It is not easy to pull off an epic crime drama. First of all, to show violence for more than 5 hours can get daunting for both the filmmaker and the audience. But somehow, with his skillful direction and some great performances, Anurag Kashyap does unthinkable: makes a highly entertaining crime saga. So, if you like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ you are at the right place. Here’s the list of movies similar to Gangs of Wasseypur that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Gangs of Wasseypur on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Scarface (1983)
One of the most gritty and bloody movies, Scarface is a story about an exiled Cuban criminal who rises to be the top drug kingpin in 1980s Miami. The Brian De Palma film is often attributed by filmmakers as Martin Scorsese has a major influence in the genre of mob films. Starring Al Pacino, the film was presented by the actor himself after watching the 1932 film of the same name. The film paid focus on the drug trafficking, primarily cocaine and the rising violence in America.
Al Pacino perfectly captured the essence of the loud-mouthed and short-tempered Tony Montana who could be a merciless as Satan himself. Who can forget his famous “Say hello to my little friend” send which haunted the audience with it over-the-top gun violence? What makes it an even more classic is the fact that the initial critical comments were pretty poor as many considered the vehemence, profanity and graphic drug usage quite unnecessary. However, since then Scarface received redeemed itself and has morphed into being one of the best mob films of all time and even earned a spot in American Film Institute’s top 10 Gangster films.
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11. Gomorrah (2008)