Brit Crime, Violence & Prison Movies

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1.
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
 
2.
Bronson (2008)
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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.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
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The life of career criminal Carlton Leach. (119 mins.)
Director: Julian Gilbey
 
6.
The Firm (2009)
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Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team. (90 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
7.
I.D. (1995)
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Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders... (107 mins.)
Director: Philip Davis
 
8.
The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan (2012)
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When unemployed soccer hooligan Mike Jacobs encounters an old friend during a bloody pregame brawl, he finds the answer to his problems... (81 mins.)
Director: Paul Tanter
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
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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
 
14.
Quadrophenia (1979)
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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division... (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
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.
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
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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
 
19.
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
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Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
20.
Cleanskin (2012)
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A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell. (108 mins.)
Director: Hadi Hajaig
 
21.
Awaydays (2009)
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On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill... (105 mins.)
Director: Pat Holden
 
22.
Croupier (1998)
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An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel. (94 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
23.
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
 
24.
The Football Factory (2004)
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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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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
 
28.
Scum (1979)
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An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's. (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
29.
McVicar (1980)
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'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. He graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No... (112 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
 
30.
44 Inch Chest (2009)
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A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego. (95 mins.)
 
31.
Ghosted (2011)
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'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
 
32.
The Bank Job (2008)
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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
 
33.
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
 
34.
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
 
35.
Daylight Robbery (2008)
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Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank... (99 mins.)
Director: Paris Leonti
 
36.
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
 
37.
This Is England (2006)
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A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit. (101 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
38.
The Sweeney (2012)
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A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show. (112 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
39.
The Business (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
40.
Jack Said (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 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.)
 
41.
Jack Falls (2011)
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Former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London seeking those who tried to have him killed in Amsterdam. (100 mins.)
 
42.
Ill Manors (2012)
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The lives of four drug dealers, one user and two prostitutes. (121 mins.)
Director: Ben Drew
 
43.
Filth (2013)
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A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own borderline-fueled inner demons. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon S. Baird
 
44.
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
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When a notorious criminal is forced to return to London, it gives a detective one last chance to take down the man he's always been after. (99 mins.)
Director: Eran Creevy
 
45.
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
 
46.
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