film The Best British Thriller Movies  

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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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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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

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Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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

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Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Skyfall Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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The Ghost Writer Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall

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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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The Descent Gabi Golan, Keren Miedzinski, Shosh Miedzinski

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Trance Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel

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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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Shallow Grave Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, 피터 뮬란

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Spectre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Spectre Daniel Craig

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The Awakening Rebecca Hall, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West

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Layer Cake Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig

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

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Eye of the Needle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Eye of the Needle Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Kate Nelligan

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Kill List MyAnna Buring, Ben Crompton, Emma Fryer

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Harry Brown Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen

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

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

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Sightseers John Hurt, Sara Stewart, Alice Lowe

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Donkey Punch Jaime Winstone, Julian Morris, Nichola Burley

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Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

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

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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Haunted Kate Beckinsale, John Gielgud, Aidan Quinn

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Cherry Tree Lane Jennie Jacques, Rachael Blake, Ashley Chin

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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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Wilderness Toby Kebbell, Sean Pertwee, Lenora Crichlow

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Red Road Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie

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London to Brighton Sam Spruell, Claudie Blakley, Alexander Morton