Best Gang/Hood/Mafia Moviesby romygangadharan | created - 15 Jun 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,473,284 | Gross: $134.97M
The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in world cinema and one of the most influential, especially in the gangster genre. This movie is based on the best selling novel by Mario Puzo. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola this movie has been inspiration to other great directors like Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher etc. Director Stanley Kubrick thought the film had the best cast ever and could be the best movie ever made. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino showcases brilliant acting skills in this movie.
2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 1,025,305 | Gross: $57.30M
4. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 656,159 | Gross: $7.56M
Based on a true story 'City Of God' shows us how raw and bloody was the sadistic neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro in the late 70's and 80's. The film depicts the war between the drug dealer Li'l Zé and Knockout Ned. After watching this movie we would feel that Adolf Hitler was a noble person. People here are sadistic as *beep*. They rob, rape and even kill for fun. More than being the best hood movie, it is one of the most furious and energetic movie of all time.
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,684,499 | Gross: $107.93M
Pulp Fiction is iconic for its eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear storyline, and a host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. Brilliantly written and unfathomably cool, this movie is a quotable crime movie of all time
6. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 927,404 | Gross: $46.84M
7. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
R | 229 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 284,219 | Gross: $5.32M
8. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 422,799 | Gross: $42.44M
9. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,097,947 | Gross: $132.38M
10. Gangs of New York (2002)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Votes: 378,112 | Gross: $77.81M
11. Infernal Affairs (2002)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.
Votes: 112,499 | Gross: $0.17M
12. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
Votes: 371,922 | Gross: $130.16M
American Gangster is a biographical crime film which tells the true story of Frank Lucas, a gangster who smuggled heroin into the United States on American service planes returning from the Vietnam War.
13. Black Mass (2015)
R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Votes: 158,132 | Gross: $62.58M
Black Mass is a bio movie of of infamous Irish-American mobster Whitey Bulger. A must watch movie for Johny Depp fans, this movie is all about how great he is as an actor. Although the screenwriting was not able to bring in real gangsterism it was overcome by Johny Depp's brilliant performance.
14. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.
Votes: 114,629 | Gross: $57.50M
15. Sin Nombre (2009)
R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.
Votes: 29,863 | Gross: $2.53M
16. Menace II Society (1993)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
Votes: 47,534 | Gross: $27.90M
17. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Votes: 500,637 | Gross: $3.90M
18. Miller's Crossing (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Votes: 119,627 | Gross: $5.08M
19. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
R | 162 min | Crime, Drama
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.
Votes: 331,604 | Gross: $66.67M
21. The Untouchables (1987)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.
Votes: 260,090 | Gross: $76.27M
Robert De Niro plays as Al Capone, a tough and influential gangster.The scene where he kills a guy with a baseball bat is jaw dropping.There is gunfights and bloodshed everywhere.The movie is brilliantly directed by Brian De Palma.'The Untouchables' is an average gangster movie and is strictly for Robert De Niro fans.
22. Snatch (2000)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Votes: 731,245 | Gross: $30.33M
23. Eastern Promises (2007)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 216,792 | Gross: $17.11M
24. Carlito's Way (1993)
R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Puerto Rican former convict, 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 N.Y.C.
Votes: 188,060 | Gross: $36.95M
25. Donnie Brasco (1997)
R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.
Votes: 258,370 | Gross: $41.91M
26. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Votes: 362,480 | Gross: $76.63M
Got some gangsta cops around here... Denzel Washington plays as a narcotics cop and won an academy award for his great perfaormance in this movie. Although the climax is unsatisfactory this cracking cop drama is anchored by great performances and intelligent direction.
27. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Votes: 264,537 | Gross: $97.10M
28. True Romance (1993)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Votes: 192,086 | Gross: $12.28M
29. Kill the Irishman (2011)
R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.
Votes: 42,418 | Gross: $1.19M
30. South Central (1992)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama
A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.
Votes: 4,539 | Gross: $1.37M
37. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.
Votes: 30,513 | Gross: $0.55M
39. Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.
Votes: 10,076 | Gross: $0.00M
40. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
R | 180 min | Crime, Drama
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo.
Votes: 27,063 | Gross: $4.50M
42. Road to Perdition (2002)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.
Votes: 231,096 | Gross: $104.45M
The movie has good cinematography and best sound editing yet a bad casting. Tom Hanks as always proves his acting skills but he does not fit in the role of a tough gangster with his cute baby face.
43. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Votes: 80,446 | Gross: $3.31M
'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai' is a watchable crime movie with a simple story. Although Forest Whitaker looks like a real gangster in this movie, his acting was only average. The movie fails in providing a thrilling experience to the viewers and the end of the story does not make any sense at all.
44. Live by Night (2016)
R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 48,266 | Gross: $10.38M
46. Paid in Full (2002)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.
Votes: 9,634 | Gross: $3.04M