Best Italian-American Crime Dramas

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1. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 219,687

2. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,289,076 | Gross: $134.97M

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 889,336 | Gross: $57.30M

4. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 236,690 | Gross: $76.27M

5. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 74,549

6. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 813,529 | Gross: $46.84M

7. Wiseguy (1987–1990)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl, Dwight Koss

Votes: 1,600

8. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 372,835 | Gross: $42.44M

9. Kill the Irishman (2011)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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50 Metascore

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer

Votes: 38,015 | Gross: $1.19M

10. Mob City (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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1947, Los Angeles. Cop Joe Teague walks the line between the LAPD, led by William Parker, and the mob, led by Bugsy Siegel.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, Neal McDonough, Alexa Davalos

Votes: 6,438

11. Stand Up Guys (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 48,157 | Gross: $3.30M

12. King of New York (1990)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo

Votes: 25,779 | Gross: $2.55M

13. China Girl (1987)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: James Russo, Richard Panebianco, Sari Chang, David Caruso

Votes: 1,229 | Gross: $1.26M

14. Chicago Overcoat (2009)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.

Director: Brian Caunter | Stars: Frank Vincent, Kathrine Narducci, Mike Starr, Stacy Keach

Votes: 764

15. Gotti (1996 TV Movie)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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John Gotti rises to head the powerful Gambino crime family before being convicted in 1992 of racketeering and murder.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Armand Assante, Anthony Quinn, William Forsythe, Richard C. Sarafian

Votes: 5,149

16. Knockaround Guys (2001)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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30 Metascore

The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate.

Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien | Stars: Jennifer Baxter, Dennis Hopper, Vin Diesel, Barry Pepper

Votes: 20,618 | Gross: $11.63M

17. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 241,626 | Gross: $41.91M

18. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 201,449 | Gross: $111.55M

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19. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

Votes: 107,417 | Gross: $17.27M

20. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detectives from NYPD's 15th squad investigate homicides within their precinct. An Emmy award winning series.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

Votes: 9,696

21. Vegas (2012–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley

Votes: 6,740

22. Real Gangsters (2013)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo (Nick Mancuso) and Jack Lo Giacamo (... See full summary »

Director: Frank D'Angelo | Stars: Paul Amato, Steven Bauer, Jason Blicker, Frank A. Caruso

Votes: 6,867

23. 1,000 Times More Brutal (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Crime

4.5
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Four friends pay the ultimate price,when they seek revenge against a low-level Gangster.

Director: Kamal Ahmed | Stars: David Dastmalchian, Angelo Bonsignore, Jeremy Luke, Arthur J. Nascarella

Votes: 372

24. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 75,445 | Gross: $3.31M

25. Raw Deal (1986)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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A former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by them.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar

Votes: 25,138 | Gross: $16.21M

26. Luck of the Draw (2000)

R | 101 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

5.1
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Jack Sweeny is a young man just trying to get a job. Turned down at another bank due to his criminal record he meets a girl, Rebecca, but also witnesses a 3 way shootout between 2 groups of... See full summary »

Director: Luca Bercovici | Stars: James Marshall, Dennis Hopper, Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts

Votes: 541

27. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 176,372 | Gross: $12.28M

28. Out for Justice (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa

Votes: 18,345 | Gross: $39.67M

29. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 27,006

30. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 59,152

31. The Crew (2000)

PG-13 | 88 min | Crime, Comedy

5.6
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37 Metascore

Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 4,141 | Gross: $13.02M

32. Killing Them Softly (2012)

R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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64 Metascore

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 118,684 | Gross: $15.03M

33. Hand Gun (1994)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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It's _The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)_ meets Simple Men (1992). George is a small-time crook. His brother Michael makes a living scamming the elderly by selling them nonexistent ... See full summary »

Director: Whitney Ransick | Stars: Treat Williams, Seymour Cassel, Paul Schulze, Anna Levine

Votes: 252

34. This Thing of Ours (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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36 Metascore

Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.

