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The Best Comedy Movies Set in London 

Ranker Film
Updated August 8, 2019 136 votes 10 voters 27 items

List Rules The comedy movie must be primarily set in London.

The British are known for their sense of humor, so it's no surprise that there are many comedy movies based in London on this list. They take a wide approach. Some have very adult humor, while others are family-friendly. A few rely on slapstick humor and a few others have a style of humor that is more dry such as About a Boy or Love Actually. London comedies take all forms and cross several genres like romance, action, and horror. 

It's time to determine the funniest film set in London. We want you to vote up the best comedies about London, the ones that made you laugh the hardest and check back to see how others are voting. If any great comedies showing London aren't included here, add them for others to vote on. 

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The Ladykillers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, Frankie Howerd

Released: 1955

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy film made by Ealing Studios. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick, it stars Katie Johnson, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, ...more
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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more
3
About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It is an adaptation of the 1998 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. ...more
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Austin Powers: Internati... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more
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A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Cleese, Charles Crichton

A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline won the ...more
6
Withnail and I is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths

Released: 1987

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Withnail and I is a 1987 black comedy film written and directed by Bruce Robinson. Based on Robinson's life in London in the late 1960s, the plot follows two unemployed young actors, Withnail ...more
7
In the Loop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky, Peter Capaldi

Released: 2009

Directed by: Armando Iannucci

In the Loop is a 2009 British satirical black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci as a spin-off from the BBC Television series The Thick of It. The film satirizes Anglo-American politics in the ...more
8
About Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie, Bill Nighy

Released: 2013

Directed by: Richard Curtis

About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Richard Curtis. A young man (Domhnall Gleeson) with the special ability to time travel tries to change his past in order to ...more
9
Paddington 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Paddington 2 Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Released: 2017

Directed by: Paul King

Paddington 2 is a 2017 comedy film directed by Paul King, based on the stories by Michael Bond. Now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, Paddington ...more
10
An American Werewolf in ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Landis

An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young ...more
11
Bend It like Beckham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the ...more
12
Johnny English is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Johnny English is a 2003 British comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film stars Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller and John Malkovich. Atkinson had previously appeared in the ...more
13
Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more
14
Alfie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1966

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine. It is an adaptation by Bill Naughton of his own novel and play of the same name. The film ...more
15
Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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
16
Happy-Go-Lucky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Andrea Riseborough, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Mike Leigh

Happy-Go-Lucky is a 2008 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. The screenplay focuses on a cheerful and optimistic primary-school teacher and her relationships with those ...more
17
Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

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
18
Paddington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Paddington Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Julie Walters

Released: 2014

Directed by: Paul King

Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and Hamish McColl, and produced by David Heyman. Based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, the film stars ...more
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Passport to Pimlico is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Margaret Rutherford, Hermione Baddeley, Stanley Holloway

Released: 1949

Directed by: Henry Cornelius

Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford and Hermione Baddeley. It was directed by Henry Cornelius. The script ...more
20
Run Fatboy Run is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Schwimmer

Run Fatboy Run is a 2007 British-American comedy film directed by David Schwimmer, written by Michael Ian Black and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Dylan Moran, Thandie Newton, Harish Patel, ...more
21
Agent Cody Banks 2: Dest... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Frankie Muniz, Keith David, Anthony Anderson

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kevin Allen

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
22
Bean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1997

Directed by: Mel Smith

Bean, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie or Mr. Bean: The Movie is a 1997 feature film based on the television series Mr. Bean. It stars Rowan Atkinson in the title role and Peter ...more
23
Spice World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Elton John, Victoria Beckham, Hugh Laurie

Released: 1997

Directed by: Bob Spiers

Spice World is a 1997 British-American musical comedy film directed by Bob Spiers and written by Kim Fuller and Jamie Curtis. The film stars pop girl group the Spice Girls who all play their ...more
24
Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Cornish

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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Bridget Jones's Baby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Bridget Jones's Baby is a 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer and Emma Thompson, based on the fictional columns by Fielding. It is the ...more