Guy Ritchie’s Snatch is perhaps the quintessential gangster film from across the Atlantic. Starring Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, and Jason Statham, Snatch is the follow up to the London filmmakers insanely popular “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and is filled to the brim with colorful characters, violence, and blood-shed. What’s not to love!?
But if you’re on the look out for the best gangster movies like Snatch you’ve never seen, check out the following flicks.
Before Daniel Craig became James Bond he starred as the clever, and anonymous, drug dealer who detests guns and thinks of himself as a businessman. Complex, intriguing, sexy and boasting a killer soundtrack “Layer Cake” is the first film from "X-Men First Class" director Matthew Vaugn.
“Rock N’ Rolla”
Guy Ritchie’s fifth film sees him return to the tone and aura of his earlier efforts, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch” and leaving behind the complicated nature of “Revolver.” It gets a tad convoluted in places but there is plenty to love in this modern gangster classic, with the likes of Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy, and Idris Elba flourishing in their roles.
“The Long Good Friday”
A British classic that turned Bob Hoskins into a household name, sees his gangster, Harold Shand, looking to step out from old-school ways and become a legitimate businessman with the help of the American Mafia. But that doesn’t go to plan when the IRA gets involved.
Michael Caine’s best role ever , including his scene-stealing escapades as the butler to a certain caped crusader, sees him star as Jack Carter, a man who returns to his Geordie home to find the man that murdered his brother. It’s taut, explosive, and down-right enjoyable. Essential viewing.