Organized Crime The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV  

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List Rules Gangster, mobster, and mafia characters from TV and film, including fictional depictions of real people

List of the greatest fictional mobsters of TV, film, and comics. These rankings incorporate each of the best fictional gangster of all time. If you are curious to see if your favorite mob boss or sidekick from film and television has made it to cream of the crop status, peruse this list of the toughest and/or funniest gangsters ever invented by the writer who invented them and the actor who portrayed them.

Some of the most popular media-made gangsters from onscreen history come from the ultimate mob movie, "The Godfather." Individuals will also notice that many of these make believe mafia members come from the godfather of all mafia shows, "The Soprano." While many of these television series and motion pictures feature characters who seem to be similar to real-life people from crime history, they are truly unique in their own ways. While Frank Costello is supposedly inspired by Boston's Whitey Bulger, Jack Nicholson's character in "The Departed" is so distinct that he's one of our favorite fictional (and thank goodness) gangsters. 

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Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Jimmy Conway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Frank Costello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Sonny Corleone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Paul Cicero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Al Capone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Paulie Gualtieri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Sonny LoSpecchio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Peter Clemenza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Keyser Söze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Virgil Sollozzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Marsellus Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Big Pussy Bonpensiero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Jabba the Hutt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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John Dillinger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Johnny Sack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Brick Top is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Mr. Blonde is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Bonnie Parker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Frank Pentangeli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Winston 'The Wolf' Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Vincent Mancini-Corleone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Mr. Pink is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Vincenzo Coccotti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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James 'whitey' Bulger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Rocky Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Phil Leotardo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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John Gotti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Nick Valenti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV
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Paul Vitti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Don Fanucci is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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Ralphie Cifaretto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Mobsters & Gangster of Film and TV

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