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Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by pacino, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. pacino

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    Hi - I'm soon going to sign up to Moviechoices.com on the recommendation of a friend, but wondered what films people recommend me seeing if I like gangster films. I've read some of the other threads about obscure movies etc, but wanted some more mainstream suggestions.

    Haven't seen:
    Road to Perdition (is that proper mob film?)
    Scarface
    Donnie Brasco
    Also haven't yet seen a single episode of the Sopranos - is it really that good?

    So many DVDs to rent, so little time . . .
     
  2. Noodle

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    Scarface is classic...You must watch it.

    Goodfellas
    Casino
    Carlito's Way
    Godfather series
    The Untouchables

    Didn't really rate road to perdition.
     
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    Donnie Brasco is an often-underated classic, IMHO...
     
  4. HardBoiledEgg

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    I like gangster type films too, but don't get Road to Perdition because it is complete rubbish IMO, I watched it on Front Row and fell asleep is was that boring what awaste of £3.50.

    Noodles list is good, you might want to add in

    The Usual Suspects
    Taxi Driver
    Resovoir Dogs
    Essex Boys (maybe?)
    Get Carter
    Dog Day Afternoon (maybe?)

    You really really really must add Scarface!!
     
  5. HardBoiledEgg

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    The Long Good Friday
     
  6. johna

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    sopranos is the best thing on tv - but free up about two weeks if you start watching them because you will get seriously hooked and just watch disk after disk.

    Once upon a time in america is great as well as most of the above.
     
  7. Sinzer

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    I can also recommend www.screenselect.co.uk they have a huge selection of DVDs, worth a look :)

    It might also be worth watching some Japanese/Hong Kong Gangster movies

    Ichi the Killer (requires a strong stomach!)
    The Killer
    Hard Boiled

    Italian gangster movies

    Scarface (the definitive miami gangster flick)
    Mean Streets
     
  8. lee789

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    Following on from the far east gangster movies - Infernal Affairs is class (I've not seen Infernal Affairs II but its also supposed to be good).

    Goodfellas is the best IMO, and not one of the above suggestions is bad (although I'd avoid Ichi :eek: )

    Sopranos is absolutely brilliant and should not be missed. But watch out on these rentals that yuo get them in order.
     
  9. jelly

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    watched straw dogs last night awesome flick
     

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