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Old 10-16-08, 06:38 PM
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Best Gangster/Mob movies of all-time

OK, like always, I did a search for such a thread and I did not find anything. So if one exists, nothing showed up on my search. And mods, please merge. Anyway, I read the most interesting review on the newly released "Casino" on Blu-Ray (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...88&show=review), and I kind of agree. That said, what would you say the 5 best gangster/mob movies are. My vote goes to:

1) "The Godfather Part II"
2) "The Godfather"
3) "Goodfellas"
4) "Casino"
5) "Bugsy"
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Old 10-16-08, 06:44 PM
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1. Once Upon A Time In America
2. Casino
3. Godfather 1/2/3
4. Road To Perdition
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Old 10-16-08, 06:46 PM
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I never enjoyed The Godfather movies. I'll go with Goodfellas. The rest i'm not too sure about.
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Old 10-16-08, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
My vote goes to:

1) "The Godfather Part II"
2) "The Godfather"
3) "Goodfellas"
4) "Casino"
5) "Bugsy"
That would be my ranking as well
Although I've never seen Bugsy so I can't really say about that one. But 1-4 are ranked accordingly, IMO.
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Old 10-16-08, 07:23 PM
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That would be my ranking as well
Although I've never seen Bugsy so I can't really say about that one. But 1-4 are ranked accordingly, IMO.
Well, #5 was a tough choice. I know "Bugsy" is not one of the *best* gangster/mob movies. But it's one of my favorites. chris_sc77 definitely chose films that were better. And believe me, narrowing it down to just five was very tough. You also have "Donnie Brasco", "The Untouchables", "The Departed", "Lock Stock" and "Snatch", "Scarface". To name a few. All favorites of mine. But I just found "Bugsy" to be one of the better film noirs. Up there with "L.A. Confidential". And possibly Barry Levinson's best effort.
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Old 10-16-08, 07:52 PM
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1. Goodfellas
2. Casino
3. The Untouchables
4. Scarface
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No really a mob movie but I always thought Roy Scheider was a bad ass character in Romeo is Bleeding.
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The Godfather I and II
Goodfellas
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Miller's Crossing
Once Upon a Time in America
Scarface (1932)
Mean Streets
The King of New York
Casino
Gotti

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I've always enjoyed Donnie Brasco.

Al Pacino's performance is utterly amazing and probably his last subtle one.
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Old 10-16-08, 10:38 PM
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Some of my favorites...

American Gangster
Casino
Donnie Brasco
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Godfather Pt. II
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1) Godfather
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COTTON CLUB is a good one.
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Old 10-17-08, 06:34 AM
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1. The Godfather (The greatest movie of all-time, along with the greatest cast: Brando, Pacino, Caan, Duvall, Talia Shire, Cazale, etc)

2. Goodfellas (Marty's best movie)

3. Untouchables (Sean Connery steals the movie)

4. The Godfather, Part 2 (love the flashbacks, still think the Pacino parts are overrated)

5. Donnie Brasco (very underrated)
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'The Yakuza Papers: Battles Without Honor & Humanity'.

I'm surprised no one mentioned this, it's one of the best series of films ever.. Hell it's from the autobiography of the lead character, it's all based on eyewitness accounts and is highly accurate to actual events like 'Goodfellas'. That box set is one of my favorite DVD releases too.

'Infernal Affairs'.

"American Me' was a good film, and pretty hard core as compared to most as to the reality of gangster stuff.

I really like 'Dillinger' with Warren Oates.

'True Romance' IS "gangster", and what a great movie.

Another gangster film I really like that I didn't see mentioned is 'Brother' by Takeshi Kitano. I really like that film.
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Obvious choices aside (Scorsese flicks, Godfather, etc.) since we all agree those are the tops:

Le Cercle Rogue
Borsalino & Co.
Little Caesar
Youth of the Beast
Road to Perdition
Mean Streets
Bob le Flambeur
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Goodfellas
Le Cercle Rouge
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Miller's Crossing
White Heat
Little Ceasar
Scarface (1932)
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in order:
Goodfellas
Godfather I & II
Once Upon a Time in America
The Departed
Mean Streets
The Untouchables
Casino
The King of New York
Miller's Crossing
Point Blank
Ichi The Killer

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Best Korean Gangster Movie

Janggunui adeul (1990) aka "Son of the General"
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THE KILLER , LEON are gangster movies.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
THE KILLER , LEON are gangster movies.
def. of gangster is member of gang of criminals. neither applies or else you would have a whole nother thread. assassins don't equate to gangster.
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
def. of gangster is member of gang of criminals. neither applies or else you would have a whole nother thread. assassins don't equate to gangster.


I would say the cops in Leon would qualify as a gang of criminals.
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