Recommended British gangster flicks?

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  1. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    I wonder if any of you guys can recommend me some British crime movies.

    I have seen:

    1. The Long Good Friday (10/10)
    2. Get Carter (10/10)
    3. Layer Cake (10/10)
    4. Snatch (10/10)
    5. Lock, stock and 2 smoking barrels (9/10)
    6. Sexy Beast (8/10)
    7. Gangster No. 1 (7/10)
    8. Revolver (9/10)
    9. the Business (7,5/10)
    10. Shiner (7/10)
    11. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (8/10)
    12. The Hit (9/10)

    On my wish list are:

    1. Mona Lisa
    2. Face
    3. Villain
    4. Croupier

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. unknownuser

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    Sexy Beast is good :up:
     
  3. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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  5. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Oh yeah! I forgot to put that on my wish list. Thanks.
     
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    Gangster No. 1 - Pretty good movie as it captures 60s London, so the 'period" aspect enhances the film. Worth seeing.
    The Long Good Friday - Excellent film. Bob Hoskins is fantastic. Must see.
    Revolver - It is a mess.
    Get Carter - Old school Michael Caine. This film got it right. Must see.
    Sexy Beast - From the first time I saw this movie, I really dug it. When Ben Kingsley plays a badass, he plays badass and in this film he nails it.

    For a sheer fun movie with an awesome soundtrack, I suggest the 80s "throwback" movie "The Business". As a man of 33 years, this film perfectly captured the 80s from the music to the rides to the clothing to the general style of the film. I had a blast with this film and can't wait to watch it again.

    As a general note about this genre, you have to love the all the cussing in British gangster films.
     
  7. jaguarr

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    Gangster No. 1, Sexy Beast, Get Carter and The Business. :up:

    jag
     
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    Does Scum count as a gangster movie?

    Even if it doesn't, it is a must see.
     
  9. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    I've seen Gangster no.1. It was good. MacDowell and Bettany were great :up:

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    7,5/10
     
  10. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Well, I've seen The Long Good friday, it is a great movie. Bob Hoskins is fantastic.

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    9/10
     
  11. Downhere

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    I enjoyed that movie as well...I liked it.


    I don't know if this counts as a Gangster film but "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" was a good movie with Clive Owen.
     
  12. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    The Business looks like a good movie.
     
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    The Boondock Saints.
     
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    Not really gangster, but I enjoyed The Limey. Kind of gangster.. I'd count it.
     
  15. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    That's about Irishmen. It takes place in America
     
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    Watch Scum, seriously.
     
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    Layer Cake
     
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    Charlie- its based on a true story

    Green Street Hooligans- more about street gangs(the soccer ones) then mafia.
     
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    Oops...I read over the British part.:O
     
  20. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    I just watched Sexy Beast.

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    Ben Kingsley is fantastic as Don Logan. :up:

    8/10
     
  21. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    I've ordered and watched Get Carter.

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    Michael Caine redefines badass.
    Awesome film.

    9/10
     
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    I liked layer cake just don't look at the back of the dvd/vid or it will muck up the ending trust me.
     
  23. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    yeah Layer Cake is great. I knew about the ending but it was still shocking....
     
  24. Carmine Falcone

    Carmine Falcone So it goes.

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    Does anyone have some more recommendations? Because I think I've seen the best of the best now...
     
  25. Marc

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    'The Firm' is really good and 'Made in Britain' isn't really gangster but its in the same vein. Quadrophenia is sort of a ganster film as will.
     

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