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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. 

  • The Ladykillers1
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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
  • About a Boy2
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    4

    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
  • Shaun of the Dead3
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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
  • Bend It like Beckham4
    8
    5

    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
  • Johnny English5
    8
    5

    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
  • Withnail and I6
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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
  • In the Loop7
    6
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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
  • A Fish Called Wanda8
    6
    5

    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
  • Love Actually9
    5
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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
  • About Time10
    8
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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
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery11
    6
    8

    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
  • Paddington12
    2
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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
  • An American Werewolf in London13
    4
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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
  • Bridget Jones's Diary14
    2
    4

    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
  • Alfie15
    2
    2

    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
  • Hot Fuzz16
    2
    2

    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
  • Passport to Pimlico17
    2
    2

    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
  • Spice World18
    2
    4

    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
  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London19
    2
    5

    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
  • Attack the Block20
    2
    4

    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
  • Bridget Jones's Baby21
    2
    4

    Bridget Jones's Baby

    Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth

    Released2016

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Bridget Jones's Baby is a 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by...  more
  • Bean22
    1
    4

    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
  • Paddington 223
    4
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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
  • Snatch24
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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
  • Happy-Go-Lucky25
    5
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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