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, serious and clever films and TV shows about / with gangster, violence, murder, dialogue, organized crime, corruption, crimes, storytelling, brutality and gangsters plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
gangster movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as gangster: The Godfather (1972), Pulp Fiction (1994), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Black Mass (2015), Donnie Brasco (1997), Jackie Brown (1997), Redemption (2013), Run All Night (2015), Cop Land (1997), Snatch (2000).

List of gangster movies

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, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, crime family, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
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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, clever, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, violence, hitman, crime, boxing, criminal heroes, crime boss, overdose, gangster, rape, drugs, gory ...
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, sadistic, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, torture, murder, rape, childhood friends, regret, corruption, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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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, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, gangster, arms dealing, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1981, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
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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, serious, emotional, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, crime, undercover, friends, gangster, law enforcement, investigation, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, colombia, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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: captivating, thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: lone wolves, hitman, mafia, racial slur, african american, code, loner, gangster, loneliness, wisdom of life, hip hop, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, japan, new jersey
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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: serious, talky, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, heist, crime, airport, stewardess, racial slur, cons and scams, deception, greed, crimes, gangster, deal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, drugs/alcohol, homeless, chinese mafia, chase, gangster, money, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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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, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, crime, haunted by the past, gangsters, parents and children, father son relationship, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, police, corruption, small town, internal affairs, murder, violence, mafia, arson, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 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, cynical, witty, slang, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, disorder, gambling, master criminal, bet, nothing goes right, boxing, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, small town, corruption, hitman, vengeance, drug lord, assassination attempt, gunfight, gangster, murder, deadly weapon, cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, touching, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: technology gone awry, robot, artificial intelligence, a.i., technology, gangster, heist, brutality, cyberpunk, androids, weapons, parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: south africa, africa
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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, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farce, fish out of water, nun, on the run, convent, hidden identity, money, chinese mafia, stolen money, dishonesty, misfit, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, psychological, twist ending
Plot: psychic, organized crime, gangster, scam, ethnic slur, seance, family relations, murder, family business, head injury, flash forward, lesbian interest ...
Place: los angeles
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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, ex convict, revenge, teenage girl, rescue, road trip, survival, chase ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
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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, crime, police station, police corruption, super villain, police detective, orphan, organized crime, friendship, police ...
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, murder, investigation, sniper, drifter, ex military, lone wolves, crimes, conspiracy, vigilantism, false accusation, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, neo noir, death, violence spree, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, 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, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, martial artist, gangster, hostage, street gang, foot chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
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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, activist ...
Place: chicago illinois, iraq
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A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, crime, mafia, ambition, family business, crimes, power relations, family in danger, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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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, amish, technology, doctor, bar fight, prostitution, robotics, male objectification, gangster ...
Time: near future, future
Place: germany
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Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, on the road, crime gone awry, crime, intrigue, dishonesty, disorder, on the run, crimes, murder, chases and races, stolen car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: russia
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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, police corruption, theft, deception, gangster, police investigation, mafia, twists & turns, crime, violence ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Criminal Activities (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Four young men make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob.
Style: tense, captivating, entertaining, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangster, death threat, debt, intrigue, abduction, police investigation, strained relationship, revenge, crime gone awry, money problems, classmates, surveillance ...
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, road movie, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, on the run, small town, adventure, prophecy, criminal heroes, ex spouse, prison escape, rescue, runaway, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, female assassin, latinos, crimes, danger, uncle, assassin, rivalry, vigilante, orchid, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, chicago illinois, latin america, new jersey ...
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Avenging Angelo (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, France, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman who has recently discovered that she is the daughter of Angelo, a major mafia boss, decides to wreak vengeance when he is killed by a hitman. She's aided by his faithful bodyguard, with whom she soon falls in love.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, bodyguard, mafia, hidden identity, vengeance, gangsters, crime, unlikely partners, dangerous attraction, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: 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, suspense, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, violence, court, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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