A gangster movie has to be pretty bad in order for it not to be appreciated. When looking at some of the great ones that have beenproduced it is hard to come up with a list of what would be considered the best because everyone has their favorites. These few though without a doubt would have to be considered as being close to the top of the list of the best. Although some are new many of the older ones cannot be overlooked.

King of New York

This goes back to 1990 that entails the story of a mob boss who look rich on paper but when it came to morals he was destitute. The plot of the story was his come back from Sing-Sing to the building of a ruthless drug empire.

John Wick

Moving up to 2014 this gangster movie had a mix of everything and something for everyone. While the bad guy in this movie was a Russian Mob Boss perhaps the greatest scene of this movie was the one that took place in the night club.

The Godfather

There just couldn’t be a conversation about the best gangster movies without adding the The Godfather saga to it. The first movie was in 1972 and it has been hailed as one of the greatest films to be made. Of course everyone who has seen this movie (which many have) will no doubt remember the outstanding performance of Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone and the close runner ups like Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall just to name a few others.

These are just three of many gangster movies but to boost the list up to the best it would have to include…

  • Scarface
  • Bugsy
  • American Gangster
  • Casino
  • The Departed
  • Goodfellas
  • Gangster Squad

There are many more gangster movies that could make a list of the top ten but no doubt each list would be different based on everyone’s particular favourites.