Movies about gangsters

List of the best gangster movies selected by visitors to our site: Gangster Squad, Run All Night, Criminal Activities, Black Mass, Narcos, The Raid 2, Laugh Killer Laugh, Hyena, Monsterz, Escobar: Paradise Lost
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Gangster Squad (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersGangsters
StyleAction, Disturbing

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Run All Night (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersMafia, Killers, Parents, Family, Friends, Hired assassins, Gangsters
PlotRevenge, Relationship, Confrontation
PlaceUSA

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when Jimmy’s estranged son becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy has just one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

Criminal Activities (2015)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotAbduction
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, For men

Four young men make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob.

Black Mass (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersGangsters
PlotThe escape
PlaceUSA

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Narcos (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.8)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia
Duration02:13
CharactersGangsters
StyleBased on real events, Netflix

The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

The Raid 2 (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersWarriors, Gangsters
PlotRivalry

After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover corrupt members of his own force.

Laugh Killer Laugh (2015)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersGangsters
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A Jewel thief named Frank Stone is a very deeply disturbed, anti social, milquetoast who finds no joy or humor in anything - until he awakens from a deep coma.

Hyena (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersGangsters

Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?

Monsterz (2014)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:52
CharactersGangsters, Serial killers, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge
StyleExciting, Heavy

A somber paranormal thriller that offers an original, exciting variation of the tale of two men with supernatural abilities, locked in a duel to the death. A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their fate cross, the survival battle begins. The two men with inevitable fate, who will survive?

Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Spain, Belgium, Panama
Duration01:59
CharactersGangsters
StyleAction

For Pablo Escobar family is everything. When young surfer Nick falls for Escobar's niece, Maria, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.

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John Wick (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersKillers, Criminals, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Family, Friends
PlotSects, Fight, Weapon, Fidelity, Revenge
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFor men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Legend (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Brothers, Twins, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison, London
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Action

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

Keanu (2016)
Mark2.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Cats, Hired assassins
PlotAdventure, Abduction

Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

Café Society (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Jews
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles, USA, Night Clubs, Beach, Party

The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecrime
Duration01:27
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlaceEngland, London
StyleDisturbing

Billy Hill and Jack 'Spot' Comer were among the most notorious criminals in London up until the 1950s. Dramatising the violent reign of two of London's most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack 'Spot' Comer (Terry Stone), ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons. This is the story of their rise and fall.

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters
PlotPolitical, Obsession, Mystery, Investigation, Intrigue
PlaceNew York
StyleNoir

Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New York's power brokers.

The Irishman (2019)
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia, Hired assassins
PlotWar, Death
TimeNew Year

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

The Kitchen (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama
Duration02:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotMoney, Weapon, Power
PlacePrison, New York, USA
StyleDisturbing

After a group of Irish mobsters in Hell's Kitchen are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place—and do as good of a job, if not better.

The Con Is On (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:04
CharactersGangsters, Scammers, Partners, Family
PlotRobbery

In an effort to avoid paying of a massive gambling debt to a notorious mobster in England, a couple flees to Los Angeles and hatch a jewel theft plot.

The Debt Collector (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Partners, Mafia

A classically-trained martial artist goes to work as a debt collector for the mob. The job seems easy enough, until one “client” pulls him into a situation deeper than could ever be expected.

Falcon Rising (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.

The Wizard of Lies (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersGangsters
PlaceUSA

A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.

Suburbicon (2017)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersGangsters, Family
PlotRevenge, Investigation

In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and murder.

Gotti (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Parents, Family, Tough guys, Gangsters
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy

John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.

Supercon (2018)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersCelebrities, Gangsters
PlotRobbery, Rivalry
StyleExciting

A ragtag group of former TV stars and comic book artists who make their living working at conventions decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.

Skin Trade (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryThailand, Canada, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersGangsters
PlotSlavery, Martial Arts

After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

Singham Returns (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersGangsters, Heroes
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men

Singham Returns is an Indian action film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Reliance Entertainment. The sequel to the 2011 film Singham, actor Ajay Devgn reprises his role from the previous film, as well as co-producing the project, while Kareena Kapoor Khan plays the female lead.

Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 (2012)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotRevenge
PlaceIndia

Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur.

End of Watch (2012)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Skirmishes
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleAction

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:50
CharactersWriters, Gangsters, Dogs, Friends
PlotAbduction, Adventure
PlaceDeserts
StyleSmart

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Force of Execution (2013)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men

Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurst (Foster). When the hit goes wrong, Hurst is forced to pay the price of his failure: banishment in the city that he almost once ruled. But a war is brewing for the soul of the city between Alexander, a cold-blooded gangster known as 'The Iceman" (Rhames) and a merciless Mexican cartel. Hurst, with the help of an ex-con restaurant owner (Trejo) who has a few hidden moves of his own, will rediscover his own will to survive the coming conflict and to wreak vengeance on those who have wronged him.

Lawless (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersPolice, Family, Gangsters
PlotMoney, Rivalry

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.

Ill Manors (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:01
CharactersGangsters
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive

Ensemble film revolving around characters living in Forest Gate, London. Over the course of a few days, six inter-linking stories explore issues of drug use, prostitution and urban poverty.

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersHired assassins, Gangsters
PlotRobbery

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

The Last Tycoon (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersGangsters
PlaceChina
StyleAction, Heavy, For men

Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to start again. After escaping prison CHENG quickly and violently moves his way up the ladder of Shanghais criminal underworld to become on the most powerful mob bosses in Shanghais history. But fame and notoriety take their toll when CHENG finds himself stuck between the looming Japanese army and the scheming local secret service. Matters are only made worse when he bumps into the love of his life QIU, along with her writer husband. Will love re-kindle in the dusk of an era?

Outrage Beyond (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:50
CharactersYakuza, Gangsters
PlaceJapan
StyleAction, Heavy, For men

As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage Beyond.

Agneepath (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:54
CharactersGangsters
PlotRevenge
PlaceIndia, Village
StyleExciting

A young boy's father gets killed unexpectedly by a fierce crowd. After fifteen years, the boy comes back to seek his vengeance.

Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove triangle
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, For men

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara is a sequel of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

Bullett Raja (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 5)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:18
CharactersGangsters
PlotRevenge
PlaceIndia
StyleFor men

A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.

Viktor (2014)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Russia
Duration01:34
CharactersGangsters
PlotRevenge
PlaceRussia
StyleFor men

After spending seven years in jail for an art heist, Frenchman Victor Lambert returns to Moscow to uncover the circumstances behind his son Jeremy's brutal murder. He is backed by his lover Alexandra, and by his ex-partner-in-crime, choreographer Souliman.

By the Gun (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Mafia
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters, Mafia
PlotRevenge
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Tense

In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer, K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim from K.

The Guvnors (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters
PlotRevenge
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Heavy

The Guvnors is a violent thriller set amongst the clans and firms of South East London, bringing two generations together in brutal conflict.

Gunday (2014)
Markimdb: 2.3
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove triangle
PlaceTrains
StyleExciting

Based in Calcutta during its most unsettled times in the 1970s, the film deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala. The story of 2 boys, boys who became refugees. Refugees who became gun couriers. Gun Couriers who became coal bandits, coal bandits who became Calcutta's Most Loved, Most Celebrated, Most Reckless, Most Fearless, Most Powerful! A story of two happy-go-lucky renegades who came to be known as...GUNDAY!

Bad Turn Worse (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersGangsters
StyleAction

Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.

The Family (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:51
CharactersMafia, Family, Writers, Neighbors, Friends, Gangsters
PlotLove
PlaceSmall cities, School

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Charlie Countryman (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration01:43
CharactersGangsters
StyleExciting

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

Northwest (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryDenmark
Duration01:31
CharactersGangsters

Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival Björn, he jumps at the chance for a better life, making his way into a world of drugs and prostitution. As things escalate between Björn and Jamal, Casper finds himself and his family dead center of a conflict, that threatens to destroy them.

Iron Man 3 (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:11
CharactersSuperhero, Mafia, Terrorists, Gangsters, Police, Friends, Robots, Billionaires, Scientists
PlotAdventure, Love, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceNew York, USA, Mansions
StyleMarvel

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryItaly
Duration01:30
CharactersGangsters
PlaceItaly
StyleTo 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.

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