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Stitch Groover
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I've never really been into gangster movies, I haven't even watched Reservoir Dogs! If I had to pick a few to watch over a weekend, what should I choose? The Godfather? Goodfellas? Casino?
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Dexter Motley Morgan
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You mentioned three of the best IMO. I also liked Godfather II, Donnie Brasco, The Departed, The Untouchables, and Pulp Fiction. Reservoir Dogs is really good too I think........
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Stitch Groover
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I do like Pulp Fiction actually, and I remember watching the Untouchables back in high school for my American History class (although I don't how close to actual history it was).

Reservoir Dogs is the only Tarantino film I haven't seen.

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Road To Perdition w' Tom Hanks is really good too...
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Dexter Motley Morgan
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Yup I forgot about Road To Perdition........
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Start with Donnie Brasco and Goodfellas! Also check out A Bronx Tale.
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Godfather
Godfather II
Goodfellas
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction

Probably all in my top 10 favourite movies of all time

Casino
Bronx Tale

Both are very good as well

Still need to watch Donnie Brasco. I own it but have yet to watch

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Dexter Motley Morgan
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That scene in Casino with the vice makes me cringe to this day lol........
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GODFATHER
GODFATHER 2
THE VALACHI PAPERS
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
GOODFELLAS
CASINO
BUGSY
STATE OF GRACE
A BRONX TALE
DONNIE BRASCO
GOTTI

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My second favourite film genre [Big Grin]

My top 5:

Once Upon A Time In America
Casino
Scarface (1932)
Donnie Brasco
Carlito's Way

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Oh and must give a shout out to A Good Night To Die. It's just supercool seeing Ralph Macchio playing a hitman [Razz] [Big Grin]
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Dexter Motley Morgan
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I liked Once Upon A Time In America too but thought it lasted a wee bit too long. I'll have to check out A Good Night To Die have never heard of it .......
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How could I forget 'Once Upon A Time In America'?
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Helen_S
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No supper for you Sam [Razz]

Motley, you can get a used copy of A Good Night To Die on Amazon.com for $0.01 That doesn't reflect the film I promise haha

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Nobody mentioned LA Confidential yet. Although it focused on the police (in the same way that The Untouchables did) it really is an excellent movie.
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LA Confidential is a fine movie
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No one mentioned "Miller's Crossing" which is an excellent Coen Brothers film from the early 90's. Also, let's not forget about Scorsese's "The Departed" which is just great!

Some of my other favorites:

The Godfather
The Godfather II
Goodfellas
City of God
Mean Streets
Casino
Reservoir Dogs
Snatch
Donnie Brasco

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All good ones so far, out the recent gangster movies 'The Departed' is excellent. 'The Last Don', though a mini-series is still Mario Puzo and worth seeing, 'Last Don II' isn't Puzo but a watchable sequel nonetheless.
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Stitch Groover
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Oooh Snatch, I have seen that one, I liked it but not as much as Lock, Stock and 2 smoking barrels.
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I'm looking forward to the new Johnny Depp film Public Enemies. There's a trailer on here: http://web.orange.co.uk/p/film/trailers

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