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25 Must-See British Crime and Gangster Films

25 Must-See British Films of the Crime and Gangster genre.

Compiling a list of Best British Films whatever the genre is not a perfect science, ranking them in preference order even less so. This list was originally published in 2015.

If you’re thinking why the hell did I include that or why the hell I haven’t included that? Then leave your comments at the bottom of the page and tell us about your best British gangster films! If you have produced a British Gangster Film that you would like Britflicks to feature then send an email to contacts@britflicks.com and we'll do our best to feature it.

From the list two acting performances really stick in my mind, Ben Kingsley’s psychotic performance as Don Logan in ‘Sexy Beast’ and Bob Hoskins' portrayal of Gangland Boss Harold Shand in ‘The Long Good Friday’

Funnily enough I kept avoiding watching ‘Sexy Best’ as I didn't believe that the guy who played ‘Ghandi’ could play a Cockney gangster, how wrong was I!

 Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) dr. Julian Gilbey

25) Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) dr. Julian Gilbey

24) The Krays (1990) dr. Peter Medak

 Down Terrace - British Gangster Film

23) Down Terrace (2009) dr. Ben Wheatley

22) London to Brighton (2006) dr. Paul Andrew Williams

22) London to Brighton (2006) dr. Paul Andrew Williams

21) Piggy (2012) dr. Kieron Hawkes

Kidulthood (2006) dr. Menhaj Huda

20) Kidulthood (2006) dr. Menhaj Huda

19) Adulthood (2008) dr. Noel Clarke

Brighton Rock - Classic British Gangster Film

18) Brighton Rock (1947) dr. John Boulting

McVicar - British Gangster Film

17) McVicar (1980) dr. Tom Clegg

Gangster No1 (2000) dr. Paul McGuigan

Gangster No1 (2000) dr. Paul McGuigan

16) Gangster No1 (2000) dr. Paul McGuigan

Essex Boys (2000) dr. Terry Winsor   - British Gangster Film

15) Essex Boys (2000) dr. Terry Winsor

In Bruges (2008) dr. Martin McDonagh - British Gangster Film

14) In Bruges (2008) dr. Martin McDonagh

The Business (2005) dr. Nick Love - British Gangster Film

13) The Business (2005) dr. Nick Love - British Gangster Film

Love Honour and Obey (2000) dr. Dominic Anciano - British Gangster Film

12) Love Honour and Obey (2000) dr. Dominic Anciano

The Football Factory (2004) dr. Nick Love - British Gangster Film

11) The Football Factory (2004) dr. Nick Love

The Escapist (2008) dr. Rupert Wyatt - British Gangster Film

10) The Escapist (2008) dr. Rupert Wyatt

Bronson (2008) dr. Nicolas Winding Refn - British Gangster Film

9) Bronson (2008) dr. Nicolas Winding Refn - British Gangster Film

 Scum (1979) dr. Alan Clarke - British Gangster Film

8) Scum (1979) dr. Alan Clarke - British Gangster Film

Snatch (2000) dr. Guy Ritchie - British Gangster Film

7) Snatch (2000) dr. Guy Ritchie

 Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998) dr. Guy Ritchie - British Gangster Film

Lock 6) Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998) dr. Guy Ritchie - British Gangster Film

Layer Cake (2004) dr. Matthew Vaughn - British Gangster Film

5) Layer Cake (2004) dr. Matthew Vaughn - British Gangster Film

Get Carter (1971) dr. Mike Hodges - British Gangster Film

4) Get Carter (1971) dr. Mike Hodges - British Gangster Film

The Italian Job - British Gangster Film

3) The Italian Job - British Gangster Film

Sexy Beast (2000) dr. Jonathan Glazer - British Gangster Film

2) Sexy Beast (2000) dr. Jonathan Glazer - British Gangster Film

The Long Good Friday (1980) John Mackenzie - British Gangster Film

1) The Long Good Friday (1980) John Mackenzie - British Gangster Film



 

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