The Best Gangsta Film ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Macca, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Macca

    Macca Valued Member

    Hi all! :)

    So...what is the greatest Gangsta film of all time? :woo:

    You are only allowed one answer...and you must give an explanation of why choosing this film as the greatest Gangsta film of all time...

    I think that the greatest Gangsta film ever made was the Godfather...why?

    I have chosen the Godfather because the story is unique. It gives you a true insight of what it was like to be in their shoes. Excellent acting (Al Pacino - unbelievable) and Marlon Brando is also quality in this film. It also displays moral attributes in the film such as: loyalty, self sacrifice, love, honor with terrible corruption, cruelty, unthinkable violence...and most of all - power, which help create the effect that you are there...

    So people...what do you think is the greatest Gangsta film and why?

    Cheers :)
    Macca :)
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  2. Sandus

    Sandus Moved Himself On

    The Godfather is not a movie about "gangstas," it is a film about an organized crime family. The term "gangstERS" would be more acceptable.

    Mafia Films (Gangsters):
    The Godfather

    Urban Youth Films (Gangstas):
    Menace II Society
    Boyz n the Hood
    South Central

    There is a distinction.
  3. BoxBabaX

    BoxBabaX H+F Baba ^^

    apart from the top 3 mentioned above

    Donny Brasco is damn good :D
  4. Macca

    Macca Valued Member

    Whoops...i ment 'Gangster' not 'Gangsta' :bang:
  5. RR1

    RR1 Man Who Would Be Pharoh

    The Untouchables

    Because aint no one more "Gangsta" than Capone
  6. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    Gangsta - Belly
    Gangster - Goodfellas.
  7. inthespirit

    inthespirit ignant

    "City of God" - though the documentary on the DVD is even crazier than the flim..

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  8. Jesh

    Jesh Dutch Side Of The Force

    Gangster - Scarface (no contest...)


    Gangsta - Menace II Society

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  9. AuHg

    AuHg McDojo Happy Meal

    Godfather for sure, I must have watched the trilogy like over 50 times. It is truly a classic because you will never get bored of it.

    Just like I could never get bored watching terminator 1 and 2. Havent seen 3 heard it was only good with the chick in it.
  10. wonk

    wonk Valued Member

    Election (2005)

    I recently saw a great gangster (actually, Triad) film from Hong Kong.

    From a review originally written for a friends webpage"

    Keep an eye out for it. Election did well in Hong Kong, so I expect it may show up here on DVD or in art House theatres before long. A sequel is already underway (heck, by now it’s likely in post production).
  11. mmaone

    mmaone New Member

    (STER)casino- was that the one Joe stabbed that guy in the neck with a pen? nuff said.
    (STA) Friday- not sure if it counts but it cracked me up
  12. freak

    freak Valued Member

    goodfellas, untouchables
  13. Combatant

    Combatant Monsiour Fitness himself.

    To go a little away from the traditional gangsta norm i would have to say SNATCH and LOCK STOCK. Two of the best films ever made IMHO.
  14. Gary

    Gary Vs The Irresistible Farce Supporter

    I always liked Sergio Leone's attempt to break away from the western genre, Once Upon a Time in America.
  15. deaddoll

    deaddoll New Member

    My friends home movie ...oooh I said too much already :D I dont know where to start as I love gangster films,I loved the old George Raft and James Cagney films as a small child ...they were fun ... :D
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  16. Incredible Bulk

    Incredible Bulk Eat-Lift-Eat-Sleep-Grow

    godfather trilogy
    resevoir dogs
    donnie brasco
    good fellas
  17. TheMadhoose

    TheMadhoose Carpe Jugulum

    Theres no contest in this one Scarface is the daddy
  18. pgm316

    pgm316 lifting metal

    I was just about to say the same! :)

    There very different to the classic Hollywood Gangster film. English ones always seem to come over more criminal than gangster :D

    Layer Cake is another good one!
  19. pgm316

    pgm316 lifting metal

    Anyone seen Essex Boys?
  20. murphy81


    Personally, Goodfellas is my favourite, mainly coz I havent yet seen ALL of the Godfather films yet (been living in a small cave for long long time).

    But The Godfather (1) is an excellent film....think I might hire the others this evening...

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