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The Best Gangster Movies on Shudder

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 Shudder.

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1. Oldboy

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8.4/10
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91/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Shudder, Sundance Now & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Vudu & FandangoNOW).

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2. Ichi the Killer

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7.0/10
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72/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

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

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3. Pusher III: I'm the Angel of Death

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 2005
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In this third installment of the 'Pusher' trilogy, we follow Milo, the drug lord from the two first films. He is aging, he is planning his daughter's 25th birthday and his shipment of heroin turns out to be 10.000 pills of ecstasy. When Milo tries to sell the pills anyway, all Hell breaks loose and his only chance is to ask for help from his ex-henchman and old friend Radovan

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. Exiled

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7.3/10
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68/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

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

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5. The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity

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7.5/10
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60/100
Released: 1973
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...

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

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6. Dead or Alive

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50/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Ryūichi and his small gang of Triad vie for control of the Japanese underworld in a crime-ridden Shinjuku quarter while Detective Jojima tries to bring it down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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7. Rainy Dog

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7.1/10
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50/100
Released: 1997
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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8. Shinjuku Triad Society

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6.7/10
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47/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The film is based around the interactions of a triad group with a police officer as well as opposing yakuza organizations. When the younger brother to a renegade police officer becomes the lawyer to the triad group, an argument between the two leads to the downfall of the organization.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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9. Ley Lines

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6.9/10
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45/100
Released: 1999
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The story follows a trio of Japanese youths of Chinese descent who escape their semi-rural upbringing and relocate to Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they befriend a troubled Shanghai prostitute and fall foul of a local crime syndicate. Like many of Miike's works, the film examines the underbelly of respectable Japanese society and the problems of assimilation faced by non-ethnically Japanese people in Japan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).