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Live Poll: Gangsters Around the World

The world of organized crime inspires wildly different movies across the globe. After all, the genre almost inevitably reflects society and proves to be versatile even within its limitations. There are realistic portrayals of a country's specific underworld but the gangster can also be a cultural symbol or simply a vehicle for entertainment, or an aesthetic experience.

Apart from the United States, which country produces the most interesting gangster movies?

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Apart from the United States, which country produces the most interesting gangster movies?

As I understand the question, it is about the country that provides the talent and financial resources (origin of production) to make the movie. The question is not necessarily about the country setting where the story and action take place, which may be the same anyways (as seems to be case in these examples).

If it is both production country and setting country, I would suggest Australia as an addition. Films about organized crime in Australia‎ such as Animal Kingdom (film), Chopper (film) and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221073/mediaviewer/rm1507860992.

However, I am not sure how to shoehorn gangster movies focused on the country dominant criminal organizations: Mexican cartel movies and Colombian cartel movies. There are plenty of movies that comply in terms of story, settings and gang examples. But most are not home productions, filmed in-country, cast native talent and are  financially backed internally. Regardless, you may find a couple Mexican cartel movies and Colombian cartel movies that fit bill, but none come to mind immediately

Films about organized crime by country
Films about Mexican drug cartels
Films about organized crime in Turkey‎ ie The Bandit (1996 film)
UK: Legend, Gangster No. 1, Layer Cake,
Belgium: The Alzheimer Affair or The Memory of a Killer

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Is Mexico too close to the United States?

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...or would we be in want of some memorable classic examples?

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