Director: Danny Provenzano | Stars: Frank Vincent, Vincent Pastore, Louis Vanaria, Christian Maelen

Votes: 547

35. West New York (1996)

86 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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An ex-cop supervises the destruction of corporate bonds redeemed by a New Jersey bank. He plans to steal small amounts of the paper from each shipment without raising suspicion and have a ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Gallo | Stars: Frank Vincent, Gian DiDonna, Gloria Darpino, Brian McCormack

Votes: 67

36. The Brooklyn Boys (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Director: John Bianco | Stars: John Bianco, Brian S. Carpenter, Rick Casale, Johnny Desalvo

Votes: 29

37. Brooklyn Sonnet (2000)

R | 95 min | Drama, Action

5.9
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A young man must decide between a life on the streets and a career in the theater.

Director: Elyse Lewin | Stars: Jim Stanek, Kerry Butler, Philip Bosco, Joseph Lyle Taylor

Votes: 63

38. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 208,228

39. The Black Donnellys (2007– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.

Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush

Votes: 13,075

40. Turn of Faith (2002)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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The story of three friends who grew up in the same tough neighborhood and chose three very different paths. Joey became a cop, Frank became a priest, and Bobby went into the family business... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara, Costas Mandylor, Alan Gelfant

Votes: 76

41. Hitters (2002)

88 min | Thriller

4.7
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A respected civic leader is caught between two rival underworld crime families on the verge of war.

Director: Eric Weston | Stars: Robert Davi, Costas Mandylor, Joey DePinto, Richard C. Sarafian

Votes: 139

42. One Eyed King (2001)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them.

Director: Bobby Moresco | Stars: William Baldwin, Dash Mihok, Justin Bradley, Johnny Griffin

Votes: 361

43. The Don Is Dead (1973)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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After his mistress is savagely beaten up a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri

Votes: 798

44. Detour (1998 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.7
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When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the ... See full summary »

Director: Joey Travolta | Stars: Jeff Fahey, James Russo, Michael Madsen, Gary Busey

Votes: 275

45. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

Votes: 74,622 | Gross: $44.89M

46. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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79 Metascore

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 745,624 | Gross: $2.83M

47. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 59,093 | Gross: $38.41M

48. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

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.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,476,733 | Gross: $107.93M

49. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 4,300 | Gross: $0.05M

50. No Way Home (1996)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.

Director: Buddy Giovinazzo | Stars: Tim Roth, Deborah Kara Unger, James Russo, Joseph Ragno

Votes: 1,226

51. The Shipment (2001)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

3.9
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A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.

Director: Alex Wright | Stars: Matthew Modine, Elizabeth Berkley, Nicholas Turturro, Robert Loggia

Votes: 362

52. Federal Hill (1994)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young men face their choices as they become adults. Bobby, who's sort of dim, owes $30,000 to a counterfeiter who's demanding ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Nicholas Turturro, Anthony DeSando, Libby Langdon, Michael Raynor

Votes: 389 | Gross: $0.52M

53. Men of Respect (1990)

R | 113 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

5.3
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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ... See full summary »

Director: William Reilly | Stars: John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Dennis Farina, Peter Boyle

Votes: 666 | Gross: $0.14M

54. Witness to the Mob (1998 TV Movie)

124 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Nicholas Turturro, Tom Sizemore, Debi Mazar, Abe Vigoda

Votes: 1,233

55. Sinatra Club (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Biography, Crime

4.6
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It's 1972 and the Mafia crime families are at war, but that isn't enough to stop a young, unknown John Gotti, who has big ideas and even bigger ambitions. In order to put an end to a two ... See full summary »

Director: James Quattrochi | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Danny Nucci, Mark Belasco, Michael Nouri

Votes: 329

56. Street Boss (2009)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

3.4
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Based on the true story of how the FBI brought down one of Detroit's most notorious mobsters.

