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Mafia, as you know, is immortal. She terrifies respectable ordinary people and does not let the servants of the law sleep at night. It is safe to watch the life of cruel gangsters and fighting within gangster groups by looking movies about gangsters and mafia. Top Rated includes Asian and European films, released between 2000 and 2017 and having a high rating on “Film Search”.

10. Irishman (2010)

Rating - 7.1

This is the story of the Irish gangster Danny Green - one of the largest mafia figures in Cleveland in the 70s of the 20th century. It is based on real events. The staunch and fearless Irish Robin Hood commands respect, despite the fact that he was engaged in disrespectful things. Stars like Christopher Walken, Mike Starr, Vinnie Jones and Val Kilmer starred in the movie, and they didn’t have to blush for their acting game in Irishman.

9. Lawlessness (2010)

Rating - 7.1

The first, but not the last Asian film in the best movies about gangsters. This time, the focus is not on the Irish, but on the Japanese mafia — the yakuza. It is time for tattoos and severed fingers, now the battlefield has moved from the city streets to the financial world. The experienced yakuza Otomo (Takeshi Kitano) is watching his young comrades on the criminal ladder climbing. Only he, perhaps, plays by the rules that are already outdated for other yakuza.

8. New World (2013)

Rating - 7.4

South Korean film about the police under the guise of who infiltrated the ranks of the Korean mafia. After the death of the boss, he turns out to be one of two candidates for the role of the Glavgad. And before the police there is a choice: to return to their regular job or to become the king of the underworld.

7. The Prophet (2009)

Rating - 7.5

Malik El Jeben, 19, sentenced to six years in prison, had no goals in life, and the young man did not see much sense in it. However, he liked the leader of the Corsican gang, who instructed Malik several dangerous missions.

Gradually, Malik, from running errands, turns into a dangerous predator, carrying his own ambitious plans.

6. Brother Yakuza (2000)

Rating - 7.6

In the top films about the mafia entered another tape, the main role in which played a brilliant Takeshi Kitano. The plot is centered on the yakuza of Aniki Yamamoto, who, after the defeat of the clan, goes to America, where an equally cruel and unprincipled criminal world awaits him. Being true to the Yakuza code of Aniki Yamamoto, he wages a war with American gangsters, the outcome of which can be either victory or death.

5. The Damned Way (2002)

Rating - 7.6

A good husband and father Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) lives a seemingly quite decent life. But every morning he leaves somewhere by car, and the son sees his father surrounded by strange people. It turns out that Michael is a real gangster. Because of his "work", the life of the Sullivan family is under threat and Michael is forced to start a war with the mafia boss. The audience’s praise was earned not only by the main characters, but also by good camera work and excellent musical accompaniment.

4. Double Castling (2002)

Rating - 7.7

Its among strangers, a stranger among its own in Chinese realities. One is a policeman in the ranks of the mafia, and the other is a mafia in the ranks of the police. Which of them will be the first to expose the enemy?

3. Gangster (2007)

Rating - 7.9

From the driver of crime boss Frank Lucas himself turned into a gangster boss. He engaged in the supply of pure heroin, "crushing" competitors with cheap prices and earning a million dollars a day. However, in the footsteps of the drug lord, there is a rare type for New York - an honest policeman.

2. The City of God (2002)

Rating - 8

In second place in our collection of mafia is the Brazilian crime drama about slums in the city of carnivals Rio de Janeiro. They are dominated by crime, drug addiction and lawlessness. The film very well shows the reality of the gangster quarter, in which it becomes much easier to become a gangster than an honest person.

In fact, the shooting in the “City of God” was so dangerous that the action was taken in neighboring, less criminal areas.

1. The Departed (2006)

Rating - 8.4

Heads up top mafia movies the story of the "moles" - introduced agents. One of them is the Irish Mafiosi (Matt Damon), who portrays a policeman. Another is William Costigan (Leonardo di Caprio), who in the strictest secrecy was introduced into the gang of the sadist and psychopath Francis Castello (Jack Nicholson). The Director of The Departed Martin Scorsese created a stunningly interesting and brutal film that until the last moment keeps the viewer in suspense, “what will happen?” And the ending will make even those who are accustomed to unpredictable plot turns surprised.

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20 Road to Perdition, 2002

Outwardly quite average American Michael Sullivan lives the life of a normal citizen of the 30s of the XX century. He is a good father, a strong family man, a responsible worker, but one thing doesn’t give rest to his eldest son Michael - exactly where does the father leave in his car every morning and what kind of people surround him - in suits of perfect cut, but with a strange sly eye? One day, Michael climbs into the back seat of his father’s car and witnesses his work. The problem is that Michael Sullivan is a real gangster who performs delicate tasks, where there is no room for extra witnesses. Because of this, Michael's life is at stake. To save him, Mike is forced to go against the bosses of the mafia.

