heartless britain and hoodie horrors

by soapdodgerz | created - 04 Oct 2012 | updated - 13 Jan 2014 | Public

films that reflect the harsh realities of life in the uk from dramas to horrors some are pure fantasy like drillbit but in this dystopian world who knows thats why there included

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1. Heartless (I) (2009)

114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

58 Metascore

Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London.

Director: Philip Ridley | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Luke Treadaway, Clémence Poésy, Justin Salinger

Votes: 9,329 | Gross: $0.00M

a fantasy horror but firmly stuck in a grim london reality

2. Tony (I) (2009)

Unrated | 76 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A thriller centered on a serial killer in a rundown London suburb.

Director: Gerard Johnson | Stars: Peter Ferdinando, Greg Kam, Ricky Grover, Kerryann White

Votes: 2,842

this could and has happened

3. The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)

96 min | Crime, Drama

Robert Carmichael, is a talented cello player in the town of Newhaven. He becomes associated with several other unsavory teenagers, and he is soon tempted into the use of hard drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.

Director: Thomas Clay | Stars: Nikki Albon, Zoey Campbell, Stephanie de Whalley, Phil Deguara

Votes: 1,106

what can i say theres gangs like this in every town

4. The Disappeared (I) (2008)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.

Director: Johnny Kevorkian | Stars: Harry Treadaway, Greg Wise, Alex Jennings, Tom Felton

Votes: 1,628

another fantasy thriller with its roots firmly in the here and now

5. Eden Lake (2008)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

65 Metascore

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell

Votes: 66,042 | Gross: $0.01M

this film is bleak but yet again it could happen

6. 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 »

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Tim Roth, Terry Richards, Bill Stewart, Eric Richard

Votes: 5,010

an oldie but the situation in britain is still as volatile

7. Wilderness (I) (2006)

R | 93 min | Horror

Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Toby Kebbell, Stephen Wight

Votes: 8,323

borstal break outdoors

8. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 646,058

this one probably couldnt happen yet the ferocity of the youths holds true

9. Mum & Dad (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds, offices and hotels - including a steady stream ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Sheil | Stars: Perry Benson, Dido Miles, Olga Fedori, Ainsley Howard

Votes: 5,216

21st century fred and rose west

10. Walter (1982 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Ian McKellen, Barbara Jefford, Arthur Whybrow, Tony Melody

Votes: 230

these institutions dont exist anymore but the clock can easily be turned backwards

11. This Is England (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim

Votes: 106,536 | Gross: $0.33M

set in the past but very modern in its bleak outlook

12. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

Votes: 43,994 | Gross: $0.01M

a tale of revenge that could only be set in the cesspools of england

13. Bronson (2008)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews, Katy Barker

Votes: 102,939 | Gross: $0.10M

yeah prisons are like holiday camps

14. The Football Factory (2004)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

An insight on the gritty life of a bored male, Chelsea football hooligan who lives for violence, sex, drugs & alcohol.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Tamer Hassan, Roland Manookian

Votes: 25,901

a good football violence film wow

15. 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 »

Director: Pat Holden | Stars: Nicky Bell, Liam Boyle, Stephen Graham, Oliver Lee

Votes: 2,890

another set in the past and very northwest england but if you live in that area you will get it {thats not a threat}

16. Four Lions (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Four incompetent British terrorists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, Adeel Akhtar, Arsher Ali

Votes: 63,219 | Gross: $0.30M

another slice of northern britain with humour

17. Harry Brown (2009)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Director: Daniel Barber | Stars: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, Charlie Creed-Miles

Votes: 78,666 | Gross: $1.82M

the british gran torino

18. Inbred (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

Four young offenders and their care workers visit the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.

Director: Alex Chandon | Stars: Jo Hartley, James Doherty, Seamus O'Neill, James Burrows

Votes: 4,091

pure fantasy but what lurks in them hills

19. Drillbit (1992 Video)

32 min | Short, Horror

Add a Plot

Director: Alex Chandon | Stars: Ben Befell, Saul Brignell, Bill Corbett, Tom Cox

Votes: 75

dystopian future a society gone mad couldnt happen could it

20. Bad Karma (1991 Video)

36 min | Short, Horror

A group of people are having a barbecue party when two Krishnas appear at their doorstep, both of which transform into hideous monsters and start killing everybody in gory ways. The ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Chandon | Stars: Julius Barnet, Carmel, Lotu, M. Karapateas

Votes: 106

this one i admit will never happen but its alot of fun

21. Scum (1979)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

Votes: 8,336

still one of the best films about angry youth

22. Axed (2012)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A strict father loosens up enough to let his children take a day off school for a trip to the countryside. But things turn darker when the family realize he is planning to make it their last outing ever.

Director: Ryan Lee Driscoll | Stars: Jonathan Hansler, Andrea Gordon, Nicola Posener, Christopher Rithin

Votes: 824

sadly this happens more and more often though this film is a black comedy

23. If.... (1968)

R | 111 min | Drama

In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

Votes: 19,058

public school anarchy

24. Britannia Hospital (1982)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

Votes: 1,993

the future of the nhs?

