The Top 50 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

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26

Donnie Brasco

1997    Mike Newell    Rated R

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

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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

Bullets Over Broadway

1994    Woody Allen    Rated R

Comedy    Gangster Film    Satire

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33

Guys and Dolls

1955    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Crime

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34

Bob le Flambeur

1956    Jean-Pierre Melville    Rated PG

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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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

El Mariachi

1993    Robert Rodriguez    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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40

Layer Cake

2004    Matthew Vaughn    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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41

Animal Kingdom

2010    David Michôd    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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42

High Sierra

1941    Raoul Walsh    Not Rated

Caper    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

King of New York

1990    Abel Ferrara    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

Down by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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47

Menace II Society

1993    Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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49

State of Grace

1990    Phil Joanou    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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Bugsy

1991    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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