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The Best British Movies On Netflix

Updated October 19, 2020 766 votes 1.8k voters 173.7k views29 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    The Theory of Everything

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Marsh

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2011

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

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    Calibre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Calibre

    Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

    Released2018

    Directed byMatt Palmer

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    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

    Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington

    Directed byDaniel Alfredson

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  • 5
    The Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    The Queen

    Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byStephen Frears

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    Once Upon a Time in London is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Once Upon a Time in London

    Carl Froch
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    Love Wedding Repeat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Love Wedding Repeat

    Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn

    Released2020

    Directed byDean Craig

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  • 8
    Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Life of Brian

    George Harrison, John Cleese

    Released1979

    Directed byTerry Jones

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    A Little Chaos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    A Little Chaos

    Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman

    Released2014

    Directed byAlan Rickman

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    The Iron Lady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    The Iron Lady

    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent

    Released2011

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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    Howards End is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Howards End

    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Ivory

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    Suffragette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Suffragette

    Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson

    Released2015

    Directed bySarah Gavrona

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    About Time is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Curtis

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    Song for Marion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Song for Marion

    Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2012

    Directed byPaul Andrew Williams

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    The Bad Education Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    The Bad Education Movie

    Lindsay Adams, Kae Alexander

    Released2015

    Directed byElliot Hegarty

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    Been So Long is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Been So Long

    Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene

    Released2018

    Directed byTinge Krishnan

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  • 17
    Pride & Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

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    The Danish Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    The Danish Girl

    Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

    Directed byTom Hooper

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    The Eichmann Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    The Eichmann Show

    Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia

    Released2015

    Directed byPaul Andrew Williams

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  • 20
    The Exception is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    The Exception

    Lily James, Jai Courtney

    Directed byDavid Leveaux

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  • 21
    iBoy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    iBoy

    Bill Milner, Maisie Williams

    Directed byAdam Randall

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  • 22
    Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Anna Karenina

    Keira Knightley, Jude Law

    Released2012

    Directed byJoe Wright

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

    Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn

    Directed byBenedict Andrews

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    W.E. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    W.E.

    Natalie Dormer, Abbie Cornish

    Released2011

    Directed byMadonna

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    Trespass Against Us is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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    Trespass Against Us

    Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson

    Directed byAdam Smith

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