101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die

The same editors who produce the yearly 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Books have also created six companion books to go with them. They concentrate on six genres - Action, Cult, Gangster, Horror, Sci-fi, and War. They are named 101 [one of the six genres] Movies You Must See Before You Die.

These are not completely separate lists of movies, though. Of the 607 total movies (Action has 102 entries) 261 of them also appear in the main 1,001 Movies list. That leaves 346 entries that are unique to these genre books.

The list below are the 101 Gangster movies. If you go into List view it will tell you which of these films is also on…

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  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley
  • Regeneration
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Underworld
  • The Racket
  • Little Caesar
  • City Streets
  • The Public Enemy
  • Scarface
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • Manhattan Melodrama
  • G-Men
  • The Petrified Forest
  • Bullets or Ballots
  • Pépé le Moko
  • Marked Woman
  • Dead End
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Each Dawn I Die
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • High Sierra
  • This Gun for Hire
  • The Glass Key
  • The Killers
  • The Big Sleep
  • Kiss of Death
  • Brighton Rock
  • T-Men
  • I Walk Alone
  • Drunken Angel
  • Key Largo
  • Force of Evil
  • White Heat
  • They Live by Night
  • Gun Crazy
  • The Enforcer
  • The Lavender Hill Mob
  • The Big Heat
  • The Big Combo
  • Rififi
  • The Killing
  • Bob le Flambeur
  • Touch of Evil
  • Al Capone
  • The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
  • The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
  • Underworld U.S.A.
  • Branded to Kill
  • The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Point Blank
  • Bullitt
  • The Brotherhood
  • Bloody Mama
  • Get Carter
  • Shaft
  • The French Connection
  • The Godfather
  • Dillinger
  • Mean Streets
  • Thieves Like Us
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Bugsy Malone
  • Atlantic City
  • The Long Good Friday
  • Scarface
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Prizzi's Honor
  • A Better Tomorrow
  • The Untouchables
  • The Krays
  • GoodFellas
  • King of New York
  • Miller's Crossing
  • The Grifters
  • New Jack City
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Bugsy
  • American Me
  • Hard Boiled
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Menace II Society
  • Sonatine
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Carlito's Way
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Get Shorty
  • Casino
  • Heat
  • Donnie Brasco
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Short Sharp Shock
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Brother
  • Sexy Beast
  • Road to Perdition
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Gangs of New York
  • The Departed