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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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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) 3 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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Jihad: A Story of the Others is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Thorne: Sleepyhead is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Kidnapping Freddy Heineken is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten

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Sunset Song is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Sunset Song Peter Mullan, Agyness Deyn, Jack Greenlees

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Hiroshima: BBC History of Worl... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd
The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical coming of age romantic drama film directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life ...more

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The Riot Club is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Virunga is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell
The Duchess is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Saul Dibb. It is based on Amanda Foreman's biography of the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of ...more

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The Hippopotamus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Hippopotamus Roger Allam

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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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An Education is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Kaleidoscope is listed (or ranked) 17 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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100 Streets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
100 Streets Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Charlie Creed-Miles
100 Streets is a British drama film directed by Jim O'Hanlon and starring Idris Elba. Three different stories covering infidelity, adoption and a drug dealer turned actor are intertwined as ...more

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City of Tiny Lights is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
City of Tiny Lights

In moody London, a burned-out sleuth sinks into a world of corruption and murderous romance when he tackles a mysterious case of a missing sex worker.

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Anti-Social is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Anti-Social Gregg Sulkin, Meghan Markle, Josh Myers

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Lake Bell, Simon Pegg, Dean-Charles Chapman
Man Up is a 2015 British-French romantic comedy film directed by Ben Palmer. A single 34-year-old woman (Lake Bell) is mistaken for a stranger's blind date and find the perfect boyfriend in a ...more

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Hector is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Hector Peter Mullan, Keith Allen

En route to London for an annual Christmas meet-up with friends, homeless Scotsman Hector attempts to reconnect with the family he left behind.

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Giuliano Gemma, William Berger, Aurore Clément
Closed Circuit is a 1978 Italian crime film directed by Giuliano Montaldo. It was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson
Howards End is a 1992 film based upon the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, a story of class relations in turn-of-the-20th-century England. The film—produced by Merchant Ivory Productions ...more

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Anne Hathaway, Maggie Smith, James McAvoy
Becoming Jane is a 2007 British-Irish historical biographical film directed by Julian Jarrold. It depicts the early life of the English author Jane Austen and her perpetual love and regret with ...more