My Favourite Gangster Films

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1.
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
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The life of career criminal Carlton Leach. (119 mins.)
Director: Julian Gilbey
 
2.
Rollin' with the Nines (2006)
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Too Fine and his friends Finny, Pushy and Rage hope to set up a successful urban underground garage... (96 mins.)
Director: Julian Gilbey
 
3.
Essex Boys (2000)
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The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon... (102 mins.)
Director: Terry Winsor
 
4.
Dead Man Running (2009)
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A loan shark gives ex-con Nick a period of 24 hours in order to pay back the money he owes. Up against it... (92 mins.)
Director: Alex De Rakoff
 
5.
Snatch (2000)
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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
6.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
7.
Layer Cake (2004)
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A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
8.
The Crew (2008)
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As a major heist approaches and with betrayal all around him, a respected crime boss has to summon all his street nous and killer instinct as he fights for survival. (123 mins.)
Director: Adrian Vitoria
 
9.
RocknRolla (2008)
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In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into his hands. (114 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
10.
Harry Brown (2009)
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An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice. (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barber
 
11.
The Big I Am (2010)
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A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal (105 mins.)
Director: Nic Auerbach
 
12.
The Krays (1990)
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This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
13.
The Business (2005)
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Frankie decides he's had enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and... (97 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
14.
Freight (2010)
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A Russian gang in the UK traffic Eastern Europeans then enslave them, the women to sex, the men to illegal fights. They cross a local businessman and a war escalates. (92 mins.)
Director: Stuart St. Paul
 
15.
Kill the Irishman (2011)
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The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's. (106 mins.)
 
16.
American Gangster (2007)
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In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East. (157 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
17.
Gotti (1996 TV Movie)
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John Gotti rises to head the powerful Gambino crime family before being convicted in 1992 of racketeering and murder. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
18.
Goodfellas (1990)
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The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVitto in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
19.
Juice (1992)
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Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice". (95 mins.)
 
20.
New Jack City (1991)
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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. (97 mins.)
 
21.
Public Enemies (2009)
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The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. (140 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
22.
The Departed (2006)
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An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
23.
The Godfather (1972)
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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
 
24.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
 
25.
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing. (162 mins.)
 
26.
Kidulthood (2006)
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A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London. (89 mins.)
Director: Menhaj Huda
 
27.
Adulthood (2008)
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Six years after KiDULTHOOD, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life... (99 mins.)
Director: Noel Clarke
 
28.
Hell to Pay (2005 Video)
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Larry Malone sets up his brother Dave to get rid of Murphy, a rival gang leader, and then informs on Dave to have him convicted of murder... (93 mins.)
“ Larry Malone sets up his brother Dave to get rid of Murphy, a rival gang leader, and then informs on Dave to have him convicted of murder

Starring Terry Stone ” - Phil Buchan
 
29.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
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An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. (127 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
30.
Scarface (1983)
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In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
31.
Casino (1995)
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Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia underboss and a casino owner, for a trophy wife over a gambling empire. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
32.
Menace II Society (1993)
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A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life. (97 mins.)
 
33.
Bonded by Blood (2010)
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In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted... (96 mins.)
Director: Sacha Bennett
 
34.
The Fall of the Essex Boys (2013)
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The rise and fall of the Essex Boys gang - the drugs, the violence and, of course, the murders. The real story is the most shocking of all. (87 mins.)
Director: Paul Tanter
 
35.
Essex Boys Retribution (2013)
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Twenty years after Britain's most notorious gangland murders, the next generation of Essex Boys vie for control as revenge is sought by all sides. (82 mins.)
Director: Paul Tanter
 
36.
Legend (2015)
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Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s. (132 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland