Uk gangster films

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1. The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Unrated | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 3,357

2. Villain (1971)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In 1970s London, Scotland Yard orchestrates the downfall of mob boss Vic Dakin after he crosses the line by blackmailing Members of Parliament.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport, Donald Sinden

Votes: 1,120

3. Perfect Friday (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

The deputy manager of a London bank has worked out a way to rob the branch of £200,000. When he becomes involved with the attractive Lady Dorset he decides to go ahead with his plan. He ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Ursula Andress, Stanley Baker, David Warner, Patience Collier

Votes: 537

4. The Offence (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A burnt-out British police detective finally snaps whilst interrogating a suspected child molester.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen

Votes: 5,018

5. Pulp (1972)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott

Votes: 2,018

6. 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: 9,128

7. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,645

8. Sitting Target (1972)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Oliver Reed, Jill St. John, Ian McShane, Edward Woodward

Votes: 1,098

9. Sexy Beast (2000)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman

Votes: 50,597 | Gross: $6.95M

10. The Limey (1999)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 27,713 | Gross: $3.19M

11. Gangster No. 1 (2000)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 12,460 | Gross: $0.03M

12. The Krays (1990)

R | 115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell

Votes: 7,078 | Gross: $2.06M

13. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Votes: 17,444 | Gross: $6.20M

14. London Boulevard (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

An ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress but this is unfortunately not the wish of London's underground crime lord.

Director: William Monahan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, David Thewlis

Votes: 44,808 | Gross: $0.01M

15. In Bruges (2008)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington

Votes: 365,621 | Gross: $7.76M

16. Face (I) (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the face of demise in his values, a socialist in England decides to form a gang and rob banks for a living.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, Steve Sweeney, Gerry Conlon

Votes: 4,043

17. The Long Good Friday (1980)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan

Votes: 17,129

18. McVicar (1980)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. He graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell, Billy Murray

Votes: 1,707

19. Loophole (1981)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

Director: John Quested | Stars: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Colin Blakely

Votes: 556

20. The Hit (1984)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Freddie Stuart, Ralph Brown, A.J. Clarke, Terence Stamp

Votes: 6,600 | Gross: $0.88M

21. Mona Lisa (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 11,878 | Gross: $5.79M

22. Stormy Monday (1988)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Music

A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,335 | Gross: $1.79M

23. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster movies. Chris and Derek's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 3,085

24. I.D. (1995)

107 min | Crime, Drama

Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time... See full summary »

Director: Phil Davis | Stars: Reece Dinsdale, Richard Graham, Perry Fenwick, Philip Glenister

Votes: 5,705

25. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Votes: 497,489 | Gross: $3.90M

26. Snatch (2000)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina

Votes: 726,192 | Gross: $30.33M

27. Dead Fish (2005)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Traitors, killers and lovers collide in London.

Director: Charley Stadler | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Gary Oldman, Anouska Bolton Lee, Cassandra Bell

Votes: 3,166

28. Layer Cake (2004)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

Votes: 155,344 | Gross: $2.34M

29. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 4,794 | Gross: $0.22M

30. Eastern Promises (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Josef Altin

Votes: 215,836 | Gross: $17.11M

31. Brighton Rock (2010)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie (Sam Riley), a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

Director: Rowan Joffe | Stars: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt

Votes: 5,832

32. Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)

R | 119 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The life of career criminal Carlton Leach.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Ricci Harnett, Terry Stone, Craig Fairbrass, Roland Manookian

Votes: 18,149

33. The Business (2005)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Frankie is sent from London to Spain to make a delivery to Charlie, who likes the kid and shows him the ropes including the use of guns and drugs. Frankie likes the sun, pools and the cute, bikini clad girls and stays in Spain.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman

Votes: 12,574

34. Clubbed (2008)

95 min | Crime, Drama

An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.

Director: Neil Thompson | Stars: Mel Raido, Colin Salmon, Shaun Parkes, Scot Williams

Votes: 3,373

35. Love, Honor and Obey (2000)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

23 Metascore

A north London postman who gets involved with a gang of criminals

Directors: Dominic Anciano, Ray Burdis | Stars: Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, Jude Law, Ray Winstone

Votes: 4,864 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Concrete Jungle (1960)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad

Votes: 1,066

37. Playgirl After Dark (1960)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A French reporter working on a steamy story about the secret strip joints found in London's Soho district becomes involved in the lives of the owner and star of a famous club.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Leo Genn, Karlheinz Böhm, Danik Patisson

Votes: 264

38. The Devil Inside (1961)

71 min | Crime

An MI5 officer goes undercover to catch a gang of criminals.

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: William Sylvester, Mai Zetterling, John Meillon, Anthony Dawson

Votes: 57

39. The Frightened City (1961)

97 min | Crime, Drama

A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.

Director: John Lemont | Stars: Herbert Lom, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Alfred Marks

Votes: 500

40. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Votes: 26,541

41. Rancid Aluminum (2000)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pete in London inherits a company. The ambitious accountant makes a deal with a Russian mafia boss. The Russian wants hard currency and grand-kids but kills his daughter's lovers. His daughter needs an Englishman like Sir Francis Drake.

Director: Edward Thomas | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Joseph Fiennes, Tara Fitzgerald, Sadie Frost

Votes: 1,007

42. He Who Rides a Tiger (1965)

103 min | Crime, Drama

Peter Rayston, has been in and out of prison most of his life. At 30, he is released for the eighth time, after serving a sentence for housebreaking. Immediately, he goes back to his old ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Tom Bell, Judi Dench, Paul Rogers, Kay Walsh

Votes: 71

43. The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

In London, when Australian gangsters disguised as "Bobbies" rob British criminals, the panicked British mobsters seek an alliance with Scotland Yard in order to eliminate the foreign competition and return things to "normal".

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins, Davy Kaye

Votes: 1,559

44. Going Off Big Time (2000)

86 min | Thriller

After surviving prison, a man has to forge a career in the crime world.

Director: Jim Doyle | Stars: Neil Fitzmaurice, Dominic Carter, Nicholas Lamont, Nicholas Moss

Votes: 668

45. Hell Drivers (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss' rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 2,509

46. Down Terrace (2009)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Robin Hill, Robert Hill, Julia Deakin, David Schaal

Votes: 3,246 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Night and the City (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 10,693 | Gross: $3.60M

48. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

A former gangster reenters the criminal underworld after his brother suspiciously commits suicide.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 8,078 | Gross: $0.36M