Movies about the mafia

List of the best movies about the mafia and gangsters, American, Italian, Sicilian: Rob the Mob, End of Watch, The Ruthless, Kill the Irishman, Gotti, The Family, Once Upon a Time in London, Molly's Game, Daughter of the Wolf, Hot Pursuit
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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.

End of Watch (2012)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Skirmishes
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleAction

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

The Ruthless (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime
Duration02:03
CharactersMafia, Criminals, 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.

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.

Gotti (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Criminals, 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.

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

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.

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

Molly's Game (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryChina, Canada, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, FBI, 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.

Daughter of the Wolf (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Teens, 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”.

Hot Pursuit (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersMafia, Killers, 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.

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

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

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

Toro (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.9)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration01:34
CharactersMafia, Nephews
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 Making of The Mob (2015)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Police, 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.

Suburra (2015)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:28
CharactersMafia, Dogs
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.

Criminal Activities (2015)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotAbduction
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, For men

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

All the Money in the World (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Police, 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.

Heist (2015)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, 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.

Snatch (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia
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.

Run All Night (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersMafia, Killers, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters, Mafia
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.

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

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

In Darkness (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Strong 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.

The Debt Collector (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.7)
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.

Cartels (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 3.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Dogs, 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.

The Traitor (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
Duration01:40
CharactersMafia
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.

The Irishman (2019)
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia, 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.

Mafia: Survival Game (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia
Duration02:15
CharactersMafia
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.

Headshot (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryIndonesia
Duration02:21
CharactersMafia, Heroes
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.

Collide (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersMafia
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 Hatton Garden Job (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10
CharactersMafia, Scammers, 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".

The Kitchen (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama
Duration02:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
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 Young Offenders (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:29
CharactersMafia, Teens, 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.

The Iceman (2012)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHired assassins, Mafia

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.

Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 (2012)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotRevenge
PlaceIndia

Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur.

Bablo (2011)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:28
CharactersThieves, Mafia
PlotMoney

Москва. Наши дни. В центре города из машины двое воришек крадут сумку с миллионом евро, думая, что им, наконец, повезло, и даже не представляя, во что, на самом деле, они ввязались. За деньгами начинается настоящая охота. Перед искушением не может устоять никто. Сумма в виде двух пачек денег по полмиллиона евро делает абсолютно разных людей одинаковыми в своих поступках и желаниях: А началось все с того, что "миллионщик" Григорий не захотел честно платить налоги.

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

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.

22 Bullets (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:57
CharactersMafia
StyleAction

Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in Marseille's Old Port, with 22 bullets in his body. Against all the odds, he doesn't die...

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

Safe (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDefenders, Tough guys, Mafia, Special agents
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFor a group of friends, For men

After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.

Hidden in the Woods (2014)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrethriller
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Killers, 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.

By the Gun (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Mafia
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryBrazil
Duration01:55
CharactersMafia, Police
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Justice

After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.

The Kane Files: Life of Trial (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersMafia, Police, Family
PlotLove, Money, Weapon

Scott Kane (Drew Fuller), a man with a checkered past is trying to live a clean life. When his son Owen falls ill, Kane finds his only option is to turn to Daniel Morgan (William Atherton), the local kingpin of the criminal underworld. Morgan offers to help Kane's family, but double-crosses him. When Morgan tries killing Kane by employing a dirty cop, Jace Olsen (Ethan Embry), Kane escapes from prison to seek his revenge and save his son. With the FBI (William Devane) and Police (Embry) on his tail, Kane must utilize all his deadly skills to save his family and himself.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Police
PlotAdventure, Investigation
PlaceEngland, London
StyleSteampunk, For men

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.

Iron Man 3 (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:11
CharactersSuperhero, Mafia, Terrorists, Gangsters, Police, Friends, Robots, Billionaires, Scientists
PlotAdventure, Love, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceNew York, USA, Mansions
StyleMarvel

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

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