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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!

Auto Biographical and Semi-Autobiographical Movies

Films based on the filmmaker's own upbringing, with considerable room for artistic license (wouldn't you take some of that, if you had to convey the story of your teenage years?)

'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!

'Britsters (Brit + Hipsters)': Modern British Indie

The ever-modest British have been quietly churning out quality independent dramas for some time now. Enjoy the very best of them, including recent musical number "God Help the Girl' (with Cassie from Skins!), and critically acclaimed coming-of-age story 'Wild Bill'.

Challenging Skinhead Movies

A collection of gritty dramas focused on the 'skinhead' phenomenon: some decry racism, other explore the musical context, and some are simply challenging coming-of-age flicks. But all delve inside the heads of those who decided to shave theirs!

Jack O'Connell Movies

No matter how many fancy-schmancy Angelina Jolie movies he stars in we will always think of Jack O'Connell as rebellious live-wire James Cook, half-litre of cheap vodka tucked inside his Fred Perry jacket. For more Skins reminiscence, check out our 'Skins Alumni' list!

'Movies Like Submarine': 'British Boyhood' Movies

These flicks follow British lads as they face bullies, strict parents, and a keen awareness of their own virginity on the painful path to adulthood; includes gritty coming-of-age masterpiece 'Kes', set in the grim, industrial North, and modern London crime-drama 'Wild Bill'.

'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).

'Grim Oop North' Movies

Ay-up gadgie, have a chobble on our list of films depicting the somewhat grim realities of Northern British living. A grand cinematic tradition established by social realist flick 'Kes', the 'Grim Oop North' film has survived to this day in movies like 'This is England'.

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