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100 Greatest Gangster Movies

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Criteria: - These Greatest 'Gangster Movies' were chosen for their storyline, acting, direction, popularity and box office success. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "Gangster Movies".
Title - (Year, Primary Director) (Staring Actors)

Newly added names are in Red
Edited By: Lew
List Begun: 11-26-2008
100 Greatest Gangster Movies
  1. The Godfather - (1972, Francis Ford Coppola) (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino)
  2. The Godfather Part II - (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) (Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro)
  3. Goodfellas - (1990, Martin Scorsese) (Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci)
  4. White Heat - (1949, Raoul Walsh) (James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien)
  5. Once Upon A Time In America - (1984, Sergio Leone) (Robert De Niro, James Woods, Joe Pesci)
  6. Scarface - (1983, Brian De Palma) (Al Pacino, Steven Bauer)
  7. Pulp Fiction - (1994, Quentin Tarantino) (John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson)
  8. The Public Enemy - (1931, William A. Wellman) (James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell)
  9. Little Caesar - (1930, Mervyn LeRoy) (Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.)
10. Scarface: The Shame of the Nation - (1932, Howard Hawks) (Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, George Raft)
11. On the Waterfront - (1954, Elia Kazan) (Marlon Brando, Carl Malden, Rod Steiger)
12. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse - (1933, Fritz Lang) (Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Paul Bernd)
13. Chinatown - (1974, Roman Polanski) (Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston)
14. The Roaring Twenties - (1939, Raoul Walsh) (James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane)
15. Reservoir Dogs - (1992, Quentin Tarantino) (Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth)
16. Casino - (1995, Martin Scorsese) (Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci)
17. Bonnie and Clyde - (1967, Arthur Penn) (Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman)
18. Angels with Dirty Faces - (1938, Michael Curtiz) (James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan)
19. City of God - (2002, Fernando Meirelles) (Jonathan Haagensen, Alexandre Rodrigues)
20. Rififi - (1955, Jules Dassin) (Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey)
21. The Big Heat - (1953, Fritz Lang) (Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin)
22. Night And The City - (1950, Jules Dassin) (Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers)
23. Key Largo - (1948, John Huston) (Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson)
24. Carlito's Way - (1993, Brian De Palma) (Al Pacino, Sean Penn, John Leguizamo)
25. Gangs Of New York - (2002, Martin Scorsese) (Daniel Day Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio)
26. À bout de souffle (aka: Breathless) - (1960, Jean-Luc Godard) (Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg)
27. High Sierra - (1941, Raoul Walsh) (Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde)
28. The Departed - (2006, Martin Scorsese) (Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson)
29. The Petrified Forest - (1936, Archie Mayo) (Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart)
30. The Killing - (1956, Stanley Kubrick) (Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards)
31. Le Samouraï - (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville) (Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon, François Périer)
32. Miller's Crossing - (1990, Joel Coen) (Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro)
33. Dead End - (1937, William Wyler) (Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Claire Trevor)
34. City Streets - (1931,Rouben Mamoulian) (Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas)
35. Salvatore Giuliano - (1962, Francesco Rosi) (Salvo Randone, Frank Wolff)
36. Force of Evil - (1948, Abraham Polonsky) (John Garfield, Beatrice Pearson, Thomas Gomez)
37. Bad Company - (1931, Tay Garnett) (Helen Twelvetrees, Ricardo Cortez, Harry Carey)
38. The Untouchables - (1987, Brian De Palma) (Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro)
39. Mean Streets - (1973, Martin Scorsese) (Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval)
40. The Godfather: Part III - (1990, Francis Ford Coppola) (Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia)
41. G-Men - (1935, William Keighley) (James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak)
42. Boyz N the Hood - (1991, John Singleton) (Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube)
43. Bugsy - (1991, Barry Levinson) (Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel)
44. Afraid To Talk - (1932, Edward L. Cahn) (Sidney Fox, George Meeker, Edward Arnold)
45. Pépé le Moko - (1937, Julien Duvivier) (Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin, Line Noro)
46. Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (Parts I and II) - (1922-1923, Fritz Lang) (Rudolf Klein-Rogge, G. Welcker)
47. Manhattan Melodrama - (1934, W.S. Van Dyke) (Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy)