Producer: Sam Mendez

Cast: Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Paul Newman

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19 Donnie Brasco, 1997

New York, 1978. FBI agent Joe Pistone gets a new task: to infiltrate one of the criminal groups in Brooklyn in order to obtain full information about the activities of gangs. He has to forget his real name, break with all his friends and relatives, as he is now Donnie Brasco.

His best friend becomes an aging mafioso, in need of a young partner. He believes in Donny and entrusts him with the most responsible affairs. Feeling his impunity, Donnie understands: no matter how long his new life has been dragged out, giving him virtually unlimited freedom, it is not too late to return.

It is only necessary to take a decisive step and betray the one who has become a true friend to him ...

Producer: Mike Newell

Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen

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18 Miller’s Crossing, 1990

America thirties. Prohibition time. Criminal clans are ready to unleash a bloody war for control over the supply of illegal alcohol at any time. Tom Reagan - a clever and authoritative criminal, a former adviser to one of the mafia bosses. He is a kind of antihero, absolutely immoral, selfish and despicable man.

Nevertheless, its uncommon abilities to remain alive after the coolest clashes cause sincere sympathy. He skillfully balances between two ready-made gangs at any moment, trying to keep them from starting the war. But he cannot go on like this for a long time, and Tom has such problems, the solution of which will determine the fate of too many people ...

Directors: Joel Cohen, Ethan Cohen

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney

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17 The Untouchables, 1987

The plot is based on the fight of the police against the king of the underworld, the famous gangster Al Capone, who, as you know, managed to get behind bars only as a person who evades paying taxes.

Producer: Brian de palma

Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro

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16 The Departed, 2006

The two best graduates of the police academy found themselves on opposite sides of the barricades: one of them was a mafia agent in the ranks of law enforcement, the other was a mole, introduced into the mafia. Everyone considers it his duty to detect and destroy the enemy, but a constant life in distorted realities changes the inner world of the heroes.

Producer: Martin scorsese

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

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15 Cards, money, two trunks (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), 1998

Four young guys saved up 25 thousand pounds each, so that one of them could play cards with an experienced cheat and experienced criminal, known by the name Harry-Ax. The guy eventually lost 500 thousand, he was given a week to pay the debt.

Otherwise, both he and his “sponsors” will be cut off on a finger every day, and then ... To get out of the situation, the guys decided to rob the gangsters who decided to rob three “nerds” who grow marijuana for the local drug baron. But on this adventure fours do not end ...

Producer: Guy Ritchie

Cast: Jason Statham, Nick Moran, Jason Fleming

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14 Mean Streets, 1973

Charlie, the nephew of a mafia boss from the New York quarter called Little Italy, wants to become the owner of his own restaurant. To do this, he needs to achieve the location of a rich uncle, to observe decency, to show respectability, but the main thing is to stay away from Johnny Boy's ravening friend, hacking mailboxes and borrowing money from usurers without any intention to return them.

Producer: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro

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13 Casinos (Casino), 1995

No one can compare with Sam Rottes. No one knows how to make money like him. No one knows how to work so selflessly and carefully as a hard worker Sam. For his undeniable merits Rotstin received the nickname "Al". And that is why mafia bosses decided to send Asa to refuel a huge chic casino in Las Vegas. And so that no one bothers Sam to work, the mob sent after Roberto’s childhood friend Rothstin - Nikki Santoro, a desperate gangster and a ruthless thug.

In Las Vegas, Ac as always did his job brilliantly: the casino flourished, a waterfall of money continually poured into the pockets of satisfied patron gangsters. The city bosses were content with the mafia, the police and the courts were bought, and it seemed nothing could darken Asa’s life. But the Lord ordered otherwise. Sam's indestructible empire was destined to drown in tragedy and blood.

Producer: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci

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12 Snatch, 2000

The four-fingered Frankie was to smuggle the stolen diamond from England to the USA to his boss Evie. But instead, the hero gets into the epicenter of big trouble. Making a bet on an underground boxing match, Frankie falls into the cycle of very undesirable events.

A complex intrigue is unfolded around the hero and his cargo with the participation of many colorful characters of the London bottom - the Russian gangster, three hapless burglars, a cunning boxer and a sullen thugs of the formidable mafia. Each strives alone to break the Big Kush.

Producer: Guy Ritchie

Cast: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro

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11 Reservoir Dogs, 1991

It was supposed to be the perfect crime. Having conceived to rob a jewelry store, crime boss Joe Cabot brought together six experienced and completely unfamiliar with each other criminals. But from the very beginning everything went wrong, and the usual robbery turned into a bloody massacre.

Producer: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen

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10 Blue Devils (White Heat), 1949

An unleveled criminal who is guarded by his mom, voluntarily confesses to committing a trifle crime in order to go to jail for a minimum period. So he is going to get away from the punishment for murder. And this is his
it turns out - it is planted only for two years.

But, in the wild, a former member of his gang kills his mommy, and his son, who is sick with grief, escapes from prison to take revenge, taking a couple of cellmates with him! But he does not suspect that one of his cellmates is an undercover police officer ...

Producer: Raoul Walsh

Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo

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8 Scarface (1983)

In the spring of 1980, the port of Meriel Harbor was opened, and thousands of Cuban refugees rushed to the United States in search of the American Dream. One of them found her in the sun-drenched streets of Miami. Wealth, power and passion surpassed even the most incredible of his dreams. His name was Tony Montana. The world remembered him under a different name - "Scarface" ...

Producer: Brian De Palma

Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bower, Michelle Pfeiffer

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7 Once Upon a Time in America (Once Upon a Time in America), 1983

In the turbulent twenties, when America had fun to the sounds of jazz and every tramp dreamed of becoming a millionaire, several desperate guys met in the slums of New York. Removing competitors from the road, mercilessly punishing traitors and brazenly turning up ingenious frauds, they became the kings of the underworld of the golden era of prohibition. They swore to give their lives for each other, knowing that the most important thing for them is friendship, duty and justice — not to drown blood in rivers and an endless ocean of money. After many years, fate has cruelly dealt with the legendary gangsters, forcing them to fulfill their oath. It happened once in America ...

Producer: Sergio Leone

Cast: Robert DeNiro, James Woods, Joe Pesci

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6 Men's disassembly (Du rififi chez les hommes), 1955

A professional thief Tony comes out of prison and finds out that his wife, Mado, has made friends with Pierre, the owner of a night tavern who smuggles in drugs.

Putting aside revenge for a while, Tony is preparing a “perfect” robbery of a jewelry store.

Producer: Jules Dassin

Cast: Jean Serve, Karl Meuner

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5 Pulp Fiction, 1994

Two gangsters Vincent Vega and Jules Winfield spend time in philosophical conversations during a break between fights and “problem solving” with the debtors of their criminal boss Marcellus Wallace. In parallel, three stories unfold.

In the first of these, Vincent looks after Mia's wife Marcellas and saves her from a drug overdose. The second tells about Butch Coolidge, the boxer Wallace hired to surrender the fight, but deceived him. The third story unites the first two - in a cafe a couple of young unlucky robbers - Pampkin and Hani Bani are attempting to rob, but Jules stops them.

Producer: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

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4 Double Castling (Mou gaan dou), 2002

The story of two people who risk their lives every second. One of them is a mafia agent in the police, the other is a policeman who is implanted in the mafia. Everyone wants one thing: to expose the enemy.

Directors: Wei Keung Lau, Siu Fai Mack

Cast: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chu Wai

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3 City of God (Cidade de Deus), 2002

60s of the XX century. "City of God" - a quarter in Rio de Janeiro, where the main characters live - the 8-year-old Rocket, who dreams of becoming a photographer, and his year-old Dadinho. Dadinho takes part in an armed robbery organized by the gangster Kaballeira living in the neighborhood, with the consent of Kabaleira he commits his first murder.

70s. The rocket constantly balances between minor offenses and honest life. On account of Dadinju already several murders. He leads the gang, which he manages, using cunning and cold-blooded betrayal. Realizing that real power and big money can only give control over the drug trade in their quarter, he ruthlessly goes to his goal.

80s. The rocket finally gets a camera and realizes his childhood dream. Dadinho's dream came true too: at the age of 18 he became the coolest drug dealer in Rio.

Together with his army of young hooligans, Dadinha reigns supreme in the quarter until Mane Galinha swore to avenge him for having raped his girlfriend and decided not to kill him, no matter what. War begins in the favela ...

Directors: Fernando Merellish, Katya Lund

Cast: Alexander Rodriguez, Leandro Firmino

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2 Good Guys (Goodfellas), 1990

Henry Hill is an aspiring gangster who loot along with Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito, who easily kill anyone who stands in their way to the top of the Mafia. The time comes when Henry, himself injured by his companions, should put his hand to the beginning of the end of Jimi and Tommy ...

Producer: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

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1 The Godfather, 1972

The criminal saga, which tells about the New York Sicilian mafia family Corleone. The film covers the period 1945-1955.

The head of the family, Don Vito Corleone, marries his daughter. At this time, his beloved son Michael returns from World War II. Michael, the war hero, the pride of the family, does not express a desire to engage in a cruel family business. Don Corleone conducts business according to the old rules, but other times are coming, and there are people who want to change the established order. An attempt is made on Don Corleone.

