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  1. #141

    So loving these movie threads. And I'm getting several ideas for future movie threads (best horror movies, best alien-related movies, best comedies, etc.). Can't wait!

    Related to prior posts:

    Man, that movie Thursday isn't even in Netflix! I thought Netflix had everything! Aaron Eckhardt is pretty big, too, I don't get it.

    Cougar, remember that movie "Go" from the 90s? That was a good flick, but I can't remember if it would qualify for this category.

    Also, how about "Brick"?

    This is fun!

  2. #142

    Yes Capy I remember Go. I don't really think it qualifies for any "best of" list in any category. It was average, above average IMO. Brick is a great movie. I don't really think it fits in the gangster/crime category. Great, great movie though.


  3. #143

    Okay, this is embarrassing, but I can't think of the name of a film and need help.

    There's some gangster-related movie (maybe it's even in this thread somewhere) that I'm only remembering snippets of...

    Something about the protagonist's crazy brother (cousin?) coming home, maybe just out of prison, and stirring sh-t up... I remember the protagonist had a setup on the roof or something, I can picture them hanging out on the roof and there was a fridge up there. (I thought the brother/cousin was maybe Edward Norton but don't see this movie on his IMDb page.)

    LOL!

    Help.

  4. #144

    The Yards? Just a guess though...



    I was pretty good in that movie. But I love rapping yo.

  5. #145

    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar Bait View Post
    The Yards? Just a guess though...



    I was pretty good in that movie. But I love rapping yo.
    Nope. LOL, you're in that movie!

    Damn, something with Grace in the title maybe? This is driving me nuts.

  6. #146

    State of Grace?


  7. #147

    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar Bait View Post
    State of Grace?

    That's it! That was a good flick, and I believe it would qualify. (And wow, trailers were even cheesier back in 1990.)

    Funny, I did check for Gary Oldman movies at IMDb but must have flown past that one. And speaking of the great Gary Oldman, how about "The Professional"??

  8. #148

    For those who haven't voted for the #5 slot yet the voting period ends in a little over an hour.

    For #5 slot

    Heat 5
    Casino 4
    Pulp Fiction 3
    Carlito's Way 3
    A Bronx Tale 2
    Reservoir Dogs 2
    City of God 2
    9 others @ 1

  9. #149

    Carlito's Way - all b/c of Luiz Guzzman

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  10. #150

    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar Bait View Post
    State of Grace?
    Gary Oldman personified the greasy Irish-American punk in that flick...looked like he hadn't bathed for a month...great performance. I think 'The Departed' owes a lot to that film.

  11. #151

    FINAL 5

    Godfather 1
    Godfather 2
    Scarface
    Goodfellas
    Heat

    Voting for #5 slot per forum broke down:


    Heat 5
    Casino 4
    Carlito's Way 4
    Pulp Fiction 3
    A Bronx Tale 2
    Reservoir Dogs 2
    City of God 2
    9 others @ 1

  12. #152

    Unreal that Heat was #5

    Casino got the shaft.

  13. #153

    You shoudl have updated that list coug. The Departed.

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  15. #155

    The true stories are the best.

    Casino
    Goodfellas
    Donnie Brasco
    Bonanno

  16. #156

    Quote Originally Posted by THE PROFIT View Post
    The true stories are the best. Casino Goodfellas Donnie Brasco Bonanno
    never seen Bonanno...

  17. #157

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonanno_crime_family

    It is a little older movie about Joseph Bonanno and his rise to power. It was his idea to start the commission of the 5 families. Revolutionized cosa nostra

  18. #158

    Quote Originally Posted by ** PICKS View Post
    You shoudl have updated that list coug. The Departed.
    Read the original post **, it's there.

  19. #159

    some of my favorite crime movies that you can consider to compare the list for final sorting!
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    The Godfather (1972)
    The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    The Dark Knight (2008)
    Goodfellas (1990)
    City of God (2002)
    The Usual Suspects (1995)
    Se7en (1995)
    Leon: The Professional (1994)
    American History X (1998)
    Double Indemnity (1944)
    Vertigo (1958)
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

  20. #160

    How can you not have "Gotti" on the list? It's got to be top5 all-time IMO. I'm talking about the one that came out in 1996, not the "Gotti: In the shadow of my father" crap coming out in 2012

    1) Heat
    2) Pulp Fiction
    3) Casino
    4) Goodfellas
    5) Gotti

  21. #161
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  22. #162

    The Departed gets my vote

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  23. #163

    Quote Originally Posted by paco View Post
    Reservoir Dogs was one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen
    wow....just wow

    Youre an idiot paco

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  25. #165

    Quote Originally Posted by Bread View Post
    Actually in all seriousness, this one should be in the vote as well. Very uncomfortable gangsta flick.

    this is the all time gangster flick... People actually died over the filming of this movie...

  26. #166

    Goodfellas probably tops my list. Pesci's ad-libbing makes the movie.

    Can't forget the more modern movies like Training Day and American Gangster. One of the most badass scenes ever.

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    The greatest is Godfather, and it's not even a debate.

    Now I don't know if this qualifies, and I did not read all 160 odd posts, but was Shawshank even mentioned.
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  28. #168

    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar Bait View Post
    Recently we did a poll on the better of the two movies, Goodfellas or Casino. Goodfellas won 26-15. I have compiled a comprehensive list of the greatest mob/crime movies ever made. I narrowed it down to 30. From this list I will pick 5 movies to be in the final poll. I can't currently see any way that Scarface, Goodfellas, Godfather 1, and Godfather 2 don't make the list. If you disagree, please say so. Otherwise, please help me pick the final film to make the top 5 for the poll.

    Here are the other 26 movies to chose from. Please pick one final movie to round out the top 5. Voting for #5 selection ends New Year's Eve night.

    Miller's Crossing
    King of New York
    Carlito's Way
    Heat
    Donnie Brasco
    Once Upon A Time In America
    A Bronx Tale
    Casino
    Usual Suspects
    Departed
    Pulp Fiction
    Road To Perdition
    Untouchables
    Hard Boiled
    The Killer
    New Jack City
    Boyz In The Hood
    True Romance
    Training Day
    Blood In Blood Out
    Gangs Of New York
    American Gangster
    Boondock Saints
    Menace 2 Society
    Reservoir Dogs
    City of God



    This thread gets bumped every year

    Here's the original list. Not perfect, but it's decent. Gotti I have seen but I thought it was average at the time. Maybe I should give it another shot.

  29. #169

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    The greatest is Godfather, and it's not even a debate. Now I don't know if this qualifies, and I did not read all 160 odd posts, but was Shawshank even mentioned.
    agreed.

    Casino is a good film but it doesn't deserve to be put in the same sentence as some of those others.

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  31. #171

    Uhhh Shawshank Redemption is a drama. It's not even remotely gangster. It is sorta about a crime, but it wasn't a crime committed by the protagonist. Never mind.

  32. #172

    Saw this the other day. Very good.



    It's available on Netflix instant.

  33. #173

    Too funny when old threads get bumped!

    Looking at this saddens me because I can tell from how I posted in it that I was just a happier person back then... life's been just goin' downhill.

  34. #174

    Little Shop of Horrors, starring the late Rick Moranis. RIP, Rick.

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