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The Best Action Movies Set in London

Updated November 5, 2019 161 votes 21 voters 1.5k views27 items

List RulesThe action movie must be primarily set in London.

London is a very scenic city, so it makes a great location for action movies. There are many to choose from. Some are about cops and criminals, some are period pieces, and some have elements of science fiction mixed in. More than a few dedicate themselves to showing the city's famed landmarks. Action films based in London offer just about anything fans of the genre could want, all in a very atmospheric setting. There are also plenty of famous actors who have filmed action movies in London, such as Jason Statham, Robert Downey Jr., Daniel Craig, and Christian Bale.

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    Attack the Block

    Nick Frost, John Boyega
    Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Cornish On a...  more
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    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Lady Gaga, David Beckham
    Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A...  more
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    Welcome to the Punch

    James McAvoy, Mark Strong
    Welcome To The Punch is a British action thriller released on 15 March 2013 by Momentum...  more
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the...  more
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt
    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and...  more
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    London Has Fallen

    Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler
    London Has Fallen is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi, It is a...  more
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    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman
    Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by...  more
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    The Bank Job

    Mick Jagger, Jason Statham
    The Bank Job is a 2008 British film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, directed by...  more
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    The Avengers

    Uma Thurman, Sean Connery
    The Avengers is a 1998 American action spy film adaptation of the British television series of...  more
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    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

    Frankie Muniz, Keith David
    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London is an action comedy film and the sequel to the 2003...  more
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    Skyfall

    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes
    Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel...  more
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    Children of Men

    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen
    Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso...  more
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    Eastern Promises

    Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen
    Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David...  more
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    Gangster No. 1

    Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany
    This film is a 2000 British film directed by Paul McGuigan. It stars Paul Bettany in the title...  more
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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy
    Layer Cake is a 2005 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial...  more
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    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and...  more
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    Reign of Fire

    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey
    Reign of Fire is a 2002 post-apocalyptic action fantasy film directed by Rob Bowman and...  more
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    RocknRolla

    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler
    RocknRolla is a 2008 British comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring...  more
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    The Assassination Bureau

    Diana Rigg, Oliver Reed
    The Assassination Bureau Limited is a black comedy film made in 1969 based on an unfinished...  more
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    The League of Gentlemen

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed
    The League of Gentlemen is a 1960 British crime drama directed by Basil Dearden and starring...  more
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    The Long Good Friday

    Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren
    The Long Good Friday is a British film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. It was completed...  more
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    Blitz

    Jason Statham, Paddy Constantine
    Blitz is a 2011 British crime thriller film directed by Elliott Lester, based on the novel by...  more
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    The Veteran

    Brian Cox, Toby Kebbell
    The Veteran is a 2011 British action film directed by Matthew Hope, featuring Toby Kebbell,...  more
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    Fast & Furious 6

    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker
    Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth...  more
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    The Sweeney

    Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis
    The Sweeney is a British action drama, inspired by the 1970s The Sweeney, the British...  more