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August 6th, 2003, 05:31 AM
juzzza did one of these for Fantasy movies!?
I wish to get the very best in Gangster films, I have quite a few but am missing loads I guess
What do you suggest?
PS bare in mind I have GF1-3, Scar face, casino, donnie brasco etc
August 6th, 2003, 05:54 AM
Well this is difficult to answer since you add etc to your list and that could include many other films. You already have some of the best but others you might want to look at would include;
Carlito's Way (just for Sean Penn's hair)
Snatch (for a British angle)
Road to Perdition
any number of old James Cagney films
Brighton Rock (for an old British angle)
The Usual Suspects
Once Upon a Time in America
The Lavender Hill Mob (Ealing Classic)
But on no account
p.s. some of these are more Gangster than others but hopefully none would disappoint.
August 6th, 2003, 05:57 AM
What is the etc for?
I'd definitely go for:
Get Carter (the 1971 version)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Italian Job (1968 version)
August 6th, 2003, 06:00 AM
Forgot Get Carter (thanks Kaz) better add that on.
August 6th, 2003, 06:05 AM
God of Gamblers
And probably one of the finest foreign films ever made:
CITY OF GOD
If you want a look at Brazilian Hoodlums in action.
August 6th, 2003, 06:28 AM
I am English Eurytus so all english Gangster films are good.
Especially Gangster no. 1
August 6th, 2003, 06:44 AM
The 51st State wasn't bad.
It had an interesting mix of characters including Samuel L Jackson, Robert Carlyle (mad Begbie from Trainspotting), Meatloaf and Ricky Tomlinson (Of "The Royle Family" fame)
August 6th, 2003, 06:46 AM
I liked the 51st state, so bought it too, I have soo many DVD's now, it's getting a bit obsesive
August 6th, 2003, 11:15 AM
Its already been mentioned but I just thought I'd draw your attention to Once Upon a Time In America absolutely awsome movie. Robert De niro and James Woods.
And of course Snatch is fantastic too.
August 6th, 2003, 11:17 AM
Yeah I'm just waiting for that to be delivered at the minute!
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