Russian series about gangsters

List of the best Russian TV shows about bandits selected by visitors to our site: Hello again!, Liquidation, Хрустальный, Detective Anna, Brigada, Polyarny, The Method, Policeman from Rublevka, Breaking Bad, Silver Spoon.

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

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Genrecomedy, crime
CountryRussia
CharactersGangsters
PlaceRussia

Animated comedy with Andrei Merzlikin about the adventures of the bandit Boris who rose from the dead. He awakens in the morgue and decides to reveal the secret of his own death, enlisting the help of a young medical trainee Artem. What is the avenger capable of, who has been in the other world and is eager to punish the killers? Boris is capable of a lot.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration10:30
CharactersGangsters
StylePopular

Liquidation is a highly popular Russian television series, which parallels the famous The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed with notable ethical shift. In the "Meeting Place", chief of criminal investigations Gleb Zheglov had a modus operandi "Thief must go to prison, no matter how I put him there". In Liquidation, chief of criminal investigations David Gotsman's motto has changed to "Thief must go to prison, but lawfully so". The stars of the film include famous Russian actors such as Vladimir Mashkov and Konstantin Lavronenko. Sergei Makovetsky had to replace Andrey Krasko, who died of heart attack during the filming.

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Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersManiacs, Police, Serial killers, Gangsters, Killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall towns

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Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, detective
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration00:52
CharactersSerial killers, Gangsters, Investigators, Detectives, Cyclists
PlotInvestigation, Intrigue, Riddles
PlaceRussia, Small towns

Nineteen-year-old Anna, living at the end of the nineteenth century in the town of Zatonsk, unexpectedly discovers that she possesses supernatural powers. The spirits of the dead literally haunt her, begging to help. Aided by her visions, Anna manages to investigate and solve a number of mysterious crimes which have baffled the police. An experienced detective, 37-year-old Yakov Shtolman, who is assigned to the police department and teams up with Anna and becomes her partner in hunting down criminals.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration13:00
CharactersGangsters
PlotSurvival, Adventures
StylePopular

Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of four best friends from 1989 to 2000, mainly concentrating on the leader of the group, Sasha Belov.

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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:00
CharactersFamily, Gangsters
StyleEasy

Viktor Gromov, once a legend of criminal Moscow, nicknamed the Butcher, has long retired and while away his days on a country farm. But one fine day, his former colleagues in a dangerous business appear on the farm and confront the fact that Vitya must overexpose the thieves' common fund in his bank account. He has to agree. But on the very day when Vitya has to return the money, he gets a blow on the head and completely forgets the password from the bank account. Fleeing from his former accomplices, Vitya finds himself thousands of kilometers from Moscow. In a small northern town called Polyarny-17...

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:47
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Investigators
PlotLove, Revenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceRussia
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think

The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is eager to get the internship with the glorious investigator but she could hardly expect the challenges she would face while working with Rodion. Together they investigate the cruelest crimes that took place in the history of Russian criminality.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
CharactersPolice, Rich
PlotInvestigation
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 9.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:47
CharactersFamily, Angels, Teachers, Partners, Businessmen
PlotAdventures, Money, Relationship, Drug addiction, Obsession
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Worth watching, For men, Action, Fascinating

When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration00:52
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Rich
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Love triangle, Money, Power
PlaceRussia
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration00:50
CharactersThe thieves

Mishka Yaponchik was a Ukrainian gangster, Jewish, lived in Odessa at the beginning of the XX century, the military leader of two thousand of gangsters and the prototype of Benia Krik in The "Odessa Tales" by Soviet Jewish writer Isaak Babel. Born Moisei Vinnitsky, Yaponchik ("the Japanese") was an exceptional and eccentric character. Hailed as the next Robin Hood, he established his own code of conduct forbidding the robbing of the poor and professional classes.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryTurkey
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotLove, Death, Dancing, Relationship, Money
StyleFascinating, Touching, Unexpected ending

When a mafia family named Koçovars are in danger of losing control of their neighborhood, “The Pit,” their youngest son must come back home, a place he could never truly escape.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration05:59
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSSR
StylePopular

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Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Shootouts
PlaceLondon
StyleSpectacular, For men

When the head of a criminal organisation, Finn Wallace is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the fragile peace between the intricate web of gangs operating on the streets of the city. Now it’s up to the grieving, volatile and impulsive Sean Wallace to restore control and find those responsible for killing his father.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration07:30

The action of the series takes place from 1938 to 1948 years, and covers key events of the era.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration02:46
PlotLove, Investigation
PlaceRussia

An epic saga which takes place over a long time span from 1961 to 1991. From the midpoint of the story we view the friendship of four boys. In season main heroes are in their 20's, they are childhood friends, and for the sake of their friendship they are ready to sacrifice anything. Everyone has their own dreams, but their circumstances will take them on a difficult path and they will be forced into all kinds of underground economic dealings in the early 60s. And, worst of all - they are successful in this business. And the more successful they are, the further they get from their real dreams.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersKillers, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Justice, Weapons
PlaceRussia, Small towns

After faking his own death, notorious gangster Volkov (Wolf) retires overseas with a new identity. When his parents die in a car accident 20 years later, he secretly returns to his hometown and learns that the nephew of a local mobster is responsible for his parents’ death. After killing the man, a battle between the old-newcomer and local crime bosses unfolds.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration02:13
CharactersMafia, Criminals
PlotMoney
StyleWorth watching

The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersPartners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, For men, Fascinating

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Mafia, Lesbians, Lawyers
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Action

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Gangsters, Tough guys
PlaceEngland
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:00
CharactersTeenagers
PlotAdventures
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration17:20

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Markimdb: 7
Genrecrime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration24:00

Карпов — культовый популярный российский телевизионный сериал от компании Dixi Media, спин-офф телесериалов «Глухарь» и «Пятницкий», рассказывающий о жизни персонажа сериала «Глухарь» - бывшего подполковника милиции Карповa.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:16
CharactersInvestigators
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Death
PlaceRussia
StyleAction

Experienced Moscow police officer Maksim Pokrovskiy is sent to Northern Russia to investigate the murder of the local Oligarch's daughter.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecrime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration00:50

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Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Atmospheric

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersNurses, Janitors
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Investigation, Missing people, Justice
PlacePrison, France
StyleFascinating

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Mafia, Gangsters, Psychiatrists
PlotDeath, Family life
StylePopular, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Dark, Fascinating

The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryFrance
CharactersGangsters

Murders in... is a collection of French-Belgian police TV movies taking place each time in a different French city and region.





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