80s The Best '80s Gangster Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite gangster films that were released in the 1980s.

In the 1980s, the gangster film genre resurfaced, bringing with it top directors like Brian DePalma, John Huston, Francis Ford Coppola, and more. The best '80s gangster films also feature amazing actors, like Jack Nicholson, Richard Gere, and Kevin Costner. One of the top '80s gangster movies is Gloria, John Cassavettes's collaboration with his wife, Gena Rowlands, which tells the story of an aging gangster’s moll who goes up against the mob to save a young boy. Also featured on this 1980s gangster film list are an over-the-top Al Pacino in the remake of Scarface, Angelica Huston’s Oscar turn in Prizzi’s Honor and a British-take on the gangster flick, The Long Good Friday.

So which 80s gangsters movie do you like best? Leave a comment below and vote up the 80s gangster movies you enjoyed most.

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Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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

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Prizzi's Honor Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston

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Black Rain Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Luis Guzmán - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

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The Killer Chow Yun-Fat, Kenneth Tsang, Danny Lee

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The Long Good Friday Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins

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City Heat Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn

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The Cotton Club Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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Married to the Mob Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow

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The Pope of Greenwich Village Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Eric Roberts

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Johnny Dangerously Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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A Better Tomorrow Chow Yun-Fat, Stephen Chow, John Woo

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Gloria Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, Tom Noonan - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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City on Fire Chow Yun-Fat, Roy Cheung, Danny Lee

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Miracles Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Jacky Cheung Hok-yau

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Wise Guys Danny DeVito, Harvey Keitel, Patti LuPone

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Cookie Jerry Lewis, Joy Behar, Dianne Wiest

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Choice of Arms Gérard Depardieu

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The Gunrunner Kevin Costner, Ron Lea, Paul Soles

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As Tears Go By Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung Hok-yau

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Deadbeat at Dawn Jim Van Bebber

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Onimasa Tatsuya Nakadai, Masako Natsume, Tetsurō Tamba

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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun Akira Emoto, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Rentarō Mikuni