10 Best Mobster Movies on Netflix

The one thing that every gangster movie has in common is to avoid the mob. Hollywood’s obsession with criminality has allowed us to see many heists and chases without having to sign up for the Witness Protection Program.

Netflix offers a wide range of gangster movies that are gritty, funny, and often goofy. You’ll be captivated by the shocking plot twists and cunning characters in these gangster movies on Netflix.

1. The Town

There are many movies that were shot in Boston (See: SNL’s fictional Boston Accent movie trailer), but few Boston films can match this local favorite. The Town stars Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall. It also stars Jon Hamm and Blake Lively. The cold life of crime gets personal when a mob boss falls in love with one of their hostages.

2. Looper

We see the super-rich exploring futuristic ventures such as space travel. It doesn’t seem so far from reality when we watch them. Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a hitman who lives in the past and waits to get his targets from the future. However, things get complicated when his higher-ups decide that he should “close the loop” and send his future self, played by Bruce Willis, back in time to be the next target.

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3. Snatch

This British crime comedy may be the perfect companion if you want to increase your adrenaline and get a little bit of serotonin. Snatch is an ensemble comedy that follows the story of a boxer who becomes embroiled in a gangster’s plot and a group of criminals trying to steal a diamond.

4. The Drug King

Song Kang-ho, Parasite’s star in this South Korean crime drama, portrays a drug lord who rose to power in 1970s Korea. A lobbyist helps him navigate the highest levels of drug trafficking, while a prosecutor is right behind him.

5. They are to be killed softly.

This neo-noir drama is filled with laughs and thrills and stars Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, and Brad Pitt. Two hitmen are dispatched to help a group of low-level criminals rob a mob-protected gambling ring.

6. The Irishman

The film is based on the 2004 book I Heard You Painting Houses and stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Romano. Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale also star. De Niro portrays Frank Sheeran. A truck driver turned hitman who gets in the mix with Russell Bufalino (“Pesci”). This one is special because Pesci stepped into a gangster role after retiring from acting. 

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7. iBoy

Masked men attack a London teen named Tom Harvey and Lucy, his friend. Doctors tell Tom that parts of his phone have been found inside his head when he wakes up at the hospital. He learns that he can detect transmissions and recognize signals that could help him and Lucy catch their attackers. He adopts the alias of “iBoy.”

8. Once a Gangster

Mob movies don’t have to be serious. Alex Fong’s comedy takes a humorous look at Roast Pork, a celebrity chef with mob connections who finds himself forced to manage a Kowloon Triad. In case you’re wondering, there is a musical number.

9. Gun City

It is impossible to name a movie “Gun City” without it having a plot involving criminals or mobsters. Tensions between police officers and anarchists were high in 1921 Barcelona. This leads to cops getting into the fray to stop civil wars from happening.

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10. Cleopatra Jones

The film was released in 1973. Flare pants were real, but so was the heroine. The mission of a special agent is to stop drug lords from trafficking and to do so. You should already be sold on this movie by the name of its titular character in Blaxploitation.

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