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Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters

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gdlywom (54 minutes ago)
Henry Hill was an idiot 🙄
Anna2 Sablan (8 hours ago)
Johnny depp as James "whitey" Bulger should have been on there
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Neal M (2 days ago)
two words .... Public Ememy
Sonny Pruitt (3 days ago)
My favorite real life gangster is Hillary Clinton. She screwed us all as Madam Secretary, but she really fucked Bernie Sanders, and Bernie still doesn't know it! LOL
Neur4xis (3 days ago)
What about Brando? GImme an effin BreaK!
O they say they tell the White House what to say what to do dinner table not right
Denise Mitchell (3 days ago)
Assante as GOTTI...
Samuel Freeland (3 days ago)
That laughing in Malcolm x is so funny
Ashish Gaikwad (3 days ago)
Excuse me? Al Pacino in Scarface?
hot_sotcks (4 days ago)
Scarface?
Debbie Moore (4 days ago)
Having read the book and seen the film Ray Liotta is brilliant, he really nails it.
Lutissue Gunn (4 days ago)
Warren Beatty,too soft.How could you forget Godfather?Marlon Brando and Al Pacino performances.
Brooks Brown (5 days ago)
I wonder how black mass would have faired if this list was made again
stopped watchin and disliked at the first beeep....s0rry,.,,
Mr Tony (6 days ago)
How about armand assante as john gotti.🔫🤷‍♂️
Denise Mitchell (3 days ago)
Agree AMAZING
Semaj Dlowsirg (6 days ago)
Big fellas?
Sean Dreazy (6 days ago)
Fuck these unskipable ads
Owenmc1617 (7 days ago)
Tom hardy in legend as the krays?
Suicide Squad (8 days ago)
Damn so scary.... They rape you in jail...... That what they said..... 😐
Ryan Koehler (8 days ago)
No danny Greene?!?!
Aly Khodeir (8 days ago)
Wtf is this list
Skshm Adhkri D (9 days ago)
Well thats how mafia works
Bobby T (9 days ago)
A former capo in the Colombo family said Ray Liotta put in a great performance, but the way Henry Hill was depicted was very much embellished (Ray's depiction was of the type of gangster Henry Hill wished he could've been), the real-life Henry Hill fell short of the Henry portrayed on screen, which sort of makes sense considering it was based on Hill's version of his past; who's going to tell their biographer, "Well, to be honest yeah, I was a lying, nervous scammer who did lots of drugs."
Gotti Aristo (9 days ago)
Jimmy Hoffa wasn't a gangster he was associated with gangsters.
Melvin Stanford (10 days ago)
I honestly believe REDEMPTION should have been somewhere on here
SDAWG (10 days ago)
I thought Hoffa was an awesome movie!! Excellent work!
homemark22 (11 days ago)
is this list random?
Ali Omar (11 days ago)
Where is God father??!!...
I know think wachmojo is stupid how is FREAKIN SCARFACE not here
THE HOPE ANDRO SHOW (13 days ago)
Where is Training Day????
Forlorn Dream (13 days ago)
The Irish gangsters seem more real to me. I can't forget my father telling me how he laughed when the Italians ran in WW2, they were a joke. Italians are a joke.
Forlorn Dream (13 days ago)
Funny to see Deniro play a Jew saying this isn't like back home. Where the fuck would a Jew call back home??
John Says (14 days ago)
you forgot nana ,,,ab tak chappan
ClassicRock4007 (14 days ago)
Donnie Brasco is one of the best movies ever
TheEnchilada Kid (15 days ago)
And how many of these movies are nothing like what really happened
Mawuli Ware (16 days ago)
No Joe Pesci? Or Wesley Snipes Nino Brown New Jack City?
leilaniNme (16 days ago)
Pesci ?
Howard Wilson (17 days ago)
Dinero was better as Jimmy Burke(Conway) in Goodfellas...Which is also a true story.
Matthew Eble (3 days ago)
Not totally.....they could have showed why Billy Bats truly got murdered and more of how much of a lunatic Jimmy was......or the fact that Paulie was banging Henry's wife.....
Leigh Finkle (17 days ago)
Some people were right. American Me-The Departed. And The Godfather to name just a few. The Public Enemy with James Cagney. Also Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye. King of New York. Scarface of course. All great flicks.
