The British do costumed dramas and slapstick comedy quite well, but they also know their way around a gritty crime movie. Over the decades, there have been many British crime films, either being made by British actors and directors or at least set in Britain. There are heist movies, gangster flicks, and so much more. We’ve collected a list of our favorite British crime films. Now, “crime” is a pretty wide genre. We are focusing more on movies that are built around crime, as opposed to detective stories or mystery films involving a crime. That is to say, don’t expect Sherlock Holmes to show up.