gangsters and crimeby dangermous | created - 20 Feb 2011 | updated - 25 Dec 2014 | Public
not in any order apart from the first 12
just my favorite gangster / crime movies
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1. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,308,971 | Gross: $134.97M
words can not say enough!
2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 903,564 | Gross: $57.30M
2 of the best gangster filmes made. I saw on a documentary that even the mobsters altered their behavior after these films came out to mimic what they saw on the screen!! (observed by fbi watching them)
3. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 833,315 | Gross: $19.50M
When this came out i loved it more than any other film, unfortunately I've now watched it so many times i can't watch it anymore! I'll put a date in my diary to watch it again in 5 years time....
4. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 824,807 | Gross: $46.84M
joe pescis finest moment, his performance in this was unforgetable
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,496,553 | Gross: $107.93M
shame tarantino never achieved anything like this quality again, you could even say all his films were only watched to see if they are as good as this!
6. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Votes: 335,441 | Gross: $76.63M
7. Snatch (2000)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Votes: 669,975 | Gross: $30.33M
I thought brad pit would ruin this but hats off to the guy he pulled a blinder!! classic film
8. Sin City (2005)
R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 695,888 | Gross: $74.10M
9. Carlito's Way (1993)
R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.
Votes: 176,206 | Gross: $36.95M
pacinos still got it
10. Payback (I) (1999)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a successful heist, Porter is shot by his wife and his best friend. They leave him there to die but when he recovers, he seeks revenge and wants his share of the money.
Votes: 119,618 | Gross: $81.53M
11. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
Votes: 201,745 | Gross: $31.49M
I'm putting mortenson up in my top 5 fave actors, the guy really can bring different characters and a hole range of emotions to his roles
12. Bound (1996)
R | 108 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Votes: 44,394 | Gross: $3.80M
cool script, nicely shot and gina is so hot why isn't she a huge star!
13. Eastern Promises (2007)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 204,595 | Gross: $17.11M
lots of style, the pace of this film was made and controlled by a true artist
14. The Corruptor (1999)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
With the aid from a New York City policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.
Votes: 16,127 | Gross: $15.16M
underated. amazing film
15. Killing Zoe (1993)
R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller
Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all ... See full summary »
Votes: 18,171 | Gross: $0.42M
love this trip tastic!
16. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 377,793 | Gross: $42.44M
not up there with good fellas etc but some fine moments throughout the film.
17. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 987,393 | Gross: $132.38M
18. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 755,643 | Gross: $2.83M
why do i have to be mr pink?!?
19. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 460,530 | Gross: $3.90M
jog on son!
20. Running Scared (2006)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.
Votes: 91,720 | Gross: $6.86M
21. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Votes: 699,479 | Gross: $74.28M
I admire a director who can control the pace of his film. Well crafted film. interesting characters rather than different scenes strung together like so many films end being.
22. Out of Sight (1998)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.
Votes: 76,190 | Gross: $37.56M
really not bad considering the cheese these 2 normally come out with. the director really showed his skills with this one
23. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 458,563 | Gross: $64.62M
love this, I dont care if kim basinger is now in her 50's i def would...
24. Bobby Z (2007)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord.
25. Cop Land (1997)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.
Votes: 75,271 | Gross: $44.89M
Normally cant stand stallone but he really shone here, mainly by not saying or doing too much!! the supporting cast were pretty amazing.
26. Point Break (1991)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.
Votes: 127,082 | Gross: $43.22M
27. Hitman (I) (2007)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.
Votes: 148,470 | Gross: $39.69M
omfg that rusian chick is...... a nice young lady....
28. The Untouchables (1987)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Votes: 238,930 | Gross: $76.27M
ok costner is a geek but he does pull one out of the hat every now and again! Just watched mr brooks excellent
29. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 835,343 | Gross: $23.34M
30. The Getaway (1994)
R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.
Votes: 15,121 | Gross: $16.10M
31. The Krays (1990)
R | 115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.
Votes: 6,552 | Gross: $2.06M
32. The Replacement Killers (1998)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.
Votes: 24,571 | Gross: $18.97M
cool non stop action, fast pased good looking film
33. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 179,657 | Gross: $124.12M
34. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.
Votes: 263,510 | Gross: $39.67M
35. Billy Bathgate (1991)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.
Votes: 10,224 | Gross: $15.97M
38. Scandal (1989)
R | 106 min | Drama, History
Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.
Votes: 4,068 | Gross: $8.80M
well it had polititions in it so you could call it a gangster movie!
39. Shadowboxer (2005)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When an assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by her lover and stepson, Mikey.
Votes: 6,208 | Gross: $0.37M
inappropriate scenes! dark atmosphere, compelling from start to finish. cuba gooding junior acting beyond the normal stereotypes his usual characters conform to. Helen miren stole every scene with a look in her eyes or the way she moved. beautifully filmed well crafted film
40. Get the Gringo (2012)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.
41. True Romance (1993)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Votes: 177,921 | Gross: $12.28M
42. The Drop (2014)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Votes: 123,104 | Gross: $10.72M