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From intense dramas to hilarious comedies, here are the best British movies streaming on Netflix Instant, ranked by Netflix junkies like you. This list of British Netflix movies has it all, but you might notice that Brits love to make movies about royalty. The British movies streaming on Netflix about royals include Mrs. Brown.

No listing of the best British films available on Netflix would be complete without mentioning the film versions of classic literature. Here we have Jane Eyre, Mansfield Park, A Room with a View, and Mr. Bean’s Holiday—oh wait, that’s not the literary adaptation we thought it was.

English films streaming on Netflix aren't limited to movies about monarchs or stuffy adaptations, though. This list of U.K. Netflix movies includes a wide variety of styles and genres, from the uniquely British action-comedy of Hot Fuzz to the Oscar-winning romance of Shakespeare in Love.

Be a love, put the kettle on, whip up some cucumber sandwiches, and settle in with these British movies on Netflix. Don't forget to vote up your favorites. And if we missed any streaming British films, don't hesitate to add them!

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Hot Fuzz Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The three and the film's producer Nira Park had previously worked together on the television ...more

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In Bruges Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith In Bruges is a 2008 British-American crime-black comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two Irish hitmen in hiding, with Ralph Fiennes as their gangster boss. The film takes ...more

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Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller Trainspotting is a 1996 British crime comedy drama film directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald. Based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, ...more

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same name by John le Carré. It stars Gary Oldman ...more

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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialLawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company, Horizon Pictures, with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and ...more

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Philomena Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan Philomena is a 2013 drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the true story of Philomena Lee's 50-year-long search for ...more

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent images to comment on psychiatry, juvenile ...more

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A Room with a View Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench A Room with a View is a British romance drama film directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant of E. M. Forster's 1908 novel of the same name. The film follows closely the novel by use of the chapter titles to section the film into ...more

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Mansfield Park Jonny Lee Miller, Anna Popplewell, James Purefoy Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialMansfield Park is a 1999 British romantic comedy-drama film based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, written and directed by Patricia Rozema. The film departs from the original novel in several respects. For example, the life of Jane ...more

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Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The adaptation stars Renée ...more

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My Left Foot Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialMy Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown is a 1989 Irish drama film directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. It tells the story of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could control only his left foot. Christy ...more

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Amy Adams, Mark Strong, Frances McDormand Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Bharat Nalluri. The screenplay by David Magee and Simon Beaufoy is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Winifred Watson. ...more

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Kinky Boots Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Nick Frost Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialKinky Boots is a 2005 British-American comedy-drama film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, and directed by Julian Jarrold. Based on a true story, the movie tells of a struggling British shoe factory's young, strait-laced owner, Charlie, who ...more

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Jane Eyre Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Mia Wasikowska Jane Eyre is a 2011 British romantic drama film directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. The screenplay is written by Moira Buffini based on the 1847 novel of the same name by Charlotte Brontë. The film ...more

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Filth James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell Filth is a 2013 British crime comedy-drama film written and directed by Jon S. Baird, based on Irvine Welsh's novel Filth. The film was released on 27 September 2013 in Scotland, 4 October 2013 elsewhere in Britain and Ireland, 30 May 2014 in ...more

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The Iron Lady Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen The Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

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Shakespeare in Love Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialShakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair involving Viola de Lesseps and playwright William ...more

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My Week with Marilyn Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Judi Dench My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges. It stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson and Judi Dench. Based on two books ...more

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Enchanted April Alfred Molina, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson Enchanted April is a 1992 film adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim's 1922 novel, "The Enchanted April," directed by Mike Newell. The novel was previously adapted as a stage play by Kane Campbell in 1925, and as an RKO Radio film in ...more

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gruppenfuhrer added Dead Man's Shoes Paddy Constantine, Toby Kebbell, Gary Stretch Dead Man's Shoes is a 2004 British psychological thriller film written and directed by Shane Meadows, and co-written by Paddy Considine, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Toby Kebbell, Gary Stretch and Stuart Wolfenden. The ...more

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In the Loop James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky, Peter Capaldi In the Loop is a 2009 British satirical black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci as a spin-off from the BBC Television series The Thick of It. The film satirizes Anglo-American politics in the 21st century and the Invasion of Iraq. It was ...more

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Brighton Rock Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Andy Serkis Brighton Rock is a 2010 British crime film loosely based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel of the same name. Rowan Joffé wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which stars Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Sean ...more

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy crime drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular ...more

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Great Expectations Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane Great Expectations is a 2012 drama film written by David Nicholls and directed by Mike Newell.

