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Best Gangster Movies

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Ranking the best "gangster" movies in American Cinema

Rated 3 points - posted 11 years ago by pxc0 in category Movies.
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The Godfather I and II Report Abuse
Quite simply one of the greatest movies ever made period. I'm counting the first two parts a single film because I can't compare their greatness separately If you are human and you live on Earth you should have seen this movie ten times by now. Brilliant acting from a legendary cast, gorgeously shot this is THE Holly wood drama, using the gangster trope to explore the concepts of family, loyalty, duty and what constitutes the American Dream.
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Goodfellas Report Abuse
Much more gritty and realistic than The Godfather, Goodfellas made its legend through a brilliant blend of comedy and violence in a retelling of the rise of the Italian Mafia through the eyes of aspiring mobster Henry Hill.
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Once upon a time in America Report Abuse
A truly classic Gangster Epic following the lives of a small group of New York City Jewish gangsters spanning over 40 years.
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Casino Report Abuse
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A Bronx Tale Report Abuse
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Scarface Report Abuse
A legend in the genre and perhaps the most unapologetic crime movie ever made. This film blurred the line between hero and villain and created one of the most memorable characters in American cinema. Bonus points for being the most quoted movie ever among males ages 18-49
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Carlito's Way Report Abuse
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Mean Streets Report Abuse
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Reservoir Dogs Report Abuse
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The Departed Report Abuse
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Donnie Brasco Report Abuse
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Miller's Crossing Report Abuse
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The Untouchables Report Abuse
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White Heat Report Abuse
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Bugsy Malone Report Abuse
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Road To Perdition Report Abuse
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Report Abuse
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Snatch Report Abuse
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Pulp Fiction Report Abuse
Ultra hip, shocking, brutally funny - Pulp Fiction makes it this high on the list based on its unique, off beat take on the organized crime game, following hitmen Jules and Vincent's strange journey.
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City of God Report Abuse
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