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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:07 AM
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Recommend some good mafia/crime movies
OK, I love both Godfathers (the third can barely be considered one), Goodfellas...I also liked Scarface (ok that's a guilty addmission - it's not as classy but entertaining).

What are some more?
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:12 AM
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1. Casino by Martin Scorsese
Try "Miller's Crossing" by the Coen Brothers, it's fantastic.

Road To Perdition (that's slightly different than you convention crime film)


"Carlito's Way" Directed by Brian Depalma
"The Untouchables" also a Depalma joint
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:07 AM
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12. Little Ceaser
Or Angels with Dirty Faces....

Two great crime flicks from the thirties
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:13 AM
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2. Great British crime flick
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch is good too but you can't understand much of what Brad Pitt says. American crime movies that I reccommend...The Usual Suspects and Reservoir Dogs.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:13 AM
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3. The Long Good Friday...
I think that's the title. It's a Brit gangster film. Bob Hoskins plays a mob boss and he's damn good, trying to figure our why his guys are getting killed.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:16 AM
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4. Oh, and True Romance.
it's not a standard mob film, esp. since Tarantino wrote it. But it does have Christopher Walken as a sicilian mob boss and Dennis Hopper as an ex-cop.
And, fairly briefly, Gary Oldman as a wonderful lunatic villain.
Tarantino was supposed to have been very angry over this film because it did not include the ending he wrote.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:51 AM
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7. "Is this white boy day?"
Oldman is brilliant. You got good taste, my friend, good taste.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:16 AM
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5. MAFIA!
It's a Godfather spoof starring the late, great Lloyd Bridges and it's fucking hilarious.

I'd also recommend The Sopranos S1 if you're in the mood for a 13 hour crime movie.
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borlis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:18 AM
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6. Goodfellas is my all time favorite.
I could watch it again and again.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:52 AM
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8. Scorsese is a master, one of the finest directors ever
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:15 AM
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9. Donnie Brasco. TRUE story. Johnny Depp & Al Pacino.


:toast:
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:53 AM
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10. "Miller's Crossing"
Fantastic movie.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:52 AM
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20. That was going to be my vote.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:00 AM
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11. The Way of the Gun is pretty good
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:45 AM
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13. Snatch
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Tallison Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:46 AM
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14. The Professional w/Gary Oldman & The Limey w/Terrence Stamp
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:33 AM
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15. "The Untouchables" is pretty good, in addition to the prev. posts.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:13 AM
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16. Reservoir Dogs. More of a "heist gone bad" movie.
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zigster Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:19 AM
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17. some overlooked mafia movies
Al Capone (1950) starring Rod Steiger
Murder, Inc. (1960) starring Peter Falk. The true story of gangster Abe "Kid Twist" Reles who breaks the code of omerta and sends some of his Murder, Inc conspirators to jail, one to the electric chair.
The St. Valentines Day Massacre (1967) starring Jason Robards


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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:28 AM
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18. some
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:52 AM by Lannes
"Little Caesar" Edward G. Robinson Edit: someone mentioned it so Ill replace it with "King of New York" with Christopher Walken.

A funny mob comedy is "Things Change" with Joe Mantegna and Don Ameche written and directed by David Mamet.

Its a Cop/Mob flick but "The Seven Ups" with Roy scheider is good made by the same guy who did "The French Connection"
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:36 AM
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19. Um, there are so many. Casino, Donnie Brasco,
A Bronx Tail, The Last Don, Knock Around Kings. Let me think some more.
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