gangsters and crime

not in any order apart from the first 12

just my favorite gangster / crime movies
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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.)
“ words can not say enough! ” - dangermous
 
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.)
“ 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) ” - dangermous
 
3.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
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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
“ 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.... ” - dangermous
 
4.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ joe pescis finest moment, his performance in this was unforgetable ” - dangermous
 
5.
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.)
“ 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! ” - dangermous
 
6.
Training Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
7.
Snatch (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ I thought brad pit would ruin this but hats off to the guy he pulled a blinder!! classic film ” - dangermous
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Carlito's Way (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ pacinos still got it ” - dangermous
 
10.
Payback (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
“ cool ” - dangermous
 
11.
A History of Violence (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
“ 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 ” - dangermous
 
12.
Bound (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (108 mins.)
“ cool script, nicely shot and gina is so hot why isn't she a huge star! ” - dangermous
 
13.
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.)
“ lots of style, the pace of this film was made and controlled by a true artist ” - dangermous
 
14.
The Corruptor (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ underated. amazing film ” - dangermous
 
15.
Killing Zoe (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he's up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl... (96 mins.)
Director: Roger Avary
“ love this trip tastic! ” - dangermous
 
16.
Casino (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ not up there with good fellas etc but some fine moments throughout the film. ” - dangermous
 
17.
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
 
18.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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.)
“ why do i have to be mr pink?!? ” - dangermous
 
19.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
“ jog on son! ” - dangermous
 
20.
Running Scared (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
Director: Wayne Kramer
 
21.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
“ 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. ” - dangermous
 
22.
Out of Sight (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped. (123 mins.)
“ really not bad considering the cheese these 2 normally come out with. the director really showed his skills with this one ” - dangermous
 
23.
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
“ love this, I dont care if kim basinger is now in her 50's i def would... ” - dangermous
 
24.
The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (97 mins.)
Director: John Herzfeld
 
25.
Cop Land (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Normally cant stand stallone but he really shone here, mainly by not saying or doing too much!! the supporting cast were pretty amazing. ” - dangermous
 
26.
Point Break (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers. (122 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ dude ” - dangermous
 
27.
Hitman (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Xavier Gens
“ omfg that rusian chick is...... a nice young lady.... ” - dangermous
 
28.
The Untouchables (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ ok costner is a geek but he does pull one out of the hat every now and again! Just watched mr brooks excellent ” - dangermous
 
29.
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 began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ classic ” - dangermous
 
30.
The Getaway (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money... (115 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ kim rules ” - dangermous
 
31.
The Krays (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
“ old school! ” - dangermous
 
32.
The Replacement Killers (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ cool non stop action, fast pased good looking film ” - dangermous
 
33.
Traffic (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (147 mins.)
 
34.
Jackie Brown (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
“ style ” - dangermous
 
35.
Billy Bathgate (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
36.
On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
37.
Get Carter (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
38.
Scandal (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government. (115 mins.)
“ well it had polititions in it so you could call it a gangster movie! ” - dangermous
 
39.
Shadowboxer (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When an assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by her lover and stepson, Mikey. (93 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
“ 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 ” - dangermous
 
40.
Get the Gringo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
“ quality film ” - dangermous
 
41.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ classic, quirky ” - dangermous
 
42.
The Drop (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (106 mins.)