Best Gangster Movies: 2021

A year in review of the best Gangster films made in 2021. Some conventional biographical gangster films, and others are dynamic driven by risks and storytelling. This year more crime films and gangster flicks were made than any other year it appears. The industry is finally seeing what we've been saying all along, the niche in gangster films and series is a true market in itself and MOBCITY is here to bring you just that with a streaming platform for Crime-Entertainment coming in 2022.


MobCity Productions Inc. is a niche film and television production company founded in 2017 by producer Klaudia Kaye, with a vision in the niche genre of 'gangster; true crime, drama, thrillers', "giving true stories a voice" -- with a slate of films in development, Kaye has created on online platform for crime-entertainment you don't want to miss this year.


Kaye says, "..according to thorough research, reviewing over 300+ gangster crime movies in the past 30+ years, ( check out my e-book online to see how they have excelled in box office since 1980-2021.) "I noticed a pattern of certain film genres more than others, yet one kept them all connected, crime. Author Mario Puzo said it best, "Behind every crime, there is a story", and that is a lifetime of content to carry out since in every story there is a lesson to be learned and if we remain that the focus, with all the high risk action going on, we can learn a lot as humans.

When I say crime-entertainment, I am not celebrating crime, just to set the record straight. I just see a market for storytelling, so many true stories and real people's lives affected, some never had the chance to be heard in the court of law, other's kept their mouth shut and did life sentences not guilty, others through different crimes have different stories, so why glorify fiction when we have a portal through media to have one's voice be heard through creative expression -- it's a beautiful thing.


So many stories, so much pain, and crime, and resilience and battle, things you just can't make up they are so raw and so real, it's endless.


No wonder Hollywood has always been fascinated by crime movies especially gangsters, yet the re-enactments of them have been thus mediocre throughout the years, "it just wasn't hard enough.", says Kaye, " Really it wasn't until American Horror Stories, on FX, distributed by 20th television, where the psychologically twisted ideas were re-enacted by great actors, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, and took on a world of it's own, really marking a MAJOR shift in breaking that invisible line of too invasive for the audience, to fully invade them till' death due you part and you see? People loved Ryan Murphy's spin off with Brad Falchuk's award winning anthology series -- They redefined the horror genre.


.. A hand of good ones one can count, and the rest were successful in their own ways, as well as the investors behind them."


MobCity Productions was founded in 2017, with the vision of giving true stories a voice, .. " people trust me, and they can, I always had an ear to listen to people who loved sharing their stories and was always a natural hustler and connecter, it was only a matter of time. I find that all people really want is to be heard. Being able to empathize and relate, without judgement has allowed people to feel safe to share certain parts of their lives with me and I'm truly grateful for these individuals who chose to trust in me and they have every right to. I only want to share stories that matter. That evoke strength through sacrifice and resilience of true life and history, while for entertainments sake, maintaining a cut throat, quick wit, true story, continual suspense with hard as f*** original content, which is rare since everything has been done so many times over again, hens the formation of the company setting us apart in the entertainment industry as an expert in the niche of 'gangster: true-crime, drama thrillers.'"


Since, Kaye has successfully acquired the rights to a slate of films, in the gangster, true crime entertainment niche," which she remains hush lip about for reason, but we are thrilled for her upcoming film 'Financial Gangster', a bio, crime-drama film about the largest stock fraud in Washington State History during the enforcement of the Shock and Awe program run by former president's George W. Bush's administration, the Enron Task Force. It was the first case tried under the patriots act and the case that set the precedent for all future financial crimes.


Follow Klaudia Kaye and MobCity Productions on social media and keep up!

Here's a list of best 'gangster; crime, drama, thriller' movies of 2021;


Lansky | Gangster Movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

1. ' Lansky' is.a 2021 bio, crime, drama, film about the famous gangster Meyer Lansky, written and directed by Eytan Rockaway.


“When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.” #imdb


Starring: Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, AnnaSophia Robb, Minka Kelly, David James Elliott, John Magaro, and Joel Michaely.

