Series about gangsters

List of the best gangster series selected by visitors to our site: Power Book II: Ghost, Peaky Blinders, Lilyhammer, Mob City, The Oath, Spotless, The Last Panthers, Magic City, The Shadow Line, Boardwalk Empire.

In the top there are new series of 2020, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Power Book II: Ghost (2020)
CharactersGangsters
PlotPolitics, Travel, Investigation, Power, Self-sacrifice
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Action

Picking up just days after the “Power” finale, this sequel series follows Tariq navigating his new life, in which his desire to shed his father’s legacy comes up against the mounting pressure to save his family.

Peaky Blinders (2013)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Action

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.

Lilyhammer (2012)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration00:45
CharactersMafia, Gangsters

Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was intrigued by Lillehammer when he saw television images of the Winter Olympics in 1994, and therefore chooses to start his new life there. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to become an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank discovers that to get up and in the Norwegian rural society, he must resort to the old, ruthless methods. The spelling of the series title alludes to Tagliano's dog Lily, and the way that Frank and some other anglophones pronounce the town's name.

Mob City (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Mafia, Gangsters, Veterans, Actors
PlaceUSA
StyleBased on real events, Action, By books

The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.'s criminal world. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s. It's a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.

The Oath (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:52
CharactersPolice, Family, Gangsters, Students, Criminals
PlotPolitics, Parties, Sects, Survival, Robbery
PlaceCollege

Explore a gang world we've never seen before: gangs that are made up of the very men and women sworn to uphold the law – cops. Only select officers make the cut, but once inside, gang members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies inside and outside their ranks.

Spotless (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration00:41
CharactersBrothers, Gangsters
PlotRelationship
PlaceEngland
StyleAction

In London, the life of Jean, a troubled crime scene cleaner, is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.

The Last Panthers (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:31
CharactersGangsters, The thieves
PlotRobbery
StyleFascinating, Action

The six-part series opens with a daring diamond heist before quickly delving into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and 'banksters' now rules. Naomi is the British loss adjustor charged with recovering the stolen diamonds whatever the cost. Also in pursuit is French-Algerian policeman Khalil.

Magic City (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersBusinessmen, Mafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Maids
PlotFBI, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleAtmospheric, Action

Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ensure the success of his glitzy establishment.

The Shadow Line (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLost memory, Death, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Action, Twisted plot

A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a profound personal tragedy, risking it all on one last deal; to the brilliantly lethal puppet-master who gradually emerges from the shadows to bring the story to its shocking climax The Shadow Line explores the morality of these characters as they negotiate the repercussions of Wratten's death and attempt to navigate the fine line between right and wrong. As the thread around Wratten's operation begins to unravel, the web of intrigue becomes more complex and the question of which side of the line they stand on becomes increasingly blurred. An intelligent and gripping conspiracy thriller that delves to the heart of human morality, The Shadow Line will have audiences enthralled over six taut and thrilling episodes. Faced with similar dilemmas, on which side of the line would you stand?

Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersBusinessmen, Mafia, Gangsters
PlotPolitics
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Action

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

The Take (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:42
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotJealousy
PlaceEngland, Prison
StyleFascinating, Short

Freddie Jackson is released from prison in 1984 having served a four-year sentence for armed robbery. His wife Jackie, who has been waiting for him on the outside in the mistaken belief that that he wants to go straight, soon finds herself disappointed: Freddie is in fact raring to get back into the game and has set his sights on becoming top dog in the East End underworld.

Gungrave (2003)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, crime, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:25
CharactersZombie, Mafia, Gangsters, Friends, Partners
PlotSupernatural, Revenge
StyleSpectacular

For Brandon Heat, death doesn't matter. Driven by his need for revenge, he returns from beyond the grave to cripple Milleneon, the huge mafia organization which uses undead monsters as its enforcers. His ultimate goal is to destroy Harry MacDowel, the leader of Milleneon and, at one time, Brandon's best friend...

The Sopranos (1999)
Markimdb: 9.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Psychiatrists
PlotDeath, Family life
StyleFascinating, Dark

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.

The Last Don (1997)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration04:18
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotFamily life
StyleAtmospheric, Dark

In this world power isn't everything, it's the only thing. Best selling author of Mario 'The Godfather' Puzo's blockbuster new novel comes to life in this epic saga of America's most powerful crime family.

Snowfall (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, CIA, Teenagers
PlotPolitics
PlaceUSA

Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.

Jett (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:02
CharactersGangsters, Single mothers
PlacePrison, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric

Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

The Black Donnellys (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration08:36
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotRevenge, Family life
StyleFascinating, Dark

Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe gangster Joey "Ice Cream," this gritty series bears witness to the Donnelly brothers' sudden involvement in organized crime, focusing on how they go from boys to mobsters, and showing how their new life affects their relationships with friends, family and lovers.

Blood Drive (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersGangsters
PlotSurvival, Shootouts
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

Set in a near-dystopian future, a former cop is forced to take part in a death race where the cars run on human blood. You lose a leg and you lose your head.

Hightown (2020)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CharactersGangsters, Lesbians
PlotInvestigation, Drug addiction
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFancy, Women in the lead roles

Amid the drug trade on Cape Cod, a body washes ashore and is discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer, Jackie Quinones, who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case.

Mocro Maffia (2018)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecrime
CountryNetherlands
CharactersWriters, Mafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotPower
StyleAction

Best friends Romano, Potlood and De Paus rise in the rank of the criminal world. Before they know it, they run Amsterdam's entire coke market. Because of jealousy, their relation becomes complicated and ends up hostile.

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