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Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

In the mean streets of London's East End, a former Serbian commando and a fourteen-year old boy plot revenge against a powerful crime lord and his ruthless lieutenants. As our heroes prepare to take on their enemies, the boy is mentored in the dark arts of assassination and learns the true meaning of friendship, honor and respect.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Criminals
PlotLove, Robbery, Money, Death, Supernatural
PlacePrison, England
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, it's a business, but for Billy and Jo, it's a labour of love. As the competition between Tommy and Billy grows more fierce, the stakes become higher and the "shopping" trips increasingly risky.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:23
CharactersTeens
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the volatile and damaged man-hating Danielle.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
PlotObsession
PlaceAfghanistan, England, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Soldier Robert Miller returns home from Afghanistan unable to fit back into society. Living on a violent council estate and finding work in undercover surveillance, he becomes obsessed with taking down a group of local gangsters who are intrinsically tied to a suspected terrorist cell. Taking the situation into his own hands, Robert embarks on a brutal quest for justice, with devastating consequences.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41
CharactersPartners
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Pads
PlacePrison
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot, electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Friends, Poor
PlotRivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:12
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Revolution, Freedom, Uprising
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Dystopian, By comics, Fascinating, Serious

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Punks, Losers
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Rivalry
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:41
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Heroes, Lawyers, Soldier
PlotWar, Revenge, Wedding, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:43
CharactersVeterans
PlotChess, Revenge, Investigation, Loneliness
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

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

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Criminals
PlotRivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Revenge, Political, Pads
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of recriminations.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlotLove, Friendship, Betrayal, Chase, Rivalry
PlacePrison, England, London, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotUndercover
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersHired assassins, Partners
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Hostage, Chase, Justice
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersSurgeons
PlotRevenge, Chase, Conspiracies, Rivalry, Lost memory
PlaceFrance, Hospitals
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Paris 2020, a high tech surgeon and her daughter are involved in a horrific car accident, the surgeon saves her daughter's life at the cost of manipulating her dreams and memories.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersSpy, Terrorists, Students
PlotObsession, Conspiracies, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Serious

While working undercover as a bodyguard to arms dealer Harry, former-soldier-turned-secret-service-agent Ewan survives a bloody shootout with a member of an Islamic terrorist cell who steals Harry's briefcase full of Semtex explosives and escapes. Ewan's spymasters task Ewan with hunting down the cell members and retrieving the briefcase.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration01:45
CharactersPolice
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceMexico, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:01
CharactersGangsters, Photographers
PlotDrug addict, Weapon, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Trains, England, London
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Ensemble film revolving around characters living in Forest Gate, London. Over the course of a few days, six inter-linking stories explore issues of drug use, prostitution and urban poverty.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersPartners
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive

Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose members are being systematically murdered one by one. To solve the brutal killings, Kingston joins forces with a cocky, young homicide detective. But neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover — stunning secrets that will set both men on a violent collision course with betrayal and vengeance.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration02:17
CharactersRobots, Gangsters, Programmers, Scientists, Cyborgs
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Consciousness
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fancy, Touching, Cyberpunk, Serious

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersImmortals, Hunters
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Death, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk, Depressive, Serious, For men

Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.

Markimdb: 2.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Rivalry, Lost memory
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

A young man, Kazuya Mishima, wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel room without any recollection of who he is or how he got there. He is tormented by flashes of his past and by the face of an ominous stranger. The next thing he knows, Kazuya is ambushed and kidnapped by an underground crime organization and, soon after, turned into a ruthless assassin. During a mission to assassinate a man named Brian Fury, Kazuya finds that his target harbors clues to his true identity. With the help of Fury and a female assassin, Kazuya follows the clues, leading him to the lab of his reoccurring flashbacks. Here, he will finally confront his past and the ominous man of his nightmares - Heihachi Mishima, face the ultimate betrayal, and Ieam the truth about who, and what, he really is. TEKKEN 2: KAZUYA’S REVENGE is non-stop action from the first scene to the last.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase, Uprising
PlacePrison, Jungle, Islands
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a commanding officer, is determined to escape the island in order to reveal the truth behind his murderous actions and clear his name.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Twins, Brothers, Detectives
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Investigation, Mental disorders
PlacePrison, England, London
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada
Duration01:27
CharactersTeens, Robots, Heroes
PlotUprising
PlaceSchool, College
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the original movie, the cyborg-teachers were all destroyed. Well that's what we thought, but there's one more rogue military robot out there determined to clean up the education system.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceLondon
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

Former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London seeking those who tried to have him killed in Amsterdam.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersSuperhero, Police, Criminals, Losers
PlotGambling, Investigation, Happiness, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlacePrison, England, London
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

London cop and compulsive gambler Harry Clayton is on the verge of losing everything. On the night when his huge debts are to be called in, he meets the enigmatic Eve, who gives him a mysterious bracelet said to endow the wearer with immense luck. Harry's fortunes suddenly begin to shift, but he also soon finds himself sucked into a sinister crime wave sweeping through the city.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotWeapon, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Touching, Serious

In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared criminals in the south of England, maintaining the hold on their empire with fear and violence until their untimely death.





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