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Posted: 12/29/2010 10:09:22 AM EDT
I love British Gangster movies, but not many make it to the big screen here in the US.
The thing about these movies is that they are apparently supposed to be realistic of the british crime scene...
...as such, there is not quite as much gunplay and more "hands on" violence


We all know the Guy Ritchie ones like 'Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels' or 'Snatch', but here are a few
lesser known (to us) flicks I want to share w/ Arfcom...I've seen some others but i forget the names


Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901507/

The Crew (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1071880/

Cass (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0954981/



Please feel free to add to this list; especially our U.K. cousins!

Speed
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:10:26 AM EDT
The Bank Job. Its got a bit of everything
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:11:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2010 10:13:34 AM EDT by ultramagbrion]
Tagged for choices
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:13:10 AM EDT
Have to throw Layer Cake in there.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:13:43 AM EDT
The Sexy Beast FTMFW
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:14:41 AM EDT
Harry Brown - Not a ganster movie per se, but it's a mans fight against a gang.

This is England - British skin heads in the 80's.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:15:08 AM EDT
i may hafta check these out, thanks for the thread.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:16:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
Harry Brown - Not a ganster movie per se, but it's a mans fight against a gang.

This is England - British skin heads in the 80's.

This is England is a good flick

"So why do they call you 'Smells'?"



Speed
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:20:07 AM EDT
"shopping" or maybe "the cray twins". with the cray twins you have to get past the fact that the 2 guys playing the twins were in that fag 80s band spandau ballet. appart from that it's a good violent flick about 50s gangsters in London.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:20:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
Harry Brown - Not a ganster movie per se, but it's a mans fight against a gang.

This is England - British skin heads in the 80's.


Good movies.

I'll add some:

From London to Brighton
Sexy Beast
The Limey
The Krays
Gangster No. 1
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:21:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2010 10:34:37 AM EDT by FMJshooter]
Gangster No 1 was kick ass too.

Gomorrah was a good true story but it's Italian.


Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:26:21 AM EDT
Intermission.

Not gangster, more thug like, the character roles are quite good.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:28:04 AM EDT
Snatch.
Lock Stock and two smoking barrels.

Not gangster persay but good crime movies
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:29:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By speedracer422:

Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
Harry Brown - Not a ganster movie per se, but it's a mans fight against a gang.

This is England - British skin heads in the 80's.

This is England is a good flick

"So why do they call you 'Smells'?"[img]http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/icon_smile_clown.gif[/img]



Speed

It rhymes with "Michelle".

Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:31:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2010 10:31:51 AM EDT by Calgunner]
Sexy Beast was the British "Goodfellas" (With a little Terry Gilliam thrown in )
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 10:31:23 AM EDT
The General

Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:18:31 PM EDT
You guys...

The original ––->





My favorite ––->

Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:24:36 PM EDT
I just saw "The Heavy". It was a decent British crime flick but a little hard to follow. I will have to look into some of these. I loved Snatch.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:25:21 PM EDT
Dinsdale..................
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:26:18 PM EDT
Essex Boys. A bit hard to find though
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:27:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2010 1:35:32 PM EDT by itstock]
I don't know how truly british gangster it is, but it's one of my favorites and they have British accents.

Rock n Rolla.

It's better than Lock Stock, Snatch, and Boondock Saints (the first one), but same type of movie I suppose.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:28:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2010 1:29:43 PM EDT by CarbineDad]
I am going to say


The Italian Job



Which is probably a comedy based on the genre.

No guns, just cricket bats.

The one with Micheal Cain and Benny Hill, not the remake.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:30:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2010 1:32:08 PM EDT by paris-dakar]
Get Carter and The Limey are the best of the genre.

Performance deserves mention just for its weirdness.

Memo from Turner.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:30:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2010 1:32:22 PM EDT by JLH3]
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Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:34:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GLHX2112:
Dinsdale..................


And what's more, he knew how to treat a female impersonator.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:37:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GLHX2112:
Dinsdale..................


Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:40:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
Have to throw Layer Cake in there.


Great movie.

Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:41:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By deimos:
Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
Harry Brown - Not a ganster movie per se, but it's a mans fight against a gang.

This is England - British skin heads in the 80's.


Good movies.

I'll add some:

From London to Brighton
Sexy Beast
The Limey Kick ass movie.
The Krays
Gangster No. 1


Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:42:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GNRNR:
Snatch.
Lock Stock and two smoking barrels.

Not gangster persay but good crime movies


WUT!

Those are absolutely gangster movies.

LS&2SBs is awesome.

Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:43:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By itstock:
I don't know how truly british gangster it is, but it's one of my favorites and they have British accents.

Rock n Rolla. Freaking great movie.

It's better than Lock Stock, Snatch, and Boondock Saints (the first one), but same type of movie I suppose.


Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:51:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2010 1:52:29 PM EDT by JT_26]

Originally Posted By GLHX2112:
Dinsdale..................

It had to be said.

Everyone was terrified of Doug.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 2:01:03 PM EDT
b. monkey
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 2:04:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By speedracer422:
I love British Gangster movies, but not many make it to the big screen here in the US.
The thing about these movies is that they are apparently supposed to be realistic of the british crime scene...
...as such, there is not quite as much gunplay and more "hands on" violence


We all know the Guy Ritchie ones like 'Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels' or 'Snatch', but here are a few
lesser known (to us) flicks I want to share w/ Arfcom...I've seen some others but i forget the names


Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901507/

The Crew (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1071880/

Cass (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0954981/



Please feel free to add to this list; especially our U.K. cousins!




Speed



Hope they're good. I just added all 3 to Netflix
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 2:08:13 PM EDT
The Long Good Friday
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 2:11:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gone_are_the_days:
The Long Good Friday
Jesus... thank you.

I was wondering when someone would mention that.

Link Posted: 12/29/2010 2:20:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GNRNR:
Snatch.
Lock Stock and two smoking barrels.

Not gangster persay but good crime movies

These.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 2:22:09 PM EDT
The Informer

Not strictly a gangster flick (IRA).

But Victor McLaglen is one of my favorites.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 2:26:56 PM EDT
Loves me some British Gangster movies.

"Revolver" is a Guy Ritchie movie that kinda goes unnoticed, still really good.

Not really a gangster movie but, "Green Street Hooligans" was good.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 2:51:17 PM EDT
McVicar...Roger Daltrey
The Business...
Football Factory...
The Firm...Gary Oldman, so you know its good

all gang related
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 3:02:02 PM EDT
In Bruges
+2 for The Long Good Friday
50 Dead Men Walking is supposed to be good...anyone seen it?
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 3:03:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JT_26:

Originally Posted By GLHX2112:
Dinsdale..................

It had to be said.

Everyone was terrified of Doug.


Doug, on the other hand, was the most feared man in the London underworld. Luigi Vercotti, a pimp, claims to have seen grown men pull their own heads off rather than speak to Doug – indeed, even Dinsdale feared Doug.
This was largely due to his merciless use of sarcasm, dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and satire.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 6:12:31 PM EDT
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Dead Man's Shoes

Not really a "Gangster" movie, but good
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 6:15:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WonkDeMollyDeHonk:
Essex Boys. A bit hard to find though

I was trying to think of the name of that flick it's definitely a good one. Netflix was streaming it not sure if it's still up.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 6:18:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By feudist:
In Bruges
+2 for The Long Good Friday
50 Dead Men Walking is supposed to be good...anyone seen it?

Pretty good basically about a snitch in the IRA.
Link Posted: 12/29/2010 6:18:50 PM EDT
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