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The Best Gangster Movies on Netflix

Finding a good Gangster movie 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 of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Pulp Fiction

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8.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
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100/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

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

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2. American History X

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8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
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94/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

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

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3. Drive

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7.8/10
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90/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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90/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

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

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5. Mystic River

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7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
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90/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

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

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6. Jackie Brown

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo87%
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87/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money for herself. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.

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

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7. Gangs of New York

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo73%
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86/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

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

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8. Kung Fu Hustle

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7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
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86/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Set in Canton, China in the 1940s, the story revolves in a town ruled by the Axe Gang, Sing who desperately wants to become a member. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Sing's actions eventually cause the Axe Gang and the slumlords to engage in an explosive kung-fu battle. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. Layer Cake

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
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83/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...

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

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10. Mean Streets

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7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo97%
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83/100
Released: 1973Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

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

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11. Blow

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo55%
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83/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Get Carter

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7.4/10
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78/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: Jack Carter is a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends and acquaintances to learn who murdered his sibling and why.

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

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13. In Order of Disappearance

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
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77/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld gang war between Serbian drug dealers and a sociopathic criminal mastermind known only as “The Count.”

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

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14. Bad Boys II

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo22%
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75/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.

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

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15. Kill the Irishman

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo61%
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72/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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16. Paid in Full

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7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo53%
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69/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. Of course, unfaithful employees and/or rivals conspire to bring about Ace's fall.

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

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17. Cardboard Gangsters

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6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
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65/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A group of young Cardboard Gangsters attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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18. One Eight Seven

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6.7/10
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64/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: After surviving a stabbing by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. There, he resumes teaching as a substitute teacher. The education system, where violent bullies control the classrooms and the administration is afraid of lawsuits, slowly drives Garfield mad.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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19. War

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo14%
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63/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. Will the truth come out before it's too late? And when the dust settles, who will remain standing?

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

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20. Kabali

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo64%
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60/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A gangster in Malaysia goes in search of his family after 25 years of imprisonment.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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21. Yuva

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7.4/10
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59/100
Released: 2004
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different strata of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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22. Mute

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5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo19%
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57/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: A mute man with a violent past is forced to take on the teeming underworld of a near-future Berlin as he searches for his missing girlfriend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video).

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23. Trespass Against Us

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5.8/10
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57/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Three generations of the rowdy Cutler family live as outlaws in some of Britain's richest countryside – hunting hares, ram-raiding stately homes, and taunting the police. Struggling to retain a way of life fast becoming extinct, Chad Cutler ends up caught between his father's archaic principles and trying to do right by his kids, whilst the full force of the law is finally catching up with him.

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

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24. Teefa in Trouble

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7.3/10
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54/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Teefa goes to Poland to get Anya to Pakistan to marry Butt gangster's son but lands up in trouble with Anya's gangster father and the Polish police.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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25. All the Devil's Men

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5.0/10
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43/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure

What it's about: A battle-scarred War on Terror bounty hunter is forced to go to London on a manhunt for a disavowed CIA operative, which leads him into a deadly running battle with a former military comrade and his private army.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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26. Jagat

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7.0/10
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39/100
Released: 2015
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Set in the early 1990’s, a critical period in Malaysian Indian history, the story subtly underlines the plight of the Indian Malaysians. Forsaken by the estate owners who had employed them for generations and systematically marginalized, they are forced to move to the cities and survive under harsh circumstances. Left out of the nation’s urbanization and development plans, many live in squatters and work at minimum wage jobs…

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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27. Vanjagar Ulagam

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6.1/10
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37/100
Released: 2018
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A woman is murdered and her neighbour is picked up as a suspect. Meanwhile, a journalist believes he can use this murder to lure an elusive gangster, with help from the guy’s former accomplice.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).