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PostSubject: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:48 am

What are some decent mobster movies? Also, why do you recommend them? I'm in love with reading/watching anything that has to do with organized crime/the Mafia.

My favorite mob movie is definitely Goodfellas. Wiseguy (the book the movie was made after) is also my favorite book. Just the fact that everything about that movie/book actually happened is so shocking and thrilling. It's hard not to be amazed by the things that people can actually accomplish. The life of Henry Hill sure did make one hell of a book/movie.

I've seen the Sopranos only once and I loved it - just never got into watching it. I just recently got HBO at my house so I'm definitely going to activate HBO Go and watch the whole series over my next school year.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:43 pm

The godfather for me. The acting, directing, and writing are perfect. One of the best films ever made. A lot of people like the second one as much or more than the first, but in my mind you just can't beat the original.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:54 pm

The first two "Godfather" films are pretty much the Alpha and Omega of the gangster-flick genre in my book. "GoodFellas" is also up there, as is "Casino" and Al Pacino's "Scarface." ("SAY ELL-O TO MAH LEETLE FRENG!")

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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:30 pm

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The first two "Godfather" films are pretty much the Alpha and Omega of the gangster-flick genre in my book. "GoodFellas" is also up there, as is "Casino" and Al Pacino's "Scarface." ("SAY ELL-O TO MAH LEETLE FRENG!")

All great flicks - I prefer Goodfellas over Godfather actually (and let's just forget that Godfather 3 was ever released....)

Sopranos was a fantastic show
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:42 pm

Casino!! This film really needs to step out of Goodfellas shadow (although I'll reluctantly admit to knowing why it's in it)
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:18 pm

Donnie Brasco (Al Pacino, Johnnie Depp)
The Untouchables
Carlito's Way (Al Pacino)
Mean Streets (a must-see of Scorsese's, although not entirely mob-related. Harvey Keitel's finest performance.)
The Departed
Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone with Robert De Niro, about four hours long and feels like two)
King of New York (Christopher Walken)

Of course you have classics like Angels With Dirty Faces.

Godfather II is the greatest of them all, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:30 pm

When I saw The Godfather, I honestly wasn't a fan of it. That was when I was younger and didn't appreciate the gangster movies. I have to revisit it.

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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:34 pm

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When I saw The Godfather, I honestly wasn't a fan of it. That was when I was younger and didn't appreciate the gangster movies. I have to revisit it.



Don't listen to the crazy people. insane  The first godfather is definitely better than the second.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:37 pm

Johnny Dangerously! Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:39 pm

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Johnny Dangerously! Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:40 pm

corplhicks wrote:

The Untouchables
The Departed
King of New York (Christopher Walken)

Of course you have classics like Angels With Dirty Faces.

All great choices as is:

Public Enemy
Road to Perdition
HEAT
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:53 pm

Fat Freddy wrote:
Boris2008 wrote:
Johnny Dangerously! Very Happy 

Laughing very hard "I am handicapped. I'm psychotic."

Farging Ash holes......
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:17 am

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corplhicks wrote:

The Untouchables
The Departed
King of New York (Christopher Walken)

Of course you have classics like Angels With Dirty Faces.

All great choices as is:

Public Enemy
Road to Perdition
HEAT

Hell yes to HEAT. That was a crazy movie.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:20 am

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RAIDwarden wrote:
When I saw The Godfather, I honestly wasn't a fan of it. That was when I was younger and didn't appreciate the gangster movies. I have to revisit it.



Don't listen to the crazy people. insane  The first godfather is definitely better than the second.

Actually, Coppola always wanted the first two to be considered a whole. I need to see both in the same run.

The third one was a huge rock-like turd. Overkill on plotting and all the human brushstrokes of the first two are thrown out. Add to that Sophia's awkward non-acting...
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:32 am

Love the Cohen Bros. Miller's Crossing.

There was an 80's tv series called Wiseguy that is one of my all time favorite shows.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:45 am

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Sopranos was a fantastic show

Sometimes I think I'm the only person in New Jersey who's never seen a single episode of "The Sopranos."

... I did used to hang out at the go-go bar (Satin Dolls in Lodi, NJ) that they used for the "Bada Bing" club on the show, though. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:22 am

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MetallicSeminarian wrote:
RAIDwarden wrote:
When I saw The Godfather, I honestly wasn't a fan of it. That was when I was younger and didn't appreciate the gangster movies. I have to revisit it.



Don't listen to the crazy people. insane  The first godfather is definitely better than the second.

Actually, Coppola always wanted the first two to be considered a whole. I need to see both in the same run.

The third one was a huge rock-like turd. Overkill on plotting and all the human brushstrokes of the first two are thrown out. Add to that Sophia's awkward non-acting...


I've typically advised first time viewers to stop after the first 2.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:49 am

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Sopranos was a fantastic show

Sometimes I think I'm the only person in New Jersey who's never seen a single episode of "The Sopranos."

... I did used to hang out at the go-go bar (Satin Dolls in Lodi, NJ) that they used for the "Bada Bing" club on the show, though. Very Happy

Well I'm almost in the same boat! I'm from NJ and I've only seen one episode before. I just never had an interest in sitting down to watch the series. I'm not a huge TV guy, but I'll watch movies occasionally
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:00 am

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Well I'm almost in the same boat! I'm from NJ and I've only seen one episode before. I just never had an interest in sitting down to watch the series. I'm not a huge TV guy, but I'll watch movies occasionally

Where in Jersey are you from?

Back when the show was first blowing up huge, I didn't have cable in the apartment I was living in, hence no HBO. By the time I moved into a new place and got cable, the show had been on for a few years already and I saw no point in walking into it in the middle, so to speak.

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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:12 am

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Sopranos was a fantastic show

Sometimes I think I'm the only person in New Jersey who's never seen a single episode of "The Sopranos."

... I did used to hang out at the go-go bar (Satin Dolls in Lodi, NJ) that they used for the "Bada Bing" club on the show, though. Very Happy

FF's old hang out - lol!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:36 am

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Well I'm almost in the same boat! I'm from NJ and I've only seen one episode before. I just never had an interest in sitting down to watch the series. I'm not a huge TV guy, but I'll watch movies occasionally

Where in Jersey are you from?

Back when the show was first blowing up huge, I didn't have cable in the apartment I was living in, hence no HBO. By the time I moved into a new place and got cable, the show had been on for a few years already and I saw no point in walking into it in the middle, so to speak.

I'm a year round resident of Normandy Beach. It's on the same island as Seaside Heights, but it's the opposite of that hell hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:56 pm

Not really "mafia" per se, but about organized crime gone wrong, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs is a great movie.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:04 pm

I really like New Jack City, in an early 90's 'crack is wack' kind of a way, but the mob are fairly minor characters.
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:30 pm

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Not really "mafia" per se, but about organized crime gone wrong, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs is a great movie.  


Yes!
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PostSubject: Re: Mobster movies/shows   Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:23 pm

Boris2008 wrote:
I really like New Jack City, in an early 90's 'crack is wack' kind of a way, but the mob are fairly minor characters.

Excellent movie! good call
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