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The Best Gangster Movies and TV Shows on TCM

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 TCM.

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1. Ball of Fire

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7.8/10
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76/100
Released: 1941
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss O’Shea, a nightclub singer, who’s on top of all the slang—and, it just so happens, needs a place to stay.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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2. Each Dawn I Die

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7.3/10
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52/100
Released: 1939
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A corrupt D.A. with governatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter in order to silence him.

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

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3. Smashing the Rackets

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6.1/10
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38/100
Released: 1938
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jim 'Socker' Conway, former boxer and FBI hero, is maneuvered for political reasons into a do-nothing job in the district attorney's office. Meanwhile, he meets wild debutante Letty Lane, girlfriend of mob mouthpiece Steve Lawrence; and Letty's much nicer sister Susan. Now the slot machine gang brutally beats Jim's friends Franz and Otto. And Jim finds a way to use his nominal position to go into the racket- busting business. But his success puts Letty in deadly peril...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).