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, complex, tense, talky and serious films and TV shows about / with gangsters, gangster, violence, murder, gun, crimes, corruption, storytelling, brutality and crime plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gangster: Straight Outta Compton (2015), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Godfather (1972), Pulp Fiction (1994), Live by Night (2016), Black Mass (2015), In Order of Disappearance (2014), The Sting (1973), Jackie Brown (1997), Redemption (2013).

List of gangster movies

Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, lyrical, suspense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, police brutality, rapper, rap, gangster, rags to riches, racism, profanity, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1988 ...
Place: los angeles, california, detroit, milwaukee wisconsin, 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: melancholic, atmospheric, rough, epic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, crimes, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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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 Making of the Mob: New York (2015)
Genre: Documentary, Crime, History
Country: USA
Duration: 343 min.
Story: A docudrama series chronicling some of America's most notorious mobsters, each season dealing with a different city/region.
Style: realistic, captivating, semi documentary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, gangster, mob boss, reenactment, gangsters, crime boss, dishonesty, money, crimes, danger, standoff, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s
Place: usa, italy, new york
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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, interesting, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, twists & turns, gunfight, hitman, crime, cocaine, boxing, drugs, drugs/alcohol, neo noir, criminal heroes, stylish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prohibition, organized crime, betrayal, revenge, gangster, gangsters, love, mafia, chase, alcohol, friendship, criminal ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, miami, cuba
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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, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, cynical, enigmatic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, loss of son, betrayal, gang, drug traffic, gangsters, crime, crimes, vigilante, rivalry, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: norway, europe, berlin germany
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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: twists and turns, atmospheric, witty, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, bet, mentor, crimes, crime, casino, deception, friends, mob boss, rivals ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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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, twists and turns, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crime, stewardess, greed, twists & turns, ex convict, racial slur, deception, crimes, airport, heist, deal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: exciting, serious, atmospheric, emotional, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, vengeance, homeless, redemption, haunted by the past, crimes, tough heroes, gangsters, swat team, drugs/alcohol, chase, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, danger, woman in danger, life turned upside down, survival, unlikely partners, confined, wanted, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo, california
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, murder, manhunt, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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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, entertaining, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gambling, cons and scams, heist, master criminal, disorder, nothing goes right, graphic violence, boxing, partners in crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
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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: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crimes, crime, working undercover, undercover agent, organized crime, reunion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston ...
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Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, crime, crimes, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, neo noir, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marijuana, gangsters, gang, swearing, money, organized crime, crimes, british, ambition, rise to the top, gun, tough guy ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: london, england
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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse Pinkman must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, gangster, criminal, on the run, drugs, violence, police, revenge, escape, drug dealer, flashback sequence ...
Place: alaska, new mexico
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Jett (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, bleak, dark
Plot: neo noir, murder, gangster, single mother, pretending to be someone else, violence, gay sex, female protagonist, gangsters, crimes, escapades, sex scene ...
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The Ruthless (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspense, realistic, harsh, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug lord, mob boss, gangsters, gangster, mafia, anti-hero, robbery, bank robbery, street shootout, gunfight, tough guy, organized crime ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, 2000s, 90s, 60s ...
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City Hunter (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicky Larson is tasked to recover the perfume of Cupid, a perfume that would make anyone who uses it irresistible.
Style: entertaining, humorous, light, colourful
Plot: private detective, murder, weapons, gangster, gangsters, tough guy, womanizer, gun, presumed dead, partners, gang, fistfight ...
Place: france, monaco
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Going Off Big Time (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After surviving prison, a man has to forge a career in the crime world
Plot: gangster, gangsters, drug dealing, release from prison, gun, lawyer, shot to death, dead man, criminal, prison, tied to a chair, balaclava ...
Place: liverpool
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Black (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mavela, 15 years old, is a Black Bronx. She falls madly in love with Marwan, an extremely charismatic member of a rival gang, the 1080s. The young couple is forced to make a brutal choice between gang loyalty and the love they have for one another. ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, suspense, tragic ending
Plot: street gang, teenage love, teenager, gangster, gangsters, criminal, police, mother daughter relationship, rape, gang, danger, rivalry ...
Place: belgium, brussels
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The Legend of Al, John and Jack (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York 1959. I tre gangster Al, John e Jack hanno il compito di uccidere Frankie per conto del boss. Sbagliano bersaglio e il boss da a loro un'altra possibilità: tenere d'occhio una persona a lui cara. Ma la fortuna non è dalla loro ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: gangsters, gangster, mafia, amnesia, accidental shooting, electrocution, drive in
Time: 1950s, 50s
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
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, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters, dog, screenwriter, kidnapping, partners in crime, mob boss, neo noir, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1954, year 1963, year 1947 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
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Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, gang war, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, drug lord, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, deadly weapon, gangsters, gangster, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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My Life in Idlewild (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, erotic, melancholic ...
Plot: gangsters, nightclub, song and dance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hip hop, rivalry, crimes, love and romance, husband wife relationship, gangster, african american ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: usa
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