Top 45 Gangster Movies on Netflix


Have you watched any of the gangster movies on Netflix? I’m a Netflix subscriber who is a big fan of the gangster movie genre, and if you want to join the club, this article is for you.

Netflix is a movie streaming service only available to subscribers. With its headquarters in California, Netflix has an enormous library of movies, T.V. shows, and documentaries. Gangster movies feature gangs and organized crime.

Join me; let’s explore some of the famous gangster movies on Netflix, shall we?

1. The Irishman (Named Onscreen As I Heard You Paint Houses) (2019)

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Beam Romano, Stephen Graham, and Bobby Cannavale
  • IMDb rating: 7.8/10
  • Running time: 3h 29m

During the 1950s, driver Frank Sheeran collaborates with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. 

As he ascends the ranks to a top hired gunman, he works for Jimmy Hoffa – – a strong Teamster attached to the coordinated crime. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

2. Legend (2015)

  • Director: Brian Helgeland
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Searing, Colin Morgan, Taron Egerton, David Thewlis, Duffy, Christopher Eccleston, and Chazz Palminteri
  • IMDb rating: 6.9/10
  • Running time: 2h 11m

The story of London’s most infamous hoodlums, identical twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. Ronnie expands their privately-run company with brutality and terror while Reggie battles to go clean for a beautiful lady, Frances Shea.

Smooth, enchanting, and unpredictable, Reggie Kray and his volatile twin Ronnie coordinate burglaries and murders while running nightclubs and insurance rackets, leaving their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s.

With veteran cop Leonard “Nipper” Read pursuing them, the siblings ascend to power and accomplish notoriety. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

3. Uncut Pearls (2019)

  • Directors: Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, and Eric Bogosian.
  • IMDb rating: 7.4/10
  • Running time: 2h 15m

Howard Ratner, a one-time Charming Jewish-American gem dealer in New York City, whose betting habit has left his family and profession wrecked and in debt, must recover a rare uncut Opal, risking everything to stay afloat. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

4. Xtreme (2021)

  • Director: Daniel Benmayor
  • Cast: Teo García, Óscar Casas, Andrea Duro, Óscar Jaenada, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Alberto Jo Lee
  • IMDb rating: 5.8/10
  • Running time: 1h 51m

Two years after the homicide of his child and father, a resigned gunman for hire, alongside his sister and a troubled high schooler, begins a painstakingly created retribution plan against the executioner: his stepbrother. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

5. American Criminal (2007)

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, and RZA
  • IMDb rating: 7.8/10
  • Running time: 2h 56m

Frank Lucas makes ends meet as an escort to one of Harlem’s druglords. After his employer bites the dust, Candid sets up a good foundation as the leading merchant of heroin in the Harlem locale of Manhattan, becoming one of the ghetto’s most remarkable kingpins. 

In the meantime, veteran cop Richie Roberts perceives an adjustment of the horde’s power structure and searches for ways of dealing with his rival. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

6. Jagame Thandhiram (2021)

  • Director: Karthik Subbaraj
  • Cast: Dhanush, James Cosmo, Joju George, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Kalaiyarasan
  • IMDb rating: 5.8/10
  • Running time: 2h 38m

Indian Tamil-language action thriller follows Suruli, a lighthearted hoodlum in Madurai, who is enlisted to assist an abroad crime lord in bringing down an opponent. 

Yet is later surprised by the ethical predicaments that follow when he is enamored with a delightful vocalist named Attila. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

5. The Ruthless (Italian: Lo spietato) (2019)

  • Director: Renato De Maria
  • Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Sara Serraiocco, and Alessio Praticò
  • IMDb rating: 6.2/10
  • Running time: 1h 51m

Italian-French drama set in the 1980s spotlight a defiant high schooler who grows up to become one of Milan’s most aggressive lawbreakers during the best years of the ‘ndrangheta Mafia. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

6. The Outsider (2018)

  • Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
  • Cast: Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shiina, Rory Cochrane, Shiori Kutsuna, and Emile Hirsch
  • IMDb rating: 6.2/10
  • Running time: 2h

An American fighter detained in post-WWII Japan joins the yakuza, taking on their lifestyle in reimbursement for his release. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

7. A Classic Horror Story (2021)

  • Directors: Roberto De Feo, and Paolo Strippoli
  • Cast: Matilda Lutz, Francesco Russo, Peppino Mazzotta, William Merrick, and Yuliia Sobol
  • IMDb rating: 5.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 35m

In this Italian thriller, Five carpoolers head out in an R.V. and collide with a tree at night when they swerve to avoid an animal carcass. 

