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, exciting, epic, captivating and emotional films and TV shows about / with british raj, society, train, culture clash, state affairs, hindu, british, imperialism, british empire and heroes 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: The Jewel in the Crown (1984), A Passage to India (1984), Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Viceroy's House (2017), Heat and Dust (1983), Kesari (2019), Kim (1984), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Gandhi (1982).

List of british raj movies

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: India, UK
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: stylized, uplifting, semi serious, serious, realistic ...
Plot: patriotism, village, british raj, friendship, self esteem, teamwork, jealousy, muslim, poverty, love triangle, sikh, sport ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: europe, india, asia, england
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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: emotional, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, british raj, politics, racism, rape, culture clash, tragic love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, manners ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s
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: twists and turns, captivating, talky, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: small town, politics, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, society, culture clash, adventure, tourist, sexual abuse, british raj, racism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, kashmir, himalaya ...
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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, humorous, not serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: battles, soldier, british raj, rebellion, princess, palace, dinner, battle, photograph, kilt, british empire, satire ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1890s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure, History, 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, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gold, soldier, treasure, friends, friendship, british raj, imperialism, dishonesty, adventurer, ambition, mercenary, newspaper ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s
Place: india, himalaya, asia, afghanistan, england
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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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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, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, militant, leadership, fighting the system, military life, rebelliousness, culture clash, political unrest, revolution, battles, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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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: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: british colonial, self discovery, interracial relations, extramarital affair, couple relations, love affair, social differences, introspection, couples, love and romance, romance, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, kashmir
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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, intense, scenic, exciting
Plot: sikh, war, against the odds, historical character, patriotism, human spirit, courage, warrior, heroic mission, fight scenes, heroism, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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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: young heroes, escapades, family, orphan, daring rescue, adventurer, adventure, state affairs, child in peril, jungle, heroic mission, culture clash ...
Place: india, england, europe, asia
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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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: patriotism, police brutality, social decay, fighting the system, rebellion, danger, society, life is a bitch, deadly, injustice, revolution, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, punjab
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, 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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, idealism, freedom, protest, muslim, religious intolerance, fighting the system, political unrest, politics, state affairs, life philosophy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: india, england, new delhi, 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, diamond, piano, theft, curse, british raj, drums, phoenix, drum, paint, juggler, nightgown ...
Time: victorian era, 1800s, 19th century, 1840s
Place: england
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Jinnah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Pakistan
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: contemplative, captivating, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: political unrest, politics, muslim, religious fundamentalist, head of state, intrigue, war, hopes, imperialism, gory, congress, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1947, year 1948
Place: pakistan, india, kashmir
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, widow, blackmail, romance, seduction, refugee, vacation, fall in love, destructive relationship, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, rome italy, paris france ...
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Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 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: captivating, exciting, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, heroes, battles, heroic mission, adventure, danger, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, napoleonic wars, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, soldier, rivalry, heroic mission, battlefield, state affairs, adventurer, danger, war, daring rescue, investigation, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
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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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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, road movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, rivalry, car race, smuggling, cheating, adventure, ambition, chases and races, disorder, friends, car chase, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: europe, scotland, monte carlo, rome italy, france ...
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The Crucifer of Blood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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.
Style: detective series
Plot: morphine, greed, poison dart, treasure, avarice, fainting, death of father, diamonds, wheelchair, leper, british raj, steam engine ...
Time: victorian era, 1880s
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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, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, master and servant, love affair, social differences, love and romance, dishonesty, society, interracial romance, infidelity, village, hindu, taboo ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: india, asia, europe, england
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, revolution, revolutionary, orphan, love and romance, state affairs, society, young lovers, romance, politics, small town life, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: india, europe, asia, england
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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, epic, saga ...
Plot: battles, bollywood, fight for supremacy, rivalry, war, military, heroes, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, conquering, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
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