CRIME & GANGSTER
FILMS



Examples


Crime-Gangster Films
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Selection of Greatest Crime and Gangster Films:


Greatest Early Crime and Gangster Films:
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
The Regeneration (1915)
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
Underworld (1927)
The Lights of New York (1928)
The Racket (1928)
The Big House (1930)
Little Caesar (1930)
Bad Company (1931)
City Streets (1931)
M (1931, Ger.)
The Public Enemy (1931)
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
Scarface: The Shame of the Nation (1932)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
The Petrified Forest (1934)
G-Men (1935)
Bullets or Ballots (1936)
The Petrified Forest (1936)
Dead End (1937)
Marked Woman (1937)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Brother Orchid (1940)
They Drive by Night (1940)
High Sierra (1941)
The Glass Key (1942)
This Gun for Hire (1942)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Detour (1945)
Dillinger (1945)
Scarlet Street (1945)
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Killers (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) (remade in 1981)
Brute Force (1947)
Kiss of Death (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)
T-Men (1947)
Force of Evil (1948)
Key Largo (1948)
Raw Deal (1948)
Gun Crazy (1949)
They Live By Night (1949)
White Heat (1949)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Dark City (1950)
The Enforcer (1951)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951, UK)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Big Heat (1953)
On the Waterfront (1954)
The Big Combo (1955)
Rififi (1955)
The Killing (1956)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Al Capone (1959)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
The FBI Story (1959)
Greatest Recent Crime and Gangster Films:
Ocean's Eleven (1960), remake in 2001
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)
Underworld, U.S.A. (1961)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Cape Fear (1962)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
In Cold Blood (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Point Blank (1967)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
The Brotherhood (1968)
Bullitt (1968)
The Detective (1968)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) (remade in 1999)
The Italian Job (1969) (remade in 2003)
Bloody Mama (1970)
The Big Doll House (1971)
Dirty Harry (1971) and sequels (1973, 1976, 1983 and 1988)
The French Connection (1971) and sequel French Connection II (1975)
Get Carter (1971)
Shaft (1971) and sequels (1972, 1973) (remade in 2000)
The Big Bird Cage (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
The Hot Rock (1972)
The New Centurions (1972)
Badlands (1973)
Cleopatra Jones (1973) and sequel (1975)
Coffy (1973)
Dillinger (1973)
Magnum Force (1973)
Mean Streets (1973)
Serpico (1973)
The Seven-Ups (1973)
The Stone Killer (1973)
Walking Tall (1973) and sequels (1975, 1977) (remade in 2004)
Chinatown (1974) and sequel The Two Jakes (1990)
Death Wish (1974) and sequels (1982, 1985, 1987, 1994)
Foxy Brown (1974)
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
The Super Cops (1974)
The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974) (remade in 2009)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Friday Foster (1975)
Sheba, Baby (1975)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Bugsy Malone (1976)
Deadly Hero (1976)
The Enforcer (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Trackdown (1976)
The Choirboys (1977)
Short Eyes (1977)
The Brink's Job (1978)
The Driver (1978)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Midnight Express (1978)
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Hardcore (1979)
The Onion Field (1979)
The Warriors (1979)
Atlantic City (1980)
Cruising (1980)
Gloria (1980)
The Hunter (1980)
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
Fort Apache: The Bronx (1981)
Nighthawks (1981)
Prince of the City (1981)
True Confessions (1981)
48 Hrs. (1982) and sequel Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Vice Squad (1982)
Bad Boys (1983)
Blood Simple (1983)
Scarface (1983)
The Star Chamber (1983)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Tightrope (1984)
The Boys Next Door (1985)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
That Was Then...This Is Now (1985)
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Witness (1985)
Manhunter (1986)
Lethal Weapon (1987) and sequels (1989, 1992 and 1998)
The Untouchables (1987)
The Accused (1988)
Colors (1988)
The Dead Pool (1988)
Die Hard (1988) and sequels (1990, 1995, 2007)
Patty Hearst (1988)
An Innocent Man (1989)
Lock Up (1989)
Dick Tracy (1990)
The Godfather, Part III (1990)
GoodFellas (1990)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Q & A (1990)
Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Bugsy (1991)
Cape Fear (1991)
JFK (1991)
New Jack City (1991)
One Good Cop (1991)
Rush (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and sequels ((2001), (2002), and (2007))
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Bad Lieutenant (1992) (also 2009)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Hoffa (1992)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Carlito's Way (1993)
Falling Down (1993)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Heavenly Creatures (1994, NZ)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
The Professional (Fr.) (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Speed (1994) and sequel (1997)
Casino (1995)
Clockers (1995)
Get Shorty (1995)
Heat (1995)
Se7en (1995)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Bound (1996)
Fargo (1996)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Ransom (1996)
Sleepers (1996)
Con Air (1997)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Jackie Brown (1997)
L. A. Confidential (1997)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Out of Sight (1998)
A Simple Plan (1998)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Traffic (2000)
Ocean's Eleven (2001) and sequels (2004, 2007)
Training Day (2001)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Taking Lives (2004)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Departed (2006)
Inside Man (2006)
Changeling (2008)
Street Kings (2008)
Public Enemies (2009)



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