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Old Apr 17th 2011, 2:50 pm
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The Long Good Friday
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Old Apr 17th 2011, 3:39 pm
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Lock stock and two smoking barrels
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Difficult to choose - maybe a Poll?

Suggest the following:

The Italian Job
Get Carter
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Snatch
The Long Good Friday
Sexy Beast
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I didnt enjoy sexy beast at all... my fave has to be The Italian Job- I love Michael Caine however locstock and snatch are both fab films.
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A new nomination from me: Layer Cake.
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The Italian Job
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We need a better definition here - are we including any 'crime' movie? The Italian Job is great, but I wouldn't call it a 'gangster' film. Irene Handl and Benny Hill are in it too.............
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what about football hooligan films? if they are acceptable then Green Street and The Firm need to be on list...if they're not then I would vote for Snatch every time..
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Sexy Beast
Gangster No 1
Lock Stock
Snatch
Layer Cake
Rise of the foot soldier
Get Carter
Long good Friday
Villan
The Krays

and for a bit of comedy Love Honour and Obey
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I didnt enjoy sexy beast at all... my fave has to be The Italian Job- I love Michael Caine however locstock and snatch are both fab films.
I think Sexy Beast is a cracking film , great acting by Ben Kingsley , he's a proper horrible villan in that film...
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I think Sexy Beast is a cracking film , great acting by Ben Kingsley , he's a proper horrible villan in that film...
yeah, just been watching clips of it on You Tube - BK was superb.
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what about football hooligan films? if they are acceptable then Green Street and The Firm need to be on list...if they're not then I would vote for Snatch every time..
Enjoyed Green St, but it's not a 'gangster' film. Not seen The Firm.
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Enjoyed Green St, but it's not a 'gangster' film. Not seen The Firm.
The Original Firm is the best , not the remake the one with Gary Oldman . Also Rise of the Footsoldier , The Football Factory and Cass , i think they're all better than Green Street...
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The Original Firm is the best , not the remake the one with Gary Oldman . Also Rise of the Footsoldier , The Football Factory and Cass , i think they're all better than Green Street...
Forgot about Football Factory. Not seen the others..but I will look for them now..

How about RocknRolla? Not Ritchie's best but not bad either I thought..
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Forgot about Football Factory. Not seen the others..but I will look for them now..

How about RocknRolla? Not Ritchie's best but not bad either I thought..
Not bad , i thought The Bank Job with Jason Statham was ok as well , all a bit cliched though but still enjoyable all the same.
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