List of gangster movies

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The following is a comprehensive list of gangster films from 1900 to the present.

1900s-1920s[change | change source]

Decade Film
1900s The Great Train Robbery (1903)

The Moonshiners (1904)

A Desperate Encounter Between Burglars And Police (1905)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

The Black Hand (1906)

1910s Moonlight (1910)

The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

The Gangsters and the Girl (1914)

Alias Jimmy Valentine (1915)

The Regeneration (1915)

The Wicked Darling (1919)

1920s Underworld (1927)

Dressed to Kill (1928)

The Lights of New York (1928)

The Racket (1928)

The Way of the Strong (1928)

Alibi (1929)

The Racketeer (1929)

1930s[change | change source]

Year Film
1930 The Doorway to Hell
1931 City Streets

Little Caesar

Monkey Business

Night Nurse

The Pubic Enemy

Smart Money


1932 The Beast of the City

Frisco Jenny

Me and My Gal


1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole

Lady for a Day

Lady Killer

Parachute Jumper

Picture Snatcher

The Story of Temple Drake

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

1934 Little Miss Marker

Manhattan Melodrama

1935 G-Men

Princess O'Hara

Special Agent

1936 Bullets or Ballots

The Petrified Forest

1937 Dead End

The Last Gangster

Marked Woman

Trouble at Midnight

1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

Angels with Dirty Faces

A Woman's Face

1939 King of the Underworld

Risky Business

The Roaring Twenties

The Saint Strikes Back

1940s[change | change source]

Year Film
1940 Black Friday

Brother Orchid

Castle on the Hudson

City for Conquest

The Great McGinty

The Green Hornet

The House Across the Bay

The Invisible Woman

It All Came True

Johnny Apollo

The Saint Takes Over

1941 Ball of Fire

Blues in the Night

The Face Behind the Mask

High Sierra

Johnny Eager

A Man Betrayed

The Monster and the Girl

Out of the Fog

1942 All Through the Night

The Big Shot

Gang Busters

The Glass Key

Lady Gangster

Larceny, Inc.

Mr. Wise Guy

Smart Alecks

1943 The Black Raven

Clancy Street Boys

The Crime Smasher

The Dancing Masters

Hit the Ice

It Ain't Hay

The Gang's All Here

Girls in Chains

Johnny Come Lately

Lady of Burlesque

Man of Courage

Mr. Lucky


Truck Busters

1944 Dark Mountain

Roger Touhy, Gangster

1945 Come Out Fighting

Dick Tracy


The Falcon in San Francisco

Federal Operator 99

Gangster's Den

Incendiary Blonde

It's in the Bag!

Midnight Manhunt

Wonder Man

1946 Angel on My Shoulder

The Big Sleep

The Chase


Dick Tracy vs. Cueball


The Great Piggy Bank Robbery

The Hoodlum Saint

The Killers

Racketeer Rabbit

Somewhere in the Night

1947 Body and Soul

Born to Kill

Christmas Eve

Dead Reckoning

Desert Fury


Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

Dick Tracy's Dilemma

The Gangster

I Became a Criminal

I Walk Alone

Johnny O'Clock

Kiss of Death

Out of the Past



Ride the Pink Horse

Shoot to Kill

1948 Brighton Rock

Call Northside 777

Cry of the City

The Dark Past

Drunken Angel

Force of Evil

Hollow Triumph

Key Largo

No Orchids for Miss Blandish

Race Street

Raw Deal

The Naked City

A Song Is Born

The Street with No Name

They Live by Night

1949 Border Incident

Criss Cross

The Crooked Way

A Dangerous Profession

Flaxy Martin

Gun Crazy

In the Name of the Law

Johnny Allegro

Johnny Stool Pigeon

Knock on Any Door

Miss Grant Takes Richmond

Mr. Soft Touch

Port of New York

The Set-Up

Scene of the Crime

Sorrowful Jones

Stray Dog

Thieves' Highway

The Threat


The Undercover Man

White Heat

The Woman on Pier 13

1950s[change | change source]

Year Film
1950 Appointment with Danger

Armored Car Robbery

The Asphalt Jungle

Black Hand

The Blue Lamp


The Damned Don't Cry

Dark City

Gun Crazy

Los Olvidados

Night and the City

711 Ocean Drive

Side Street

The Underworld Story

Woman on the Run

1951 Behave Yourself!

Cry Danger

The Enforcer

His Kind of Woman

The Lavender Hill Mob

The Lemon Drop Kid


The Mob

The Racket

Racket Girls

1952 The Captive City

Deadline - U.S.A.

Kansas City Confidential


The Narrow Margin

1953 Crime Wave

The Big Heat

The Girl Who Had Everything

Kiss Me Kate

Man in the Dark

Second Chance

1954 Down Three Dark Streets


Drive a Crooked Road

Jail Bait

On the Waterfront


Touchez Pas au Grisbi

1955 The Big Combo

A Bullet for Joey

Creature with the Atom Brain

The Desperate Hours

5 Against the House

Guys and Dolls

House of Bamboo

I Died a Thousand Times


Killer's Kiss

Kiss Me Deadly

The Ladykillers

The Naked Street

Pete Kelly's Blues

The Phenix City Story


Tight Spot

Violent Saturday

1956 Accused of Murder

Bob le Flambeur

Crime in the Streets

The Girl Can't Help It

The Killing


Slightly Scarlet

1957 The Brothers Rico

The Long Haul

1958 King Creole

The Lineup

Machine Gun Kelly

Murder by Contract

Party Girl

Room 43

Thunder Road

Touch of Evil

1959 Al Capone

The FBI Story

Guns Girls and Gangsters

Odds Against Tomorrow

Some Like It Hot

The St. Louis Bank Robbery

1960s[change | change source]

Year Film
1960 The Bad Sleep Well


The Concrete Jungle

It Takes a Thief

Ocean's Eleven

The League of Gentlemen

Ma Barker's Killer Brood

Murder, Inc.

