20 Best Gangster Movies

Gangs and gangsters have always been a common interest among the film makers from different parts of the world. This is why some of the most popular and blockbuster releases have come from this genre. Some of the best gangster movies of all time include names like Godfather Series, The Departed and Pulp Fiction. Such movies have given actors chance to showcase their brilliant acting skills in front of the camera. Let us take a look some more gangster movies of all times that you must include in your movie library.

The Godfather

The Godfather

Story – The movie is about a mafia family living in New York in the mid-nineties. The story shows the tussle between the mafia family and the competing families of that era.

Distributed By – Paramount Pictures

Directed by – Francis Ford Coppola

Produced by – Albert S. Ruddy

Written by – Mario Puzo

Released On – March 15, 1972

Star Cast – Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and Diane Keaton

Music By- Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola

Budget – 6.5 million

Box office Collection – 275 million

Run Time – 175 minutes

Rating– 9.2/10 according to IMDb(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/)

Awards– Won three Oscars and many more international awards.

The Godfather: Part II      

The Godfather: Part II

Story – This is the sequel to the Godfather series and in this part, Michel, the successor of the mafia family moves to Nevada and setups his casino business.

Distributed By – Paramount Pictures

Directed by – Francis Ford Coppola

Produced by – Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos

Written by – Mario Puzo

Released On – December 20, 1974

Star Cast – Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Marianna Hill and Lee Strasberg

Music By- Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola

Budget – 13 million

Box office Collection – 193 million

Run Time – 200 min

Rating– 9.0/10 according to IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071562/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Awards– Won six Oscars and many more international awards.

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Story – The movie revolves around an orphan kid Henry Hill, who gets adopted by neighborhood gangsters and shows his success rate to become the supreme power.

Distributed By – Warner Bros.

Directed by – Martin Scorsese

Produced by – Irwin Winkler

Written by – Nicholas Pileggi

Released On – September 19, 1990

Star Cast – Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Braccoand Paul Sorvino

Budget – $25 million

Box office Collection – $46,836,394

Run Time – 146 minutes

Rating– 8.7/10 according to IMDb(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Awards– Won one Oscar and various others at BAFTA Awards 1991, Bodil Awards 1991,  Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1991

City of God

City of God

Story – The movie is about two boys living in the same society in Brazil. One of them becomes a gangster whereas the other becomes a professional photographer.

Distributed By – Miramax Filmsand Buena Vista International

Directed by – Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund

Produced by – Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Mauricio Andrade Ramos, Elisa Tolomelli and Walter Salles

Written by – Paulo Lins

Released On – 18 May 2002 Cannes Film Festival

Star Cast – Alexandre Rodrigues, Alice Braga, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen Matheus, Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Roberta Rodrigues and Graziella Moretto

Music By- Ed Cortês and Antonio Pinto

Budget – $8.5 million

Box office Collection – $30,641,770

Run Time – 130 minutes

Rating– 8.7/10 according to IMDb(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/?ref_=nv_sr_1)

Awards– Nominated for four Oscars and won awards like BAFTA Awards 2003, ABC Cinematography Award 2003, AFI Fest 2002, Black Reel Awards 2004 and British Independent Film Awards 2003

Gangs of New York

Gangs Of Newyork

Story – The story is about the modernizing America in the mid eighteen hundreds and a revenge story of Amsterdam Vallon against Bill Butcher.

Distributed By – Miramax Films and Entertainment Film Distributors

Directed by – Martin Scorsese

Produced by – Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein

Written by – Jay Cocks

Released On – December 20, 2002

Star Cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas and Brendan Gleeson

Budget – $97 million

Box office Collection – $193,772,504

Run Time – 166 minutes

Rating – 7.6/10 according to IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217505/?ref_=ttmd_md_nm)

Awards– Golden Globes, USA 2003, BAFTA Awards 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003, AFI Awards, USA 2003 and American Cinema Editors, USA 2003

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Story – The movie is a collaboration of four tales about different people from the society, who get linked in some way or the other to impact the life of each other.

Distributed By – Miramax Films

Directed by – Quentin Tarantino

Produced by – Lawrence Bender

Written by – Quentin Tarantino

Released On – October 14, 1994 US

Star Cast – John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken and Bruce Willis

Budget – $8.5 million

Box office Collection – $213,928,762

Run Time – 154 minutes

Rating– 9.0/10 according to IMDb(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Awards– Won one Oscar and various others at Golden Globes, USA 1995, BAFTA Awards 1995, Blue Ribbon Awards 1995, Brit Awards 1995 and Cannes Film Festival 1994

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Story – The movie is about six strangers who team up to complete a perfect crime. However, the things get messed up when they come to know that one of them is a police informer.

Distributed By – Miramax Films

Directed by – Quentin Tarantino

Produced by – Lawrence Bender

Written by – Quentin Tarantino

Released On – October 23, 1992

Star Cast - Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney and Michael Madsen

Budget – $1.5 million

Box office Collection – $14,661,007

Run Time – 99 minutes

Rating– 8.4/10 according to IMDb(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105236/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Awards– Avignon Film Festival 1992, Independent Spirit Awards 1993, London Critics Circle Film Awards 1994, Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival 1992 and Toronto International Film Festival 1992

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Story – The movie is an Italian epic crime drama about a Jewish gangster who makes his return to Manhattan after thirty years.

Distributed By – Warner Bros.

Directed by – Sergio Leone

Produced by – Arnon Milchan

Written by – Harry Grey

Released On – June 1, 1984 US

Star Cast – Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, Tuesday Weld and Treat Williams

Music By- Ennio Morricone

Budget – $30 million

Box office Collection – $5,321,508

Run Time – 139 minutes

Rating– 8.4/10 according to IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087843/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Awards– BAFTA Awards 1985, Awards of the Japanese Academy 1985, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1985, KinemaJunpo Awards 1985 and SantJordi Awards 1986

Snatch

Snatch

Story – The story revolves around violent bookmakers, gangsters, illegal boxing organizers and really stupid amateur robbers as they all run for priceless diamond.

Distributed By – Screen Gems (US) and Columbia Pictures (UK)

Directed by – Guy Ritchie

Produced by – Matthew Vaughn

Written by – Guy Ritchie

Released On -23 August 2000 (UK) and 19 January 2001 (US)

Star Cast – Beniciodel Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, RadeŠerbedžija and Jason Statham

Music By- John Murphy

Budget – $10,000,000

Box office Collection – $83,557,872

Run Time – 104 minutes (UK) and 102 minutes (US)

Rating– 8.3/10 according to IMDb(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208092/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)

Awards– Empire Awards, UK 2001, Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2001 and National Board of Review, USA 2000

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