British movies

List of the best British movies selected by visitors to our site: Crashing, Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, The Third Man, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Kes, The 39 Steps, The Red Shoes, Lawrence of Arabia, Don't Look Now.

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Crashing (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40

A comedy drama that crashes straight into the lives and loves of six twenty-something adults living together as Property Guardians in a disused hospital.

Brief Encounter (1945)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:26

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

Great Expectations (1946)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:58

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

The Third Man (1949)
Duration01:44

In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Major Calloway, and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna.

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:46

When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims, his plans go awry.

Kes (1969)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, family
CountryUnited Kingdom

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

The 39 Steps (1935)
Duration01:24

Canadian Richard Hannay, residing in London, meets secret agent Annabella Smith immediately following a shots fired incident. She asks to go home with him. Back at Hannay's flat the mysterious woman confides that she fears for her life and is on a critical mission relating to protecting state air ministry secrets. Later that night assassins murder her. Believed by the police to be her killer, Hannay is forced to go on the run and flees to Scotland in a desperate attempt to see Annabella's mission through before it's too late. Along the way he chances upon beautiful Pamela, who unwillingly becomes his accomplice in the mission.

The Red Shoes (1948)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:13

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Duration03:36

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Don't Look Now (1973)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
Duration01:50

Laura and John, grieved by a terrible loss, meet in Venice, where John is in charge of the restoration of a church, two mysterious sisters, one of whom gives them a message sent from the afterlife.

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Get Carter (1971)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:47

Jack Carter is a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends and acquaintances to learn who murdered his sibling and why.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:29

A 22-year-old factory worker lets loose on the weekends: drinking, brawling, and dating two women, one of whom is older and married.

Henry V (1944)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:17

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:18

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.

Trainspotting (1996)
Duration01:34

Mark 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.

Chariots of Fire (1981)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart in his single-minded quest.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Duration02:35

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

The Long Good Friday (1980)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:54

In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and dispatch an angel to collect him.

The Song of Lunch (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:47

A dramatisation of Christopher Reid's narrative poem that tells the story of an unnamed book editor who, fifteen years after their break-up, is meeting his former love for a nostalgic lunch at Zanzotti's, the Soho restaurant they used to frequent.

Sket (2011)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:23

When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the volatile and damaged man-hating Danielle.

Murder (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

Three different deaths. Three unique stories. Who is lying and who is telling the truth?

Worried About the Boy (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:29

In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy Blitz Club where George gets a job in the cloakroom but George is unlucky in his relationships with men until he meets wannabe musician Kirk. Through Kirk George meets the handsome drummer Jon Moss, on whom he develops a crush, but sacked by the Blitz and spurned by Kirk, George turns to Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren to further his music career. George's spell with McLaren's group Bow Wow Wow is short but fan Mikey North is impressed and asks George to sing in a group he is forming, where George again meets Jon. They will have an affair and the group will become the very successful Culture Club. Four years later, however, hounded by the tabloid press amid stories of his drug addiction, an unhappy George turns to Jon for advice on his future.

Another Year (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09

Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.

The Hippopotamus (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom

Disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to his friend's country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles.

Suffragette (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:35

Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

Stratton (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35

A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

No Offence (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:05

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 murderers are all in a day’s work for this close-knit team, led by the dizzyingly capable but unquestionably unhinged DI Vivienne Deering. But when a particularly twisted serial killer emerges it leaves even the most hardened of these seasoned coppers reeling.

The Wedding Video (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34

When the rogueish but loveable Raif is asked to be his brother Tim's best man at his wedding, he decides the best present for the happy newlyweds would be to catch the entire thing on video. He returns home from abroad to find his brother is no longer the bohemian vagabond that he used to be, and is in fact marrying into a very wealthy family, and the wedding they're about to be part of will be the most outlandish and bizarre that Cheshire has ever seen... Thank the lord Raif has caught it all on tape!

Allied (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:39

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.




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