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Top Ten Best Gangster Films

The Godfather​
The Godfather​

The best gangster movies of all time reveal a treasure trove of memorable characters, unforgettable plot lines and violent set-pieces that are all grounded in reality.

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Goodfellas​
Goodfellas​

Goodfellas celebrates its 25th birthday on September 21, when it was released nationwide in the US, and despite being a film about that well-trodden subject of mob violence made by someone who was pushing 50 at the time, it remains a sprightly beast, bursting with youthful vigour, bright and alive.

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Casino​
Casino​

As one of the most tried-and-true genres in Hollywood history, we examine the 20 best gangster movies of all time which continue to inspires us.

The Departed​
The Departed​

The best gangster movies of all time reveal a treasure trove of memorable characters, unforgettable plot lines and violent set-pieces that are all grounded in reality.

The ​Untouchables​
The ​Untouchables​

The best gangster movies of all time reveal a treasure trove of memorable characters, unforgettable plot lines and violent set-pieces that are all grounded in reality.

Pulp Fiction​
Pulp Fiction​

Time ranked Pulp Fiction among the 100 best movies ever made. Entertainment Weekly named it the best film of the quarter-century between 1984-2008. Top critics Roger Ebert and Richard Corliss both called it the most influential film of the 1990s. And the American Film Institute ranked it No. 7 all-time among gangster films. We think that’s too low.

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The Godfather ​Part II​
The Godfather ​Part II​

“The Godfather” romanticized the life of organized crime by telling the story as a family drama while “The Godfather: Part II”, released in 1974, gives an unflinching look at the dark side of power and vice, giving the sequel a more realistic portrayal of the Mafia, and making the second movie the superior film in the “Godfather” trilogy.

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Once Upon a ​Time in America​
Once Upon a ​Time in America​

The film has since been ranked as one of the best films of the gangster genre. When Sight & Sound asked several UK critics in 2002 what their favorite films of the last 25 years were, Once Upon a Time in America placed at number 10. In 2015, the film was ranked at number nine on Time Out ' s list of the 50 best gangster films of all time.

American ​Gangster​
American ​Gangster​

The greatest gangster film of all time—Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece The Godfather—just turned 40. To celebrate the birthday of Coppola’s classic, we’re counting down the top 25 gangster films that followed it (broadly defining the genre).

White Heat​
White Heat​

20 best gangster films of all time Previous slide Next slide 3 of 20 View All Skip Ad White Heat (1949) starring James Cagney (above), Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien.

Donnie ​Brasco​
Donnie ​Brasco​

Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American crime drama film directed by Mike Newell, and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles.

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Miller's ​Crossing​
Miller's ​Crossing​

By this time Byrne was better known for The Usual Suspects, but for me he'll always be Tom Reagan, the magnificently rumpled, battered but undefeated antihero of the Coen brothers' 1990 gangster film Miller's Crossing. The movie is soaked in booze, from the opening closeup of Tom's whisky glass and the clink-clink sound of ice cubes tumbling in.

Carlito's Way​
Carlito's Way​

Best Gangster Films - Carlito’s Way (1993). Starring Al Pacino and Sean Penn, Carlito’s Way follows a Puerto Rican ex-convict who pledges to stay away from his old habits such as drugs and vio

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The Public ​Enemy​
The Public ​Enemy​

Stylish, brutal and emotionally resonating this is film-making of the highest order, The Godfather is the original and the best and it is for this reason that it is number one (with a bullet) on the list of the Top Ten Gangster Films of all time.

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A Bronx Tale​
A Bronx Tale​

Where do you rank A Bronx Tale in gangster movies? Discussion in 'The Arcadium' started by Roberto Dinero, Nov 2, 2012.

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Mean Streets​
Mean Streets​

20 best gangster films of all time Previous slide Next slide 8 of 20 View All Skip Ad Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973) starred Harvey Keitel (above), Robert De Niro, David Proval and Amy Robinson.

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Infernal Affairs​
Infernal Affairs​

Had any director other than Martin Scorcese chose to remake a movie that was only four years old, we would’ve sighed, passed, and searched out the original (Infernal Affairs). But (arguably) the best gangster film director of all time turned in a strong effort here with a beefy cast (Jack Nicholson, Leonardio DiCaprio, Matt Damon) and plenty of twists and turns.