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Now streaming on @amazonprime @vudu

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Mafia Inc. 2021 Gangster Movie | MobCity™ Official

2. ‘Mafia Inc. is a Canadian crime, drama film directed by Podz and written by Sylvain Guy.

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Based on the book ‘Mafia Inc: The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada's Sicilian Clan’ by journalists André Cédilot and André Noël.

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“A man gets drawn into Montreal's organized crime through his friendship with Giaco Paterno, the son of a major mafia boss. “ #wikimafia

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Starring: Marc-André Grondin as Vincent Gamache, Sergio Castellitto, Gilbert Sicotte, Mylène Mackay, Tony Nardi and Benz Antoine.

Now streaming on @amazonprimevideo @appletv @vudufans

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TONY SOPRANO | Gangster Movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

3. ‘ The Many Saints of Newark , is a crime drama film directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner’s prequel to Chase's HBO crime-drama series The Sopranos.

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“Set in the 1960s and 1970s in Newark, New Jersey, during the 1967 riots in the city between the Italian-American and African-American communities.” #wikipedia

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Starring; Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Michela De Rossi, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga.

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Now streaming on @HBO , @amazonprime , @appletv , @googleplay , @vudu

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The Harder they Fall | Gangster Movies 2021 | MobCity™ Official

4. ‘ The Harder they Fall ' , is a modernized western, an artistic approach drives the picture, with a stellar cast, and stylistic edit. One of the best pictures of the year and the writing is super witty, all around another great film starring @IdrisElba as an ice cold villain. .

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“Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison.” #Netflix

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About the music though! #JeymesSamuel

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Now streaming on: @Netflix

House of Gucci | Gangster Movies 2021 | MobCity™ Official

5. ‘ House of Gucci definitely has a Godfather Vibe, what a way to end the year @ridleyscottcg

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Is House of Gucci a true story?

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“House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it's worth, and how far a family will go for control.” - Arpita Roy

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Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino.

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The Birthday Cake | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

6. ' The Birthday Cake', is a 2021 crime, thriller film directed by first time director Jimmy Giannopoulos, from a screenplay by Diomedes Raul Bermudez, Shiloh Fernandez & Giannopoulos.

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Starring: Shiloh Fernandez, Val Kilmer, Ewan McGregor, Ashley Benson, Lorraine Bracco, David Mazouz.

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“On the 10th anniversary of his father's death, Giovanni reluctantly accepts the task of bringing a cake to the home of his uncle, a mob boss, for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Gio's life is forever changed.” #imdb

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The Card Counter | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

7. ‘ The Card Counter ’, is a Crime, Drama, thriller film directed and written by Paul Schrader, starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

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“Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past.” #IMDB

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Body Brokers | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

8. ' Body Brokers , is a new 2021 American crime, drama, thriller film about ‘a recovery Junkie brought to Los Angeles for treatment, soon learns that the rehab center is not about helping people, but a cover for a multi-billion-dollar fraud operation that enlists addicts to recruit other addicts.’ #imdb

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Directed by John Swab, starring; Frank Grillo, Suzanne Wind, Alice Englert Samone James, Michael Kenneth Williams

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No Sudden Move | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

9. ‘ No Sudden Move is a 2021 period crime, thriller film directed and edited by Steven Soderbergh, and Produced by Casey Silver, written by Ed Solomon.

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Starring: Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, David Harbour, Jon Hamm, Amy Seimetz, Brendan Fraser, Kieran Culkin, Noah Jupe, Craig Grant, Julia Fox, Frankie Shaw, Ray Liotta and Bill Duke.

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Now streaming on @hbomax

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“A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances and have to work together to uncover what's really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.” #IMDB

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Finch | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

10. ' FLinch ' , Since its release in January, 2021 it has already garnered a large internet following and success.

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“ A young Hitman who lives with his mother develops feelings for the witness of a murder he commits.” #imdb

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Directed and Written by Cameron Van Hoy.

Starring; Daniel Zovatto, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Tom Segura, Cathy Moriarty, Buddy Duress, David Proval, Steven Bauer, and Michael Drayer.

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Streaming on @amazonprime

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Silk Road | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

11. ‘ Silk Road , is a crime, thriller movie based on a true story, based on a book by the name, “Dead End on Silk Road by David Kushner.

