The 14 Best Films from the North of England

for the intelligent person.

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.

Movie Title Location
1. Kes Yorkshire Amazon logo and link
2. Get Carter (1971) Northumbria Amazon logo and link
3. Billy Liar Yorkshire Amazon logo and link
4. 24 Hour Party People Lancashire Amazon logo and link
5. Withnail & I Cumbria Amazon logo and link
6. Raining Stones Lancashire Amazon logo and link
7. The Trip Lancashire, Cumbria & Yorkshire Amazon logo and link
8. My Summer of Love Yorkshire Amazon logo and link
9. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Nottinghamshire Amazon logo and link
10. Full Monty Yorkshire Amazon logo and link
11. The Damned United Yorkshire & Derbyshire Amazon logo and link
12. This Sporting Life Yorkshire Amazon logo and link
13. Rita, Sue and Bob Too Yorkshire Amazon logo and link
14. Little Voice Yorkshire Amazon logo and link