British Comedies and Romances to Watch

A list of great British,Irish comedies and romance movies (and mini-series), from the last 20 years to watch.
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1.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
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Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ Laughter, tears, and a touch of romance. Awesome. ” - allthingsarcheng
 
2.
Keeping Mum (2005)
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A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good. (99 mins.)
Director: Niall Johnson
 
3.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
“ Classic ” - allthingsarcheng
 
4.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (58 mins.)
“ If you liked Pride and Prejudice, North & South is your cup of tea too. ” - allthingsarcheng
 
5.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Persuasion (1995)
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded...
“ BBC recently rebooted Persuasion (I still prefer the original, but it's still worth a watch). ” - allthingsarcheng
 
6.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Ditto #5... BBC's recent version is also really good. ” - allthingsarcheng
 
7.
Berkeley Square (1998 Mini-Series)
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Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square. (50 mins.)
 
8.
Love Actually (2003)
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Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
9.
Wives and Daughters (1999 Mini-Series)
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. (301 mins.)
 
10.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
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A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (97 mins.)
Director: Sharon Maguire
 
11.
The Full Monty (1997)
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Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
 
12.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
13.
In Bruges (2008)
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Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ Actually set in Belguim, but the characters are Irish. Anyway, it's hilarious. ” - allthingsarcheng
 
14.
Laws of Attraction (2004)
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Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Howitt
 
15.
The MatchMaker (1997)
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Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes... (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Joffe
 
16.
Johnny English (2003)
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After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy. (88 mins.)
Director: Peter Howitt
“ Anything Rowan Atkinson is guaranteed laughter. ” - allthingsarcheng
 
17.
Notting Hill (1999)
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The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. (124 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
18.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
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A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Davis
“ Action movie, but Clive Owens is hilarious ” - allthingsarcheng
 
19.
Jane Eyre (1997 TV Movie)
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes... (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
 
20.
Lost in Austen (2008 Mini-Series)
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet. (180 mins.)
 
21.
Greenfingers (2000)
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A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story. (91 mins.)
Director: Joel Hershman
 
22.
The Abduction Club (2002)
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A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers. (96 mins.)
Director: Stefan Schwartz