Read about the very best romantic British movies. Very often jokes are still made about the English population being cold and distant. Colin firth and Hugh Grant have been rocking this for several years now. Acting all stiff and cold, but actually having the biggest heart. This gets to us everytime. Over the years there have been a large number of British romantic comedies (romcoms) been produced in England. All over the world people have loved the English romantic movies immensely. Besides that they are feelgood and romantic, they are also actually very funny. We have put the best ones in a list. It is perhaps not one of the most original lists, but it will be useful for a nice night in. Nothing can make you feel better than a good English love film. You know what is so great what we think is so great about judging English love movies? The fact that you do not have to look at quality, you just have to to look at how it makes you feel. Unfortunately now in 2012 we have not felt this for a while.
The best Romantic English movies – our top 7
We have put the British romantic films in no particular order. We regard all of them as being a great watch. Most of them can also be watched online in our watch English movies online section.
Fall in love with the old day with ‘Brief Encounter’ (1945)
Before we kick off to the new and popular stuff, let us first discuss this all-time classic love film. Brief Encounter is nominated for 3 Oscars, and is considered to be one of the very best English Movies of all time. We have also included it in our ‘The very best of English cinema list. So you can read all about it there. David Lean’s Brief Encounter is about a woman who meets a stranger on a train station, and is struggling to resist the temptation of cheating on her husband.
We are not the biggest fan of this movie, but we have to admit that it is beautifully made. We have put it on the list because we saw the world audience responding to it very well. It has won on Oscar for best Written Music. We especially put it in because we see in James McAvoy a brilliant actor. If you are looking for a dramatic story, with stunning cinematography then you have found the right film. If you are looking for a feel-good love movie then we suggest you continue reading.
The feel-good movie Love Actually (2003)
In our opinion the all-time feel good classic. Every element in this movie is able to bring you in the best of moods. First of all, it is a British christmas film with Hugh Grant. That is one ingredient no romantic film lover will say no to. For the rest it bring the most uplifting music, romantic storylines and brilliant British humor. All of the greatest British rom com actors will pass by. It basically tells the tales of several people all hoping to find love, which apparently can ‘just be around the corner’.
The costume drama the ‘Pride & Prejudice (2005)
A film that is based on such a masterpiece can of course not be missing on a list like this. Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet know how to be dramatic when it comes to love. This English romantic movie was also nominated for an impressive 4 Oscars. In our opinion, it really shows the very best of Keira Knightly.
Other romantic love movies we highly recommend are: Sense & Sensibility, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral and several more. We will discuss these Romantic British movies very soon! For now we focus on the latest ones, check out the best European new romantic comedies of 2013 – best romcoms, Including some new British feature films.