Italian movies about the mafia

List of the best Italian movies about the mafia and gangsters, American, Italian, Sicilian: Time to Hunt, Yakuza Princess, A Classic Horror Story, The Ruthless, Piranhas, Il tuttofare, Boys Cry, The Mafia Kills Only in Summer, At War for Love, Sins.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Time to Hunt (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMafia, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Friendship

Four young men who want to leave their dystopian world behind and go to a distant paradise execute a money robbery, a daring act that will have unexpected consequences.

Yakuza Princess (2021)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersMafia, Yakuza

In Brazil, Akemi finds out that she's the heiress to the Yakuza empire. Just after that, her destiny enters a spiral of violence and mystery, where a gaijin (foreigner) who's been protecting her all this time, Shirô, may have been actually sent to kill her.

A Classic Horror Story (2021)
Markimdb: 5.7
CharactersMafia, Fellow travelers
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Cheating, Sects, Rites of passage
PlaceItaly, Forest
StyleUnexpected ending, Gloomy

Five carpoolers travel in a motorhome to reach a common destination. Night falls, and to avoid a dead animal carcass, they crash into a tree. When they come to their senses, they find themselves in the middle of nowhere. The road they were traveling on has disappeared and there is only a dense, impenetrable forest and a wooden house in the middle of a clearing, which they discover is the home of a spine-chilling cult.

The Ruthless (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Skirmishes
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets a “true education.” In 1978, he and his friends Slim and Mario embark on a 15-year criminal career, a successful and ruthless spiral of robberies, kidnappings, murders and heroin smuggling.

Piranhas (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime
CharactersTeens, Mafia, Criminals
PlotFriendship, Weapon, Rivalry
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

Six boys race on their scooters through the narrow streets of their Sanità neighbourhood in Naples. They are fearless daredevils, desperate to make money like their role models, and wear designer clothes and the latest sneakers. These 15-year-olds use the city’s rooftops for assault rifle practice. They deal drugs and do not hesitate to use their weapons to take control of the neighbourhood. Their smart leader, Nicola, knows the rules: in order to get his gang into the game and quickly to the top, he challenges one of the old bosses. But whoever is in charge today may well be dead tomorrow. When his girlfriend causes Nicola to be caught between all fronts, he is forced to make a decision.

Il tuttofare (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersMafia, Students, Lawyers, Criminals, Interns
PlacePrison, Italy
StyleLight, Fascinating

We are all equal before the law, but some are just more equal than others.

Boys Cry (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime
CharactersMafia, Hired assassins, Criminals
StyleAction, Fascinating

Mirko and Manolo are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, are still in school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex and money, of a better life to come. Then, after killing a man in a hit-and-run one night, they get involved with the local mafia and their lives change dramatically.

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Journalists, Judge
StyleRomantic, To cry, Makes me think

Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. Its focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.

At War for Love (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
TimeWorld War II

It's 1943 and World War II is raging in Europe. In New York, Arturo and Flora the daughter of a restaurant owner are in love, but she is promised in marriage to the son of a Mafia boss. There is a way around this, but to be able to marry Flora, Arturo needs to get permission from her father, who lives in a village in Sicily. Arturo doesn't have any money, so the only way he can get to Sicily is to enlist in the U.S. Army, which is preparing for a landing on the island.

Sins (2012)
Markimdb: 2.4
Genreaction, thriller
CountryItaly, Romania, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
StyleExciting, Vital signs

David begins experiencing cloudy memories of a long-lost life amidst the violent Cortello family in Sicily ââ'¬Â¦ a family he ultimately betrayed. And the wages of sin are deadly.

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Black Souls (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals, Farmers
PlaceVillage, Italy
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

A former narcotics smuggler, now living peaceably in the Calabrian hills, is drawn back into his family’s drug-trade dynasty by his impetuous teenage son.

It Was the Son (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotLife, Friendship, Family life
StylePsychological problems, Light, By books, Fascinating, Serious

The Ciraulo family lives in the miserable district of Palermo called "Zen". When one of their children dies in a shootout between mafia gangsters they receive compensation and buy a luxury black Volvo. Things go wrong when Trancredi, another son, takes the car out and damages the car door.

The Traitor (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryItaly, France, Germany, Brazil
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends, Judge, Prosecutors
PlaceCourt, Italy

Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to Italy, he makes a bold decision that will change his life and the destiny of Cosa Nostra forever.

Tatanka (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, sport
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotSports, Freedom, Rivalry
PlaceNature, Italy
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious

Clemente Russo portrays himself in the story of a promising boxer who grew up in the Neapolitan mob heartland.

The Ciambra (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
CharactersTeens, Horses, Mafia, Gypsies, Singers
PlotDancing, Soccer, Gambling, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceSchool, Trains, Ghetto, Italy
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in southern Italian town of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio sets out to prove to his brother that he is as good or better than him but, when things go wrong, a series of events will forever change the way he sees the world.

All the Money in the World (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom, China
CharactersMafia, Police, Rich, Old man, Billionaires
PlotLove, Abduction, On real events, Money, Investigation
PlaceItaly, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

The Italian Connection (1972)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins

When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York killers get to him to eliminate any chance of them finding out he's the wrong man.

A Prophet (2009)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlacePrison, France
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, For men

Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group.

Baarìa (2009)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
PlotLife, Political, Elections, Family life
PlaceItaly, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Smart, Epic

Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual community.

Made in Italy (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
CharactersMafia, Family, Smugglers, Pilots
PlotFriendship, Meaning of life
PlaceNature, Italy

Riko is an honest man, who can count on a group of real friends and a wife who, between highs and lows, he loves forever. But he is also a very angry man with his time, which seems to be punctuated only by backlashes and false starts.