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rtl
10-15-2012, 16:36
so i was just thinking about my favorites......and i can't nesc make a call between these. is one better than the others......is there another that can rival these classics?

IndianaMatt
10-15-2012, 16:38
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fb/Casino_(1995)_Soundtrack-Front.jpg/220px-Casino_(1995)_Soundtrack-Front.jpg

ray9898
10-15-2012, 16:44
The Godfather without question.

Spiffums
10-15-2012, 16:50
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fb/Casino_(1995)_Soundtrack-Front.jpg/220px-Casino_(1995)_Soundtrack-Front.jpg

If only for the fact that Sharon Stone has "sex" with My Cousin Vinny.....EPIC!:rofl:

Altaris
10-15-2012, 16:55
Now go home and get your F'ing shinebox!

Jay9928
10-15-2012, 17:19
Mafia? The Godfather.

nikerret
10-15-2012, 17:25
I like Casino (but have never seen all of any of The Godfather(s)).

Jay9928
10-15-2012, 17:27
I like Casino (but have never seen all of any of The Godfather(s)).

:shocked:

One is a masterpiece. 2 is great. 3, meh.

tsmo1066
10-15-2012, 17:30
:shocked:

One is a masterpiece. 2 is great. 3, meh.

You're giving a lot of credit to Godfather Part 3.

The first two Godfather films were among the best Mafia movies ever made...Part 3 was complete crap IMHO.

cgwahl
10-15-2012, 17:34
I'm going to have to watch the Godfather movies again since I can only recall a few things, but for some reason I remember liking The Godfather 2 more than The Godfather. The Godfather 3 is pure rubbish.


Thought Casino was better than Goodfellas.


Casino is the best of all of them in my opinion...one of those I like to watch from time to time. Can't say the same for the other movies.

camelotkid
10-15-2012, 17:35
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fb/Casino_(1995)_Soundtrack-Front.jpg/220px-Casino_(1995)_Soundtrack-Front.jpg
hands down, the best

Jay9928
10-15-2012, 17:36
You're giving a lot of credit to Godfather Part 3.

The first two Godfather films were among the best Mafia movies ever made...Part 3 was complete crap IMHO.

The helicopter ambush was intense though.

Jay9928
10-15-2012, 17:39
To redeem myself, I own GF 1 and 2 on Blu ray. Did not get the 3rd. Also have Goodfellas and Casino on Blu. Another one I own is Mean Streets

Clutch Cargo
10-15-2012, 17:39
The Godfather is not only the best mafia movie, it is one of the greatest movies of all time. That said, the first time you see a movie is when it makes it's greatest impact. I was too young to appreciate The Godfather when it was released. I VERY much enjoyed Goodfellas, even more than The Godfather.
I had a MUCH better understanding of organized crime at the time of Goodfellas, as I had gotten to know a few wiseguy types over the years.

volky
10-15-2012, 18:15
Goodfellas

el_jewapo
10-15-2012, 18:28
My Blue Heaven.

byf43
10-15-2012, 18:30
While I truly enjoy the Godfather trilogy, (especially GF I and II), the absolute best 'mafia type movie' is:

"Once Upon A Time in America".



Period.





/thread

costanza187
10-15-2012, 18:43
The helicopter ambush was intense though.

That scene was off the hook! Seems like I remember another scene, something about a parade that was pretty awesome too. The movie itself wasn't great, but it did have a couple really cool scenes.

BAILIFF
10-15-2012, 18:52
MOST ACCURATE...

http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/Mean%20Streets%20poster.jpg

TxYankee
10-15-2012, 19:19
I enjoy all of the above movies. But the best IMO wasn't even a released movie. It's the Coppola Restoration of the Godfathers I and II. Synching the two movies so they go chronologically in order.

*ASH*
10-15-2012, 19:27
most accurate...

http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/mean%20streets%20poster.jpg

+10000

Rabbi
10-15-2012, 19:30
I am in for Casino as well. Simply epic!

Ummagumma
10-15-2012, 19:48
While I truly enjoy the Godfather trilogy, (especially GF I and II), the absolute best 'mafia type movie' is:

"Once Upon A Time in America".



Period.





/thread


Yes.

I love GF I and II, but "Once upon a time..." was a better film, IMHO. While still having all of the mafia stuff. I just cared more for the characters and the storyline, most people in GF I didn't really give a ***** about.

Another movie I really like is "Heat", not sure it qualifies as "mafia" movie though.

happy seal
10-15-2012, 20:09
Come on guys!


DONNIE BRASCO! :faint:

GlockinNJ
10-15-2012, 20:15
I wimped out and didn't vote. I love all of them equally. Although Goodfellas and Casino are both 10's in my book, there is no way in good conscience that I could ever cast a vote against GF.

Even choosing between GF I and II is too difficult. I'll just watch them all and enjoy them. No voting.

