Best new Gangster movies & Crime drama's in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best gangster movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Scott Cooper, Pablo Trapero & Rupert Wyatt our new gangster genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

The popularity of the gangster film never seems to decrease, even though the best movies within the language were made decades ago. From time to time, a decent gangster film still surfaces though. These are the crime dramas we liked the most.

New gangster movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • Gotti

    DIRECTOR: Kevin Connolly
    CAST: John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston

    In 1996, director Robert Harmon made 'Gotti', a TV-movie about one of America's most notorious mobsters. Fast forward to 2018. John Travolta portrays John Gotti in this gripping biopic, which focusses on the relationship between Gotti and his son, who is determined to stay out of his father's business. Read more

    RATING: 75/100

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  • Proud Mary

    DIRECTOR: Babak Najafi
    CAST: Taraji P. Henson Neal McDonough Danny Glover

    After starring in 2017's hit movie 'Hidden Figures', Tarjaji P. Henson is terrific as a fearless assassin in 'Proud Mary'. In many ways, 'Proud Mary' makes references to the blaxploitation movies of the 1970's. But this movie is more than just a gimmick. Energetic and very entertaining. Read more

    RATING: 79/100

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  • Dogman

    DIRECTOR: Matteo Garrone
    CAST: Adamo Dionisi, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano

    Based on true events, the historical gangster flick evolves around the bloody murder of a dog groomer. Read more

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  • The Outsider

    DIRECTOR: Martin Zandvliet
    CAST: Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shîna, Shioli Kutsuna

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    RATING: 85/100

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Best gangster movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 gangster movies

  • Free Fire

    DIRECTOR: Ben Wheatley
    CAST: Sharlto Copley Brie Larson Armie Hammer

    The new film by versatile British director Ben Wheatley ('Kill List', 'High-Rise') is an adrenaline-fueled gangster comedy in the veins of Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'. When two gangs meet in a desolate Boston warehouse to close a huge weapon deal, things go wrong. What follows is basically a shoot-out that takes the entire movie. Hilarious, full of colorful characters and gory action. Brilliant! Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 27th, 2017

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  • Live by Night

    DIRECTOR: Ben Affleck
    CAST: Ben Affleck Elle Fanning Brendan Gleeson

    Coming back from the war, he is no longer the man he used to be. Ben Affleck is a Boston gangster taking over the state of Florida with violence. Read more

    RATING: 65/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 13th, 2017

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Best gangster movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated gangster movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Suburra

    DIRECTOR: Stefano Sollima
    CAST: Pierfrancesco Favino Greta Scarano Jean-Hugues Anglade

    Italian director Stefano Sollima returns with a unforgiving, bleak and stylized maffia film after he made the very well received TV-series Gomorrah. Suburra evolves around a gangster named 'The Samurai' with bold ambitions: creating an Atlantic City-like resort. The local mob bosses are willing to cooperate at first, but soon things run out of control.. Read more

    RATING: 74/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 24th, 2016

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  • The Infiltrator

    DIRECTOR: Brad Furman
    CAST: Bryan Cranston John Leguizamo Diane Kruger

    Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) stars in 'The Infiltrator', a brilliant film about an undercover agent winding up in money laundering scheme led by Colombian cartel leader Pablo Escobar. As he dives deeper in this murky world, he has more and more problems deciding where his loyalty lies Read more

    RATING: 71/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 13th, 2016

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  • Cold in July

    DIRECTOR: Jim Mickle
    CAST: Michael C. Hall Sam Shepard Don Johnson

    Richard Dane kills a low life burglar who had broken into his home, and is being hailed as a small town hero but psychologically he is shaken as he fears for his family,... Read more

    RATING: 68/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 13th, 2014

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  • Son of a Gun

    DIRECTOR: Julius Avery
    CAST: Ewan McGregor Brenton Thwaites Alicia Vikander

    Two men break out of a prison, one of them being Australia's No.1 public enemy; they soon develop an interdependent relationship in the criminal world but eventually... Read more

    RATING: 65/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 11th, 2014

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  • Rob the Mob

    DIRECTOR: Raymond De Felitta
    CAST: Michael Pitt Nina Arianda Andy Garcia

    A couple have become experts in robbing mafia owned social clubs; during one of their heists they procure far more than they had ever imagined, putting their lives at... Read more

    RATING: 64/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 15th, 2014

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  • The Gambler

    DIRECTOR: Rupert Wyatt
    CAST: Mark Wahlberg Jessica Lange John Goodman

    A literature professor has fallen flat into the pit of gambling as he has incurred heavy loans from his mother and a loan shark further escalating the problems in his... Read more

    RATING: 63/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 25th, 2014

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  • Salvo

    DIRECTOR: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
    CAST: Saleh Bakri Luigi Lo Cascio Sara Serraiocco

    Salvo is a bodyguard to an influential mafia member; he foils an assassination attempt on his employer and then sets out to hunt the man who attempted it. In the process... Read more

    RATING: 60/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 22nd, 2014

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