Gangs movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gangs movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out harsh, stylized, realistic, serious, intense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with gang, runaway, brutality, mentor, violence, dialogue, vengeance, chase, storytelling and gangsters plots mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Australia, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gangs: The Warriors (1979), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Training Day (2001), 48 Hrs. (1982), Blood In, Blood Out (1993), Mr. Nice Guy (1997), Keanu (2016), Get Hard (2015), High Plains Drifter (1973), Public Enemies (2009).

List of gangs movies

 7.5
 104K
The Warriors (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: suspense, intense, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, street gang, survival, gang war, gangsters, warrior, chase, murder, gang member, girl gang, distopia, false accusation ...
Time: future, 70s, 80s, year 1979, near future
Place: new york, new jersey, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.8
 142K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, african american, poverty, urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, street gang, coming of age, gangsters, crimes, rapper ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
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 7.7
 437K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: neo noir, realistic, tense, harsh, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corrupt cop, gang, police, gang member, gunfight, drug dealer, rookie, drugs, mentor, mafia, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.9
 79K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy movie, funny, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, prison, revenge, police investigation, crimes, tough cop, police officer killed, partner, action violence, partners against crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: intense, bad ending, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, street gang, prison, prison gang, drug abuse, drug addiction, violence spree, destiny, police shootout, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ecuador, guatemala ...
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 6.2
 27K
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: martial arts, chase, crimes, gang, journalist, drug dealer, fight, kung fu, escapades, bravery, assassination attempt, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: china, australia, hong kong, los angeles, usa ...
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 6.2
 49K
Keanu (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
Style: funny, buddy comedy, absurd, satirical, parody ...
Plot: kitten, hitman, gangsters, gunfight, car chase, brothers, cat, dumb, fight scenes, gang, african american, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.0
 138K
Get Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. Knowing that he won't survive more than a few minutes in prison on his own, ...
Style: funny, humorous, parody, absurd, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dumb, prison, wealth, gang, millionaire, training, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, rags to riches, greed, creativity, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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High Plains Drifter (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, revenge, greed, justice, murder, gang, gunfight, rape, criminal, vigilantism, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: california, arizona, usa
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 7.0
 305K
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, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, organized crime, robbery, group of criminals, criminal heroes, heist, mafia, gang, prison escape, manhunt ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, tucson arizona, indiana, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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 7.2
 185K
Point Break (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send ...
Style: exciting, suspense, surprise ending, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, extreme sport, special agents, surfer, extreme sports, gang, surfing, fbi, gangsters, heist, robbery, ex athlete ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hawaii, north america ...
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 6.6
 19K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: harsh, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, gangsters, lone hero, crimes, mafia, gang, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, kidnapping, police, corruption ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, harlem ...
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 5.7
 10K
The Domestics (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young husband and wife must fight to return home in a post-apocalyptic mid-western landscape ravaged by gangs.
Style: suspense, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: survival horror, post apocalypse, supermarket, survival, violence, chaos and mayhem, social decay, cannibalism, distopia, violence spree, family in danger, spouse in danger ...
Time: future
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin
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The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, intense, stylized, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, coming of age, adolescence, youth, self discovery, human nature, goofy hero, greaser, parents and children, buddies, friends ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, brooklyn new york city, usa
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 6.1
 8K
Nice Dreams (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves
Style: humorous, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, psychedelic, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, marijuana, weed, cannabis, drugs, surveillance, police investigation, lone hero, adaptation, stupidity, brutality, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, gang, gangsters, death row, violence, adaptation, justice, brutality, hopes, human spirit, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future, contemporary, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.1
 10K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, talky, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, crimes, sexual abuse, prison gang, gangsters, racism, rape, mafia, violence, juvenile delinquency, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1943 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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 6.5
 12K
Class of 1984 (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and ...
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, stylized, brutal, bloody ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, punk, teacher, gang, revenge, juvenile delinquency, school, teenager, rape, bullying, sexual cruelty, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, plymouth
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 7.3
 11K
The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: intense, harsh, affectionate, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, gang, rock and roll, teenager, bullying, high school, street gang, gangsters, cheerleader, american football, male nudity, chase ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey, california
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 6.3
 11K
The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: feel good, sexy, stylized, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teacher, youth gang, high school, teenager, vigilante, gangsters, vigilantism, gang, chase, crimes, street gang, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, oakland california
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 6.9
 27K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, brutal, harsh, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, smuggling, factory, master warrior, fight, brutality, revenge, drugs, gang, fight scenes, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, thailand, tokyo, hong kong, asia
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: road movie, apocalyptic, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, desert, car chase, loner, truck, dystopic future, biker, car, oil, gang, survival ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
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 6.8
 209K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, road movie, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, chase, car, revenge, biker, vengeance, dystopic future, car chase, chaos, violence spree, society ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 6.3
 170K
Predator 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth -- and this time, it's drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, scary, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, monster, alien invasion, deadly creature, evil alien, predator, extraterrestrial, survival, drug lord, distopia, police, serial murder ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: sexy, melancholic, splatter, neo noir, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilante, vigilantism, violence, hospital, gang, fight, wine, gangsters, brutality, gunfight, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, gang, mafia, crimes, mob boss, organized crime, chase, murder, violence, cocaine, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
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Escape from New York (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, apocalyptic, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, prison, post apocalypse, loner, future dystopia, rescue, race against time, hostage, escape, violence, lone hero ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1997, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, california ...
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 6.8
 40K
Romper Stomper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman ...
Style: disturbing, dark, political, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, gang, violent, gangsters, immigrants, love triangle, neo nazi, crimes, fascism, betrayal, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 8.2
 2K
Liquidation (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The year is 1946. World War II is over, but it doesn't mean that there is no one to fight with. The post-war city of Odessa is ruled by serial killer prison-escapees and former Nazi collaborators. Fallen into disfavor, Marshal Zhoukov is sent ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: fighting crime, saboteur, military officer, criminal, criminal gang, gang, crime boss, murder, crime spree, lieutenant colonel, crimes, organized crime ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: ukraine, ussr
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: suspense, harsh, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, police, crimes, mafia, police officer, hitman, brothers, multiple storylines, nightclub, law enforcement, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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