Movies about England

List of the best movies about England, selected by visitors to our site: Oliver Twist, The Other Boleyn Girl, A Royal Night Out, Pride & Prejudice, Into the Storm, Downton Abbey, Rebecca, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, The King, 28 Days Later.

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Oliver Twist (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Czech Republic, France, Italy
CharactersPoor, Orphans, Thieves
PlotChess, Friendship
PlaceEngland, London, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Touching, Tense, Serious

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersFamily, Sisters, Kings, Lovers
PlotLove, Death, Jealousy, Seduction, Love triangle
TimeMiddle Ages

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

A Royal Night Out (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom

The re-imagining of VE Day in 1945, when Princess Elizabeth and her sister, Margaret were allowed out from Buckingham Palace for the night to join in the celebrations, and encounter romance and danger.

Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersSisters, Friends
PlotLove, Hatred
StyleFascinating, By books, Jane Austen Novels

Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

Into the Storm (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotOn real events
StyleSoulful, Gloomy

This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.

Downton Abbey (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersHorses, Drivers, Gay, Maids
PlotDancing, Weapon, Inheritance, Intrigue
PlaceTrains, England, Kitchen, Country houses, Estate
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Rebecca (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotObsession, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Psychological problems

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersWriters, Strong women
PlotDancing, Love, Hunger, Flowers, Friendship
PlaceBeach, England, London, Islands
TimeWorld War II
StyleWorth watching, Netflix, Touching, Soulful

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

The King (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, Australia
CharactersHorses, Kings, Friends, Princesses, Warriors
PlotLove, War, Political, Power, Confrontation
PlaceFrance, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Unexpected ending, Netflix

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

28 Days Later (2002)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Scientists, Military
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, End of the world, Death, Survival
PlaceEngland, London, Ghost towns
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleDepressive, Heavy, Disturbing

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 virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

Dunkirk (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
CharactersPilots, Friends, Lifeguards, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, Death, Survival, Fear, On real events
PlaceSea, Ships, Beach, France, England
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Best soundtracks, Disturbing, Tense, Epic

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Markimdb: 2.2
Genreaction, fantasy
CharactersDragons, Monsters, Giants, Heroes
PlotLove, Cheating
PlaceEngland, Castle
StyleExciting, Depressive

The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

London Has Fallen (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
CharactersSpecial agents, Terrorists, Heroes, Presidential, Tough guys
PlotPolitical, Hostage, Conspiracies
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, For men, Serious

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Terminal (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Hungary, USA
CharactersSnipers, Teachers, Orphans, Strong women, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Death, Seduction, Chess, Money
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fancy, Tense

In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, two assassins carry out a sinister mission, a teacher battles a fatal illness, and an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress lead dangerous double lives. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night, as their lives intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind who is hell-bent on revenge.

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018)
Markimdb: 6
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersClothing designers
PlaceEngland, London

The remarkable story of iconoclastic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy.

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersScientists, Geniuses, Criminals
PlotFriendship, On real events
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, For men, Atmospheric, Makes me think

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Political, Rivalry, Social Media
StyleSerious, Fascinating, Psychological problems

Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals, Jews, Twins
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Blackmail, On real events
PlaceEngland, London, Prison, Hospitals
TimeWorld War II
StyleDisturbing, Serious, Heavy, For men

Billy Hill and Jack 'Spot' Comer were among the most notorious criminals in London up until the 1950s. Dramatising the violent reign of two of London's most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack 'Spot' Comer (Terry Stone), ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons. This is the story of their rise and fall.

The Favourite (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Lesbians, Maids
PlotPolitical, Jealousy, Love triangle, Rivalry, Cheating
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.

Peterloo (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleFor men, Heavy, Disturbing

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reforms and protest against rising levels of poverty.