The winners of position in the Top 10 are denoted with an asterisk and their respective position in the Top 10.
AFI defines the “gangster film” as a genre that centers on organized crime or maverick criminals in a twentieth century setting.Profit-minded and highly entrepreneurial, the American gangster
is the dark side of the American dream. The gangsters’ lifestyles are portraits in extremes, with audiences cheering their excesses and reveling
in their demise.