The Best Gangster Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Gangster films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best gangster movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This gangster movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of gangster films also contains gangster movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This gangster films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best gangster movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This gangster movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Downvote your least favorite movies because they deserve it.

List of gangster films includes gangster movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. You can share this on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and more to see what your social network would vote to the top.

These are the top films in the gangster genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the gangster genre in it. Be it the motifs of the gangster genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

What's better, Pusher trilogy or Goodfellas? If we missed any gangster movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous gangster movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about gangster movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the gangster movies. List includes photos and gangster movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

The list you're viewing is made up of movies like The Godfather and Mesrine.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these gangster movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good gangster movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest gangster movies, here is the full gangster movies list, ordered from best to worst.
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    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    The Departed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Casino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Donnie Brasco Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti

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    Once Upon a Time in America is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Once Upon a Time in America Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    A Bronx Tale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

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    American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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    Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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    Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Carlito's Way Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen

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    Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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    Blow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

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    Heat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    The Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Public Enemy Jean Harlow, James Cagney, Joan Blondell

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    Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    Snatch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

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    Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Public Enemies Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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    Miller's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Miller's Crossing Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden

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    White Heat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    White Heat James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo

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    Little Caesar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Little Caesar Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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    The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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    The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda

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    Mean Streets is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Mean Streets Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

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    King of New York is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    King of New York Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne

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    Angels With Dirty Faces is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Angels With Dirty Faces

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    The Town is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

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    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Ba... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

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    New Jack City is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    New Jack City Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

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    Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Warren Beatty

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    Cop Land is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Cop Land Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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    Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    Lawless is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf

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    American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Mobsters is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Patrick Dempsey, Christian Slater, Michael Gambon

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    Eastern Promises is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Eastern Promises Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Tatiana Maslany

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    The Iceman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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    Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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    Black Mass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons

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    Gangster Squad is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Gangster Movies


    Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

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    Analyze This is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Analyze This Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow

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    Dick Tracy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Dick Tracy Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman

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    Capone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Sylvester Stallone, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara

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    Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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    Layer Cake Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig

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