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Modern British Crime Movies

The British love for social realism comes across in this collection of crime movies from after the year 2000; make sure to check out 'Legend', for a recent biopic of the infamous Kray brothers. Tom Hardy may outshine the movie itself, but that's true for 90% of what he's done!

'Movies Like The Bling Ring': Bad Boys n' Girls

From 'Spring Breakers' to 'City of God' these modern movies justify senior citizens' concerns world over, with their host of morally bankrupt young protagonists dismantling society from the inside out!

'Oi Blud!': Lives of the London Rudeboy

Don't know what a rudeboy is? You will after checking out the movies on this list of the best in the relatively new genre of 'British Rudeboy Movies', sparked by 2008 smash-hit 'Kidulthood'. Ya feel me fam, we on a listing ting innit!

'Movies like Baby Boy': Urban Gangster Drama

In the vein of 'Boyz N' The Hood': gritty urban dramas focusing on young gang-bangers as they battle rival gangs, addiction, and crooked police in an attempt to survive on the meanest of streets.

Noel Clarke Movies

For those of us who were first introduced to Noel Clarke through 'Doctor Who', it was a bit of a shock to see him as shark-like thug Sam in 'Kidulthood'. Since then he's made more than a few more gritty British masterpieces, including 'Storage 24' and 'Fast Girls'.

'Brits Get Grit': British Social Realism

Ever since Dickens, the Brits have had a fascination with the social realist aesthetic: unflinching, unromanticized portrayals of working class life. Enjoy the best examples of this gritty genre from 1990 onwards (and check out our 'Kitchen Sink Classics' for the movement's progenitor).

'Bloody Youth!': British Bad-Boys (and Girls)

Enjoy this modern collection of seriously misguided British youths as they fight the rozzers, Mum & Dad, and their hormones to boot! Make sure to check out 'Kidulthood' for the rude-boy movie that inspired a slew of copycats!

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