My Favourite Organized Crime Movies

A compilation of my favourite gangster flicks (in no particular order)
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1.
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
 
2.
Casino (1995)
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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
 
3.
Thief (1981)
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Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
4.
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
 
5.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An up-and-coming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat. (114 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
Mr In-Between (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A terrifying love triangle. An original twist on a story of divided loyalties, the perils of love and ultimate death... (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Sarossy
 
9.
Point Blank (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him. (92 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
10.
Prime Cut (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
11.
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly. (115 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
12.
King of New York (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
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After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Sexy Beast (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them. (89 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
17.
Villain (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray... (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Tuchner
 
18.
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
 
19.
At Close Range (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his romanticized life of crime. (111 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ Some people might see this one as a stretch, but Walken and his ilk qualify as a criminal organization, I would say ” - MonsterOfTheMiramichi
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
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 City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
 
23.
Layer Cake (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
The Business (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Frankie decides he's had enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and... (97 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
 
27.
The Town (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down. (125 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
28.
The Squeeze (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A dangerous, violent gang kidnaps a woman and her daughter to extort some money from her rich husband. He and her down-on-his-luck ex-cop ex-husband decide to deal with the kidnappers themselves. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
29.
Performance (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star. (105 mins.)
 
30.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
31.
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
32.
Down Terrace (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business. (93 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
33.
State of Grace (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother. (134 mins.)
 
34.
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.)