Top 5 Gangster/Mob Films


“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” - Goodfellas Do you think Scorsese’s masterpiece Goodfellas made our Top 5 Gangster Films list? Click “View List” to find out, as well as checking out the rest of the list!

1) The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather film
  • Often considered the Greatest Film of All-Time
  • Oscars Won: 3 (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Writing)
  • Oscars Nominated: 8
  • American Film Institute’s #2 Movie
  • Launched the career of Al Pacino

2) Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas film
  • Martin Scorsese’s mafia masterpiece
  • Oscars Won: 1 (Best Supporting Actor)
  • Oscars Nominated: 5
  • Ray Liotta & Lorraine Bracco’s breakout roles
  • American Film Institute’s #92 movie

3) The Godfather, Part II (1974)

The Godfather, Part II
  • Oscars Won: 6 (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, etc)
  • Oscars Nominated: 5
  • American Film Institute’s #32 movie
  • The film that put Robert De Niro on the map
  • Sometimes argued to be better than the original Godfather!

4) Public Enemy (1931)

Public Enemy 1931 film
  • One of the earliest films of the mob genre
  • Brought fame to James Cagney
  • Oscar Nomination for Best Writing
  • Features the iconic “Grapefruit” scene
  • Became part of National Film Registry in 1998

5) A Bronx Tale (1993)

A Bronx Tale film
  • Written by and starring Chazz Palminteri
  • Directorial debut of Robert De Niro
  • “Filled with life and colorful characters and great lines of dialogue” - Roger Ebert
  • Underrated classic
  • Dedicated to the memory of Robert De Niro, Sr.

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