The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies  

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List Rules Vote up the best crime drama movies from Lifetime about gangsters, the mafia, and organized crime.

Lifetime may be known for their outlandish, action-packed crime dramas, but surprisingly the network doesn’t have a whole lot of mafia TV movies. Where they do excel is in organized crime: from the based-on-a-true-story shenanigans in The Bling Ring to the true tale of one of the most notorious gangsters ever, Clyde Barrow. They even throw in some suspicious religious leaders who may or may not be in charge of the largest crime scams in the world (depending on who you ask at the FBI). Other films incllude the Kristie Alley movie Baby Sellers, which follows the world of infant trafficking, and Family Vanished, in which a family returns from vacation to find their identities stolen while they are framed for crimes.

Lifetime’s gangster movies list is exceedingly small compared to the overwhelming amount of kidnapping and teen trauma content they put out, but the ones they do have are totally worth a watch. From women who basically run the cartel to the daughters of famous mobsters, this list of lifetime Mafia films is the best of the best. Vote up the good organized crime Lifetime movies and vote down your least favorite.

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The Bling Ring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
The Bling Ring Austin Butler, Yin Chang, Tom Irwin

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Victoria Gotti: My Father’s D... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter Victoria Gotti, Maurice Benard, Chelsea Frei

Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world.

Bonnie & Clyde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger

Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on one one of most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history.

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Mariel Loveland added The Wrong Cruise Vivica A. Fox, Andres Londono, William McNamara

A mother and teenage daughter go on a cruise. However, information about her wealth was hacked when buying the tickets on internet. They're abducted at first port of call in Mexico.

Held Hostage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Julie Benz, Bruce McGill, Sonja Bennett

Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.

Baby Sellers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Baby Sellers Jennifer Finnigan, Kirstie Alley, Arjun Gupta

Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.

Live Once, Die Twice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Live Once, Die Twice Kellie Martin, Cindy Sampson, Bruce Gray

After an accident claims the life of her husband, a woman slowly begins to suspect he may not be dead after all.

Cocaine Godmother: The Griseld... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jenny Pellicer, A

The real life of Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco, who reportedly masterminded the end of more than 200 lives. This film presents her life story from the time she was a young girl to the end of her life.

Baby for Sale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Bruce Ramsay

A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.

Every Mother's Worst Fear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Cheryl Ladd, Jordan Ladd, Ted McGinley

Martha Hoagland is suffering through her parents' divorce. Feeling lonely, she turns to an online chat room. Martha believes she is chatting with a young man who cares for her, when in reality she is chatting with an Internet predator.

Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Tony Goldwyn, Molly Parker, Joey King

Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs is the true story of the fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent more than a year on the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted List” for unlawful flight on charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages involving underage girls. 

Family Vanished is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Family Vanished Kelly Packard, Jennifer Taylor, Madison Dirks

A happy family returns from a vacation to find their home invaded by a criminal family and must fight for survival.

Human Trafficking is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lifetime Mafia & Gangster Movies
Donald Sutherland, Mira Sorvino, Robert Carlyle

The Lifetime cable channel made TV history with this ambitious, acclaimed original miniseries on the horrifying phenomenon of human trafficking, or sexual slavery.