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1.
Scarface (1932)
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An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall. (93 mins.)
 
2.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
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In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
“ Le salaire de la peur ” - cinematicus
 
3.
Le Trou (1960)
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In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty. (132 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
“ "Le Trou" ” - cinematicus
 
4.
Borsalino (1970)
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During the 1930s, in Marseilles, France, two small time crooks work for local crime bosses until they decide to go into business for themselves. (125 mins.)
Director: Jacques Deray
 
5.
Get Carter (1971)
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When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
6.
Lucky Luciano (1973)
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Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss... (105 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
7.
Borsalino and Co. (1974)
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Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man." (110 mins.)
Director: Jacques Deray
 
8.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
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Harold, a prosperous English gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places... (114 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
9.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
10.
Colors (1988)
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An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. (120 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
11.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
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Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
12.
Goodfellas (1990)
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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
13.
New Jack City (1991)
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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. (97 mins.)
 
14.
Deep Cover (1992)
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A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling... (107 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
15.
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
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While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
16.
Romper Stomper (1992)
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A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing. (94 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
 
17.
Menace II Society (1993)
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A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life. (97 mins.)
 
18.
A Bronx Tale (1993)
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A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert De Niro
 
19.
Clockers (1995)
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Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them. (128 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
20.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
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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
 
21.
City of Industry (1997)
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A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole. (97 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
22.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
23.
The Limey (1999)
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An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death. (89 mins.)
 
24.
Payback (1999)
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Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge. (100 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
25.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
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New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. (55 mins.)
 
26.
Time and Tide (2000)
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Tyler is a restless, streetwise 21-year-old Hong Kong native who's had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life... (113 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
27.
Brother (2000)
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A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence. (114 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
28.
Snatch (2000)
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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
29.
Blow (2001)
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The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s. (124 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
30.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
 
31.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
32.
Paid in Full (2002)
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A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience. (97 mins.)
 
33.
Stander (2003)
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The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber. (111 mins.)
Director: Bronwen Hughes
 
34.
Domino (2005)
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A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. (127 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
35.
Slow Burn (2005)
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A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger. (93 mins.)
Director: Wayne Beach
 
36.
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
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The life of career criminal Carlton Leach. (119 mins.)
Director: Julian Gilbey
 
37.
Elite Squad (2007)
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1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
38.
American Gangster (2007)
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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. (157 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
39.
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
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The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1. (113 mins.)
 
40.
Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
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The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine. (133 mins.)
 
41.
Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008 Documentary)
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
42.
Il Divo (2008)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
 
43.
The Crew (2008)
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As a major heist approaches and with betrayal all around him, a respected crime boss has to summon all his street nous and killer instinct as he fights for survival. (123 mins.)
Director: Adrian Vitoria
 
44.
Gomorrah (2008)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
45.
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
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Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship. (100 mins.)
Director: Brian Goodman
 
46.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
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Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants. (122 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
47.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
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A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money. (93 mins.)
Director: J Blakeson
“ candidate for removal from this list, but it's a taut drama. ” - cinematicus
 
48.
A Prophet (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
49.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
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An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
 
50.
Carlos (2010 Mini-Series)
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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. (334 mins.)
 
51.
Fire of Conscience (2010)
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Centers on Captain Manfred who is caught in the line of fire between high levels of corruption and malice... (106 mins.)
Director: Dante Lam
 
52.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
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After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
53.
Gangster Exchange (2010)
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Karate meets Kalashnikovs as the uncontrollable force and the immovable object are thrown together in this bloody hilarious action comedy... (95 mins.)
Director: Dean Bajramovic
 
54.
Bonded by Blood (2010)
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In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted... (96 mins.)
Director: Sacha Bennett
 
55.
Ca$h (2010)
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A man meets up with two "good guys" to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive. (108 mins.)
 
56.
Kill the Irishman (2011)
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The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's. (106 mins.)
 
57.
Killer Elite (2011)
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When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons. (116 mins.)
Director: Gary McKendry
 
58.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
 
59.
Bad Country (2014)
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When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse... (95 mins.)
Director: Chris Brinker
 
60.
Rob the Mob (2014)
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A Queens couple who specialize in robbing mafia social clubs stumble upon a score bigger than they could ever imagine, becoming targets of both the mob and the FBI in the process. (104 mins.)
 
61.
The Making of the Mob: New York (2015 Mini-Series)
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Making of the Mob, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing... (343 mins.)
Director: John Ealer