Matt Rider (18 days ago)
Johnny Depp as John Dillinger! Badass!
Sam Hansen (19 days ago)
Frank lucas nickname was "superfly".... now while Denzel gave a phenomenal performance in a terrific movie, it certainly was a very different interpretation of the character. Yet friends of Tony Spilantro (nicky santoro in casino) have said joe pesci was a perfect embodiment of Spilantro..... yet he isn't on the list? SJW much watch mojo?
Milquetoast Eugenicist (20 days ago)
No I'm not firing you. I'm firing a Yokel.
Myleen Lujan (20 days ago)
Fucking Penn is frightening.
Aurik Kal-Durin (21 days ago)
Robert De Niro gets two spots, but Pesci doesn't even get one!?! He should've been on the list for Casino as well... you mother fucker, you...
Cat Sven (21 days ago)
Denzel Performance in American Gangster is way above the rest. than Joe Pesci in Goodfellas...and not Ray Liotta. top 5 Denzel Washington...American Gansters Joe Pesci...Goodfellas Robert de Niro....Heat Daniel D Lewis ...Gangs of New York Johnny Depp...Blow
Gisele Cott (22 days ago)
I think Denzel should have been #1
Joost Brouwer (22 days ago)
maybe not a goog idea to end with a car with schreeching tires IN THE SAND
galih insidious (23 days ago)
Gangster Land good movie Gangster
vance astrovik (24 days ago)
Untouchables is such a stupid, overrated movie
hitchedship9 (25 days ago)
Tom hardy as reddy and Ronny
O.G. John Doe (25 days ago)
HENRY HILL IS NOT A GANGSTER, HE'S A FUCKING RAAAT. Frank told on Cops that's not ratting
O.G. John Doe (25 days ago)
YO 🤦🏿‍♂️ YO my mans Joe pesci is a fucking G.
LEON PUJAS (26 days ago)
No scarface here wtf
Fred Peace II (26 days ago)
I don’t see this as credible in the least bit...the lack of individual ranking for Joe Pesci’s portrayal of Nicky Santoro or Tommy DeVito?...Marlon Brando’s Vito Corleone? Yes, these were supporting rolls for the most part...but the portrayals were incredible.
Frank Butta (26 days ago)
I love Denzel, but American Gangster was a joke: “Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. described the film as "one percent reality and ninety-nine percent Hollywood." In addition, Johnson described the real life Lucas as "illiterate, vicious, violent, and everything Denzel Washington was not."[21] Former DEA agents Jack Toal, Gregory Korniloff, and Louis Diaz filed a lawsuit against Universal, saying the events in the film were fictionalized and that the film defamed them and hundreds of other agents.” Denzel made Lucas more than he was...
O.G. John Doe (25 days ago)
Frank Butta they're mad he ratted them out
John Whitfield (26 days ago)
Where is Al Pacino as Scarface....
John Whitfield (25 days ago)
+O.G. John Doe My bad....He was fictional.. Sorry about that...This is the wrong list for him... Thanks for the correction...
O.G. John Doe (25 days ago)
John Whitfield Scarface is a fictional character. The real Scarface is Al Capone an Italian from Brooklyn and he sold liquor tobacco and whores in Chicago around 1940s not a Cuban in Miami in the 1980s selling coke.
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Ramses Kush (28 days ago)
Godfellas was a good ass movie but denzel had the best performance as frank lucas
piricarmen (28 days ago)
For those who love gore and violence...
Xavier Vega (29 days ago)
They got the #1 right, though could have included DeNiro as Jimmy Burke and Pesci and Thomas DeSimone
Bastiaan Maters (30 days ago)
I hate watchmojo
Vast _ (30 days ago)
*Doesnt include Godfather*
Executive Rogers (30 days ago)
Booooorriiiiinnnnng
trap3400 (30 days ago)
*what he don't understand is how a 45 could put a hole up in his forehead* but he understood the exit hole behind him
John Fabio (1 month ago)
Why do jews find it a must to portray other ethnicticity ?
John Fabio (1 month ago)
Thomas E Dewey is rolling in the grave..Taking luckys money in a whore house..total slander..Tim Roths too good for this shit movie.
John Fabio (1 month ago)
Denzel is poor influence to mainly children..before gangsters are portrayed that facts must be facts..Lucus didnt go to Thailand during a fucking war..
