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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 3566  Average listal rating (2280 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
1. 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 4716  Average listal rating (3126 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
2. 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 3527  Average listal rating (2295 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 3490  Average listal rating (2162 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 2954  Average listal rating (1949 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
5. Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 5329  Average listal rating (3373 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
6. 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 2127  Average listal rating (1404 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Casino (1995)
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People who added this item 1348  Average listal rating (867 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
8. The Town (2010)
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People who added this item 2068  Average listal rating (1384 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
9. L.A. Confidential (1997)
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People who added this item 1089  Average listal rating (682 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 980  Average listal rating (587 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
11. Miller's Crossing (1990)
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People who added this item 5781  Average listal rating (3947 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
12. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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People who added this item 2809  Average listal rating (1747 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
13. City of God (2002)
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People who added this item 1235  Average listal rating (807 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
14. Analyze This (1999)
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People who added this item 1866  Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. American Gangster (2007)
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People who added this item 173  Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
16. Kill the Irishman (2011)
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People who added this item 392  Average listal rating (241 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
17. Harsh Times (2005)
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People who added this item 1786  Average listal rating (1200 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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