Movies about the mafia

List of the best movies about the mafia and gangsters, American, Italian, Sicilian: The Family, GoodFellas, Kill the Irishman, Public Enemies, American Gangster, The Departed, The Godfather: Part III, Once Upon a Time in America, The Godfather: Part II, The Godfather.

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

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

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.

GoodFellas (1990)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.7)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Police, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends, FBI
PlaceNight Clubs, Court
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Kill the Irishman (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersMafia

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob.

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.

American Gangster (2007)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Businessmen, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Death, On real events
PlaceGhetto, New York, USA
StyleAction, Disturbing

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.

The Departed (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation, Undercover, Rivalry, Love, Chase, Betrayal, Intrigue, Skirmishes
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending, Smart, Interesting

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 Godfather: Part III (1990)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Family, Gangsters, Fathers, Friends, Lawyers
PlotLove, Fight, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Power, Cheating
PlaceItaly, New York, USA, Helicopters
StyleGloomy, Heavy, Depressive, For men

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

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.

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Mark10
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:22
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotDeath
PlaceItaly, New York, Casino
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Heavy

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

The Godfather (1972)
Mark8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

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.

Scarface (1932)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lovers
PlotRivalry, Obsession
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Heavy

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

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.

The Sting (1973)
Mark9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Scammers, Friends, FBI
PlotGambling, Rivalry, Chase, Cheating
PlaceCasino
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

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

The Ice Harvest (2005)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersMafia, Partners, Gangsters
TimeNew Year
StyleDisturbing, Smart

A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.

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

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.

Molly's Game (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryChina, Canada, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, FBI, Lawyers, Celebrities
PlotGambling, Snow, Mystery, Chess, On real events
PlaceCasino, Court, New York

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.

The Dark Knight (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersSuperhero, Mafia, Psychopath, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Rivalry
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Worth watching, Exciting, Heavy

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.

Wisegal (2008)
Mark3 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotOn real events
PlaceNew York

A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.

Gotti (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Criminals, Parents, Family, Tough guys, Gangsters, Lawyers, FBI
PlotRivalry, Cancer, On real events
PlaceNew York, Prison
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

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.




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