Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia
Movies and TV shows that are about the mafia have fascinated viewers for decades, but there is nothing quite like a real-life gangster story, especially one that tells the tale of how five families with complete control over New York were taken down by a group of brave federal agents. This game-changing story is told in three worthy entries, each running about forty-four to sixty-two minutes in length, of the Netflix docuseries Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia.
In the ’70s and ’80s, five organized crime families ran the city of New York. The Gambino, Bonanno, Genovese, Lucchese, and Colombo crime organizations were at the top of their game and were considered to be untouchable when it came to law enforcement.
But the FBI had other plans, and through a calculated strategy of invoicing wiretaps, the feds were able to bring down the mafia in the Mafia Commission Trial. The time of mob rule over New York had ended, and the entire affair is told from the perspective of Law Enforcement in the Netflix docuseries.
Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia is an appealing true crime documentary series that fans of the genre and titles like Goodfellas and The Sopranos will definitely find engaging and entertaining.