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All Things Gangs, Gangsters & The Mob
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A playlist of Movies, TV Shows, Documentaries and/or Docu-Dramas dedicated to one of my favorite Sub-Genres of Crime Drama Cinema..Organized Crime and all things Gang and Gangster related (The serious as well as the humorous)


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Movie: The Godfather ( 1972 )
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
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Movie: The Godfather: Part II ( 1974 )
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
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Movie: The Godfather: Part III ( 1990 )
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.
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Movie: 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.
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Movie: 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.
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Movie: Scarface ( 1983 )
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
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Movie: 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.
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Movie: American Gangster ( 2007 )
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
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Movie: The Untouchables ( 1987 )
During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone, and because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.
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Movie: Donnie Brasco ( 1997 )
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.
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Movie: Carlito's Way ( 1993 )
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.
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Movie: The Boondock Saints ( 1999 )
Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.
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Movie: The French Connection ( 1971 )
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
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Movie: Gangster Squad ( 2013 )
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
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Movie: Cop Land ( 1997 )
The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.
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Movie: The Cotton Club ( 1984 )
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
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Movie: Married to the Mob ( 1988 )
An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.
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Movie: Prizzi's Honor ( 1985 )
A professional hitman and hitwoman fall in love.
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Movie: Capone ( 2020 )
The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
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Movie: American Me ( 1992 )
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.
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Movie: Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead ( 1995 )
Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.
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Movie: Mobsters ( 1991 )
From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.
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Movie: Hoffa ( 1992 )
The story of the notorious American labor union figure Jimmy Hoffa, who organizes a bitter strike, makes deals with members of the organized crime syndicate and mysteriously disappears in 1975.
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Movie: Kiss of Death ( 1995 )
A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster.
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Movie: 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.
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Movie: The Usual Suspects ( 1995 )
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
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Movie: Snatch ( 2000 )
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
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Movie: Drive ( 2011 )
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
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Movie: Killing Them Softly ( 2012 )
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
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TV Show: Breaking Bad ( 2008 )
Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White, a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife and teenage son who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White's releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.
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Movie: Legend ( 2015 )
Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.
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Movie: The Irishman ( 2019 )
A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
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TV Show: Narcos ( 2015 )
Narcos chronicle the life and death of drug lord Pablo Escobar the ruthless boss of the Medellin Cartel and a known terrorist who was also a congressman, a family man and revered by the poor as a new Robin Hood.
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Movie: Once Upon a Time in America ( 1984 )
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
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TV Show: Peaky Blinders ( 2013 )
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham.
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Movie: Layer Cake ( 2004 )
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.
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Movie: The Krays ( 1990 )
This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.
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TV Show: Narcos: Mexico ( 2018 )
Narcos: Mexico exploring the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.
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Movie: A Bronx Tale ( 1993 )
A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.
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Movie: Heat ( 1995 )
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
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Movie: Carlito's Way: Rise to Power ( 2005 )
In the late 1960s, Carlito Brigante (Hernandez) emerges as the heroin czar of Harlem.
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Movie: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels ( 1998 )
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
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Movie: The Town ( 2010 )
As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.
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Movie: Eastern Promises ( 2007 )
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
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Movie: A History of Violence ( 2005 )
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
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TV Show: Boardwalk Empire ( 2010 )
As the country struggles to cope with the Great Depression and the end of Prohibition looms, Nucky Thompson looks to legitimize himself through alliances with liquor producers, while rivals Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky seek to consolidate their power in the wake of Arnold Rothstein's death and eliminate all competition - by any means necessary on Boardwalk Empire.
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TV Show: Power ( 2014 )
Power tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.
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TV Show: The Sopranos ( 1999 )
The Sopranos, writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary television series, is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its true impact strikes closer to home: Like 1999's other screen touchstone, American Beauty, the HBO series chronicles a dysfunctional, suburban American family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano, there's the added complexity posed by heading twin families, his collegial mob clan and his own, nouveau riche brood.
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Movie: Year of the Dragon ( 1985 )
A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.
