To a gangster, nothing is more vital than their car. These cars are used as getaway vehicles, but more importantly — a status symbol. Gangster movies and flashy cars go hand in hand — we’ve put together some of the most notorious ones.
“Goodfellas” is an all-time classic. This movie embodies everything there is to know about being a “real” gangster. After a big heist, Robert De Niro’s character advises everyone to lay low for a while. A few didn’t listen to his warning, and can be seen driving this pink Caddy during the film’s mosy iconic scene.
Harvey Keitel plays “The Wolf” in this Tarantino classic. His role is the “cleaner” who comes out to help Vincent and Jules with their situation. “The Wolf” can be seen speeding off in this amazing 1992 Acura NSX after the "mess" has been cleaned.
“True Romance” is the rare gangster movie that’s also a love story. With a handful of major stars involved, Christian Slater’s character is seen driving this bad boy. He takes this Fleetwood Eldorado all the way from Detroit to Los Angeles.
“The Untouchables” is Brian De Palma’s classic story about how Elliot Ness takes down Al Capone. In classic Capone fashion, he cruises around Chicago in this 1931 Buick Sedan.
Tom Hanks plays a tough as nails Irish gangster in “The Road To Perdition.” Hanks drives across country in this stunning 1929 Buick while seeking revenge for the murder of his family.
“Boyz N The Hood” is the coming-of-age story about a group of friends growing up in the slums of Los Angeles. Doughboy (Ice Cube) is whipping this ’63 Impala throughout the entire film.
In this iconic scene, Sonny Corleone is ambushed by the Barzini crew. Corleone went out like a true gangster with his 1940 Lincoln coupe by his side. Plus, you knew Michael wasn’t going to let this go without retaliation.
“Mesrine” is about France’s most infamous bank robber, Jacques Mesrine. Vincent Cassel stars as Mesrine, and is seen driving this 1968 Caddy while committing some serious crimes.
“Scarface” is the "classic" American dream story with a gangster twist — A Cuban immigrant works his way up to the top of Miami’s notorious drug scene. Right when things started going Tony’s way, he can be seen whipping around town in this 1963 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.
This 1979 Cadillac embodies everything about the Mafia. There wasn’t a mobster back in the day that drove anything else. This beautiful red Caddy can be seen driven by Al Pacino in the 1997 flick “Donnie Brasco.”
Mr. Blonde from “Reservoir Dogs” might be one of the most ruthless killers on film. After he cuts off a police officer’s ear in the garage, he walks back to this sweet 1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.
This white 1986 BMW 315 is one of the more modern gangster cars on this list. In the 2002 film “Paid In Full,” this Beamer can be seen in the opening and ending sequences.
This great gangster movie features everything that made the genre great. Its all-star cast is always decked out in the flashiest clothes and drives amazing cars to pair, like this 1974 Rolls Royce.
Guy Ritchie directed this amazing 1998 flick. The debt collector Big Chris used this 1974 Rover 3500 as his ride of choice. He is even seen bashing another man’s head with the driver’s side door of this beast.
Caesar “Rico” Bandello climbs his way up the ranks of the Chicago underworld in “Little Caesar.” He does it in style with his 1929 Studebaker President FB. This film also marks one of the first times this car would appear on the silver screen.
In “New Jack City,” Nino Brown is seen cruising in this sleek 1991 Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler might seem out of place on this list, but it was the quintessential “street gangster” status symbol during the early ‘90s.