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Wesleycl
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

Cheers

Eurytus
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;

Goodfellas
Carlito's Way (just for Sean Penn's hair)
Ghostdog
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
Chinatown
LA Confidential
Pulp Fiction
Leon
Once Upon a Time in America
Millers Crossing
The Untouchables
The Lavender Hill Mob (Ealing Classic)

But on no account

Analyse this


p.s. some of these are more Gangster than others but hopefully none would disappoint.

Kaz
August 6th, 2003, 05:57 AM
What is the etc for?

I'd definitely go for:

Goodfellas
Carlito's Way
Snatch
Scarface
Pulp Fiction
Get Carter (the 1971 version)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Blow
The Italian Job (1968 version)
Reservoir Dogs
Leon

Eurytus
August 6th, 2003, 06:00 AM
Forgot Get Carter (thanks Kaz) better add that on.

juzzza
August 6th, 2003, 06:05 AM
Gangster No.1
American Yakuza
Crying Freeman
Hard Boiled
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.

Wesleycl
August 6th, 2003, 06:28 AM
I am English Eurytus so all english Gangster films are good.

Especially Gangster no. 1

kahnovitch
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)

Wesleycl
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

Lucky Joe
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.

Wesleycl
August 6th, 2003, 11:17 AM
Yeah I'm just waiting for that to be delivered at the minute!