Little Caesar​
Little Caesar​

BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW: The Library of Congress, citing the film’s cultural, historical and aesthetic significance, selected Little Caesar for preservation in the National Film Registry. And the American Film Institute in 2008 ranked it ninth on its list of Top 10 all-time gangster movies.

Lock, Stock ​and Two Smoking Barrels​
Lock, Stock ​and Two Smoking Barrels​

Introducing the cinema world to The Stath, Vinnie Jones and bare knuckle boxing legend Lenny McClean, Lock Stock is London's wink to Pulp Fiction and gives us a tour of the shadier of the capital's streets.

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Road to ​Perdition​
Road to ​Perdition​

In April 2006, Empire recognized Road to Perdition as number six in its list of the top 20 comic book films. Home media. Max Allan Collins, who authored the graphic novel, was hired to write the novelization for the film adaptation.

City of God​
City of God​

Such a shitty typical list, that lists all the black and white stuff as "the best". Movies have evolved for the better over the decades. Not that I don't love some of those classics, but come on.... a lot of the new gangster movies are on a whole other level.. City of God should have been in the top 10.

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Snatch​
Snatch​

The gangster genre is one of the most popular in modern movies and some of the best film directors alive have produced some incredible ganster movies. In fact, on the Internet Movie Database, the number 1 ranked movie is the Godfather – out of all genres.

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Bugsy​
Bugsy​

Let me be clear, I am writing about gangster movies: films that go inside the world of the mob, NOT cops and robbers or petty crime movies. Organized crime is the order of the day with what I am exploring with this article, big and small.

Boyz n the ​Hood​
Boyz n the ​Hood​

My favorite is "good fellas", scar face, "American Gangster (denzel Washington) but these aren't like Boyz N the hood. These are about big money, and drug lords. Its pretty good though.

Eastern ​Promises​
Eastern ​Promises​

Eastern Promises offers something very different to the genre in the sense that it barely features a character born in the city and exhibits violence in a graphically realised manner similar to the director David Cronenberg’s horror movies of the seventies.

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Scarface​
Scarface​

The gangster genre is one of the most popular in modern movies and some of the best film directors alive have produced some incredible ganster movies. In fact, on the Internet Movie Database, the number 1 ranked movie is the Godfather – out of all genres.

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Sexy Beast​
Sexy Beast​

Load up on ammo and wiseguy patter with our ranked list of the best gangster and crime movies in cinema. ... The 50 best gangster movies of all time ... Sexy Beast ...

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Get Carter​
Get Carter​

The 50 best gangster movies: How many have you seen? ... Now you can get some hard results with our list of the 50 best gangster movies of all time: ... Get Carter (1971)

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Gangs of New ​York​
Gangs of New ​York​

Gangs of New York is a 2002 American epic period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. The screenplay is by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, and Kenneth Lonergan. It was inspired by Herbert Asbury's 1928 non-fiction book, The Gangs of New York.

The Godfather ​Part III​
The Godfather ​Part III​

1998 Time Out conducted a poll and The Godfather was voted the best film of all ... AFI's 10 Top 10 – No. 1 Gangster Film ... it further with The Godfather Part II, ...

The Long ​Good Friday​
The Long ​Good Friday​

—Barrie Keeffe on The Long Good Friday A monumentally important screenplay. Dear every screenwriter/filmmaker, read Barrie Keeffe’s screenplay for The Long Good Friday, originally called The Paddy Factor . (NOTE: For educational and research purposes only). The DVD/Blu-ray of the film is available at Amazon and Arrow Films (Limited Edition).

New Jack City​
New Jack City​

New Jack City is a 1991 American action gangster film based upon an original story and screenplay by Thomas Lee Wright, and directed by Mario Van Peebles in his directorial debut, who also co-stars in the film.

Layer Cake​
Layer Cake​

25 Best British Films of the Crime and Gangster genre....and one so Bad it's Brilliant. Compiling a list of Best British Films whatever the genre is not a perfect science, ranking them in preference order even less so.

Angels With ​Dirty Faces​
Angels With ​Dirty Faces​

Angels with Dirty Faces is considered to be one of the best movies of all time, and is widely regarded as a defining moment in Cagney's career. It was shortlisted by the American Film Institute in 2008, and was voted 67th in a list of the "100 Best Film Noirs of All Time" by Slant Magazine in 2015.

