16 Best Italian Mafia Movies of all Time

You may come across the word organized crime, and sure you do. Martin Scorsese stuff, if you admire his directions then here are the 7 best mobster movies of all time.  

Are a genre of films that depict the criminal activities of the Italian-American Mafia, also known as the Cosa Nostra. These films usually depict the lives of mobsters and their families, their rise to power, and the conflicts within and between organized crime groups.

GoodFellas (1990)

A young boy growing up in a mob neighborhood in Brooklyn. he starts to work for Paulie. along with Jimmy and Tommy. and makes it to the top with serious criminal activity. It is based on the true story of Henry Hill, a mobster and FBI informant who was associated with the Lucchese crime family.

Gotti (1996)

John Gotti becomes boss of the powerful Gambino family after the unsanctioned killing of Paul Castellano. after the years FBI manages to convict him. movie will talk about Cosa Nostra and the set of rules that Gotti followed.

A Bronx Tale (1993)

A boy helps the mobster sonny by not identifying him in the street shootout. later sonny involves in his life and mentors him in his life. this is not a typical gangster movie it is more about relationships. and the kid who is confused by the how streets work.

The Godfather & Part II

One of the greatest mafia movies of the time, probably everyone watched this movie, but still worth adding to the list. The film tells the story of the Corleone family, a powerful Italian-American mafia clan, and the patriarch of the family, Vito Corleone (Brando), who is known as “The Godfather.” The film follows the Corleones through the years as they navigate the criminal underworld, and as power is passed from Vito to his son Michael (Pacino). 

Donnie Brasco (1997)

An FBI agent goes undercover in new yorks most enormous crime gangster family. and develops friendships with fellow hitman Benjamin a.k.a ‘Lefty’. Lefty Ruggiero (Pacino), a low-level mobster, eventually rises through the ranks of the crime family. As Pistone becomes more deeply entrenched in the criminal organization, he struggles to maintain his cover and his relationships with his family and FBI colleagues.

The Last Godfather (2010)

South Korean-American crime comedy film directed by Shim Hyung-rae, and starring Harvey Keitel, Jason Mewes, and Michael Rispoli. The film is a parody of the crime genre, specifically the Godfather film series, and tells the story of a young man who is chosen to take over as the head of a powerful crime family. The movie was not well received by critics or audiences and was criticized for its poor script, acting, and lack of humor. It was a box office failure and it’s considered one of the worst movies of 2010. if you still consider watching it go for it.

The Irishman (2019)

An Irish truck gets involved with Russell Bufalino and ranks up as the hitman, also works for Jimmy Hoffa the president of national teamster. one of the fine and most accurate of the history. director by well-known for his movies about mafia movies.  

Lucky Luciano (1973)

“Lucky” Luciano, The notorious American mobster who is considered the father of the modern organized crime. The film covers Luciano’s rise to power as the head of the Genovese crime family, his role in the formation of the American Mafia and the Commission, and his eventual deportation to Italy. special agent spend years to bring back Lucianp to jutice.

The Valachi Papers (1972)

The film is based on the real-life testimony of Joseph Valachi, a member of the American Mafia who became the first high-ranking member of the organization to publicly reveal its inner workings. The film covers Valachi’s life as a mobster and his eventual decision to cooperate with the government, including the testimony he gave to a Senate committee in 1963.

Gotti (2018)

The former boss of the Gambino crime family. The film follows Gotti’s rise to power and his relationship with his son, John Gotti Jr. (played by Spencer Rocco Lofranco). it had got negative reviews from the audience and was a box office failure, still, if you are an Italian mafia fan or a fan of Gotti, worth watching.

The Funeral (1996)

The film is set in New York City and follows the lives of three brothers who are members of a powerful crime family. The brothers are brought together by the death of their patriarch, and as they make arrangements for his funeral, they are forced to confront the secrets and lies that have torn their family apart. At the funeral of criminal Jonny Tempio,  Ray and Chaz are pledged to avenge their brother’s murder. 

Casino (1995)

Sam Rothstein a casino expert sent to run a casino in las vegas by Chicago mob associates. things start to fall apart when the feds start to knock on their doors. well showed the truly based event in the movie, all the characters are power-packed and Joe Pesci is at his peak.

Gomorrah (2008)

Scampia a housing project of the 60s is now the stronghold of the Camorra crime gangsta syndicate in Naples, Italy. it shows how crime is controlled by these syndicates, how they set secondary governance to not only take permission from the government but also from the crime families.

Boss of Bosses (2001)

The movie is about the rise and fall of Paul Castellano played by Chazz Palminteri, one of the strongest crime families in new york. The film was not widely acclaimed upon its release and has received mixed to average reviews. It was criticized for its fictionalized version of the events and lack of depth in the character portrayal.

The Wannabe (2015)

The film is based on the true story of Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli, a wannabe mobster who becomes embroiled in a plot to kill the acting boss of the Colombo crime family in New York City in the 1990s. The film follows Gioeli as he becomes more deeply involved in the criminal underworld, and as he struggles to maintain his relationships with his family and friends.

The Untouchables (1987)

The Untouchables is a different movie from the above list and also focuses on the cop’s unlikely to be the crime boss from the above list. The film is based on the true story of Eliot Ness, a federal agent who worked to take down Al Capone, the notorious Chicago gangster during the prohibition era. The film follows Ness and his team of “untouchable” agents as they work to gather evidence against Capone and take him down. 

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