Sexy Beast

Simultaneously tense and funny “pre-heist” gangster movie. (There is a heist in there, but the bulk of the story plays out before the job, and the actual break-in is irrelevant to the plot.) Ray Winstone is fantastic as the soft-hearted mobster who wants nothing other than to live out his retirement in peace, but Ben Kingsley blows everyone else on screen away as the psycho hard case Don Logan who comes to get him for one more job. Lots of intense dialogue, thorough characterisation, dark humour, and the occasional surreal moment with an uzi-wielding rabbit. Wicked good.