The Top 100 Gangster Films of All Time

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1

The Godfather

1972    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Pulp Fiction

1994    Quentin Tarantino    Rated R

Anthology Film    Crime    Crime Comedy

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3

The Godfather Part II

1974    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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4

GoodFellas

1990    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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5

Reservoir Dogs

1992    Quentin Tarantino    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Ensemble Film

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6

Le samouraï

1967    Jean-Pierre Melville    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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7

The Sting

1973    George Roy Hill    Rated PG

Buddy Film    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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8

The Killing

1956    Stanley Kubrick    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Femme Fatale

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9

The Departed

2006    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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10

Scarface

1983    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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11

Miller's Crossing

1990    Ethan & Joel Coen    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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12

The Untouchables

1987    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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13

Mean Streets

1973    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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14

Rififi

1955    Jules Dassin    Not Rated

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

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15

White Heat

1949    Raoul Walsh    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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16

Casino

1995    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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17

Key Largo

1948    John Huston    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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18

The Asphalt Jungle

1950    John Huston    Not Rated

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

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19

Once Upon a Time in America

1984    Sergio Leone    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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20

The Killer

1989    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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21

Angels with Dirty Faces

1938    Michael Curtiz    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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22

Get Carter

1971    Mike Hodges    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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23

Scarface

1932    Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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24

Infernal Affairs

2002    Wai-keung Lau    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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25

Point Blank

1967    John Boorman    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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26

Donnie Brasco

1997    Mike Newell    Rated R

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

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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27

The Long Good Friday

1980    John Mackenzie    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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28

A Bronx Tale

1993    Robert De Niro    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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29

Road to Perdition

2002    Sam Mendes    Rated R

Based-on-Comics    Crime    Crime Drama

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30

Carlito's Way

1993    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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31

Desperado

1995    Robert Rodriguez    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Gangster Film

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32

Bob le Flambeur

1956    Jean-Pierre Melville    Rated PG

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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33

Bullets Over Broadway

1994    Woody Allen    Rated R

Comedy    Gangster Film    Satire

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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34

Guys and Dolls

1955    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Crime

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35

Sexy Beast

2000    Jonathan Glazer    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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36

The Roaring Twenties

1939    Raoul Walsh    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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37

Little Caesar

1931    Mervyn LeRoy    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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38

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

1999    Jim Jarmusch    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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39

Layer Cake

2004    Matthew Vaughn    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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40

El Mariachi

1993    Robert Rodriguez    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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41

High Sierra

1941    Raoul Walsh    Not Rated

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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42

Animal Kingdom

2010    David Michôd    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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43

A Better Tomorrow

1986    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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44

American Gangster

2007    Ridley Scott    Rated R

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

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45

The Godfather Part III

1990    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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46

Menace II Society

1993    Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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47

King of New York

1990    Abel Ferrara    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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49

State of Grace

1990    Phil Joanou    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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50

The Raid 2: Berandal

2014    Gareth Evans    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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51

Bugsy

1991    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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52

Tokyo Drifter

1966    Seijun Suzuki    Not Rated

Action    Crime    Crime Thriller

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53

Fallen Angels

1995    Wong Kar-Wai    Rated R

Crime    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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54

Prizzi's Honor

1985    John Huston    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Crime

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55

Pépé le Moko

1937    Julien Duvivier    Not Rated

Crime    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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56

Branded To Kill

1967    Seijun Suzuki    Not Rated

Action    Crime    Crime Thriller

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57

Sonatine

1993    Takeshi Kitano    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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58

Bugsy Malone

1976    Alan Parker    Rated G

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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59

Last Man Standing

1996    Walter Hill    Rated R

Action    Crime    Gangster Film

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60

Johnny Dangerously

1984    Amy Heckerling    Rated PG13

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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61

New Jack City

1991    Mario Van Peebles    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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62

Public Enemies

2009    Michael Mann    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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63

The Freshman

1990    Andrew Bergman    Rated PG

Comedy    Gangster Film    Romantic Comedy

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64

Payback

1999    Brian Helgeland    Rated R

Action Thriller    Crime    Crime Thriller

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65

Rocknrolla

2008    Guy Ritchie    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Caper

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66

Dick Tracy

1990    Warren Beatty    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Based-on-Comics

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67

The Glass Key

1942    Stuart Heisler    Not Rated

Crime    Detective Film    Film Noir

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68

The Pope of Greenwich Village

1984    Stuart Rosenberg    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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69

The Cotton Club

1984    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Drama    Gangster Film    Musical Drama

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70

Bullet in the Head

1990    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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71

Married to the Mob

1988    Jonathan Demme    Rated R

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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72

Killing Them Softly

2012    Andrew Dominik    Rated R

Black Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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73

Grisbi

1954    Jacques Becker    Not Rated

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

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74

Blood In Blood Out

1993    Taylor Hackford    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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75

Running Scared

2006    Wayne Kramer    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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76

Underworld

1927    Josef von Sternberg    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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77

Youth of the Beast

1963    Seijun Suzuki    Not Rated

Action    Crime    Crime Thriller

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78

Oscar

1991    John Landis    Rated PG

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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79

Gloria

1980    John Cassavetes    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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80

Dillinger

1973    John Milius    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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81

Out for Justice

1991    John Flynn    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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82

Analyze This

1999    Harold Ramis    Rated R

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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83

Second Breath

1966    Jean-Pierre Melville    Not Rated

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

Down by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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84

Mad Dog and Glory

1993    John McNaughton    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Crime Comedy    Romantic Comedy

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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85

Black Rain

1989    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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86

Smokin' Aces

2007    Joe Carnahan    Rated R

Action Thriller    Crime    Crime Thriller

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87

Harlem Nights

1989    Eddie Murphy    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Crime Comedy    Gangster Film

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88

Pale Flower

1964    Masahiro Shinoda    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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89

The Big Combo

1955    Joseph H. Lewis    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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90

American Me

1992    Edward James Olmos    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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91

Kiss of Death

1995    Barbet Schroeder    Rated R

Thriller    Crime Thriller    Post-Noir

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92

The Yakuza

1974    Sydney Pollack    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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93

Revolver

2005    Guy Ritchie    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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94

Billy Bathgate

1991    Robert Benton    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Gangster Film

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95

Black Caesar

1973    Larry Cohen    Rated R

Blaxploitation    Crime    Crime Drama

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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96

The General

1998    John Boorman    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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97

Dead End

1937    William Wyler    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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98

G Men

1935    William Keighley    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Gangster Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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99

Pusher II

2004    Nicolas Winding Refn    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

Down by 96 in the past 45 days 96

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Pigs and Battleships

1961    Shôhei Imamura    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Drama

Down by 11 in the past 45 days 11

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