ii, monarch, palace intrigue ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: buckingham palace, england, london
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 6.0
 227
Hidden City (1987)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cassies Stuart leads the uncooperative Charles Dance into a world of misplaces government secrets, capalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the truth be out, or will the attempts of agents suppress the truth hidden within government ...
Plot: search, intrigue, government, male underwear, briefs, secret, top secret, conspiracy, police, tunnel, espionage, police officer ...
Place: london
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 6.4
 409
Titanic Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Belfast 1972: The politically naive Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, school, family relations, terrorism, political unrest, haunted by the past, social decay, doctors and patients, danger, state affairs, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, family in danger, chaos, family relations, contamination, virus, distopia, farm, danger, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
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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, semi serious, cynical, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, government official, politician, society, political satire, stupidity, british humour ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
Style: sentimental, sincere, inspirational, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: businessman, hopes, fish, desert, against the odds, doubts and hesitations, scientist, romance, muslim, salmon, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, scotland, london, afghanistan, england ...
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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: serious, feel good, sincere, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, politics, patriotism, bollywood, sikh, society, state affairs, filmmaker, courage, watching a movie, singing, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, delhi, london
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, dictator, doctor, against humanity, atrocity, politics, corruption, blacks and whites, violence, attempted murder, head of state ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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 7.5
 67K
Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
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, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, ira, suffering, prison life, protest, humiliation, hunger, police brutality, dying, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, 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: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, london, sudan, europe ...
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 6.3
 3K
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, human nature, introspection, city life, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, profanity, bittersweet, couples, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
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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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Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 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, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, extradition, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, legal, downfall, dishonesty, human rights, politician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: london, england
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, uncover truth, fighting the system, deportation, injustice, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, rebellion, family reunited, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, south australia, london ...
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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, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, unlikely friendships, british history, royal family, friendship, king, aristocracy, period piece, queen, disability, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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