Movies about gangsters

List of the best gangster movies selected by visitors to our site: Gangster Squad, Once Upon a Time in America, Road to Perdition, Donnie Brasco, Miller's Crossing, The Untouchables, Public Enemies, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby's Day Out, The Con Is On.

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

Gangster Squad (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Partners
PlotRivalry, Boxing, On real events
StyleAction, Disturbing, Heavy, Exciting

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.

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration03:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotAdventure, Justice

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Road to Perdition (2002)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Death, Bank robbery
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Depressive, Fascinating

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

Donnie Brasco (1997)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersMafia, FBI, Gangsters, Friends
PlotUndercover, Investigation, Skirmishes, Tennis, On real events
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Miller's Crossing (1990)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Jews
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Jealousy, Boxing, Love triangle, Funeral, Blackmail
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.

The Untouchables (1987)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersGangsters, Mafia
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

Public Enemies (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, FBI, Special agents, Tough guys, Partners
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Skirmishes, Chase, On real events
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Disturbing

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Mark9.4
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Partners, Sheriffs
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Chase, On real events
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men, To cry, Smart

Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as the New Hollywood.

Baby's Day Out (1994)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersGangsters, Family
PlotAdventure, Chase
StyleFor children, Light

Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents; especially the three enterprising kidnapers who pretend to be photographers from the newspaper. Successfully kidnaping Baby Bink, they have a harder time keeping hold of the rascal, who not only keeps one step ahead of them, but seems to be more than a little bit smarter than the three bumbling criminals.

The Con Is On (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:04
CharactersGangsters, Scammers, Partners, Family
PlotRobbery, Gambling

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: 5.8)
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.

Suburbicon (2017)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersGangsters, Family, Sisters, Snake, Drivers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Weapon, Radio, Fear, Cars

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.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters, Mafia, Dogs
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Motorcycles, Funeral, Chase, On real events
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating

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.

Unstoppable (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:07
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys, Mafia, Criminals
PlotAbduction

Dong-Chul and Ji-Soo are a happily married couple. One day, Dong-Chul comes home to find his house in disarray and his wife is missing.

Snatch (2000)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:42
CharactersThieves, Gangsters, Gangsters, Dogs
PlotGems, Adventure, Revenge, Chase, Intrigue, Boxing, Robbery, Gambling
PlaceEngland, New York, London, USA
StyleFor a group of friends, For men, Exciting, Smart

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersHired assassins, Gangsters, Mafia, Scammers
PlotFight, Investigation, Chase
PlaceNew York, Hotels, USA

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

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

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

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.9)
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotDancing, Robbery, Fight, Cars, Jealousy, Chase, Boxing, Skirmishes, Music
PlaceLos Angeles, Hotels, USA
StyleExciting, Interesting, Heavy, For men, Smart

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Legend (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Brothers, Twins, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Dancing, Soccer, Mental disorders, On real events
PlacePrison, London, England
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Action, Heavy, Disturbing

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.

My Blue Heaven (1990)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Hired assassins, Partners, Losers, FBI, Special agents
PlotLove, Moving, Revenge, Skirmishes
PlaceSmall cities
StyleLight

FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith certainly has his hands full keeping Antonelli away from the Mafia hitmen who want to stop him testifying, not to mention the nightclubs...




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