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Mario Puzo's The godfather

by:Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-

The Corleone Family nearly falls from power in America but rises to observe the passage of rites from father to son. There is a balance between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.

Editions:414  Date:1972 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Feature films

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Some like it hot

by:Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002

Two unemployed musicians accidently witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami, posing as women in an all-female band.

Editions:278  Date:1959 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Comedy films, Comedy films, Feature films, Gangster films

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Scarface

by:De Palma, Brian

"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container.

Editions:365  Date:1931 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Gangster films, Gangster films, Feature films

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Pulp fiction

by:Tarantino, Quentin

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Editions:387  Date:1993 - 2015  Rating:Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality.  Genre(s):Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Drama, Gangster films

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Bonnie and Clyde

by:Penn, Arthur, 1922-2010

A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

Editions:231  Date:1959 - 2016  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Biographical films

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GoodFellas

by:Scorsese, Martin

Details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" from his neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero. In his teens, Hill distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters.

Editions:172  Date:1973 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Film adaptations

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The Departed

by:Scorsese, Martin

In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, they each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

Editions:151  Date:2004 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Suspense films

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On the Waterfront

by:Kazan, Elia

Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp.

Editions:178  Date:1952 - 2017  Rating:MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Gangster films, Gangster films, Feature films

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The untouchables

by:De Palma, Brian

A larger-than-life depiction of Al Capone, the warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. In this classic confrontation between good and evil, Ness learns, with the help of a cop named Malone, how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first.

Editions:235  Date:1984 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R ; special features not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Crime films

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The sting

by:Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002

Two con men set out to avenge the death of a mutual friend in 1930s Chicago. They swindle a powerful crime lord, pitting brain against brawn and pistol.

Editions:175  Date:1973 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; bonus features not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Gangster films, Gangster films, Comedy films

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