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The Best Mafia Films Of All Time

Updated November 30, 2020 98.6k votes 18.2k voters 1.4m views123 items

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Here is a list of the greatest mob movies that Hollywood has to offer. The Russian, Irish, and Italian mafias have 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 and gangster films involving the mafia, or organized crime. These mafia movies are known for their plots, their special effects, and their amazingly memorable casts.

This list of famous mob and gangster movies can be sorted by cast, director, year, and more. It can even be reranked to create your own list of the best mafia movies. If you want to know more about any individual mafia movie, click on the movie titles to learn more about each film.

The best mobster movies are full of action, crime, violence, and of course, memorable mobsters and mafia bosses. These top mafia movies are films any good mafia movie fan will enjoy. From  old classics like The Godfather and Casino to newer gangster movies, 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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  • Goodfellas1
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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • The Godfather2
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    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • Casino4
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    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

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    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1983

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1993

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    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byMike Newell

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    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro

    Released1984

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  • American Gangster10
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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

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    Al Pacino, Sean Penn

    Released1993

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  • Heat12
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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Pulp Fiction14
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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2002

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

    Released2019

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Mendes

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  • Black Mass19
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    Johnny Depp

    Released2015

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  • Kill the Irishman20
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    Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken

    Released2011

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    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus

    Released1999

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1992

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

    Released1990

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  • Miller's Crossing24
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    Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

    Released1990

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    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

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