Most Popular "Protection Racket" Titles
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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.
2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 200 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
4. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
5. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010 Video)
PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime
There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
6. Ip Man 2 (2010)
R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.
8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002 Video Game)
M | Action, Comedy, Crime
After being released from jail, Tommy Vercetti left Liberty City for Vice City--a city overrun by the mob. Now, Tommy is out to make the Vice City his home.
Writers: Dan Houser, James Worrall, Marco Fernandez, Gillian Telling, Navid Khonsari, Jeremy Pope, Lance Williams, Jennymarie Jemison, Lazlow Jones | Directors: Craig Conner, Marco Fernandez, Dan Houser, Navid Khonsari, Allan Walker | Stars: Ray Liotta, William Fichtner, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper
9. My Bodyguard (1980)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.
10. Year of the Dragon (1985)
R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.
11. Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001 Video Game)
M | Action, Comedy, Crime
A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.
Writers: Ian McQue, Dan Houser, James Worrall, Navid Khonsari, Craig Conner, Lazlow Jones, Paul Kurowski | Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Frank Vincent, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, Michael Rapaport
12. Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)
G | 101 min | Action, Comedy
After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.
13. City of Joy (1992)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama
Hazari Pal lives in a small village in Bihar, India, with his dad, mom, wife, Kamla, daughter, Amrita, and two sons, Shambhu and Manooj. As the Pal are unable to repay the loan they had ... See full summary »
14. The Magnificent Eleven (2013)
A modernization of the classic western in which the Cowboys are a struggling local amateur soccer team, the Indians run a nearby Tandoori restaurant and the bandits are a group of menacing ... See full summary »
15. The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992 Video)
R | 583 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.
16. The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)
Approved | 81 min | Western
After his brother the sheriff is murdered, Bat Masterson is elected to the job and is determined to find the killer and make Dodge City safe.
17. Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002 Video Game)
M | Action, Crime, Drama
You play a 1930s mobster as you act out your confession of your rise in the ranks of organized crime.
18. Shor in the City (2011)
Various residents and career-criminals face challenges in crime-laden Mumbai.
19. Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
R | 118 min | Documentary
A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.
20. The Valachi Papers (1972)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt ... See full summary »
21. Brother Orchid (1940)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.
22. The Great McGinty (1940)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy
Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty...
23. Blowing Wild (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In South America, when Jeff Dawson and Dutch Peterson's oil rigs are dynamited by local bandits, the two partners resort to risky transportation of nitroglycerin to raise money.
24. The Dancing Masters (1943)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance
Two bumbling dance teachers help an awkward inventor sell his new invention and facilitate his romance with a beautiful socialite.
25. Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
First feature film from director Fred Zinneman is a snappy little "B" feature that features Van Heflin as the head of a city crime lab who solves the murder of the town mayor by analyzing ... See full summary »
27. The Unknown Man (1951)
Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Prominent attorney Brad Mason takes on the defense of Rudi Walchek, a young hit-man hoodlum accused of murder. Convinced of the youthful thug's innocence, Mason get him acquitted. Later, he... See full summary »
28. Topeka (1953)
Passed | 69 min | Western
After a series of bank robberies, Jim Levering (Bill Elliott) as Wild Bill Elliott) and his gang decide to hide out for awhile in Deer Creek where bard-and-casino owner Mack Wilson (Harry ... See full summary »
29. The Gunman (1952)
52 min | Western
Dan Forester, a small town New Mexico newspaper editor, spots an outlaw wanted for murder. He sends word to Whip Wilson, a Texas lawman anxious to make an arrest. When Wilson arrives, he ... See full summary »
30. The Manhandlers (1974)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A gorgeous girl named Katie inherits her deceased uncle's business and decides that she too can be a businesswoman and hire two hot girlfriends. Katie doesn't like the brothel part so she ... See full summary »
31. Born Reckless (1937)
Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A champion auto racer takes a job with a taxicab company being harassed by a gangster who wants to take over all the cab companies in town.
32. King of Chinatown (1939)
Approved | 57 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Violene and death stalk the Chinese of a big American city, but one man, Dr. Chang Ling, and his daughter, Dr. Mary Ling, defy the racketeers who are responsible, and, against terrific odds, bring peace to their oppressed neighbors.
34. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Joe Jonathan tries to keep his business on the level after some shady dealings but will his cronies let him?
35. The Ruling Voice (1931)
TV-G | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
For the love and respect of his daughter, a crime boss reconsiders his involvement in the extortion racket he's built.
36. Trigger, Jr. (1950)
Approved | 68 min | Western
Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is ... See full summary »
38. I'll Wait for You (1941)
Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance
A remake of Robert Montgomery's 1934 hit Hide-Out, this superb film directed by Robert B. Sinclair (known for his classic Broadway productions of The Philadelphia Story, Dodsworth and Pride... See full summary »
40. G-Men Never Forget (1948)
Passed | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
G-Man and a female detective sergeant pursue racketeers, unaware that her police commissioner is actually a gang boss altered by plastic surgery.
42. The Lady and the Mob (1939)
Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Society-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of 'gang-busters' when she discovers a garment she sent to the dry-cleaners had been taxed twenty-five-cents to pay for gang 'protection.... See full summary »
43. The Last Desperate Hours (1974)
90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Paolo Mancuso is a gang boss whose rivals want dead. During a failed assassination attempt, he is bitten by an infected lab rat. In the short time he has left to live, he tracks down his enemies and kills them one by one.
44. Three Loan Wolves (1946)
17 min | Comedy, Short
Told in flash back, the stooges tell their son how he came to have three fathers. The stooges, owners of a pawn shop, owed money to the gashouse protection society, a bunch of loan sharks. ... See full summary »
46. Winning of the West (1953)
Approved | 57 min | Western
One of a bunch of gangsters trying to push the old protection racket on western ranchers turns out to be Gene's younger brother.
47. Bulldog Edition (1936)
Approved | 57 min | Crime, Drama
Two rival newspapers are engaged in a circulation battle, complicated by the fact that a vicious gangster inserts himself into the middle of it. Also complicating matters is that one ... See full summary »
50. Jack Pot (1940)
Approved | 20 min | Crime, Drama, Short
An entry in MGM's Crime Does Not Pay series, which deals with illegal gambling and illegal bookmaking.