Gangsters have long been a classic trope of movies going right back to 1906's The Black Hand, which is thought to be one of the first examples of the mob film genre. Just like the cowboy the gangster has remained an enduring and potent character and symbol.
In this supercut by Jorge Luengo Ruiz the filmic gangster is celebrated, journeying back to the classic Warner Bros' flicks which made stars out of Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney and across the pond to the UK for the British 60s crime movies.
And, of course, it covers the modern American gangster films, the Godfather movies, Scorsese, Tarantino, referencing films like Drive even dropping in crime drama The Drop released last year.
Just like Jimmy in Goodfellas sometimes we root for the bad guys in the movies.