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The Best Mafia Films Of All Time

Updated November 30, 2020 97.5k votes 18.1k 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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    Goodfellas
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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The Godfather Part II
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    The Godfather Part II

    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    The Godfather
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Casino
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    Casino

    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 5
    The Departed
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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Scarface
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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1983

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • 7
    A Bronx Tale
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    A Bronx Tale

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert De Niro

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  • 8
    Donnie Brasco
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    Donnie Brasco

    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byMike Newell

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  • 9
    Carlito's Way
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    Carlito's Way

    Al Pacino, Sean Penn

    Released1993

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    American Gangster
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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byRidley Scott

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

    Released1984

    Directed bySergio Leone

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    Heat
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    Heat

    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    Reservoir Dogs
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    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 14
    Pulp Fiction
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    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 15
    The Untouchables
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    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Gangs of New York
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    617

    Gangs of New York

    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2002

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The Irishman
    264
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    The Irishman

    Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

    Released2019

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Road to Perdition
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    Road to Perdition

    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Mendes

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  • 19
    Black Mass
    892
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    Black Mass

    Johnny Depp

    Released2015

    Directed byScott Cooper

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  • 20
    The Boondock Saints (1999)
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    The Boondock Saints (1999)

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus

    Released1999

    Directed byTroy Duffy

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  • 21
    Kill the Irishman
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    275

    Kill the Irishman

    Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken

    Released2011

    Directed byJonathan Hensleigh

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  • 22
    Hoffa
    309
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    Hoffa

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1992

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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    King of New York
    547
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    King of New York

    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

    Released1990

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

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    Miller's Crossing
    584
    333

    Miller's Crossing

    Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

    Released1990

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  • 25
    True Romance
    522
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

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