Director: Lance Kawas | Stars: Robert Gallo, Nicholas Turturro, Edward Carnevale, Mark Bierlein

Votes: 232

57. Rapid Fire (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 6,885 | Gross: $14.36M

58. Zero Tolerance (1994)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Jeff is an FBI agent sent to pick up Ray Manta, a member of the White Hand drug cartel, from a Mexican jail. Manta escapes, and gets revenge by killing Jeff's family. Kowalski, another ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Merhi | Stars: Robert Patrick, Titus Welliver, Mick Fleetwood, Miles O'Keeffe

Votes: 429

59. The Punisher (2004)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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33 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis, Laura Harring

Votes: 134,370 | Gross: $33.68M

60. Punisher: War Zone (2008)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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30 Metascore

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy ... See full summary »

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 53,344 | Gross: $7.95M

61. Mean Streets (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson

Votes: 76,154 | Gross: $0.03M

62. Violent City (1975)

89 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of... See full summary »

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli, Ray Lovelock

Votes: 417

63. Blood in the Streets (1973)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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An Italian official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released--but then ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Oliver Reed, Fabio Testi, Paola Pitagora, Agostina Belli

Votes: 1,179

64. I ragazzi della Roma violenta (1976)

86 min | Crime

5.4
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Director: Renato Savino | Stars: Gino Milli, Cristina Businari, Emilio Locurcio, Sarah Crespi

Votes: 70

65. Italia a mano armata (1976)

101 min | Thriller, Action, Crime

6.6
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Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Raymond Pellegrin, John Saxon, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 327

66. Roma a mano armata (1976)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy, Giampiero Albertini, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 807

67. Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (1977)

100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Tomas Milian, Renzo Palmer

Votes: 623

68. La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (1973)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo, Fernando Rey

Votes: 518

69. La via della droga (1977)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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An Italian policeman goes undercover to break up an international heroin smuggling ring and butts heads with a hot-tempered Interpol agent assigned by his agency to do the same task.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Fabio Testi, David Hemmings, Sherry Buchanan, Wolfango Soldati

Votes: 430

70. Il grande racket (1976)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia, Renzo Palmer, Orso Maria Guerrini

Votes: 838

71. Street Law (1974)

105 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, Giancarlo Prete, Barbara Bach, Renzo Palmer

Votes: 880

72. The Mad Dog Killer (1977)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Thriller

6.1
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Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco | Stars: Helmut Berger, Marisa Mell, Richard Harrison, Marina Giordana

Votes: 695

73. Un poliziotto scomodo (1978)

101 min | Action, Crime

6.2
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In Rome, a vagrant finds the body of a teen girl, her throat professional slashed. Police inspector Olmi uses his brutal and violent methods to follow a trail that leads him toward high ... See full summary »

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Olga Karlatos, Massimo Serato, Mario Feliciani

Votes: 193

74. Emergency Squad (1974)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A cop is consumed with the desire to get revenge on the crook who shot his wife to death during a robbery. The crook in question is Marseilles who is trying to assemble funds for his own retirement.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Gastone Moschin, Ray Lovelock, Mario Carotenuto

Votes: 305

75. Almost Human (1974)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

Votes: 1,577

76. Il conto è chiuso (1976)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Young southerner Marco Russo moves to the mafia-controlled north of Italy and finds work with the powerful Manzetti family. He then proceeds to stir the pot between the Manzettis and their top rivals the Belmondos.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Luc Merenda, Carlos Monzón, Mariangela Giordano, Gianni Dei

Votes: 128

77. La città gioca d'azzardo (1975)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Luca Altieri is a gambler. He likes cards and he is a master in playing poker. He is a cardsharper too. He begins working for "The President", who has many gambling houses and everything ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Luc Merenda, Dayle Haddon, Corrado Pani, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 233

78. Quelli della calibro 38 (1976)

110 min | Drama, Action, Crime

6.7
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In this Poliziotteschi, a commissioner (Marcel Bozzuffi) forms a secret motorized brigade in order to fight a dangerous terrorist (Ivan Rassimov) depositing bombs in the city of Turin.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Marcel Bozzuffi, Carole André, Ivan Rassimov, Riccardo Salvino

