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Power Rankings: Mafia Films

So you want to be a Wise Guy? Fuhgeddaboudit! Instead of living that life of crime, live vicariously through these Italian stereotypes and some of the most repeated quotes in film history. Our offer is this: the Power Rankings of the Best Mafia Films.


Title: Road to Perdition

Release Date: July 12, 2002


Plot: A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.


Title: Donnie Brasco

Release Date: February 28, 1997


Plot: An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.


Title: American Gangster

Release Date: November 2, 2007


Plot: An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.


Title: A Bronx Tale

Release Date: October 1, 1993


Plot: A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.


Title: The Departed

Release Date: October 6, 2006


Plot: An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.


Title: Scarface

Release Date: December 9, 1983


Plot: In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.


Title: Casino

Release Date: November 22, 1995


Plot: A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.


Title: Goodfellas

Release Date: September 21, 1990


Plot: The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.


Title: The Godfather Part II

Release Date: December 18, 1974


Plot: The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.


Title: The Godfather

Release Date: March 24, 1972


Plot: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

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