Top 9 Gangster Movies Every Man Should see

We love a good gangster film, over the years there have been some classics out there, but here are the top 9 Gangster movies, we think every man should see :

Once Upon A Time In America

Robert DeNiro plays a  gangster (no surprise there). The story revolves around a group of Jewish kids growing up in the Ghetto and mature into becoming real gangsters.  Its a very emotional and dramatic film that really makes you think about how tragic it is to be a criminal.

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The movie is about a wiseguy with problems. Robert DeNiro (Yes again) plays a mobster on the verge of a nervous breakdown. To deal with his situation, he gets a shrink played by Billy Crystal. A great relaxing comedy that makes the mob look funny and goofy, as well as tough and serious.

Get Shorty

This is a comic portrayal of the crime world. Based on the book by Elmore Leonard. The movie is filled with humor and action. John Travolta is in the movie; he is great at portraying a “good” mobster guy with an attitude. The film is filled with twists and smarts.

American Gangster

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem’s leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city’s most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses achange in the mob’s power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.


Scarface is a combination of events in real life and creativity of the writer put together. The story is about a Cuban immigrant with one and only ambition: to become powerful, to have the whole world to himself. Al Pacino portrays Tony Montana, a nobody who came to America and lived the American dream by becoming a drug king.

Of course, at the end, he faced the inevitable for a movie character of such nature- he was killed. Directed by Brian DePalma and written by Oliver Stone.


The movie is based on a true story. It is about a crime syndicate that ran a casino in the seventies and the eighties in Las Vegas. The movie shows what the mob is all about and how it operates. The movie strikes the audience with reality of the events. It makes the point that nobody stays at the top forever.

The movie includes a terrific cast. Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone and James Woods portray their characters flawlessly. A brilliant moviemaker Martin Scorsese, who is known for his work with DeNiro and Pesci, directs it.


Another masterpiece by Martin Scorsese is a film about life in the mafia. The movie shows three decades of life in the underworld. Ray Liotta delivers an outstanding role in Goodfellas, not to mention DeNiro who is simply uncanny. His performance is one of the best. Also Joe Pesci plays a role that is perfect for him, the ruff and tough gangster.

This is a true classic. It delivers everything you would expect plus much more.

Pulp Fiction 

Nothing has ever been made that was anything like Pulp Fiction, a truly original movie. Tarantino, who is the writer and director of the modern day classic, created unforgettable characters and events.

The combination of seriousness and ruthlessness of the crime world and dark humor give this movie its unique distinctiveness. The movie resurrected John Travolta’s career, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role. 

Reservoir Dogs

Once again, a film by Quentin Tarantino about a robbery that had gone south. The movie is about a group of men, some of whom are ruthless murders, others are the masterminds, others are simply bank robbers, and one of them is a cop.

The movie is very violent and may strike the viewer with the realism of events. The plot of the movie is also very unique.

There they are the top 9 Gangster movies that every man should see.  They work on your own, or even with a special someone.  The great thing is they are classic movies the will age just like a fine wine.

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