Best British Thriller Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best British Thriller Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, intense and realistic. Plot: murder, danger, death, violence, storytelling, chase, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe and betrayal. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi. Country: UK, USA and Mexico.
Best British Thriller Movies
Best British Thriller Movies
TOP Movies: Ex Machina (2014), Inception (2010), The Post (2017), The Dark Knight (2008), Frenzy (1972), Eden Lake (2008), Tower Block (2012), Tenet (2020), Damascus Cover (2017), The Awakening (2011), The Ipcress File (1965), Exam (2009), 28 Days Later (2002), Argo (2012), Shallow Grave (1994), The Hide (2008), The Descent (2005), His House (2020), Calibre (2018), The Guvnors (2014).

List of Best Movies

 7.7
 498K
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, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, technology, robot, existentialism, cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids, human android relationship, manipulation, a.i., man versus machine ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 2.2M
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, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, fantasy world, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, new york, tokyo ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 142K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: political thriller, based on true events, exciting, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, expose, politics, lie, truth, newspaper story, newspaper office, newspaper reporter, war violence, newspaper article ...
Time: 70s, year 1949, year 1971, year 1965, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
Is relevant ?
 9.0
 2.4M
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, anti hero, good versus evil, organized crime, batman, rivalry, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
suspenseful movies
18063
suspense movies
13231
tense movies
10601
 7.4
 43K
Frenzy (1972)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, rape, truck, dark humor, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, secretary, psychopath, strangulation, false accusation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 80K
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, suspenseful, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, forest, torture, gang, youth, fear, in the woods, chase, murder, weekend, camping, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 5K
Tower Block (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A year after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, survival, deathtrap, captivity, escape attempt, confinement indoors, isolation, skyscraper, society, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 407K
Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: time paradox, time loop, time travel, cia agent, terrorist, quantum physics, alternate timeline, time, terrorism, save the world, apocalypse, espionage ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, kiev ukraine, london, vietnam, india ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
survival movies
5364
murder movies
18125
england movies
3342
Damascus Cover (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, mission, adaptation, adventure, deadly, danger, martial arts, life is a bitch, lone hero, female nudity, justice, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989
Place: syria, united kingdom, west germany, middle east, israel
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 65K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twist ending, psychological, gothic horror ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, supernatural horror, afterlife, boarding school, investigation, fear, haunted by the past, teacher, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, britain, london
Is relevant ?
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, dishonesty, race against time, danger, rivalry, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 109K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, psychologist, ambition, confinement indoors, mystery, psychology, rivalry, manipulations, surveillance, intrigue, human nature ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 390K
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, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, infected, fear, zombie apocalypse, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, manchester england ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 588K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, behind enemy lines, danger, secret agents, daring rescue, hollywood, american abroad, race against time, escapades, life risking ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1980 ...
Place: middle east, iran, langley virginia, usa, tehran iran ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 59K
Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: neo noir, psychological, cynical, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: roommate, dark humor, greed, betrayal, friendship, police officer, doctor, attic, corpse, insanity, accountant, mistrust ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, rio de janeiro, edinburgh scotland
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 3K
The Hide (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the windswept Suffolk mudflats creaks a bird-hide, inside which hovers Roy Tunt, a prematurely aged, mildly obsessive-compulsive birder. With one more sighting - the elusive sociable plover - he will have 'twitched' the entire British ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: storm, manhunt, escapades, haunted by the past, obsession, stranger, class differences, countryside, unlikely partners, fugitives, social differences, eyeglasses ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 209K
The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, ...
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival horror, monster, woman in danger, trapped, expedition, friends, creature, friendship, danger, loss of daughter, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: appalachia
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 32K
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, intense
Plot: refugee, supernatural, diaspora, ghost, haunted, escape, stereotypes, death of daughter, husband wife relationship, nightmare, violence, trapped ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 6.8
 25K
Calibre (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: hunting, paranoia, accident, drinking, drug use, village, drinking alcohol, murder, danger, buddies, friendship, hotel ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scottish highlands
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 3K
The Guvnors (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Guvnors is a violent thriller set amongst the clans and firms of South East London, bringing two generations together in brutal conflict.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, gang, rivalry, ego clash, criminal's revenge, gangsters, youth, graphic violence, danger, violence, society, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 788K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, outer space, isolation, space station, astronaut, spacecraft, space travel, trapped in space, catastrophe, survivor, sole survivor, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 1.6M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, end of the world, expedition, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, future dystopia, science ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 647
B&B (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gay Londoners Marc and Fred plan for a weekend of mischief, baiting the Christian owner of a remote Christian B&B. Events take a deadly turn when another guest arrives, who they think might have something more sinister in mind.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, sexy, touching, tense ...
Plot: gay cruising, gay interest, gay slur, lgbt, moral dilemma, paranoia, coming out, male homosexuality, gay, male objectification, father son relationship, gay couple ...
Place: london
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
death movies
14142
clever movies
6584
scary movies
6140
 7.0
 109K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: scary, gothic, macabre, dark fantasy, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, brutality, gory, demon, murder, supernatural, danger, vengeance, monster, violence, surrealism, undead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
Is relevant ?
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, politics, chase, betrayal, race against time, undercover, secret agents, military base, political intrigue, danger, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, london, big ben london ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 23K
The Courier (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: tense, captivating, microfilm
Plot: mi6, cold war, cia, prospector, spy, russian spy, espionage, interrogation, secret agents, agent, spy hero, spy mission ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, london, ussr, soviet union, cuba ...
Is relevant ?
Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: violence, sexual predator, oral sex, medical school, pediatrician, crimes, rapist, track down, brutality, double life, murder, coffee shop ...
Place: ohio, new york
Is relevant ?
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, prodigy, genius, ambition, inventions and discoveries, inventor, code breaking, code, mathematician, social misfits, invention, male homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom ...
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 640K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, snow, greed, police investigation, ransom, crime, murder, small town, policewoman, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
Is relevant ?
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, hostage, ransom, bondage, confined, disappearance, crimes, danger, female nudity, partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, united kingdom
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
crimes movies
13978
chase movies
11368
isolation movies
2145
fear movies
3992
intense movies
4835
cerebral movies
2986
betrayal movies
8740
brutality movies
9950
exciting movies
10915