Gangster films

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Gangster films

Postby GoogaMooga » 21 May 2023, 13:43

"The Godfather" tops these listen so often, it has almost become a cliché. Coppola's 1972 epic tragedy of twisted loyalty and moral decay is without a doubt the film most likely to top the lists a hundred years from now, it has become so deeply embedded in our psyche. But there are other classics, lest we forget. William Wellman's "The Public Enemy" from 1931 was the film that made James Cagney a star and established the basic narrative format of the popular genre. It was a sensation at the time and remains a classic today. 84 minutes of taut action and storytelling, a welcome antidote to the three-hour plus epics that were popularized by Coppola.

Carlito's Way
Road to Perdition
Scarface (1983)
American Gangster
Miller's Crossing
Casino
Donnie Brasco
Once Upon a Time in America
Heat
Infernal Affairs
Reservoir Dogs
Mean Streets
The Departed
Goodfellas
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather
The Public Enemy
The Long Good Friday
A Better Tomorrow
Black Caesar
Le Deuxième Souffle
Scarface (1932)
King of New York
Tokyo Drifter
Touchez Pas au Grisbi
Get Carter
Le Cercle Rouge
Le Doulos
Branded to Kill
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