Top 5 mafia related films


#1

I’ve just whacked (haha) Goodfellas on after reading about it being re-released. Think the top five, in order is -

One
Two
Goodfellas
A Bronx Tale
Donnie Brasco

Obvs Sopranos is as good if not better than all of them.

Thoughts?
Gangster films that aren’t about the mafia accepted but not encouraged.


#2

Yeah that’s about right.

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#3

about right, might put two before 1 just for the Italy scenes and maybe swap Donnie Brasco for the The Departed (is that Mafia?)


#4

here’s mine

1
2
Goodfellas
Carlito’s Way - guess it’s not the mafia, but I love it
Donnie Brasco

Pulp Fiction could be in there - but I’m categorizing that as more of a Crime film than a classic gangster film


#5

yes I’d have carlito’s way too


#6

Put Once Upon a Time in America on the list, take out Goodfellas.


#7

If you introduce films that are not mafia (Carlitos Way and Pulp Fiction) then I would probably put my favourite western in there.


#8

yeah, sorry. I’ve ruined it haven’t I


#9

Once Upon a Time is not the mafia either (they are Jewish gangsters)


#10

Anyway, “mafia” doesn’t necessarily mean only Italian or Italian-American organised crime syndicates.


#11

Does The Untouchables count?

Because great though those Godfather movies are, they don’t really have the “back from a night out a bit drunk with a pizza, let’s just stick on a fun film” vibe that The Untouchables has.


#12

Some of us respect the artform Theo


#13

A great point and one that I have taken on board. Thanks R.


#14

I am strongly in favour of Carlito’s Way being on the list. Triumphant performances from Pacino and Penn.


#16

Gomorrah?


#17

Scarface is number 1

“FUNNY HOW?!?!”