Your Ultimate Pre-PCS Movie List: England

What better way to prepare for a PCS to England than to immerse yourself in British cinema!

Ultimate Pre PCS Movie Guide Pin

Here’s our must-watch movie list for you as you prepare for your upcoming move to England.

1. Love Actually

2. Finding Neverland*+

3. Sense and Sensibility+

4. Bridget Jones Diary (mainly the first one)*

5. The Holiday

6. Hot Fuzz*

7. Mr. Bean’s Holiday*

8. Notting Hill

9. Bend It Like Beckham Sometimes, to follow your dreams… you’ve got to bend the rules!

10. Monty Python (any all of them)

11. Bedknobs and Broomsticks

12. Mary Poppins It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

13. Shaun of the Dead

14. Harry Potter (all of them…right now)

15. Snatch Now you see it, now you don’t!

Slang got you feeling out of the loop? Check out these great articles on British slang for Americans from Buzzfeed, BBC America and LifeHack!

BONUS! British TV Shows You Should Totally Watch

1. Downton Abbey+#

2. Sherlock (the BBC one)*#

3. Almost Human

4. Doctor WhoWhen Two Worlds Collide, Anything Can Happen…

5. Absolutely Fabulous

6. Call the Midwife*#

Wondering what’s the deal with all those asterisks? It’s our handy viewing cheat sheet. Stream away, milspouse. Stream away.

* Available on Netflix

+ Available on Amazon Prime

# Available on PBS Free Streaming App 



  1. I would also recommend:
    Pride (2014) – historical, drama and comedy
    The King’s Speech – historical and inspiring
    About Time – romantic comedy
    The Imitation Game – historical, drama and heart breaking
    Pride and Prejudice (2005) – romance

    • Adrianna Domingos-Lupher

      Rachel, yes!!!!!! How did I forget Pride (I LOVED THIS…saw it a few weeks ago) and The King’s Speech! I still have to watch About Time, The Imitation Game, and all of James Bond! I’m the worst! We will probably do a part deux to this list. Thanks for reminding me.

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