When they recuperate, they discover that the path they were traveling on has been replaced with a thick, impervious forest, and a wooden house they find is the home of a spine-chilling cult. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

8. The Drug King (2018)

  • Director: Woo Min-ho
  • Cast: Song Kang-ho, Jo Jung-suk, Bae Doona, Kim Dae-myung, Kim So-jin, Lee Hee-joon, Jo Charm jin, and Yoon Je-moon.
  • IMDb rating: 6.2/10
  • Running time: 2h 19m

This South Korean crime drama set in the 1970s follows Lee Doo-sam, a customary small-time opiates vendor in Busan, Korea, who doubles as a notorious drug lord by night and a decent community leader by day.  

This movie was nominated for the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Supporting Actor in Film. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

9. Ferry (2021)

  • Director: Cecilia Verheyden
  • Cast: Frank Lammers, Elise Schaap, and Huub Stapel.
  • IMDb rating: 7/10
  • Running time: 1h 46m

In this Belgo-Dutch film, Savage Ferry Bouman is shipped off to his native district of Brabant by his supervisor Brink to vindicate an assault on their gang. 

When he meets beautiful Danielle and old family quarrels reemerge, Brabant begins to penetrate his steel defenses. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

10. Once Upon a Time in London (2019)

  • Director: Simon Rumley
  • Cast: Leo Gregory, Terry Stone, Holly Baron, Dominic Keating, and Geoff Chime
  • IMDb rating: 5.4/10
  • Running time: 1h 51m

This British crime drama sensationalizes the savage rule of two of London’s infamous hoodlums, Billy Hill and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer.

Following the epic ascent and legendary fall of a nationwide criminal realm until the mid-fifties paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

11. Get The Goat (2021)

  • Director: Vitor Brandt
  • Cast: Victor Allen, Evelyn Castro, and Juliano Cazarré.
  • IMDb rating: 4.2/10
  • Running time: 1h 37m

This Brazilian comedy follows Bruceuilis, a cop from the country who travels to São Paulo on an assignment to search and rescue Celestina, a treasured goat mascot. 

There, he meets police clerk Trindade, who chooses to branch out into the field, although it isn’t his area of expertise. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

12. The Highwaymen (2019)

  • Director: John Lee Hancock
  • Cast: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, Thomas Mann, and William Sadler
  • IMDb rating: 6.9/10
  • Running time: 2h 12m

This crime thriller set in the 1930s follows Frank Hamer and Maney Gault, two previous Texas Officers who unite and endeavor to find and secure infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

13. Class Of ’83 (2020)

  • Director: Atul Sabharwal
  • Cast: Bobby Deol, Geetika Tyagi, Prithvik Pratap, Bhupendra Jadawat, Monika Panwar, Sameer Paranjape, Ahmareen Anjum, and Vishwajeet Pradhan.
  • IMDb rating: 5.8/10
  • Running time: 1h 38m

This Indian Hindi-language crime drama recounts the narrative of an upstanding cop-turned-coach whose wards are assassins to rebuff the corrupt bureaucracy and its lawbreaker partners.

Like every well-conceived plan, it works for some time until the fire he has lighted lights out to torch his own home.

This movie was nominated for the Filmfare OTT Awards (2021) Popular Award for Best Actor: Web Original Film and Best Supporting Actor: Web Original Film. 

It won the Lions Gold Awards (2021) Film Award for Best OTT Actor. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

14. iBoy (2017)

  • Director: Adam Randall
  • Cast: Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Jordan Bolger, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Aymen Hamdouchi, Miranda Richardson, and Rory Kinnear.
  • IMDb rating: 5.9/10
  • Running time: 1h 30m

In this sci-fi action thriller, After being shot while calling for help attempting to stop a savage assault on his girlfriend, 16-year-old Tom stirs from a coma to find that shards of his cell phone have been implanted in his cerebrum, giving him superhuman powers.

