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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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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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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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Dr. No is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Dr. No Sean Connery, Ursula Andress Jack Lord

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The Ghost Writer Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor Kim Cattrall

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Shallow Grave Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston 피터 뮬란

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

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The Descent Gabi Golan, Keren Miedzinski Shosh Miedzinski

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Get Carter Michael Caine, Britt Ekland Ian Hendry

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Trance Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy Vincent Cassel

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

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Spectre is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Eye of the Needle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Eye of the Needle Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy Kate Nelligan

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Layer Cake Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy Daniel Craig

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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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Donkey Punch Jaime Winstone, Julian Morris Nichola Burley

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Gangster No. 1 Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany Andrew Lincoln

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Eden Lake Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly Jack O'Connell

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Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham Sean Pertwee

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Sightseers John Hurt, Sara Stewart Alice Lowe

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Triangle Liam Hemsworth, Melissa George Cha Tae-hyun

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

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Down Terrace Michael Smiley, Sara Dee Tony Way

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Cherry Tree Lane Jennie Jacques, Rachael Blake Ashley Chin

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Shifty Jason Flemyng, Kate Groombridge Francesca Annis

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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

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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best British Thriller Movies
Haunted Kate Beckinsale, John Gielgud Aidan Quinn