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Most of us know Netflix is a great place to find British TV shows, but not everyone realizes just how many British movies you can watch on Netflix. Although we've no doubt missed a few, this list should help you get started.
If you see any we've missed, please let us know in the comments. This list is current as of late August 2018, but their catalog changes regularly.
British Comedy Movies on Netflix
The Decoy Bride – David Tennant stars as a blocked writer preparing to marry his famous fiancée on an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. When the paparazzi gets wind of the impending ceremony, things start to get a little crazy.
Bridget Jones's Baby – Renee Zellweger returns to her most famous role as a single, pregnant 40-something.
Love Actually – This classic ensemble film is all about love, Christmas, and London.
Easy Virtue – Jessica Biel stars as the unwelcome new American bride to a well-off Englishman.
Dough – A London-based Jewish baker struggles to stay afloat until his Muslim apprentice puts marijuana in the dough.
The Hippopotamus – An old poet attempts to solve a mystery at a friend's English manor.
Hot Fuzz – Simon Pegg stars in this comedy about a London police officer transferred to a small town that isn't quite as dull as it seems.
Johnny English Reborn – Rowan Atkinson stars as an inept detective charged with the protection of an important politician.
The Commitments – An aspiring band manager works hard to assemble a band out of nothing but raw natural talent.
A Royal Night Out – When World War II is declared over, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed to go out and join in the celebrations.
Leap Year – This one's actually set in Ireland, but it's totally charming so we're including it anyway. When a woman decides to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, she encounters some obstacles and meets a handsome innkeeper…
Absolutely Anything – Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale star in this comedy about a schoolteacher given special powers by aliens. Oh, and there's a talking dog.
I Give it a Year – This comedy tells the undoing of a brand new marriage.
The Parole Officer – Steve Coogan stars in this suspenseful comedy about a witness who's framed and wrongly accused of murder.
The Weekend – Three friends in London find and spend a box of money that isn't theirs.
The Trip to Italy – Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star in this hilarious Italian entry in their road trip series.
The Trip to Spain – Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star in a Spanish entry in their road trip series.
Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie – Mr. Bean heads to Los Angeles.
Mindhorn – When a killer says he'll only speak to a fictional detective, police track down the actor who played him.
The Beat Beneath My Feet – An aging American rock star moves to England to hide from tax troubles.
Ali G Indahouse – Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Ali G, the wannabe white rapper who made him famous.
Mysterious & Dramatic British Movies on Netflix
Sliding Doors – This film explores how a woman's life would have gone if she had and had not caught one particular train.
The Duchess – The Duchess tells the story of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, a noblewoman known for scandalous personal life and highly influential social life.
Sparks and Embers – Five years after getting together, a man and woman are about to split up for good. He has 45 minutes to win her back.
45 Years – As a couple prepares to celebrate 45 years of marriage, a dark secret bubbles to the surface.
God's Own Country – A young gay farmer in Yorkshire is bored until the arrival of a Romanian migrant who makes things interesting.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – A young writer travels to Guernsey to learn about a mysterious society with roots in the German occupation of the island during WWII.
Howard's End – Set in Edwardian England, this movie tells the story of what happens when you choose to go against the deathbed wishes of a spouse.
The Imitation Game – Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightley star in this film about Alan Turing's WWII efforts to help crack the Enigma code.
Hector – Hector is an old man without any particular home, traveling on a journey that leads him back to where he came from.
Stardust – A young man promises his love that he'll retrieve a fallen star, and thus begins a great adventure.
Locke – A man's life spins out of control as he drives along the highway towards London. Stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy.
Bright Star – This movie examines the one great passionate love of John Keats' tragically short life.
Atonement – Kiera Knightley and James MacAvoy star in this dramatic tale of the consequences of false accusations.
The Reader – In post-WWII Germany, a law student encounters a former lover as she defends herself against accusations of committing war crimes.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – During the Cold War, an English spy finds himself under suspicion when he returns to MI-6.
Closed Circuit – Two talented lawyers and ex-lovers find themselves in harm's way when they're brought together to defend a terrorist.
Thorne: Scaredy Cat – DI Tom Thorne hunts for a psychopath.
Thorne: Sleepyhead – DI Tom Thorne investigates a series of gruesome attacks on young women.
6 Days – Set in 1980, this drama tells the story of a tense standoff between British soldiers and a group of gunmen at the Iranian embassy.
Sunset Song – A Scottish farmer's daughter comes of age in the early 1900s, finding she may want more than her family has planned for her.
Archangel – Daniel Craig stars in this drama about a secret Stalin notebook.
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken – When a beer magnate is kidnapped, the ransom demand is the largest in history.
Tiger House – A teenage girl sneaks into her boyfriend's house, only to discover they've been taken hostage by armed thugs.
An Education – A young Oxford-bound woman meets a fascinating older man.
