The 10 Best British Romantic Comedies

The 10 Best British Romantic Comedies

Hier are some of our other favorites love stories. How many have you seen?

About a Boy

Release Date 2002-04-26
Rating : 6.6 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Director: Chris Weitz / Chris Weitz / Stars: Hugh Grant  /  Nicholas Hoult  /  Toni Collette

Summary: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of a continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.

About Time

Release Date 2013-08-16
Rating : 7.8 Production Companies: Working Title Films / Translux / Director: Richard Curtis / Richard Curtis / Stars: Domhnall Gleeson  /  Rachel McAdams  /  Bill Nighy

Summary: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Bend It Like Beckham

Release Date 2002-04-11
Rating : 6.2 Production Companies: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Kintop Pictures / Director: Gurinder Chadha / Gurinder Chadha / Stars: Parminder Nagra  /  Keira Knightley  /  Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Summary: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

Bridget Jones's Diary

Release Date 2001-04-13
Rating : 6.6 Production Companies: Miramax Films / Universal Pictures / Director: Stuart Renfrew / Stuart Renfrew / Stars: Renée Zellweger  /  Colin Firth  /  Hugh Grant

Summary: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Release Date 1994-03-09
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: Channel Four Films / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment / Director: Mike Newell / Mike Newell / Stars: Hugh Grant  /  Andie MacDowell  /  James Fleet

Summary: Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if they are right for one another.

Impromptu

Release Date 1991-04-12
Rating : 6.4 Production Companies: Les Films Ariane / Director: James Lapine / James Lapine / Stars: Judy Davis  /  Hugh Grant  /  Mandy Patinkin

Summary: In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

Love Actually

Release Date 2003-09-07
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / DNA Films / Director: Alan Rickman / Alan Rickman / Stars: Keira Knightley  /  Heike Makatsch  /  Emma Thompson

Summary: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.

Notting Hill

Release Date 1999-05-13
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Bookshop Productions / Notting Hill Pictures / Director: Roger Michell / Roger Michell / Stars: Julia Roberts  /  Hugh Grant  /  Gina McKee

Summary: William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

Pride & Prejudice

Release Date 2005-09-16
Rating : 7.8 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / StudioCanal / Director: Sue Hills / Sue Hills / Stars: Keira Knightley  /  Matthew Macfadyen  /  Rosamund Pike

Summary: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

Sense and Sensibility

Release Date 1995-12-13
Rating : 7.3 Production Companies: Columbia Pictures Corporation / Mirage Enterprises / Director: Ang Lee / Ang Lee / Stars: Kate Winslet  /  Emma Thompson  /  Hugh Grant

Summary: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.