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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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    Notting Hill

    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin
    Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on...  more

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the 2010/2011 two-part epic finale of the Harry Potter...  more
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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical slasher film directed by Tim...  more

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    Mary Poppins

    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke
    Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced...  more

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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth
    The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written...  more

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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the...  more

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    84 Charing Cross Road

    Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench
    84 Charing Cross Road is a 1987 British-American drama film directed by David Jones. The...  more
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    A Clockwork Orange

    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke
    A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley...  more

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    The Iron Lady

    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent
    The Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by...  more

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    An Education

    Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan
    An Education is a 2009 coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British...  more

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    A Hard Day's Night

    Paul McCartney, John Lennon
    A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Lester...  more

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    The Bourne Ultimatum

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles
    The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul...  more

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    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz
    An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John...  more

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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt
    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and...  more

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    Bend It like Beckham

    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira...  more

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    The Ipcress File

    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd
    The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring...  more

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    Sienna Miller, Jude Law
    Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name,...  more

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    Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter
    Oliver! is a 1968 British musical drama film directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage...  more

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    Withnail and I

    Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant
    Withnail and I is a 1987 black comedy film written and directed by Bruce Robinson. Based on...  more

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    A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline
    A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was...  more

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    From Hell

    Heather Graham, Ian Holm
    From Hell is a 2001 American horror mystery film directed by the Hughes brothers and loosely...  more

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    Children of Men

    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen
    Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso...  more

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    Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg
    Performance is a 1970 British drama film directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, written...  more
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    Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley
    Judy is a 2019 British biographical drama film directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation...  more