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Classic Mob Movies Box Office Hits: 10 Films that Made the Most Money

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Hollywood has always loved organized crime and a good gangster movie. The sex, drugs, greed, and violence associated with the mob and gangster life were seemingly made for film. Plenty of mob movies have been big hits over the years.

According to CNBC and ScreenRant the 10 mob movies that made the most money at the box office include:

“The Godfather” (three films)

One of Hollywood's greatest critical and commercial successes, The Godfather trilogy got everything right. The movies not only transcended expectations, they established new benchmarks for American cinema. Total domestic gross: $335.44 million.

“The Untouchables”

Slick on the surface but loaded with artful touches, Brian DePalma's classical 1987 gangster thriller is a sharp look at period Chicago crime. Total domestic gross: $144.47 million.

“The Departed”

This 2006 mob drama is complete with the gritty authenticity and soupy morality that has infused director Martin Scorsese's past triumphs. Total domestic gross: $142.97 million.

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“American Gangster”

Russell Crowe stars in this 2007 throwback to classic mob films. Brazen and entertaining, this epic and true-crime drama creates one of the coolest gangsters since Scarface’s Tony Montana. Total domestic gross: $136.76 million.

“Road to Perdition”

A hit man for an Irish gang in the Depression-era Midwest, Michael Sullivan is uncompromising in his work and devoted to his private life. When those worlds collide, Sullivan embarks on a journey of revenge and self-discovery in this 2002 film. Total domestic gross: $125.89 million.

“Public Enemies”

This 2009 historical crime drama follows top FBI agent Melvin Purvis in capturing notorious bank robber John Dillinger. Total domestic gross: $98.65 million.

“Scarface”

Scarface is violent, scary, and unforgettable. It has inspired generations of fans and filmmakers since its 1983 release and evolved into a cultural icon. Brutal Cuban refugee Tony Montana is not only a gangster but represents the complete perversion of the American dream. Total domestic gross: $98.06 million.

“Gangs of New York”

The violent rise of gangland power in New York City at a time of massive political corruption and the city's evolution into a cultural melting pot set the stage for this 2002 historical epic. Set In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. Total domestic gross: $93.72 million.

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“Bugsy”

Notorious gangster Bugsy Siegel played a crucial role in making Las Vegas the gambling capitol of the United States. This 1991 biopic starring Warren Beatty offers a remarkably cliché-free look at the mobster's life and the time in which he lived - and died. Total domestic gross: $77.59 million.

“Goodfellas”

This 1990 Martin Scorsese film explores the life of organized crime through the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Total domestic gross: $77.07 million.

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