Movies and TV shows set in northern england

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in northern england ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, sitcom, touching and witty films and TV shows about / with british humour, working class, family relations, friendship, society, friends, workplace, husband wife relationship, mother and father plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Mystery genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
northern england
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northern england movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as northern england: Kes (1969), The Messenger (2015), Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987), Funland (2005), Dinnerladies (1998), The Likely Lads (1964), Bread (1986), Open All Hours (1976), Phoenix Nights (2001), Life on Mars (2006).

List of movies set in northern england

 7.9
 19K
Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, bird, childhood, school, coming of age, soccer, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, falcon, teasing, society, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, britain ...
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The Messenger (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Messenger is the story of Jack’s last melt down: a story of frustration and guilt, love and betrayal, family and blame. Unwillingly becoming embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, psychological, tense, psychotronic
Plot: clairvoyance, afterlife, death, murder investigation, paranormal phenomena, mental health, psychiatrist, father son relationship, alcoholic, police detective, couples, danger ...
Place: northern england
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Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns. Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted by Andrea Dunbar from two of her own controversial plays. Rita (Siobhan ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, schoolgirl, affair, sexual relations, youth, friends, strong sexual content, couples, teenage love, love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: northern england, yorkshire, europe, england
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 8.2
 508
Funland (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Funland is a comedy / thriller serial, produced by the BBC that was first screened from 23 October 2005 to 7 November 2005, on the digital channel BBC Three. Created by Jeremy Dyson and Simon Ashdown, the series consists of a fifty-minute opening ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: clue, murder, dark secret, stripper, husband wife relationship, corruption, deception, criminal underworld, gambling debt, dead mother, strip club, greed ...
Time: 2000s
Place: northern england
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads. It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: working class, friends, marriage, buddies, society, workplace, factory worker, grownups, homecoming, middle class, friendship, separation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: northern england, england, europe
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 7.7
 2K
Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dinnerladies is a BBC sitcom written by and starring Victoria Wood that chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a canteen in the north of England. Bren tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with the ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: workplace, mother, staff, handyman, up and down relationship, workplace romance, workplace situations, love and romance, factory worker, factory, working class, manager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: northern england, england, europe, manchester, yorkshire
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The Likely Lads (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Likely Lads is a British sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and produced by Dick Clement. Twenty episodes were broadcast by the BBC, in three series, between 16 December 1964 and 23 July 1966. However, only eight of ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: working class, friendship, workplace situations, friends, factory worker, buddies, workplace, society, pub, electrician, dysfunctional relationship, friendship between men ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: northern england, england, europe
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 6.1
 1K
Bread (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bread is a British television sitcom, written by Carla Lane, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC1 from 1 May 1986 to 3 November 1991. The series focused on the devoutly-Catholic and extended Boswell family of Liverpool, in the district of ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: mother, scam, family, religious, father, grandfather, deal, money, moustache, british humour, unemployment, sister ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: liverpool, northern england
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Open All Hours (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Open All Hours is a BBC sitcom written by Roy Clarke and starring Ronnie Barker as a miserly shop keeper and David Jason as his put-upon nephew who works as his errand boy. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 ...
Style: sitcom, contemplative, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: store, groom, storekeeper, uncle, nephew, customer, nurse, shopkeeper, miser, workplace, generation gap, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: northern england, yorkshire, europe, england
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Phoenix Nights (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights is a British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester. The show was written by Neil Fitzmaurice, Peter Kay and Dave Spikey, produced by ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, workplace, ambition, workplace situations, boss and employee, disability, workplace problem, bar, british humour, partners, blind ambition, owner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: northern england, england
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 8.3
 29K
Life on Mars (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural, featuring an officer from the Greater Manchester Police who travels back in ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, stylized, rough, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, time travel, culture clash, disorder, rivalry, mystery, fighting crime, police station, crimes, police, hallucination ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: northern england, england, europe, manchester, manchester england
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 7.6
 383
No Angels (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: No Angels is a critically acclaimed British television comedy drama series, produced by the independent production company World Productions for Channel 4, which ran for three series from 2004 to 2006. It was devised by Toby Whithouse.
Style: sexy, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, female friendship, couples, workplace romance, sexual relations, workplace, promiscuity, friendship, dating, treatment, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe
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 7.7
 2K
Rising Damp (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV. ITV originally broadcast the programme from 1974 through 1978. It was adapted for television by Eric Chappell from his well-received 1971 stage play The Banana Box The series ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: liberal, conservative, racist, social differences, wooing, couples, social misfits, womanizer, slum, bachelor, interracial friendship, con artists ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, africa
