If You Only Watch A few Gangster Movies, Watch These 11

My 11 Gangster movies mini-review & recommendations. If you’re only want to watch the best imo, check these out.

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There are few things cooler than Gangster films, they are a great way to delve into the underworld of criminal organisations, so I thought I would come up with some accounts of violence, racketeering and organised crime.

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If you’re expecting an emotional story of guilt despair or retribution, then 1983’s Scareface is not the movie for you. Scareface is the story of greed and power, which leads to corruption.

Sergio Leones 1984 classic Once Upon a time in America is the story of friendship, love, loyalty and betrayal. The movie is taken from the pov of DeNiros character; David `Noodles’ Aaronson.

1990’s Goodfellas, Directed by one of Hollywoods best Martin Scorsese. Set in 1950’s-80’s the movie is based on the true-crime memoirs of the real life Mobster Henry Hill.

In a nutshell the Coen brothers 1990’s masterpiece Miller’s Crossing, is a movie about loyalty, and the affect it has on Gabriel Byrnes character Tom Reagan, as well as everyone else around him.

1993 Carlitos way directed by Brian De Palma follows Al Pacino’s character the Ex-drug dealer Carlito Brigante.

Quentin Tarantino the perfectionist of witty dialogue and fast plots will not disappoint you with his 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction.

Based on a true story, Martin Scorsese’s 1995 classic Casino is about two characters and their chance to rule the

Guy Ritchie’s 1998’s highly stylized ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ focuses is on a group of men who invest all their money and lose it in a rigged high-stakes card game to a gangster called Hatchet Harry.

Jonathan Glazers directorial debut, 2000’s Sexy Beast is one fascinatingly dark and intense movie.

2004’s Layer cake is Matthew Vaughn debut film, starring pre-bond Daniel Craig, who plays a drug dealer in London, who regards himself as a businessman rather than a criminal.

The story, based upon the true life story of Frank Lucas, 2007’s American Gangster directed by Ridley Scott follows the path of an intellectual gangster who rises to the top of his game but then learns something new in the end.


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