English movies about superheroes

List of the best English movies about superheroes, selected by site visitors: Stan Lee's Lucky Man, The Favourite, The Illusionist, Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!, May I Kill U?, 45 Years, Maigret's Dead Man, Denial, Mission London, Hurricane.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Criminals, Losers
PlotGambling, Investigation, Happiness, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlacePrison, England, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

London cop and compulsive gambler Harry Clayton is on the verge of losing everything. On the night when his huge debts are to be called in, he meets the enigmatic Eve, who gives him a mysterious bracelet said to endow the wearer with immense luck. Harry's fortunes suddenly begin to shift, but he also soon finds himself sucked into a sinister crime wave sweeping through the city.

The Favourite (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
CharactersKings, Lesbians, Maids
PlotOn real events, Love triangle, Political, Jealousy, Intrigue
Time18th century

England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

The Illusionist (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Wizards, Artists
PlotMagic, Friendship, Loneliness, Art, Love with age difference
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching, Heartbreaking

A French illusionist travels to Scotland to work. He meets a young woman in a small village. Their ensuing adventure in Edinburgh changes both their lives forever.

Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeachers, Students
PlotTravel, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, England
TimeNew Year

This sequel to the popular British comedy sees a new teacher (David Tennant) take over. When he enters his school in the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition, he and his pregnant wife, and the schoolchildren, embark on an epic road trip that ends up with a birth and a donkey, where he must embrace his fears and become a hero.

May I Kill U? (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Scammers
PlaceEngland, London
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Black humor, Disturbing

A PC becomes a vigilante after a head trauma.

45 Years (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove, Dancing, Time travel, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Mountains, England, Party, USA
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Touching, Serious

There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

Maigret's Dead Man (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary
CharactersGangsters, Killers, Police, Lovers, Widows
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Adoption
PlaceEngland, France
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Maigret plunges into the murky Parisian underworld.

Denial (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersJews, Scientists, Journalists, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Fate, Justice
PlaceCourt, England, London, Israel
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Mission London (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryBulgaria, United Kingdom, Hungary, Sweden

A concert to celebrate Bulgaria joining the EU is being planned at the Embassy in London and it is the job of VARADIN, the new ambassador, to ensure the Queen attends. But with corrupt staff, criminal gangs operating out of the kitchen, falling in love with a stripper and a little misunderstanding with a PR firm that provides look-alike royalties - his simple task turns into a chaotic nightmare.

Hurricane (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Patriotic, Tense

The story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of a Polish fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles—driven across Europe by the German war machine—finally make their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive.

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Ill Behaviour (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Comedy thriller about three friends who embark on a journey that takes them to the extremes of their friendship, crossing every boundary imaginable to save a life.

Robin Hood (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Archers, Partners
PlotAdventure, The Crusades, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff and King John's henchman, Godfrey.

One Chance (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersCinderella, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Success
PlaceEngland, Venice
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.

Locked In (2010)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotFriendship, Death, Jealousy
PlaceVillage, USSR, England, Hospitals
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StyleTense, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

Josh leaves his advertising career at its peak, everyone wants either to be him or to have him. A car accident will leave his daughter in a strange coma and when everyone has given up she starts communicating with him, or is he going mad?

Paddington (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Canada
CharactersAnimals, Bears, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life, Adoption
PlaceJungle, England, London
StyleExciting, Cute, By books, Touching, For a cozy evening

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary Brown. Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Fate
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

The Hippopotamus (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersAlcoholics, Terminally ill, Poets

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

Another Year (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersLawyers, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Loneliness, Jealousy, Family life
PlaceEngland, London
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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.

Retreat (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotApocalypse, Death, Viruses, Radio
PlaceIslands, England, Scotland, Estate
StyleAction, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.

Cruel Summer (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Autistic
PlotOn real events, Fight, False accusations
PlaceForest, England, Cemetery
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

Young Autism sufferer Danny enjoys the serenity and solitude of camping. That's all about to change when enraged teens Nicholas, Calvin and Julia find him, each with their own agenda for wanting to see Danny suffer.