The 25 Best Crime/Gangster Movies I Have Ever Seen

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1.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ ''I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.'' - Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone

No doubt...no. 1 crime movie!!! ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
2.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
“ ''There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.'' - Al Pacino as Michael Corleone ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
3.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ ''As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. To me, being a gangster was better than being President of the United States.'' - Ray Liotta as Henry Hill ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
4.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
“ ''You need more than guns to be a good gangster, you need ideas.'' - Alexandre Rodrigues as Rocket (Buscapé) ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
5.
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ ''I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. Years ago we had the church. That was only a way of saying - we had each other. The Knights of Columbus were real head-breakers; true guineas. They took over their piece of the city. Twenty years after an Irishman couldn't get a fucking job, we had the presidency. May he rest in peace. That's what the niggers don't realize. If I got one thing against the black chappies, it's this - no one gives it to you. You have to take it.
Don't laugh! This ain't reality tv!'' - Jack Nicholson as Frank Costello ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
6.
Casino (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends, a mafia underboss and a casino owner, for a trophy wife over a gambling empire. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ ''In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing, and keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose. In the end, we get it all.'' - Robert De Niro as Sam "Ace" Rothstein ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
7.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ ''To a cop, the explanation is never that complicated. It's always simple. There's no mystery to the street, no arch criminal behind it all. If you got a dead body and you think his brother did it, you're gonna find out you're right.'' - Kevin Spacey as Roger 'Verbal' Kint ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
8.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ ''The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That's pride fucking with you. Fuck pride! Pride only hurts, it never helps.'' - Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
9.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ ''The funny thing is, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.'' - Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
10.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ ''Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part.'' - Morgan Freeman as Detective Lt. William Somerset ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
11.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ ''You know, I'm talking about the gas chamber, and you haven't even asked me what this is about. You've got a big "Guilty" sign around your neck.'' - Guy Pearce as Det. Lt. Edmund Jennings "Ed" Exley ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
12.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ ''A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.'' - Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
13.
Chinatown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ ''Listen, pal. I make an honest living. People only come to me when they're in a desperate situation. I help 'em out. I don't kick families out of their houses like you bums down at the bank do.'' Jack Nicholson as Jake 'J.J' Gittes ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
14.
Road to Perdition (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (117 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ ''I shoot the dead. Dead bodies, that is. I don't kill them.'' - Jude Law as Harlen Maguire ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
15.
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing. (162 mins.)
“ ''You like to gamble? Why don't we go to Atlantic City? My town. I'll show you how to gamble.'' - Andy Garcia as Don Vincent 'Vinnie' Mancini-Corleone ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
16.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ ''I am double the worst trouble you ever thought of.'' - Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
17.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. (127 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ ''All my life I've tried to be the good guy, the guy in the white fucking hat. And for what? For nothing. I'm not becoming like them; I am them.'' - Johnny Depp as Donnie Brasco/Joseph D. 'Joe' Pistone ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
18.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ ''And when his eyes go dead, the hell I send him to will seem like heaven after what I've done to him.'' - Mickey Rourke as Marv ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
19.
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
“ '' I'm not sure what four nines does, but with the ace I think it's pretty high.'' - George Clooney as Daniel Ocean ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
20.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ ''No women, no kids. That's the rules.'' - Jean Reno as Léon ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
21.
Public Enemies (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. (140 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ ''You wanna know if we're armed? We're armed.'' - Johnny Depp as John Dillinger ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
22.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ ''Weed is for *beep* Put that away right now, have a little self-respect.'' - Edward Norton as Derek Vinyard ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
23.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ ''We think we got a rat in the house.'' - Harvey Keitel as Mr. White/Larry Dimmick ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
24.
Scarface (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ ''Say HELLO to my little friend!'' - Al Pacino as Tony Montana ” - Sadli Benjadid
 
25.
Eastern Promises (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. (100 mins.)
“ 'Forget any of this happened. Stay away from people like me.' - Viggo Mortensen as Nikolai Luzhin ” - Sadli Benjadid