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, neo noir, suspense, talky and complex films and TV shows about / with gangsters, violence, crimes, murder, gun, organized crime, storytelling, corruption, brutality and dialogue plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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 2511
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gangster: Straight Outta Compton (2015), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Godfather (1972), No Country for Old Men (2007), Pulp Fiction (1994), Live by Night (2016), Black Mass (2015), In Order of Disappearance (2014), The Sting (1973), Jackie Brown (1997).

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, rapper, rap, racism, police brutality, rags to riches, musician's life, gang, feud, racial slur, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1990 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, ohio ...
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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, epic, atmospheric, bloody, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, prohibition, criminal heroes, gunfight, jewish, crimes, friendship, childhood friend, betrayal, torture ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, miami
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 9.2
 1.8M
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: captivating, serious, family saga, rough, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, greed, pride and honor, criminal heroes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, crimes, cosa nostra, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
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.
TV show
Story: A docudrama series chronicling some of America's most notorious mobsters, each season dealing with a different city/region.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, semi documentary ...
Plot: mafia, mob boss, gangsters, crime boss, crimes, dishonesty, money, police investigation, life is a bitch, rivalry, murder, showdown ...
Time: 1920s
Place: usa, italy, new york
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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: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greed, hitman, sheriff, death, brutality, psychopath, human nature, crimes, track down, peril, stolen money, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
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 8.9
 2.0M
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: neo noir, witty, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, crimes, gunfight, drugs, hitman, cocaine, heroin, criminal heroes, multiple storylines, overdose, rape, killings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.4
 57K
Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: neo noir, stylized, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prohibition, organized crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, love, mafia, chase, criminal, friendship, murder, police ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, miami, cuba
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 6.9
 178K
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: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, brutality, mafia, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mob boss, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: realistic, semi serious, cynical, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, vigilantism, loss of son, gang, dark humor, gangsters, crimes, vigilante, family relations, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: norway, europe, sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia ...
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 8.3
 257K
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, witty, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, casino, poker, crimes, deception, gangsters, mentor, bet, friends, mob boss ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
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 7.5
 341K
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: greed, stewardess, smuggling, heist, airport, ex convict, racial slur, crimes, cons and scams, deal, deception, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.2
 72K
Hummingbird (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: exciting, serious, atmospheric, emotional, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, vengeance, redemption, homeless, haunted by the past, crimes, swat team, tough heroes, gangsters, chase, chinese mafia, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
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 6.8
 14K
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, woman in danger, life turned upside down, survival, ransom, wanted, confined, unlikely partners, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
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 6.6
 108K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, manhunt, gangsters, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
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 7.0
 93K
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, neo noir, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, police corruption, nypd, small town, arson, mafia, corruption, murder, organized crime, internal affairs, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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 8.3
 836K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 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, funny, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, gambling, cons and scams, sarcasm, heist, disorder, nothing goes right, bookies, graphic violence, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
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 7.2
 22K
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, serious, captivating, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, homecoming, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crimes, working undercover, organized crime, dishonesty, mafia, irish mob ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, boston ...
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 6.5
 36K
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, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, mastermind, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, money, crimes, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
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 7.2
 108K
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: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, urban ghetto, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.5
 10K
Bad Blood (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the life and death of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto.
Style: suspense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: criminal underworld, crime boss, mob boss, crime family, gangsters, mafioso, mafia, organized crime, criminal, crimes, family relations, lifestyle ...
Place: montreal, canada, quebec
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 7.8
 312K
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, neo noir, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, money, marijuana, crimes, gang, tough guy, organized crime, swearing, crime boss, british, conspiracy, criminal underworld ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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 7.3
 5K
Jett (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: neo noir, atmospheric, captivating, bleak, dark
Plot: murder, gangsters, prison, single mother, violence, master thief, female protagonist, femme fatale, crimes, escapades, pretending to be someone else, police ...
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 6.2
 6K
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, harsh, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, mob boss, gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, tough guy, life philosophy, organized crime, dishonesty, smuggling ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 2000s
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 6.5
 4K
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, light, humorous, colourful
Plot: womanizer, private detective, murder, gangsters, presumed dead, weapons, perfume, gang, partners, tough guy, fistfight, sex ...
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
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, criminal, released from prison, drug dealer, ex convict, violence, crime boss, bandit, criminal underworld, outlaw gang, drug smuggling ...
Place: liverpool
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 7.0
 4K
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: bleak, disturbing, suspense, rough, tragic ending
Plot: teenage love, gangsters, teenager, street gang, criminal, police, mother daughter relationship, rape, gang, rivalry, romance, brutality ...
Place: belgium, brussels
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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: talky, neo noir, witty, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, psychopath, dog, crimes, crime gone awry, killings, thief, weirdo, strong violent content, screenwriter, murder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947, year 1954, year 1963 ...
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, lone wolves, gang war, rivalry, hitman, crimes, gunfight, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 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
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, assassination attempt, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, gangsters, murder, revenge, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.1
 6K
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, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, nightclub, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hip hop, crimes, rivalry, love and romance, talking to the dead, husband wife relationship, african american, mortician ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
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