He utilizes this information and innovation to get payback on the gang answerable for the assault. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

15. Miss Bala (2019)

  • Director: Catherine Hardwicke
  • Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Anthony Mackie, Damián Alcázar, Thomas Dekker, Barbarella Pardo, Ricardo Abarca, Matt Lauria, and Aislinn Derbez.
  • IMDb rating: 5.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 44m

Gloria finds a power she never realized when she is dragged into a hazardous circle of cross-border crime when she travels to Mexico to meet up with her best friend, Suzu. 

Getting through this will require every last bit of her finesse, imaginativeness, and strength. She plays a risky game to outmaneuver the cartel and the DEA specialists who suspect her of complicity. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

16. Gun City (La Sombra De La Ley) (2018)

  • Director: Dani de la Torre
  • Cast: Luis Tosar, Michelle Jenner, Vicente Romero, Ernesto Alterio, Paco Tous, Manolo Solo, Jaime Lorente, Tony Cayuela, Patricia Torres, Joan Serrats, Santos Mallagray, Richard Menchaca, Marc Udina, David Linares, Juan Antonio Ballesteros, David Martín Surroca, and Marcos Javier Fernández Eimil.
  • IMDb rating: 5.8/10
  • Running time: 2h 6m

In this Spanish-French crime thriller set in 1921 Barcelona, when rebels battle police brutality, a cop sent from Madrid plays the two sides to determine who took army weapons that could kickstart a nationwide war. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

17. Triple Frontier (2019)

  • Director: J. C. Chandor
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal, Adria Arjona, and Sheila Vand
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10
  • Running time: 2h 5m

A gang of former U.S. Army Delta Force operators reunites and, for selfish interests, team up to design a heist of a South American crime lord in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. 

Be that as it may, when the plan goes off in an unexpected direction, their abilities, loyalties, and ethics are pushed to their limit in an unbelievable struggle for survival. 

This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix. This film was nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie.

18. King Of Boys (2018)

  • Director: Kemi Adetiba
  • Cast: Sola Sobowale, Adesua Etomi, Reminisce, Toni Tones, Paul Sambo, Osas Ajibade Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Sani Muazu, Demola Adedoyin, Akin Lewis, Jide Kosoko, and Illbliss
  • IMDb rating: 5.9/10
  • Running time: 2h 49m

In this Nigerian crime political thriller, Eniola Salami, an influential businesswoman, gets back to Nigeria following a five-year exile, anxious to distribute retribution to her adversaries. 

Her underworld associations compromise her political ambitions, and the resulting power tussle could cost her everything. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie bagged the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Nigerian Film, the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

  • Directors: Shashanka Ghosh and Samit Basu
  • Cast: Ali Fazal, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Jim Sarbh, and Barkha Singh
  • IMDb rating: 5.5/10
  • Running time: 1h 44m

A world-weary man who won’t leave his home must manage a few strange and startling visitors who appear unannounced and toss his secluded life into disorder. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

20. Infernal Issues II (2003)

  • Directors: Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
  • Cast: Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang, Carina Lau, Francis Ng, Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Hu Jun, Chapman To, Roy Cheung, and Liu Kai-chi
  • IMDb rating: 7.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 59m

In this Hong Kong crime thriller, Chan Wing Yan, the brother of a crime lord, is removed from the police academy and hired by SP Wong to go undercover into the triad family reigned by his stepbrother Hau. 

He has been commanded to murder Hau’s father and bring down a corrupt cop working for the Triad boss. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

21. Udta Punjab (2016)

  • Director: Abhishek Chaubey
  • Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, Alia Bhatt, and Kareena Kapoor
  • IMDb rating: 7.7/10
  • Running time: 2h 29m

This Indian black comedy crime drama is based on drug abuse in the well-to-do north Indian Territory of Punjab and how the youth there have surrendered to it en-masse, resulting in a socio-economic decline.

A rock star, a migrant worker, a specialist, and a cop wind up battling to adapt to the disarray accompanying this drug crisis. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

22. Gangs Of New York (2002)

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Stephen Graham, Eddie Marsan, Henry Thomas, and Brendan Gleeson
  • IMDb rating: 6.2/10
  • Running time: 2h 47m

Historical drama set in the 1860s, Amsterdam Vallon, a youthful Irish immigrant let out of jail, gets back to the Five Points looking for vengeance against his dad’s executioner, William Cutting, an influential anti-immigrant gang leader. 

