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The Best Action Movies Set in London  

Ranker Film
68 votes 11 voters 27 items

List Rules The 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway
Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction comedy film. The film was written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Nick Frost and Luke Treadaway. Attack the ...more
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie. In the film, ...more
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Kingsman: The Secret Service is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Elton John
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising ...more
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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving
V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more
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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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 film follows two police officers attempting ...more
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The Bank Job is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Mick Jagger, Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows
The Bank Job is a 2008 British film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Jason Statham, based on the 1971 Baker Street in central London, from ...more
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Welcome to the Punch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
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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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine
Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón. The screenplay, based on P. D. James's 1992 novel of the same name, was credited to five ...more
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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has Dominic (Vin Diesel) and ...more
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The Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, Ray Winstone
The Sweeney is a British action drama, inspired by the 1970s The Sweeney, the British television police drama of the same name, but set in contemporary London. Directed and written by Nick Love, ...more
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London Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett
London Has Fallen is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi, It is a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. After the UK Prime Minister dies, agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) ...more
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Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem
Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. It ...more
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Blitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Jason Statham, Paddy Constantine, David Morrissey
Blitz is a 2011 British crime thriller film directed by Elliott Lester, based on the novel by Ken Bruen. A tough cop (Jason Statham) is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been ...more
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Eastern Promises is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Tatiana Maslany
Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent ...more
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Gangster No. 1 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany, Andrew Lincoln
This film is a 2000 British film directed by Paul McGuigan. It stars Paul Bettany in the title role, and features Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis and Saffron Burrows.
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Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig
Layer Cake is a 2004 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial debut. The screenplay was adapted by J. J. Connolly from his novel of the same name. The film was ...more
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Reign of Fire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler
Reign of Fire is a 2002 post-apocalyptic action fantasy film directed by Rob Bowman and starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler. It takes place in the year 2020 in ...more
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The Long Good Friday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins
The Long Good Friday is a British film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. It was completed in 1979 but, because of release delays, it is generally credited as a 1980 film. It was voted at ...more
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Spectre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux
Spectre is a 2015 spy film directed by Sam Mendes, and the twenty-fourth film in the James Bond film series. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is pitted against the global organization Spectre and their ...more
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes
The Avengers is a 1998 American action spy film adaptation of the British television series of the same name from the 1960s. The film was directed by Jeremiah Chechik. It stars Ralph Fiennes and ...more
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Ba... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and directed by Guy Ritchie. The story is a film involving a self-confident young card sharp who loses ...more
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The Assassination Bureau is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Diana Rigg, Oliver Reed, Telly Savalas
The Assassination Bureau Limited is a black comedy film made in 1969 based on an unfinished novel, The Assassination Bureau, Ltd by Jack London. It stars Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, ...more
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The League of Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins
The League of Gentlemen is a 1960 British crime drama directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, and Richard Attenborough. It is based on the 1958 novel ...more
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RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy
RocknRolla is a 2008 British comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Jimi Mistry and Toby ...more
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Agent Cody Banks 2: Destinatio... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in London
Frankie Muniz, Keith David, Anthony Anderson
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London is an action comedy film and the sequel to the 2003 film Agent Cody Banks, and was released in the United States on March 12, 2004. Frankie Muniz was the ...more