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List of the best movies like The Sopranos (1999): A Most Violent Year, The Irishman, The Trust, The Public Enemy, Middle Men, Run All Night, The Snitch Cartel, The Ruthless, Gangster Land, Gotti.

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Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Success, Oil, Pads
PlaceWild West, USA, New York
Time19th century, Dark ones, Winter
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Lawyers
PlotWar, Dancing, Travel, Money, Death
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Court, Hotels, Casino
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Vital signs, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Partners
PlotRobbery, Fight, Money, Death, Hostage
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Light, Smart

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

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: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Fathers
PlotMoney, Success, Internet, Cheating
PlaceLondon, USA, Night Clubs
StyleLight, Explicit scenes, For men

Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Special Forces, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotRevenge, Relationship, Confrontation, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryColombia, USA
CharactersGangsters
PlotOn real events, Wedding, Money, Death
PlaceMexico
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The real life story of Andres Lopez Lopez aka "Frecita" during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle"

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:03
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Skirmishes
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Businessmen, Girlfriends
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Rivalry
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The story of America's most famous mobsters and their rise to power. Examine Al Capone's ascension through the eyes of his second in command, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Family, FBI, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Cancer, Rivalry
PlacePrison, USA, New York
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Poker
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

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: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryItaly, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration01:40
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends, Judge, Prosecutors
PlaceCourt, Italy

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotDepression
StyleFancy, Black humor

Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict partner Arnie Finklestein (Adrien Brody), and he discovers that his rage and complicated psychosis fuel his murderous abilities. Harry also falls for the organization's limping, Hungarian-born maid Iris (Elina Lowensohn), a romance complicated by Harry's Oedipal, sexual relationship with his domineering mother Kate (Deborah Harry).

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Thailand
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Hired assassins
PlotFriendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceAsia
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in the deadly arts and unwittingly becomes a target of a band of killers.

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: 5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Strong women, Thieves, Bodyguards
PlotFight, Money, Death, Birthday
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersGangsters

Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con trying to stay clean and raise a family. When his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, Detective Calvin Hart is injured and Jimmy lands back in prison. In exchange for an early release, he is asked to help bring down a local crime boss named 'Little Junior' Brown. However, he's also sent undercover by Detective Hart to work with Little Junior and infiltrate his operations. As soon as Little Junior kills an undercover Federal agent with Jimmy watching, the unscrupulous DA and the Feds further complicate his life.

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: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersGangsters, Heroes
PlotRevenge, False accusations, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersMafia
PlotRevenge, Life, Family life
PlaceNew York
TimeThe Great Depression
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Serious

The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Partners
TimeNew Year
StyleSmart, Black humor, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Strong women
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Bank robbery, Gambling, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA, Casino
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Light, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Tough guys, Old men, American Mafia
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men

When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Friendship, Justice
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Investigation, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Serious, For men

Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old friend, but is too late to prevent Kim's death at the hands of an unknown hitman. Vowing revenge, Jeff takes on all of the families, using his martial arts skills to find the man who killed his friend.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Thieves
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison
StyleBy books, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:14
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Yakuza
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death, Power
PlaceIslands, Japan, Hotels, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Ôtomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Obsession, Chase, Birthday
StyleRomantic, Heavy, Smart, Depressive, Serious

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Military, Soldier, Taxi drivers
PlotLove, War, Money, Investigation, Obsession
PlaceGhetto, Beach, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious, Noir

Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New York's power brokers.





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