Never Let Go

Pay or Die!

Playgirl After Dark

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

The Sun's Burial

Surprise Package

Take Aim at the Police Van

The Walking Target

1961 Blast of Silence

The Frightened City

The George Raft Story

The Hoodlum Priest

I Promised to Pay

King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein

Mad Dog Coll

Man Called Rocca

Most Dangerous Man Alive

West Side Story

King of the Roaring 20s

Pigs and Battleships

Pocketful of Miracles


Underworld U.S.A.

1962 China Town

Kid Galahad

Le Doulos

Passport for a Corpse

Salvatore Giuliano

Walk on the Wild Side

Who's Got the Action?

1963 Any Number Can Win


The Corrupt

Crooks in Clover

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!

Gangsterzy i filantropi

Hands Over the City

Johnny Cool

Le concerto de la peur

Maigret voit rouge

The Man from the Diners' Club

Underworld Informers

Youth of the Beast

The Wrong Arm of the Law

1964 Cruel Gun Story

The Killers

Ôkami to buta to ningen

Pale Flower

Robin and the 7 Hoods

When Strangers Meet

1965 L'amour à la chaîne


The Gangster

Das Geheimnis der drei Dschunken

Hail, Mafia

Mickey One

The Money Trap

Once a Thief

One Way Wahine

Tattooed Life

Young Dillinger

1966 Le Deuxième Souffle

The Hired Killer

The Mad Dog

2 mafiosi contro Al Capone

Playgirls of Frankfurt

The Poppy Is Also a Flower

The Upper Hand

Tokyo Drifter

The Treasure of San Gennaro

Wake Up and Die

1967 Action Man

The Big Mouth

Bonnie and Clyde

Branded to Kill

The Busy Body

A Certain Killer

The Cobra

Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI

The Corrupt Ones


The Happening

Lucky, el intrépido

Du mou dans la gâchette

La notte è fatta per... rubare

Operation St. Peter's

Point Blank


The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Le Samouraï

Sorrel Flower

The Story of a Discharged Prisoner

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Walk the Hot Streets

1968 The Biggest Bundle of Them All

Bandits in Rome

Bonnot's Gang

The Brotherhood


The Great Chase

Killers Three

Madigan's Millions


Never a Dull Moment


The Pick-Up

Sardinia... Kidnapped


Sol Madrid

They Came to Rob Las Vegas

The Violent Four

Wild 90

1969 The Angels of the Street

Army of Shadows


The Fabulous Bastard from Chicago

Gangsters' Law

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

Hard Contract

The Italian Job


Joë Caligula - Du suif chez les dabes

The Lost Man

Machine Gun McCain

Mafia Girls

Mafia Mob

Mission Impossible Versus the Mob

Naked Bullet

Pelle di bandito

The Sicilian Clan

Sophie's Place


They Paid with Bullets

1970s[change | change source]

Year Film
1970 Barsolino

Bloody Mama


The Red Circle

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

1971 The Anderson Tapes

A Clockwork Orange

The French Connection

The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight

Get Carter

The Last Run



1972 Across 110th Street

Boxcar Bertha

Caliber 9

The Doberman Gang

The Getaway

The Godfather

The Harder They Come

The Mechanic

The Way of the Dragon

1973 Battles Without Honor and Humanity

Big Guns

Black Caesar

Charley Varrick


The Don is Dead

Enter the Dragon

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Gang War in Milan


High Crime

Hell Up in Harlem

Little Cigars

The Long Goodbye

Mean Streets

Magnum Force


Police Woman

The Sting


1974 Barsilino and Co.

The Black Godfather


Crazy Joe

Foxy Brown


The Godfather: Part II

Gone in 60 Seconds

Massacre Mafia Style

Melvin Purvis: G-Man

Shoot First, Die Later

The Talking of Pelham One Two Three


1975 The Black Gestapo



Cops vs. Thugs

Flic Story


The Four Deuces

Graveyard of Honor

Hard Times

Sheba, Baby

1976 Assault on Precinct 13

Black Heat

Bugsy Malone

Clint Eastwood: The Enforcer

Cross Shot

Death Rage

Family Enforcer

Gang Wars

J. D.'s Revenge

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Mikey and Nicky

The Missouri Breaks

Meet Him and Die

Mister Scarface

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Taxi Driver

The Tough Ones

The Sicilian Cross

Street People

  • The Squeeze (1977)
  • The Big Sleep (1978)
  • The Great Train Robbery (1978)
  • Walter Hill: The Driver (1978)
  • Youngblood (1978)
  • Boulevard Nights (1979)
  • The Lady in Red (1979)
  • Walk Proud (1979)
  • The Wanderers (1979)
  • The Warriors (1979)

1980s[change | change source]

1980[change | change source]

  • Atlantic City
  • Cruising
  • Gloria
  • The Long Good Friday
  • The Smuggler
  • Three Men to Kill

1981[change | change source]

  • Absence of Malice
  • Cattle Annie and Little Britches
  • Gangster Wars
  • The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
  • The Mafia Triangle
  • Prince of the City
  • Thief
  • Zoot Suit

1982[change | change source]

  • Death Wish II
  • Fighting Back
  • Gang Master
  • The King of Comedy
  • Lady Gangster
  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors
  • Shakti

1983[change | change source]

1984[change | change source]

  • Alphabet City
  • Once upon a Time in America
  • Savage Streets