Top 8 gangster movies to binge-watch this summer

Not everyone loves crime thriller or gangster movies, but those who do are the high adrenaline people keeping the attitude and sight of what they want. For them it’s not achieving or winning, it’s CONQUERING. A good movie can change a child’s perspective or a man’s psychology whether it’s a gangster movie or a movie about life. Anyways, if you love Crime/Drama or gangster movies, here are some of the top-grossing movies of the era:

  1. The Godfather Trilogy (IMDb – 9.3)

The Godfather trilogy is one of the most elevated Crime drama movies of the 1970s and indeed a generation movie in American history. It comes in the list of the finest classic dramas of the American film industry. The movie is about a mafia family where the head of the family and gangster Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) when passes his domain to his youngest son Michael (Al Pacino) brings regret to his family and the downfall of the people he loves. This movie won 3 Academic awards, the Best Picture award, the best-adapted screenplay, and no doubt the greatest gangster movie of all time.

  1. Goodfellas (IMDb – 8.7)

Goodfellas is the story of a young boy Henry Hill and how he along with his friends Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito transforms from being a fellow street criminal to one of the most coveted gangsters of New York City. This film is based on a true story and is an adaptation of the nonfiction book wiseguy (1985). Goodfellas gained a great legacy over the years moving up from 94th position to 92nd position on the America Film Institute’s ‘100 years, 100 movies’ list. It is to be sure a great movie to watch.

  1. Scarface (IMDb – 8.3)

This movie witnesses the life of Tony Montana (Al Pacino) from being a Cuban refugee to the most vicious drug lords of Miami. This movie had a great influence on American hip hop. If you are an Al Pacino fan, this movie is the best recommendation for you.

  1. The Departed (IMDb 8.5)

This crime thriller movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon as the lead men and plots the antagonism friction between an Irish crime lord Frank Costello and the Massachusetts state police simultaneously placing their undercover agents in each other’s squads until the moles try to find out each other’s true identity. The film scored several accolades and is one of Martin Scorsese’s top hits.

  1. Legend (IMDb 6.9)

Legend is a crime/drama movie based on the biography of twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray and their rise in the criminal underworld in late 1960s London. This movie does not contain so much of a context of their lives but it gives us a perfect blend of imagination for the criminal society of the late 1960s British era. Tom Hardy plays a double role in this movie.

  1. The Irishman (IMDb 7.8)

The Irishman is a crime drama movie based on the nonfiction book I heard you paint houses by Charles Brandt. Former Labor union and ex-hitman Frank Sheeran has a lot of things on his mind lately. He remembers his days when he used to be a truck driver and how he became from a truck driver to one of the top hitmen of a crime family. Along with it, he also used to serve for powerful teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

  1. American gangster (IMDb – 7.8)

This movie is based on the biography of Frank Lucas, a gangster from North Carolina, and his criminal career over the years. The plot of this movie is simple like any other drug movie! Frank Lucas used to import tons of heroin on American service planes which returned from war-hit Vietnam and sold it in American streets. This was investigated by a task force led by detective Richie Roberts. This movie received the most credits for its dynamics.

  1. The Untouchables (IMDb 7.9)

Another cartel movie but this time, it’s liquor. This movie is about Al Capone, a mobster who used to sell illegal liquor in America despite a strict prohibition. He was investigated by FBI agent Eliot Ness, who was appointed to gather evidence on Capone and his illegal business and to prove him guilty in front of the court.