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1. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

2. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

3. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

4. Vegas (2012–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Ralph Lamb, a former MP for the US Army, becomes sheriff. His brother, Jack, and his son, Dixon, are deputized. Meanwhile, Vincent Savino comes from Chicago to Vegas to run The Savoy hotel and casino.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley

5. Scarpa (2015)

Biography, Crime, Drama | Announced

A biopic of Gregory Scarpa, a former capo and enforcer for the Colombo crime family.

Writer: Nicholas Pileggi | Director: Brad Furman | Star: Sylvester Stallone

6. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

7. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

8. City Hall (1996)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Writers: Ken Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

9. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

10. Father Hood (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

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A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

Writer: Scott Spencer | Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

11. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

12. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

13. American Gangster (2006– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Barry Michael Cooper, Nelson George, Cornell Jones, Ving Rhames

14. Kings of South Beach (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

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Based on the true story of a Miami Beach nightclub owner who takes a young employee under his wing, while trying to avoid bankruptcy and the mafia.

Writer: Nicholas Pileggi | Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Jason Gedrick, Steven Bauer, Maria Valentina Bove

15. Vendetta (1999 TV Movie)

R | 117 min | Drama

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Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...

Writers: Richard Gambino, Timothy Prager | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown, Alessandro Colla

16. Michael Hayes (1997–1998)

60 min | Drama

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Michael Hayes is a tough but sensitive ex-cop who goes to work in the U.S. Attorney's office in New York City. When his boss is seriously injured in a bombing, Hayes becomes Acting U.S. ... See full summary »

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, John Romano | Stars: David Caruso, Jimmy Galeota, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mary B. Ward

17. Satchmo (I) (2015)

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

A chronicle of the life of jazz legend Louis Armstrong from his early years in New Orleans through his acclaimed career as a trumpeter and improvisational singer.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Nicholas Pileggi | Director: Forest Whitaker | Star: Forest Whitaker

18. Goodfellas (TV Movie)

Biography, Crime, Drama | Announced

Follows Henry Hill and his friends as they move up the mob hierarchy.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Jorge Zamacona

19. The Brothers

Drama | Announced

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Writer: Nicholas Pileggi

20. The Godmother (2015)

Biography | Announced

The life story of former drug lord, Griselda Blanco, who was known as "The Godmother of Cocaine" during the 1970s.

Writer: Frank Baldwin

22. Toots (2006)

84 min | Documentary

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The '40s and '50s were a classic period in New York City nightlife, when the saloonkeeper was king and regular folks could drink with celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason. In this documentary, Kristi Jacobson profiles her grandfather, the king of kings: Toots Shor of the eponymous restaurant and saloon, which was once the place to be seen in Manhattan.

Director: Kristi Jacobson | Stars: Maury Allen, Dave Anderson, Yogi Berra, David Brown

23. True Crime Authors (2003 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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Stars: David August, Tony Collins, Brian Bogulski, Matt Weber

24. Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary

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Writer: Constantine Nasr | Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Rudy Behlmer, Robert Benton, Sheri Chinen Biesen

25. Casino: The Cast and Characters (2005 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barbara De Fina, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Nicholas Pileggi

26. Casino: The Story (2005 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barbara De Fina, Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese

27. Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas' (2004 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Jonah Kaplan | Stars: Barbara De Fina, Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi, Ray Liotta

28. I Love 1990's (2001– )

90 min | Documentary

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Celebrities recall the TV, films, fads and fashions that made the 1990's memorable.

Stars: Michelle Gayle, Vernon Kay, Sarah Cawood, Jodie Kidd

29. Loyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob (1994 TV Movie)

Crime, Documentary

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Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Gary Weimberg | Directors: Bill Jersey, Gary Weimberg | Stars: Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Ron Silver

30. Boston College Point Shaving Case

Crime, Sport | Announced

The story of the infamous Boston College Basketball Point Shaving Case.

Writers: Matthew Bomback, Bob DeBrino, Nicholas Pileggi

31. Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster' (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

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Writer: Charles de Lauzirika | Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Richie Roberts, Ridley Scott, Frank Lucas, Denzel Washington

32. The Real Las Vegas (1996– )

200 min | Documentary

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It's a city that's larger than life. A city without limits. A glittering mecca of excess and forbidden desires. THE REAL LAS VEGAS tells the fascinating story of this fabled place and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Crenna, Muhammad Ali, Rod Amateau, Bob Arum

33. Hollywood Gangster (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: Eckhart Schmidt | Director: Eckhart Schmidt | Stars: Budd Boetticher, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Bregman, James Caan

34. The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala (2011 TV Movie)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Lucie Arnaz, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Chapin, Jim Dale

35. Building Vegas (2013 Video)

16 min | Short

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Stars: Michael Chiklis, Kathleen Detoro, Taylor Handley, Cathy Konrad

36. Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Tough, resourceful women broke the mold in gangster films. This film pays tribute to their influence on the cinema of their day - and their legacy.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Drew Casper, Larry Cohen, Michael B. Druxman, Robert Evans

37. Lords of the Levee

Crime | Announced

The birth of machine politics

Writers: Phil Donlon, Joseph Sikora

38. Casino: The Look (2005 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barbara De Fina, Dante Ferretti, Rita Ryack, Thelma Schoonmaker

39. The Workaday Gangster (2004 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Jonah Kaplan | Stars: Henry Hill, Barbara De Fina, Nicholas Pileggi, Frank Vincent

40. Welcome to the Big House (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Drew Casper, Larry Cohen, Michael B. Druxman, Robert Evans

41. Casino: After the Filming (2005 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barbara De Fina, Nicholas Pileggi, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese

42. Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Drew Casper, Larry Cohen, Michael B. Druxman, Robert Evans

43. Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero (2006 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Drew Casper, Michael B. Druxman, Robert Evans, Haden Guest

44. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: (Il)Legitimate (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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Vincent makes new enemies when he tries to buy out a neighboring casino, and sheriff Lamb investigates the murder of a cleaning lady who was making trouble for her labor union.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Matt Earl Beesley | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

45. Michael Hayes (1997–1998)
Episode: Act of Contrition (1997)

Drama

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Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, John Romano | Stars: David Caruso, Jimmy Galeota, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mary B. Ward

46. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: All That Glitters (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

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While the sheriff investigates the death of an Olympic boxer, Vincent runs into some difficulty when one of his Chicago bosses gets in trouble with the law.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

47. Michael Hayes (1997–1998)
Episode: Arise and Fall (1998)

Drama

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Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, John Romano | Stars: David Caruso, Jimmy Galeota, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mary B. Ward

48. Vegas (2012–2013)
Episode: Bad Seeds (2012)

Action, Crime, Drama

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When the bodies of the two missing Milwaukee mobsters surface and the hitman returns to town, sheriff Lamb puts Vincent under his own protective custody.

Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker | Director: Jeff T. Thomas | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sarah Jones

49. True Crime Authors (2003– )
Episode: Casino (2003)

44 min | Documentary

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Adapted from the critically acclaimed true crime bestsellers, each author tells their infamous stories on-camera. Each story is told only from the author's perspective. Mobster Frank "Lefty... See full summary »

Writer: Stefanie Wetzel | Director: Stefanie Wetzel | Stars: Peter Stacker, Nicholas Pileggi, Frank 'Lefty' Rosenthal, Ed Bertagnoli

50. Michael Hayes (1997–1998)
Episode: Death and Taxes (1997)

Drama

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Creators: Nicholas Pileggi, John Romano | Stars: David Caruso, Jimmy Galeota, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mary B. Ward