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gangster filmsWith the vast array of movie genres available today, people still seem to be drawn to those with a “gangster” theme and gangster films. Some of the most memorable films ever made can be classified as gangster movies. From the Godfather trilogy to Goodfellas and Casino, we all have our personal favorites.

Gangster Films

These movies are packed with action, intrigue, suspense, and drama, keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat throughout the entire film. Though most of us may not need a reminder, here are some of the greatest gangster movies of all time:

  1. Goodfellas (1990) – This unforgettable movie stars Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci, and is directed by Martin Scorsese. The captivating performances, intriguing storyline, and memorable characters make this one of the best gangster movies ever made.
  2. Godfather Trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990) – Arguably the most popular gangster films ever, this trilogy showcases the acting skills of icons such as Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, James Caan, and a host of other talented stars. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the movies offer a memorable storyline, outstanding acting, drama, thrills, and a full range of emotions. The trilogy garnered nine Oscars and is undoubtedly among the top gangster movies.
  3. Scarface (1983) – Al Pacino’s famous line “Say hello to my little friend” is a highlight of this gory yet thrilling gangster movie. Also featuring Michelle Pfeiffer, this film keeps us on the edge of our seats and ranks among the best thriller movies of all time.
  4. Pulp Fiction (1994) – A dark, intense gangster film directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring John Travolta John Travolta Movies: The Dancing And Singing Celebrity - [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="350" class="zemanta-img"] John Travolta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] During the 1970s, John Travolta reigned as one of the legendary movie stars with a string of hit films to his credit. However, by the mid-1980s, his initial fame became somewhat dull as he experienced some flop movies. Nevertheless, in 1994, he reemerged and rose… and Samuel L. Jackson. This movie keeps us guessing with its excellent acting, captivating storyline, and unforgettable characters, earning a place among the top gangster movies ever made.
  5. Donnie Brasco (1997) – A top-notch gangster movie starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino, with a great storyline and a roller coaster of emotions. The chemistry between the two leads and an excellent supporting cast make this film unforgettable and one of the best gangster movies.
  6. Casino (1995) – This film speaks for itself, with a stellar cast including Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone, and directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie boasts an unforgettable cast, fantastic chemistry, and an incredible storyline, firmly securing its place on the list of the top gangster movies ever made.
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