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The Best British Movies On Netflix

Updated October 19, 2020 819 votes 1.8k voters 176.7k views28 items

From intense dramas to hilarious comedies, here are the best British movies streaming on Netflix, ranked by binge junkies like you. This list of British Netflix movies has it all, but you might notice that Brits love to make movies about royalty. So, you'll find plenty of good English movies about the intrigue, politics of the crown, and British history.

No listing of the best British films available on Netflix would be complete without mentioning the film versions of classic literature or British romance movies. But if you're looking for a some laughs there are some great British comedy movies on Netflix.

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, and spy movies. Maybe you want to relive a time you've been to London, England or just want to see what it's like, these British movies on Netflix are here to help.

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 you like these movies, check out our list of the best British shows on Netflix.

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    The Theory of Everything
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    The Theory of Everything

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Marsh

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2011

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

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    #14 of 74 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives#61 of 127 The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

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    Calibre
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    Calibre

    Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

    Released2018

    Directed byMatt Palmer

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    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
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    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

    Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington

    Directed byDaniel Alfredson

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    The Queen
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    The Queen

    Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byStephen Frears

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    #351 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#32 of 315 The Best Political Films Ever Made

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    Once Upon a Time in London
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    Once Upon a Time in London

    Carl Froch
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    Love Wedding Repeat
    14
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    Love Wedding Repeat

    Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn

    Released2020

    Directed byDean Craig

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    Life of Brian
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    Life of Brian

    George Harrison, John Cleese

    Released1979

    Directed byTerry Jones

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    #84 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#50 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

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    A Little Chaos
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    A Little Chaos

    Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman

    Released2014

    Directed byAlan Rickman

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    About Time
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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Curtis

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    #968 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#41 of 115 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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    The Iron Lady
    23
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    The Iron Lady

    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent

    Released2011

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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    #25 of 46 35+ Great Political Movies Based on True Stories#444 of 557 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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    Howards End
    12
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    Howards End

    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Ivory

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    #323 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars#39 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s

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    Suffragette
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    Suffragette

    Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson

    Released2015

    Directed bySarah Gavrona

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  • 14
    Pride & Prejudice
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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

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    The Bad Education Movie
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    The Bad Education Movie

    Lindsay Adams, Kae Alexander

    Released2015

    Directed byElliot Hegarty

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    The Danish Girl
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    The Danish Girl

    Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

    Directed byTom Hooper

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    Been So Long
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    Been So Long

    Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene

    Released2018

    Directed byTinge Krishnan

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    Anna Karenina
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    Anna Karenina

    Keira Knightley, Jude Law

    Released2012

    Directed byJoe Wright

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    #47 of 78 The Best Period Romance Movies#6 of 24 Great Period Movies Set in the 19th Century

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    The Eichmann Show
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    The Eichmann Show

    Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia

    Released2015

    Directed byPaul Andrew Williams

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    iBoy
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    iBoy

    Bill Milner, Maisie Williams

    Directed byAdam Randall

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  • 21
    In Darkness
    2
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    In Darkness

    Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Byrne

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    The Exception
    2
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    The Exception

    Lily James, Jai Courtney

    Directed byDavid Leveaux

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    W.E.
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    W.E.

    Natalie Dormer, Abbie Cornish

    Released2011

    Directed byMadonna

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    Una
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    Una

    Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn

    Directed byBenedict Andrews

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    Trespass Against Us
    2
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    Trespass Against Us

    Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson

    Directed byAdam Smith

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