There are always interesting conflicts in action films involving fights and feuds between gangsters. In addition to showing many fight scenes that can trigger adrenaline, gangster-themed films are also often based on true stories that happened.

Let’s take a look at 7 recommended gangster-themed films that can be watched on Netflix below.


1. The Irishman (2019)
Being a ‘reunion‘ event for veteran actors who specialize in gangster films, such as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, The Irishman is a story about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, a mystery that is still unsolved.

This Netflix hit film follows a truck driver who becomes a hit man and gets involved with the mafia and its criminal family. Shortly thereafter, he was introduced to Jimmy Hoffa, head of the Teamsters International Brotherhood who later disappeared in 1975.


2. Shot Caller (2017)
Shot Caller is one of the gangster movies on Netflix that focuses on time spent behind bars. During his prison term, Jacob Harlon joins a violent gang. His first task is to smuggle heroin and kill a thief in the gang. Upon his release, he is tasked with arranging gun deals with other gangs and risking the lives of his family.


3. Sicario (2015)
An idealistic FBI agent is recruited by a government task force to help in the war on drugs in the border area between the US and Mexico.

The film begins with the raids on the headquarters of Mexican cartels, but they are shocked by the discovery of decomposing bodies during the raids. When successful, they get a special mission to capture the lieutenant of the Sonoran cartel Manuel Diaz.


4. The Raid 2 (2014)
This film is a sequel to the first film, The Raid . Rama goes undercover with Jakarta thugs and plans to bring down the syndicate and expose corruption in the police force. He infiltrated the prison to immediately dismantle various classified information to destroy the syndicate of corrupt rulers.


5. The Town (2010)
A group of thieves rob a bank and take Claire, an assistant manager of the bank, hostage. Things get complicated when a member of the group of thieves falls in love with Claire. As the romance deepens, he wants to get out of his criminal life, but he knows it could threaten Claire and him.

6. Public Enemies (2009)
Based on a true story, Public Enemies tells the story of an FBI agent Melvin Purvis’s efforts to catch criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd. The mafia group is a fugitive because it has carried out a bank robbery with a large enough loss.

Not to forget, this film is also filled with conflict scenes between the police, ordinary people, and FBI agents. The main actor is Johnny Depp, you know!

7. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Keung, a Hong Kong cop, travels to New York for his uncle’s wedding, but he ends up befriending a local gang to bring down a rogue criminal syndicate. Meanwhile, one of the thugs accidentally picks up a bag of scattered diamonds from the New York mafia group.

Those are 7 recommendations for gangster films whose fun won’t make you miss any scene. Hope you can enjoy it, eh!

By Rama