English (and British) cinema has and is dominated by movies/film made or set in South of England. But there are some very good films (and some of the finest British films/movies of all time) that have come from the North (Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Northumbria etc...).
Like in culture, films from the North of England differ greatly from their Southern counterparts (where quirky comedies, period dramas or the banal struggles of the middle or upper classes abound) in being grittier and normally being focused on difficulties faced by the working class.
Below I have selected 14 northern films (which is surprising given the limited number of films set in the North) which truly deserved to be watched. All the films I have selected are either wholly or partly based in the North of England. Although there are more films based in the North of England, I wouldn't recommend you waste your time watching them.
|2.||Get Carter (1971)||Northumbria|
|4.||24 Hour Party People||Lancashire|
|5.||Withnail & I||Cumbria|
|7.||The Trip||Lancashire, Cumbria & Yorkshire|
|8.||My Summer of Love||Yorkshire|
|9.||Saturday Night and Sunday Morning||Nottinghamshire|
|11.||The Damned United||Yorkshire & Derbyshire|
|12.||This Sporting Life||Yorkshire|
|13.||Rita, Sue and Bob Too||Yorkshire|