|List of Best Mob (Mafia) Movies of all Time|
From the Corleones to Tony Montana and the Sopranos, mafia families and mob-tied gangsters have been depicted in the movies for almost as long as movies have been around themselves. 1931's Little Caesar with Edward G. Robinson as Rico, is widely regarded as the birth-giver to the mob/mafia genre which sparked a brief craze for the genre in the 1930's. Ever since, movie lovers have been reveling in the delight of watching heroes and villains battle it out in a mythic playground of good vs. evil.
Below is our list of the best mob/mafia and organized crime movies in no particular order. If you don't find your favorite mafia movie on the list, let us know about it in the comments section following the article.
The Godfather (1972) - Not only is it the best Mob movie of all time, it's one of the best movies period.
Goodfellas (1990) - Martin Scorcese at his best. Lost the Best Picture Oscar to Dances With Wolves. A winner in any other year.
The Godfather Part II (1974) - The only sequel to win a best picture Oscar. Yes, it's that good.
Donnie Brasco (1997) - Stars Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Enough said!
Scarface (1983) - Brian DePalma's best film. By the way, Al Pacino would like you to meet his little friend.
A History of Violence (2005) - A graphic illustration of what might have happened had Charles Manson visited Mayberry- only darker! William Hurt is phenomenal here.
The Departed (2006) - The question of whether a definitive list of Scorsese pictures will include The Departed has been answered. It's brilliant!
On the Waterfront (1954) - One of the best films of all time. Brando displays one of the best acting performances ever to be captured on film.
Reservoir Dogs (1992) - Quentin Tarantino's best film? Mr. Pink thinks so.
Casino (1995) - Another Scorcese Mob film. Not as good as Goodfellas, but still pretty damn good!