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The Importance of Being Earnest Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Colin Firth Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialThe Importance of Being Earnest is a 2002 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Oliver Parker, based on Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners play The Importance of Being Earnest. The original music score is composed by ...more

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Mrs Brown Gerard Butler, Judi Dench, Billy Connolly Mrs Brown, also theatrically released as Her Majesty, Mrs Brown, is a 1997 British drama film starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher and Gerard Butler. It was written by Jeremy Brock and directed by John Madden. The ...more

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Quartet Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialQuartet is a 2012 British comedy-drama film based on the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood, which ran in London's West End from September 1999 until January 2000. It was filmed late in 2011 at Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire. The film is actor ...more

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Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast including Charlie Cox, Ben Barnes, Michelle Pfeiffer, ...more

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Centurion Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Imogen Poots Centurion is a 2010 British historical action-war film directed by Neil Marshall, loosely based on the legend of the massacre of the Ninth Legion in Caledonia in the early second century AD. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, ...more

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Croupier Clive Owen, Rhona Mitra, Alex Kingston Croupier is a 1998 British film starring Clive Owen as a croupier, and was directed by Mike Hodges. It was the released on DVD by Alliance Atlantis in Canada and Image Entertainment in the USA. The film attracted a strong critical following in ...more

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The Awakening Rebecca Hall, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West The Awakening is a 2011 British horror film directed and co-written by Nick Murphy, starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Imelda Staunton.

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Mr. Bean's Holiday Willem Dafoe, Rowan Atkinson, Jean Rochefort Mr. Bean's Holiday is a 2007 British comedy film, directed by Steve Bendelack and starring Rowan Atkinson, Max Baldry, Emma de Caunes and Willem Dafoe. It is the second film based on the television series Mr. Bean, following the 1997 Bean. ...more

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The Bank Job Mick Jagger, Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows The Bank Job is a 2008 British crime film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Jason Statham, based on the 1971 Baker Street robbery in central London, from which the money and valuables stolen ...more

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The Snapper Brendan Gleeson, Colm Meaney, Stanley Townsend The Snapper is a 1993 Irish television film which was directed by Stephen Frears and starred Tina Kellegher, Colm Meaney and Brendan Gleeson. The film is based on the novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle, about the Rabbitte family and their ...more

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The Oxford Murders John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey The Oxford Murders is a 2008 British film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. This British thriller film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Argentine mathematician and writer Guillermo Martínez. The film stars Elijah Wood, ...more

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Exam Gemma Chan, Colin Salmon, Jimi Mistry Exam is a 2009 British psychological thriller film written by Simon Garrity and Stuart Hazeldine, directed by Stuart Hazeldine and starring Colin Salmon, Chris Carey, Jimi Mistry, Luke Mably, Gemma Chan, Chuk Iwuji, John Lloyd Fillingham, ...more

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Sightseers John Hurt, Sara Stewart, Alice Lowe Sightseers is a 2012 comedy film written by Amy Jump, Steve Oram, Alice Lowe and directed by Ben Wheatley.

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Burke & Hare Isla Fisher, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee Burke & Hare is a 2010 British black comedy film, loosely based on the Burke and Hare murders. Directed by John Landis, the film stars Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as William Burke and William Hare respectively. It was Landis's first feature ...more

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From Time to Time Maggie Smith, Carice van Houten, Timothy Spall From Time to Time is a 2009 British adventure film directed by Julian Fellowes and starring Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Carice van Houten, Alex Etel, Eliza Bennett, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh, Dominic West, Hugh Bonneville, Kwayedza Kureya, and ...more

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Byzantium Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller Byzantium is a 2012 drama, fantasy and thriller film written by Moira Buffini and directed by Neil Jordan.

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Fever Pitch Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Stephen Rea Fever Pitch is a 1997 film starring Colin Firth based loosely on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby.

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Fish Tank Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Anthony Geary Fish Tank is a 2009 British drama film written and directed by Andrea Arnold. The film is about Mia Williams, a volatile and socially isolated 15-year-old who lives with her single mother, Joanne. The mother's new boyfriend, Conor, becomes ...more

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Bronson Tom Hardy, Amanda Burton, James Lance Bronson is a 2008 British fictionalised biographical psychological drama film co-written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Tom Hardy. The film follows the life of notorious prisoner Michael Gordon Peterson, who was renamed ...more

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Little Voice Ewan McGregor, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent Little Voice is a 1998 British musical written and directed by Mark Herman and made in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The screenplay is based on Jim Cartwright’s play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

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Black Death Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten Black Death is a 2010 German-British action horror film directed by Christopher Smith from an original screenplay by Dario Poloni. It stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, and Carice van Houten. Despite not being credited as a writer, Smith made ...more

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How I Live Now Saoirse Ronan, Anna Chancellor, George MacKay How I Live Now is a 2013 British drama film based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Meg Rosoff, directed by Kevin Macdonald and script written by Tony Grisoni, Jeremy Brock and Penelope Skinner. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, ...more

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The Last Days on Mars Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai The Last Days on Mars is a 2013 science fiction-horror film directed by Ruairí Robinson with a screenplay by Clive Dawson, based on the short story "The Animators" by Sydney J. Bounds. It was screened in the Directors' ...more

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Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.

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The Two Faces of January Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac The Two Faces of January is a 2014 thriller film written and directed by Hossein Amini.