Dramatic, action or thriller films about criminal characters such as gangsters
  • Godfather, The - 1972 movie, first of the trilogy recounting the story of the Corleone crime family
  • On the Waterfront - 1954 movie, in which a young dock worker takes on the Mob-connected boss
  • Z - 1969 Costa-Gavras thriller about the inquiry into the murder of a politician advocating nuclear disarmament

Reference

Crime film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A crime film, in the most general sense, is a film that involves various aspects crime and the criminal justice system. Stylistically, it can fall under many different genres, most commonly drama film, thriller film, mystery film, action film and film noir. Films focused on the Mafia are a typical example of crime films. ..."