The Best Gangster Movie

by reviewleon | created - 06 Mar 2012 | updated - 25 Apr 2013 | Public

Best gangster movies from all around the world.

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1. Goo waak zai: Yan joi gong woo (1996)

97 min | Action

7.1
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Nam opens a bar in Wanchai and continues his rise in Hong Kong's Hung Hing gang. His best friend, Chicken, needs to lie low, so he's sent to Taiwan to work for Lui, leader of the San Luen ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Gigi Lai, Francis Ng

Votes: 1,233

2. Goo waak zai 2: Maang lung gwoh gong (1996)

101 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Chingmy Yau, Gigi Lai

Votes: 768

3. San goo waak chai ji siu nin gik dau pin (1998)

117 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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Following Chan Ho-Nam and his friends as they give up school, and family to join the Hung Hing Society.

Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Francis Ng, Qi Shu, Sam Lee

Votes: 301

4. 97 Goo waak zai: Zin mo bat sing (1997)

106 min | Action, Drama

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The boss of the Hung Hing gang, Tian Sang, has died. Ho Nam and Hon Bun find Sangs younger brother, Yang to lead the gang. Meanwhile, Hon Bun receives news that his younger brother, a ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Chi Fai Chan, Pinky Cheung

Votes: 547

5. Goo waak zai 3: Jek sau je tin (1996)

98 min | Action, Drama

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Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Gigi Lai, Karen Mok

Votes: 768

6. Mou gaan dou II (2003)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng

Votes: 14,544

7. Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (2003)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Months after the events of the original film, Ming suspects a police superintendent as being a new mole for the triads, while years earlier, Yan embarks on his first mission.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Andy Lau, Leon Lai, Daoming Chen

Votes: 10,678

8. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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75 Metascore

A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 102,287 | Gross: $0.17M

9. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error.

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Shirodkar, Mohnish Bahl, Ekta Sohini

Votes: 9,527

10. Company (2002)

155 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala, Seema Biswas

Votes: 11,708

11. Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)

122 min | Action, Biography, Crime

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An account of the gangster Mahindra Dolas and his gang, which terrorized Mumbai City, and a massive war between Mumbai Police and gangs during 16 November 1991.

Director: Apoorva Lakhia | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Arbaaz Khan

Votes: 7,546 | Gross: $0.29M

12. Satya (1998)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 10,031

13. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,299,564 | Gross: $134.97M

14. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

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85 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 896,877 | Gross: $57.30M