A Streetcat Named Bob – Based on a true story, this film tells the story of a cat that transformed a rough sleeper's life.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – A traveling theater company surprises and delights all who see it.
A Lonely Place to Die – A group of friends find themselves in trouble after freeing a young girl found trapped in the Scottish Highlands.
Shadow Dancer – In 1990s Belfast, a single mother and terrorist is captured and forced to become an informant.
Robot Overlords – In this futuristic film, the planet has been conquered by robots. A small resistance continues to fight.
Northern Soul – Set in the 1970s, Northern Soul features two friends who travel to America and return to Lancashire with soul music.
The King's Speech – When King George VI ascends to the throne, a speech therapist helps him become a confident leader.
The Constant Gardener – A widower attempts to uncover the secrets behind his wife's murder.
Calibre – Two friends go hunting in Scotland and find themselves in an extremely trying situation.
Honeytrap – A young teenager is pulled into the rough and seductive world of London gang life.
The Levelling – A woman returns to her Somerset family home after learning of her brother's apparent suicide.
The Call Up – A group of gamers are invited to play in a virtual reality simulation for the chance of winning a $100,000 prize.
Pusher – When a drug dealer is busted, he's left without the drugs or the money he owes his angry supplier.
The Man Who Knew Infinity – Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel star in this film about Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan and his mentor G.H. Hardy.
Nowhere Boy – This film focuses on the early years of John Lennon.
The Journey – Two opposing politicians are forced to share a car together during the 2006 Northern Ireland peace talks.
Viceroy's House – Lord Mountbatten oversees the tumultuous period as India transitions to independence.
High-Rise – Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons star in this film about tension between elites and working class residents of a London high-rise.
Electricity – A young epileptic woman struggles to deal with the death of her mother while searching for her lost brother.
Ginger & Rosa – In 1960s London, two teenage girls see their friendship shaken by Cold War events occurring around them.
Una – A young woman tracks down the man who victimized her years earlier, forcing him to confront his actions.
British Horror & Ghost Movies on Netflix
Byzantium – Filmed in Ireland and East Sussex, this film stars Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton as two mysterious women seeking shelter in a coastal resort town.
Hellraiser – An unfaithful wife comes face to face with the zombie of her dead lover.
The Descent – A British caving expedition goes terribly wrong, and a group of friends are trapped underground.
The Descent 2 – The sequel to The Descent (but I'll avoid saying any more out of spoiler avoidance).
The Blood Lands – A young couple escapes London and settles in the Scottish Highlands, only to find unspeakable horrors awaiting them.
British Documentaries on Netflix
Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute – This documentary celebrates Queen Elizabeth's long and successful reign.
Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King – The marriage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip has long been plagued by power struggles and controversy. This documentary explores the efforts to deny him power.
Diana in Her Own Words – Diana was a polarizing figure in the British royal family, and this documentary uses archival footage and interviews to explore who she really was.
Secrets of Chatsworth – Chatsworth has been home to some of England's most wealthy and prominent individuals, but its history is not without scandal.
Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace: Hampton Court – This elaborate 500-year-old palace has contained more than a few dirty secrets.
Secrets of Westminster – This documentary dives into the inner history of one of London's most photographed buildings.
Secrets of Highclere Castle – It's best known as “the Downton Abbey house”, but there's much more to this imposing estate.
Secrets of Underground London – Beneath the feet of millions, London hides centuries of buried history.
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service – Though the title sounds a bit redundant, this documentary offers plenty of information most people won't already know about the real-life 007s that help protect queen and country.
Secrets of Scotland Yard – No investigating organization has a longer and more prestigious history than Scotland Yard. This documentary is a must-watch for any British mystery fan.
Secrets of the Tower of London – Over the course of its life, the Tower of London has served as castle, prison, mint, and home to a group of ravens. This documentary explores that colorful history.
Diana: 7 Days That Shook the World – This hour and a half documentary takes a look at the tense time between Diana's death and funeral.
Amy – This documentary follows Amy Winehouse's journey from childhood to celebrity to tragic end.
The Magic of Houdini – Alan Davies takes a closer look at the life of the great magician.
British Children's Movies on Netflix
Paddington – A modern animated version of the classic children's stories.
Peter Rabbit – The classic Beatrix Potter story comes to life in the latest cinematic adapatation.
The Gruffalo – A mouse makes up stories about a fierce Gruffalo, and everything is going well until he actually meets one.
The Gruffalo's Child – A young gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and goes off in search of the Big Bad Mouse.
Mr. Bean's Holiday – Mr. Bean holidays on the French Riviera, meeting no end of trouble.
Stick Man – Hugh Bonneville and Rob Brydon lend their voices to this animated tale of a stick carried far from his family.
What's Your Favorite of the British Movies on Netflix?
Leave a comment and let us know your favorite British movie on Netflix – or any other good ones we've missed. Happy watching!