Gangster movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gangster movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, stylized, suspense, talky, interesting and serious films and TV shows about / with gangster, violence, murder, dialogue, organized crime, storytelling, brutality, gangsters, crimes and corruption plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gangster: The Godfather (1972), Pulp Fiction (1994), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Donnie Brasco (1997), Black Mass (2015), The Sting (1973), Jackie Brown (1997), Redemption (2013), Run All Night (2015), Cop Land (1997).

List of gangster movies

 9.2
 1.4M
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: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, lawyer, mob boss, greed, power struggle, family business ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
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 8.9
 1.6M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, clever, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, violence, boxing, rape, overdose, crime, crime boss, criminal heroes, heroin, gunfight, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
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: rough, atmospheric, captivating, sadistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, childhood friends, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.8
 253K
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, crime, friends, gangster, investigation, law enforcement, undercover agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.9
 152K
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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1985, year 1975 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: mafia, hitman, lone wolves, racial slur, code, loner, african american, friendship, loneliness, wisdom of life, organized crime, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, japan, new jersey
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 8.3
 216K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, witty, captivating, clever ...
Plot: gambling, bet, cons and scams, mentor, crime, friends, rivalry, deception, dishonesty, rivals, organized crime, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 277K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: talky, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, heist, racial slur, stewardess, deception, crime, airport, greed, crimes, cons and scams, deal, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.2
 61K
Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, redemption, haunted by the past, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, homeless, crimes, chinese mafia, nun, chase, gangster, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 79K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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 8.3
 709K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, exciting, slang ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, gambling, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, master criminal, bet, boxing, nothing goes right, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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 7.3
 19K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover agent, undercover, crime, working undercover, organized crime, reunion, dishonesty, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
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 7.3
 83K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, gangsters, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crime, friends, organized crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, urban ghetto, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, talky, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, kidnapping, crime gone awry, crimes, screenwriter, dishonesty, mob boss, partners in crime, dog, gangster, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1954, year 1947, year 1975 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, drug lord, corruption, hitman, assassination attempt, small town, vengeance, deadly weapon, gunfight, gangster, murder, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.8
 209K
Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., gangster, heist, brutality, technology, cyberpunk, androids, parents and children, weapons ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
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Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prison, death row, gang, gangsters, hopes, human spirit, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, deadly, lethal injection ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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 6.4
 18K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Nuns on the Run (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave" he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B&C decide to steal the money for themselves, but ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, nun, convent, on the run, hidden identity, misfit, dishonesty, disorder, partners, cons and scams, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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 7.4
 3K
Shut Eye (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A darkly comedic look at the world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. Former magician Charlie Haverford oversees a number of fortune telling parlors on behalf of his violent and domineering Romani ...
Style: suspense, captivating, twist ending, psychological
Plot: psychic, organized crime, scam, gangster, seance, ethnic slur, family relations, family business, head injury, murder, flash forward, lesbian interest ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.4
 51K
Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, tense, road movie ...
Plot: drug dealer, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, gunfight, redemption, revenge, ex convict, teenage girl, rescue, survival, road trip, chase ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, santa monica california, new mexico, los angeles
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 7.9
 190K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: mafia, corruption, gang war, police station, super villain, police corruption, crime, crime boss, crimes, orphan, organized crime, police detective ...
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 7.0
 281K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, loner, murder, drifter, investigation, ex military, lone wolves, crimes, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, track down, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, neo noir, escape, money, death, stolen money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
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Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, martial artist, gangster, hostage, foot chase, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, hong kong ...
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Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: master criminal, fighting crime, crimes, bank robbery, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, folk hero, deadly, kidnapping, missing person, rivalry, obsessive quest ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
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 5.7
 8K
Chi-Raq (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Style: satirical, melancholic, stylized, talky, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, redemption, death, gunfight, gangster, murder, women, adaptation, dysfunctional family, justice, political, civil rights ...
Place: chicago illinois, iraq
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 5.4
 25K
Mute (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A mute man with a violent past is forced to take on the teeming underworld of a near-future Berlin as he searches for his missing girlfriend.
Style: tech noir, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Plot: cyberpunk, mute, bartender, neo-noir, technology, amish, doctor, prostitution, bar fight, robotics, male objectification, gangster ...
Time: near future, future
Place: germany
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 5.4
 16K
The Trust (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.
Style: psychological, tragic ending, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: heist, dirty cop, corrupt cop, gangster, deception, theft, police corruption, police investigation, mafia, twists & turns, crime, violence ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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