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What are the best gangster movies on Netflix?

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Carla Peñacuba - Binge.co Contributor

What makes a great gangster movie? Is it the crime? The violence? The bloodshed? Its gripping characters? Well, it's hard to say what it is, but this genre has been thrilling its audience for years. It has never failed to entertain us. With that being said, here are the best gangster movies on Netflix. 

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  1. 1Pulp Fiction

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    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Uma Thurman. It won several awards such as the Golden Globe in Best Motion Picture and the Oscar for Best Screenplay.

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  1. 2Imperial Dreams

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    Imperial Dreams is a drama film written and directed by Malik Vitthal. It was first released in 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival and later on Netflix in 2017. This centers on reformed gangster Bambi who is released from prison. 

  2. 3Layer Cake

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    A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. Layer Cake (also occasionally stylized as L4YER CAKƐ) is a 2004 British crime thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial debut.

  1. 4Gangs Of New York

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    Gangs of New York is a crime drama motion picture that features Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Daniel Day-Lewis. It was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks. The film premiered in New York City on December 9, 2002.

  2. 5The Outsider

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    The Outsider is a Netflix-exclusive film in 2018. Set during World War II, the film follows a captive American G.I. Nick Lowell who joins the yakuza to pay a debt from his fellow inmate.

  3. 6Only God Forgives

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    Only God Forgives is a 2013 crime and drama film that is directed and written by Nicolas Winding Refn. The movie is starred by Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm.

  4. 7Jackie Brown

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    Jackie Brown is an American motion picture starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Forster. It was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and premiered on December 8, 1997, in New York City.

  5. 8Mute

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    Mute is a Netflix Original movie directed by Duncan Jones. It is a mystery, sci-fi and thriller film that was realeased in Febuary 2018. It is starred by Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux.

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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2019
    "Okay first of all I have to point out that this is more of a neo-noir sci-fi film rather than a gangster movie. But it has the right amount of mystery, thrills and violence so i guess it fits to be added on here. JSYK this has been compared to Blade Runner in style and setting. And unfortunately has received negative reviews. If i were you just watch this because for me it is quite good."
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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2019
    "Don't be surprised that Pulp Fiction is number one on this list. This movie has been released in the 90s but I'm telling you you are missing out on gangster movies if you haven't watched it. With this movie, you'll get violence, humor, and a shared part of our culture. Definitely one of the best gangster movies on Netflix,"
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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2019
    "Daniel Craig stars in Layer Cake, and back then he was relatively unknown. And now he is known as the James Bond. In this film, you'll get to see the reason why he was chosen to play Bond. So yeah dont forget to add this on your list of mob movies on Netflix that you should watch!"
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    Layer Cake
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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2019
    "If you dont know Only God Forgives is a follow-up to the film Drive. In fact, this film is similar with the style and tone of Drive. However, of the two films Drive is more celebrated and re-watchable, but still i think that Only God Forgives is worth watching."
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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2019
    "Out of all the gangster movies on Netflix that I have seen this will always be on my top 5 aside from Pulp Fiction. I like how the story has sidetracked into a rebellion against the eliites, which made it to have a multifaceted plot that i enjoyed."
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    Gangs Of New York
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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2019
    "If you are looking for gangster movies on Netflix this should be the one you'll be watching. Imperial Dreams follows popular themes from mass incarceration, police racism, and gang life. BTW, if you dont know this is a Netflix Original film"
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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2019
    "This is more centered on the Japanese yakuza which i think can fit in a list of the best mafia movies on Netflix. So yeah this movie has lots of twists that will keep you guessing while watching the entire film."
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    The Outsider
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    Anonymous
    October 16, 2019
    "Jackie Brown is one of the lesser-known films of Quentin Tarantino. I like this film because we all know most of those gangster and mob films out there would star males. But here the protagonist is a female."
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This list is about What are the best gangster movies on Netflix
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Pulp FictionMovies 17 Paid
2Imperial DreamsMovies 13 Paid
3Layer CakeMovies 7 Paid
4Gangs Of New YorkMovies 4 Paid
5The OutsiderMovies 3 Paid
6Only God ForgivesMovies 2 Paid
7Jackie BrownMovies 1 Paid
8MuteMovies 0 Paid
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