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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:439  Date:1993 - 2020  Rating:Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality; bonus material not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Film noir, Film noir



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:192  Date:1990 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Film adaptations


Bonnie and Clyde

by:Penn, Arthur

A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930œs, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. DVD, Region 1, Soundtrack in English or French; subtitles in English, French, Spanish.

Editions:229  Date:1966 - 2016  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Gangster films, Gangster films, Feature films, Biographical films


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:173  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


On the Waterfront

by:Kazan, Elia, 1909-

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:229  Date:1952 - 2018  Rating:MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Drama, Feature films


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:217  Date:1987 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R ; special features not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Gangster films, Gangster films, Crime films


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 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; bonus features not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Comedy films, Gangster films, Feature films, Comedy films


Road to Perdition

by:Mendes, Sam

Michael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed. Sullivan tries to safeguard his son and get even with the man who betrayed him, while his son focuses on bonding with his emotionally distant father.

Editions:151  Date:2001 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for violence and language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Gangster films, Video recordings for the hearing impaired


American gangster

by:Scott, Ridley, 1939-

Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives.

Editions:175  Date:1985 - 2019  Rating:Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality; Extended version - Unrated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Gangster films, Gangster films, Thrillers (Motion pictures)


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:262  Date:1972 - 2019  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Gangster films, Gangster films, Film adaptations


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