In this list, I am going to mention the Best 5 British Comedy Movies that I think are the absolute best but it doesn’t mean that there are only five good British comedies there are more but for now, this is what we’ve got. There will be no particular order in the list below I think all movies are worth your time.
Shaun of the Dead (Prime Video & Rent on Prime Video)
Simon Pegg starring this comedy centers around Shaun who is a lazy salesman but his life takes a turn when there is a zombie outbreak and he has to singlehandedly deal with an entire community of zombies. Directed by Edgar Wright this movie is an absolute treat for the audience.
Synopsis: Edgar Wright’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best mate Ed (Nick Frost) as they cope with a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun’s girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and his Mum, Barbara (Penelope Wilton). Also starring Bill Nighy.
Hot Fuzz (Prime Video)
Police Officer Nicholas Angel is well-known across London for his bravery and good work. Jealous of his achievements his seniors transfer him to a quiet town but he finds a dark secret in the roots of the town.
Synopsis: Edgar Wright’s HOT FUZZ is the action-packed new comedy from the makers of SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing — the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford where they team him up with the inexperienced, puppy-like policeman Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). Together the two find trouble where no one imagined it could be. Also starring Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, and Timothy Dalton
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Showtime Amazon Channel & Showtime)
This movie revolves around a good-natured introvert whose name is Charles as he tries to discover his true feelings for Carrie while he attends the wedding of four of his friends and a funeral.
Synopsis: A reserved Englishman meets attractive American Carrie at a wedding and falls in love with her, but his inability to express his feelings seems to forestall any possibility of a relationship – until they meet again and again.
In the Loop (AMC+ Amazon Channel & Tubi)
During an interview, British Cabinet Minister Simon Foster delivers an off-the-cuff remark about the war in the middle east and then the Profane political spin doctor Malcolm Tucker tries to cover up this faux pas of the Minister after this the Minister is invited to Washington D.C. where a words brew between the politicians as they deceive each other before a U.N. vote on military action.
Synopsis: Britain and America; friends and allies as far back as anyone can remember. Both the US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war but not everyone agrees including US Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy, US Army General (James Gandolfini), and the floundering British Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). When Foster accidentally announces on national TV that war is unforeseeable, the British government is sent into a spiral of chaos and spin propagated by verbosely aggressive Director of Communications, Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Foster attempts to neutralize his unforeseeable comment by telling the British public to prepare to climb the mountain of conflict but soon finds himself bundled off to Washington on a fact-finder where he becomes both a pawn for the secret war committee and a poster boy for the General and the Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy anti-war campaign.
The Full Monty (Hulu, Max & Max Amazon Channel)
This movie revolves around a group of friends who become unemployed after the steel mill they work at shuts down. So, they decide to get involved in the stripping business to earn a living. They, even their last of the savings to get started.
Synopsis: Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for “the full monty” – total nudity!
Some of the most popular British comedy movies of all time are The Life of Brian (1979), The Full Monty (1997), Hot Fuzz (2007), and Shaun of the Dead (2004).
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the highest-rated British comedy movies are Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975): 97%, The Life of Brian (1979): 92%, A Fish Called Wanda (1988): 90%, and Withnail and I (1987): 88%.
According to IMDb, the highest-rated British comedy movies are The Life of Brian (1979): 8.2/10, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975): 8.1/10, Withnail and I (1987): 8/10, and, A Fish Called Wanda (1988): 7.9/10