The Best Gangster TV Shows

Olga Trędota 2020-06-07

Suburra: Blood on Rome

Crime Drama Italy 2017

Suburra: Blood on Rome

Crime Drama Italy 2017

  • Suburra: Blood on Rome
  • 7,5/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.

  • #cosa nostra

Blinded by the Lights

Crime Poland 2018

Blinded by the Lights

Crime Poland 2018

1 season, 8 episodes

An eight-episode story charting seven days from the life of a cocaine dealer whose perfectly organized life begins to sink into chaos while he is forced to make the most important choices in his life.

The Wire

Crime Drama USA 2002

The Wire

Crime Drama USA 2002

  • The Wire
  • 8,3/10

5 seasons, 60 episodes

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

Sons of Anarchy

Crime Drama USA 2008

Sons of Anarchy

Crime Drama USA 2008

  • Sons of Anarchy
  • 8,0/10

7 seasons, 92 episodes

An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

  • #organized crime

  • #outlaw

  • #criminal

Narcos

Crime Drama USA 2015

Narcos

Crime Drama USA 2015

  • Narcos
  • 8,0/10

3 seasons, 30 episodes

A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

The Sopranos

Drama USA 1999

The Sopranos

Drama USA 1999

  • The Sopranos
  • 8,3/10

6 seasons, 86 episodes

The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

4 Blocks

Drama Germany 2017

4 Blocks

Drama Germany 2017

  • 4 Blocks
  • 5,0/10

3 seasons, 19 episodes

Based in Neukölln, Berlin Toni manages the daily business of dealing with the Arabic gangs and ends up wanting to leave his old life behind for his family, but as expected, its never that simple.

Gomorrah

Crime Drama Italy 2014

Gomorrah

Crime Drama Italy 2014

  • Gomorrah
  • 8,1/10

5 seasons, 58 episodes

Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of the clan's godfather, Pietro Savastano.

  • #organized crime

  • #drugs

  • #mafia

Peaky Blinders

Crime Drama United Kingdom 2013

Peaky Blinders

Crime Drama United Kingdom 2013

  • Peaky Blinders
  • 8,5/10

5 seasons, 30 episodes

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Breaking Bad

Drama USA 2008

Breaking Bad

Drama USA 2008

  • Breaking Bad
  • 8,5/10

5 seasons, 62 episodes

When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live. He becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

  • #drugs

  • #outlaw

  • #criminal

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