Films in Focus: Gangster Movies

Gangster Movies: These are movies in our collection that focus on gangs or organized crime. They may involve large criminal organizations or small gangs.

Casino (1995)

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite. (DVD CASINO)

 

Chinatown (1974)

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. (DVD CHINATOWN)

 

The Departed (2006)

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (DVD DEPARTED)

 

The French Connection (1971)

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (DVD FRENCH)

 

The Godfather (1972)

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (DVD GODFATHER)

 

Goodfellas (1990)

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (DVD GOODFELLAS)

 

Pulp Fiction (1994)

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. (DVD PULP)

 

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (DVD RESERVOIR)

 

Road to Perdition (2002)

A mob enforcer’s son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge. (DVD ROAD)

 

Scarface (1983)

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (DVD SCARFACE)

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