Filming Location Matching "Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 669,328 | Gross: $176.65M

2. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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57 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 549,322 | Gross: $209.03M

3. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 136,899 | Gross: $56.44M

4. Shameless (2004–2013)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 13,266

5. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 30,796

6. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,478

7. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson

Votes: 4,343

8. Scott & Bailey (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Tony Mooney, David Prosho

Votes: 5,169

9. Victor Frankenstein (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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36 Metascore

Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott

Votes: 47,567 | Gross: $5.78M

10. Ripper Street (2012–2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 17,690

11. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Jeff Hordley, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 2,531

12. Curfew (2019– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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A group of amateur drivers from all over the world compete in an illegal night-time street race.

Stars: Phoebe Fox, Andi Osho, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Billy Zane

Votes: 954

13. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 70,548 | Gross: $3.73M

14. Snatch (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A group of up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck-load of stolen gold bullion are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

Stars: Rupert Grint, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount, Phoebe Dynevor

Votes: 3,152

15. Fresh Meat (2011–2016)

TV-MA | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university.

Stars: Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie

Votes: 13,639

16. Cold Feet (1997– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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The show follows the lives of 30-something couples Adam and Rachel, Pete and Jenny, David and Karen as they navigate love and life in Manchester.

Stars: James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris

Votes: 3,407

17. Ali G Indahouse (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, Ali is embraced by the nation as a voice of the youth, making the PM and his government more popular than ever.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Emilio Rivera, Gina La Piana, Dana de Celis

Votes: 79,160

18. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 59,965

19. Waterloo Road (2006–2015)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A contemporary drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school.

Stars: Philip Martin Brown, Jason Done, Chelsee Healey, Denise Welch

Votes: 2,450

20. The Family Way (1966)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Avril Angers, John Comer

Votes: 1,160

21. Bancroft (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A dark thriller centering on Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft, a female detective with an explosive secret.

Stars: Sarah Parish, Adam Long, Charles Babalola, Faye Marsay

Votes: 1,453

22. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 30,487 | Gross: $1.13M

23. Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker

Votes: 3,983

24. Queer as Folk (1999–2000)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama

8.1
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A groundbreaking gay adult drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, as well as 15-year-old Nathan, who is in love with Stuart.

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam, Denise Black

Votes: 5,252

25. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 96,132 | Gross: $30.02M

26. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 31,768 | Gross: $1.05M

27. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 26,721

28. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 17,819

29. Banished (2015)

60 min | Drama, History

7.5
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British convicts have been sent to Australia as punishment for their crimes. As they try to live their new lives, they have to live with the new rules. The soldiers also have to adjust.

Stars: Orla Brady, Ewen Bremner, MyAnna Buring, Ryan Corr

Votes: 2,889

30. England Is Mine (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.9
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45 Metascore

A portrait of Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become the lead singer of seminal alternative rock band The Smiths.

Director: Mark Gill | Stars: Jodie Comer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jack Lowden, Simone Kirby

Votes: 2,408

31. Prime Suspect (1991)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 5,895

32. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 57,907 | Gross: $0.87M

33. Alfie (2004)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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49 Metascore

A cockney womanizer learns the hard way about the dangers of his actions.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Renée Taylor

Votes: 48,290 | Gross: $13.40M

34. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 19,148 | Gross: $40.38M

35. Spike Island (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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Five teenage friends will stop at nothing to attend a concert by their favourite band, The Stone Roses.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Elliott Tittensor, Nico Mirallegro, Adam Long, Jordan Murphy

Votes: 3,096

36. The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012)

59 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A year after their son goes missing, a family moves to Crickley Hall. When supernatural events begin to take place, Eve feels the house is somehow connected to her lost son.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Tom Ellis, Douglas Henshall, David Warner

Votes: 2,088

37. The Royle Family (1998–2012)

45 min | Comedy

8.1
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A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash

Votes: 5,595

38. Plastic (I) (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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32 Metascore

Sam and Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by a sadistic gangster. They need to raise £2m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Ed Speleers, Will Poulter, Alfie Allen, Sebastian De Souza

Votes: 7,244

39. Cracker (1993–1996)

TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 4,977

40. Formula 51 (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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23 Metascore

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Nigel Whitmey

Votes: 46,174 | Gross: $5.20M

41. The Forsyte Saga (2002–2003)

276 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Amanda Root

Votes: 4,791

42. The Damned United (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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81 Metascore

The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman, David Roper, Jimmy Reddington

Votes: 38,178 | Gross: $0.45M

43. House of Cards (1990)

TV-14 | 226 min | Drama

8.5
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The schemes of a ruthlessly ambitious British politician who will stop at nothing to get to the top.

Stars: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, Alphonsia Emmanuel

Votes: 12,238

44. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

659 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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Two young men meet at Oxford. Charles Ryder, though of no family or money, becomes friends with Sebastian Flyte when Sebastian throws up in his college room through an open window. He then ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 5,964

45. Brookside (1982–2003)

30 min | Drama

6.6
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The everyday life and times of the residents, friends and enemies who live in a suburban street in the city of Liverpool in the north of England.

Stars: Alexandra Fletcher, Diane Burke, Steven Pinder, Vince Earl

Votes: 564

46. World On Fire (2019– )

Drama | Post-production

WWII drama centered on the lives of ordinary people affected by the war.

Stars: Julia Brown, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Arthur Darvill, Parker Sawyers

47. Casanova (2005– )

TV-MA | 174 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.

Stars: Rose Byrne, David Tennant, Peter O'Toole, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 4,452

48. Hobson's Choice (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson

Votes: 5,788

49. Still Open All Hours (2013– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

Stars: James Baxter, Stephanie Cole, David Jason, Brigit Forsyth

Votes: 1,101

50. Island at War (2004)

540 min | Drama, War

7.7
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During the Second World War, a quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.

Stars: Saskia Reeves, Owen Teale, Julia Ford, Clare Holman

Votes: 1,091


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