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Added by The Cinephile on 26 Feb 2008 04:31
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Favorite Crime/Gangster/Mafia Themed Films

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People who added this item 3866 Average listal rating (2454 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
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 5019 Average listal rating (3295 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Departed (2006)
In reality, it's a tie between this and 'GoodFellas'. The BETTER film is 'GoodFellas', but I usually tell people my favorite is this one.
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People who added this item 3811 Average listal rating (2468 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 3194 Average listal rating (2093 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 2281 Average listal rating (1506 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Casino (1995)
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People who added this item 5751 Average listal rating (3607 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
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 3774 Average listal rating (2314 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
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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The Town (2010)
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The next section of favorites, but not quite top 10 worthy.
People who added this item 1067 Average listal rating (640 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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City of God (2002)
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Analyze This (1999)
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Harsh Times (2005)
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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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