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Posted: 12/29/2010 2:09:22 PM
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!




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The Bank Job. Its got a bit of everything
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Have to throw Layer Cake in there.
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The Sexy Beast FTMFW
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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.
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i may hafta check these out, thanks for the thread.
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Posted: 12/29/2010 2:16:26 PM

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

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"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.
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Posted: 12/29/2010 2:20:23 PM
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
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Gangster No 1 was kick ass too.

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


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Intermission.

Not gangster, more thug like, the character roles are quite good.
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Snatch.
Lock Stock and two smoking barrels.

Not gangster persay but good crime movies
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Posted: 12/29/2010 2:29:36 PM
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

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Sexy Beast was the British "Goodfellas" (With a little Terry Gilliam thrown in )
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Posted: 12/29/2010 5:24:36 PM
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.
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Dinsdale..................
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Essex Boys. A bit hard to find though
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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.
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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.
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Get Carter and The Limey are the best of the genre.

Performance deserves mention just for its weirdness.

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Dinsdale..................


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


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Originally Posted By Mclovin5-0:
Have to throw Layer Cake in there.


Great movie.

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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


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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.

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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.


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

It had to be said.

Everyone was terrified of Doug.
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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!




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Hope they're good. I just added all 3 to Netflix
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Originally Posted By GNRNR:
Snatch.
Lock Stock and two smoking barrels.

Not gangster persay but good crime movies

These.
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The Informer

Not strictly a gangster flick (IRA).

But Victor McLaglen is one of my favorites.
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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.
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McVicar...Roger Daltrey
The Business...
Football Factory...
The Firm...Gary Oldman, so you know its good

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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.
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Dead Man's Shoes

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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.
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Pretty good basically about a snitch in the IRA.
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