The Top 50 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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John Wick 2014, 96 min.

Chad Stahelski     Starring: Keanu ReevesMichael NyqvistAlfie Allen

Action    Action 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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High Sierra 1941, 100 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: Joan LeslieIda LupinoHumphrey Bogart

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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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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Animal Kingdom 2010, 112 min.

David Michôd     Starring: Ben MendelsohnJacki WeaverJoel Edgerton

Coming-of-Age    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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