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sunday morning
06-18-2009, 06:00 AM
What's your favorite mob movie?

I'm a big fan of the genre, and I'd have to say that Goodfellas is my all-time favorite. Godfather II is my # 2.

firedrake
06-18-2009, 06:04 AM
The Long Good Friday.

The Untouchables.

Calla Lily
06-18-2009, 06:08 AM
Little Caesar

Public Enemy

scarletpeaches
06-18-2009, 06:11 AM
Goodfellas was my first choice too.

Absolutely not-a-thing to do with my raging crush on Ray Liotta before he went all...well, you know.

dolores haze
06-18-2009, 06:15 AM
Miller's Crossing just tips out Goodfellas for me.

childeroland
06-18-2009, 07:55 AM
Leon
The first two Godfather films.
The Untouchables

bettielee
06-18-2009, 08:05 AM
Hope this counts, though it is about the cops as well, but Donnie Brasco was a killer movie.

Gravity
06-18-2009, 08:13 AM
Gotta go with Goodfellas. Any film that uses the piano soundtrack from Layla as they're finding dead mob stoolies all over the city is special in its own way. My absolute fave.

dgiharris
06-18-2009, 08:13 AM
It's not a movie, but a series. The Wire, the best crime drama ever, leaves all others in the dust.

Yes, that is a bold statement, but if you ever saw the series, then you know what i'm talking bout :D

Mel...

alleycat
06-18-2009, 08:18 AM
Although not a traditional "mob movie", Road to Perdition.

Ziljon
06-18-2009, 08:22 AM
Soilent Green.

Cranky
06-18-2009, 08:24 AM
Goodfellas, yep. And The Untouchables, also yep. I admit to a weakness for Mobsters, mostly due to the fella who plays Frank Costello, Costas Mandylor. Le swoon.

Ken
06-18-2009, 08:38 AM
Little Caesar

Public Enemy

!

Kurtz
06-18-2009, 10:12 AM
I'm really suprised this thread went for 6 posts before somone mentioned The Godfather. I know pretty much all the lines for the first 2 films, I can't remember how many times I've seen them.

For the true side of the mob Gomorra is essential. This is not a happy film. You will feel like shit afterwards but its a very important film.

poetinahat
06-18-2009, 10:15 AM
Bugsy Malone

bettielee
06-18-2009, 10:37 AM
Soilent Green.
:Wha:

I'm callin' you on this Ziljon

SirOtter
06-18-2009, 05:01 PM
The original Scarface.

Bmwhtly
06-18-2009, 05:47 PM
Casino is behind Goodfellas by so little, it may be a photo finish.

CaroGirl
06-18-2009, 09:55 PM
Definitely Goodfellas. I don't know how many times I've seen it but it never gets old.

Then it's the Untouchables ("What are you prepared to do?" delivered in a Scottish accent by a character that's supposed to be Irish; classic). Then Casino, and then Once Upon a Time in America.

BigWords
06-18-2009, 10:35 PM
Noting that the list is apt to change depending on my mood:

1 GoodFellas
2 The Departed
3 Casino
4 My Wife Is A Gangster
5 The Godfather trilogy

ETA: I'm fickle - adding the Young And Dangerous films as well. :D

Jersey Chick
06-18-2009, 10:43 PM
Goodfellas

The Untouchables - Kevin Costner is ultra-swoon-erific in it... (what the hell happened to him? **sob**)

I like the first two Godfather movies - and though I've seen both, I've yet to see them from beginning to end in one sitting. I always seem to miss part of them somehow..

scarletpeaches
06-19-2009, 12:45 AM
I like mob movies because they use the word 'fuck' a lot and offend people.

aadams73
06-19-2009, 02:38 AM
Once Upon a Time in America. Brilliant movie.
Goodfellas
Casino.

Love mob flicks.

sunday morning
06-19-2009, 05:10 AM
Goodfellas

The Untouchables - Kevin Costner is ultra-swoon-erific in it... (what the hell happened to him? **sob**)

I like the first two Godfather movies - and though I've seen both, I've yet to see them from beginning to end in one sitting. I always seem to miss part of them somehow..


Same here. I missed too much of the first one, really...I think I saw half of it, so I need to see the whole thing. That was before I'd gotten into mob movies, either..years ago. I've seen all of II and love that, but everytime it's on TV, I always find it after it's been on & miss part of it. Then again, they butcher movies on TV anyway...I should just buy them all.

Never seen III at all, though. I haven't heard much good about it, but I still want to see it. I wonder why it's not as popular as the other two?

Bmwhtly
06-19-2009, 11:39 AM
I forgot to mention The Untouchables and The Departed.

So I'm mentioning them now.

BigWords
06-19-2009, 09:48 PM
I forgot to mention The Untouchables and The Departed.

So I'm mentioning them now.

The Departed gets mentioned (again), but nobody likes Infernal Affairs? Maybe all of the bluster about remakes over there (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145051) is just because folks don't realise they are watching remakes.

Kurtz
06-19-2009, 10:16 PM
I honestly think the Departed is better than Infernal Affairs. The bit with Martin Sheen going off the roof is totally hilarious, but all the rest is grade A mob movie especially the people gettting shot in the head montage at the end Sometimes remakes are better than the originals. Case in point: Battlestar Galactica.

robeiae
06-19-2009, 11:15 PM
Miller's Crossing just tips out Goodfellas for me.
Yep. I love Goodfellas, but Miller's Crossing is one of my all time favs.