He invades Cutting’s internal circle as his journey becomes a battle for individual survival and finding a spot for the Irish people. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

23. Scarface (1983)

  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Robert Loggia
  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10
  • Running time: 2h 50m

Cuban refugee Tony Montana, alongside his dear companion Manny, shows up destitute in Miami during the Mariel boatlift and strives to become a powerful and highly homicidal drug lord.

He plummets into addiction, fixation, and violence, shocking results that plague his empire. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

24. Infernal Affairs (2002)

  • Directors: Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
  • Cast: Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Anthony Wong, Sammi Cheng, Kelly Chen, and Eric Tsang
  • IMDb rating: 8/10
  • Running time: 1h 41m

This Hong Kong thriller follows Chan Wing Yan, an undercover police officer, who effectively penetrates a Triad, and Wong Chi-Shing, another cop who turns out to be a mole in the police force for that Triad. 

Their targets are very similar: figure out who is the mole and the cop. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

25. Once Upon A Time In America (1984)

  • Director: Sergio Leone
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Youthful, Tuesday Weld, and Treat Williams
  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10
  • Running time: 4h 11m

This movie narratives the experiences of dearest companions David “Noodles” Aaronson and Maximilian “Max” Bercovicz as they lead a gang of Jewish ghetto youths and ascend to notoriety as Jewish criminals in New York City’s universe of coordinated crime. 

The film investigates topics of childhood kinships, love, desire, covetousness, treachery, misfortune, and broken connections, along with the ascent of mobsters in American culture. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the David di Donatello René Clair Award, BAFTA Award for Best Original Score, Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film, etc. 

It was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, etc.

26. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Tarantino, Edward Bunker, and Quentin Tarantino
  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 39m

A gathering of jewel thieves unites to pull off the perfect diamond heist. It transforms into a bloody trap when one of the men becomes a police spy.

As the gathering questions each other’s guilt, the strains threaten to escalate the situation before the police step in.

It integrates numerous themes that have turned into Tarantino’s trademarks: brutal crime, mainstream society references, curse words, and nonlinear narrating. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

27. Snatch (2000)

  • Director: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Šerbedžija, and Jason Statham.
  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10
  • Running time: 1h 44m

Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two entwined plots: one focused on the quest for a stolen diamond, the other with a small-time boxing advertiser.

Who ends up under the thumb of a heartless hoodlum prepared to have his subordinates carry out extreme and vicious demonstrations of savagery. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

28. Crows Zero (Otherwise Called Crows: Episode 0) (2007)

  • Director: Takashi Miike
  • Cast: Shun Oguri, Kyōsuke Yabe, Takayuki Yamada, Shunsuke Daito, Meisa Kuroki, Tsutomu Takahashi, and Goro Kishitani
  • IMDb rating: 7/10
  • Running time: 2h 10m

The Suzuran Senior Secondary School for Young men, nicknamed “The School of Crows,” is the country’s least accomplished, most fierce school. 

The understudies are classified as “crows,” and they rally in groups, engaging each other for impact and power. However, they all share an objective that has never been arrived at in the school’s set of experiences: unification. Nobody’s group has, at any point, ruled. 

Genji Takiya, a student from another school who endeavors to take over Suzuran Boys Secondary School, is guided by old boy yakuza Katagiri as he goes head to head against rival Serizawa. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

29. Mean Streets (1973)

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, and Cesare Danova
  • IMDb rating: 7.2/10
  • Running time: 1h 52m

Tony and Michael’s future is determined — claiming a local bar and making bargains in the mean streets of New York City’s Little Italy.

For Charlie, a small-time hood who works for his uncle making collections and recovering bad debts, what’s to come is not set. 

Enamored with a lady to whom his uncle objects (because of her epilepsy) and a pal of her troubled cousin, Johnny Boy, a near psycho whose issues undermine them all – – Charlie can’t accommodate opposing values.

A bombed endeavor to disappear (to Brooklyn) moves everyone nearer to a severe, nearly predetermined future. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie was nominated for the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (1976) Silver Ribbon for Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero); NSFC Award for Best Film, Best Actor; and Writers Guild of America, USA (1974) for Best Drama Written Directly. 

