15 Top Classic Gangster Film

Slowly close your eyes and search for memories of the dusty days of the past. You can't wipe it mostly. A silent picture gradually emerged on your mind with unusual memories and stories.The gangster movie has always been a movie that is very popular with everyone, especially men. 

For example, The Godfather is a 1972 American gangster film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay by Puzo, Coppola, and Robert Towne. For some people, The Godfather is no mere movie but a manual – a guide to living the gangster's life.

Do you know what are the top 15 gangster movies in the world? Here are the top ten classic gangster movies , and you will find one that you like it.


Release Date
2002-12-14
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : Miramax Films, Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), Alberto Grimaldi Productions,
  • Director : Martin Scorsese, Rachel Griffiths,
  • Stars : Leonardo DiCaprio,Daniel Day-Lewis,Cameron Diaz,
  • 1863. America was born in the streets. In this movie, we see Amsterdam Vallon returning to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin Bill the Butcher who murdered his father years ago. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.
Release Date
1973-10-02
  • Rate : 7.20
  • Production Companies : Scorsese Productions,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Harvey Keitel,Robert De Niro,David Proval,
  • A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Release Date
1972-03-14
  • Rate : 8.5
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures, Alfran Productions,
  • Director : Fred T. Gallo, Tony Brandt, Stephen F. Kesten,
  • Stars : Marlon Brando,Al Pacino,James Caan,
  • The story spans the years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael, steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
Release Date
1974-12-20
  • Rate : 8.40
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company,
  • Director : John Franco, Newt Arnold, Burt Bluestein,
  • Stars : Al Pacino,Robert Duvall,Diane Keaton,
  • The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba
Release Date
1990-12-24
  • Rate : 7.20
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Al Pacino,Diane Keaton,Andy García,
  • In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Release Date
2005-08-18
  • Rate : 7
  • Production Companies :
  • Director :
  • Stars : Presley Chweneyagae,Jerry Mofokeng,Terry Pheto,
  • The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just stolen. He decides that it his responsibility to take care of the baby and in the process learns that maybe the gangster life isn’t the best way.
Release Date
1990-09-12
  • Rate : 8.30
  • Production Companies : Winkler Films, Warner Bros.,
  • Director : Sheila Paige, Joseph P. Reidy, Vebe Borge,
  • Stars : Robert De Niro,Ray Liotta,Joe Pesci,
  • Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?
Release Date
2008-09-04
  • Rate : 6.90
  • Production Companies : StudioCanal, Dark Castle Entertainment, Toff Guy Films,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Mark Strong,Tom Wilkinson,Toby Kebbell,
  • When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and Johnny Quid, a druggie rock-star, try to claim their slice.
Release Date
1984-05-23
  • Rate : 8.30
  • Production Companies : Warner Bros., The Ladd Company,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Marcia Jean Kurtz,Robert De Niro,James Woods,
  • A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Release Date
2007-09-14
  • Rate : 7.20
  • Production Companies : BBC Films, Serendipity Point Films, Téléfilm Canada,
  • Director : David Cronenberg, Susanna Lenton,
  • Stars : Naomi Watts,Viggo Mortensen,Vincent Cassel,
  • A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Release Date
1990-09-21
  • Rate : 7.5
  • Production Companies : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Circle Films,
  • Director : Thomas Johnston, Gregory Jacobs,
  • Stars : Gabriel Byrne,Marcia Gay Harden,John Turturro,
  • Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Release Date
2007-11-02
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions,
  • Director : Mary A. Kelly, Apichart Chusakul, Apichart Chusakul,
  • Stars : Denzel Washington,Russell Crowe,Chiwetel Ejiofor,
  • Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.
Release Date
1987-06-02
  • Rate : 7.70
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures,
  • Director : Brian De Palma, Joe Napolitano, Richard Patrick,
  • Stars : Kevin Costner,Sean Connery,Robert De Niro,
  • Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone but it's not going to be easy, because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one in the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.
Release Date
1997-02-27
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : TriStar Pictures, Mark Johnson Productions, Phoenix Pictures,
  • Director : Mike Newell,
  • Stars : Paul Giamatti,Johnny Depp,Al Pacino,
  • An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Release Date
1995-11-22
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : Universal Pictures, Légende Entreprises, Syalis DA,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Robert De Niro,Sharon Stone,Joe Pesci,
  • Master director Martin Scorsese depicts the sloping depth of a casino mafia boss’ fall. Filmed in a semi-documentary fashion; about the life of the gambling paradise Las Vegas and its dark mafia underbelly.
Release Date
1993-11-10
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : Universal Pictures, Epic Productions, Bregman/Baer Productions,
  • Director : Brian De Palma, Lynne Twentyman, Chris Soldo,
  • Stars : Al Pacino,Sean Penn,Penelope Ann Miller,
  • A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Release Date
1983-12-08
  • Rate : 8
  • Production Companies : Universal Pictures,
  • Director : Brian De Palma, Chris Soldo, Jerry Ziesmer,
  • Stars : Al Pacino,Steven Bauer,Michelle Pfeiffer,
  • After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.