"Maybe that's why I like you, Tom. I've never met anyone who made being a son of a bitch such a point of pride."

sunday morning
06-20-2009, 04:18 AM
I like The Departed, too. Just saw it again recently. Scorsese's movies always have great soundtracks & I think Goodfellas & that have the best ones.

I should mention A Bronx Tale, one of my favorites, too. It's the first movie De Niro directed. Awesome music there, too.

SirOtter
06-20-2009, 08:13 AM
Maybe it's just my having a BA in history, but the myriad historical inaccuracies in The Untouchables really ruined it for me. Not even close, other than maybe three names and the city and general time period in which it was set. They even messed that last item up at the end, when Ness gets asked about the possibility of repeal two years too early.

Miller's Crossing was brilliant. No Scarface or Public Enemy, but a damn good fillum.

dgiharris
06-20-2009, 10:54 AM
The original Scarface.

You mean there is a remake?

Mel...

childeroland
06-20-2009, 05:47 PM
I honestly think the Departed is better than Infernal Affairs. The bit with Martin Sheen going off the roof is totally hilarious, but all the rest is grade A mob movie especially the people gettting shot in the head montage at the end Sometimes remakes are better than the originals. Case in point: Battlestar Galactica.

And, arguably, the American Ring.

SirOtter
06-20-2009, 08:32 PM
You mean there is a remake?

Mel...

There is another movie of the same name. ;D

underthecity
06-20-2009, 09:48 PM
Indirectly mob movies:

Some Like it Hot

Harlem Nights

For some reason, people just don't like Harlem Nights. I saw it in the theater and have since always enjoyed it.

sunday morning
06-21-2009, 05:02 AM
So the one you mean is from the '30s, right?

I've heard of it, but have only seen the '80s Pacino one, which I liked a lot.


There is another movie of the same name. ;D

Fox The Cave
06-21-2009, 11:51 AM
Ima reiterate someone else's point about The Wire; if you haven't seen it, please go rectify that immediately. Although, The Wire is more 'Gangsta' than 'Mob'.

The Departed, Goodfellas and The Godfather all rate high for me. I can't count how many times i've watched The Departed. Hell, I downloaded the theme music.

Pathetic but true, I even started putting on a Bostonian/Irish accent for a while during the height of my Departed craze. I so idolized Billy Costigan. In fact it may have possibly even become part of me - when people tell me I have a bit of an American accent, I always think that thats where it comes from. I never even realize I do it anymore!

And the Scarface we all know is actually a remake of a Scarface from 1933, in case you didn't know. From what I remember they don't have much in common though.

Vito
06-21-2009, 04:33 PM
"The Godfather" and "The Godfather II", hands down.

I'm looking forward to "Frankie Machine" starring Robert De Niro, due in 2010. It's the film version of Don Winslow's novel The Winter of Frankie Machine, one of my all-time favorite Mafia books.

Fox The Cave
06-21-2009, 05:37 PM
"The Godfather" and "The Godfather II", hands down.

I'm looking forward to "Frankie Machine" starring Robert De Niro, due in 2010. It's the film version of Don Winslow's novel The Winter of Frankie Machine, one of my all-time favorite Mafia books.

I've been waiting for that for a few years now.

Vito
06-21-2009, 05:55 PM
I've been waiting for that for a few years now.

Me too. Let's hope the movie is as good as the book.

CACTUSWENDY
06-21-2009, 06:26 PM
Godfather's.....all of them.

Scareface.

NewJackCity. (I know...it's a gang based movie. But in their own way it was a mob. It's how all mobsters started out. lol)

Vito
06-21-2009, 08:38 PM
I'll add two more:

"American Gangster". Okay, it's not about "the Mob". But it is about gangsters, and I think it's an excellent movie.

"Ash Wednesday". This is an overlooked independent film about Irish gangsters in contemporary Manhattan. Given the movie's low budget, I think writer/director/star Edward Burns really did a great job putting this one together. Burns's only real mistake was casting Elijah Wood in one of the lead roles. Big mistake! :rolleyes:

Seaclusion
06-21-2009, 08:52 PM
I like The gang that couldn't shoot straight. Jimmy Breslin's fact based account of the Bannano family

Also really like Get Shorty. Yeah it's a comedy and only mobsters as a subplot, by hey, it's funny.

Richard

Vito
06-22-2009, 05:16 AM
I like The gang that couldn't shoot straight. Jimmy Breslin's fact based account of the Bannano family

Also really like Get Shorty. Yeah it's a comedy and only mobsters as a subplot, by hey, it's funny.



I've never watched "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight", and I've never read Breslin's book. Maybe I'll check 'em out.

And I agree: "Get Shorty" is a great movie. I always crack up when I think about John Travolta throwing James Gandolfini down the staircase at the restaurant. :roll:

SirOtter
06-22-2009, 06:56 AM
And the Scarface we all know is actually a remake of a Scarface from 1933, in case you didn't know. From what I remember they don't have much in common though.

Correct. The original is a good movie.

SirOtter
06-22-2009, 06:57 AM
Would Boondock Saints qualify? I love that picture. I guess it's more an anti-mob film, though.

Fox The Cave
06-23-2009, 08:52 PM
Isn't Boondock Saints a cartoon comedy about life in the ghetto? Like The Simpsons or American Dad...but with more 'hood.