25 British gangster & crime films available to view for FREE with Amazon Prime.
As the UK shuts down over COVID-19 and we need to self-isolate, what are you going to be doing with your time if you’re feeling healthy? Well forget the decorating, here’s 25 British gangster & crime films you can watch for FREE if you have Amazon Prime.
A SENSE OF FREEDOM (1979) John Mackenzie
The true account of the Scottish criminal Jimmy Boyle who spent a decade in and out of British prisons is the subject of this film directed by John Mackenzie and produced by George Harrison's company, Hand Made Films.
Jimmy Boyle's life story is captivating - following his turbulent years in and out of captivity, until in later life he married a psychiatrist and became involved in rehabilitating convicts.
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AWAYDAYS (2009) Pat Holden
Awaydays is is set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking, funny, clever - and bored out of his mind. His mother died a year ago. He lives in middle class suburbia with his silently grieving father and feisty young sister, Molly. Carty works as a junior civil servant and spends all his wages on gigs, clubs, records and football. It's at a match that he meets Elvis (Liam Boyle).
Elvis changes everything. He's part of a gang called The Pack. The Pack is legendary; they dress in a cultish, almost effeminate style that's at odds with the Boneheads and Bootboys they fight against. They have androgynous wedge haircuts worn with Lacoste tennis shirts, Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes. For as long as he has been going to football, Carty has been fascinated by The Pack. Now Elvis is offering him a way in...
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BONDED BY BLOOD (2010) Sacha Bennett
Essex, 1995. Known as the most feared criminals across the south of England, Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Ralfe dominate the local crime scene through fear and uncompromised brutality. But in a world where loyalties are constantly tested and cash fortunes are at stake, your closest friend can quickly become your worst enemy, and before long the boys find themselves in a life or death situation that leads to their inevitable downfall. Featuring an all-star cast including Tamer Hassan, Adam Deacon, Terry Stone, Kierston Wareing and Vincent Regan, BONDED BY BLOOD is a brutal portrait of he most notorious firm in British crime history.
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BRIGHTON ROCK (2010) Rowan Joffe
The year is 1964. The place is Brighton. A once quiet seaside town is suddenly overrun by gangs of sharp suited Mods and greasy Rockers looking for a riot. Amongst the chaos lurks top Mod and gangster Pinkie Brown. Ruthless, ambitious and horrifically violent, Pinkie will stop at nothing in his brutal quest to make a name for himself within the criminal underworld. But when a cold bloodied killing links him to a waitress named Rose, he uses seduction to secure her silence. Can Rose be saved in time from Pinkie, or will he drag her further into a world of death and damnation?
BRONSON (2008) Nicolas Winding Refn
A brutally violent portrait of Britain's most notorious prisoner, Charles Bronson (born Michael Peterson and later re-named by his fight promoter) - who has spent 34 years of his life in prison, and 28 of those in solitary confinement. As a teenager in the early 1970s, Bronson is jailed for seven years after robbing a post office. During his sentence he becomes increasingly violent and re-styles himself as a hardened criminal, convinced that his new persona will bring him the notoriety and fame he craves.
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BROTHERHOOD (2016) Noel Clarke
BrOTHERHOOD follows Sam as he faces up to the new world after ADULTHOOD and realizes it also comes with new problems and new challenges. Sam knows that to survive he must face his issues head on, and knows he will require old friends to help him survive new dangers. Noel Clarke (Star Trek into Darkness, Doctor Who, Adulthood) reprises the role of Sam Peel with breakthrough Grime artist Stormzy starring alongside him as Yardz. BrOTHERHOOD is third instalment of the trilogy, brought to us by BAFTA award-winning actor, writer and director, Noel Clarke who also produced alongside Jason Maza, Maggie Monteith and Gina Powell.
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CASS (2008) Jon S. Baird
The story of a Jamaican baby who loses his parents and is subsequently adopted and raised by an elderly white couple in London. During his childhood Cass (Nonso Anozie) is forced to endure racist bullying, until one day he takes matters into his own hands and responds to the constant taunts with a violent outburst. Cass becomes addicted to the buzz of fighting and soon becomes one of the most feared and respected men on the football terraces as a member of West Ham's notorious hooligans, the ICF. Unfortunately, his new way of life eventually leads to an assassination attempt against him. Cass survives but is left with an important choice - to fully embrace the violence that has shaped his life or to make a completely new start.
