Gangster romance movies

List of the best gangster movie melodramas selected by visitors to our site: A Bronx Tale, Manhattan Melodrama, I'm in Love with a Church Girl, Prizzi's Honor, You May Not Kiss the Bride, In the Arms of an Assassin, Kiss Me Kate, Naked Tango, Mickey Blue Eyes, Fled.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Friendship, First love, Funeral
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious, For men

Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful black girl.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Orphans
PlotGambling, Friendship, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Criminals
PlotMoney, Religious
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA
StyleTouching, Serious

Miles Montego has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor

A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure

An unassuming pet photographer is thrown into serious action, adventure and romance when he's forced to marry a Croatian bride and spend his honeymoon at a remote tropical resort where she is kidnapped.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama
CountryUSA, Dominican Republic
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotPursuit, Weapon
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

Victor (William Levy) is one of the world’s most handsome men, but he has a deep secret – he is a cold blooded assassin. Smooth talking and seductive, Victor was raised to do one thing only, which is to kill for money. When he is sent to the home of a brutal drug lord to collect payment for his most recent hit, he encounters the beautiful Sarai (Alicia Sanz), who has been forced to spend the last 9 years of her life with the drug lord.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
PlotGambling, Revenge

Fred and Lilli are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, as well as two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryLuxembourg, Argentina, Japan, USA
PlotDancing, Travel, Obsession

When a young European woman assumes a false identity in 1920s Argentina, she gets more than she bargained for.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, FBI, Losers
PlaceNew York

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CharactersHackers, Mafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who don't exactly enjoy each other's company, escape and must work together if they are to reach Atlanta alive. Luckily, they meet a woman who may be willing to help them.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA, France, Luxembourg
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Indians, Hired assassins, Bodyguards
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Adoption
PlaceWild West
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Fancy

A woman who has recently discovered that she is the daughter of Angelo, a major mafia boss, decides to wreak vengeance when he is killed by a hitman. She's aided by his faithful bodyguard, with whom she soon falls in love.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gangsters, Criminals, Single mothers
StyleRomantic, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Mavela, 15 years old, is a Black Bronx. She falls madly in love with Marwan, an extremely charismatic member of a rival gang, the 1080s. The young couple is forced to make a brutal choice between gang loyalty and the love they have for one another. An impossible dilemma.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Strong women
PlotLove, Dancing, Revenge, Passion, Chase
StyleRomantic, Light, Cute, Smart, Black humor

A girl falls for the "perfect" guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he's a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CharactersGay, Gangsters, FBI, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Blackmail
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Serious

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Poets
PlotHostage, Missing people
PlaceFrance, Deserts, USA
StyleRomantic, Action, Smart, Serious

Gabby, the waitress in an isolated Arizona diner, dreams of a bigger and better life. One day penniless intellectual Alan drifts into the joint and the two strike up a rapport. Soon enough, notorious killer Duke Mantee takes the diner's inhabitants hostage. Surrounded by miles of desert, the patrons and staff are forced to sit tight with Mantee and his gang overnight.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotTravel, Hostage
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Light, Tense, Fancy

Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersCIA, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Death, Chase, Fear
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Disturbing

A young girl is raised as a killer in the Yanbian province of China. She hides her identity and travels to South Korea where she hopes to lead a quiet life but becomes involved with two mysterious men.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CharactersGangsters, Twins, Orphans
PlotTravel, Gambling, Adoption
StyleBy books

When the Kwimper family car runs out of fuel on a new Florida highway and an officious state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their 'adopted' children—Holly, Ariadne, and the twins—start their own little community along a strip of the roadside.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
StyleRomantic, Fascinating

Shiva, an engineering graduate, is not serious about his job or future even when his friends advise him about life. He falls in love with a girl he saw at a bus stop and finally gets to ride with her in a car.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Romania
PlotSupernatural, Chase, Ghosts
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotTravel, Passion, Friendship, Happiness, Fate

High school seniors Logan and Blake prepare for an epic Spring Break as they travel to the beautiful and exotic Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta hoping to hook up with their high school crushes. Surrounded by hot girls in teeny bikinis, the guys are truly in heaven. After meeting at a club, Logan falls for a mysterious local beauty named Gaby but then realizes the next morning, when his grandfather’s Rolex watch is missing, that she was after more than just his heart.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Friends, Fathers, Actors
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer, Computers
PlaceItaly, USA, Office
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Thieves, Taxi drivers
PlotWeapon, Chase
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Tense

Phil and Claire Foster fear that their mild-mannered relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, their dinner reservation leads to their being mistaken for a couple of thieves – and now a number of unsavoury characters want Phil and Claire killed.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Jews, Writers, Birds
PlotBody exchange
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

In this sparkling romance, Ruby, a Chinese American toy designer from LA, visits Hong Kong for the first time on business. Finding herself stranded, she meets Josh, an American expat who shows her the city.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Partners
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Adventure, Hostage
PlacePrison, Wild West
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

Not a Rowdy Yates in sight in this western set in a stop over for the California to St Louis mail stagecoach run. The two staff are warned that four dangerous outlaws are in the area, and together with a female stage passenger and her baby they wait patiently for the word to go round that these men have been caught. Can you guess where the outlaws decide to hide out while they plan a large gold robbery? What follows is a film that concentrates on small details (like attempts to slip a warning note to a passing stage, or to reach a hidden gun that the bad guys don't know about) as the captives try anything to get away from the outlaws.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, adventure, crime, detective
CharactersGangsters, Criminals, Prosecutors, Mayor
PlotHypnosis, Spiritualistic seances

Chinese detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) solves a murder linked to the occult. This movie had an alternative title: Meeting at Midnight.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Partners, Artists
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleTo cry

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Chase
PlaceGhetto, California, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.