The Best Gangsta Film ?

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  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
    Goodfellas
    Casino

    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...)

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    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

    casino
    godfather trilogy
    resevoir dogs
    donnie brasco
    good fellas
    scarface
     
  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

    murphy81 GM COMPUTER SERVICES

    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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