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The mafia has been a source of some of the best stories in film history for filmmakers. The drama, action, and moral dilemmas the characters face always keep viewers on the edge of their seats wanting more. Want to know the best mafia movies ever made? Here is a list of possibly the greatest mob movies in cinema with posters. These mafia films are known for their plots, their special effects, and their amazing casts.

This mob and gangster movies list can be sorted by cast, director, year, and more. Click on the mafia movie titles in this list of mafia movies in order to learn more about each film. This mafia films list can also be reranked to create your own. These are gangster films involving the mafia.

The best mob movies are full of action, crime, violence, and of course, memorable mobsters and mafia bosses. These top mafia movies are films any good mafia movies fan will enjoy. From classics like The Godfather and Casino to newer gangster movies like The Departed, your crime loving side will be glued to the screen, enjoying the fast-paced, high-drama, action-packed worlds of these awesome fictional mobsters in these best mafia movies.

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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as ...more

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods Casino is a 1995 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film ...more

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more

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Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Bootsdad added Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American crime film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles. ...more

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A Bronx Tale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri A Bronx Tale is a 1993 American crime drama film set in the Bronx during the turbulent era of the 1960s. It was the directorial debut of Robert De Niro that follows a young Italian-American ...more

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The film stars Leonardo ...more

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables, the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent ...more

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Once Upon a Time in America is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic crime drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto ...more

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Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen Carlito's Way is a 1993 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito's Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David ...more

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The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American crime film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who ...more

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mafia Films
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, from a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic ...more

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mafia Films
bojanthebest added Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, and stars ...more

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...more

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Road to Perdition is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mafia Films
bojanthebest added Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman Road to Perdition is a 2002 American crime thriller film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was adapted by David Self, from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The film ...more

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin ...more

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Mean Streets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel Mean Streets is a 1973 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Scorsese and Mardik Martin. The film stars Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. It was released by Warner Bros. on ...more

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On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger On the Waterfront is a 1954 American crime drama film about union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon ...more

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Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Warren Beatty Bugsy is a 1991 American crime-drama film directed by Barry Levinson which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel. It stars Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott ...more

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Heat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mafia Films
PressingOn added Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Miller's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American gangster film by the Coen brothers and starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, and Albert Finney. The plot ...more

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The Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Jean Harlow, James Cagney, Joan Blondell The Public Enemy is a 1931 American all-talking pre-code crime film produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. The film was directed by William A. Wellman and stars James Cagney, Jean Harlow, ...more

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Bonnie and Clyde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more

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Black Mass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mafia Films
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Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mafia Films
anna gr added Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum Public Enemies is a 2009 American biographical crime drama film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction ...more

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Mobsters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mafia Films
WaelAlamri added Patrick Dempsey, Christian Slater, Michael Gambon Mobsters is a 1991 crime-drama film detailing the creation of The Commission. Set in New York City, taking place from 1917 to 1931, it is a semi-fictitious account of the rise of Charles ...more

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Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the ...more

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Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry Get Carter is a 1971 British crime film directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne and Bryan Mosley. The screenplay was adapted by Hodges from Ted ...more

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Kill the Irishman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mafia Films
AntoNadarević added Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Linda Cardellini Kill the Irishman is a 2011 biographical crime thriller film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer. The film is based on ...more

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Key Largo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. The movie was adapted ...more

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson True Romance is a 1993 American romantic crime film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast ...more

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White Heat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mafia Films
James Cagney, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo White Heat is a 1949 film noir starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien and featuring Margaret Wycherly and Steve Cochran. Directed by Raoul Walsh from the Ivan Goff and Ben ...more

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Little Caesar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Little Caesar is a 1931 Warner Bros. Pre-Code crime film that tells the story of a hoodlum who ascends the ranks of organized crime until he reaches its upper echelons. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy ...more

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King of New York is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne King of New York is a 1990 crime thriller film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Steve Buscemi. It was directed ...more

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Eastern Promises is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mafia Films
wiabux added Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Tatiana Maslany Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, ...more

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Hoodlum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne Hoodlum is a 1997 crime drama film written by Chris Brancato and directed by Bill Duke.

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Cop Land is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mafia Films
looksharp added Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry Cop Land is a 1997 American crime drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro. The supporting cast features ...more

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Analyze This is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mafia Films
looksharp added Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow Analyze This is a 1999 gangster comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the screenplay with playwright Kenneth Lonergan and Peter Tolan. The film stars Robert De Niro as a mafioso and ...more

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The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Sally Struthers The Getaway is a 1972 American action-crime film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. The film is based on the Jim Thompson novel of the same name, with the ...more

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Snatch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mafia Films
wiabux added Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones Snatch is a 2000 crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing ...more

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High Sierra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Humphrey Bogart, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino High Sierra is a 1941 early heist film and film noir written by W.R. Burnett and John Huston from the novel by Burnett. The movie features Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart and was directed by ...more

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The Big Heat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Lee Marvin, Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones The Big Heat is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin. It is about a cop who takes on the crime syndicate that controls his city, after the ...more

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The Valachi Papers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mafia Films
peter-casale added Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland The Valachi Papers is a 1972 crime movie starring Charles Bronson and Lino Ventura and directed by Terence Young. Adapted from the book The Valachi Papers by Peter Maas, it tells the true story ...more

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The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mafia Films
ardhysena added Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg The Italian Job is a 2003 heist film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, ...more

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Married to the Mob is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow Married to the Mob is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine. Michelle Pfeiffer, in something of a departure from her previous ...more

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Dillinger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Anne Jeffreys, Marc Lawrence, Jack Mulhall Dillinger is a 1945 gangster film telling the story of John Dillinger. The film was directed by Max Nosseck. Dillinger was the first major film to star Lawrence Tierney. The B-movie was shot in ...more

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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mafia Films
BorkZorkOrc added Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce ...more

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards The Killing is a 1956 film noir produced by James B. Harris and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson and based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. The ...more

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Infernal Affairs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mafia Films
Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Edison Chen Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates a triad, and a police officer secretly ...more