Movies about Mafia

List of the best movies about mafia and gangsters, American, Italian, Sicilian: In Darkness, Gotti, Molly's Game, The Family, Rob the Mob, Kill the Irishman, Public Enemies, The Dark Knight, Wisegal, American Gangster, The Departed, The Ice Harvest, Donnie Brasco, Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part 3, Once Upon a Time in America, The Godfather: Part II, The Sting, The Godfather, Scarface
GenreThriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CastNatalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski, Ed Skrein
DirectorAnthony Byrne
Length01:54
Blind pianist Sofia (Dormer) overhears a struggle in the apartment above hers that leads to the death of her neighbor Veronique (Ratajkowski). It is the start of a journey that pulls Sofia out of her depth and brings her into contact with Veronique’s father, Milos Radic (Bijvoet). A Serbian businessman accused of being a war criminal, Sofia is drawn into a dangerous world of corruption, investigating police, hitmen and the Russian mafia – a world with links to Sofia’s own hidden past and a path of revenge she has kept hidden until now.
GenreDrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
CastJohn Travolta, Spencer Lofranco, Kelly Preston
DirectorKevin Connolly
Length02:12
Biopic of John Gotti (1940-2002). The film reveals the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country.
GenreDrama, crime, biography
CountryChina, Canada, USA
CastJessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
DirectorAaron Sorkin
Length02:08
'Molly's Game' is the memoir of Molly Bloom. A world-class skier since she could walk, she became a nationally-ranked business mogul at 21 while still excelling in college. She just missed out on joining the Olympic team upon graduating and took a year off to live in Los Angeles, choosing the unlikely path of waitressing. Thanks to her business acumen, she ended up making millions by running the world’s most exclusive high stakes poker game for eight years before the FBI came calling.
Genrecrime, Comedy, Action
CountryUSA, France
CastRobert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones
DirectorLuc Besson
Length01:51
After ratting out his Mafia cohorts, Giovanni Manzioni (Robert De Niro) and his family enter the Witness Protection Program and relocate to a French town. Despite the best efforts of their handler (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Giovanni (now called Fred Blake), his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and children (Dianna Agron, John D'Leo) can't help but resort to doing things the "family" way. However, their dependence on such old habits places everyone in danger from vengeful mobsters.
GenreDrama, crime
CountryUSA
CastMichael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia
DirectorRaymond De Felitta
Length01:40
ROB THE MOB is the true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI. Directed by Raymond De Felitta (City Island), the film stars Michael Pitt (Seven Psychopaths and TV’s Boardwalk Empire), Nina Arianda (Tower Heist and Midnight in Paris), alongside Andy Garcia (Smokin’ Aces), Michael Rispoli (The Rum Diary and TV’s Person of Interest), Samira Wiley (The Sitter and Orange is the New Black) and Ray Romano (TV’s Parenthood and Everybody Loves Raymond).
GenreAction, Thriller, Drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CastRay Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer
DirectorJonathan Hensleigh
Length01:46
The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's. Over the summer of 1976, 36 bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) and the Italian mafia. Kill The Irishman chronicles Greene’s heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob. Turning the tables on loan shark Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken) and allying himself with gangster John Nardi (Vincent D’Onofrio), Greene stops taking orders from the Mafia and pursues his own power. Surviving countless assassination attempts from the mob and killing off anyone who went after him in retaliation, Danny Greene’s infamous invincibility and notorious fearlessness eventually led to the collapse of mafia syndicates across the U.S. and also earned him the status of the man the mob couldn’t kill.
GenreDrama, crime, biography, history, melodrama
CountryUSA, Japan
CastJohnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard
DirectorMichael Mann
Length02:20
Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's (Johnny Depp) charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), the task of bringing him in dead or alive.
GenreSci-fi, Action, Thriller, crime, Drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CastChristian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
DirectorChristopher Nolan
Length02:32
With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.
GenreDrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CastAlyssa Milano, Jason Gedrick, Janet Wright
DirectorJerry Ciccoritti
A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
GenreDrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CastDenzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor
DirectorRidley Scott
Length02:37
Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.
GenreThriller, Drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
CastLeonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
DirectorMartin Scorsese
Length02:31
South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the mobster's trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must figure out each other's identities to save their own lives.
GenreThriller, Drama, Comedy, crime
CountryUSA
CastJohn Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen
DirectorHarold Ramis
Length01:24
A wickedly funny thriller about thick thieves and thin ice. It's Christmas Eve in rainy, icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie (John Cusack) just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavenaugh (Billy Bob Thornton), have just successfully embezzled $2,147,000 from Kansas City mob boss Bill Guerrard (Randy Quaid). Even so, the real prize for Charlie would be the stunning Renata (Connie Nielsen), who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie's fondest Christmas wish is to slip out of town with Renata. But, as daylight fades and a storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten (Oliver Platt) to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking. For Charlie, the 12 hours of Christmas Eve are filled with nonstop twists and turns, both on the ice and off.
GenreThriller, Drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CastAl Pacino, Johnny Depp
DirectorMike Newell
Length02:07
Joseph Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI agent who has infiltrated one of the major New York Mafia families and is living under the name Donnie Brasco. He develops a relationship with mob hit man Benjamin "Lefty" Ruggiero (Al Pacino) in order to get deeper under cover, but ends up developing a real friendship with the Mafioso. As their relationship develops, Pistone must decide whether or not to complete his job, knowing that it will lead to the murder of his new friend.
GenreDrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CastRobert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
DirectorMartin Scorsese
Length02:20
A young man grows up in the mob and works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. He enjoys his life of money and luxury, but is oblivious to the horror that he causes. A drug addiction and a few mistakes ultimately unravel his climb to the top. Based on the book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi.
GenreAction, Thriller, Drama, crime
CountryUSA
CastAl Pacino, Andy Garcia, Diane Keaton
DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
Length02:50
In the final installment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protégé’s love affair with his daughter.
GenreDrama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
CastRobert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern
DirectorSergio Leone
Length03:49
In 1968, the elderly David "Noodles" Aaronson (Robert De Niro) returns to New York, where he had a career in the criminal underground in the '20s and '30s. Most of his old friends, like longtime partner Max (James Woods), are long gone, yet he feels his past is unresolved. Told in flashbacks, the film follows Noodles from a tough kid in a Jewish slum in New York's Lower East Side, through his rise to bootlegger and then Mafia boss -- a journey marked by violence, betrayal and remorse.
GenreDrama, crime
CountryUSA
CastAl Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton
DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
Length03:22
The compelling sequel to "The Godfather," contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917's Hell's Kitchen. Michael survives many misfortunes and Vito is introduced to a life of crime.
GenreDrama, Comedy, crime
CountryUSA
CastPaul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw
DirectorGeorge Roy Hill
Length02:09
Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won't even know he's been swindled. As their big con unfolds, however, things don't go according to plan, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo.
GenreDrama, crime
CountryUSA
CastMarlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
DirectorFrancis Ford Coppola
Length02:55
Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don's youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business.
GenreAction, Thriller, Drama, crime
CountryUSA
CastPaul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley
DirectorHoward Hawks, Richard Rosson
Length01:33
A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.
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