Gangster movies are a collection of some of the most popular films of the 1980s and 1990s, from iconic storylines to badass dialogues, gangster movies never fail in leaving us enthralled and scared.
Gangster paradise movies for you to binge-watch, so if you love crime, chaos, violence, and bloodshed, you would love the following list of gangster movies prepared for you. With a brilliant star cast and gripping storylines, the film industry churned out some amazing gangster movies this year.
While there are plenty of movies filmed in and about Boston (See: SNL’s fictional Boston Accent movie trailer), few Boston flicks rival this townie favorite. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck alongside Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, and Jeremy Renner, The Town follows the true story of a Charlestown gang’s planned heist of Fenway Park. When a head mobster falls in love with one of their hostages, his cold life of crime finally gets personal.
As we watch the ultra-rich explore futuristic ventures like space travel, a world in which time travel is exclusively available on the black market doesn’t feel so far off from reality. In Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a hitman who waits in the past to pick off his targets–sent back to him from the future. Things get tricky, though, when his higher-ups decide to “close the loop” by sending his future self, played by Bruce Willis back in time as the next target.
If you’re looking to cut your adrenaline rush with a bit of serotonin, this British crime comedy might be your perfect accomplice. The ensemble comedy Snatch follows the intertwined plots of a boxing promoter who finds himself on thin ice with a local gangster and a group of criminals on the hunt for a stolen diamond.
Yakuza And The Family
This movie was the third installment, after Gatao (2015) and Gatao 2 – The New Leader Rising (2018). The movie revolves around a gang, who recently come out of prison and learns that a rival gang has expanded their turf for a business deal. The movie was nominated for the Golden Horse Film Festival and Udine Far East Film Festival.
Killing Them Softly
Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, and Ray Liotta star in this neo-noir drama packed with thrills and laughs. When a group of low-level criminals successfully rob a mob-protected gambling ring, two hitmen are sent to take care of the crooks.
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Ray Romano, Harvey Keitel, and Bobby Cannavale star in the film based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses. De Niro plays Frank Sheeran, a truck driver-turned-hitman who gets into the mix with Russell Bufalino (Pesci).
A teen boy from London named Tom Harvey and his friend Lucy get attacked by a group of masked men at her house. When Tom wakes up in the hospital, doctors tell him that, somehow, parts of his phone are inside his head. He discovers he can pick up on transmissions and see signals that help catch his and Lucy’s attackers. He takes on the alias “iBoy.”
Once A Gangster
Not all mob movies need to be serious. This comedic turn from director Alex Fong focuses on Roast Pork, a celebrity cook with mob connections who is forced to run a Kowloon Triad. There is a musical number, in case you were wondering where the real fun comes in.