The best movies about Lucky Luciano

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Lucky Luciano is a historical figure who has long fascinated many people. His real name was Charles, and he was a prominent criminal in the USA in the early 20th century. As far as crime bosses and gangsters go, Lucky Luciano is one of the most infamous to have ever lived. So it is no surprise to learn that there are lots of movies about Lucky Luciano, many of which are very good. We thought we'd round up the best of the bunch, let's take a look:

Mobsters (1991)

This movie from the early 90s stars Christian Slater as Lucky Luciano, and shows his rise from a youth gang member on the streets of New York into one of the most prominent criminals to have ever emerged from the United States. The film also shows the backlash that Luciano received from some of the older members of the mafia, who didn't appreciate his sudden rise to success. The movie is very well-made and definitely worth a watch,

Lucky Luciano (1973)

Gian Maria Volonté is excellent as Luciano in this movie and really brings the character to life. If you're looking for a movie that gives a really in-depth look at the life of Luciano, then this is definitely one to check out. Currently, you can find this movie streaming via Kanopy.

Billy Bathgate (1991)

Lucky Luciano isn't the focus of this movie but does play an important part. It shows how Luciano set some of his men on Billy Bathgate to make a point, and how Luciano threatened to kill him and his family. What this movie does a good job of is demonstrating how revered and feared Luciano was within the gangster community.