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The best British movies to stream right now

Looking for a film or two to watch this festive season? If you’ve exhausted your favourite Christmas movies then maybe it’s time to move onto some British classics.

By LLM Reporters  |  December 24, 2021
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If you’re looking for something new to watch this festive season, hitting up your favourite streaming service is always a go-to option, but with thousands of titles ready and waiting to be watched, finding something can occasionally be overwhelming. If a movie night is on the cards and you’re unsure where to start, it’s time to stop aimlessly browsing online and settle down with a few favourites, sure to please any tastes.

From comedies to action films to family favourites and more, there are plenty of British movies ready to stream right now if you want to watch UK movies that have become firm favourites across the world. So, get the popcorn ready, grab a cosy blanket and settle down for some quality viewing with our below seven picks.

Paul (2011)

For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul has been residing at a top-secret military base. When Paul suddenly decides he’s had enough of Earth, he escapes the compound and jumps into the first available vehicle, which just so happens to be rented by two British sci-fi nerds. Graeme and Clive aren’t willing to let Paul give up his dream of returning home, quickly hatching a crazy plan to lose the federal agents on their tail and help Paul return to his spaceship.

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From comedies to action films to family favourites and more, there are plenty of British movies ready to stream right now

Baby Driver (2017)

This thriller has getaway driver Baby relying on the beat of his soundtrack to be the best in the game. He happens upon the woman of his dreams, knowing this is his only chance to get out of the lifestyle for good. Getting out for his love means he’ll finally be able to turn his life around. Unfortunately, he’s coerced into working for a major crime boss in a major heist. It seems doomed from the beginning, threatening his love, life, and freedom.

Paddington (2014)

When a deadly earthquake destroys his home in the rainforest, the young bear makes his way to England, searching for a new home. Dubbed Paddington, after the London train station, he finds refuge with Henry and Mary Brown. Soon Paddington’s amazement with urban living enchants him further, drawing him closer to the Browns. Unfortunately, Paddington has attracted his own attention, with taxidermist Millicent Clyde wanting the bear for her malicious purpose.

Stardust (2007)

To win the heart of his beloved, Tristan ventures into the realm of fairies to collect a fallen star. Upon arriving, Tristan is surprised to learn that he hasn’t found space rock, but a woman named Yvaine. It seems Yvaine is in grave danger; the king’s sons need her powers to land on the throne, while an evil witch wants to achieve eternal beauty and youth.

Streaming a movie
Get the popcorn ready, grab a cosy blanket and settle down for some quality viewing

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Former London constable Nicholas Angel isn’t adapting well to his new assignment in the slow-moving British village of Sandford. He misses the excitement of the big city, and surprisingly his well-intentioned oaf of a partner. When grisly accidents start to rock Sandford, Nick believes there’s something rotten in the village and is determined to uncover the truth.

Remains of the Day (1993)

As a proper English butler to Lord Darlington in the 1930s, Stevens is a dedicated man. He gives up seeing his father on his deathbed to serve. He also overlooks the Nazi sympathies and growing levels of anti-Semitism. Twenty years after his employer’s death, Stevens works to reconnect with Miss Kenton, the head housekeeper. As he begins his journey, Stevens starts to regret his loyalty to his former master and everything that is included.

Jane Eyre (2011)

Jane Eyre was an orphaned child that was first cruelly abused by her aunt, and is then sent out to a charity school, meeting further abuse. During her stay, she receives an education, eventually taking a job as a governess at the Edward Rochester estate. While Jane and Rochester begin to bond, his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the dark and terrible secret Rochester is hiding, she flees to the home of St. John Rivers for temporary refuge.

While there are many other British films worthy of a mention, the above is a selection of some of the best that are available to watch now. Whether for a date night or family movie marathon, we are sure there are some that will have you laughing, smiling, and maybe welling up while you watch, which will you choose?