The best gangster movies

Donnie Brasco
Johnny Depp and Al Pacino directed by Mike Newell. True story about Agent Joe Pistone infiltrating the mob. Lefty Ruggiero is Brasco’s main contact in the Mafia until Brasco’s status begins to surpass Lefty’s.

The Untouchables
One of Kevin Costner’s early great films directed by Brian DePalma. Costner plays Eliott Ness, who is obsessed with catching Al Capone and bringing him to justice.

The departed
A Scorsese masterpiece. A plot that twists and turns, building tension for all the main characters. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the undercover cop who hangs around the mafia, and Matt Damon plays the ever-loyal rat who hangs around the police department. Jack Nicholson plays the gangster king, what a great cast.

casino
Follows the rise of Sam (Ace) Rothstein, played by Robert De Niro, directed by Martin Scorsese.

snap
A Guy Ritchie film written and directed by. A funny and energetic film about a diamond heist.

scarface
One of Al Pacino’s highlights about a Cuban immigrant who finds the American crime-fiction lifestyle quite tasty. Has become a true cult classic.

pulp fiction
With an all-star cast including John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis, Pulp Fiction tells a bizarre tale about diverse people who are all connected. Exciting and full of great dialogue, Quentin Tarantino’s gem.

Goodfellas
Martin Scorsese did everything right in this real-life film about Henry Hill. The quintessential mob movie in my opinion, even above The Godfather.

The Godfather
The classic 1940’s mafia family epic story starring Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) as The Godfather. What can I say that hasn’t already been said?

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