One of the most important things in any story is its characters. If they are not likable or not, i.e. if they are unable to get the audience invested in them, one way or another, the whole point of the story is lost. There is a whole spectrum of personalities that people like to watch on screen. The most popular of them, perhaps, is that of a gangster. While it can be argued upon, bad boys are more popular character device when it comes to driving a story in a long run. A gangster presents a wide canvas for the storyteller to paint the picture of a complicated character.
The stories about gangsters have always been quite popular, given the success of movies like ‘The Godfather series’ in the past, and the craze of TV shows like ‘Peaky Blinders’ in the present. While television has been crowded with shows about gangsters, in the recent past, the number of such movies had become rather scarce. The future, however, holds a lot of promise. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what are the new gangster, mob, mafia and crime movies coming out this year? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming gangster films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest new crime and mafia films would be as good as some of the older and the recent ones.
12. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (July 26, 2019)
Quentin Tarantino makes eccentric cinema. His films have a satirical tone, and even though they might have simple stories, it is the manner of storytelling that defines his films. ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ has been one of the most anticipated films ever since the talks began to circulate about it. Apart from the Tarantino factor, the strong star cast and an interesting subject matter at its core make it so exciting. The events of the film will be set around the time of the Manson family murders. Even though the film is rumored to have a comical tone, the presence of Charles Manson, a gangster and cult leader, in the story makes things very interesting. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie will star in the leading roles. The supporting cast includes actors like Damian Lewis, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino and Lena Dunham.
11. Making Jack Falcone (TBA)
The world of crime is full of danger, especially for those who work undercover. One small mistake and you could very well be dead in the next second, or worse! It takes a lot of courage and a whole lot more cunning to make it in the world of crime without allowing your true intentions to come to light. Joaquin Garcia is one of those people whose name is held in the highest esteem for his work. His story really is extraordinary in a lot of ways and if you want to know the full extent of it, you should probably read his book. Or, you could wait for this film. In one of his most accomplished works, Garcia came up with the identity of Jack Falcone and worked undercover for the FBI, infiltrating the Gambino crime family. For about three years, he worked hard to strengthen his position in the family and was even offered to become the fully initiated member, which is a rather impossible thing for many infiltrators. His book sheds life on his work with the FBI and how he managed all his secret identities for 24 long years, and the film will bring all his experiences on screen.