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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 Hill1
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    Notting Hill

    Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Michell

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  • Harry Potter2
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the 2010/2011 two-part epic finale of the Harry Potter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street3
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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2007

    Directed byTim Burton

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical slasher film directed by Tim... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Mary Poppins4
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    Mary Poppins

    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced... more on Wikipedia

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  • The King's Speech5
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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Hooper

    The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written... more on Wikipedia

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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • 84 Charing Cross Road7
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    84 Charing Cross Road

    Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench

    Released1987

    Directed byDavid Hugh Jones

    84 Charing Cross Road is a 1987 British-American drama film directed by David Jones. The... more on Wikipedia
  • A Clockwork Orange8
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    A Clockwork Orange

    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke

    Released1971

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley... more on Wikipedia
  • The Iron Lady9
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    The Iron Lady

    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent

    Released2011

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

    The Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • An Education10
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    An Education

    Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan

    Released2009

    Directed byLone Scherfig

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

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  • A Hard Day's Night11
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    A Hard Day's Night

    Paul McCartney, John Lennon

    Released1964

    Directed byRichard Lester

    A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Lester... more on Wikipedia
  • The Bourne Ultimatum12
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    The Bourne Ultimatum

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

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  • An American Werewolf in London13
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    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • V for Vendetta14
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bend It like Beckham15
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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
  • The Ipcress File16
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    The Ipcress File

    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd

    Released1965

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

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  • Alfie17
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    Alfie

    Sienna Miller, Jude Law

    Released2004

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver!18
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    Oliver!

    Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    Directed byCarol Reed

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

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  • Withnail and I19
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    Withnail and I

    Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant

    Released1987

    Directed byBruce Robinson

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  • A Fish Called Wanda20
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Cleese, Charles Crichton

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  • Bridget Jones’s Diary21
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    Bridget Jones’s Diary

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  • From Hell22
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    From Hell

    Heather Graham, Ian Holm

    Released2001

    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

    From Hell is a 2001 American horror mystery film directed by the Hughes brothers and loosely... more on Wikipedia

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  • Children of Men23
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    Children of Men

    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen

    Released2006

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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  • Performance24
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    Performance

    Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg

    Released1970

    Directed byNicolas Roeg, Donald Cammell

    Performance is a 1970 British drama film directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, written... more on Wikipedia
  • Judy25
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    Judy

    Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley

    Released2019

    Directed byRupert Goold

    Judy is a 2019 British biographical drama film directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation... more on Wikipedia