48. Brighton Rock - (1947, John Boulting) (Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh, Hermione Baddeley)
49. This Gun for Hire - (1942, Frank Tuttle) (Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston)
50. Point Blank - (1967, John Boorman) (Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carroll O'Connor)
51. Get Carter - (1971, Mike Hodges) (Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, John Osborne)
52. They Live By Night - (1948, Nicholas Ray) (Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger)
53. The Racket - (1928, Lewis Milestone) (Louis Wolheim, Thomas Meighan, Marie Prevost)
54. Sonatine - (1993, Takeshi Kitano) (Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe)
55. The Asphalt Jungle - (1950, John Huston) (Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Marilyn Monroe)
56. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse - (1938, Anatole Litvak) (Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart)
57. Each Dawn I Die - (1938, William Keighley) (James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan)
58. Bullets or Ballots - (1936, William Keighley) (Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart)
59. The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse - (1960, Fritz Lang) (Wolfgang Preiss, Dawn Addams)
60. They Drive By Night - (1940, Raoul Walsh) (Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, Ann Sheridan)
61. Gun Crazy (aka: Deadly Is The Female) - (1950, Joseph H. Lewis) (Peggy Cummins, John Dall)
62. A Bronx Tale - (1993, Robert De Niro) (Chazz Palminteri, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci)
63. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond - (1960, Budd Boetticher) (Ray Danton, Karen Steele)
64. I Walk Alone - (1948, Byron Haskin) (Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas)
65. King of New York - (1990, Abel Ferrara) (Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne)
66. Gloria - (1980, John Cassavetes) (Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, John Adames)
67. American Gangster - (2007, Ridley Scott) (Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe)
68. The Musketeers of Pig Alley - (1912, D.W. Griffith) (Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Alfred Paget)
69. The Lights of New York - (1928, Charles Brabin) (Clarence Nordstrom, Margaret Seddon)
70. T-Men - (1947, Anthony Mann) (Dennis O'Keefe, Mary Meade, Alfred Ryder)
71. Invisible Stripes - (1939, Lloyd Bacon) (George Raft, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart)
72. You Only Live Once - (1937, Fritz Lang) (Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney)
73. The Long Good Friday - (1980, John Mackenzie) (Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan)
74. Mou gaan dou (aka: Infernal Affairs) - (2002, Wai-keung Lau) (Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Andy Lau)
75. The Getaway - (1972, Sam Peckinpah) (Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson)
76. Ying hung boon sik (aka; A Better Tomorrow) - (1986, John Woo) (Lung Ti, Leslie Cheung)
77. Menace II Society - (1993, Albert Hughes) (Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson)
78. Dillinger - (1973, John Milius) (Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman)
79. Marked Woman - (1937, Lloyd Bacon) (Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Eduardo Ciannelli)
80. Xich lo (aka: Cyclo) - (1995, Anh Hung Tran) (Le Van Loc, Tony Leung Chiu Wai)
81. Underworld U.S.A. - (1961, Samuel Fuller) (Cliff Robertson, Richard Rust)
82. Al Capone - (1959, Richard Wilson) (Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, Nehemiah Persoff)
83. The Brotherhood - (1968, Martin Ritt) (Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Irene Papas)
84. Il Giorno della civetta (aka: Mafia) - (1968, Damiano Damiani) (Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero)
85. Koroshi no rakuin (aka: Branded to Kill) - (1967, Seijun Suzuki) (Jo Shishido, Mariko Ogawa)
86. Dillinger - (1945, Max Nosseck) (Lawrence Tierney, Anne Jeffreys, Edmund Lowe)
87. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre - (1967, Roger Corman) (Jason Robards, George Segal, Bruce Dern)
88. They Made Me a Fugitive - (1947, Alberto Cavalcanti) (Trevor Howard, Sally Gray)
89. Hoodlum - (1997, Bill Duke) (Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, Tim Roth)
90. Lady Killer - (1933, Roy Del Ruth) (James Cagney, Mae Clarke)
91. Der Amerikanische Freund (aka: The American Friend) - (1977, W. Wenders) (Dennis Hopper, B. Ganz)
92. Bullets Over Broadway - (1994, Woody Allen) (John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly)
93. The Little Giant - (1933, Roy Del Ruth) (Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor)
94. Charley Varrick - (1973, Don Siegel) (Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker)
95. Black Caesar - (1973, Larry Cohen) (Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry)
96. Baby Face Nelson - (1957, Don Siegel) (Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Cedric Hardwicke)
97. King of the Roaring 20s - (1961, Joseph M. Newman) (David Janssen, Mickey Rooney)
98. Machine-Gun Kelly - (1958, Roger Corman) (Charles Bronson, Susan Cabot)
99. Dillinger and Capone - (1995, Jon Purdy) (Martin Sheen, F. Murray Abraham, Don Stroud)
100. Bloody Mama - (1970, Roger Corman) (Shelley Winters, Pat Hingle, Don Stroud)
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