It received the National Film Preservation Board, USA (1997)National Film Registry; National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA (1974) for Best Supporting Actor; New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1974) for Best Supporting Actor; Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Awards (2012).

Also Sant Jordi Awards (1978) for Best Performance in a Foreign Film (Mejor Interpretación en Película Extranjera)

30. The Departed (2006)

  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin, and Anthony Anderson
  • IMDb rating: 8.5/10
  • Running time: 2h 31m

South Boston cop Billy Costigan goes undercover to invade the association of gangland boss Frank Costello. 

As Billy acquires the mobster’s trust, a professional criminal named Colin Sullivan invades the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses.

When the two organizations realize they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must sort out one another’s personalities to save their own lives. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Academy Award for Best Directing, etc.

It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), BAFTA Award for Best Film, etc.

31. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

  • Director: Stephen Chow
  • Cast: Stephen Chow, Danny Chan, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Eva Huang, and Leung Siu-lung
  • IMDb rating: 7.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 39m

When the hapless Sing and his inept buddy, Bone, attempt to trick the occupants of Pig Sty Alley street into believing that they are from the feared Axe Gang, the genuine hoodlums come to this Shanghai ghetto to reestablish their fearsome reputation. 

Crime lord Brother Sum doesn’t know that three legendary retired kung fu masters live secretly in this feeble neighborhood and don’t warmly embrace gatecrashers. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Best Film, Best Action Choreography, etc. It was also nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Best Actor, Best Film, etc.

32. Once Upon A Period In Mumbaai (2010)

  • Director: Milan Luthria
  • Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai, and Randeep Hooda
  • IMDb rating: 7.4/10
  • Running time: 2h 15m

After Aide Chief Agnel Wilson’s failed suicide attempt, he retells his account of the Mumbai, India, underworld, which he’d examined for quite a long time. It starts with the story of Sultan Mirza, a smuggler. 

Wilson failed in his endeavors to bring Sultan down through the gang leader’s relationship with a Bollywood entertainer. 

Then a rising hoodlum, Shoaib Khan, ousts the Sultan; however, the power tussle is nowhere near finished. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress, etc.

This movie was also nominated for the IIFA Award for Best Dialogue, Filmfare Award for Best Actor, etc.

33. Donnie Brasco (1997)

  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche
  • IMDb rating: 7.7/10
  • Running time: 2h 27m

Joseph Pistone, an FBI specialist who has invaded one of the significant New York Mafia families and is living under the name Donnie Brasco, fosters a relationship with mob hit man Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero (Al Pacino) to get further covert.

As their relationship deepens, Pistone must choose whether or not to follow through with his task when he realizes that it will prompt the homicide of his new companion. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the National Board of Review, USA (1997) for Best Supporting Actress, etc., and was nominated for Best Actor for the National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA (1998).

34. The Godfather (1972)

  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton.
  • IMDb rating: 9.2/10
  • Running time: 2h 55m

Generally viewed as one of the best movies, it centers around the Italian-American solid crime gang Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando).

At the point when the don’s youngest kid, Michael (Al Pacino), hesitantly joins the Mafia, he becomes engaged with the inescapable pattern of savagery and disloyalty. 

Even though Michael attempts to keep an ordinary relationship with his better half, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn further into the privately-owned company. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

35. The Town (2010)

  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Lobby, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Exuberant, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper, and Slaine
  • IMDb rating: 6.5/10
  • Running time: 2h 4m

Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) makes a group of savage gangsters loot a bank. Everything changes for Doug when James, like a brother to him, momentarily takes bank representative Claire Keesey hostage.

Discovering that she lives in the posse’s area, Doug searches her out to find what she knows, and he falls head over heels for her. 

As the romance continues, he wants to leave behind his criminal life. However, that could be risky for Claire. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble. 

It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

36. Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)

  • Director: Ralph Ziman
  • Cast: Rapulana Seiphemo, Jeffrey Zekele, Robert Hobbs, and Mzwandile Ngubeni
  • IMDb rating: 7.3/10
  • Running time: 2h

This South African crime drama spotlights Lucky Kunene, a youthful hooligan who ascends from a small-time criminal to an influential crime entrepreneur during the fierce years when the fall of politically-sanctioned racial segregation.

