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The Best Action Movies Set in London

Updated November 5, 2019 154 votes 20 voters 1.4k 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.

Now is your chance to weigh in on the subject. Vote up the best action movies set in London, and keep checking back to see how others are voting. If your favorite isn't here, just add it so that others can weigh in. 

 

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service1
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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
  • Attack the Block2
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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 directed by Joe Cornish On a...  more
  • Welcome to the Punch3
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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
  • London Has Fallen4
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    London Has Fallen

    Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler

    Released2015

    Directed byBabak Najafi

    London Has Fallen is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi, It is a...  more
  • Sherlock Holmes5
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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
  • V for Vendetta6
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and...  more
  • Hot Fuzz7
    5
    5

    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
  • The Bank Job8
    5
    5

    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
  • The Avengers9
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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
  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London10
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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
  • Skyfall11
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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
  • Children of Men12
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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
  • Eastern Promises13
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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
  • Gangster No. 114
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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
  • Layer Cake15
    4
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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy

    Released2005

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Layer Cake is a 2005 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial...  more
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels16

    Released1998

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and...  more
  • Reign of Fire17
    2
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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
  • RocknRolla18
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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
  • The Assassination Bureau19
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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
  • The League of Gentlemen20
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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
  • The Long Good Friday21
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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
  • Blitz22
    2
    1

    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
  • The Veteran23
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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
  • Fast & Furious 624
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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
  • The Sweeney25
    5
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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