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BREAKDOWN (2016) Jonnie Malachi
Alfie Jennings. Loving father. Faithful husband. Professional contract killer. Haunted by horrific visions of the men he has killed Alfie spirals towards the brink of madness as his past catches up with him. One of the founding members of elite hitman fraternity Homefront Alfie's panic attacks now compromise this once ruthless ex-elite soldier and leader of men. His tense family life rapidly approaching boiling point a sheltered daughter on the brink of womanhood a beautiful, neglected wife on the brink of despair, Alfie is lost, desperately trying to hold everything together. An embarrassing public breakdown during a torture in front of his employers and client, calls Alfie's sanity and professionalism into question, forcing ex-Army Major, Albert Chapman, the psychopathic head of Homefront, to begin threatening the lives of Alfie and his family. As Alfie is tested, pushed to the limits by his own employers, the noose tightening around the Jennings family, the hellish truth is...
FALL OF THE KRAYS (2016) Zackary Adler
The brutal brothers from Bethnal Green are back and bloodier than ever in FALL OF THE KRAYS. Following on from the ferocious Rise Of The Krays, FALL OF THE KRAYS picks up the story of the infamous Firm as the cracks start to show in the brothers business plans and their sanity. Having secured their empire and their infamy, the brothers must now fight to keep hold of both as the obsession of one police officer becomes entwined with a burgeoning romance and a dangerous state of mind for Reggie and Ronnie respectively.
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HARRY BROWN (2009) Daniel Barber
Michael Caine returns to the vengeance-fuelled chills of GET CARTER for this contemporary thriller in which he seeks to avenge the death of an elderly friend. Marking his feature film directorial debut, Daniel Barber presents a London that's a million miles away from the picturesque beauty of holiday brochures but instead a hellish city where menace lurks in the shadows of its streets.
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LEGEND (2015) Brian Helgeland
Tom Hardy stars in the dual role of infamous gangster twins Ronald and Reginald Kray. The film chronicles the Kray twins' career during the 1950s and '60s as they tighten their tyrannical rule over London. With Ronnie's mental stability in question Reggie attempts to keep him under control while embarking on a romance with the beautiful Frances Shea (Emily Browning). Meanwhile, Detective Superintendent Leonard 'Nipper' Read (Christopher Eccleston) tries to bring the Krays down. The cast also includes David Thewlis, Colin Morgan, Taron Egerton and Tara Fitzgerald.
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KING OF THIEVES (2018) James Marsh
KING OF THIEVES stars Sir Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon & Ray Winstone. KING OF THIEVES, the incredible true story of the spectacular Hatton Garden diamond heist, the biggest and most daring in British history.
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LUCAS & ALBERT (2019) Darren S. Cook
LUCAS & ALBERT have been hired by Mr Mac, a high profile criminal who is on the verge of moving into the major realms of crime and wants his dirty laundry finally washed away. The film looks into the relationship of the two men over the several days they spend together.
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MY NAME IS LENNY (2017) Ron Scalpello
Explosive and brutal, My Name Is Lenny is based on the true story of Britain's most notorious bareknuckle fighter: Lenny McLean (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road). A known associate of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs, Lenny was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world.
Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) all culminating in his championship win to become: THE GUV'NOR.
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RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER - EXTREME EXTENDED EDITION (2007) Julian Gilbey
Action drama offering a gritty portrayal of the life of Carlton Leach (Ricci Harnett), football hooligan, whose innate ferocity propels him into an escalating life of serious crime. Over the course of three decades, Leach 'progresses' from attack-dog hooligan to nightclub bouncer, before becoming involved with the ever-expanding drug scene - his passport into the criminal elite.
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RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 3: The Pat Tate Story (2015) Zackary Adler
Rise of the Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story is an all-out bare knuckle prequel to the iconic Brit crime thriller Rise Of The Footsoldier. Featuring Craig Fairbrass and Terry Stone as the original fan favourite cast and a British dream-team ensemble including Larry Lamb, Shaun Ryder and Jamie Foreman, in a brutal and bloody real life story of Essex, drugs and rock and roll.This no-holds- barred prequel, telling the tale of real life Essex Boy Pat Tate.
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SCREWED (2011) Reg Traviss
British prison drama based on the semi-autobiographical novel by former prison guard Ronnie Thompson. James D'Arcy stars as former soldier Sam Norwood, who finds work as a prison officer on his return from Iraq and soon becomes initiated into the dark underworld of prison culture, in which corruption and drug trafficking are rife.