25. Boys from the Blackstuff (1982– )

50 min | Drama

Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Bernard Hill, Alan Igbon, Peter Kerrigan

Votes: 896

things come full circle

26. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 330,423 | Gross: $45.06M

fantasy horror but whats in a virus?

27. Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Queen Elisabeth I travels 400 years into the future to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London overrun by corruption and a vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan

Votes: 2,317

opera for doomed youth

28. Piggy (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Thriller

London, modern day: Joe, a mild mannered young man is bored by his life. When his beloved brother is murdered Joe finds solace in Piggy, one of his brother's old friends. Piggy helps Joe to... See full summary »

Director: Kieron Hawkes | Stars: Paul Anderson, Ed Skrein, Josh Herdman, Martin Compston

Votes: 1,320

depressing but a knife crime reality

29. Citadel (I) (2012)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson

Votes: 6,077

another bleak view of uk

30. Creep (I) (2004)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood, Ken Campbell

Votes: 25,412

homeless junkies and a great villian

31. Cherry Tree Lane (2010)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

A couple is terrorized by a gang who is hunting their son.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Rachael Blake, Tom Butcher, Jumayn Hunter, Ashley Chin

Votes: 2,403

dire but could happen

32. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

R | 100 min | Comedy

31 Metascore

A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script.

Directors: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell | Stars: Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins

Votes: 12,675

london thru and thru fear selfishness bad cops and punk rockers in launderettes

33. Tower Block (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller

Several months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.

Directors: James Nunn, Ronnie Thompson | Stars: Sheridan Smith, Jamie Thomas King, Jack O'Connell, Ralph Brown

Votes: 4,530

murdering scumbags get there comeuppance from an unlikely source

34. Devil's Bridge (2010)

84 min | Horror, Thriller

Sean takes his two friends into the rural wilds of Wales in search of an underworld specialist who can illegally revive his failing business. Deep in alien, isolated territory, they ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Crow | Stars: Joseph Millson, Joshua Richards, Gary Mavers, Michael Jibson

Votes: 213

morbid but bloody day out

35. Before Dawn (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

An estranged couple's vacation to save their troubled relationship goes awry when they find themselves under attack from the walking dead

Director: Dominic Brunt | Stars: Dominic Brunt, Joanne Mitchell, Eileen O'Brien, Nicky Evans

Votes: 644

good effort

36. Community (2012)

78 min | Horror

The Draymen Estate has become an urban legend. Amongst the sinister stories of unsavory's locals and brutal violence, several people have apparently gone missing. But even the police won't ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Ford | Stars: Jemma Dallender, Elliott Jordan, Paul McNeilly, Terry Bird

Votes: 523

if theres a council estate like this near you,stay away

37. Kill List (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

67 Metascore

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.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Harry Simpson, Michael Smiley

Votes: 30,494 | Gross: $0.03M

grim but better second time around

38. Comedown (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

Six friends who turn the deserted the tower block they lived in as kids into a pirate radio station soon learn they are not alone, as a resident psychopath begins hunting them down.

Director: Menhaj Huda | Stars: Jacob Anderson, Sophie Stuckey, Jessica Barden, Shizzio

Votes: 1,120

more youths in the wrong place wrong time

39. Spiderhole (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

They say squatting is dead - a term that takes on a sinister double meaning when four homeless art students decide to take up residence in an abandoned London House where a hidden terror lurks.

Director: Daniel Simpson | Stars: Amy Noble, Emma Griffiths Malin, George Maguire, John E. Regan

Votes: 816

this ones in coz it involves squatters

40. The Hide (2008)

Not Rated | 82 min | Thriller

On the windswept Suffolk mudflats creaks a bird-hide, inside which hovers Roy Tunt, a prematurely aged, mildly obsessive-compulsive birder. With one more sighting - the elusive sociable ... See full summary »

Director: Marek Losey | Stars: Alex Macqueen, Phil Campbell, Laura Hopwood, Howard Ward

Votes: 687

middle class meet the underclass whos the baddie?

41. Colin (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Our hero Colin is bitten by a Zombie; he dies and returns from the dead. We follow him as he wanders through suburbia during the throes of a cadaverous apocalypse.

Director: Marc Price | Stars: Alastair Kirton, Daisy Aitkens, Leanne Pammen, Kate Alderman

Votes: 1,425

great for low budget

42. Lord of Darkness (2012)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean and his murderous, inbred family are responsible for over a thousand murders over the centuries.

Director: Ricky Wood | Stars: David Hayman, Samuel Feeney, Gavin Mitchell, William Houston

Votes: 1,092

43. The World's End (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 217,491 | Gross: $26.00M

44. The Devil's Business (2011)

69 min | Horror

At the house of their target, two hit men bide their time waiting for the kill, only to find death already arrived in the shape of black magic, devilish spirits and the occult.

Director: Sean Hogan | Stars: Billy Clarke, Jack Gordon, Jonathan Hansler, Harry Miller

Votes: 532