Donna Smith (1 month ago)
HOW IS MACOLM X a ganster movie? YOu lose me there
Handy Man (1 month ago)
King of New York?
JUSTIN PICKENS (1 month ago)
"See you are who you are in this world, either your a somebody or your a nobody" ...pours out the salt... 🤣😂 20% Frank Lucas
Bertold Gerry (1 month ago)
Where is Godfather 😭😭
James Booth (1 month ago)
Gangsters then: "LISTEN HERE YOU PHUCKIN' WUISE GUI! **Beats him senseless or shoots him in the head** " Gangsters now: "Gucci gang! Gucci gan! SKRRRRRRRA! PAP! PAP! PAP! PAP!" **Gets shot by the Police like a pussy**
Gjersand (1 month ago)
You got about half right
Katherine Hicks (1 month ago)
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Kevin Waiganjo (1 month ago)
American Gangster and God Father
desrano1 (1 month ago)
since when you can't swear on YouTube Thumbs Down
Skippy Zeiger (1 month ago)
What? Jimmy Cagney in 'White Heat' ain't on this list, nor number one where his performance shoulda been? If youse don't change your voidict, I'm gonna order youse beds frenched by my top hatchet men, youse huther-muckers.
John Paulsen (1 month ago)
how in the hell is joe pesci not on this list let alone not #1???? don't have him on it at all? ever hear of good fellas? Tommy Devito really supposed to be tommy desimone,,,unbelievable totally wrong,,let alone the # 1 pick should of been joe pesci as nicky santoro frm casino = nick spilatro,,, sam rothstine is more bad man the nicky,,,,,he popped a guys fucking eye out while the guys head was in a vice...cant believe this list is so wrong !!!!!! ps even sam rothstine was afraid of nicky WTF!!!
Sam Corcoran (1 month ago)
No Johnny Depp or Pesci. Why are you so bad at this?
marcusyazzie (1 month ago)
Armand Assante in "Gotti" movie 2006
John Doe (1 month ago)
Kill the irishman??? Not even mentioned
Don Wasacase (1 month ago)
lost me at half time
Serial Killa (1 month ago)
I just searched on Google "Big Ben London being destroyed" I did the same with the Eiffel Tower. Guess what? Hundreds of photos, film clips, cartoons, comics, computer games, adverting etc came up for both. This is literally coincidence.
Zera (1 month ago)
Number 2 is a real Story
Dangerosu (1 month ago)
I think the best portrayal of a real life gangster or fictional for that matter, would always be made by Joe Pesci. He is hands down the most genuine italian origin american gangster on film and you know it!
DarkRebel7 (1 month ago)
You must have it all mixed up with HOFFA. Jimmy Hoffa (though portrayed very well with Nicholson) was NOT a gangster. He was affiliated with them. And for CASINO, Rothstein's real name was Rosenthal. But he was NOT the gangster in Vegas, he simply kept things going for the Chicago mob. And Joe Pesci wasn't his Business partner. He played Niki "The Ant" Spilatro, a Violent gangster.  Was any of this read up on or looked into before the creation of this compilation?
Don Elder (1 month ago)
Why are the subtitles in some language I do not understand
no nigga (1 month ago)
Denzel washington as frank lucas waa trash
Miguel Bean (1 month ago)
Roth didn’t do a better job than Lawrence fishburn I’m my opinion.
Alex Lee (1 month ago)
most of these are just over-acting oscar baits
Thomas Lucignano (1 month ago)
While Billy Drago played a great character in The Untouchables, he was nothing like the "real life Frank Nitti". The performance was a truly compelling villain, but they probably just used the Nitti name for its relative familiarity among fans of the genre. Practically nothing Drago did in that movie resembled the actual gangster.
Thomas Lucignano (1 month ago)
Okay, so after watching the entire video, I see historical accuracy is dubious in many of the chosen films
masterimbecile (1 month ago)
Top 10? Top 10 how? Do I amuse you?
Tommy Huxley (1 month ago)
Its actually Sam "lefty" Rosenthal in casino.
Jim Romano (1 month ago)
Just shut up and show the clips.... they don't need narration
Zeinab Alfetlawi (1 month ago)
The movie American gangster as great it wAs sick

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