British raj movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant british raj movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, epic, captivating, exciting and touching films and TV shows about / with british raj, society, british empire, train, hindu, politics, british, state affairs, culture clash and horse plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in UK, India, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as british raj: Viceroy's House (2017), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), A Passage to India (1984), Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968), Heat and Dust (1983), Before the Rains (2007), Sharpe's Challenge (2006), Kesari (2019), Veer (2010), Kim (1984).

List of british raj movies

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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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
TV show
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, british raj, world war two, rape, politics, racism, life is a bitch, tragic love, culture clash, manners, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: india, asia
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A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: epic, talky, captivating, scenic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, british empire, lawyer, small town, racism, british raj, tourist, colonialism, culture clash, investigation, suspense, false accusation ...
Time: 1920s, year 1984, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, england, asia, london, bombay india ...
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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 224 min.
Story: Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, uplifting, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: sport, village, love triangle, patriotism, british raj, sikh, cricket the game, caste system, self esteem, jealousy, friendship, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 1890s, victorian era
Place: india, asia, europe, england
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Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar has other ideas. He wants all the British dead! But his ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: british raj, british empire, satire, battles, palace, dinner, princess, soldier, british army, lgbt, british, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: india, afghanistan, asia
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Heat and Dust (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The parallel story of Anne and her grand-aunt Olivia in their experiences in India
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: love triangle, colonialism, extramarital affair, british empire, self discovery, interracial relations, prince, flashback, orgasm, scandal, breaking the fourth wall, post colonialism ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
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Before the Rains (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in southern India in the late 1930s, this provocative tale traces the story of three people caught in an inexorable web of forbidden romance and dangerous secrets. After a British spice planter falls in love with his alluring servant, an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, disturbing, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, master and servant, interracial romance, sex, taboo, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, hindu, human rights ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: india, england, europe, asia
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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, soldier, rivalry, heroic mission, battlefield, escapades, investigation, war, state affairs, daring rescue, political unrest, rescue mission ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: india, asia
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Kesari (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.
Style: epic, scenic, intense, exciting, patriotic ...
Plot: sikh, war, against the odds, human spirit, courage, heroic mission, fight scenes, heroism, army, sword fight, battles, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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Veer (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja Gyanendra Singh which led to the massacre of 4500 Pindaris. ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, saga, realistic ...
Plot: battles, fight for supremacy, political unrest, war, rivalry, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, military, forbidden love, conquering, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
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Kim (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novel.
Style: semi serious
Plot: military, monk, street urchin, soldier, good versus evil, society, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, secret agents, adventurer, rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, england, europe, asia
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The Moonstone (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility) and Keeley Hawes (Karaoke) star in this sumptuous adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery, the first detective novel ever written. The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond was stolen from the head of the ...
Plot: victorian england, curse, piano, diamond, cousin cousin relationship, theft, robbery, british raj, phoenix, quicksand, drums, juggler ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1840s
Place: england
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Style: epic, breathtaking, humorous, witty, cerebral ...
Plot: british empire, adventurer, freemason, imperialism, mercenary, soldier, execution, war, friendship, greed, con artists, gold ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: india, england, ancient greece, afghanistan, himalaya ...
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Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, disturbing, realistic
Plot: napoleonic wars, military, battles, heroes, heroic mission, military life, escapades, british soldier, violence, battlefield, napoleon bonaparte, french revolution ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
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Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sequel to "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines". This time an international car rally from England to Monte Carlo provides the comedic farce.
Style: road movie, exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: auto racing, car, car chase, cheating, car race, smuggling, fast car, farce, rivalry, disorder, friends, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, scotland, monte carlo, rome italy, france ...
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The Crucifer of Blood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A beautiful young woman asks Holmes to help her father, a former army captain and hopeless opium addict break free of the curse surrounding a stolen treasure.
Plot: curse, sherlock holmes, death of father, diamonds, avarice, train station, treasure, opium, greed, morphine, jewelry, leper ...
Time: 1880s, victorian era
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1942: A Love Story (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is ...
Style: romantic, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: politics, independence day, love story, wartime, rebellion, revolution, bomb, horse riding, orphan, love and romance, state affairs, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: india, england, asia, europe
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Jinnah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Pakistan, India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: muslim, politics, political unrest, religious fundamentalist, religions or cults, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, leadership, war, head of state, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1948
Place: india, kashmir, pakistan
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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: sikh, patriotism, police brutality, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, injustice, revolution, rebelliousness, idealism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, punjab
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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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RRR (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: A fictional history of two legendary revolutionaries' journey away from home before they began fighting for their country in the 1920s.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, epic, funny ...
Plot: rescue, friendship between men, british empire, protest, freedom fighter, abduction, liberation, unlikely friendships, uncover truth, investigation, battles, fight ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: india, delhi
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, rebelliousness, leadership, fighting the system, military life, military, state affairs, society, intrigue, rivalry, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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Up at the Villa (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: widow, blackmail, infidelity, refugee, vacation, destructive relationship, fall in love, couples, false accusation, dishonesty, seduction, loveless marriage ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: italy, england, florence, europe, rome italy ...
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, inspirational, political, spiritual, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: idealism, protest, lawyer, politics, british empire, life philosophy, human spirit, religious intolerance, leadership, assassination, freedom, indian history ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 19th century, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, los angeles, vatican ...
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