This year marks 25 years since the premiere of the legendary series “The Sopranos”, a classic that approached the theme of the mafia from a completely innovative angle. Throughout history this is a genre that gave a lot to cinema, that is why we bring you a review of films set in the world of the mafia available in HBO Max.
Below is a list of 5 movies about the mafia to watch in streaming. And yes, how could it be otherwise there are a couple of the great Martin Scorsese.
Based on the work of Brian Burrough “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43”. It tells the story of Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who led the search for legendary bank robber John Dillinger and his gang in the 1930s.
Directed by Michael Mann the film stars Johnny Depp, Christian bale, Marion Cotillard and Billy Crudup.
New York, 1968. Frank Lucas is the taciturn driver of an important black mobster in Harlem. When his boss dies unexpectedly, Frank takes the opportunity to build his own empire. Richie Roberts, an incorruptible cop marginalized by his honesty. Both Roberts and Lucas share a strict code of ethics that makes them two lone figures on opposite sides of the law. When their paths cross, the confrontation will be inevitable.
Directed by Ridley Scott the film stars Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Carla Gugino and Cuba Gooding Jr..
Henry Hill, son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother, lives in Brooklyn and is fascinated by the life led by the gangsters in his neighborhood, where the majority of the neighbors are immigrants. Paul Cicero, the patriarch of the Pauline family, is the protector of the neighborhood. At thirteen years old, Henry decides to leave school and join the mafia organization as the errand boy; Very soon he gains the trust of his bosses, thanks to which he will rise through the ranks.
Directed by Martin Scorseseis starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
A History of Violence
Tom Stall lives quietly with his wife and son in a small town in Indiana, where almost nothing ever happens. But one day, after avoiding a robbery in his restaurant, he is not only considered a hero by everyone, but also attracts the attention of the media. Under these circumstances, he receives a strange visit from someone who claims to know his past.
Directed by David Cronenberg the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt and Ed Harris.
The Massachusetts Police Department faces the largest organized crime gang in the city of Boston. The strategy is to take down Frank Costello, the powerful boss of the Irish mafia, from within. The person in charge of infiltrating the gang is a young rookie, Billy Costigan. While Billy tries to gain Costello’s trust, another young police officer, Colin Sullivan, rises quickly and takes a position in the Special Investigations unit, whose mission is also to take down Costello. What no one knows is that Colin is an infiltrator in the police who answers to Costello.
Directed by Martin Scorseseis starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and Vera Farmiga.
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