Dramatic, action or thriller films about criminal characters such as gangsters

Crime cinema, in the broadest sense, is a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir.

  • 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

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Crime film" as of 7 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.