The Top 10 Gangster Movies

Regardless of whether or not we'll ever end up seeing a "Gotti" movie, the mob has always made for great entertainment.

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Regardless of whether or not we'll ever see a "Gotti" movie, the mob has always made for great entertainment. After goofing around with "Raising Arizona," the Coen Brothers returned to their darker roots (their debut film was "Blood Simple," after all) with the complex and stylish gangster drama "Miller's Crossing" starring Gabriel Byrne and Marcia Gay Harden.
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The mob does have a sense of humor (albeit a dark one). That came to the fore in 1985's "Prizzi's Honor," starring Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston.
OK, so it's not a movie, but there's no denying that the HBO series "The Sopranos" gave us a whole new take on the inner workings of organized crime over the course of its six seasons.
Miramax Films
Yes, there was a time when we didn't know the name Quentin Tarantino. That all changed in 1992 with his searing directorial debut "Reservoir Dogs," starring Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi.
In the based-on-a-true story "Donnie Brasco" (1997), Johnny Depp played an FBI agent who went deep undercover alongside Al Pacino's mobster.
Paramount Pictures
Kevin Costner and Sean Connery took on Robert De Niro in "The Untouchables," the story of legendary G-man Eliot Ness and his war with Al Capone.
Warner Brothers
Martin Scorsese switched from the Italian mob in New York to the Irish mob in Boston with "The Departed," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson.
Universal Pictures
Al Pacino may have "The Godfather" and "Donnie Brasco" (not to mention "Carlito's Way") on his substantial gangster resume, but his turn as self-destructive Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in "Scarface" stands above them all.
Warner Brothers
Martin Scorses's "Goodfellas," starring Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro was an instant classic upon its release in 1990. Pesci's psychotic Tommy DeVito is one of the best all-time mob characters.
The Godfather
The single most iconic mob movie of all time, no question. Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather," starring Marlon Brando, stands above the rest.
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