Cosa nostra movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cosa nostra movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with cosa nostra, mafia, organized crime, crimes, gangsters, murder, crime, hitman, betrayal and mob boss plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres shot in Italy, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cosa nostra: The Octopus (1984), The Godfather (1972), The Traitor (2019), Suburra: Blood on Rome (2017), Il Divo (2008), A Broken Code (2012), Corleone (2007), The Professor (1986), Excellent Cadavers (1999), The Valachi Papers (1972).

List of cosa nostra movies

The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, bad ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cosa nostra, crime, police investigation, mafia, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, crimes, family relations, family life, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy ...
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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, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, criminal heroes, crimes, cosa nostra, greed, mob boss, lawyer, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
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The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination, assassination attempt, judge, murder, death threat, trial, italian history, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, sicily italy, europe ...
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Suburra: Blood on Rome (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: cosa nostra, vatican, corruption, rivalry, murder, crimes, betrayal, death, dishonesty, organized crime, violence, friendship ...
Place: rome italy
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, politics, crimes, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, soviet union, rome italy, sicily ...
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Mobster: A Call for the New Order (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, betrayal, loyalty, survival, human spirit, federal bureau of investigation
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A Broken Code (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers, Carmelo and Gino, are raised by their mob boss grandfather Salvatore Gianni. After the murder of their grandfather the two must join forces to track down the killer. No one is ruled out as a suspect, including one of the family. How ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, track down, drug abuse, murder, deadly, crimes, organized crime, crime family, mob boss, mafia, crime boss, cosa nostra ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
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Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, prison, murder, corruption, bravery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
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The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 583 min.
Story: The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.
Style: epic, surprise ending
Plot: cosa nostra, crime boss, wooing, gangsters, vegetable garden, divorced divorcee, waking up, vatican, runaway, stabbed in the arm, mortician, handicapped ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1920s, 1960s, 50s ...
Place: southern italy, new york, cuba, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, cosa nostra, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, prison life, prison, isolation, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy
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Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: cosa nostra, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, legal, society, tough law enforcer, crime, murder, courtroom drama, police corruption, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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The Valachi Papers (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, italian mafia, gangsters, murder, hitman, anti hero, law enforcement, anti heroes, legal, special agents, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, italy, new york
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Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, ambition, deportation, social decay, political corruption, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, deadly, crime, rivalry, legal, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
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Gotti (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, rise to the top, criminal heroes, blind ambition, ambition, legal, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 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: captivating, epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, family relations, casino ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, family relations, pope, confession, lawyer, vatican ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, sicily ...
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Mafia Only Kills in Summer (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Palermo, 1979. The Giammarresi are a normal family — father, mother, a ten year old son and a daughter of sixteen — struggling with the problems of everyday life. Seemingly ordinary problems, oh, and the Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia. ...
Plot: bandit, cosa nostra, mafia
Time: year 1979
Place: italy, sicily
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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, rivalry, crime, crimes, urban ghetto life, gang war, criminal heroes, mob boss, life is a bitch, social decay, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, loyalty, mentor, coming of age, friendship, generation gap, nostalgia, mob boss, racial slur, gang leader, mafia, murder witness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york state, new jersey
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I Am the Law (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man (Giuliano Gemma) has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it. ...
Plot: italian fascism, crime fighter, political corruption, organized crime, bandit, violence, cosa nostra, carabinieri, fascism, mafia
Time: 1930s
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy
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La Bomba (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three young Italian actors move from Roma to NY to try to improve their careers. While attending the Actor's Studio they set up as a joke an extortion, acting like real mafiosi do. After the first extortion succeed they decide to continue on ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: mafia, friendship, friend, actress, film within a film, chinese restaurant, actor, actor's life, italian american, female nudity, cosa nostra, extortion ...
Place: new york
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Pizza Connection (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, his younger brother, for some help. Michele is a good guy not ...
Plot: carabinieri, pizzeria, police, police escort, sicilian, police officer, hitman, police officer killed, killed in police car, mafia, cosa nostra, gun ...
Place: sicily, palermo italy, new york
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Joe Petrosino (2006)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Story: Italian drama starring Beppe Fiorello, Sebastiano Lo Monaco and Anna Ammirati
Plot: italian american, cosa nostra, murder, mafia, mob boss, nypd
Time: 1900s
Place: palermo italy, new york, sicily
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This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, bank, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, betrayal, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
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Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, beijing china ...
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1955 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
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Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: witty, captivating, realistic, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: mafia, courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, gangsters, crime, crimes, legal action, outsmarting, criminal heroes, court case, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, testimony, danger, family life, vengeance, woman in danger, teenage life, family relations, whistleblower ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1985, year 1991 ...
Place: sicily, europe, sicily italy, italy, palermo italy ...
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John Wick: Chapter Two (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: harsh, suspense, bloody, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, warrior, organized crime, revenge, mafia, murder, survival, manhunt, danger, death threat ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city, new york
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