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SCUM (1979) Alan Clarke
Ray Winstone stars in one of the most seminal films of 1980's Britain. After assaulting a warder, young offender Carlin (Ray Winstone) is transferred to a tough Borstal where the staff decide to break him with savage, relentless violence. Carlin knows that there is only one way to survive. He must fight back and become the new 'Daddy'.
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SMOKING GUNS (2017) Savvas D. Michael
Friday afternoon in North London, Jack, a rough and ready gambler, makes one final bet at the bookies. He goes all in for a treble win. A risky gamble at best, but in the event his horse wins all three races, Jack and his friends are set to net a small fortune. When it looks as though the odds are finally turning in Jack's favour, there is a sudden vested interest in his betting slip from a local gangland boss. Jack must do everything within his power to keep his betting slip out of harm's way and rightfully claim his winnings.
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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED (2009) J Blakeson
Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston and Gemma Arterton star in this British thriller. Hardened criminal Vic (Marsan) and his younger accomplice Danny (Compston) kidnap Alice (Arterton) from a suburban street. Gagging her and tying her to a bed in a purposely soundproofed flat, the two men plan to negotiate a large ransom from Alice's millionaire father before fleeing the country. But while Vic seems confident that their plan will succeed, Danny cannot entirely suppress his misgivings. Meanwhile, Alice refuses to play the role of victim, and it quickly becomes evident that she will not give in without a fight.
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THE FOOTBALL FACTORY (2004) Nick Love
a study of football hooliganism and male culture in Middle England, based on the novel by John King. The main character, Tommy Johnson (Danny Dyer), is a bright but bored 30-year-old with a steady job and close-knit family, who lives for the weekend life of casual sex, lager, drugs - and violence. Through him we meet three other males in his world: Billy Bright (Frank Harper), a right-wing fascist full of bitterness at a country that he perceives as having failed him; Zeberdee (Roland Manookian), a mouthy hooligan whose life revolves around crime and drugs; and Bill Farrell (Dudley Sutton), a 70-year-old war veteran who tries to enjoy every day to the limit. Shot in documentary style using a handheld camera, the film realistically captures the lure and potency of football violence.
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VENDETTA (2014) Stephen Reynolds
VENDETTA is a hard hitting urban vigilante film set against the backdrop of broken Britain. A brand new British film from the producer of White Collar Hooligan and Fall of the Essex Boys starring Vincent Regan, Nick Nevern, Danny Dyer, Bruce Payne, Josef Altin and Tony Denham. Produced by Jonathan Sothcott (White Collar Hooligan, Devil's Playground). Written and directed by Stephen Reynolds (Fall of the Essex Boys).A former Special Forces Interrogator on the run from the military returns home to avenge the murders of his parents. With the police closing in & his old unit on his trail, he has to evade capture long enough to complete his gruesome crusade.
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WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY (2014) Sacha Bennett
When retired East End villain CHARLIE ARCHER is murdered by a feral street gang, his brother RITCHIE returns to London from Spain to investigate. With the police investigation drawing blank after blank, Ritchie decides to take the law into his own hands and bring his old school justice back to the streets of East London. Rounding up his old firm, he leads a vigilante crusade against the vicious young criminals, using every grizzly method at his disposal to find and punish his brother s killers. They re outgunned and outnumbered, but this firm has never been outclassed yet!
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WE STILL STEAL THE OLD WAY (2016) Sacha Bennett
Featuring the original cast of loveable gangsters, Ian Ogilvy (Return of the Saint), Chris Ellison (The Bill) and Tony Denham (Vendetta), WE STILL STEAL THE OLD WAY sees the ageing criminal outfit carrying out a daring robbery, only to be caught in the midst of their heist. Sentenced to hard time in Britain's toughest prison, they encounter a nemesis from their past intent on settling an old score.
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YARDIE (2018) Idris Elba
D (Aml Ameen, Kidulthood), is growing up in 70’s Kingston when his older brother, Jerry Dread, is murdered before his eyes. Distraught, D is taken under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer: King Fox. When Fox dispatches him to Hackney, D finds himself in direct conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham, This Is England) and is forced to choose between “the righteous path” and retribution for his brother’s death.
With a stunning soundtrack and from the producers of ’71 and THIS IS ENGLAND, Yardie is the fresh, compelling and remarkable directorial debut from Idris Elba.
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