Please welcome London Falling author Chanel Cleeton who stops by to share her ten favorite movies set in London! I’ve seen about half of them, how about you?
Top 10 Favorite Movies Set in London
By Chanel Cleeton
1. Love Actually
Why I love it: I saw Love Actually for the first time in a London movie theater after my first semester there. I was so in love with London and this movie represented so much of what I loved about the spirit of the city. It was nearly Christmas and I’ll never forget how magical the city is during the holidays. I watch it every year and I always get a bit nostalgic. It’s the ultimate feel-good movie!
2. V for Vendetta
Why I love it: This is one of the coolest movies ever and definitely one of my all-time favorites. I watch it annually on Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th) and love it more each time. If you like action movies, this one has an extra historical and political twist that makes it special.
3. Bridget Jones’s Diary
Why I love it: In high school I developed a love of all things London. Bridget Jones’s Diary played a HUGE role in that. I read the book and fell in love and then saw the movie and fell even more in love. It’s funny and sweet and was such a huge part of my formative years. Also, it was inspired by Pride & Prejudice. Plus Colin Firth and Hugh Grant? Win.
4. Layer Cake
Why I love it: I’m a sucker for a smart, sexy action movie and this one definitely fits the bill. It shows a seedier side of London but one that’s just as much a part of the city as the glossy bits. Also Daniel Craig is perfection.
Why I love it: Just like Layer Cake, this movie is full of action but it’s also sharp and funny. I love how interconnected everything is and the story keeps you completely enthralled. And if it doesn’t, Jason Statham definitely will 🙂
6. About a Boy
Why I love it: Hugh Grant. Just kidding. But honestly, yeah, probably Hugh Grant. I think this is his best performance. The movie is funny but it also completely tugs at your heartstrings. The ensemble cast does a phenomenal job!
7. The Prestige
Why I love it: This movie is twisty and dark and completely captivating. It’s full of suspense and literally, magic, and the writing is amazing. If you’re looking for something fresh, this is a great one to try. Also, Christian Bale.
8. Sliding Doors
Why I love it: I love the idea of how the little moments in life can define the path we end up on. I also love the idea that some things are left up to fate. This is a romantic movie that plays on these themes beautifully.
9. An Ideal Husband
Why I love it: I love historicals and with this one having the added bonus of Oscar Wilde’s wit, it’s an absolute win for me. The writing is obviously sharp and the characters are charming and engaging.
10. Notting Hill
Why I love it: This is such a fun and charming romantic comedy. Hugh Grant is adorable in it and I love the almost reverse Cinderella story. It’s the perfect feel-good movie and has an awesome soundtrack.
Thanks for the movie recs, Chanel! Love, Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, and About a Boy are big favorites of mine too.
About the Book:
LONDON FALLING by Chanel Cleeton
Harlequin HQN (Digital First)
New Adult Contemporary Romance
We weren’t a relationship, we were a ticking time bomb…
Maggie Carpenter walked away from the hottest encounter of her life when she left the seductive glitz of England for summer break in her South Carolina hometown. Now that she’s returned to the International School in London—and sexy, privileged Samir Khouri is once again close enough to touch—she can’t help but remember the attraction, the drama … the heartbreak.
She can’t help but want him even more.
Samir can’t afford to fall for someone so far removed from his world, not when his time in London is running out. It’s his senior year—his last chance at freedom before he returns home to Lebanon. There, he’ll be expected to follow in his father’s footsteps—not follow his heart to Maggie. But when a scorching secret hookup becomes a temptation neither can resist, they’ll both have to fight to survive the consequences … and find a future together.
Don’t miss this explosive sequel to I See London, and the riveting conclusion to Maggie and Samir’s story. This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.
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