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The Best R-Rated Gangster Movies

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List of R-Rated gangster movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated gangster movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Gangster movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated gangster movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Gangster movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Gangster films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Gangster Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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    A Bronx Tale

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1993

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert De Niro

    Directed byRobert De Niro

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    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Carlito's Way

    Al Pacino, Sean Penn

    Released1993

    Released1993

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Desperado

    Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino

    Released1995

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    The Godfather Part II

    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

    Released1974

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

    Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. Much of...  more

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    Public Enemies

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

    Released2009

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Public Enemies is a 2009 American film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan Bennett and Ann Biderman. It is an adaptation of Bryan Burrough's non-fiction book. Set during the Great...  more
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    The Boondock Saints

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus

    Released1999

    Released1999

    Directed byTroy Duffy

    Directed byTroy Duffy

    The Boondock Saints is a 1999 American film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become...  more

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    Waist Deep

    Meagan Good, Jayceon Terrell Taylor

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byVondie Curtis-Hall

    Directed byVondie Curtis-Hall

    Waist Deep is a 2006 drama-action film directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, starring Tyrese Gibson and Meagan Good. It is loosely based on the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, including some similar subplots...  more

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    Harlem Nights

    Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor

    Released1989

    Released1989

    Directed byEddie Murphy

    Directed byEddie Murphy

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    Miller's Crossing

    Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

    Released1990

    Released1990

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American film by the Coen brothers and starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, and Albert Finney. The plot concerns a power...  more

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    Mobsters

    Patrick Dempsey, Christian Slater

    Released1991

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Karbelnikoff

    Directed byMichael Karbelnikoff

    This film is a 1991 drama film detailing the creation of The Commission. Set in New York City, taking place from 1917 to 1931, it is a semi-fictitious account of the rise of Charles "Lucky" Luciano,...  more
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    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Mayhem ensue after a hunter (Josh Brolin) stumbles...  more

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    Analyze That

    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal

    Released2002

    Released2002

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Analyze That is a 2002 mafia comedy film, and a sequel to the 1999 film Analyze This. The film was directed and co-written by Harold Ramis and stars Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal who respectively...  more
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    Hoffa

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1992

    Released1992

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Hoffa is a 1992 French-American biographical film directed by Danny DeVito and written by David Mamet, based on the life of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Jack Nicholson plays Hoffa, and DeVito...  more
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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Layer Cake is a 2005 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial debut. The screenplay was adapted by J. J. Connolly from his novel of the same name. The film was produced by...  more
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    Prizzi's Honor

    Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner

    Released1985

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Prizzi's Honor is a 1985 American film directed by John Huston. It stars Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia and, in an Academy Award-winning performance, the director's daughter Anjelica...  more

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    Married to the Mob

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin

    Released1988

    Released1988

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Married to the Mob is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine. Michelle Pfeiffer, in something of a departure from her previous roles,...  more

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    The Long Good Friday

    Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren

    Released1980

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Mackenzie

    Directed byJohn Mackenzie

    The Long Good Friday is a British film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. It was completed in 1979 but, because of release delays, it is generally credited as a 1980 film. It was voted at number...  more
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    Get Carter

    Michael Caine, Britt Ekland

    Released1971

    Released1971

    Directed byMike Hodges

    Directed byMike Hodges

    Get Carter is a 1971 British film directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne and Bryan Mosley. The screenplay was adapted by Hodges from Ted Lewis'...  more

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    The Big Sleep

    James Stewart, Joan Collins

    Released1978

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Winner

    Directed byMichael Winner

    The Big Sleep is a 1978 film, the second film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The picture was directed by Michael Winner and stars Robert Mitchum in his second feature film...  more
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    Rounders

    Matt Damon, Edward Norton

    Released1998

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Dahl

    Directed byJohn Dahl

    Rounders is a 1998 American drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker, directed by John Dahl, and starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. The film follows two friends who need to...  more

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    The Pope of Greenwich Village

    Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah

    Released1984

    Released1984

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 American black comedy film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan and Burt...  more

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    Hoodlum

    Queen Latifah, Tim Roth

    Released1997

    Released1997

    Directed byBill Duke

    Directed byBill Duke

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