3glkdog
10-16-2012, 01:04
The Untouchables.

SGT HATRED
10-16-2012, 01:11
Casino and The Departed get my vote.

brisk21
10-16-2012, 07:27
Out of the ones you listed, Id say Goodfellas. There are soooo many more that should be on that list though.

Arc Angel
10-16-2012, 07:43
While I truly enjoy the Godfather trilogy, (especially GF I and II), the absolute best 'mafia type movie' is: "Once Upon A Time in America". Period.

Couldn't agree with you more! :thumbsup:

series1811
10-16-2012, 08:14
The Godfather was a romanticized version of the Mafia. Goodfellows was closer to reality. "Donnie Brasco", even more so.

bocaboca
10-16-2012, 08:20
Leave the gun...........take the cannolis


Epic line

gatorboy
10-16-2012, 08:36
I enjoy all of the above movies. But the best IMO wasn't even a released movie. It's the Coppola Restoration of the Godfathers I and II. Synching the two movies so they go chronologically in order.


Never heard of such a thing. I'll have to check it out

gatorboy
10-16-2012, 08:40
The Godfather was a romanticized version of the Mafia. Goodfellows was closer to reality. "Donnie Brasco", even more so.

A close relative is retired NYPD Detective whose career spanned from the 1960's to the 80's. That is what he has told me. Also that they were much more difficult to infiltrate early in his career as opposed to when he retired.

EDIT: He also said the Russian mobsters were more loyal and ruthless and ran a tighter ship.

rednoved
10-16-2012, 09:01
I think Goodfellas might be my favorite. I liked them all a lot. I might watch them all again over the next week and change my mind. Who knows.

Dennis in MA
10-16-2012, 09:48
:shocked:

One is a masterpiece. 2 is great. 3, meh.

Yes. 3 IS watchable if you see it on it's own. 2 wasn't anywhere near 1.

Casino and The Departed get my vote.

Two other epic movies. Great writing and cinematography in both.

The Godfather was a romanticized version of the Mafia. Goodfellows was closer to reality. "Donnie Brasco", even more so.

I dunno. I think they were more civilized in the 40's and 50's than they were in the 70's and 80's.

Seems they adhered to the rules a lot better earlier in the century.
I think Goodfellas might be my favorite. I liked them all a lot. I might watch them all again over the next week and change my mind. Who knows.

BuckyP
10-16-2012, 09:55
Johnny Dangerously :supergrin:

The Untouchables.

Awesome movie!

rolltide_pisco
10-16-2012, 11:03
Casino.

"Dogs can you hear me Dogs? Listen to me Anthony. I got your head in a f&%$# vice. I'm gonna squash your head like a f&^%#@ grapefruit if you don't give me a name. C'mon Anthony. Don't make me be a bad guy."

LSUAdman
10-16-2012, 11:08
Great thread. I voted Goodfellas, which is just one of my all time favorites, but wish Casino was on there. Those two are tied for me.

Oddly enough, my wife and I hadn't seen any of the Godfather's up until a few years ago. We rented them all and sat to watch them all in one go. One was bleh. Two was meh. We didnt have enough energy to even try and watch three. They just didnt do it for us.

tsmo1066
10-16-2012, 11:17
I see a lot of people voting for Casino, and although I liked that movie a great deal, there's one nagging gripe that I've got which puts that film out of my "Top 5" for mafia movies, and that gripe is that Joe Pesci plays the EXACT same character in Casino that he played in Goodfellas. Same attitude, same timing, same facial expressions, EVERYTHING. He doesn't even bother to vary things up a bit with some unique quirks or different mannerisms. Only the names of the two characters differ.

Don't get me wrong, I love Pesci's portrayal of a sociopathic, loose cannon mobster...I just liked it better the first time he did it - in Goodfellas.

Jay9928
10-16-2012, 15:18
Also, don't forget A Bronx Tale and Eastern Promises.

DairyFresh
10-16-2012, 15:27
I vote for The Departed

cgjane
10-16-2012, 15:33
Goodfellas and Godfather 1-2 are classics.

Modern day: City of God

SGT HATRED
10-16-2012, 15:47
Also, don't forget A Bronx Tale and Eastern Promises.

Eastern Promises??? Could't get enough of that naked man fighting?:tongueout:

ilgunguygt
10-16-2012, 15:49
Also, don't forget A Bronx Tale and Eastern Promises.
A bronx tale was good!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106489/

Jay9928
10-16-2012, 15:52
A bronx tale was good!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106489/

Hell yeah ! Just want it to come out on Blu. Already own GFs 1 and 2, Goodfellas, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America, Mean Streets, etc. Bronx would be a gem.

Little Joe
10-16-2012, 16:14
Donnie Brasco

Godfather 1 was damn good, too.

Inyo Tim
10-16-2012, 20:17
Miller's Crossing was good.