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The Best British Movies On Netflix

Updated October 19, 2020 940 votes 1.9k voters 183.2k 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 Everything1
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    The Theory of Everything

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Marsh

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  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy2
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2011

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

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  • Calibre3
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    Calibre

    Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

    Released2018

    Directed byMatt Palmer

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  • Kidnapping Mr. Heineken4
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    Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

    Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington

    Released2015

    Directed byDaniel Alfredson

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  • Once Upon a Time in London5
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    Once Upon a Time in London

    Terry Stone, Andy Beckwith

    Released2019

    Directed bySimon Rumley

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  • The Queen6
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    The Queen

    Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byStephen Frears

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  • About Time7
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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Curtis

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  • Life of Brian8
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    Life of Brian

    George Harrison, John Cleese

    Released1979

    Directed byTerry Jones

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  • Love Wedding Repeat9
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    Love Wedding Repeat

    Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn

    Released2020

    Directed byDean Craig

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  • A Little Chaos10
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    A Little Chaos

    Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman

    Released2014

    Directed byAlan Rickman

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  • Pride & Prejudice11
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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

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  • Howards End12
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    Howards End

    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Ivory

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  • The Bad Education Movie13
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    The Bad Education Movie

    Lindsay Adams, Kae Alexander

    Released2015

    Directed byElliot Hegarty

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  • Anna Karenina14
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    Anna Karenina

    Keira Knightley, Jude Law

    Released2012

    Directed byJoe Wright

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  • Suffragette15
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    Suffragette

    Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson

    Released2015

    Directed bySarah Gavrona

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  • The Iron Lady16
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    The Iron Lady

    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent

    Released2011

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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  • The Eichmann Show17
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    The Eichmann Show

    Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia

    Released2015

    Directed byPaul Andrew Williams

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  • Been So Long18
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    Been So Long

    Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene

    Released2018

    Directed byTinge Krishnan

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  • iBoy19
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    iBoy

    Bill Milner, Maisie Williams

    Directed byAdam Randall

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  • In Darkness20
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    In Darkness

    Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Byrne

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  • The Exception21
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    The Exception

    Lily James, Jai Courtney

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Leveaux

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    The Danish Girl

    Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

    Released2015

    Directed byTom Hooper

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    Trespass Against Us

    Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson

    Directed byAdam Smith

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    Una

    Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn

    Directed byBenedict Andrews

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  • Mindhorn25
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    Mindhorn

    When a twisted killer tells the police he'll only speak to a fictional 1980s TV detective, the washed-up actor who played him takes the gig.

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