Films that have been set or based in Sheffield

Robert Carlyle in The Full Monty
Robert Carlyle in The Full Monty
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This year sees the 20th anniversary of Sean Bean's film When Saturday Comes, the story of a hard-drinking brewery worker who turns professional footballer with Sheffield United.

The film was shot in and around the Steel City, but of course it's not the only movie to be set or filmed in Sheffield.

We thought we'd take a look at some of the films which have been made or based here.

The Full Monty (1997)

Probably Sheffield's most famous movie export. The story tells of six out-of-work steelworkers who decide their best way to make a living is to become strippers.

Threads

Threads

The film earned near universal acclaim and won the BAFTA Award for Best Film in 1997. Robert Carlyle won the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Threads (1984)

The BAFTA award-winning BBC television drama was a documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on Sheffield.

Mainly shot in Sheffield the film had a budget of just £250,000 - £350,000.

When Saturday Comes

When Saturday Comes

When Saturday Comes (1996)

Sheffield's very own Sean Bean plays Jimmy Muir, brewery worker who one day dreams of playing for his beloved Sheffield United. Muir finally realises his dream, scoring the winning penalty against Manchester United at Bramall Lane.

The film starred Blades legend Tony Currie and Owls favourite Mel Sterland who took the role of United captain.

Four Lions (2010)

Four Lions

Four Lions

Chris Morris story about four incompetent British jihadists who set out to train for and commit a terror attack was not based in Sheffield. However it was shot at locations across the city, including Meersbrook Park, The Moor, Vicar Lane near Sheffield Cathedral, and Kebabish restaurant on the Wicker.

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)

The film tells the story of an OAP with mysterious powers, and his disco-loving son who falls in love with the punk daughter of the scientist who is studying him.

The film is set in Sheffield amid familiar locales.

The History Boys (2006)

An unruly class of gifted teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?

This film was not shot in Sheffield but based in the Steel City.

Kill List (2011)

Telling the story of a hitman who takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings, however events soon take a darker turn.

Sheffielders may spot familiar locations like The Royal Victoria Hotel, scrapyards and railway lines.

Slade In Flame (1975)

Charting the history of fictitious group "Flame" in the late 1960s. The movie stars the members of the band Slade.

Locations in the film include High House Street in Hillsborough and the now demolished Kelvin Flats.

Among Giants (1998)

A female hitchhiker moves in with an older married man played by Pete Postlethwaite.

Locations in the film include Gleadless Valley, Heavygate Road in Crookes and the former Vine Pub on Cemetery Road.

A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

The original title of this film was X+Y. It told the story of a socially awkward teenage math prodigywho finds new confidence and friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

For part of the film a fatal car crash was staged at the junction of High Storrs Drive and Edale Road in Greystones.

The History Boys

The History Boys

Kill List

Kill List

Film crews at the junction of High Storrs Drive and Edale Road in Greystones

Film crews at the junction of High Storrs Drive and Edale Road in Greystones