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Movie: To Live and Die in L.A. ( 1985 )
A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
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Movie: 8 Million Ways to Die ( 1986 )
Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage. During his recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, he meets a mysterious stranger who draws him back into a world of vice. In trying to help this beautiful woman, he must enter a crime-world of prostitution and drugs to solve a murder, while resisting the temptation to return to his alcohol abuse.
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Movie: New Jack City ( 1991 )
A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.
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Movie: 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.
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Movie: Get Shorty ( 1995 )
A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.
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Movie: Public Enemies ( 2009 )
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
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Movie: Set It Off ( 1996 )
Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.
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Movie: Hoodlum ( 1997 )
Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.
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Movie: Suicide Kings ( 1998 )
A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.
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Movie: The Newton Boys ( 1998 )
The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.
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Movie: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ( 2005 )
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
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Movie: Be Cool ( 2005 )
Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.
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Movie: Killers Anonymous ( 2019 )
A support group of killers is held regularly. The participants sit in a circle of trust and share their transgressions.
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Movie: In Bruges ( 2008 )
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
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Movie: We Own the Night ( 2007 )
A New York City nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian Mafia hitmen.
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Movie: Shoot 'Em Up ( 2007 )
A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
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Movie: Lucky Number Slevin ( 2006 )
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
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Movie: A Man Apart ( 2003 )
A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.
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TV Show: Ozark ( 2017 )
In this dark, dangerous series, a family struggles after moving to an Ozarks resort community when they're thrust into a world of dirty money.
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Movie: Harlem Nights ( 1989 )
During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.
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Movie: Boyz n the Hood ( 1991 )
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.
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Movie: Juice ( 1992 )
Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".
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Movie: Menace II Society ( 1993 )
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
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Movie: Léon: The Professional ( 1994 )
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
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Movie: Dead Presidents ( 1995 )
A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.
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Movie: Mickey Blue Eyes ( 1999 )
An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a Mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.
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TV Show: Snowfall ( 2017 )
Los Angeles, 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and it's ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows three characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata, a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald, a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and Lucia Villanueva, the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
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TV Show: Mayans M.C. ( 2018 )
Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter's award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga.Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.
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Movie: Gangs of New York ( 2002 )
In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
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Movie: Blow ( 2001 )
The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.
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Movie: Black Mass ( 2015 )
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
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Movie: Live by Night ( 2017 )
A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.
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Movie: Miller's Crossing ( 1990 )
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
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Movie: Kill the Irishman ( 2012 )
The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.
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Movie: Bugsy ( 1991 )
The story of how Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel started Las Vegas.
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TV Show: Sons of Anarchy ( 2008 )
Sons of Anarchy is an American television drama series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's Central Valley. The show centers on protagonist Jackson "Jax" Teller (Charlie Hunnam), initially the vice president of the club, who begins questioning the club and himself.
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TV Show: McMafia ( 2018 )
Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime.
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TV Show: Gomorra ( 2014 )
Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra.
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TV Show: Queen of the South ( 2016 )
Queen of the South is based on the literary page-turner "La Reina Del Sur", the top-selling novel by the internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which also yielded a Telemundo series that became one of the most popular telenovelas of all time for USA's sister network. It tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel.
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TV Show: The Untouchables ( 1993 )
In 1930s Chicago, the seemingly invincible crime boss Al Capone is opposed by a team of incorruptible US Treasury agents led by the indefatigable Eliot Ness.
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Movie: King of New York ( 1990 )
A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.
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Movie: Last Man Standing ( 1996 )
A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.
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Movie: Little Odessa ( 1994 )
Early 1990s drama about a family of Soviet Jews living in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach ocean-side neighborhood nicknamed Little Odessa.
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TV Show: Wiseguy ( 1987 )
Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer.
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Movie: Torque ( 2004 )
A biker returns from Thailand to set things straight with his girlfriend. One gang leader wants him for delivery of 2 motorbikes filled with crystal meth and another gang leader wants him for murdering his brother.
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Movie: Stand Up Guys ( 2013 )
A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.
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Movie: The Pope of Greenwich Village ( 1984 )
Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences.
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Movie: Rush ( 1992 )
Two small-town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment.
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Movie: Romper Stomper ( 1992 )
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.
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Movie: Gang Related ( 1997 )
After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.
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Movie: Cocaine Cowboys ( 2007 )
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.
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