The Only 10/10 Mafia Films

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Pale Flower (1964)

A visually stunning film with sleek camera movements and perfect noir aesthetic, showing the beauty of the destruction. A psychological look at the characters that litter the landscape of the gambling dens at the fringes of society.

Branded To Kill (1967)

An assassin for the yakuza is hunted by another assassin. Seijun Suzuki's stylish yakuza noir is erotic, violent and teetering on the line of exploitation cinema.

The Godfather (1972)

A canonical text in gangster cinema. An exploration of the organized crime in New York and the idea of family and duty.

Deewaar (1975)

A synthesis of gangster action with melodrama built on the values of social realism, a particular genre in itself developed by Salim-Javed.

Nayakan (1987)

Mani Ratnam's beautiful and damning film follows the process of the creation of a gangster and presents him not as an idea but as a person.

Goodfellas (1990)

A culturally important film that depicts the shift from the established structure of organized crime by following the story of Henry Hill and his three-decade long journey in the Mafia.

Infernal Affairs (2002)

A gritty fast paced Hong Kong neo-noir, filled with twists and deceptions. It has moments of high tension, stylish gun fight and staccato editing at points.