Second best Mafia movie?

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second best mafia movie?

godfather part 3
0
No votes
Miller's Crossing
2
4%
Once upon a time in America
4
8%
Casino
5
10%
Goodfellas
28
57%
The Irishman
1
2%
Scarface
3
6%
Eastern Promises
1
2%
Donnie Brasco
2
4%
The Departed
3
6%
 
Total votes: 49

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Second best Mafia movie?

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The Godfather Epic is obviously the best, which is #2
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Honourable mention for 'Things To Do in Denver When You Are Dead'
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I've gone for Casino. Love that movie
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iarmhiman wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:29 pm I've gone for Casino. Love that movie
Love it too, a bit overshadowed by the 'Goodfellas.' That being said, I voted for Miller's Crossing. Amazing movie with a great script.
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Gomorrah should be up there.

A less glitzy and more gritty view of mafia life from the footsoldiers.
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Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to vote in an online poll for best gangster movie.
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Where is the Mickey Blue Eyes option?
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ZappaMan wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:44 pm Where is the Mickey Blue Eyes option?
Fahh gedda bard did.
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But which is best, Godfather 1 or 2?

I reckon 1.
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Short Man Syndrome wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:45 pm
ZappaMan wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:44 pm Where is the Mickey Blue Eyes option?
Fahh gedda bard did.
Git outta hee
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Voted for Goodfellas because it is the corect choice but watched a clip of Michael Franzese talking about how realistic Donnie Brasco was. Watched it again the other night and it was outstanding.
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1. GodFather I (couldn't even see it on your list?)
2. GodFather II
3. ? there are several contenders, including GodFather III.
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Goodfellas, which is quite clear.
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:08 pm 1. GodFather I (couldn't even see it on your list?)
2. GodFather II
3. ? there are several contenders, including GodFather III.

For me:

Godfather 2
Godfather 1
Casino
Donnie Brasco
Goodfellas
A Bronx Tale - added
Godfather 3
The Departed
Eastern Promises
Road to Perdition
Once Upon A Time

Not such a big fan of Scarface

Sexy Beast is a UK mafia movie and is v good. Maybe #6 or 7 on that list.
Gomorrah is also excellent, but is a foreign language movie (at least for English speakers) - how many other non English films do we have.

Is this just about the US mafia scene?
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A bronx tale is better than most on that list.
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goose81 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:22 pm A bronx tale is better than most on that list.
Good call
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:08 pm 1. GodFather I (couldn't even see it on your list?)
2. GodFather II
3. ? there are several contenders, including GodFather III.
CanNZ2000 wrote:The Godfather Epic is obviously the best
It's there.
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goose81 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:22 pm A bronx tale is better than most on that list.
One thing I did try to do is split 'Mafia movies' and 'street gang' movies. If I included street gang movies, City of God would probably be my #1. The Warriors would also be on the list.

Haven't actually seen A Bronx Tale, so not sure which category it would fall in, if it is more of a 'Mafia' movie then yes, it is an omission.
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CanNZ2000 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:08 pm 1. GodFather I (couldn't even see it on your list?)
2. GodFather II
3. ? there are several contenders, including GodFather III.
CanNZ2000 wrote:The Godfather Epic is obviously the best
It's there.
... he said, "which is #2" ... I took it to mean "part 2".
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LandOTurk wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:08 pm 1. GodFather I (couldn't even see it on your list?)
2. GodFather II
3. ? there are several contenders, including GodFather III.

For me:

Godfather 2
Godfather 1
Casino
Donnie Brasco
Goodfellas
A Bronx Tale - added
Godfather 3
The Departed
Eastern Promises
Road to Perdition
Once Upon A Time

Not such a big fan of Scarface

Sexy Beast is a UK mafia movie and is v good. Maybe #6 or 7 on that list.
Gomorrah is also excellent, but is a foreign language movie (at least for English speakers) - how many other non English films do we have.

Is this just about the US mafia scene?
Pretty good list you made

For me:

Godfather 1
Godfather 2
Casino
Goodfellas
Donnie Brasco
Eastern Promises
Once Upon A Time
Godfather 3
The Departed
Road to Perdition

A Bronx Tale - haven't seen
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:28 pm
CanNZ2000 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:08 pm 1. GodFather I (couldn't even see it on your list?)
2. GodFather II
3. ? there are several contenders, including GodFather III.
CanNZ2000 wrote:The Godfather Epic is obviously the best
It's there.
... he said, "which is #2" ... I took it to mean "part 2".
forgot to add, '?' at the end. Godfather Epic is 1 and 2 combined.
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danny_fitz wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:40 pm Gomorrah should be up there.

A less glitzy and more gritty view of mafia life from the footsoldiers.
The series is one of the best shows made in the last few years
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The answer is Goodfellas
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If we are including 'gangster' flicks as opposed to just mafia films then 'Gangster No 1' is worth a look with Paul Betteny and I always end up watching Layer Cake when it is on ITV89+1
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White Heat is the best gangster movie ever made, imdo.
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ZappaMan wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:58 pm White Heat is the best gangster movie ever made, imdo.
You are probably right with Public Enemy running a owe second. Of th modern ones Goodfellas is near flawless
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Goodfellas for me, with Casino quite close...

And then I thought of "Analize this". Far from a serious attempt to portray the mob, but it makes a very good use of the comedic potential of all the Maffia cliches
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CanNZ2000 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:24 pm The Godfather Epic is obviously the best, which is #2
Goodfellas is #1.
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CanNZ2000 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:28 pm
goose81 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:22 pm A bronx tale is better than most on that list.
One thing I did try to do is split 'Mafia movies' and 'street gang' movies. If I included street gang movies, City of God would probably be my #1. The Warriors would also be on the list.

Haven't actually seen A Bronx Tale, so not sure which category it would fall in, if it is more of a 'Mafia' movie then yes, it is an omission.
Its a mafia movie.
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My top 5

Godfather I
Goodfellas
Godfather II
Casino
A Bronx Tale
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I remember really clearly watching an interview with Chazz Palminteri at the time Bronx Tale came out and him discussing writing it etc. He was really excited and I think it was Barry Norman. Anyway watched it and thought his acting was a bit shite but I actually think I hadn't taken to him in the interview as I watched it over 20 years later and it and he were very good
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Peaky Blinders shits on all of them from a great height IMHO
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Bogbunny wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:22 pm Peaky Blinders shits on all of them from a great height IMHO
Nobody has mentioned the Sopranos either, can't think why...can you?
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I don't agree with the celebration of crime, in any form. Do these stories really need to be told?
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Puma wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:18 pm Goodfellas for me, with Casino quite close...

And then I thought of "Analize this". Far from a serious attempt to portray the mob, but it makes a very good use of the comedic potential of all the Maffia cliches
What's gets me about Casino is just how much of it really happened. Almost word for word.
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danny_fitz wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:40 pm Gomorrah should be up there.

A less glitzy and more gritty view of mafia life from the footsoldiers.
Series is even better.
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The HBO movie "Gotti" is brilliant. It's also available to watch on Youtube.

There's an ex=mafia boss on Youtube who does a lot of interviews and he said it was the most realistic portrayal of the mafia (American at least).
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Once Upon A Time In America
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New Guy 2 wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:56 pm But which is best, Godfather 1 or 2?

I reckon 1.
1 is the best, Goodfellas 2nd, 2 is 3rd.
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Goodfellas > Godfather
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