Best United Kingdom movies

Brooklyn(2015)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 89

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.



The Father(2020)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 89

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.



Frank(2014)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 78

Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.



Emma.(2020)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 80

In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.



Paddington 2(2017)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 88

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.



I, Daniel Blake(2016)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 80

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.



Billy Elliot(2000)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 73

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.



The Dig(2021)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 76

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.



Swimming Pool(2003)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 74

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.



His House(2020)

Combined Rating:
75
Combined Critics Rating: 72

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.



The Lady in the Van(2015)

Combined Rating:
74
Combined Critics Rating: 74

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.



Chariots of Fire(1981)

Combined Rating:
74
Combined Critics Rating: 68

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.



Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa(2013)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 68

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.



Loving Vincent(2017)

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Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 71

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.



Sorry We Missed You(2019)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 80

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.



Rebecca(2020)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 66

A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.



You Were Never Really Here(2017)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.



The Nest(2020)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 79

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.



Secrets & Lies(1996)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 66

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.



Host(2020)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 68

Six friends hire a medium to hold a seance via Zoom during lockdown, but they get far more than they bargained for as things quickly go wrong.




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