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 8.4
 1K
Early Doors (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A sitcom set in a small pub in Manchester, “The Grapes”, where daily life is bound up in the issues of love, loneliness, and blocked urinals. Regular drinkers Joe and Duffy pass the time with landlord Ken and his police officer cronies.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: everyday life, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, buddies, old friend, bar, pub, indoor, gossip and rumors, slacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: northern england, england, europe
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At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: At Home with the Braithwaites is a British comedy-drama television series, created and written by Sally Wainwright. The storyline follows a suburban family from Leeds, whose life is turned upside down when the mother of the family wins 38 million ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, charity, lottery, greed, secret, marriage, wealth, lifestyle, youth, couples, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, britain
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The Royle Family (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: British comedy series focusing on the lives of a working-class family in Manchester who love the TV.
Style: sitcom, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, family relations, slacker, indoor, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, in-laws, oldtimer, temperamental, living with parents ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: manchester, northern england, england, europe
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Last of the Summer Wine (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Unencumbered by wives, jobs or any other responsibilities, three senior citizens who've never really grown up explore their world in the Yorkshire Dales. They spend their days speculating about their fellow townsfolk and thinking up adventures ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, friendship, elderly, small town, village, golden years, friends, social relations, english countryside, retirement, british humour, trio ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 90s, 70s, contemporary ...
Place: yorkshire, northern england, england
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 8.0
 15K
Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, grownups ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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 6.9
 157
A Bit of a Do (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Bit of a Do is a British comedy drama series based on the books by David Nobbs. The show starred David Jason and was aired on ITV in 1989. It was made for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television. The show was set in a fictional Yorkshire town. ...
Plot: working class, middle class, party, affair, widower, drunkenness, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother in law brother in law relationship, vegetarian, adultery, adulterous husband ...
Place: yorkshire, northern england
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 7.8
 194
Common As Muck (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Common As Muck is a gritty BBC comedy drama serial focusing on the lives of a crew of bin men and their management staff. It ran for two series.
Plot: stripper, affair, boss, betrayal, college, son, father, job interview, working class, friendship, council, pension ...
Place: northern england
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 7.0
 393
Tilly Trotter (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 216 min.
TV show
Story: In 1930s rural England, Tilly Trotter is the story of a young girl envied by women for her beauty, lusted after by men, accused of witchcraft and forced to rise above the prejudice of many people in her community.
Plot: english countryside, hostility, rape, farm, english, countryside, prejudice, family relations, classroom, poverty, class differences
Time: 19th century, 1930s, victorian era, 1830s
Place: northern england, england
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Northern Lights (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Emma approaches adulthood, she tries to live an ordinary life and keep up to her late mothers expectations. However her anxiety weighs over her, stopping her from enjoying the last few youthful years.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: first love, college, anxiety, panic attack, alcohol abuse, teenage love, mental health, love interest, family drama, writers, single father, writer's block ...
Place: northern england, manchester
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The Tide of Life (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby after his plans to marry her come to tragic end, Emily finds ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: estate, farm, power relations, life turned upside down, family relations, boss and employee, innocence lost, couple relations, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
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 4K
No Offence (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: fighting crime, police station, policewoman, law enforcement, police investigation, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, police, murder investigation, serial killer, british police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, manchester, northern england, manchester england
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 6.9
 16K
Little Voice (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Little Voice or LV becomes a virtual recluse, never going out and hardly ever saying a word. She just sits in her bedroom listening to her father's collection of old records of Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: rise and fall, pigeon, daughter, mother, talent, recluse, singer, obsession, haunted by the past, human nature, oldies, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: yorkshire, northern england, england, europe, london
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 7.2
 98K
The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, stripper, striptease, working class, suicide attempt, friendship, audition, rehearsal, homosexual, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
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 7.7
 126K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: ballet, follow your dream, coming of age, gay, dancer's life, audition, father son relationship, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, working class, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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 6.5
 441
Black Jack (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the ...
Plot: blackmail, stagecoach, child protagonist, carnival, apprentice, mental institution, hotel, kidnapping, sailor, friendship, insanity, candle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: yorkshire, northern england
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 6.5
 1K
Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, bookstore, investigation, police investigation, deadly, mystery, crimes, partners against crime, satire, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, northern england, london
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 7.0
 541
Payroll (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured ...
Style: cult film, british noir
Plot: neo noir, deception, factory, neo-noir, ambush, robbery, armored truck, heist, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: northern england
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