Producer: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Qaan

The Godfather (1972)

The criminal saga, which tells about the New York Sicilian mafia family Corleone. The film covers the period 1945-1955. The head of the family, Don Vito Corleone, marries his daughter. At this time, his beloved son Michael returns from World War II. Майкл, герой войны, гордость семьи, не выражает желания заняться жестоким семейным бизнесом. Дон Корлеоне ведёт дела по старым правилам, но наступают иные времена, и появляются люди, желающие изменить сложившиеся порядки. На Дона Корлеоне совершается покушение.

Он выживает, но временно теряет возможность управлять делами семьи. Благополучие и даже выживание семьи поставлено под угрозу. И здесь Майклу приходится вмешаться. For the sake of his family, he commits a double murder, which forces him to hide in Italy for some time. There he marries, but when he attempts to assassinate him, his young wife dies. Michael returns to New York and seriously begins to take care of the family’s affairs, eventually becoming his head himself.

The Departed (2006)

Boston police are sending their undercover agent to the largest Irish mafia group stationed in the state. Meanwhile, the Irish are introducing the most promising fighter into the ranks of the police. The task of both to be the eyes and ears of their bosses in the camp of the enemy. But it cannot go on like this for a long time: both parties realize that there is a traitor in their ranks. Exposing will lead to a bloody massacre, and now the agents themselves are not so easy to substitute for the blow of their new "colleagues."

Once Upon a Time in America (1983)

In the turbulent twenties, when America had fun to the sounds of jazz and every tramp dreamed of becoming a millionaire, several desperate guys met in the slums of New York. Removing competitors from the road, mercilessly punishing traitors and brazenly turning up ingenious frauds, they became the kings of the underworld of the golden era of prohibition. They swore to give their lives for each other, knowing that the most important thing for them is friendship, duty and justice — not to drown blood in rivers and an endless ocean of money. After many years, fate has cruelly dealt with the legendary gangsters, forcing them to fulfill their oath. It happened once in America ...

Scarface (1983)

A remake of the 1932 film Horde Hawks with Paul Mooney in the title role with the current realities. Fidel Castro expelled from Cuba, along with his political opponents of criminals and drug addicts. They all arrived in the USA. In the center of the plot is the ambitious criminal Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who settled in Miami, who later made a dizzying drug trafficking career in a new homeland. This film tells about its rise and fall.

Way of Carlito (1993)

70s. A major drug dealer, Carlito Brigante, was released from prison, where he served five years. Now returning to the Spanish quarter of New York to his beloved woman, he wants to quit and start an honest life. However, the criminal past and the request of a close friend, lawyer Kleinfield, who got involved in a dangerous adventure, irrepressibly pulled Carlito into the abyss of death ...

Glorious Guys (1990)

Henry Hill is an aspiring gangster who loot along with Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito, who easily kill anyone who stands in their way to the top of the Mafia. The time comes when Henry, himself injured by his companions, should put his hand to the beginning of the end of Jimi and Tommy ...

Donnie Brasco (1997)

New York, 1978. FBI agent Joe Pistone gets a new task: to infiltrate one of the criminal groups in Brooklyn in order to obtain full information about the activities of gangs. He has to forget his real name, break with all his friends and relatives, as he is now Donnie Brasco.

His best friend becomes an aging mafioso, in need of a young partner. He believes in Donny and entrusts him with the most responsible affairs. Feeling his impunity, Donnie understands: no matter how long his new life has been dragged out, giving him virtually unlimited freedom, it is not too late to return.

It is only necessary to take a decisive step and betray the one who has become a true friend to him ...

The Untouchables (1987)

The plot is based on the fight of the police against the king of the underworld, the famous gangster Al Capone, who, as you know, managed to get behind bars only as a person who evades paying taxes.

In Chicago in 1931, criminal life is in full swing. In order to stop the cold-blooded and invulnerable Al Capone, the government has created a special team of "untouchables". The heroes of Robert De Niro and Sean Connery enter into a deadly fight.

Cursed Way (2002)

Chicago, the thirties of the twentieth century, in the United States, the time of the “great depression”. Gangster and assassin Michael Sullivan, nicknamed “The Angel of Death”, works for the Irish boss John Rooney. Michael is uncompromising and cold-blooded in his work, but at home he is an excellent family man, bringing up his wife and two sons. However, Michael’s bloody work cannot but affect his personal life. His wife and youngest son are victims of fights between gangs. Filled with malice and inexorable desire to avenge the death of dear people, Michael, along with his surviving son - Michael Sullivan Jr. - leaves his home, going to the “damn way” ..

Miller Crossroad (1990)

America thirties. Prohibition time. Criminal clans are ready to unleash a bloody war for control over the supply of illegal alcohol at any time. Tom Reagan - a clever and authoritative criminal, a former adviser to one of the mafia bosses. He is a kind of anti-hero, absolutely immoral, selfish and despicable person.

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