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The Best Romantic Movies Set in London 

Ranker Film
Updated October 24, 2019 170 votes 20 voters 28 items

List Rules The romantic movie must be primarily set in London.

Romance might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the city, but there have been some classic romantic films based in London. The British are known for their sense of humor, so many of them are romantic comedies. Others have a more dramatic spin, though. Either way, the city's rich and varied locations provide a nice range of settings in which two characters can fall head over heels. From My Fair Lady to Notting Hill, this list will determine the best romance film set in London.

It's time to vote for the best romantic movies set in London. Which ones made you swoon the most? Which ones touched your heart? Vote them up! Is your favorite love story showing London not represented here? Feel free to add it to the list!

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About Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie, Bill Nighy

Released: 2013

Directed by: Richard Curtis

About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Richard Curtis. A young man (Domhnall Gleeson) with the special ability to time travel tries to change his past in order to ...more
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Bridget Jones's Baby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Bridget Jones's Baby is a 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer and Emma Thompson, based on the fictional columns by Fielding. It is the ...more
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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more
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One Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Sturgess

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lone Scherfig

One Day is a 2011 romance drama film directed by Lone Scherfig. It was adapted by David Nicholls from his 2009 novel of the same name. It stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Focus Features ...more
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Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

Released: 1999

Directed by: Roger Michell

Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on 21 May 1999. The screenplay was by Richard Curtis and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy and ...more
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Four Weddings and a Fune... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Newell

This film is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. It was made in six weeks and ...more
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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more
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Indiscreet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Cecil Parker

Released: 1958

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Indiscreet is a 1958 British romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. An actress falls in love with a man she believes to be married, who is ...more
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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It is an adaptation of the 1998 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. ...more
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I Give It a Year is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
I Give It a Year Anna Faris, Rose Byrne, Minnie Driver

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dan Mazer

I Give It a Year is a 2013 British comedy film, written and directed by Dan Mazer and starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris and Simon Baker. The film was based and filmed in London and was ...more
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Man Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Lake Bell, Simon Pegg, Dean-Charles Chapman

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ben Palmer

Man Up is a 2015 British-French romantic comedy film directed by Ben Palmer. A single 34-year-old woman (Lake Bell) is mistaken for a stranger's blind date and find the perfect boyfriend in a ...more
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Sliding Doors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Hannah

Released: 1998

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Sliding Doors is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Howitt and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, while also featuring John Lynch, Jeanne ...more
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Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Madden

Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair ...more
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Closer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name. The movie was produced and directed by Mike Nichols and stars Julia ...more
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The Wedding Date is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clare Kilner

The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, and Amy Adams. Based on the novel Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth ...more
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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

Released: 1964

Directed by: George Cukor

My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical of the same name based on the 1938 film adaptation of the original 1913 stage play Pygmalion by ...more
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The Young Victoria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Emily Blunt, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée

The Young Victoria is a 2009 British-American period drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes, based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria, and her ...more
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Match Point is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Woody Allen

Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, and Penelope Wilton. Rhys ...more
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Bridget Jones: The Edge ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2004

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron, based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name. It stars Renée ...more
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Truly, Madly, Deeply is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Kathleen O'Shaughnessy added Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson, Bill Paterson

Released: 1991

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Truly, Madly, Deeply is a 1990 British fantasy music drama film made for the BBC's Screen Two series. The film, written and directed by Anthony Minghella, stars Juliet Stevenson and Alan
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An Education is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike

Released: 2009

Directed by: Lone Scherfig

An Education is a 2009 coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, ...more
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Run Fatboy Run is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Schwimmer

Run Fatboy Run is a 2007 British-American comedy film directed by David Schwimmer, written by Michael Ian Black and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Dylan Moran, Thandie Newton, Harish Patel, ...more
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Imagine Me & You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ol Parker

Imagine Me & You is a 2006 British-American comedy-romance film written and directed by Ol Parker. It centres on the relationship between Rachel and Luce, who meet on Rachel's wedding day. ...more
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An Ideal Husband is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver

Released: 1999

Directed by: Oliver Parker

An Ideal Husband is a 1999 film based on the play An Ideal Husband of the same name written by Oscar Wilde. The film stars Jeremy Northam, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver and Oscar ...more
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Last Chance Harvey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Movies Set in London
Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, James Brolin

Released: 2008

Directed by: Joel Hopkins

Last Chance Harvey is a 2008 British-American romantic drama film written and directed by Joel Hopkins. The screenplay focuses on two lonely people who tentatively forge a relationship over the ...more