Movies about the mafia

List of the best movies about the mafia and gangsters, American, Italian, Sicilian: The Ruthless, Gotti, Rob the Mob, Once Upon a Time in London, Just Getting Started, Tigers Are Not Afraid, Partner, Snatch, Toro, The Infiltrator
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Ruthless (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime
Duration02:03
CharactersCriminals, Tough guys
PlotBank robbery

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.

Gotti (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersCriminals, 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.

Rob the Mob (2014)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersFBI
PlotRobbery

The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.

Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecrime
Duration01:27
CharactersGangsters
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.

Just Getting Started (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.4)
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersHired assassins
PlotRivalry, Adventure
PlaceParty, USA
StyleFascinating

Duke Diver is living the high life as the freewheeling manager of a luxurious resort in Palm Springs, Calif. He soon faces competition from Leo, a former military man who likes the same woman that Duke is interested in. When Diver's past suddenly catches up with him, he must put aside his differences and reluctantly team up with Leo to stop whoever is trying to kill him.

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryMexico
Duration01:57
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Orphans, Gangsters, Mothers, Pupils, Tigers, Fish
PlotRevenge, Survival, Weapon, Supernatural
PlaceMexico
StyleDisturbing

A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

Partner (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:41
CharactersPolice
PlotAdventure
PlaceRussia
StyleLight, Exciting

A police detective is going through different adventures while he is stuck in a little boy body.

Snatch (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Police, Friends, Gangsters
PlotChase, Skirmishes, Boxing
PlaceEngland, London, Office, Casino
StyleUnexpected ending

A group of up-and-coming hustlers stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

Toro (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.9)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration01:34
CharactersNephews
PlaceSpain, Prison, Beach
StyleNoir

Toro (Spanish for "Bull") is a young con man and the right hand of Romano, a powerful mob boss in Torremolinos, Málaga (Andalusia, south to Spain). After Toro decides to leave Romano to get a life free of crime, his last sting fails, resulting one of his brothers dead and he sent to jail. Five years later, Romano realizes that López, Toro's older brother, is robbing him money from his tourism business and he orders to kidnap Diana, López's little daughter, until this one get back the money. Without options, López visits Toro, now a touristic driver with the third grade prison close to get the parole, who only wants to be free to marry his girlfriend Estrella. When Toro accepts to help López and both meet Romano looking for a solution, Toro ends attacking Romano's men and fleeing with Diana, trying to escape from Romano's revenge. But Romano starts a ruthless searching for they three, meanwhile Toro counts the hours to back the prison according to the third grade...

The Infiltrator (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersBrides
PlotDeath, Fear, Undercover, Money
PlaceMexico, USA

A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.

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Operation Mekong (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, crime
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration01:43
CharactersPolice

Chinese narco-cops take their mission to the Golden Triangle following the Mekong River massacre of innocent fishermen by the region's drug lord.

Vinyl (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:35
CharactersBusinessmen, Musicians
StyleFascinating

Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

The Trust (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:21
CharactersPolice, Partners
PlotMoney
PlaceUSA

A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.

Headshot (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryIndonesia
Duration02:21
CharactersHeroes
PlotPursuit, Confrontation, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceIndonesia
StyleFor men

A young man washes ashore, his memory gone - but his past comes back to haunt him after he is nursed back to health and his killing ability is needed when he takes on a powerful drug lord.

Cartels (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 3.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration02:01
CharactersDogs, Snipers
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA, Aircraft
StyleUnexpected ending

An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an explosive assault on the hotel.

Mafia: Survival Game (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia
Duration02:15
PlotLove, Death, Survival, Hatred
PlaceRussia, Moscow
TimeFuture

A twist on the classic game of Mafia. 12 competitors take part in a game of life and death where the innocent must take out the Mafia in order to win the cash prize. Those that are voted out must face their biggest fears in a computer simulation.

Collide (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
Duration01:41
PlotTime travel, Chase, Pursuit, Skirmishes
PlaceGermany
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, and winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's autobahns.

The Young Offenders (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Friends, Thieves
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel
PlaceIreland, Small cities, Beach

Two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.

All the Money in the World (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Mothers, Billionaires
PlotLove, Abduction, Investigation, Blackmail
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

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.

Legend (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:29
CharactersGangsters, 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.

Piranhas (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, crime
Duration01:46
CharactersTeens, Criminals
PlotWeapon

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.

Crypto (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
Duration02:10
PlotMoney, Investigation
PlaceWall Street

A young agent is tasked with investigating a tangled web of corruption and fraud in New York.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters
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 Traitor (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
Duration01:40
PlaceItaly, Court

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.

