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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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Gangster Movies
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more
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EricSivertsen added Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of an organized crime dynasty transfers ...more
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Diane Lane, Meat Loaf, R. Lee Ermey
Gunshy is an American 1998 crime drama film directed by Jeff Celentano and starring William Petersen, Michael Wincott, and Diane Lane.
No Way Back is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Gangster Movies
Russell Crowe, Kelly Hu, Helen Slater
No Way Back is a 1995 American action thriller film directed by Frank Cappello and starring Russell Crowe and Helen Slater.
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Snatch is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search ...more
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Elizabeth Mitchell, Adam Baldwin, William Baldwin
Double Bang is an American dramatic film starring William Baldwin, Jon Seda, Adam Baldwin and written and directed by Heywood Gould.
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Saeed Jaffrey, Andrew Howard, David Calder
Mr In-Between is a 2001 British crime drama film based on the novel of the same title by English novelist Neil Cross. The film was directed by cinematographer Paul Sarossy, his only directorial ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Gene Hackman, Joe Pesci
Eureka is a 1983 film, directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is the story of a Klondike prospector, Jack McCann who strikes it rich, yet ends up fearing that his daughter Tracy and his son-in-law are ...more
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Sharon Stone, George C. Scott, Cathy Moriarty
Gloria is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name written and directed by John Cassavetes. It was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Sharon Stone as Gloria. It is also notable as George C. ...more
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Craig Fairbrass, Billy Murray, Neil Maskell
Rise of the Footsoldier is a British crime film released on 7 September 2007. The third production from BAFTA Award-nominated director Julian Gilbey, it is a gangster film based on the true ...more
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Gong Li, Fu Biao, Li Xuejian
Shanghai Triad is a 1995 Chinese film, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li. The film is set in the criminal underworld of 1930s Shanghai, Republic of China and spans seven days. ...more
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Debbie Harry, Norman Reedus, Adrien Brody
Six Ways to Sunday is a 1997 crime drama with elements of comedy directed by Adam Bernstein. It is based on Charles Perry's novel Portrait of a Young Man Drowning.
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Danny Dyer, Georgina Chapman, Tamer Hassan
The Business is a 2005 film written and directed by Nick Love. The film stars Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan and Roland Manookian all of which were in Love's previous film The Football Factory. It ...more
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Joe Pesci, Stanley Tucci, Barbara Hershey
The Public Eye is a 1992 neo-noir film written and directed by Howard Franklin, produced by Sue Baden-Powell, and starring Joe Pesci and Barbara Hershey. Stanley Tucci and Richard Schiff appear ...more
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Elizabeth Berkley, Matthew Modine, Robert Loggia
The Shipment is a 2001 movie about a mob enforcer who is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry. It stars Matthew Modine, Elizabeth Berkley, Nicholas Turturro, and Robert Loggia.
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Emmanuelle Chriqui, Laurence Fishburne, James Cromwell
Tortured is a 2008 crime thriller film written and directed by Nolan Lebovitz and starring Cole Hauser, Laurence Fishburne, and James Cromwell. It was released direct-to-DVD in the U.S. on ...more
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Treach, Walter Emanuel Jones, Shireen Crutchfield
Love and a Bullet is a 2002 action film starring American rapper Treach. It was released to theaters on August 30, 2002 and was directed by Ben Ramsey and Xavier Kantz.
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Staten Island Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Julianne Nicholson
Staten Island is a 2009 crime film written and directed by James DeMonaco in his directorial debut. It starred Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Seymour Cassel as three Staten Islanders whose ...more
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Lorenzo Lamas, Frank Vincent, Brenda Strong
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Jennifer Esposito, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Tony Danza
A Brooklyn State of Mind is a 1997 film directed by Frank Rainone.
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Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum
Mad Dog Time is a 1996 ensemble cast film written and directed by Larry Bishop, released through United Artists. The film is notable for the various cameo appearances, including the first, and ...more
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Gary Oldman, Juliette Lewis, James Cromwell
Romeo Is Bleeding is a 1993 crime film starring Gary Oldman and Lena Olin, directed by Peter Medak. The film's title was taken from a song by Tom Waits.
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Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, Jill Ireland
Città violenta is a 1970 Italian film directed by Sergio Sollima and starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Telly Savalas. Set and shot in the city of New Orleans, the film is an ...more
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Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Shelley Winters
Bloody Mama is a 1970 American low-budget drama film directed by Roger Corman and starring Shelley Winters in the title role. It was very loosely based on the real story of Ma Barker, who is ...more
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LL Cool J, Debbie Allen, Yaphet Kotto
Out-of-Sync is a 1995 crime drama film featuring LL Cool J in his first starring role. The film was directed by Debbie Allen and co-starred Victoria Dillard, Tim Reid and Howard Hesseman. The ...more