He attracts the attention of law enforcement and is a powerful drug lord. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the Durban International Film Festival (2008) Audience Award for Best Feature and Actor and; Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival Awards (2009) for Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

It was also nominated for the Zurich Film Festival (2008) Golden Eye for Best International Feature Film.

37. Don: The Chase Begins Again (2006)

  • Director: Farhan Akhtar
  • Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Isha Koppikar, Boman Irani, Pavan Malhotra, Rajesh Khattar, Om Puri, and Kareena Kapoor
  • IMDb rating: 7.1/10
  • Running time: 2h 51m

DCP DeSilva proposes a method for dealing with the dreaded head of a criminal domain, i.e., enrolling a man named Vijay, who closely resembles the kingpin. 

The stratagem works admirably, and soon Vijay finds his life in peril when DeSilva, the only one who knows his actual character, passes on. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (2007) Mad Movies Award for Best Asian Movie, etc. It was also nominated for the Screen Awards, IN (2007) for Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role. 

38. Imperial Dreams (2014)

  • Director: Malik Vitthal
  • Cast: John Boyega, Rotimi Akinosho, Keke Palmer, Glenn Plummer, and De’Aundre Bonds
  • IMDb rating: 6.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 30m

A 21-year-old transformed criminal’s dedication to his family and future is scrutinized when he is released from jail and returns to his old neighborhood in Watts, Los Angeles. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie won the Mill Valley Film Festival (2014) Audience Award for U.S. Cinema Indie GOLD AWARD, etc. It was also nominated for the Milwaukee Film Festival (2015) Festival Prize for Best Film.

  • Director: Felix Chong
  • Cast: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michelle Ye, On-on Yu, Alex Fong, Wilfred Lau, Conroy Chan Chi-Chung, and Kwok Cheung Tsang
  • IMDb rating: 5.7/10
  • Running time: 1h 35m

In this Hong Kong hilarious triad movie parody, successful restaurateur “Roast Pork” finds his picturesque life turned upside down when his old tutor suddenly appears and orders him to be the successor of his gang. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

This movie received the Hong Kong Film Awards (2011) for Best New Director and was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.

40. Looper (2012)

  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Gruff, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Flute player Perabo, and Jeff Daniels
  • IMDb rating: 7.4/10
  • Running time: 1h 59m

In 2044, hired executioners known as ‘loopers’ set up an ambush to kill targets who are sent back through time by a criminal syndicate. A looper named Joe encounters his future self after he time travels on a personal mission.

This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix. This movie won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror.

It was also nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, and Long Form.

41. Live By Night (2016)

  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Cooper.
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10
  • Running time: 2h 8m

A gang of criminals from Boston set up a shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era that ends up being a threat to the Ku Klux Klan. 

They finally go head to head with their rivals to demonstrate their predominance. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix. This movie was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Production Design.

42. Lawless (2012)

  • Director: John Hillcoat
  • Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Guy Pearce
  • IMDb rating: 7.2/10
  • Running time: 1h 56m

In 1931, the Bondurant siblings of Franklin District, Va., ran a multipurpose forest foundation that conceals their actual business, bootlegging.

Middle sibling Forrest is the brains; Older Brother Howard is the brawn, and younger brother Jack is the lookout.

Even as the neighborhood police have accepted bribes leaving the siblings be, a brutal war begins when a perverted law enforcement officer from Chicago shows up and attempts to close down the Bondurants’ company. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

43. Blow (2001)

  • Director: Ted Demme
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths, Paul Reubens, Jordi Mollà, and Ray Liotta
  • IMDb rating: 7.5/10
  • Running time: 2h 4m

In the 1970s, the worldwide drug exchange went through quick, savage, and worthwhile unrest – and one everyday American was in its middle. 

Yet, in only a couple of years, George Jung, a secondary school football star, independently turned into the world’s debut shipper of cocaine from Colombia’s Medellin cartel. 

This movie is a high-intensity highlight of George Jung’s epic ascent and fall. This is one of the Gangster movies on Netflix.

Conclusion

I hope that this list of gangster movies on Netflix will guide you on which of the film from that genre you may be interested in watching if you are a Netflix subscriber. 

If you aren’t a Netflix subscriber, I’ll recommend you do so to enjoy top-notch entertainment on this movie streaming platform.

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