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Famous Movies From England

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List of popular movies from England, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in England are included. This list of famous films made in England includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in England should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of England is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

With movies ranging from Justice League to Snatch, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in England?"

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Conrad Veidt, Sabu Dastagir, June Duprez

Released: 1940

Directed by: Alexander Korda, William Cameron Menzies, Zoltan Korda, Tim Whelan, Ludwig Berger, + more

The Thief of Bagdad is a 1940 British Technicolor Arabian fantasy film produced by Alexander Korda, and directed by Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, and Tim Whelan, with contributions by Korda's ...more

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David Niven, Richard Attenborough, Raymond Massey

Released: 1946

Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

This film is a romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the WWII. It stars David Niven, ...more

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Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig

Released: 2004

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Layer Cake is a 2004 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial debut. The screenplay was adapted by J. J. Connolly from his novel of the same name. The film was ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves

Released: 1993

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 British/American romantic comedy film based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh who ...more

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Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry

Released: 1997

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the title role. The screenplay by Julian Mitchell is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 biography of ...more

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Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson

Released: 1947

Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

Black Narcissus is a 1947 Technicolor film by the British writer-producer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, based on the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden. It is a psychological ...more
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Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell

Released: 1959

Directed by: Jack Arnold

The Mouse That Roared is a 1959 comedy film written by Roger MacDougall and Stanley Mann directed by Jack Arnold. "The Mouse That Roared was made into a 1959 film starring Peter Sellers in ...more

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Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

Released: 1975

Directed by: Ken Russell

Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members ...more

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Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard, Wilfrid Lawson

Released: 1938

Directed by: Leslie Howard, Anthony Asquith

Pygmalion is a 1938 British film based on the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title, and adapted by him for the screen. It stars Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. The film was a financial and ...more
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Jennifer Jones, Hugh Griffith, Cyril Cusack

Released: 1950

Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian, Michael Powell

Gone to Earth is a film by the British-based director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It stars Jennifer Jones, David Farrar and Cyril Cusack and features Esmond Knight. The ...more
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Alec Guinness, Diana Dors, Anthony Newley

Released: 1948

Directed by: David Lean

Oliver Twist is the second of David Lean's two film adaptations of Charles Dickens novels. Following the success of his 1946 version of Great Expectations, Lean re-assembled much of the same ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

Released: 1984

Directed by: Neil Jordan

The Company of Wolves is a 1984 British Gothic fantasy-horror film directed by Neil Jordan, written by Angela Carter and Jordan, and starring Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea and ...more
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Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jean-François Richet

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Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Cornish

Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction comedy film. The film was written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Nick Frost and Luke Treadaway. Attack the ...more

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Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith

Released: 1939

Directed by: Zoltan Korda

The Four Feathers is a 1939 Technicolor adventure film directed by Zoltan Korda, starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith. Set during the reign of Queen Victoria, ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, John Laurie

Released: 1943

Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a 1943 romantic drama war film written, produced and directed by the British film making team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger under the production ...more

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Rex Harrison, Noël Coward, Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1945

Directed by: David Lean

Blithe Spirit is a 1945 English fantasy-comedy film directed by David Lean. The screenplay by Lean, cinematographer Ronald Neame and associate producer Anthony Havelock-Allan is based on ...more
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Tom Hardy, Gael García Bernal, Graham McTavish

Released: 2003

Directed by: Matthew Parkhill

Dot the i is a 2003 psychological thriller starring Gael García Bernal, Natalia Verbeke, and James D'Arcy. It was written and directed by Matthew Parkhill.

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Harvey Keitel, Art Garfunkel, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1980

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Bad Timing is a 1980 British psychological thriller film directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel and Denholm Elliott. The plot focuses on an American ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth

Released: 1985

Directed by: Stephen Frears

My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. The film was also one of the first films released by Working Title ...more

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Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1993

Directed by: Leslie Megahey

The Hour of the Pig is a 1993 British/French film by writer/director Leslie Megahey, produced by the BBC. The film stars Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence, Nicol Williamson, Jim Carter and ...more

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Michael Redgrave, Dennis Price, Mel Ferrer

Released: 1955

Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

Oh... Rosalinda!! is a film by the British director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. The film stars Michael Redgrave, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, dancer Ludmilla ...more
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John Lennon, Michael Crawford, Roy Kinnear

Released: 1967

Directed by: Richard Lester

How I Won the War is a black comedy film directed and produced by Richard Lester, released in 1967, based on a novel of the same name by Patrick Ryan. The film stars Michael Crawford as bungling ...more
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Paul McGann, James Corden, Tiffany Mulheron

Released: 2009

Directed by: Philip Claydon

Lesbian Vampire Killers is a 2009 British comedy horror film written by Stewart Williams and Paul Hupfield, produced by Steve Clark-Hall and directed by Phil Claydon.

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David Bowie, Sade Adu, Ray Davies

Released: 1986

Directed by: Julien Temple

Absolute Beginners is a 1986 British rock musical film adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of the same name about life in late 1950s London. The film was directed by Julien Temple, featured ...more

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