Solo: A Star ​Wars Story​
Solo: A Star ​Wars Story​

This subreddit is for leaks, spoilers and news concerning the new Star Wars Films and Television media. To include rumors, news, leaks, and anything else that might be considered a spoiler.

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Menace II ​Society​
Menace II ​Society​

“Gangs” on film became less about heavyset men in suits, and more about teenagers wearing jackets, sometimes with their street affiliation emblazoned on the back. This new trend in movie gangs eventually influenced films like Menace II Society, by offering examples of what not to do.

A History of ​Violence​
A History of ​Violence​

10. A History of Violence (2006) Based on a graphic novel, directed tautly by David Cronenberg, this powerful little film explores what happens when a small town family man erupts with violence when two bad guys come into his diner late one night to cause trouble.

On the ​Waterfront​
On the ​Waterfront​

Overall, On the Waterfront was one of Hollywood’s most-honored movies ever, garnering awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Kazan), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Eva Marie Saint), as well as art direction, cinematography, editing and screenplay.

The Roaring ​Twenties​
The Roaring ​Twenties​

The 1920s roar again in the new film of The Great Gatsby, but Baz Luhrmann's extravaganza is not the first film to revel in the decadence of the Jazz Age. Here are 10 of the best.

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State of Grace​
State of Grace​

'State Of Grace' is a well-crafted gangster film from start to finish. From the appropriate saint-paddy's day parade opening-scene to the legendary parallel montage in the end, and everything in between.

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True ​Romance​
True ​Romance​

The obvious answer missed here is the movie “Gangster”. Starring Shiney Ahuja, Kangna Ranaut and Emraan Hashmi. It is supposedly based in the love story between Abu Salem and Monica Bedi (who tried her luck in the Bollywood film industry ws well.)...

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Rififi​
Rififi​

Rififi, also known as “Du rififi chez les hommes”, is a 1955 French noir classic directed by Jules Dassin. This is a remarkable movie that defined the 1950’s French cinema. Dassin’s direction of the actors is flawless, so is the editing, cinematography and writing.

Bugsy Malone​
Bugsy Malone​

The film itself received a Best Picture nomination. In 2008, the American Film Institute nominated this film for its Top 10 Gangster Films list. Home media. In the early eighties, Bugsy Malone was released on VHS. On 16 April 1996, it was re-released by Paramount on VHS.

Gangster No
Gangster No

Gangster films are one of the most popular and best directors have shot many great films in this genre. We have prepared TOP 10 best Gangster movies of 2018 to watch. It is difficult to find a country where there is absolutely no mafia, no gangsters.

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A Prophet​
A Prophet​

Such a shitty typical list, that lists all the black and white stuff as "the best". Movies have evolved for the better over the decades. Not that I don't love some of those classics, but come on.... a lot of the new gangster movies are on a whole other level.. City of God should have been in the top 10.

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Analyze This​
Analyze This​

100 Greatest Gangster Films: Analyze This, #73 by George Anastasia, Glen Macnow ... Analyze This works best when these two fine actors play off the culture clash ...

A Better ​Tomorrow​
A Better ​Tomorrow​

The 30 Best Gangster Movies in Cinema History. 08 May 2015 ... this is a compiled list of films that shaped the gangster genre. ... A Better Tomorrow ...

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The Family​
The Family​

The gangster genre is one of the most popular in modern movies and some of the best film directors alive have produced some incredible ganster movies. In fact, on the Internet Movie Database, the number 1 ranked movie is the Godfather – out of all genres.

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Léon: The ​Professional​
Léon: The ​Professional​

Written and directed by Luc Besson, the French filmmaker who has built a career by combining Francophile introspection with over-the-top action, Léon: The Professional is a story about a heartwarming relationship that develops against a backdrop of murder, mayhem and corruption.

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American Me​
American Me​

Sopranos, American gangster, gangster no 1, gangs of new York, killer instinct, boardwalk empire, the drop, mobsters, black mass, ray donovon, wannabe, legend, essex boys, the town, by the gun, top dog, the raid, old boy, the iceman, and so much more.

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The Krays​
The Krays​

On 13 June 2014, the first image of the film was published, featuring Hardy as the Kray twins. A promotional poster attracted publicity because it made a two-star review from The Guardian appear to be a four- or five-star review by placing the two stars between the heads of the Krays.