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1001 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die was published in 2009 and has films ranging from 1912 to 2006. Thirty-nine of the 101 cross over with the 1001 Movies list, while 62 are unique.

Long before the release of such memorable gangster films as The Godfather and Bonnie and Clyde, tough guys portrayed by Edward G. Robinson, Jimmy Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and other pioneers in the crime genre were shooting up movie screens. This intensely readable summary of the best gangster films ever made spans the decades from the 1930s to the present day.

The List[]

1 - The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
2 - Regeneration (1915)
3 - Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)
4 - Underworld (1927)
5 - Racket, The (1928)
6 - Little Caesar (1931)
7 - City Streets (1931)
8 - Public Enemy, The (1931)
9 - Scarface: The Shame Of A Nation (1932)
10 - The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
11 - Manhattan Melodrama (1933)
12 - G-Men (1935)
13 - The Petrified Forest (1936)
14 - Bullets Or Ballots (1936)
15 - Pepe Le Moko (1937)
16 - Marked Woman (1937)
17 - Dead End (1937)
18 - Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
19 - Each Dawn I Die (1939)
20 - The Roaring Twenties (1939)
21 - High Sierra (1941)
22 - This Gun For Hire (1942)
23 - The Glass Key (1942)
24 - The Killers (1946)
25 - The Big Sleep (1946)
26 - Kiss Of Death (1947)
27 - Brighton Rock (1947)
28 - T-Men (1947)
29 - I Walk Alone (1948)
30 - Drunken Angel (1948)
31 - Key Largo (1948)
32 - Force Of Evil (1948)
33 - White Heat (1949)
34 - They Live By Night (1949)
35 - Gun Crazy (1950)
36 - The Enforcer (1951)
37 - The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
38 - Big Heat, The (1953)
39 - The Big Combo (1955)
40 - Rififi (1955)
41 - The Killing (1956)
42 - Bob Le Flambeur (1956)
43 - Touch Of Evil (1958)
44 - Al Capone (1959)
45 - The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond (1960)
46 - The 1,000 Eyes Of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
47 - Underworld USA (1961)
48 - Branded To Kill (1967)
49 - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
50 - Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
61 - Thieves Like Us (1974)
51 - Point Blank (1967)
52 - Bullitt (1968)
53 - The Brotherhood (1968)
54 - Bloody Mama (1970)
55 - Get Carter (1971)
56 - Shaft (1971)
57 - The French Connection (1971)
58 - The Godfather (1972)
59 - Dillinger (1973)
60 - Mean Streets (1973)
62 - The Godfather Part II (1974)
63 - Bugsy Malone (1976)
64 - Atlantic City (1980)
65 - The Long Good Friday (1980)
66 - Scarface (1983)
67 - Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
68 - Prizzi's Honor (1985)
69 - A Better Tomorrow (1986)
70 - The Untouchables (1987)
71 - Krays, The (1990)
72 - Goodfellas (1990)
73 - King Of New York (1990)
74 - Miller's Crossing (1990)
75 - The Grifters (1990)
76 - New Jack City (1991)
77 - Boyz N The Hood (1991)
78 - Bugsy (1991)
79 - American Me (1992)
80 - Hard-Boiled (1992)
81 - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
82 - Menace II Society (1992)
83 - Sonatine (1993)
84 - A Bronx Tale (1993)
85 - Carlito's Way (1993)
86 - Pulp Fiction (1994)
87 - The Usual Suspects (1995)
88 - Get Shorty (1995)
89 - Casino (1995)
90 - Heat (1995)
91 - Donnie Brasco (1997)
92 - L.A. Confidential (1997)
93 - Short Sharp Shock (1998)
94 - Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
95 - Brother (2000)
96 - Sexy Beast (2001)
97 - Road To Perdition (2002)
98 - Infernal Affairs (2002)
99 - Gangs Of New York (2002)
100 - The Departed (2006)
101 - Eastern Promises (2006)

2015 Edition Additions[]

1 - Mesrine (2008)
2 - Killing Them Softly (2012)

See Also[]

Books Editions
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