Best British Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best British Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, surprise ending, visually appealing, cult film, interesting and intense. Plot: death, violence, blood, murder, chase, escape, danger, fear, flashback and revenge. Genre: Drama, Action and Thriller. Country: UK and USA.
Best British Movies
Best British Movies
TOP Movies: Host (2020), The Dig (2021), Annihilation (2018), About Time (2013), Tenet (2020), Ex Machina (2014), 28 Days Later... (2002), Emma. (2020), Enola Holmes (2020), Trainspotting (1996), The Dark Knight (2008), The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016), His House (2020), Skylines (2020), Inception (2010), God's Own Country (2017), T2: Trainspotting (2017), The Gentlemen (2019), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Girl with All the Gifts (2016).

List of Best Movies

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, good versus evil, supernatural ability, imaginary, friendship, magic wand, young heroes, teacher, magic, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1998, 2010s ...
Place: europe, england
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, young heroes, magical, magic, wizards, supernatural ability, witch, magic wand, journey, bravery, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 1997, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, witch, magical, school, young heroes, wizards, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, prophecy, magic, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 16K
Host (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Six friends hire a medium to hold a séance via Zoom during lockdown — but they get far more than they bargained for as things quickly go wrong. When an evil spirit starts invading their homes, they begin to realize they might not survive the ...
Plot: evil spirit, quarantine, psychic, video chat, internet, computer, paranormal activity, virus, isolation, internet chat, violence, death ...
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 7.2
 37K
The Dig (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.
Plot: archaeologist, excavation, single parent, class differences, excavator, crying woman, soldier, swimming, reading a newspaper, buried alive, crying, telescope ...
Time: 1930s
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 282K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: suspense, disturbing, ambiguous ending, intellectual, gothic ...
Plot: lovecraftian, female protagonist, mutation, expedition, scientist, dna, transformation, genetics, research, psychologist, missing person, quarantine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, pakistan, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 305K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, life, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 299K
Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: cia agent, time travel, alternate timeline, save the world, time paradox, time, terrorist, terrorism, espionage, time loop, time traveler, apocalypse ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, norway, india, vietnam, london ...
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 7.7
 476K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, tense, futuristic ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, technology, robot, existentialism, manipulation, cyborgs, a.i., man versus machine, human android relationship, androids, androids and robots ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, infected, fear, rage, zombie apocalypse, research ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, big ben london ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 32K
Emma. (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining, feel good, sweet
Audience: date night
Plot: jane austen, estate, matchmaking, opposites attract, looking for love, prejudice, female protagonist, friendship, matchmaker, servant, male female relationship, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, yorkshire
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 127K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: funny, romantic, mysterious, feminist film, exciting
Plot: female detective, sherlock holmes, amateur detective, private detective, feminism, brother sister relationship, breaking the fourth wall, teenage love, female protagonist, child prodigy, runaway teen, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, victorian england
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 637K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, psychedelic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, social misfits, life is a bitch, counterculture, friendship, society, surrealism, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
Is relevant ?
 9.0
 2.3M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, double life, batman, good versus evil, organized crime, rivalry, super villain, dark hero, psychopath, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: dark, suspense, scary, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, witch, supernatural, supernatural power, corpse, autopsy, dead woman, evil power, crematorium, mysterious death, murder ...
Place: new england, london
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 25K
His House (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, intense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: refugee, supernatural, ghost, diaspora, haunted, escape, stereotypes, husband wife relationship, death of daughter, african american protagonist, violence, psychology ...
Is relevant ?
 4.7
 3K
Skylines (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a virus threatens to turn the now earth-dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Captain Rose Corley must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what's left of humanity.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: survival, mutation, creature, near death experience, alien, spacecraft, danger, brutality, group of friends, save the day, alien encounter, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 2.1M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, existentialism, life philosophy, teamwork, manipulations, perfect crime, fictional reality, haunted by the past ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: japan, paris france, los angeles, africa, kenya ...
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God's Own Country (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer in rural Yorkshire numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker.
Style: homoerotic, gay cinema, lgbt cinema, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, gay lead character, sheep, lgbt, male male kiss, gay kiss, gay couple, gay love, migrant worker, farmer, english countryside ...
Place: yorkshire, northern england, britain, romania
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T2: Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: intense, stylized, interesting, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: drug addiction, junkie, friendship, addiction, heroin, blackmail, theft, violence, extortion, revenge, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, year 1974, year 1979, 70s, 80s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, bulgaria, edinburgh scotland, london ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 245K
The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money, marijuana, gangsters, organized crime, gang, crimes, tough guy, swearing, british, drug lord, ambition, gun ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: london, england
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: dark humor, witty, cynical, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, disorder, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, friends, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, batman, secret identity, chaos and mayhem, explosion, double life, police detective, tragic villain, nuclear threat, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
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The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Style: dark, suspense, psychotronic, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, pandemic, apocalypse, zombie child, blood, eaten alive, infection, little girl, military, bunker ...
Time: future
Place: london
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, gay, fame, aids, musician's life, friendship between men, lgbt, desire for fame, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1980 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, atlanta georgia, munich germany ...
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The Unfamiliar (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A British Army doctor comes back from a war, thinking that she has PTSD only to discover that there is a more daunting malevolence at work making the life that she knew unfamiliar.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, psychological
Plot: doctor, post traumatic stress disorder, army, hallucination, family relations, husband wife relationship, getting home, paranoia, fear, military hospital, british
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 77K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: brutal, bleak, suspense, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, forest, fear, chase, murder, in the woods, death of protagonist, slasher, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 7K
The Courier (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This intense action-thriller unfolds in real time as two embattled souls fight for their lives. Gary Oldman stars as a vicious crime boss out to kill Nick, the lone witness set to testify against him. He hires a mysterious female motorcycle courier ...
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining, exciting, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: danger, survival, bomb, gunfight, crime boss, chase, messenger, witnessing a crime, crimes, deadly, crime, female agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, tower bridge london, london ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 572K
Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Plot: superheroine, female warrior, chosen one, strong female lead, adventure, greek mythology, superhero, justice, princess, good versus evil, immortality, fight scenes ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: tower bridge london, london, big ben london, belgium, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 63K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: disaster movie, suspense, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, serious ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, comet, end of the world, disaster film, bunker, survival, diabetic, catastrophe, kidnapping, vestiges of humanity, robbery ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greenland, paris france, florida, atlanta georgia, sydney australia ...
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