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The Best British Movies On Netflix 

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Updated May 6, 2020 3.3k votes 1.6k voters 161.9k views 32 items

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

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The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

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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Calibre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran

Released: 2018

Directed by: Matt Palmer

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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The Theory of Everything... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Marsh

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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Kidnapping Freddy Heinek... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten

Directed by: Daniel Alfredson

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Marcella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Marcella
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The Duchess is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell

Released: 2008

Directed by: Saul Dibb

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 Iron Lady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

The Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

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6 Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
6 Days
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Love Wedding Repeat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, Eleanor Tomlinson

Released: 2020

Directed by: Dean Craig

Love Wedding Repeat is a 2020 romantic comedy film written and directed by Dean Craig, a remake of French wedding comedy 'Plan de Table'. Troubles arise for a man when he is abruptly reunited ...more
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Virunga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix

Released: 2014

Directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel

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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A Little Chaos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci

Released: 2014

Directed by: Alan Rickman

A Little Chaos is a 2014 British period drama film directed by Alan Rickman and written by Allison Deegan. The film stars Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Matthias ...more
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Spooks: The Greater Good... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
MI-5 Kit Harington, Lara Pulver, David Harewood

Released: 2015

Directed by: Bharat Nalluri

Spooks: The Greater Good is a 2015 British spy film directed by Bharat Nalluri, based on the British spy series Spooks (a.k.a. MI5).
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Under the Skin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek, Paul Brannigan

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Glazer

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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About Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie, Bill Nighy

Released: 2013

Directed by: Richard Curtis

About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Richard Curtis. A young man (Domhnall Gleeson) with the special ability to time travel tries to change his past in order to ...more

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Howards End is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson

Released: 1992

Directed by: James Ivory

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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Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Released: 1979

Directed by: Terry Jones

Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python, and directed by Jones. It tells the story of Brian ...more

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Once Upon a Time in Lond... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
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Starred Up is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Jack O'Connell, Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2013

Directed by: David Mackenzie

Starred Up is a 2013 British prison crime drama film directed by David Mackenzie and written by Jonathan Asser. The film stars Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rupert Friend. The film is ...more

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Elizabeth: The Golden Ag... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Eddie Redmayne

Released: 2007

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a 2007 sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur and produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title Films. It stars Cate Blanchett in the title ...more

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The Bad Education Movie ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Bad Education Movie Lindsay Adams, Kae Alexander, Jack Binstead

Released: 2015

Directed by: Elliot Hegarty

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Trespass Against Us is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Trespass Against Us Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Sean Harris

Directed by: Adam Smith

Trespass Against Us is a British-American crime drama film directed by Adam Smith and written by Alastair Siddons. After an elaborate heist goes south, reluctant criminal Chad must find a way to ...more
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The Exception is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Exception Lily James, Jai Courtney, Janet McTeer

Directed by: David Leveaux

The Exception is a 2016 romantic war drama film directed by David Leveaux. It is about a German officer and a Dutch spy, each tasked to watch the former German Kaiser Wilhelm II, who fall in
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Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen

Released: 1998

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England, alongside Geoffrey Rush, ...more

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Kaleidoscope is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill

Released: 1966

Directed by: Jack Smight

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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Suffragette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Joe Donley added Carey Mulligan, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Released: 2015

Directed by: Sarah Gavrona

Suffragette is a 2015 British drama film directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan. The film centers on early members of the British women's suffrage movement of the late 19th and early ...more

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