The Only 10/10 Mafia Movies  Must Watch

Pale Flower (1964) 

A stunning film with sleek camera movements and perfect noir aesthetic, showing destruction's beauty. A psychological look at the characters of marginalized gambling dens.

Branded To Kill (1967) 

Assassins hunt yakuza assassins. Seijun Suzuki's erotic, violent yakuza noir borders on exploitation.

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) 

An interesting mix of gangster action and melodrama based on the ideas of social realism, a genre that Salim-Javed created.

Nayakan (1987) 

Mani Ratnam's beautiful and damning film depicts a gangster's creation as a person.

Goodfellas (1990) 

This culturally significant film follows Henry Hill's three-decade journey in the Mafia to show how organized crime has changed.

Infernal Affairs (2002) 

A dark and tense Hong Kong neo-noir with lots of twists and turns. At times, it has high tension, a stylish gunfight, and editing that cuts quickly from one scene to the next.