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The best most influential gangster movies for you would be?

Asked by ucme (46544points) April 23rd, 2010

Although way before my time I love the Cagney gangster movies,as well as Scorcese classics.How about you old school or later stuff?

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Sorry Godfather fans, but nothing tops Goodfellas.

ucme's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Amazingly i’ve yet to see any of the godfather movies in their entirity don’t know why just hasn’t happened.Goodfellas is certainly up there Pesci steals the movie though.

marinelife's avatar

True confessions. I really don’t like gangster movies. because you always know how they will end,

wtfrickinfrack's avatar

The Depaahhted if that counts
if not… just GA me for how hilarious Marky Mark is in it

Aethelwine's avatar

Pulp Fiction and Miller’s Crossing come to mind.

I guess I like the later stuff.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Brilliant work.

Sopranos sucks

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@jonsblond I completely forgot about Miller’s Crossing. Such a great movie! GA!

cfrydj's avatar

A huge gap in my filmviewing is the fact that I’ve never seen Goodfellas.

I love the Godfather.
City of God
Miller’s Crossing
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs

Aethelwine's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities I haven’t seen it in years. I could definitely watch it again.

lloydbird's avatar

Once upon a time in America.

ucme's avatar

@lloydbird That is a long long movie good but tiring.

RedPowerLady's avatar

Goodfellas is my number one as well!

More recentally I would say the Denzel movie was pretty awesome. “American Gangster”

bob_'s avatar

The Godfather so thoroughly kicks Goodfellas’ ass. I mean, I really like Goodfellas, but The Godfather is something else.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The Godfather.
I also liked Miller’s Crossing

chels's avatar

Donnie Brasco.
Along with pretty much every other film named here.

bhec10's avatar

American Gangster was pretty awesome.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

“Bonnie and Clyde”- Faye Dunnaway and Warren Beatty.

ucme's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Ah a well overdue nod for a classic.The Untouchables would be another fave of mine.

squidcake's avatar

…does Boondock Saints count?

wundayatta's avatar

Some people think Scarface is the greatest gangster movie ever. I suppose it is if you are counting the number of bullets shot in the movie.

deni's avatar

im obsessed with pulp fiction. it is so bad ass.

filmfann's avatar

Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
The Godfather Trilogy
the original Scarface
Little Caesar
Sin City

honorable mention for The Sopranos, which is really just a TV show.

Arisztid's avatar

Pulp Fiction is my favorite.

While The Sting is not an influential gangster movie, it was still a good one and used Scott Joplin’s music. Being a big ragtime jazz fan, that put it right up there.

I enjoyed the first Godfather movie, liked the second, was bored by the third.

octopussy's avatar

A Bronx Tale
Donnie Brasco
Road to Perdition
The Untouchables
Bonnie & Clyde
L.A Confidential

OneMoreMinute's avatar

Goodfellows and Sopranos get my Bobs yer Uncle two thumbs up vote.

ucme's avatar

@OneMoreMinute Oh good lord Goodfellows, was that the English version where they twatted each other about the head & face with cricket bats.Jolly nasty chaps.This uncle of yours, I believe Bob is his name,sounds like a charming gentleman,invite him round for tea would you,thanks awfully. Toodle pip!!

OneMoreMinute's avatar

@ucme Goodfellows was my first introduction to mob 101. I was fascinated with all of the characters, they were drawn with a positive light, and the narrator made it seem like you were really in there.
I’ve watched it many times, and never get bored. I thought it was genius work.
And the smoke doesn’t even bother me at all!

Tea sounds lovely! Though I can’t say I’ve ever had me a hot pot of Toodle Pip before.
Scones or trumpets? Do you lump your tea?

Uncle Bobs says your his lovliest favorite!
Twiddles luv

ucme's avatar

@OneMoreMinute Hoorah for Uncle Bob,for he’s a jolly good fellow & so say all of us.

OneMoreMinute's avatar

@ucme Oh that reminds me of my dear old great Uncle Bobby (god rest his soul, poor laddy) who was one of the first jolly goodfellows. Too jolly for his own good. They said he was a bit nutters and lost his plot. The other not so jolly goodfellows whacked him in in the woods.

JeffVader's avatar

For me it’s Scarface….. I watched it for the first time when I was about 6 & it left an imprint!

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