The Top 100 Gangster Films of All Time

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The Godfather 1972, 175 min.

Francis Ford Coppola     Starring: Marlon BrandoAl PacinoJames Caan

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Rififi 1955, 122 min.

Jules Dassin     Starring: Jean ServaisCarl MohnerRobert Manuel

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Mean Streets 1973, 112 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroHarvey KeitelDavid Proval

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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White Heat 1949, 114 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyVirginia MayoEdmond O'Brien

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

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Casino 1995, 178 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroSharon StoneJoe Pesci

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Key Largo 1948, 100 min.

John Huston     Starring: Lauren BacallLionel BarrymoreClaire Trevor

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

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The Asphalt Jungle 1950, 112 min.

John Huston     Starring: Louis CalhernJames WhitmoreSam Jaffe

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

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The Killer 1989, 111 min.

John Woo     Starring: Chow Yun-FatDanny LeeSally Yeh

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Get Carter 1971, 112 min.

Mike Hodges     Starring: Michael CaineIan HendryBritt Ekland

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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Point Blank 1967, 92 min.

John Boorman     Starring: Lee MarvinAngie DickinsonKeenan Wynn

Crime Thriller    Crime    Gangster Film

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Scarface 1932, 93 min.

Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson     Starring: Paul MuniAnn DvorakGeorge Raft

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Long Good Friday 1980, 114 min.

John Mackenzie     Starring: Bob HoskinsDave KingEddie Constantine

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Donnie Brasco 1997, 127 min.

Mike Newell     Starring: Al PacinoJohnny DeppMichael Madsen

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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Road to Perdition 2002, 117 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Tom HanksPaul NewmanJude Law

Based-on-Comics    Crime    Crime Drama

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Carlito's Way 1993, 141 min.

Brian De Palma     Starring: Sean PennPenelope Ann MillerJohn Leguizamo

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Sexy Beast 2000, 89 min.

Jonathan Glazer     Starring: Ray WinstoneBen KingsleyIan McShane

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Bob le Flambeur 1956, 98 min.

Jean-Pierre Melville     Starring: Gerard BuhrRoger DuchesneIsabelle Corey

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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John Wick 2014, 96 min.

Chad Stahelski     Starring: Keanu ReevesMichael NyqvistAlfie Allen

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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The Roaring Twenties 1939, 104 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyJeffrey LynnPriscilla Lane

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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High Sierra 1941, 100 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: Joan LeslieIda LupinoHumphrey Bogart

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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A Better Tomorrow 1986, 95 min.

John Woo     Starring: Leslie CheungLung TiWaise Lee

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Layer Cake 2004, 105 min.

Matthew Vaughn     Starring: Daniel CraigGeorge HarrisJamie Foreman

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Tokyo Drifter 1966, 89 min.

Seijun Suzuki     Starring: Tetsuya WatariChieko MatsubaraHideaki Nitani

Action    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Fallen Angels 1995, 90 min.

Wong Kar-Wai     Starring: Karen MokTakeshi KaneshiroLeon Lai

Crime    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Branded To Kill 1967, 98 min.

Seijun Suzuki     Starring: Jo ShishidoMariko OgawaAnne Mari

Action    Crime    Crime Thriller

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State of Grace 1990, 134 min.

Phil Joanou     Starring: Sean PennGary OldmanRobin Wright

Crime Thriller    Crime    Gangster Film

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Bugsy 1991, 149 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Annette BeningElliott GouldHarvey Keitel

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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Sonatine 1993, 94 min.

Takeshi Kitano     Starring: Tetsu WatanabeSusumu TerajimaTakeshi Kitano

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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New Jack City 1991, 97 min.

Mario Van Peebles     Starring: Wesley SnipesMario Van PeeblesJudd Nelson

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Bugsy Malone 1976, 93 min.

Alan Parker     Starring: Scott BaioFlorrie DuggerJodie Foster

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Johnny Dangerously 1984, 90 min.

Amy Heckerling     Starring: Michael KeatonJoe PiscopoMarilu Henner

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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Public Enemies 2009, 140 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Johnny DeppChristian BaleChanning Tatum

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Rocknrolla 2008, 114 min.

Guy Ritchie     Starring: Gerard ButlerTom WilkinsonThandie Newton

Action Comedy    Action    Caper

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Payback 1999, 90 min.

Brian Helgeland     Starring: Mel GibsonGregg HenryMaria Bello

Action Thriller    Crime    Crime Thriller

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The Glass Key 1942, 85 min.

Stuart Heisler     Starring: Brian DonlevyAlan LaddRichard Denning

Crime    Detective Film    Film Noir

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Dick Tracy 1990, 105 min.

Warren Beatty     Starring: Warren BeattyMadonnaDustin Hoffman

Action    Action Comedy    Based-on-Comics

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Bullet in the Head 1990, 136 min.

John Woo     Starring: Tony Leung Chiu WaiJacky CheungSimon Yam

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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The Cotton Club 1984, 127 min.

Francis Ford Coppola     Starring: Gregory HinesBob HoskinsNicolas Cage

Crime    Drama    Gangster Film

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Grisbi 1954, 94 min.

Jacques Becker     Starring: Dora DollJean GabinRene Dary

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Underworld 1927, 80 min.

Josef von Sternberg     Starring: George BancroftEvelyn BrentClive Brook

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Running Scared 2006, 122 min.

Wayne Kramer     Starring: Paul WalkerCameron BrightAlex Neuberger

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Black Rain 1989, 125 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Michael DouglasAndy GarciaKen Takakura

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Youth of the Beast 1963, 92 min.

Seijun Suzuki     Starring: Jo ShishidoIchiro KijimaMisako Watanabe

Action    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Pale Flower 1964, 96 min.

Masahiro Shinoda     Starring: Ryô IkebeMariko KagaTakashi Fujiki

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Dillinger 1973, 107 min.

John Milius     Starring: Warren OatesBen JohnsonHarry Dean Stanton

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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Gloria 1980, 123 min.

John Cassavetes     Starring: Gena RowlandsJohn AdamesBuck Henry

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Oscar 1991, 109 min.

John Landis     Starring: Sylvester StalloneOrnella MutiTim Curry

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Analyze This 1999, 103 min.

Harold Ramis     Starring: Billy CrystalLisa KudrowRobert De Niro

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Smokin' Aces 2007, 108 min.

Joe Carnahan     Starring: Jeremy PivenRay LiottaRyan Reynolds

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Out for Justice 1991, 91 min.

John Flynn     Starring: Steven SeagalWilliam ForsytheGina Gershon

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Harlem Nights 1989, 116 min.

Eddie Murphy     Starring: Eddie MurphyRichard PryorStan Shaw

Comedy Drama    Crime Comedy    Gangster Film

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Dead End 1937, 93 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Sylvia SidneyJoel McCreaHumphrey Bogart

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Black Caesar 1973, 87 min.

Larry Cohen     Starring: Fred WilliamsonGloria HendryArt Lund

Blaxploitation    Crime Drama    Crime

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The Yakuza 1974, 112 min.

Sydney Pollack     Starring: Robert MitchumKen TakakuraBrian Keith

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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The General 1998, 124 min.

John Boorman     Starring: Brendan GleesonAdrian DunbarJon Voight

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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