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Best gangster film

Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:14 pm

What's your favourite gangster film ?
Is it a Brit classic like Get Carter , or American thriller like Goodfellas?
Perhaps The Krays , or even Casino?

I think my favourite is The Long Good Friday

Bob Hoskins at his magnificent best - shows how a hard-bitten gangland boss's world falling down around his ears as he loses control of his empire
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Post by rossi46 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:29 pm

Gotti is my favourite mob movie. Goodfellas a close second.
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Post by Sureshot » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:31 pm

Scarface, if that counts.

Else I'd probably go with Goodfellas too, although Donnie Brasco is good.

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Post by rossi46 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:36 pm

Analyse This was much funnier than I'd anticipated.
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Post by MC1 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:49 pm

Does Bugsy Malone count?

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:51 pm

TBH I think the Brits do gangster films better than America

The Krays , The Long Good Friday , Get Carter , Sexy Beast, Snatch , Lock Stock , Gangster No.1 , even the Ealing flicks like The Ladykillers - oh and special mention to the brilliant Love Honour and Obey - are all brilliant films

I do like Goodfellas , Casino , - and 2 of my favourite American films Once Upon A Time In America and Billy Bathgate - but I think they're all a bit same-y
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Post by James A » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:46 pm

Scarface & Casino. :D

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Post by JetSetWilly » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:52 pm

Scarface
Get Carter (Michael Caine)
the Godfather
Once Upon A Time In America



Scarface and Get carter are both my joint no.1
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Post by yethboth » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:38 am

Once Upon A Time In America.

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Post by James Bond » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:05 am

Godfather II.
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Post by felgekarp » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:29 am

Is there any funny stuff in Once Upon A Time In America because my nan and grandad watched it on tv a couple of years ago and said they couldn't stop laughing at it?

I'd go for Goodfellas, Casino, Bugsy Malone and possibly censored Tracy as my favourite gangster films, Lock Stock and Snatch are decent films as well but I don't quite think they're up there with Goodfellas and Casino
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Post by The Master » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:39 am

Bambi.

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Post by JetSetWilly » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:24 am

bambi 2: bambi goes homicidal and gangster-like!
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:22 am

SONATINE

Best Japanese Gangster film and starring the coolest Japanese actor in the world - Takeshi "Beat" Kitano.

How many of you have even seen it?
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Post by SirClive » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:23 am

JetSetWilly wrote:bambi 2: bambi goes homicidal and gangster-like!
Avtually that Bambi 3. Bambi 2 is 'the Heroin years'.
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