The Best Gangster Films

Some of our most favorite films happen to be about the most retched, cruel and greedy people on Earth, Mobsters. Their charm, way of life and smug attitude that they deserve it all and never had it coming. Constantly intrigues us and makes us at times want to be apart of the lifestyle and in on the social hierarchy of control. No matter their evil deeds and even sometimes good. They provide most often some of the best entertainment cinema has to provide, hands down.

the best gangster films

  1. The Godfather Part I (1972) & Part II (1974) by Francis Ford Coppola

  2. Once Upon a Time in America (1984) by Sergio Leone

  3. Goodfellas (1990) by Martin Scorsese

  4. Scarface (1983) by Brian De Palma

  5. Casino (1995) by Martin Scorsese

  6. Pulp Fiction (1994) by Quentin Tarantino

  7. Donnie Brasco (1997) by Mike Newell

  8. Carlitos Way (1993) by Brian De Palma

  9. A Bronx Tale (1993) by Robert De Niro

  10. The Untouchables (1987) by Brian De Palma

honorable mentions in alphabetical order:

  • A History of Violence (2005) by David Cronenberg

  • Bonnie & Clyde (1967) by Arthur Penn

  • Brother (2000) by Takeshi Kitano

  • Bugsy (1991) by Barry Levinson

  • City of God (2002) by Fernando Meirelles

  • Hoffa (1992) by Danny De Vito

  • Layer Cake (2004) by Matthew Vaughn trailer review

  • Mean Streets (1973) by Martin Scorsese

  • Miller's Crossing (1990) by Joel Coen

  • Reservoir Dogs (1992) by Quentin Tarantino

  • Road to Perdition (2002) by Sam Mendes

  • Snatch (2000) by Guy Ritchie

  • The Godfather Part III (1990) by Francis Ford Coppola

  • The Departed (2006) by Martin Scorsese

P.S. As always this a ever-evolving list. I haven't seen all the gangster films that exist and there are many more I still wish to see. So even if some are not on the list, that dosen't mean they wont be later or that they don't deserve to be.

list by Paulaner

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