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on 26 Feb 2008 04:31

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Favorite Crime/Gangster/Mafia Themed Films

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1. The Departed (2006)
In my opinion, this is Scorsese's best film, only centimeters in front of 'Goodfellas'.
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People who added this item 3537  Average listal rating (2252 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
2. GoodFellas (1990)
A seriously amazing motion picture. Timeless, and really it defined the genre as we see it today.
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People who added this item 3509  Average listal rating (2277 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Eerie, beautifully shot and perfectly paced, 'No Country For Old Men' is an undeniably excellent piece of work, not to ever be forgotten. Not to mention Anton Chigurh, one of the greatest, most intimidating screen presences ever to come into fruition.
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People who added this item 3465  Average listal rating (2138 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
4. Scarface (1983)
A great story of an underdog rising to the top, but more than that, 'Scarface' is a perfectly structured, stylish crime masterpiece, which still stands as one of the greatest of all-time.
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People who added this item 5298  Average listal rating (3337 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
5. The Godfather (1972)
Arguably the best film of all-time, 'The Godfather' is every bit as good as its proclaimed to be, and one of the best films ever made in terms of being technically proficient. The details are masterfully depicted, and the in depth examination of this Italian crime family is as realistic as it gets.
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People who added this item 2924  Average listal rating (1919 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
6. Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 2111  Average listal rating (1392 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Casino (1995)
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People who added this item 1334  Average listal rating (858 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
8. The Town (2010)
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People who added this item 2053  Average listal rating (1372 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
9. L.A. Confidential (1997)
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People who added this item 1075  Average listal rating (670 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
10. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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The next section of favorites, but not quite top 10 worthy.
People who added this item 974  Average listal rating (580 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
11. Miller's Crossing (1990)
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People who added this item 5747  Average listal rating (3909 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
12. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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People who added this item 2792  Average listal rating (1732 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
13. City of God (2002)
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People who added this item 1230  Average listal rating (802 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
14. Analyze This (1999)
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People who added this item 1853  Average listal rating (1180 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. American Gangster (2007)
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People who added this item 172  Average listal rating (105 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
16. Kill the Irishman (2011)
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People who added this item 386  Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
17. Harsh Times (2005)
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People who added this item 1772  Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
18. Training Day (2001)
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My favorite crime/gangster/mafia themed films.

Believe it or not, there is a fine line between each of those genres/sub-genres. For instance, Die Hard contains crime. However, its a bonafide ACTION film. Everyone knows that. it simply wouldn't fit in here. You can find those types of movies in my other lists. The crime genre is a genre entirely on its own.

The 'Gangster' genre is self-explanatory, as well as 'Mafia' themed films.

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