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The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s

Updated August 5, 2019 10.0k votes 821 voters 46.8k views68 items

List RulesVote up your favorite gangster films that were released in the 1990s.

 

With so many critically acclaimed mob movies to choose from, this best '90s gangster movies will be tough to vote for. Do you have a favorite mob movie from the 1990s? There are the obvious choices, but true cinema fans will dive a little deeper to vote on this list.

Quentin Tarantino's gangster films of the '90s have definitely stood the test of time. Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs have received several awards and have become cult classics to the 1990s gangster film genre. Martin Scorsese is brilliant when it comes to amazing gangster movies and, in the '90s, Goodfellas certainly changed the game. It has been named as one of the top greatest gangster films of all time.

The '90s definitely delivered the greatest gangster movies of all time, but which one is the best and which will be sleeping with the fishes? Vote for your top 1990s gangster movie and downvote any you don't think deserve to be with these other legends.

 

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    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Donnie Brasco

    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byMike Newell

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 5
    Heat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Heat

    Robert De Niro, William Fichtner

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    King of New York is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    King of New York

    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

    Released1990

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

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    Boyz n the Hood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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    Miller's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Miller's Crossing

    Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

    Released1990

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • 9
    Casino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Casino

    Steve Allen, Don Rickles

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Carlito's Way

    Al Pacino, Sean Penn

    Released1993

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    American History X is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Kaye

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    A Bronx Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    A Bronx Tale

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert De Niro

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    The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    The Usual Suspects

    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro

    Released1995

    Directed byBryan Singer

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    The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    The Godfather Part III

    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton

    Released1990

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    New Jack City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    New Jack City

    Chris Rock, Ice-T

    Released1991

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

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    Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Jackie Brown

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1997

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    The Boondock Saints

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus

    Released1999

    Directed byTroy Duffy

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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Analyze This is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Analyze This

    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal

    Released1999

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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    Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Last Man Standing

    Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken

    Released1996

    Directed byWalter Hill

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    Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Bugsy

    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley

    Released1991

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    L.a. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    L.a. Confidential

    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe

    Released1997

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    Menace II Society is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    Menace II Society

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith

    Released1993

    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

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    The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    The Godfather Part II

    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    True Romance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

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