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 emotional films and TV shows about / with british humour, working class, friendship, society, family relations, friends, workplace, husband wife relationship, sex scene and father son relationship 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
 18K
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, emotional, serious ...
Plot: working class, childhood, school, coming of age, soccer, falcon, friendship, bird, birds, society, pets, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: northern england, england, europe, yorkshire, london ...
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 5.1
 941
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: enigmatic, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: afterlife, clairvoyance, paranormal phenomena, murder investigation, death, psychiatrist, mental health, alcoholic, police detective, father son relationship, reach out, couples ...
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: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, affair, schoolgirl, sexual relations, forbidden love, infidelity, love triangle, best friends, youth, midlife crisis, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire, northern england, england, europe
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 8.2
 488
Funland (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: clue, murder, dark secret, stripper, husband wife relationship, criminal underworld, corruption, deception, gambling debt, strip club, greed, dead mother ...
Time: 2000s
Place: northern england
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, friends, marriage, grownups, society, factory worker, homecoming, workplace, buddies, friendship, middle class, veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: northern england, england, europe
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 7.6
 2K
Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: workplace, mother, handyman, staff, workplace situations, factory worker, factory, workplace romance, love and romance, up and down relationship, manager, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: northern england, europe, england, yorkshire, manchester
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The Likely Lads (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: working class, friendship, workplace, friends, workplace situations, buddies, factory worker, society, pub, separation, dysfunctional relationship, social climbing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: northern england, europe, england
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 6.1
 978
Bread (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: scam, mother, family, sister, money, dog, deal, dinner table, british humour, classic car, religious, father ...
Time: 1990s
Place: northern england, liverpool
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Open All Hours (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, realistic, semi serious, contemplative, humorous
Plot: store, uncle, customer, shopkeeper, nephew, nurse, miser, unfulfilled love, family relations, workplace situations, generation gap, workplace ...
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.
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 situations, boss and employee, ambition, workplace, disability, workplace problem, bar, british humour, partners, staff, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: northern england, england
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 8.3
 27K
Life on Mars (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
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, captivating, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, time travel, culture clash, disorder, mystery, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, police, police brutality, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: northern england, europe, england, manchester england, manchester
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 7.5
 363
No Angels (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
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: humorous, sincere, controversial, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hospital, friendship, nurse, sexual humor, female friendship, workplace, promiscuity, family relations, friends, looking for sex, singleness, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe
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 7.7
 2K
Rising Damp (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: liberal, conservative, racist, social differences, couples, wooing, womanizer, social misfits, interracial friendship, bachelor, slum, spinster ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, africa
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 8.4
 1K
Early Doors (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky
Plot: everyday life, workplace situations, workplace, old friend, working class, buddies, society, bar, pub, slacker, gossip and rumors, owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: northern england, europe, england
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At Home with the Braithwaites (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
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: cynical, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, lottery, charity, greed, secret, marriage, wealth, lifestyle, teenage life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe
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The Royle Family (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: British comedy series focusing on the lives of a working-class family in Manchester who love the TV.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky
Plot: working class, grandparent and grandchild, in-laws, couple relations, family relations, living with parents, couples, parents and children, siblings relations, society, slacker, oldtimer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: manchester, northern england, england, europe
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Last of the Summer Wine (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, witty, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, countryside, small town, village, golden years, friends, social relations, retirement, british humour, veteran, married couple ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s, 80s ...
Place: yorkshire, northern england, england
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 8.0
 14K
Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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: family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, drugs/alcohol, gay teenager, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, alcohol abuse, everyday life, grownups, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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 6.8
 146
A Bit of a Do (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, affair, party, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, marital separation, marital problem, newlywed, newlyweds, working class family, adultery ...
Place: northern england, yorkshire
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 7.9
 185
Common As Muck (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
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: father, job interview, affair, son, college, betrayal, boss, stripper, hospital, council, working class, sex ...
Place: northern england
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 6.9
 383
Tilly Trotter (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 216 min.
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, prejudice, poverty, farm, english, countryside, class differences
Time: 19th century, 1930s, victorian era, 1830s
Place: northern england, england
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The Tide of Life (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: couple relations, boss and employee, life turned upside down, family relations, power relations, tragic hero, gender, innocence lost, society, estate, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
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 8.0
 4K
No Offence (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: policewoman, police station, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, workplace situations, crimes, serial killer, police, british humour, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, northern england, manchester, manchester england
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 6.9
 15K
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, humorous, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: rise and fall, singer, mother, pigeon, daughter, talent, recluse, obsession, social climbing, living with parents, unsupportive parent, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: northern england, yorkshire, england, europe, london
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 7.2
 96K
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, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, stripper, working class, male stripper, striptease, friendship, homosexual, rehearsal, audition, gay relationship, police ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
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 7.7
 121K
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, emotional, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, dancer's life, audition, gay, coming of age, prejudice, working class, hopes, dance school, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, northern england, london, europe
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 6.5
 427
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, carnival, apprentice, child protagonist, medical, friendship, boat, sailor, french, kidnapping
Time: 18th century
Place: northern england, yorkshire
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 7.0
 21K
The Trip (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: on the road, restaurant, friendship, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, countryside, loneliness, midlife crisis, eccentricity, existentialism, sarcasm, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, london
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 6.8
 18K
Lady Macbeth (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The passionate affair of a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate.
Style: psychological, cynical, depressing, bleak, rough
Plot: father in law daughter in law relationship, forbidden love, loveless marriage, older man younger woman relationship, adultery, forced marriage, infidelity, wife murders husband, sexual desire, secret lover, cruelty, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1860s
Place: england, northern england
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 6.4
 3K
Yanks (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: wartime life, soldier, racism, prejudice, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, opposites attract, war, romance, forbidden love, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
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