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The Best Ealing Comedies Movies

Updated January 8, 2020 1.1k votes 413 voters 37.3k views17 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Ealing comedies films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best ealing comedies movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This ealing comedies movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of ealing comedies films also contains ealing comedies movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This ealing comedies films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best ealing comedies movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This ealing comedies movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite movies by giving them a thumbs up.

List of ealing comedies films includes ealing comedies movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film.

These are the top films in the ealing comedies genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the ealing comedies genre in it. Be it the motifs of the ealing comedies genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

The most fun part of this is deciding to vote on movies like The Ladykillers and The Magnet. If we missed any ealing comedies movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous ealing comedies movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about ealing comedies movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the ealing comedies movies. List includes photos and ealing comedies movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List includes Who Done It?, The Titfield Thunderbolt, and more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these ealing comedies movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good ealing comedies movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest ealing comedies movies, here is the full ealing comedies movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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  • 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
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  • Kind Hearts and Coronets2
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    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    Alec Guinness, Dennis Price

    Released1949

    Directed byRobert Hamer

    Kind Hearts and Coronets is a British black comedy film of 1949 starring Dennis Price, Alec...  more
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  • The Lavender Hill Mob3
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    The Lavender Hill Mob

    Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness

    Released1951

    Directed byCharles Crichton

    The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 comedy film from Ealing Studios, written by T.E.B. Clarke,...  more
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  • Whisky Galore!4
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    Whisky Galore!

    Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice

    Released1949

    Directed byAlexander Mackendrick

    Whisky Galore! is a 1949 Ealing comedy film from the novel Whisky Galore by Compton MacKenzie....  more
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  • Passport to Pimlico5
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    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
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  • The Titfield Thunderbolt6
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    The Titfield Thunderbolt

    Sid James, Hugh Griffith

    Released1953

    Directed byCharles Crichton

    The Titfield Thunderbolt is a 1953 British comedy film about a group of villagers trying to...  more
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  • The Man in the White Suit7
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    The Man in the White Suit

    Alec Guinness, Michael Gough

    Released1951

    Directed byAlexander Mackendrick

    The Man In The White Suit is a 1951 science-fiction satirical comedy film made by Ealing...  more
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  • The Maggie8
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    The Maggie

    Geoffrey Keen, Paul Douglas

    Released1954

    Directed byAlexander Mackendrick

    The Maggie is a 1954 British comedy film. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick and written by...  more
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  • It Always Rains on Sunday9
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    It Always Rains on Sunday

    Jack Warner, Edward Chapman

    Released1947

    Directed byRobert Hamer

    It Always Rains on Sunday is a 1947 British film adaptation of Arthur La Bern's novel by the...  more
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  • Hue and Cry10
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    Hue and Cry

    Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler

    Released1947

    Directed byCharles Crichton

    Hue and Cry is a British film directed by Charles Crichton and starring Alastair Sim, Harry...  more
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  • Went the Day Well?11
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    Went the Day Well?

    Thora Hird, Elizabeth Allan

    Released1942

    Directed byAlberto Cavalcanti

    Went the Day Well? is a 1942 British war film adapted from a story by Graham Greene and...  more
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  • A Run for Your Money12
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    A Run for Your Money

    Alec Guinness, Hugh Griffith

    Released1949

    Directed byCharles Frend

    A Run for Your Money is a 1949 Ealing Studios comedy film starring Donald Houston and Meredith...  more
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  • Barnacle Bill13
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    Barnacle Bill

    Alec Guinness, Wallace Beery

    Released1941

    Directed byRichard Thorpe, Charles Frend

    Barnacle Bill is a 1957 Ealing Studios comedy film, starring Alec Guinness. He plays an...  more
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  • Who Done It?14
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    Who Done It?

    Benny Hill, Stratford Johns

    Released1956

    Directed byBasil Dearden

    Who Done It? is a 1956 British comedy film starring comedian Benny Hill and Belinda Lee....  more
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  • The Magnet15
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    The Magnet

    James Fox, Thora Hird

    Released1950

    Directed byCharles Frend

    The Magnet is a 1950 Ealing Studios comedy film, and gave James Fox his first starring role....  more
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  • The Love Lottery16
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    The Love Lottery

    David Niven, Herbert Lom

    Released1954

    Directed byCharles Crichton

    The Love Lottery is an Ealing Studios comedy film, directed by Charles Crichton and starring...  more
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  • Meet Mr. Lucifer17
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    Meet Mr. Lucifer

    Stanley Holloway, Gordon Jackson

    Released1953

    Directed byAnthony Pelissier

    Meet Mr. Lucifer is a black and white British comedy satire film released in 1953 starring...  more
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