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The Best London Movies

Updated October 2, 2020 694 votes 82 voters 4.8k views52 items

List RulesMovies about or set in London, England

From Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and Piccadilly Circus to William Shakespeare, the Beatles, and Queen Elizabeth – London is full of culture. It's also the capital of and most populous city in the United Kingdom and is an enormous tourist attraction. Films set in London are popular and this list will help you find the best one to watch when you're in a British mood.

Since London is such a large city and is home to some of the most influential, iconic landmarks within Europe it only makes sense that movies like Alfie, Bend it Like Beckham, Closer, and An Education all feature this famous global city. There are also several action movies set in London like Sherlock Holmes, Attack the Block, and V for Vendetta.

This list has the best movies about Paris including: Harry Potter, Oliver!, An American Werewolf in London, Mary Poppins, and A Clockwork Orange.

Vote up your favorite movies that take place in London, vote down the films you hated, or add one that isn't on this list.

 

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    Frenzy

    Alfred Hitchcock, Anna Massey
    Frenzy is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Anthony...  more
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    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    John Hurt, Annie Lennox
    Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984, is a 1984 British dystopian drama film written for...  more
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    Dial M for Murder

    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock
    This film is a 1954 3-D American thriller film in Warnercolor directed by Alfred Hitchcock,...  more

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    #669 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#74 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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    Croupier

    Clive Owen, Rhona Mitra
    Croupier is a 1998 British film starring Clive Owen as a croupier, and was directed by Mike...  more
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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy
    Layer Cake is a 2005 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial...  more
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    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston
    28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle. The...  more

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    #17 of 121 The Best Intelligent Horror Movies#28 of 713 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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    Attack the Block

    Nick Frost, John Boyega
    Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Cornish On a...  more

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    #105 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made#443 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    The Long Good Friday

    Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren
    The Long Good Friday is a British film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. It was completed...  more
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    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and...  more

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    #41 of 123 The Best Mafia Films Of All Time#360 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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    The Ladykillers

    Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness
    The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy film made by Ealing Studios. Directed by...  more

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    #657 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#13 of 57 The Best Peter Sellers Movies

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    The Prestige

    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie
    The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay...  more

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    The Bank Job

    Mick Jagger, Jason Statham
    The Bank Job is a 2008 British film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, directed by...  more
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    The Krays

    Sadie Frost, Martin Kemp
    The Krays is a 1990 British drama film based on the lives and crimes of the English gangsters...  more
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    The Elephant Man

    Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt
    The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick, a severely...  more

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    #21 of 172 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#219 of 372 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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    Closer

    Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts
    Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning...  more

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    Passport to Pimlico

    Margaret Rutherford, Hermione Baddeley
    Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley...  more
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    Naked

    David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner
    Naked is a 1993 British black comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Before...  more
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    Truly, Madly, Deeply

    Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson
    Truly, Madly, Deeply is a 1990 British fantasy music drama film made for the BBC's Screen Two...  more

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    #725 of 781 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#57 of 76 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

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    Nil by Mouth

    Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke
    Nil by Mouth is a 1997 British-French drama film portraying a family of characters living in...  more
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    Quadrophenia

    Sting, Ray Winstone
    Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film, loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by...  more

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay...  more

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    Death Line

    Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence
    Death Line is a 1972 British horror film, distributed as Raw Meat in the United States. The...  more
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    Wonderland

    Stuart Townsend, Molly Parker
    Wonderland is a 1999 drama film about the lives of a London couple, their three adult...  more
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    Somers Town

    Kate Dickie, Perry Benson
    Somers Town is a 2008 film directed by Shane Meadows, written by Paul Fraser and produced by...  more
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    Brick Lane

    Satish Kaushik, Harsh Nayyar
    Brick Lane is a 2007 British drama film directed by Sarah Gavron and adapted from the novel of...  more