As far back as i can remember i have always enjoyed gangster movies. Gangster films are much more realistic than any other genre.People love to watch real and original things.Probably that is the reason for the high rating of crime films on sites like Imdb.com.
Hollywood has produced many classic gangster movies.Here is a list of top and best gangster movies ever made:
5. Once upon a time in America
Sergio Leone 1984
Epic, episodic, tale of the lives of a small group of New York City Jewish gangsters spanning over 40 years. Told mostly in flashbacks and flash-forwards, the movie centers on small-time hood David ‘Noodles’ Aaronson and his lifelong partners in crime; Max, Cockeye and Patsy and their friends from growing up in the rough Jewish neighborhood of New York’s Lower East Side in the 1920s, to the last years of Prohibition in the early 1930s, and then to the late 1960s where an elderly Noodles returns to New York after many years in hiding to look into the past.
4. Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino 1994
It’s crazy, it’s confused, it’s Pulp Fiction! An admirable piece of abstract art, this gangster movie of Quentin Tarantino is more than being a brilliant. Masterminded in a highly conventionalized way, Pulp Fiction revolves around three parallel stories with amazing plot developments. This crime movie is also known for reinventing the career of John Travolta.
Brian De Palma1983
An update of the 1932 film, Scarface (1983) follows gangster Tony Montana and his close friend Manny Ray from their trip on the Cuban Boat Lift for refugees to their arrival in Miami. After killing a powerful Cuban figure, Montana and company gain the ability to leave their refugee camps and roam around the U.S. After unsuccessfully trying to make it legitamately in the country, Montana and Ray resort to selling cocaine to dealers around the world. Tony’s rise is quick, but as he becomes more powerful, his enemies and his own paranoia begin to plague his empire.
Martin Scorsese 1990
The flick that Martin Scorsese was born to make is based upon Wiseguy, a 1986 book by Nicholas Pileggi. This movie is a tour de force that deals with the sensual glamour of criminal’s society with a straightforward conception that mob life must be like this. Incredible is the one and only word to say about the performances of Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. A must watch gangster movie with sharp script!
1. The Godfather
Francis Ford Coppola 1972
This was the easiest choice for me – the Godfather has to be number 1 because it is unparalleled in this genre (and virtually all others). Vito Corleone is the aging don (head) of the Corleone Mafia Family. His youngest son Michael has returned from WWII just in time to see the wedding of Connie Corleone (Michael’s sister) to Carlo Rizzi. All of Michael’s family is involved with the Mafia, but Michael just wants to live a normal life. Drug dealer Virgil Sollozzo is looking for Mafia Families to offer him protection in exchange for a profit of the drug money. He approaches Don Corleone about it, but, much against the advice of the Don’s lawyer Tom Hagen, the Don is morally against the use of drugs, and turns down the offer. This does not please Sollozzo, who has the Don shot down by some of his hit men. The Don barely survives, which leads his son Michael to begin a violent mob war against Sollozzo and tears the Corleone family apart.