This list shows the best Mafia films of all time that are worth watching. Mafia films are popular for their intricate plots, like the ones depicted in “The Godfather” and “Scarface.” They also offer an entertaining look into the dark underworld of organized crime. We all know Hollywood loves to glamorize criminal activity.

Best Mafia Films Of All Time

  1. Goodfellas, 1990
    Henry Hill, who starts out his criminal career with friends Jimmy & Tommy, faces the tough choice of whether to remain small-time criminals or climb up the ladder to become “made men”.
Goodfellas, 1990
  1. The Godfather, 1972
    Don Vito Corleone, head of a mafia family, decides to hand over his empire to his youngest son Michael. His decision unintentionally puts the lives of his loved ones in grave danger
The Godfather, 1972
  1. The Godfather Part II, 1974
    Michael, son of Vito Corleone, tries to expand his family’s criminal enterprise. He deals with gangster Hyman Roth but doesn’t know about the man who wants revenge
The Godfather Part II, 1974
  1. Scarface, 1983
    Tony and his friend Manny build a lucrative empire through drug sales in Miami. Tony grows increasingly paranoid and starts to lose touch with reality.
Scarface, 1983
  1. Casino, 1995
    Ace is a resourceful mafia associate who is given the opportunity to run casinos in Las Vegas. He rises through the ranks quickly, but his mishaps with Nicky (his friend) and Ginger (his love interest) create complications.
Casino, 1995
  1. The Departed, 2006
    A spy and an undercover agent are in a constant battle with one another, trying to prevent their identities from being uncovered. They also try to infiltrate the Irish gang.
The Departed, 2006
  1. A Bronx Tale, 1993
    Calogero, a teenage boy from the Bronx, befriends Sonny who is a local gangster and initiates him into mobster ways. He falls in love with his classmate Jane but that is when his life takes a turn for the worse.
A Bronx Tale, 1993
  1. Donnie Brasco, 1997
    An undercover FBI agent gains access to one of the five crime families in New York and quickly climbs up the ranks in order to enact justice.
Donnie Brasco, 1997
  1. The Untouchables, 1987
    Al Capone – a well-known mobster – was not put down easily. Despite Prohibition in the USA, Al was known to continue his illegal liquor business, but Eliot Ness – a federal agent – had him exposed and brought him to justice.
 The Untouchables, 1987
  1. Pulp Fiction, 1994
    After a series of incidents that involve underworld dealings, two mobsters in LA cross paths with an LA gangster’s wife, boxer & two small-time criminals.
Pulp Fiction, 1994
  1. American Gangster, 2007
    Frank Lucas takes over Ellsworth Johnson’s business, after he passes away suddenly. Lucas uses this position to quickly gain control in various other businesses while secretly running a drug ring.
Best Mafia Films Of All Time
  1. Once Upon a Time in America, 1984
    Noodles, a former mobster during the Prohibition Era, returns to New York after a self-imposed exile to confront his past and make amends for his mistakes.
Best Mafia Films Of All Time
  1. Carlito’s Way, 1993
    Carlito Brigante is arrested and given a choice: prison or working as an informer for the police. When Carlito gets out of prison, he finds that there’s no chance to escape his past.
Best Mafia Films Of All Time
  1. Reservoir Dogs, 1992
    Six criminals have been recruited for a robbery of precious diamonds, but they don’t know each other’s true identities. When the police attack them, they start to wonder which one is an undercover cop.
Best Mafia Films Of All Time
  1. Gangs of New York, 2002
    Amsterdam sets out to avenge the death of his father who was killed in a gang fight at the hands of a crime lord. He gets caught up in the Civil War whilst doing so.
Best Mafia Films Of All Time

This list shows the best Mafia films of all time that are worth watching.

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