Movies about the mafia

Movies about the mafia
List of the best movies about the mafia and gangsters, American, Italian, Sicilian: The Godfather, Scarface, 365 Days, Public Enemies, Legend, The Counselor, American Gangster, The Cotton Club, Carlito's Way, Once Upon a Time in America.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Duration02:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlotLife, Family life
StylePopular, By books, Atmospheric, 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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Family, Lovers
PlotSkirmishes, Money, Drug addict, Weapon, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genremelodrama
CountryPoland
CharactersMafia, Rich guys and poor girls, Rich, Beautiful actors, Beautiful girls
PlotLove, Passion, Abduction, Relationship, Travel
PlaceItaly
StyleRomantic, Explicit scenes, Beautiful, Fascinating

Massimo Torricelli, a young and handsome boss of a Sicilian Mafia family, has no other option but to takeover after his father has been assassinated. Laura is a sales director in a luxurious hotel in Warsaw. She has a successful career, but her private life lacks passion. She is taking one last shot to save her relationship. Together with her bone-headed boyfriend Martin and some other friends, she takes a trip to Sicily. She does not expect that Massimo, the most dangerous man on the island, will get in her way, kidnap her, hold her captive and give her 365 days - to fall in love with him.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Special agents, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Chase
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious, 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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Twins, Brothers, Detectives
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Investigation, Mental disorders
PlacePrison, England, London
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlaceMexico
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, For men

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

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Police, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Drug addict, Death, Pursuit
PlaceGhetto, USA, New York
TimeHoneymoon
StyleAction, Serious, 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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotMusic, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceNight Clubs, New York
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends
PlotSkirmishes, Friendship
PlacePrison, Night Clubs
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration03:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, 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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lovers
PlotObsession, Rivalry
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersBrothers
PlaceUSA

Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers Konstantin dead and he sets out to avenge his death; a journey that leads him to Chicago and a whole new experience.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
CharactersGangsters

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

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Police, FBI
PlotDrug addict, Friendship
PlaceCourt, Night Clubs
StyleHeavy, Tense, Epic, 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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:51
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, FBI
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Poker
PlaceUSA, Casino
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Tense

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

Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Old men
PlotOn real events, Money, Alligators
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, FBI
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Loneliness, Justice
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Accountant
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt, Chicago
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly
CharactersMafia, Strong women, Lawyers
PlaceItaly

Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and poor woman. Vito's eye settles on Francesca, only 15, but lovely and self-possessed. Among her virtues are high self worth and forthright speech, so although she falls in love with Vito, she won't bow down to him. Believing he's losing face, he has his boys kidnap her and he rapes her. Then, he tells her he'll still marry her. Instead, she files charges. Her parents, brother, and neighbors refuse to support her. Will she break?

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, FBI, Friends
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Investigation, Tennis, Undercover
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersGangsters, Priests
PlotFriendship
PlaceCasino, Night Clubs, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryLuxembourg, France
Duration01:55
PlotTime travel, Divorce, Cheating
PlaceParis, France, USA

A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a deal with an American, Eric Thomson, who turns out to be Gilberte's first husband from an annulled and secret stateside marriage. Along with her sister Arlette, Gilberte begs Eric not to tell Georges about the marriage. Meanwhile, a young artist, Charly, pursues Gilberte while Arlette tries to match him with the young Huguette, who loves him. Will Eric play along or try to re-win Gilberte's affection? Can Gilberte play one off against another? And who will manage to kiss whom on the lips?

Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters
PlotRobbery
StyleFor men

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Friendship, First love, Funeral
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Police
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Investigation, Betrayal, Chase
PlacePrison
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Action, Oscars, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersMafia, Gangsters

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, FBI
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Hockey, Rivalry
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:43
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists
PlotDreams
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart, Tense

Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel is given just days to resolve Vitti's emotional crisis and turn him into a happy, well-adjusted gangster.





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