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The Best Action Movies Set in London

Updated November 5, 2019 150 votes 18 voters 1.0k 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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    Welcome to the Punch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Welcome to the Punch

    James McAvoy, Mark Strong

    Released2013

    Directed byEran Creevy

    Welcome To The Punch is a British action thriller released on 15 March 2013 by Momentum... more
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    Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Attack the Block

    Nick Frost, John Boyega

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Cornish

    Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction comedy film. The film was written and... more
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    Kingsman: The Secret Service is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Lady Gaga, David Beckham

    Released2015

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A... more
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    Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the... more
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    V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2005

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more
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    Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by... more
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    The Bank Job is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    The Bank Job

    Mick Jagger, Jason Statham

    Released2008

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

    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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    The Avengers

    Uma Thurman, Sean Connery

    Released1998

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    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: Destinatio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

    Frankie Muniz, Keith David

    Released2004

    Directed byKevin Allen

    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London is an action comedy film and the sequel to the 2003... more
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    Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Skyfall

    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2012

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel... more
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    Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Children of Men

    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen

    Released2006

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso... more
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    Eastern Promises is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Eastern Promises

    Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David... more
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    Gangster No. 1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Gangster No. 1

    Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany

    Released2000

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

    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 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy

    Released2004

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Layer Cake is a 2004 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial... more
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    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Ba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London

    Released1998

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and... more
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    Reign of Fire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Reign of Fire

    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Bowman

    Reign of Fire is a 2002 post-apocalyptic action fantasy film directed by Rob Bowman and... more
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    RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    RocknRolla

    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler

    Released2008

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    RocknRolla is a 2008 British comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring... more
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    The Assassination Bureau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    The Assassination Bureau

    Diana Rigg, Oliver Reed

    Released1969

    Directed byBasil Dearden

    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 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    The League of Gentlemen

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed

    Released1959

    Directed byBasil Dearden

    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 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    The Long Good Friday

    Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Mackenzie

    The Long Good Friday is a British film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. It was completed... more
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    Blitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Blitz

    Jason Statham, Paddy Constantine

    Released2011

    Directed byElliott Lester

    Blitz is a 2011 British crime thriller film directed by Elliott Lester, based on the novel by... more
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    The Veteran is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    The Veteran

    Brian Cox, Toby Kebbell

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthew Hope

    The Veteran is a 2011 British action film directed by Matthew Hope, featuring Toby Kebbell,... more
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    Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Fast & Furious 6

    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

    Released2013

    Directed byJustin Lin

    Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth... more
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    The Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    The Sweeney

    Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis

    Released2012

    Directed byNick Love

    The Sweeney is a British action drama, inspired by the 1970s The Sweeney, the British... more
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    Spectre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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    Spectre

    Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz

    Released2015

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Spectre is a 2015 spy film directed by Sam Mendes, and the twenty-fourth film in the James... more
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