Votes: 269

79. Double Game (1977)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Drugs, murders, robberies. In Turin, violence is an everyday fact of life, but a mysterious vigilante starts cleaning up the streets. In fact, the killer is a cop, Moretti, who went ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Ausino | Stars: George Hilton, Emanuele Cannarsa, Giuseppe Alotta, Annarita Grapputo

Votes: 122

80. Rabid Dogs (1974)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.

Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava | Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy

Votes: 3,305

81. Tony, l'altra faccia della Torino violenta (1980)

88 min

4.9
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Director: Carlo Ausino | Stars: Emanuele Cannarsa, Giuseppe Alotta, Paul Teitcheid, Nicole Flori

Votes: 52

82. Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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When Milano police lieutenant Giorga's chief is murdered by an organized crime ring, he vows to avenge his boss's death. Going undercover to continue the chief's investigation, he plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli, Carlo Alighiero

Votes: 519

83. Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, Marilù Tolo, Claudio Gora

Votes: 853

84. Perché si uccide un magistrato (1975)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Franco Nero, Françoise Fabian, Pierluigi Aprà, Giancarlo Badessi

Votes: 344

85. The Brotherhood (1968)

PG-13 | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Irene Papas, Luther Adler

Votes: 631

86. Il prefetto di ferro (1977)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it.

Director: Pasquale Squitieri | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Claudia Cardinale, Stefano Satta Flores, Massimo Mollica

Votes: 253

87. Il giorno della civetta (1968)

M | 112 min | Thriller, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Following a murder in a small Sicilian town, the new chief of the Carabinieri must fight corrupt officials, the frightened silence of witnesses and the local Mafia boss in order to solve the case.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb, Tano Cimarosa

Votes: 815

88. La maffia (1972)

120 min | Crime

7.5
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A thinly disguised account of the story of the Galiffi mafia family of Rosario, Argentina, their decadent loves and brutal crimes.

Director: Leopoldo Torre Nilsson | Stars: Alfredo Alcón, Thelma Biral, José Slavin, China Zorrilla

Votes: 63

89. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Thriller

6.6
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Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy whom are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops whom thrive on living dangerously.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citti

Votes: 844

90. Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes, engaging in robbery, gunplay, and murder. As the entire police force ... See full summary »

Director: Romolo Guerrieri | Stars: Eleonora Giorgi, Tomas Milian, Stefano Patrizi, Benjamin Lev

Votes: 271

91. Un detective (1969)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A crooked detective begins investigating a situation on behalf of a friend and gets involved in murder, deception and double-cross.

Director: Romolo Guerrieri | Stars: Franco Nero, Florinda Bolkan, Adolfo Celi, Delia Boccardo

Votes: 141

92. The Italian Connection (1972)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 1,479

93. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff

Votes: 2,422

94. The Boss (1973)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli

Votes: 1,215

95. Lowball (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, Action, Crime

5.7
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Two undercover cops blow their cover while investigating a heroin ring.

Director: Demian Lichtenstein | Stars: Peter Greene, Erik Schrody, Luis Moro, Jack Mulcahy

Votes: 98

96. Laws of Gravity (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The lives of two incompetent young men from Brooklyn spin out of control after a friend returns from Florida with guns to sell.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Peter Greene, Adam Trese, Edie Falco, Arabella Field

Votes: 772 | Gross: $0.12M

97. Gomorrah (2008)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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87 Metascore

An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Simone Sacchettino

Votes: 41,052 | Gross: $1.58M

98. Brooklyn Rules (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Paulo Araujo, Daniel Tay, Ty Thomas Reed, Brian O'Neill

Votes: 5,200 | Gross: $0.40M

99. Between Love and Honor (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Steve Collura is an undercover cop out to infiltrate Carlo Gambino's mob. He soon falls in love with Gambino's daughter Maria and must make a choice between his duties as a police officer, ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Grant Show, Géza Kovács, Maria Pitillo, Nigel Bennett

Votes: 87

100. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli

Votes: 2,192