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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. Scarface

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8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
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90/100
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 popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Casino

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8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo79%
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88/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular 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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3. Power

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8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
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85/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: 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: 52 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Starz). 52 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 49 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Carlito's Way

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7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
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83/100
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 popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Eastern Promises

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
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82/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. The Warriors

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
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82/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Infernal Affairs

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8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
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80/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, respectively, race against time to expose the mole within their midst.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Lost Highway

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo60%
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78/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular 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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9. Sin Nombre

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7.6/10
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74/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Sayra, a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father, who intends to emigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Sayra's life collides with a pair of Mexican gangmembers who have boarded the same American-bound train.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. Cop Land

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6.9/10
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72/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Independent

What it's about: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy among these local residents, he is forced to take action and make a dangerous choice between protecting his idols and upholding the law.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. A Better Life

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
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71/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. American Me

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo78%
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70/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force him back into his old habits. The

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Smokin' Aces

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Colors

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
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68/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular 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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15. Clockers

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6.9/10
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65/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike’s older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn’t buy the story, however, setting out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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16. Walking Tall

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7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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65/100
Released: 1973Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when he is a victim of it and decides to strike back by running against the corrupt sheriff. And he wins and wages his own little war against them

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular 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
Rotten Tomatoes Logo65%
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65/100
Year: 2012-2019Rated: 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 stream on a popular 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 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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18. Sharky's Machine

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
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64/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Police officer Tom Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Sharky's new 'machine' gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a woman he has never met.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular 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. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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63/100
Released: 1964
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The 5th film in the original Godzilla franchise marked a turning point in the series. Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra must put aside their quarrelsome ways to become allies and defend earth from 3 headed Dragon King Ghidorah.

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

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20. The Corruptor

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6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo48%
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57/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular 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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21. Innocent Blood

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo39%
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55/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A beautiful vampire turns a crime lord into a creature of the night.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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22. The Phantom

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4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo42%
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52/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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23. Empire

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6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo21%
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52/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Crime, Independent

What it's about: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has been double crossed and his last option is to get revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular 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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24. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

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4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo33%
Reelgood Logo
50/100
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 popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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25. The Cartel

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8.2/10
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49/100
Year: 2008-2019Rated: 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 TV). 57 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Starz). 65 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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26. Original Gangstas

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5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo53%
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47/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to Gary to be with his father and, with a little help from his friends, to destroy the Rebels his way.

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

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27. The Hitman

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5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo13%
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46/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Independent

What it's about: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the burgeoning Seattle-area criminal underworld, but it is all done in order to take it down from within.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).