Top 10 Gangster Movies

The top 10 gangster movies of all time I want you to vote for which one is best express your opinion because the top 3 could all be #1 but this is how others and I feel the order should be.

The Top Ten

1 The Godfather

Must count all 3.

Forever best gangster storey base ever


It's the story which is so great about it! Story written by Mario Puzo. That's why it's called "Mario Puzo's The Godfather". And even though Goodfellas is a movie way better made, Godfather's story is unbeatable. That's why it's best!

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2 Goodfellas

GoodFellas is based on a true story, if you didn't know! It's based on the Irish/American mob. Tells the story of Henry Hill in a very descriptive manner. This is the film how gangsters/mobsters can be best friends! The film can be emotional to viewers not like many mobster films! This is a gangster MASTERPIECE! MUST-WATCH FILM!

My favourites are
1. Goodfellas
2. Casino
3. The departed
4. Lock, stock and two smoking barrels
5. Snatch
6. Layer cake

This movie has the most emotion and it has THE greatest (my opinion) story in a gangster movie EVER! - fireinside96

Goodfellas is Scorsese's masterpiece. It deserves the top spot, even though I love The Godfather too.

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3 Scarface

Al Pacinos best movie

Scarface is the greatest gangster movie and my favourite movie of all time. I love the movie to death. Top notch acting from al Pacino. Highly quotable lines. Over the top violence. Funny moments. Great plot on a Cuban refugee who comes to the us with nothing and rises to power and becomes a powerful drug lord. Crazy ending. The game is amazing too.

Scarafce is the best film ever. It shows how a man can go from nothing to being on top of the world. So sad what happens to him. - gocanes52

Master piece

4 The Godfather Part II

Best Sequel of all time and it gives Part 1 a run for its money

Better than Scarface and Goodfellas

5 Pulp Fiction

This Tarantino film is so well made. The character development is of such a high level, nobody in the movie is "just there".

"who's zed? " "zed's dead baby. zed's dead. "

A complete classic!
One of the best movie's ever made!
This movie has so many good things about I can't even start to describe it!

6 Reservoir Dogs

This needs to get higher

7 Once Upon a Time in America

What a beauty movie - CedreticFomento

NOTE: The full 229-min. Version is the only way to see this movie. The edited cut shown in American theaters is a travesty and almost completely responsible for how underappreciated the movie has been.
Sergio Leone, master of the Spaghetti western, made his contribution to the gangster genre with his final film, Once Upon A Time In America. Refreshingly modernist in its non-linear narrative and containing the talents of Robert de Niro, Elizabeth McGovern, and James Woods, who steals the show, this tale of Jewish gangsters who rise to the top during Prohibition is a masterpiece, full stop.
One thing must be made clear, though; you need to abandon the childish notion that characters need to be likable. Remember the subject.

The most underrated movie ever besides max death and the lenght of this movie there is no weakness it's only behind godfather & goodfellas

8 Casino

Simply wonderful!

I can honestly say that I liked it more than Goodfellas too. I would say the only con to this movie is that it's really long, and that the first 45 minutes were a kind of boring.

Best gangster film ever made. I liked it more than Goodfellas! - Ummagumma1969

9 The Departed

Such a well written and complicated plot but that is part of what makes it great! Definitely some big surprises it’s a great movie with a great cast! - steelers1979

Leonardo dicaprio and matt damon both are best... This should be on at least top 5

10 Gangster Squad

One of the most underrated movies ever. Gangster Squad is exciting, violent, stylish and well directed. The cast is really impressive with a lot of great actors. The soundtrack is awesome as well. A great gangster flick with tons of excellent sequences. Perfect entertainment from start to finish.

This is my number one favorite gangster movie, it has a great lineup, the performances are great, and there's tons of badass action, there's also grit, suspense, and even some comedy

I saw this movie three times and I loved it even more each time I saw it. The more you watch it, the more you hear and see.

Most Underrated movie

The Contenders

11 L.A. Confidential
12 The Usual Suspects

Great story of gangsters. Made everyone believe in someone that didn't exist. Even the gangsters were very real in the mind. They yeah that's right

13 Carlito's Way

Carlito's Way, Amazing movie and better than Scarface.

cool film

14 The Untouchables
15 A Bronx Tale
16 Mobsters
17 Rififi
18 White Heat

Raoul walsh is the best! This movie's so great, James Cagney is incredible. Both the screenplay and the directing are amazing! Even better than the godfather!

19 Snatch

Must be on 1!

20 Boyz 'N The Hood

Great movie, certainly not as good Goodfellas or The Godfather but should be a bit higher

How is this not at least 5

#6 in my opinion

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21 American Gangster
22 Donnie Brasco

I simply cannot get enough of this movie. Johnny Depp nailed the part, Al Pacino was fantastic... The movie could not have gotten any better.

23 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Best British Crime Film - LeeParty

24 The Godfather Part III
25 Blood In, Blood Out
26 Miller's Crossing
27 In Bruges

If I grew up on a farm and was retarded in Bruges might impress me but I didn’t do it doesn’t

28 Menace II Society

Gritty, underrated and crazy wild. Great movie all around and not the stereotype American Italian in the 50s. - nonofyall

29 Rise of the Footsoldier
30 Bonnie and Clyde

Bang bang bang I can't stop watching this


31 Fresh

More of a "hood" film, but a great movie nonetheless.

32 Gloria
33 Dick Tracy
34 Bugsy
35 The Maltese Falcon
36 Above the Rim
37 Gotti: The Rise and Fall of a Real Life Mafia Don
38 Juice

I love this movie. The ending was intense - Sabbath

39 King of New York
40 South Central
41 The Man From Nowhere
42 Little Caesar
43 The Krays

It is about kingpins come on

44 Road to Perdition
45 Heat
46 Kick-Ass
47 The Public Enemy
48 Hoodlum
49 The Big Combo
50 New Jack City
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