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The Best Comedy Movies Set in London

Updated August 8, 2019 236 votes 14 voters27 items

List RulesThe 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
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    The Ladykillers

    Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness

    Released1955

    Directed byAlexander Mackendrick

    The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy film made by Ealing Studios. Directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    About a Boy

    Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

    About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers... more on Wikipedia
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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small... more on Wikipedia
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    Bend It like Beckham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2002

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

    Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira... more on Wikipedia
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    Johnny English is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Johnny English

    John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Howitt

    Johnny English is a 2003 British comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Withnail and I is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Withnail and I

    Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant

    Released1987

    Directed byBruce Robinson

    Withnail and I is a 1987 black comedy film written and directed by Bruce Robinson. Based on... more on Wikipedia
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    In the Loop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    In the Loop

    James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky

    Released2009

    Directed byArmando Iannucci

    In the Loop is a 2009 British satirical black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci as a... more on Wikipedia
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    A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Cleese, Charles Crichton

    A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was... more on Wikipedia
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    Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    About Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Richard Curtis. A young... more on Wikipedia
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    Austin Powers: International M is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the... more on Wikipedia
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    Paddington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Paddington

    Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth

    Released2014

    Directed byPaul King

    Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and... more on Wikipedia
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    An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

    An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John... more on Wikipedia
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    Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is... more on Wikipedia
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    Alfie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Alfie

    Michael Caine, Shelley Winters

    Released1966

    Directed byLewis Gilbert

    Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy 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 on Wikipedia
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    Passport to Pimlico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Passport to Pimlico

    Margaret Rutherford, Hermione Baddeley

    Released1949

    Directed byHenry Cornelius

    Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Spice World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Spice World

    Elton John, Victoria Beckham

    Released1997

    Directed byBob Spiers

    Spice World is a 1997 British-American musical comedy film directed by Bob Spiers and written... more on Wikipedia
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    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destinatio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy 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 on Wikipedia
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    Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy 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 on Wikipedia
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    Bridget Jones's Baby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Bridget Jones's Baby

    Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Bridget Jones's Baby is a 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Bean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Bean

    Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh

    Released1997

    Directed byMel Smith

    Bean, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie or Mr. Bean: The Movie is a 1997 feature... more on Wikipedia
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    Paddington 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Paddington 2

    Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville

    Released2017

    Directed byPaul King

    Paddington 2 is a 2017 comedy film directed by Paul King, based on the stories by Michael... more on Wikipedia
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    Snatch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Snatch

    Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro

    Released2000

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Snatch is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast.... more on Wikipedia
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    Happy-Go-Lucky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in London
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    Happy-Go-Lucky

    Andrea Riseborough, Sally Hawkins

    Released2008

    Directed byMike Leigh

    Happy-Go-Lucky is a 2008 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. The... more on Wikipedia
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