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Organized Crime
9.8k votersThe 12 Most Brutal Mob Bosses In Recent HistoryPlenty of people watch mob movies or binged Breaking Bad. But real life recent mob bosses are a far cry from conflicted, almost Sh...
Organized Crime
125.1k viewsFirsthand Accounts Of What It Was Really Like Growing Up In A Mafia FamilyLife in the mafia is rife with secrets, crime, and violence. To grow up in a mafia family may mean a blissful lack of awareness of...
Entertainment
448 votersThe Best New Gangster Movies Of The Last Few YearsMost gangsters are, by definition, bad people. They're criminals and lowlifes and killers. The best new gangster films take us dee...
Organized Crime
986.7k viewsThe Most Gruesome And Terrifying Murders Committed By The MafiaLife in the American Mafia typically ends in one of two ways: death or prison. In a perpetual struggle over illegal power and mone...
Historical Entertainment
211.7k views20 Fun Facts About the Godfather TrilogyAsk almost any cinephile what their favorite movie is and at least one of The Godfather movies usually pop up in the top 10. It's ...
1.6m viewsMob Hits You Shouldn't GoogleThe mob is a violent and dangerous organization - never more so than when its members turn against each other. Some of the mafia's...
True Crime
100.3k views12 Female Crime Lords Who Reigned Over Empires With An Iron FistWhile most drug lords you've heard of are likely men, there are a number of women who have filled this role with an equal amount o...
Entertainment
578.4k views15 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Making Of 'Goodfellas'Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas released in 1990 and hasn’t lost popularity in the intervening decades. Based on the non-fiction book...
Organized Crime
33.7k viewsInternational Crime Organizations Besides The Italian MafiaOrganized crime groups span the globe. These centralized, often hierarchical, endeavors make money by engaging in illegal activiti...
Interesting
332.7k views10 Things the Mafia Somehow Still ControlsLaw enforcement, modern technology, and a changing American demographic have affected the things the Mafia controls. But what does...
Organized Crime
17k viewsThe Unprecedented Rise Of Mother Mandelbaum, New York City's First True Crime LordMartin Scorsese's Gangs of New York left out one of the most important crime lords in the 19th century: the overweight German-Jewi...
Crime Entertainment
80.5k viewsHow 'The Godfather' Became An American Classic Even Though It Was 'Nightmarish' Behind The ScenesIn 1972, The Godfather made its debut and was instantly hailed as one of the best movies ever made. The Godfather is beloved by cr...
Entertainment
81.8k viewsEverything You Need To Know About The True Story That Inspired 'The Irishman'What happened to Jimmy Hoffa? How did he simply vanish one day, never to be heard from again? Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, set ...
Organized Crime
181.5k views8 Shocking Historical Events That Have Been Blamed on the MafiaClassic films like Scarface and The Godfather showed audiences the less-than-savory side of the all-too-often glamorized Mafia in ...
Organized Crime
305.5k views13 Things You Didn't Know About Al CaponeWho was Al Capone? For some, his name stirs up images of a cigar-chomping folk-hero-mobster involved in everything from racketeeri...
Organized Crime
407.3k views9 Utterly Bizarre Facts About Famous GangstersGangsters: You love to hate 'em (or love to love 'em) in the movies. Wiseguys and mob bosses living on the fringes of society are ...
Explainer
1.4m viewsAl Capone's Brain Was Rotted By Syphilis To The Point Where He Was 'Functionally A 12-Year-Old'Notorious gangster and criminal Al Capone lived an exciting and fascinating life; his death, on the other hand, was a bit tragic. ...
History
561.7k viewsThe Most Infamous Irish Mobsters of All TimeWho are the most infamous Irish mobsters in US history? Narrowing down a list isn't easy. From Chicago to Boston to Philadelphia, ...
Organized Crime
655 votersRidiculous Moments In Mob Movies That Actually HappenedMob movies are one of cinema's enduring subgenres. Even if they're not based on a true story, like Goodfellas was, most of them ar...
Entertainment
2k votersThe Dumbest Things We Believe About The Mob Thanks To MoviesBecause the mob has traditionally operated largely in the shadows, if you watch enough mob movies and shows, you may start to thin...