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Favorite Mafia movie?

Asked by Mr_Paradox (3044points) August 2nd, 2012

What is your favorite Mafia movie. Please don’t keep saying The Godfather. That should be EVERYONES favorite. Pick another. Mine is a little known movie called Blood Red. It breaks the stereotype of the Italian Mafia and explores the Russian Mafia.

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tom_g's avatar


DrBill's avatar


The GodFather

wonderingwhy's avatar

Infernal Affairs and The Killer come to mind. The Man From Nowhere but that might be a little loose by strict definition.

gailcalled's avatar

If you want us to follow your orders instructions, you must ask “What’s your second favorite Mafia movie?”

Since you asked about favorites, mine is The Godfathers, all parts.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Please don’t keep saying The Godfather.
Well don’t worry because I don’t even like it

Anyway, Bugsy Malone

zenvelo's avatar

The Freshman, Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick
Get Shorty, John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Rene Russo, Dennis Farina
Eastern Promises, Viggo Mortensen and the Russian Mafia

cookieman's avatar

Another vote for Goodfellas.

AngryWhiteMale's avatar

I agree with @gailcalled; your question should’ve been phrased differently.

My favorite is “The Godfather”—it’s the gold standard, really.

However, I’ll go with second favorite, as @gailcalled put it, and say it’s probably a tossup between “Miller’s Crossing” and “On the Waterfront.” If you include “gangsters” and corrupt folks as part of the “Mafia movie” label, then in (somewhat) lighter fare I’d say “Get Shorty” and “Jackie Brown” are great entries.

Berserker's avatar

Doesn’t count because it’s about street gangs rather than the Mafia, but I really love The Warriors.

trailsillustrated's avatar

Ok, since we can’t mention the greatest, it’s gonna be, Jackie Brown, Get Shorty, and Fargo. And, Goodfellas. Casino. And if you are really goin there, Scarlet Street, The Postman Rings Twice, (or whatever, with Lana Turner and Fred McMurray ).

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

This was more gangster than Mafia, but White Heat, with James Cagney was amazing.
@Symbeline I love The Warriors too.

mazingerz88's avatar

Married to the Mob
The Ten Commandments ( Think about it. One “Godfather” ( Pharaoh ) against the rise of another “Godfather”, God and his numero uno captain named Moses. Theenk abawtt iht, huh! )

gailcalled's avatar

In The Ten Commandents, which might be the best really bad movie I have ever seen, Anne Baxter plays Nefretiri and moans “Moses, Moses, Moses” in perhaps the worst acting I remember seeing. And all those Italian lepers and Jewish rabbis and Hebrew slaves…truly Mafia turf.

ucme's avatar

The Untouchables
Millers Crossing

Brian1946's avatar

Innocent Blood.

Scarface Draculicci says, “It don’t get no better than when the mob goes vampire”. ;-p

mazingerz88's avatar

@Brian1946 Awesome. I love that movie. I would not mind a good remake.

Brian1946's avatar


I would not mind a good remake.

Cool. Whom would you cast for the remake?

If you’re thinking of Colin Farrell, I’d wait until next year; that should give him enough time to wrap the other remakes that he’s currently doing. ;-)

mazingerz88's avatar

@Brian1946 Two of my favorite performers right now, Emily Blunt and Michael Fassbender. As for the director…hmmm…

Mr_Paradox's avatar

@mazingerz88 Martin Scorsese maybe?

mazingerz88's avatar

@Mr_Paradox Maybe not. It should be a young John Landis type imo. : )

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