crime The Best Gangster Movies

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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
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson Joe Pesci

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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
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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Casino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro James Woods

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson Alec Baldwin

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
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 Johnny Depp, Al Pacino Paul Giamatti

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

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A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci Chazz Palminteri

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio Liam Neeson

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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe Idris Elba

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi Tim Roth

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Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino Robert De Niro

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Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz Emma Roberts

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Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway Gene Wilder

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Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
Carlito's Way Al Pacino, Sean Penn Viggo Mortensen

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Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
Road to Perdition Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig Paul Newman

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The Public Enemy Jean Harlow, James Cagney Joan Blondell

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Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro Vinnie Jones

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

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White Heat James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien Virginia Mayo

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Public Enemies Johnny Depp, Christian Bale Channing Tatum

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster Martin Scorsese

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Bugsy Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley Warren Beatty

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey Margot Robbie

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My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci Ralph Macchio

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The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck Jon Hamm

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

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The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton Bridget Fonda

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Little Caesar Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

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Mean Streets Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese Harvey Keitel

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Lawless Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy Shia LaBeouf

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New Jack City Chris Rock, Ice-T Judd Nelson

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Mobsters Patrick Dempsey, Christian Slater Michael Gambon

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King of New York Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi Laurence Fishburne

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Cop Land Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro Debbie Harry

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook Mark Wahlberg

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

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Menace II Society Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith Charles S. Dutton

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The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder Chris Evans

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Black Mass Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton Jesse Plemons

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American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams Robert De Niro

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Analyze This Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal Lisa Kudrow

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Eastern Promises Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen Tatiana Maslany

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Gangster Squad is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Gangster Movies
Gangster Squad Emma Stone, Sean Penn Ryan Gosling

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Blood In, Blood Out is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Gangster Movies

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