Movies about the mafia

Movies about the mafia
List of the best movies about the mafia and gangsters, American, Italian, Sicilian: The Godfather, The Counselor, American Gangster, Public Enemies, The Cotton Club, The Comeback Trail, Scarface, Once Upon a Time in America, Scarface, Carlito's Way.

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

Genre
Country
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.

The Counselor (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57

A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.

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.

Public Enemies (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:20

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.

The Cotton Club (1984)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.

The Comeback Trail (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

After his latest film bombs, Producer Max Barber creates a new film, all to kill his lead, Duke Montana, in a stunt for insurance. But when Duke is unable to be killed in a basic stunt, Max puts him into more dangerous situations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The Long Good Friday (1980)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:54

In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the Americans are in town. Shand is convinced there is a traitor in his organization, and sets out to eliminate the rat in typically ruthless fashion.

A Prophet (2009)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration02:29

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.

A Man on His Knees (1979)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, crime
CountryItaly

Nino, a regular working-class guy, finds that a hitman has been hired to kill him. He discovers that a wealthy woman has been kidnapped and that everyone who was involved in it is being killed off. However, Nino had nothing to do with the kidnapping and has to find out who has sent the killers and stop them before it's too late.

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.

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.

Brother (2000)
Duration01:54

A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.

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.

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.

Super Fly (1972)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Priest (Ron O'Neal), a suave top-rung New York City drug dealer, decides that he wants to get out of his dangerous trade. Working with his reluctant friend, Eddie (Carl Lee), Priest devises a scheme that will allow him to make a big deal and then retire. When a desperate street dealer informs the police of Priest's activities, Priest is forced into an uncomfortable arrangement with corrupt narcotics officers. Setting his plan in motion, he aims to both leave the business and stick it to the man.

The Raid 2 (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia, France, USA
Duration02:30

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.

Alien Girl (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:49

1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.

The Tax Collector (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, crime
CountryUSA

David Cuevas is a family man who works as a gangland tax collector for high ranking Los Angeles gang members. He makes collections across the city with his partner Creeper making sure people pay up or will see retaliation. An old threat returns to Los Angeles that puts everything David loves in harm’s way.

Time to Hunt (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CountrySouth Korea

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
CountryBrazil

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.

Teddy (2021)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryIndia

A youngster with OCD sets out to save a girl from the clutches of an international medical mafia with the help of a teddy bear which behaves like humans.

The Dark Knight (2008)
Markimdb: 9
Genrefantastic, fantastic, action, action, thriller, drama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Crown Vic (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

One memorable night in the life of veteran patrol officer Ray Mandel and his trainee, ambitious rookie cop Nick Holland in the LAPD's Olympic Division. With two cop killers on the loose and hunting for more targets, Mandel and Holland must contend with a city about to boil over, as well as Jack VanZandt, an unhinged rogue cop out for payback running wild in their patrol zone.

Cold Pursuit (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Norway, China, Canada, USA, France
Duration01:59

The quiet family life of Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver, is upended after his son's murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking's associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his actions bring even more unexpected and violent consequences, as he proves that revenge is all in the execution.

Shanghai (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:43

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.




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