Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives lead by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. Coinciding with the Civil War, it is a time of forced conscription that leads to the worst riots in US history. Amidst the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and avenge his father's death.
With Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson