7 Movies With British Humor, Smart Comedies with Meaning

A classic example of British humor is the awkward situation a hero finds himself in, and all his subsequent actions in an attempt to get out of it further aggravate the awkwardness. Below we will tell you about 10 great films with classic British humor, sorted not by rating, but by the amount of this very humor. Go

Snatch (2000)

In the British-American comedy “Snatch” the main characters now and then find themselves in awkward situations, which, by the way, director Guy Ritchie spied on from a series of documentaries about the most ridiculous crimes. Apart from this, “Big Jackpot” is still a crime thriller with a couple of really dramatic moments. Recommended.


Terminal (2004)

The plot of the entirely American tragicomedy “Terminal” is a continuous awkward situation that cannot be felt as such only because of the kindness and narrow-mindedness of the protagonist. Judge for yourself, a citizen of the nonexistent Republic of Krakozhia, Viktor Navorski, cannot go through passport control, because during his flight in Krakozhia there was a coup d’etat, and the country ceased to exist. Unable to send him home or release him to New York, airport security leaves him in the terminal.

At first glance, it may seem that such a situation is not a laughing matter. On the one hand, this is so, because the film is based on real cases when people were forced to live in airports. On the other hand, it is a good comedy that impoverishes healthy drama and great humor into one coherent narrative.


Trilogy “Blood and Ice Cream” or “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”

Blood and Ice Cream is a series of three films – A Zombie Called Sean (2004), Kinda Tough Pointers (2007) and Armageddian (2013), a British, French, American and Japanese co-production. A trilogy created by director Edgar Wright and British comedian Simon Pegg. The main roles were played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The films of the trilogy are not connected with a plot, any specific time of action or characters, but in all films the same actors play the same actors who from time to time eat Cornetto ice cream (each film has its own taste). All three films are a treasure trove of excellent British humor, on the basis of which the plot of the “Trilogy” is built.

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Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason (2004)

A series of films about the life of Bridget Jones (we tactically keep silent about the third film) is a great example of romantic comedy and melodrama, the humor of which is (for the most part) based on classic awkward situations. But unlike all the other representatives of the list, Bridget Jones herself will have to get out of them – an insecure, lonely 32-year-old girl who, according to the plot of the film, decides to drastically change her life.


How to Lose Friends and Make Everyone Hate You (2008)

Despite the complete failure at the box office and mixed reviews from critics, we definitely recommend this film, if only because it is a good representative of modern British humor. The plot of the picture tells about a well-known, in certain circles, journalist who wants to make as many friends among celebrities as possible and influence the world media. By the way, the title of the film is an allusion to one of the most famous books by Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People.


Mr. Bean (1997) and Mr. Bean on vacation (2007)

British dialogue about the adventures of Mr. Bean grew out of the comedy television series of the same name, which aired from 1990 to 1995. We definitely recommend watching this series, because there are only 14 original episodes. But when it comes to films, these are by far the best representatives of the “classic awkward situation” in which Mr. Bean finds himself in almost every second scene. In addition, the films can boast of a rather intricate plot and an excellent play by Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean.

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