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What are your favourite gangster movies?


FanEu7

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For me it's still Goodfellas. It's Scorsese at his peak, its fast paced and never boring, the characters are compelling and Liotta, Pesci and De Niro deliver great performances.

 

Everything mob related since then has had some influence from Goodfellas, that's how important it was

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RedNitrate

Tough to name just one soo..

Donnie Brasco, Goodfellas and of course Godfather 1 + 2. I even quite liked 3 *queue boo's* maybe not as much as the originals but still a solid film. 

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Algonquin Assassin

In no particular order.

 

-Scarface.

-Goodfellas.

-The Departed.

-Donnie Brasco.

-The Godfather trilogy.

-A Bronx Tale.

-Once Upon A Time In America.

-American Gangster.

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DownInThePMs

The entire Yakuza Papers movie series by Kinji Fukasaku.

 

I also really like Sonatine, City Of God, Dead Presidents and Pulp Fiction.

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Guy Ritchie's British gangster films, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and RocknRolla.

 

Legend is also pretty decent albeit not a great, so is the TV movie "The Krays" starring the Kemp brothers. In Bruges if you could call it a gangster film but it's not really a traditional one.

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Lonely-Martin

Too many, a favourite genre that's given me much entertainment over the years indeed!

 

All of the above and more, I'll only add what's not listed.

 

The Irishman

Gangs of New York

Carlito's Way

The Untouchables

Rise of The Footsoldier

Essex Boys

 

I could go on and I'm sure I forgot many. Also, I know you said movies, but you really can't leave both The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire off this list. Absolutely amazing shows that are worthy of a place, if not to top any worthy 'best gangster' list.

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Craigsters

The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) - IMDb

 

Once Upon a Time in America (1984) - IMDb

 

Léon: The Professional (1994) - IMDb

 

American Gangster (2007) - IMDb

 

The Outsider (2018) - IMDb

 

I loved the first 2 godfathers films and Scarface: the world is yours and played  the video games  based off of them

 

 

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ThatBenGuy

While I do very much enjoy the Italian or Italian-American Mafia genre, I honestly think that the Russian Mafia, Yakuza of Japan, and Triad of China deserve more representation in movies, video games, books, and TV shows. I have actually rewritten Rocky 4, The Spy Next Door, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Red Sparrow to have a Russian Mafia focus. All four of those movies were still good IMO but I honestly can’t see why they couldn’t put Russian Mafia as a focus as antagonists or anti-heroes. And yes, I know there actually is a Russian mobster named Dimitri Ustinov in Red Sparrow but he isn’t really that big of a character. I’d like to rewrite it where roles are reversed. He’s a Russian spy and Dominika Egorova works for Russian mobsters. In my own take on the story, Red Sparrow is basically the Russian Mafia equivalent of The Godfather or even The Sopranos. I have also rewritten Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade where Indiana Jones combats Italian, Irish, and Jewish mobsters rather than Nazis in search of the same artifacts. The only movies, books, video games, and TV shows where I think mobsters should most likely be kept out of are ones about wars, antiquity, the Middle Ages, or other similar settings. Apart from those, I really don’t see any reason at all why a book, movie, video game, or TV show can’t include mobsters.

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BigPete7978

Goodfellas

Departed

Casino

American Gangster

Scarface

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Mister Pink

I'll add In Bruges as Jason did. It's a gangster film as much as a tragic-comedy but it the storyline features two gangsters in laying low, so I think it qualifies.

Donnie Brasco

Scarface

Goodfellas

Casino

Blow

A Bronx Tale

Carlitos Way

The Godfather I & II

Boyz N Da Hood

The Departed

American Gangster

 

Despite being one of the highest rated and most critically acclaimed films in this genre and the films listed, I find A Bronx Tale is unrepresented in these lists. Phenomenal scenes here. 

 

 

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GTA-Biker

In no particular order:

-Godfather trilogy

-Goodfellas

-Scarface

-American Gangster

-Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels

-Snatch

-The Long Good Friday

-Brother (Russian gangster movie)

 

There's probably a few more that I like,these are just the ones I can remember right now.I also didn't include any movies about street gangs and biker gangs,only mafia-type organizations.

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Lonely-Martin
5 hours ago, Mister Pink said:

I'll add In Bruges as Jason did. It's a gangster film as much as a tragic-comedy but it the storyline features two gangsters in laying low, so I think it qualifies.

Donnie Brasco

Scarface

Goodfellas

Casino

Blow

A Bronx Tale

Carlitos Way

The Godfather I & II

Boyz N Da Hood

The Departed

American Gangster

 

Despite being one of the highest rated and most critically acclaimed films in this genre and the films listed, I find A Bronx Tale is unrepresented in these lists. Phenomenal scenes here. 

 

 

 

I'm surprised De Niro never did more. That movie was a great debut from the man. But alas, unlike Clint Eastwood, he must not have caught the directing bug. 

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Ragnarson70

Once uppon a time in america is rly a great movie, i like Robert De Niro, great fan.

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