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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 Mrs. Brown.

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, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Johnny English Reborn.

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 My Left Foot.

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
Hot Fuzz 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 three and the film's producer Nira Park had ...more

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same ...more

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more

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My Left Foot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
My Left Foot Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown is a 1989 Irish drama film directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. It tells the story of Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral ...more

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The Awakening is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Awakening Rebecca Hall, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West The Awakening is a 2011 British horror film directed and co-written by Nick Murphy, starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Imelda Staunton.

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Centurion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Centurion Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Imogen Poots Centurion is a 2010 British historical action-war film directed by Neil Marshall, loosely based on the legend of the massacre of the Ninth Legion in Caledonia in the early second century AD. The ...more

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Exam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Exam Gemma Chan, Colin Salmon, Jimi Mistry Exam is a 2009 British psychological thriller film written by Simon Garrity and Stuart Hazeldine, directed by Stuart Hazeldine and starring Colin Salmon, Chris Carey, Jimi Mistry, Luke Mably, ...more

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The Two Faces of January is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Two Faces of January Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac The Two Faces of January is a 2014 thriller film written and directed by Hossein Amini.

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Byzantium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Byzantium Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller Byzantium is a 2012 drama, fantasy and thriller film written by Moira Buffini and directed by Neil Jordan.

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Atonement is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Atonement Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama war film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel of the same name. The film stars James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, ...more

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Bronson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Bronson Tom Hardy, Amanda Burton, James Lance Bronson is a 2008 British fictionalised biographical psychological drama film co-written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Tom Hardy. The film follows the life of notorious ...more

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The Numbers Station is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Numbers Station Malin Åkerman, John Cusack, Hannah Murray The Numbers Station is a 2013 British-American-Belgian action thriller film, starring John Cusack and Malin Åkerman, about a burned-out CIA black ops agent assigned to protect the code ...more

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The Imposter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Imposter Adam O'Brian, Ken Appledorn, Amparo Fontanet The Imposter is a 2012 biographical documentary film directed by Bart Layton.

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Weekend is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Weekend Tom Cullen, Kieran Hardcastle, Chris New Weekend is a 2011 drama romance film written and directed by Andrew Haigh.

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I Give It a Year is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
I Give It a Year Anna Faris, Rose Byrne, Minnie Driver I Give It a Year is a 2013 British comedy film, written and directed by Dan Mazer and starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris and Simon Baker. The film was based and filmed in London and was ...more

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Exit Through the Gift Shop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Exit Through the Gift Shop Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial "In the late 1990s, a hybrid form of graffiti began appearing in cities around the world. Enlisting stickers, stencils, posters, and sculpture and spread by the burgeoning Internet, it ...more

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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.

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Chalet Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Chalet Girl Brooke Shields, Sophia Bush, Felicity Jones Chalet Girl is a 2011 British romantic comedy film directed by Phil Traill. The film stars Felicity Jones, Bill Bailey, Ed Westwick, Sophia Bush, Brooke Shields and Bill Nighy. The film was ...more

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Kidnapping Freddy Heineken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten

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Locked In is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Locked In Eliza Dushku, Sarah Roemer, Ben Barnes Locked In is a 2010 independent thriller drama film directed by Suri Krishnamma and written by Ronnie Christensen, starring Ben Barnes, Sarah Roemer and Eliza Dushku. It was shot in the United ...more

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Johnny English Reborn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Johnny English Reborn Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Rowan Atkinson Johnny English Reborn is a 2011 British spy comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film is the sequel to Johnny English, and stars Rowan Atkinson reprising his role as the ...more

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Shadow Dancer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Shadow Dancer Gillian Anderson, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough Shadow Dancer is a 2012 thriller film written by Tom Bradby and directed by James Marsh.

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The Secret of Moonacre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Secret of Moonacre Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone, Ioan Gruffudd The Secret of Moonacre is a 2008 fantasy film based on the novel The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. The film was directed by Gábor Csupó and starred Dakota Blue Richards ...more

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The Inbetweeners 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Inbetweeners 2 Freddie Stroma, Daisy Ridley, Tamla Kari The Inbetweeners 2 is a 2014 British comedy film and sequel to The Inbetweeners Movie, which is based on the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners. It was written and directed by series creators Damon ...more

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Welcome to the Punch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Welcome to the Punch James McAvoy, Mark Strong, David Morrissey Welcome To The Punch is a British action thriller released on 15 March 2013 by Momentum Pictures in the UK and Ireland. Written by Eran Creevy, the script had been placed on the 2010 Brit List, ...more

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Last Passenger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Last Passenger Last Passenger is a 2013 British suspense thriller film directed by Omid Nooshin and starring Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon and Iddo Goldberg.

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Hiroshima: BBC History of Worl... is listed (or ranked) 27 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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The Gruffalo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Gruffalo Helena Bonham Carter, Ringo Starr, John Hurt Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Gruffalo is a 2009 British-German short computer animated film based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Directed by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, ...more

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Virunga is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Virunga 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 Lonely Place to Die is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
A Lonely Place to Die Melissa George, Eamonn Walker, Ed Speleers A Lonely Place to Die is a 2011 British thriller film directed by Julian Gilbey and based on a screenplay from Will Gilbey and Julian Gilbey. It stars Melissa George, Ed Speleers, Karel Roden, ...more

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Deep Water is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Deep Water Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale, Jean Badin Deep Water is a documentary film, directed by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, produced by Jonny Persey, opening in the UK on 15 December 2006. It is based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst ...more

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Lost in La Mancha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Lost in La Mancha Vanessa Paradis Lost in La Mancha is a 2002 documentary film about Terry Gilliam's unfinished film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a film adaptation of the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. It was shot ...more

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Following is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Following Emma Thomas, Barbara Stepansky, John Nolan Following is a 1998 British neo-noir drama thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It tells the story of a young man who follows strangers around the streets of London and is ...more

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The Inbetweeners Movie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Inbetweeners Movie Laura Haddock, Theo James, Belinda Stewart-Wilson The Inbetweeners Movie is a 2011 British coming-of-age comedy film based on the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners, written by series creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris and directed by Ben Palmer. ...more

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The Trip to Italy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Trip to Italy Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner The Trip to Italy is a 2014 Comedy Drama film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom.

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The Decoy Bride is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
The Decoy Bride Alice Eve, David Tennant, Kelly Macdonald The Decoy Bride is a 2011 British romantic comedy film written by comedian Sally Phillips and Neil Jaworski, and starring David Tennant, Alice Eve and Kelly Macdonald and set on the fictional ...more

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Monsters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best British Movies On Netflix
Monsters Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Annalee Jefferies Monsters is a 2010 British science fiction monster film written and directed by Gareth Edwards in his feature film directorial debut. Edwards also served as the cinematographer, production ...more