Best new Gangster movies & Crime drama's (2017) - Top Netflix & 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.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best gangster movies of 2017 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.

gangster movies2017
Popular actors Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch & Dakota Johnson
Trending moviesBlack Mass, El Clan & Blackhat

Anticipated 2017 gangster movies to watch

    Free Fire (Thursday April 27, 2017)

    Free Fire film poster Director
    Ben Wheatley
    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

    Live by Night (Friday January 13, 2017)

    Live by Night film poster Director
    Ben Affleck
    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

Best gangster movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    Suburra (Friday June 24, 2016)

    Suburra film poster Director
    Stefano Sollima
    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

    The Infiltrator (Wednesday July 13, 2016)

    The Infiltrator film poster Director
    Brad Furman
    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

    Cold in July (Saturday December 13, 2014)

    Cold in July film poster Director
    Jim Mickle
    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...Read more

    Son of a Gun (Thursday December 11, 2014)

    Son of a Gun film poster Director
    Julius Avery
    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...Read more

    Rob the Mob (Saturday March 15, 2014)

    Rob the Mob film poster Director
    Raymond De Felitta
    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...Read more

    The Gambler (Thursday December 25, 2014)

    The Gambler film poster Director
    Rupert Wyatt
    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...Read more

    Salvo (Friday August 22, 2014)

    Salvo film poster Director
    Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
    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...Read more

gangster genre statistics

Rank#25 (List of most popular genres)
Actors Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch & Dakota Johnson
TrendingBlack Mass, El Clan & Blackhat
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017

9 gangster movies scheduled for release this year.

The old genre is in decline. It used to be quite steady, almost stagnating. But in the last three years the mobster genre is clearly becoming less popular in Hollywood.

List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

The times that big classic gangster movies reeled in all box office money seems to be gone. They even run the risk of performing quite badly, like Gangster Squad. Strangely enough, indie filmmaker turned box office canon David O. Russel has the number 1 spot here with American Hustle.
TitleBox officeBudget
American Hustle (2013)$150M$40M
Black Mass (2015)$62.5M$53M
Gangster Squad (2013)$60M$46M