British The Best British Movies On Netflix  

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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 The Duchess.

No listing of the best British films available on Netflix would be complete without mentioning the film versions of classic literature, but if you're looking for British comedies, check out Hot Fuzz and Bridget Jones's Baby. 

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, including British dramas, like Atonement, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, and The Trip to Italy.

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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 film follows two police officers attempting ...more

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 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 ...more

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Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith In Bruges is a 2008 British-American 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 ...more

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Calibre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran Calibre is a 2018 thriller film directed by Matt Palmer. Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip, but nothing could prepare them for ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more

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I Give It a Year is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Anna Faris, Rose Byrne, Minnie Driver I Give It a Year is a 2013 British comedy film, written and directed by Dan Mazer and starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris and Simon Baker. The film was based and filmed in London and was ...more

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Atonement is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel of the same name. The film stars James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola ...more

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The Gruffalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Helena Bonham Carter, Ringo Starr, John Hurt Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Gruffalo is a 2009 British-German short computer animated film based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Directed by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, ...more

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A Lonely Place to Die is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Melissa George, Eamonn Walker, Ed Speleers A Lonely Place to Die is a 2011 British thriller film directed by Julian Gilbey and based on a screenplay from Will Gilbey and Julian Gilbey. It stars Melissa George, Ed Speleers, Karel Roden, ...more

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Kidnapping Freddy Heineken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten

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Hiroshima: BBC History of Worl... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II John Hurt, Ed Bishop, Shane Rimmer Hiroshima is a BBC docudrama that premiered as a television special on 5 August 2005, marking the eve of the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The program was aired on the ...more

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Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek, Paul Brannigan Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on Michel Faber's 2000 novel. A mysterious young woman (Scarlett Johansson) seduces lonely men in the ...more

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The Trip to Italy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Trip to Italy Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner The Trip to Italy is a 2014 Comedy Drama film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom.

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Virunga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Virunga is a 2014 British documentary film directed by Orlando von Einsiedel; it focuses on the conservation work of rangers within Virunga National Park, and the activity of a British company, ...more

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Jihad: A Story of the Others is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Jihad: A Story of the Others Abu Muntasir, Alyas Karmani, Munir Zamir

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The Riot Club is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Riot Club Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth The Riot Club is a 2014 British drama film directed by Lone Scherfig and written by Laura Wade. It is set among the Riot Club, a fictional all-male, exclusive dining club at Oxford University.

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Kaleidoscope is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill Kaleidoscope is a 1966 British crime film starring Warren Beatty and Susannah York. The film had its World Premiere on 8 September 1966 at the Warner Theatre in the West End of London.

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An Education is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike An Education is a 2009 coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, ...more

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Thorne: Sleepyhead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Thorne: Sleepyhead Aidan Gillen, Joshua Close As Detective Inspector Tom Thorne investigates the first three murders by a serial killer, a fourth victim is found alive but paralyzed and unable to move or communicate. David Morrisey and ...more

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Sunset Song is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Sunset Song Peter Mullan, Agyness Deyn, Jack Greenlees

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The Decoy Bride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Alice Eve, David Tennant, Kelly Macdonald The Decoy Bride is a 2011 British romantic comedy film written by comedian Sally Phillips and Neil Jaworski, and starring David Tennant, Alice Eve and Kelly Macdonald and set on the fictional ...more

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The Hippopotamus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Hippopotamus Roger Allam

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Easy Virtue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas Easy Virtue is a 2008 British romantic comedy film based on Noël Coward's play of the same name. The play was previously made into the silent movie Easy Virtue by Alfred Hitchcock. This ...more

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Deep Water is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale, Jean Badin Deep Water is a documentary film, directed by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, produced by Jonny Persey, opening in the UK on 15 December 2006. It is based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst ...more