Italian Mafia Movies

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Italian Mafia Movies from Italy

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1. Gomorrah (2008)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Scampia Vele is the corbusian architecture which has become a stronghold for Mafia of Naples, Italy.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Simone Sacchettino

Votes: 44,487 | Gross: $1.58M

2. One Hundred Steps (2000)

114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 4,769

3. Suburra (2015)

130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Elio Germano, Claudio Amendola, Alessandro Borghi

Votes: 15,825

4. Giovanni Falcone (1993)

124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of the first ever "anti-mafia judges pool" established in the '80s at the Palermo Courthouse, in Sicily, in the '80s, while two mafia families started a 10-year-long war to obtain... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara | Stars: Michele Placido, Anna Bonaiuto, Giancarlo Giannini, Massimo Bonetti

Votes: 251

5. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History

The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Pippo Agusta

Votes: 2,639

6. La scorta (1993)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

Director: Ricky Tognazzi | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola, Ricky Memphis

Votes: 788 | Gross: $0.15M

7. Fort Apache Napoli (2009)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.

Director: Marco Risi | Stars: Libero De Rienzo, Valentina Lodovini, Michele Riondino, Massimiliano Gallo

Votes: 765

8. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A former gangster is forced to resume his old lifestyle when his violent, jealous ex-colleagues and the police believe that he knows the location of a stolen cache of $300,000.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff

Votes: 3,037

9. The Professor (1986)

171 min | Crime, Drama

Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Laura del Sol, Leo Gullotta, Marzio Honorato

Votes: 1,180

10. A Quiet Life (2010)

105 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Cupellini | Stars: Toni Servillo, Marco D'Amore, Francesco Di Leva, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 2,024

11. The Consequences of Love (2004)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Olivia Magnani, Adriano Giannini, Antonio Ballerio

Votes: 13,972

12. Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama

One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, Marilù Tolo, Claudio Gora

Votes: 1,078

13. The Sicilian (1987)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro

Votes: 4,406 | Gross: $5.41M

14. Borsalino (1970)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

During the 1930s, in Marseilles, France, two small time crooks work for local crime bosses until they decide to go into business for themselves.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Rouvel, Françoise Christophe

Votes: 3,158 | Gross: $1.09M

15. Il Divo (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

Votes: 14,929 | Gross: $0.24M

16. Giovanni Falcone, l'uomo che sfidò Cosa Nostra (2006 TV Movie)

196 min | Biography, Drama

TV-Movie on the life and accomplishments of Giovanni Falcone, the legendary Sicilian judge who boldly opposed the Mafia

Directors: Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi | Stars: Massimo Dapporto, Elena Sofia Ricci, Emilio Solfrizzi, David Coco

Votes: 159

17. Paolo Borsellino: The 57 Days (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History

The film is the story of the 57 days that separate the death of Giovanni Falcone from that of Paolo Borsellino. The drama begins with a date: May 23, 1992, the day when Falcone was murdered... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Negrin | Stars: Giovanni Calcagno, Francesco Casisa, Giuseppe De Rosa, Ferruccio Ferrante

Votes: 93

18. A Judge of Honor (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama

From 1980 to 1993, the story of the pool antimafia, guided by Rocco Chinnici with judges Paolo Borsellino and Giovanni Falcone in a desperate and unfortunate war against the mafia.

Director: Gianluca Maria Tavarelli | Stars: Giorgio Tirabassi, Ennio Fantastichini, Andrea Tidona, Antonino Bruschetta

Votes: 283

19. The Sicilian Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama

48 Metascore

The true story of 17-year-old Sicilian Rita Atria (Veronica D'Agostino) -- who broke the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence and testified against the "family business" after both her father ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Amenta | Stars: Veronica D'Agostino, Gérard Jugnot, Marcello Mazzarella, Mario Pupella

Votes: 1,746 | Gross: $0.07M

20. The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's ... See full summary »

Director: Pif | Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex Bisconti, Ginevra Antona

Votes: 6,981 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Falcone (1999 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading ... See full summary »

Director: Ricky Tognazzi | Stars: Chazz Palminteri, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Galiena, Andy Luotto

Votes: 953 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Mafioso (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell, Gabriella Conti, Ugo Attanasio

Votes: 2,071 | Gross: $0.40M

23. How to Kill a Judge (1975)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Franco Nero, Françoise Fabian, Pierluigi Aprà, Giancarlo Badessi

Votes: 415

25. From Corleone to Brooklyn (1979)

95 min | Crime, Thriller

Italian mobster, Michele Barresi heads for the safer climate of Brooklyn after his chief rival is gunned down in the small Sicilian town of Corleone. Commissioner Berni learns of his ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Mario Merola, Van Johnson, Biagio Pelligra

Votes: 291

26. The Italian Connection (1972)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Milanese pimp is pursued by - and then pursues - a pair of New York hitmen and the gangsters who framed him for stealing a shipment of heroin.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 1,796

27. Romanzo Criminale (2005)

152 min | Crime, Drama

Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria

Votes: 8,039

28. The Palermo Connection (1990)

R | 100 min | Thriller

Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mimi Rogers, Joss Ackland, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 409

29. The Boss (1973)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A hitman finds himself embroiled in the middle of a Mafia war between the Sicilians and the Calabrians.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli

Votes: 1,460

30. Mafia (1968)

M | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Following a murder in a small Sicilian town, the new chief of the Carabinieri must fight corrupt officials, the frightened silence of witnesses and the local Mafia boss in order to solve the case.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb, Tano Cimarosa

Votes: 1,039

31. We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Irene Papas, Gabriele Ferzetti, Laura Nucci

Votes: 1,083

32. Johnny Stecchino (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, is passed off for a snitch hiding from the mob.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Volpi

Votes: 9,374 | Gross: $0.57M

34. Corleone (1978)

R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?

Director: Pasquale Squitieri | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Claudia Cardinale, Francisco Rabal, Stefano Satta Flores

Votes: 167

35. In the Name of the Law (1949)

100 min | Crime, Drama

A young, by-the-book judge is appointed to a Sicilian village controlled by corrupt leaders and the mafia.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Charles Vanel, Jone Salinas, Camillo Mastrocinque

Votes: 328

36. The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

This movie attempts to reconstruct the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through the story of its president Roberto Calvi, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Pamela Villoresi, Giancarlo Giannini, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 332

37. Cento giorni a Palermo (1984)

102 min | Crime, Drama

In the late 1970s and early 80s, assassinations in Sicily get the attention of Communist deputy, Pio La Torre, who appeals to General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa to become prefect in Palermo... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara | Stars: Lino Ventura, Giuliana de Sio, Arnoldo Foà, Lino Troisi

Votes: 514

38. Blood Ties (1986 TV Movie)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.

Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Brad Davis, Tony Lo Bianco, Vincent Spano, Barbara De Rossi

Votes: 108

39. High Crime (1973)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo, Fernando Rey

Votes: 626

40. No Way Out (1973)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Conte, Carla Gravina, Marc Porel

Votes: 1,087

41. The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)

108 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Alessio Orano, Ornella Muti, Tano Cimarosa, Joe Sentieri

Votes: 600

42. Black Souls (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

The story of three brothers, the sons of a shepherd, close to the ndrangheta and of their divided soul.

Director: Francesco Munzi | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane, Barbora Bobulova

Votes: 2,504 | Gross: $0.10M



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