Daughter of the Wolf (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller
Duration01:54
CharactersTeens, Mothers
PlaceCanada

Ex-military specialist Clair Hamilton returns home from her tour in the Middle East due to her father's passing and to claim her inheritance. Her son is then kidnapped and held for ransom by a gang led by a mysterious figure known only as “Father”.

The Kitchen (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama
Duration02:23
CharactersGangsters
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 Irishman (2019)
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Gangsters, 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.

In Darkness (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersStrong women, Blind, Musicians
PlotDeath

A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.

Unstoppable (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
Duration01:07
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys, 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.

The Hatton Garden Job (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10
CharactersScammers, Police, Friends
PlotRobbery, Blackmail
PlaceEngland

In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled by 4 elderly men. With the stolen property having a value of up to £200 million, the incident has been called the "largest burglary in English history".

Overdrive (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance, Belgium, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersBrothers, Friends
PlotChase, Blackmail
PlaceUSA

Master car thieves square off against French gangsters in the South of France with money, women and lives all on the line.

The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Spain, Germany
Duration02:02
CharactersDogs, Killers, Friends, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Tough guys
PlotLove, War, Robbery, Revenge, Survival
StyleTense

An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.

Gangsterdam (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Netherlands
Duration02:07
CharactersCouriers, Friends
PlotTime travel, Love, Relationship
PlaceFrance

Ruben, Durex and Nora are three students in their last year of college. Ruben has already failed his exams once due to his lack of self-confidence. He's been as useless with Nora, to whom he dares not confess his feelings. And his childhood friend Durex, the most embarrassing guy in the world, is no help at all. When Ruben discovers that Nora is a dealer and that she's going to Amsterdam to bring back a new kind of drug, Ruben bucks up the courage to accompany her. This trip to Amsterdam is an ideal situation in which to at last seduce Nora. But his bad luck: Durex comes along for the ride. While the trio discover Europe's craziest capital, their lives really get complicated when they realize that the drug they've just picked up belongs to one of Amsterdam's most dangerous gangsters. Very quickly, Ruben, Durex and Nora will understand that to get their old lives back, they must stop being nerds in order to become true heroes.

Molly's Game (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryChina, Canada, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersFBI, Lawyers
PlotGambling
PlaceCasino, Court

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, detective
Duration01:45
CharactersDetectives, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Superpowers, Supernatural, Adventure

Power users around the world are suddenly committing suicide one after another, in all cases after a strange fog appears at the scene. At a request from Ango Sakaguchi, the Armed Detective Agency head out to investigate Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, a power user who calls himself "collector," and a man suspected of being tied to the incident.

Il tuttofare (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
Duration01:37
CharactersInterns, Lawyers, Students
PlaceItaly
StyleLight, Fascinating

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

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

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.

The Making of The Mob (2015)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Gangsters, Presidential
PlotLove, Revenge, Relationship, Skirmishes
PlaceNew York, USA

A docudrama series chronicling some of America's most notorious mobsters, each season dealing with a different city/region.

The Little Gangster (2015)
CharactersFamily
PlaceSchool

Rik and his dad Paul are bullied by the kids in their neighbourhood. Rik wishes his dad would be tougher. Inspired by a mafia movie he saw on TV, Rik fantasizes about being the son of a mafia boss. Everybody would show him respect. So when his dad is promoted and they move to a new town, Rik decides to tell everybody his dad really is a Mafia boss - but what happens when his lies turn against him?

Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, comedy
CountryJapan
Duration01:11
CharactersGay, Samurai
PlotRevenge, Money, Weapon, Racing
PlaceJapan

Ryuzo and his 7 former henchmen are all retired yakuza, but they now live as regular old men. One day, Ryuzo becomes the victim of a phishing fraud. He calls his 7 men together to reform their society.

The Equalizer (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersHeroes

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Hidden in the Woods (2014)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrethriller
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:01
CharactersKillers, Police, Sisters, Fathers
PlotChase, The escape
PlaceForest, USA

Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.

Hot Pursuit (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersKillers, Police, Friends, Gangsters
PlotTime travel, Love, Fight, Chase, Pursuit, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA

An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.

A Most Violent Year (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05
PlaceNew York
StyleAction

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Run All Night (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersKillers, 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
CharactersGangsters
PlotAbduction
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, For men

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

Heist (2015)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersGangsters, Strong women
PlotAdventure, Robbery, Death, Chase, Skirmishes, Money
PlaceUSA, Casino

A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.

Welcome Back (2015)
Mark9
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia, United Arab Emirates
Duration03:06
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove, Date, Relationship
PlaceIndia

A pair of reformed gangsters try to find a husband for their newly discovered sister, but complications arise due to mistaken identities.

Suburra (2015)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs
PlaceItaly, Small cities, Sea

A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.

Made in Italy (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama
Duration01:42
CharactersPilots, Family, Smugglers
PlaceItaly
StyleFascinating

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.

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