The 10 Best Gangster Movies on Max Right Now 2024

'American Gangster'

Hailed as one of the best gangster movies of the 21st century, American Gangster is a riveting cat-and-mouse tale set in Harlem. The story follows Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington).

'No Sudden Move'

From acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, No Sudden Move follows a trio of experienced criminals hired for a simple job that goes disastrously wrong. The resulting chaos puts lives at risk.

'Gangs of New York'

Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York is an underrated gem set in the tumultuous district of Five Points, Manhattan. The story centers on Amsterdam Leonardo DiCaprio.

'Killing Them Softly'

In  Killing Them Softly, Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a hitman tracking down amateurs who robbed a Mafia card game. Directed by Andrew Dominik, this politically provocative film balances high.

'The Many Saints of Newark'

A prequel to "The Sopranos," this film dives into young Tony's life in divided Newark. Michael Gandolfini stars as teenage Tony, adding a familial touch. Alessandro Nivola shines as Dickie.


Set in Depression-era Virginia, "Lawless" follows three bootlegging brothers defying authorities. Starring Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf, this crime drama is based on true events.

'Pulp Fiction'

Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece intertwines various lives around a stolen suitcase. With iconic performances from John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, it's a must-watch.

'Corruption Unveiled in Internal Affairs'

Andy Garcia and Richard Gere star in "Internal Affairs," an intense thriller about police corruption. Directed by Mike Figgis, it's filled with tension and drama.

'The Family'

Luc Besson's crime comedy stars Robert De Niro as a Mafia boss in witness protection, blending family drama with thrilling action.

'Get Shorty'

John Travolta shines as a Miami mobster who gets entangled in Hollywood, in this hilarious, action-packed satire based on Elmore Leonard's novel.

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