Your Favourite Gangster Films and serials

Watched the Godfather part 2 the other night and had'n seen it for years  - really enjoyed the classy acting and the scene when the senator tells Micheal that he despises him and his whole F***ing  Family !.......what a way to talk to Micheal - What balls !   

Really loved the Sopranos when that was on and Peaky Blinders has just started series 3.

Layer cake was classy

Whats your favourite Gangster movies and serials ?

Looking foward from a post from Clemenza on the forum.......always loved your avater  



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To mention a couple.

Not so hot on the American side of the fence,  although the new one with Ben affleck Live by Night'. Set in prohibition 20s looks promising.

Prefer the more English cockney gangster movies.   Really need to watch The Long Good Friday again.

Also really like the Japanese and Chinese gangster movies.

Shanghai Triad is especially worth watching.

Crime Story 

Set in the early 1960s, the series depicted two men — Lt. Mike Torello (Dennis Farina) and mobster Ray Luca (Anthony Denison) — with an obsessive drive to destroy each other. As Luca started with street crime in Chicago, was "made" in the Chicago Outfit and then sent to Las Vegas to monitor their casinos, Torello pursued Luca as head of a special Organized Crime Strike Force. Torello, his friend Ted Kehoe, and Luca had grown up in Chicago's "The Patch" (Smith Park) neighborhood, also called "Little Italy" or "Little Sicily" and the haunt of the Forty-Two Gang.

Complete with platefuls of pasta, scores of classic cars, and one of the best decades for fabulous music : )


Chunky posted:

Goodfellas and Once Upon a Time in America are great films.

Those are my top two gangster films as well.

I'd add "The Road To Perdition", possibly Paul Newman's best performance as a supporting actor. Speaking of Newman "The Sting" merits listing here.

Also worth mentioning "A Bronx Tale" as a great gangster movie that tends to fly under the radar.

A spoof mash up of the cockney gangster genre.   Worth a mention as it's as equally genius as it is moronic.

Big Fat Gypsy Gangster.

Features " Mo Harris" who was once in the Eastenders soap. Hearing her shout "ere, what the fxxks goin on", rather than the more tame "ere, what's goin on"  that was usually heard on Eastenders, is very satisfying.

Ah! Here’s a thread I can relate to Tabby! Favorite gangster movies? Eh, what about Monday? Tuesday was OK, but a bit of a letdown after Monday. But Wednesday, now that was good, we left the gun and took the cannoli that day. Thursday was alright and Friday I was makin meatballs, but Saturday was pretty good. Sunday was church so not so hot, you know? I’d say Wednesday was my favorite.

The other guys have some good stuff too. Goodfellas maybe? My kind of fellas, those guys.

Bob the Builder posted:

Can't believe Mean Streets hasn't got a mention a young De Niro as Johnny Boy a Scorsese & Mardik Martin and Harvey Keitel and amongst a great sound track Jumping Jack Flash.

I think it has aged badly. I watched it a few years back, and found it difficult going.

My faves:

Godfather I & II


Donnie Brasco

And I also like the Guy Ritchie films Snatch & Lock, Stock, etc.

My votes for the 2 worst gangster movie:

Godfather III (wtf was Pacino thinking; did he ever read the script?)...positively as brutal as the first 2 were great.

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