Best Italian-American Crime Dramasby muybueno16 | created - 02 Jan 2014 | updated - 28 Jan 2015 | Public
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1. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama
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.
3. 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: 889,336 | Gross: $57.30M
4. 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: 236,690 | Gross: $76.27M
6. 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: 813,529 | Gross: $46.84M
7. Wiseguy (1987–1990)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
8. 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: 372,835 | Gross: $42.44M
9. Kill the Irishman (2011)
R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.
Votes: 38,015 | Gross: $1.19M
11. Stand Up Guys (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 48,157 | Gross: $3.30M
12. King of New York (1990)
R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 25,779 | Gross: $2.55M
13. China Girl (1987)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,229 | Gross: $1.26M
14. Chicago Overcoat (2009)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
16. Knockaround Guys (2001)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate.
Votes: 20,618 | Gross: $11.63M
17. Donnie Brasco (1997)
R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.
Votes: 241,626 | Gross: $41.91M
18. Enemy of the State (1998)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
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.
Votes: 201,449 | Gross: $111.55M
21. Vegas (2012–2013)
44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
22. Real Gangsters (2013)
Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
24. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Votes: 75,445 | Gross: $3.31M
25. Raw Deal (1986)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 25,138 | Gross: $16.21M
26. Luck of the Draw (2000)
R | 101 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
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 »
27. 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: 176,372 | Gross: $12.28M
28. Out for Justice (1991)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 18,345 | Gross: $39.67M
30. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.
32. Killing Them Softly (2012)
R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 118,684 | Gross: $15.03M
33. Hand Gun (1994)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
35. West New York (1996)
86 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
40. Turn of Faith (2002)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
42. One Eyed King (2001)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them.
43. The Don Is Dead (1973)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
44. Detour (1998 Video)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
45. 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: 74,622 | Gross: $44.89M
46. 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: 745,624 | Gross: $2.83M
48. 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: 1,476,733 | Gross: $107.93M
49. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.
Votes: 4,300 | Gross: $0.05M
52. Federal Hill (1994)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 389 | Gross: $0.52M
53. Men of Respect (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
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 »
Votes: 666 | Gross: $0.14M
54. Witness to the Mob (1998 TV Movie)
124 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
55. Sinatra Club (2010)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Biography, Crime
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 »
57. Rapid Fire (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 6,885 | Gross: $14.36M
58. Zero Tolerance (1994)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
59. The Punisher (2004)
R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 134,370 | Gross: $33.68M
60. Punisher: War Zone (2008)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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 »
Votes: 53,344 | Gross: $7.95M
62. Violent City (1975)
89 min | Action, Crime
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 »
63. Blood in the Streets (1973)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
67. Il cinico, l'infame, il violento (1977)
100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
68. La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (1973)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
69. La via della droga (1977)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
70. Il grande racket (1976)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
71. Street Law (1974)
105 min | Action, Thriller
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.
72. The Mad Dog Killer (1977)
Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Thriller
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 »
73. Un poliziotto scomodo (1978)
101 min | Action, Crime
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 »
74. Emergency Squad (1974)
95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
76. Il conto è chiuso (1976)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
77. La città gioca d'azzardo (1975)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
78. Quelli della calibro 38 (1976)
110 min | Drama, Action, Crime
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.
79. Double Game (1977)
85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
80. Rabid Dogs (1974)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
82. Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (1973)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
83. Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
84. Perché si uccide un magistrato (1975)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
85. The Brotherhood (1968)
PG-13 | 96 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
86. Il prefetto di ferro (1977)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
87. Il giorno della civetta (1968)
M | 112 min | Thriller, Crime, Mystery
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.
89. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
Not Rated | 94 min | Thriller
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.
90. Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
92. The Italian Connection (1972)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
93. Caliber 9 (1972)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
94. The Boss (1973)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
99. Between Love and Honor (1995 TV Movie)
87 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
100. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History
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.