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If you're sick of re-watching the same American stuff, here are the best British thriller movies to get your adrenaline pumping. Whether you’re looking for thrills in the Scottish Highlands (A Lonely Place to Die), suburban terror (Cherry Tree Lane), or panic in the big city (London to Brighton), you’ll find it on this list of the greatest English thrillers.
 

You’ll also find some major stars on this list of British thriller movies: Gillian Anderson (Closure), Daniel Craig (Layer Cake), Michael Fassbender (Eden Lake), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer). Of special note is the classic A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick’s disturbing vision of a futurist and lawless London. 

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The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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28 Days Later... Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

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Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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The Ghost Writer Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall

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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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Dr. No is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Dr. No Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

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Dead Man's Shoes Paddy Constantine, Toby Kebbell, Gary Stretch

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Get Carter Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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Eye of the Needle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Eye of the Needle Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Kate Nelligan

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The Descent Gabi Golan, Keren Miedzinski, Shosh Miedzinski

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Layer Cake Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig

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Trance Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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Shallow Grave Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, 피터 뮬란

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The Disappearance of Alice Creed Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston

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Spectre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Spectre Daniel Craig

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Unman, Wittering and Zigo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Unman, Wittering and Zigo Carolyn Seymour, Tony Haygarth, Douglas Wilmer

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Blow Up is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies

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Eden Lake Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell

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Kill List MyAnna Buring, Ben Crompton, Emma Fryer

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The Awakening Rebecca Hall, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West

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Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Hitchcock Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Helen Mirren

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Harry Brown Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen

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Bulldog Drummond is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Bulldog Drummond Joan Bennett, Ronald Colman, Lawrence Grant

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Gangster No. 1 Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany, Andrew Lincoln

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Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

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Donkey Punch Jaime Winstone, Julian Morris, Nichola Burley

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Sightseers John Hurt, Sara Stewart, Alice Lowe

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The Hole Keira Knightley, Thora Birch, Embeth Davidtz

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Triangle Melissa George, Michael Dorman, Rachael Carpani

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Down Terrace Michael Smiley, Sara Dee, Tony Way

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Shifty Jason Flemyng, Kate Groombridge, Francesca Annis

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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Haunted Kate Beckinsale, John Gielgud, Aidan Quinn

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A Lonely Place to Die Melissa George, Eamonn Walker, Ed Speleers

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Cherry Tree Lane Jennie Jacques, Rachael Blake, Ashley Chin

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Wilderness Toby Kebbell, Sean Pertwee, Lenora Crichlow

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London to Brighton Sam Spruell, Claudie Blakley, Alexander Morton

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Red Road Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie