the best british movies ive seen

a list of what i consider the best british movies ive seen
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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
“ the best british gangster movie of alltime, brutal, funny and based on fact a must see ” - daworldismine
 
2.
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
“ another brilliiant and brutal movie based on factt, in fact its based on the same story as the movie above ” - daworldismine
 
3.
The Take (2009 Mini-Series)
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.
Director: David Drury
“ a must see, tom hardy is great in this ” - daworldismine
 
4.
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
“ a brilliant movie ” - daworldismine
 
5.
The Football Factory (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An insight on the gritty life of a bored male, Chelsea football hooligan who lives for violence, sex, drugs & alcohol. (91 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
“ the best and ultimate football hooligan flick ” - daworldismine
 
6.
Essex Boys (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
“ a great gangster movie, and based on the same events as 'rise of the footsoldier' and 'bonded by blood' ” - daworldismine
 
7.
Sexy Beast (2000)
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Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them. (89 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
8.
Cass (2008)
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An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London and becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Based on a true story. (108 mins.)
Director: Jon S. Baird
 
9.
Dead Man Running (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
 
10.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
11.
The Crew (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
 
12.
Clubbed (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman. (95 mins.)
Director: Neil Thompson
 
13.
Jack Said (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Jack is an undercover cop infiltrating a criminal gang. Things go pear-shaped when Jack's chancer pal does a runner with a box belonging to the boss and ends up in a perilous situation which threatens to explode into disaster. (101 mins.)
 
14.
Snatch (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
 
15.
RocknRolla (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
16.
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
17.
Love, Honor and Obey (2000)
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A north London postman who gets involved with a gang of criminals (103 mins.)
 
18.
Face (1997)
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Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain... (105 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
 
19.
Kidulthood (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London. (89 mins.)
Director: Menhaj Huda
 
20.
Rollin' with the Nines (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Too Fine and his friends Finny, Pushy and Rage hope to set up a successful urban underground garage... (96 mins.)
Director: Julian Gilbey
 
21.
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
22.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places... (114 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
23.
The Krays (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
24.
Pimp (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
A week in the life of Woody; a Soho pimp, as seen through the eyes of concealed documentary cameras: A week which spirals brutally out of control. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Cavanah
 
25.
Awaydays (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill... (105 mins.)
Director: Pat Holden
 
26.
The Firm (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team. (90 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
27.
My Kingdom (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Modern story inspired by King Lear set in contemporary Liverpool. (117 mins.)
Director: Don Boyd
 
28.
Scum (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Uncompromising story of life in a Borstal prison, a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
29.
Outlaw (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society. (103 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
30.
The Bank Job (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal. (111 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
31.
Layer Cake (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
32.
City Rats (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Eight lost souls search for solutions to problems ranging from finding a better suicide method, to defeating creative block, to losing their virginity. (94 mins.)
Director: Steve M. Kelly
 
33.
Life and Lyrics (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
As a posse of South London DJs battle their rivals to the North, Danny (Walters)falls for a singer from the other crew. (99 mins.)
Director: Richard Laxton
 
34.
Anuvahood (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact... (88 mins.)
 
35.
Bronson (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson. (92 mins.)
 
36.
Kill List (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
37.
Terry (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In the summer of 2009, Charlie Ruez made a documentary. 6 months later the footage was seized for evidence by the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2010, the footage was released. (82 mins.)
Director: Nick Nevern
 
38.
Doghouse (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals. (89 mins.)
Director: Jake West
 
39.
Doomsday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race. (108 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
40.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
41.
Dead Set (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House. (141 mins.)
 
42.
Get Carter (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
43.
Nil by Mouth (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also... (128 mins.)
Director: Gary Oldman
 
44.
B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ongoing battle rages between Triad gangs and street gangs... (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Goth
 
45.
Ghosted (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
'GHOSTED' tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time... (102 mins.)
Director: Craig Viveiros
 
46.
Shooters (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Shooters is a drama documentary film, directed by Dan Reed for Suspect Device Films. The film is set... (72 mins.)
Director: Dan Reed
 
47.
Cash and Curry (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
A gang of young petty criminals end up in an abandoned farm when a deal goes wrong. (100 mins.)
Director: Sarjit Bains
 
48.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. (109 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander