This is Englandby T D | created - 24 Feb 2012 | updated - 26 Feb 2012 | Public
Please comment and i'll add any titles i've missed you think are worth mentioning, i'm always looking for similar stuff to watch. Cheers
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1. Bronson (2008)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime
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.
Votes: 100,233 | Gross: $0.10M
2. This Is England (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.
Votes: 105,031 | Gross: $0.33M
& anything by Shane Meadows
4. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
8. Cass (2008)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
9. The Business (2005)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
10. Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001)
87 min | Drama
Goodbye Charlie Bright is the humorous and heart-warming story of the friendship between two teenage boys from a tough council estate. Set during a long hard summer it charts the close but volatile relationship between Charlie and Justin.
13. Awaydays (2009)
105 min | Crime, Drama
On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex,... See full summary »
16. Shopping (1994)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama
You've run out of options, no school, no job. Steal a car, smash a shop with a heavy car and reap the proceeds! This movie is about underground England. The causes, the benefits, and the result of a life of 'crash and carry.'
17. The Take (2009– )
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
18. Anuvahood (2011)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury's, Kay vows to become a ... See full summary »
20. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 94 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 541,934 | Gross: $16.50M
21. Bullet Boy (2004)
R | 89 min | Drama
In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. Touted as a British Boyz in the Hood, Bullet Boy is a gripping and ... See full summary »
23. Twin Town (1997)
Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours. The serene setting with miles upon miles of old semi-detached ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,056 | Gross: $0.07M
24. McVicar (1980)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama
'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. He graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest ... See full summary »
25. Top Boy (2011– )
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane (Ashley Walters) and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson) to become the richest men on the block. To live rich Dushane and ... See full summary »
28. Adulthood (2008)
99 min | Crime, Drama
Six years after KiDULTHOOD, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the ... See full summary »
29. The Martins (2001)
87 min | Comedy
Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »
31. 1 Day (2009)
102 min | Drama
1 Day follows 24 hours in the life of Flash, an inner-city hustler who's day steadily gets worse when he finds out local gang leader Angel is being released from prison and wants his £500k he left with him for safekeeping.
32. Rollin' with the Nines (2006)
96 min | Crime, Action, Drama
Too Fine and his friends Finny, Pushy and Rage hope to set up a successful urban underground garage act and escape the lives they're trying to leave behind. But this dream all goes ... See full summary »
34. B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
35. Ali G Indahouse (2002)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, Ali is embraced by the nation as a voice of the youth, making the PM and his government more popular than ever.
39. 184.108.40.206. (2010)
Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Thriller
4 girls out on a 3 days trip in to 2 cities, if they survive. While Jo is working in a supermarket, her 3 friends are all out on their adventures. A chance encounter with diamond thieves sends them on a collision course with fate itself.
40. Skins (2007–2013)
TV-MA | 46 min | Drama
The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
41. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 458,130 | Gross: $3.65M
42. Snatch (2000)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Votes: 666,430 | Gross: $30.33M
43. South West 9 (2001)
90 min | Drama
Five very different characters are thrown together in one weird, mashed up day. It started out like any other, but 24 hours later everything had changed. South West 9 takes you through the ... See full summary »
46. Shifty (2008)
Unrated | 85 min | Thriller
Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and ... See full summary »
47. West 10 LDN (2008 TV Movie)
A collection of tower blocks and concrete expanse, it has its own rules and codes, its own distinctive languages and culture, both old and new. It is a tightly knit community that is on ... See full summary »
49. Sugarhouse (2007)
R | 90 min | Crime, Thriller
Upper middle class employee Tom ventures into a derelict squatter building to buy a gun from D, a cocky but stupid, homeless crack-junkie, who meanly tries to extort above the agreed price.... See full summary »
50. Bonded by Blood (2010)
96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
51. Essex Boys (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller
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 »
52. Hush Your Mouth (2007)
96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A young man is killed for trying to stop what he sees as evil and his friends seen as fun. Whilst his sister starts an unwitting relationship with the killer and his mother sinks deeper ... See full summary »
53. City Rats (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Eight lost souls search for solutions to problems ranging from finding a better suicide method, to defeating creative block, to losing their virginity.
54. Made in Britain (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama
Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »
57. RocknRolla (2008)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
Votes: 209,795 | Gross: $5.69M
61. Eastern Promises (2007)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Votes: 203,868 | Gross: $17.11M
62. Harry Brown (2009)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Votes: 78,003 | Gross: $1.82M
63. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A former gangster reenters the criminal underworld after his brother suspiciously commits suicide.
Votes: 7,835 | Gross: $0.36M
67. The Crew (2008)
R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
68. The Limey (1999)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.
Votes: 26,205 | Gross: $3.19M
70. I.D. (1995)
107 min | Crime, Drama
Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time... See full summary »
71. The Firm 1-2 (2008 Video)
Not Rated | 58 min | Comedy
Craig Brown and Marcus Erickson, a true odd couple, are going into business together. Sports Managemeent. Athletes beware.
^ Not this one 1989 (TV) Alan Clarke, Gary Oldman
73. Green Street Hooligans (2005)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.
Votes: 127,595 | Gross: $0.34M
74. Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011)
91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A fast moving, star studded, roller coaster ride of violence, madness and mayhem in this gritty British crime film. Bulla is the 'Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, 'labeled 'the most dangerous man in... See full summary »
75. Sket (I) (2011)
83 min | Crime
When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it... See full summary »
78. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
80. Screwed (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama
The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on ... See full summary »
81. Dead Man Running (2009)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
82. Outlaw (2007)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
84. Baseline (2010)
96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The Baseline is the centre of the East London grime club scene and the queue regularly stretches around the block. Danny works on the door - breaking up fights and managing drunk kids. ... See full summary »
85. Closure (2007)
R | 80 min | Thriller
After surviving a gang rape and mugging, a middle aged businesswoman and her 23 year old boyfriend plot to murder their attackers, but find themselves conflicted about carrying out their plans.
86. Let Him Have It (1991)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History
In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »