Movies about London

List of the best movies about London, selected by visitors to our site: Top Boy, Rustom, Fleabag, The Aliens, The Lady in the Van, The Infidel, The Heavy, The Anomaly, Once Upon a Time in London, London: The Modern Babylon.

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

Top Boy (2011)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Friends, Poor
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.

Rustom (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotLove, On real events, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceCourt, England, India, London
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rustom Pavri, an honourable officer of the Indian Navy shoots his friend Vikram to death after discovering that his wife Cynthia had an affair with the rich businessman. The Commander surrenders himself to the Police immediately and admits to have killed Vikram but pleads 'not guilty' in court. Is he convicted or acquitted?

Fleabag (2016)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Sisters
PlotPassion, Obsession, Loneliness, Breakup, Religious
PlaceEngland, London, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Light, Black humor, For single girls

As she hurls herself headlong at modern living, Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from wherever she can, rejecting anyone who tries to help her, and keeping up her bravado throughout.

The Aliens (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersAliens, Criminals
PlaceEngland, London

Nearly 40 years ago aliens crash-landed in the UK. They look like us, but are forced to live in a ghetto. Border control officer Lewis falls in love with one.

The Lady in the Van (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersBikers, Family, Writers, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, On real events, Cars, Motorcycles, Friendship
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, England, Cemetery, London
StyleBy books, Touching

The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

The Infidel (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLosers, Taxi drivers
PlaceEngland, London
StyleBlack humor

Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. Mahmud, who is not exactly a devout Muslim, he drinks alcohol, and does not pray five times, but does agree that he will appease Arshad, without whose approval the marriage cannot take place. Shortly thereafter Mahmud, while going over his recently deceased mother's documents, will find out that he was adopted, his birth parents were Jewish, and his name is actually Solly Shimshillewitz.

The Heavy (2010)
Markimdb: 4.9
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Sibling rivalry turned into betrayal between two brothers. One a prime candidate for Prime Minister, the other a henchman for a successful, yet shady businessman. Presented with an opportunity to take revenge against his brother, our anti-hero must come to terms with the truth in a world where you can trust no one and loyalty is rare.

The Anomaly (2014)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSkirmishes, Technology, Conspiracies
StyleExciting, Tense, Cyberpunk, Serious, For men

A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.

Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Jews, Twins, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Blackmail, Rivalry
PlacePrison, England, Hospitals, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

London: The Modern Babylon (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary, music, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland, London
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

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Mrs Wilson (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Family, Widows
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceIndia, London
TimeWorld War II, Cold War
StylePsychological problems, Action, By books, Fascinating, Serious

After the sudden death of ex-Secret Intelligence Service man Alexander, his wife Alison investigates when mysteries from her husband's past come knocking.

A Death in the Gunj (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama
PlotOn real events, Death
PlaceBeach, London, St. Petersburg
StylePsychological problems, Serious, Disturbing

A sensitive university student unraveling while on a week-long vacation with a crowd of cocksure relatives and family friends.

Jack Falls (2011)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

Former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London seeking those who tried to have him killed in Amsterdam.

Feedback (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySpain, USA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A radio host is kidnapped on air and forced to tell secrets about his past.

Families (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotInheritance, Double life
PlaceFrance, London

Jérôme Varenne, a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is very displeased to learn from her and his hated brother, that the family house in Ambray is going to be sold. Jerome decides to go to the town where he grew up to see what is going on. Little does he know how eventful his escapade will be. Little does he know that it will change his life from soup to nuts...

Page Eight (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Journalists
PlotPolitical, Conspiracies, Blackmail, Funeral
PlaceEngland, London, Country houses
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Serious

Johnny is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss dies suddenly, leaving behind an inexplicable file which threatens the stability of the organisation.

Lost in London (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Death, Chase
PlaceLondon, Night Clubs

Within the course of a night, Woody Harrelson finds himself in a misadventure in London that winds him up in prison.

Oasis (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceSpace, Deserts, London

Set in the near future, Oasis tells the story of priest Peter Leigh, who is called to a remote planet where a mysterious multinational company is building the first permanent off-Earth human colony. The planet, Oasis, is humanity’s last chance to escape from Earth’s impending collapse, but it quickly becomes apparent that it may not be as hospitable to humanity as it seems... Note: This is a pilot episode only.

Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists
PlotOn real events, Music
PlaceEngland, London, New York
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

Hyena (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Snake
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?