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Top Ten Gangsters Movies Presented by AFI

Marlon Brando in The Godfather

#1 The Godfather

Epic tale of a 1940s New York Mafia family and their struggle to protect their empire from rival families as the leadership switches from the father to his youngest son.

The cast of Goodfellas

#2 Goodfellas

Drama of a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn boy initiated into a neighborhood mob in his youth, and the struggles he encounters with the gang through the next 25 years.

Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II

#3 The Godfather Part II

Continuing saga of the Corleone family as they move to Nevada and make the casino business their major income source.

Scene from White Heat

#4 White Heat

A criminal mastermind dreams of being on "top of the world," until he unwittingly befriends an undercover federal agent who poses as a hero-worshipping hood.

Scene from Bonnie and Clyde

#5 Bonnie and Clyde

In the early 1930s, a car thief and the daughter of his intended victim team up to become America's most feared and ruthless bank robbers.

Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

#6 Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

Italian mob leader Big Louie Costillo is killed by Tony Camonte, setting off gang wars over the control of Chicago's bootlegging business.

John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction

#7 Pulp Fiction

An inside look at a memorable community of criminals. Prizefighter Butch Coolidge has decided to stop payment on a deal he's made with the devil.

The cast of The Public Enemy

#8 The Public Enemy

Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, two tough young kids growing up poor in Chicago, work for Putty Nose, a fence.

Scene from Little Caesar

#9 Little Caesar

After robbing a gas station, Enrico Cesare Bandello, known as Rico, leaves his small town for the city with his friend Joe Massaro.

Al Pacino in Scarface

#10 Scarface

In Florida, Montana connects with gangster Frank Lopez, and guns his way through the sun washed streets of Miami where he finds power, wealth and passion.

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Counting down the 10 greatest films from 10 classic American film genres, including animation, fantasy, science fiction, gangster, western, sports, romantic comedy, courtroom drama, mystery and epic films.