Movies about gangsters

Movies about gangsters
List of the best gangster movies selected by visitors to our site: Scarface, Lansky, Capone, Supercon, Little Caesar, The Public Enemy, Scarface, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The French Connection.

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

Genre
Country
Scarface (1983)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Lansky (2021)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA

When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.

Capone (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada

The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.

Supercon (2018)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

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.

Little Caesar (1930)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

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

The Public Enemy (1931)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

Scarface (1932)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in prison, Rocky is released and demands the return of $100,000 deposited with his solicitor - prior to his jail term.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

An aging hood is about to go back to prison. Hoping to escape his fate, he supplies information on stolen guns to the feds, while simultaneously supplying arms to his bank robbing chums.

The French Connection (1971)
Duration01:44

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

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The Godfather (1972)
Duration02:55

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Duration03:49

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.

GoodFellas (1990)
Duration02:20

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

King of New York (1990)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:43

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.

The Untouchables (1987)
Duration01:59

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.

Carlito's Way (1993)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.

Little Odessa (1994)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.

A Bronx Tale (1993)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

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.

Casino (1995)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:51

The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.

Miller's Crossing (1990)
Duration01:55

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

Donnie Brasco (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

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

The Departed (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

A History of Violence (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

American Gangster (2007)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:37

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

Road to Perdition (2002)
Duration01:57

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.

The Irishman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA

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.

Eastern Promises (2007)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:40

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

City of God (2002)
Duration02:10

Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

Malik (2021)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, biography
CountryIndia

A past ridden with crime, death and pain is recounted to Freddy, a juvenile criminal, who has been assigned to eliminate his estranged uncle Sulaiman, an aging patriarch, while behind bars.

Master (2021)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller
CountryIndia

An alcoholic professor is sent to a juvenile school, where he clashes with a gangster, who uses the children of the school for criminal activities.




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