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Based on the true story of “Ross Ulbricht who invents an illegal website on the Dark net, an act which attracts the attention of the FBI and DEA who send in federal agent Richard "Rick" Bowden, aka "Jurassic Narc", to bring down Ross' empire.” #wiki #imdb

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Starring; Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Katie Aselton, Jimmi Simpson, Daniel David Stewart, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Lexi Rabe, Will Ropp, Paul Walter Hauser and Alexandra Shipp and directed and written by Tiller Russell.

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Streaming on: @lionsgate

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I am All Girls | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

12. ' I Am All Girls , is a 2021 South African crime, drama, thriller film based on true events, directed by Donovan Marsh, Produced by: Jozua Malherbe, Lucia Meyer-Marais & written by Wayne Fitzjohn and Marcell Greeff.

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“A relentless detective finds common ground with a killer systematically targeting the perpetrators running a powerful child-trafficking ring.” #Netflix

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Starring: Erica Wessels, Deon Lotz, & Masasa Mbangeni.

Streaming on: @netflix

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Ferry | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

13. ' Ferry ' , is a 2021 gangster crime thriller film, about an Amsterdam gangster and the right hand to the boss Brink. When Brinks son gets shot by a rival gang, Ferry is sent to avenge the murder where he meets the beautiful Danielle.

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Directed by Cecilia Verheyden and written by Nico Moolenaar, and Bart Uytdenhouwen.

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Starring; Frank Lamers, Elise Schaap, Huub Stapel.

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Streaming on: @roku

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Nemesis | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

14. ' Nemesis ' , is a 2021 British crime thriller film directed by James Crow and written by Adam Stephen Kelly.

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" An underworld kingpin's past catches up with him when he returns to London, igniting an explosive chain of events which ends in revenge and murder. " #IMDB

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Starring; Billy Murray, Nick Moran, Frank Harper, Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott, Julian Glover, and Bruce Payne.

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Streaming on: @tubitv

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Crisis | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

15. ‘ Crisis , the 2021 crime, drama, thriller film written, produced and directed by Nicholas Jarecki.

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Starring; Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans, and Lily-Rose Depp, with Scott Mescudi, and Martin Donovan.

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'A drug trafficker who organizes a smuggling operation while a recovering addict, seeks the truth behind her son's disappearance.' #IMDB

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Streaming on @hulu

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The Unforgiveable | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

16. ' The Unforgivable ' , is a 2021 crime, drama about a woman who serves a prison sentence for a violent crime and gets released into the world that won't forgive her past while maintain hush lip about what really happened.

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Directed by Laura Fingsscheidt, written by; Peter Craig, Hillary Seitz and Courtenay Miles

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Starring; Sandra Bullock, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Aisling Franciosi, Rob Morgan, Viola Davis.

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Streaming on @netflix

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Below Zero | Gangster movie 2021 | MobCity™ Official

17. ' Below Zero ' , is a 2021 Spanish action gangster crime thriller we are obsessed with! Talk about consistent suspense! We don't usually put action into the mix but this ride is straight gangster.

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"On a lonely road, a prison transport is brutally assaulted. Martin, the policeman who was driving, survives and fortifies his position while the con men search for a way to finish him." #IMDB

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Directed by: Lluís Quílez and Written by Fernando Navarro and Lluís Quílez, Produced by: Josep Amorós and Pedro Uriol, Starring; Javier Gutiérrez and Karra Elejalde.

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Streaming on: @netflix

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The Big Ugly | Gangster Movies | MobCity™ official

18. ' The Big Ugly ' , is a crime, drama, thriller film directed by Scott Wiper, written by Scott Wiper & Paul Tarantino.

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The story follows Malcolm McDowell, a London mob boss who sends Neelyn (Vinnie Jones) a henchman, to West Virginia to set up a money laundering operation with (Ron Perlman) an oilman, while Neelyn's girlfriend (Lenora Crichlow) disappears. Now Neelyn is out for revenge.

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Streaming on: @amazonprime

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Crime Story | Gangster Movie | MobCity™ Official