Gangsters movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gangsters movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, stylized, serious, rough, interesting and neo noir films and TV shows about / with gangsters, organized crime, gang, mafia, murder, criminal, violent, corruption, criminal heroes and betrayal plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gangsters: Public Enemies (2009), The Gentlemen (2019), Legend (2015), Goodfellas (1990), American Gangster (2007), The Departed (2006), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Peaky Blinders (2013), Kill the Irishman (2011), Road to Perdition (2002).

List of gangsters movies

 7.0
 308K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: stylized, factual, exciting, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, organized crime, bank robbery, group of criminals, escape, criminal heroes, heist, gang, mafia, fbi, manhunt ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, year 1933, 70s
Place: usa, tucson arizona, indiana, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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 7.8
 352K
The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, neo noir, funny, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, crime boss, money, british, tough guy, criminal underworld, marijuana, ambition, criminal, swearing ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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 6.9
 188K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: realistic, brutal, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, gang, rise and fall, organized crime, abusive husband, twins, psychopath, extortion, mental illness, violent, relationships ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1957, 20th century, year 2000
Place: england, london, east end london, scotland yard, united kingdom
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 8.7
 1.2M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 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.
Style: rough, realistic, epic, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, drugs, suspense, friends, cosa nostra, drug traffic, gang ...
Time: 70s, 50s, year 1970, 80s, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, italy, florida, usa ...
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, harsh, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, heroin, mob boss, drug lord, police, drugs, gang, crime boss, drug traffic, criminal ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, bronx new york city, harlem, usa ...
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 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, suspense, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, gunfight, violence, corruption, undercover, twists and turns ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: 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.
Style: melancholic, epic, ambiguous ending, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, friendship, mafia, prohibition, gunfight, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, corruption, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, italy, miami, florida
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 8.8
 567K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, mafia, gang war, determination, cruelty, crime boss, power struggle, rivalry, society, family relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, ireland, britain, london
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Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, brutal, talky, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, gang, gang war, irish, criminal, corruption, organized crime, murder, hitman, caper ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ireland, boston, ohio, new york ...
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: atmospheric, harsh, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, vengeance, organized crime, criminal's revenge, bank robbery, hitman, murder, revenge, on the run, coming of age, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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 7.7
 314K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, undercover, organized crime, fbi, mentor, investigation, working undercover, suspense, undercover agent, gang, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, new jersey, florida, usa, miami ...
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 9.2
 1.9M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, epic, atmospheric, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, greed, revenge, betrayal, crime family, pride and honor, corruption, murder, wedding, gang war ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, europe, sicily ...
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 8.8
 432K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, political ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealer, drug dealing, rise to the top, cartel, illegal drugs, cia agent, dea, master criminal, drugs, smuggling ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, panama ...
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 7.2
 246K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: intense, harsh, stylized, entertaining, brutal ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, gang, bootlegging, smuggling, greed, prohibition, suspense, robbery, corruption, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, mob boss, organized crime, prohibition, criminal heroes, corruption, smuggling, businessman, americana, ambitious, elimination ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, new york, chicago illinois ...
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 7.8
 146K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sentimental, intense, realistic, touching, reflective ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, coming of age, organized crime, mentor, loyalty, gang leader, father son relationship, friendship, african american, gang, brutality ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, new york state, new jersey
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 7.2
 257K
RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: stylized, witty, humorous, talky, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, gang leader, dark humor, mafia, twists and turns, homosexual, heist, robbery, crime gone awry, faked death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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 8.3
 855K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: date night, manly, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, gunfight, drug lord, drug cartel, mob boss, cocaine, ambition, drug dealing, drug abuse, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, miami beach, cuba, florida, bolivia ...
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 6.9
 184K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: factual, brutal, intense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, corruption, fbi, violence, murder, illness, brutality, irish mob, true crime, arms dealing ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, usa, massachusetts, miami ...
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 9.2
 412K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, killings, criminal heroes, dark humor, family life, family relations, violence, ambition, mob boss, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, russian, russian mafia, brutality, suspense, mob boss, prostitution, male nudity, murder, twists and turns, death in childbirth, child prostitute ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, canada, st. petersburg russia, europe ...
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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, gambling, mafia, organized crime, hitman, heist, murder, brutality, crime gone awry, gang, violence ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, 70s, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida, orlando florida
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 8.2
 528K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, gangsters, rise and fall, gambling, greed, criminal heroes, betrayal, suspense, fbi, money ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, kansas city, costa rica ...
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 6.7
 218K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: exciting, rough, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, partners against crime, law enforcement, corruption, revenge, police brutality, power struggle, partners ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1949, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.9
 222K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: 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.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, nightclub, suspense, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, gang, gunfight, prison, violence ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 9K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, mafia, respect, british, criminal heroes, power struggle, relatives, crime boss, betrayal, ex convict, prison ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, east end london
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, irish mob, blackmail, love triangle, violence, gang, betrayal, twists and turns, mayor ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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The Godfather Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, visually appealing, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, ambition, melancholy, cosa nostra, immigrants, corruption, corrupt politician, murder, crime boss ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, cuba, italy, las vegas, sicily ...
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King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, intense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, drug lord, mafia, mob boss, murder, violence, chase, cocaine, drugs, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, italy, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
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Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
Genre: Crime, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal, crime boss, rivalry, family relations, gang, violent, vengeance, blackmail, racketeer, organized crime, mistress ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, 1930s
Place: london
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