top british gangster movies

by daworldismine | created - 23 Feb 2012 | updated - 12 Apr 2012 | Public

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1. Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)

R | 119 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.9
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The life of career criminal Carlton Leach.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Craig Fairbrass, Roland Manookian

Votes: 17,364

2. Bonded by Blood (2010)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Bennett | Stars: Kierston Wareing, Vincent Regan, Neil Maskell, Michael Socha

Votes: 2,195

3. The Take (2009– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley, Kierston Wareing

Votes: 5,856

4. The Business (2005)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Frankie decides he's had enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and jets off to spain where he meets big time businessman Charlie, who's currently running ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman

Votes: 11,933

5. Sexy Beast (2000)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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79 Metascore

Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman

Votes: 47,180 | Gross: $6.95M

6. Essex Boys (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

6.1
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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, Essex, UK. On 6th December Patrick Tate, Craig Rolfe and Tony ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Winsor | Stars: Charlie Creed-Miles, Sean Bean, Gareth Milne, Alex Kingston

Votes: 3,395

7. Clubbed (2008)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.

Director: Neil Thompson | Stars: Mel Raido, Colin Salmon, Shaun Parkes, Scot Williams

Votes: 3,283

8. The Crew (2008)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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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.

Director: Adrian Vitoria | Stars: Scot Williams, Kenny Doughty, Cordelia Bugeja, Rosie Fellner

Votes: 2,454

9. Dead Man Running (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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, Nick involves his best mate on a multi-part mission in order to raise the cash ... See full summary »

Director: Alex De Rakoff | Stars: Clint Koroan, Fredi 'Kruga' Nwaka, 50 Cent, Ashley Walters

Votes: 3,657

10. Love, Honor and Obey (2000)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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23 Metascore

A north London postman who gets involved with a gang of criminals

Directors: Dominic Anciano, Ray Burdis | Stars: Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, Jude Law, Ray Winstone

Votes: 4,629 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Face (I) (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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In the face of demise in his values, a socialist in England decides to form a gang and rob banks for a living.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, Steve Sweeney, Gerry Conlon

Votes: 3,840

12. The Krays (1990)

R | 115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell

Votes: 6,557 | Gross: $2.06M

13. B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ongoing battle rages between Triad gangs and street gangs. Gang leaders Ray (Andrew Goth) and Terry (Goldie), who are cousins and lifelong friends... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Goth | Stars: Rachel Shelley, Clint Dyer, David Baker, David Bowie

Votes: 612

14. Jack Said (2009)

101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.7
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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.

Directors: Leander Basannavar, Michael Tchoubouroff | Stars: Simon Phillips, Danny Dyer, Ashlie Walker, Terry Stone

Votes: 515

15. Terry (2011)

82 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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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.

Director: Nick Nevern | Stars: Nick Nevern, Ian Duck, Daniel Burten-Shaw, Manuel Atkinson

Votes: 315

16. Gangster No. 1 (2000)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 11,667 | Gross: $0.03M

17. The Long Good Friday (1980)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Votes: 15,611

18. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Votes: 24,128

19. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Votes: 461,130 | Gross: $3.90M

20. Snatch (2000)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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55 Metascore

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina

Votes: 670,864 | Gross: $30.33M

21. RocknRolla (2008)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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53 Metascore

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... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Thandie Newton

Votes: 210,717 | Gross: $5.69M

22. My Kingdom (2001)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Crime

6.2
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45 Metascore

A modern story, inspired by King Lear, set in contemporary Liverpool.

Director: Don Boyd | Stars: Richard Harris, Lynn Redgrave, Reece Noi, Tom Bell

Votes: 581 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Shooters (2001)

72 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Shooters is a drama documentary film, directed by Dan Reed for Suspect Device Films. The film is set in Liverpool and used local criminals as actors depicting the lives of local 'gangsters'... See full summary »

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Paul Attah, Ali Awad, Desmond Bayliss, Franny Bennett

Votes: 278

24. Layer Cake (2004)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

Votes: 144,730 | Gross: $2.34M