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British Gangster Movies

Unread post by NW10 » June 27th, 2005, 3:46 pm

UK Gangster Films for all those that enjoy gangster movies:

Brighton Rock (1947)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Performance (1970)
Get Carter (1971)
Villain (1971)
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Made In Britain (1982)
Mona Lisa (1986)
Stormy Monday (1988)
The Krays (1990)
Face (1997)
Hard Men (1997)
Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Croupier (1998)
Everybody Loves Sunshine (1999)
Sexy Beast (2000)
Essex Boys (2000)
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Snatch (2001)
South West 9 or SW9 (2001)
Layer Cake (2004)

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Unread post by fistfullofboomstick » June 27th, 2005, 8:00 pm

i liked gangster no. 1 i forgot bout that movie

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Unread post by JayDee » June 27th, 2005, 8:20 pm

snatch is the ish

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Unread post by Tuco » June 28th, 2005, 7:00 am

nw10 wrote :

UK Gangster Films for all those that enjoy gangster movies:

Brighton Rock (1947)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Performance (1970)
Get Carter (1971)
Villain (1971)
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Made In Britain (1982)
Mona Lisa (1986)
Stormy Monday (1988)
The Krays (1990)
Face (1997)
Hard Men (1997)
Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Croupier (1998)
Everybody Loves Sunshine (1999)
Sexy Beast (2000)
Essex Boys (2000)
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Snatch (2001)
South West 9 or SW9 (2001)
Layer Cake (2004)

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Great list !

But if you're interested, there's also :

Basil Dearden's Violent Playground (1958) with Stanley Baker and David McCallum. One of the first british gangster film that deals with street gangs.
Val Guest's Hell is a City (1960) with Stanley Baker and John Crawford. A great "tough guy movie" set in Manchester depicting armed robbery.
John Lamont's The Frightened City (1961) with Herbert Lom and Sean Connery. An impressive view of england's underworld with Herbert Lom as smart crime kingpin and Sean Connery as a brutal racketeer.
Joseph Losey's The Criminal (1960) with Stanley Baker and Sam Wannamaker. A kind of british early response to Edward Bunker's novels depicting gang life in prison and on the streets.
Douglas Hickox's Sitting Target (1972) with Oliver Reed, Ian McShane & Edward Woodward. One of the most violent and gritty gangster film ever made ! With Reed playing a inmate, convicted for armed robbery, escaping from jail to kill his wife who wants to divorce. A really, really disturbing film with an amazing escape scene and a award-winning performance from Reed.
Michael Apted's The Squeeze (1977)with Stacy Keach, David Hemmings, Stephen Boyd and Alan Ford. A tough film noir set in the outskirt's ghetto of London dealing with kidnapping and armed robbery with Keach playing a P.I. and Hemmings, Boyd and Ford playing ruthless bad guys.

Check these ones !

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Unread post by NW10 » June 28th, 2005, 7:21 am

A Clockwork Orange....maybe a gang film? definatley a hoodlum film

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Unread post by Tuco » June 29th, 2005, 4:21 am

nw10 wrote :

A Clockwork Orange....maybe a gang film? definatley a hoodlum film

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Yeah, no doubt about it. A Clockwork Orange got the mark of great films. Those who can be seen at different levels. It can be seen as a gang film, as a social satire, as a dark comedy, as a gritty drama, as a "rape & revenge film" and so on...

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Unread post by Noog » July 1st, 2005, 7:54 am

I loved The Long Good Friday, still do, great film. Gangster N01 made me sick - I can't enjoy the sight of a man getting pleasure from torture by way of my entertainment, hell it was bleak - but a great movie.

Theres that new film Bullet Boy with Ashley Walters from So Solid playing the lead - not a gangster film as such, but a look at growing up in Hackney (filmed near Hackney Marshes) - moving, sad, predictable 'cos we know the script too well in the ends but good stuff

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Unread post by GottaLoveLA » July 7th, 2005, 3:47 pm

i love lock stock and snatch
gangster no 1 was a good movie also

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Unread post by rummy » March 14th, 2006, 7:39 am

brighton rock is my best british gangster movie

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Unread post by rummy » March 28th, 2006, 3:25 am

Been seein posters of new film called Runnin With The Nines anyone now when its released.

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Unread post by aaalex » April 14th, 2006, 9:10 pm

hey NW10, theres plenty of gangs in Europe especially in Britan, but they are not territorial in the sense as United States is like. For example gangs will incorporate a name of a street or varrious locations of reference too their placas. For example, "howard street crips". In england their is no territorial gangs present.

http://gangsinlondon.piczo.com/?cr=2&rfm=y

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Unread post by niro » April 15th, 2006, 5:29 am

Yea there's gangs here but its not like in America where they wear similar colour clothing and clothin customised with their name and shit. And like you say gangs are not territorial

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Unread post by Don Ct » April 15th, 2006, 6:29 am

why don't you watch a portuguese gang movie? like "zona j" per example

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Unread post by Sometimes » July 7th, 2006, 2:05 pm

Hardmen, that was a good one...ain't seen that in ages.

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Unread post by Hydro2oo6 » July 25th, 2006, 12:44 pm

theres also

rolling with the nines
going off big time
shooters
love, honour & obey
the busniess

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Unread post by Sentenza » July 25th, 2006, 6:52 pm

JayDee wrote:snatch is the ish
Yea, a good laugh!

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