Movies like This Is England 2006

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends, even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.

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1 Control 2007

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Anton Corbijn

Writers:

Deborah Curtis (book), Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay)

Countries:

Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia
7.7

2 Evil 2003

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

Genres:

Fantasy, Family, Adventure

Director:

Joachim Rønning

Country:

United States of America
6.7

3 The Experiment 2001

Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence — a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted prematurely when the experimenters lost control.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Writers:

Mario Giordano (novel), Mario Giordano (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

Germany
7.7

4 In Bruges 2008

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Crime

Director:

Martin McDonagh

Writer:

Martin McDonagh

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.9

5 Drive 2011

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Writers:

Hossein Amini (screenplay), James Sallis (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

6 The Believer 2001

A hardcore US racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the tenets of his faith has left him angry and confused, turning against those who he thinks have a tragic history of their own making.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Henry Bean

Writers:

Henry Bean (screenplay), Henry Bean (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

7 La Haine 1995

Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said - a Jew, African, and an Arab - give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Mathieu Kassovitz

Country:

France
8.1

8 Adam's Apples 2005

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Crime

Countries:

Denmark, Germany
7.8

9 Y Tu Mamá También 2001

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Country:

Mexico
7.6

10 The Celebration 1998

A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all the masks, which finally fall completely as the father-son conflict intensifies and the bewildered guests look on.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Thomas Vinterberg (uncredited)

Writers:

Thomas Vinterberg (screenplay), Mogens Rukov (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Denmark, Sweden
8

11 Harry Brown 2009

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action

Director:

Daniel Barber

Writer:

Gary Young (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.2

12 Sweet Sixteen 2002

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Ken Loach

Writer:

Paul Laverty (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.4

13 The Baader Meinhof Complex 2008

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The story centers on the leadership of the self named anti-fascist resistance to state violence: Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Director:

Uli Edel

Writers:

Bernd Eichinger (screenplay), Uli Edel (screenplay collaborator) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Czech Republic, France, Germany
7.4

14 Gomorrah 2008

An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have to face every day. They hardly ever have a choice and are forced to obey the rules of the Camorra. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a normal life.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

Matteo Garrone

Writers:

Roberto Saviano (book), Maurizio Braucci (screenplay) | 5 more credits »

Country:

Italy
7

15 Romper Stomper 1992

Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to epileptic seizures joins the skins' merry band, and helps them on their run from justice, but is her affliction also a sign of impurity?

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Geoffrey Wright

Writer:

Geoffrey Wright

Country:

Australia
6.8

16 Felon 2008

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Ric Roman Waugh

Writer:

Ric Roman Waugh

Country:

United States of America
7.4

17 Sexy Beast 2000

The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Jonathan Glazer

Countries:

Spain, United Kingdom
7.3

18 Dead Man's Shoes 2004

A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Shane Meadows

Country:

United Kingdom
7.6

19 Chopper 2000

The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Andrew Dominik

Writers:

Mark Brandon Read (books), Andrew Dominik

Country:

Australia
7.2

20 Hunger 2008

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Steve McQueen

Country:

United Kingdom
7.6

21 Pusher 1996

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Country:

Denmark
7.4

22 Filth 2013

A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Jon S. Baird

Writers:

Jon S. Baird, Irvine Welsh (based on the novel by)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany, Sweden, Belgium
7.1

23 Che: Part One 2008

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Genres:

Drama, History, War

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Peter Buchman (screenplay), Ernesto 'Che' Guevara (memoir "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War")

Countries:

Spain, France, United States of America
7.2

24 Green Street 2005

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. 'Green Street Hooligans' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Lexi Alexander

Writers:

Lexi Alexander (story), Dougie Brimson (story) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5