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The Best Gangster Movies and TV Shows on Starz

Finding a good Gangster movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Gangster movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Starz.

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1. Léon: The Professional

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8.5/10
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92/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. L.A. Confidential

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8.2/10
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92/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. Scarface

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8.3/10
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91/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. True Romance

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7.9/10
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88/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Donnie Brasco

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7.7/10
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87/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Starz & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Miller's Crossing

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7.7/10
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85/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Carlito's Way

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7.9/10
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84/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him, and lead a better life outside NYC.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The French Connection

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7.7/10
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84/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. The Raid 2

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover corrupt members of his own force.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Power

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8.1/10
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81/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A successful New York entrepreneur lives a double life as the head of a drug empire that serves only the rich and influential, all while wanting to escape the underworld and keep his family safe.

Where to Watch: 63 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz). 62 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 64 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Animal Kingdom

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon discovers, this world is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. J finds himself at the center of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns the family upside down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Public Enemies

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7.0/10
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77/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Alpha Dog

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6.9/10
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73/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his 'gang' kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with 'stolen boy?'

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. We Own the Night

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6.8/10
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71/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. The Whole Nine Yards

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6.7/10
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71/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: After a mobster agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison, he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a couple of his new neighbours figure out his true identity and come knocking to see if he'd be up for one more hit—suburban style.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. The Freshman

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6.4/10
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70/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. When Sabatini makes Clark an offer he can't refuse, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Magic City

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7.6/10
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67/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ensure the success of his glitzy establishment.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz). 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 16 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Hoffa

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6.6/10
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66/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. The Principal

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6.3/10
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61/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean up the school and stop the narcotics trade, they run up against a teenage mafia. A violent confrontation on the campus leads to a deadly showdown with the drug dealer's gang, and one last chance for Latimer to save his career... and his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. The Cartel

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8.2/10
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57/100
Year: 2008-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The Cartel follows ten friends, all of them members of a dangerous drug cartel, whose ambition for power and money will cause them to eventually kill each other. For it is an undeniable truth that, in this business, you always lose.

Where to Watch: 57 episodes (85%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 57 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 65 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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21. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

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5.0/10
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52/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution. Assisted by his two brothers-in-crime, Carlito is on the fast track to becoming Spanish Harlem's ultimate kingpin. He quickly learns, however, that the only way to survive at the top is through loyalty to his friends and respect for the rules of the street. (FILMAFFINITY)

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. 7 Seconds

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4.8/10
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43/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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