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10 Underrated Gangster Movies You Need to Watch

Since James Cagney’s iconic portrayal in ‘The Public Enemy’, the gangster genre has been a pivotal part of cinema, captivating audiences and earning a revered status among film aficionados. Classics like Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’ and Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas’ stand as timeless examples of the genre’s excellence. However, amidst these celebrated titles, numerous gangster films remain overlooked.

Works such as ‘Kill the Irishman’ and ‘King of New York’ often fail to receive the recognition they deserve, despite their compelling narratives. Crafting an epic gangster film requires more than just showcasing violence and corruption; achieving the perfect balance is crucial. From the biographical drama ‘Lansky’ to The Coen Brothers’ masterful ‘Miller’s Crossing’, these underrated gangster movies offer a wealth of cinematic brilliance and deserve a closer look.

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‘Miller’s Crossing’ (1990)
‘Point Blank’ (1967)
‘Kill the Irishman’ (2011)
‘The Drop’ (2014)
‘Eastern Promises’ (2007)
‘The Big Combo’ (1955)
‘King of New York’ (1990)
‘The Pope of Greenwich Village’ (1984)
‘Hoodlum’ (1997)
‘Lansky’ (2021)

– Farheen Ali 

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