Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gangster Movies

I'm a little late with this.

AFI lists their top ten gangster movies as

The Godfather
The Godfather, Part II
White Heat
Bonnie and Clyde
Scarface: The Shame of a Nation
Pulp Fiction
The Public Enemy
Little Caesar

I'd have to take The Godfather, Part II off the list and put My Blue Heaven. It's a gangster comedy, but I liked it a lot.

Also, how can the leave a Coen Brother's gangster movie off a top ten list? Miller's Crossing has to be on the list. I don't think I've ever seen White Heat, a Cagney movie from 1949. So take it off the list to make room for Miller's Crossing.

Also, there's a couple of Martin Scorsese films that belong on a top ten list -- The Departed and Casino.

Again, since I havn't seen them, take off Scarface: The Shame of a Nation, a 1932 film directed by Howard Hawks, and The Public Enemy, a Cagney movie from 1931, to make room.

Although more of a caper movie than a gangster movie, Reservior Dogs belongs on the list also. So take off the last one on the original list that I havn't seen, Little Ceasar.

Scarface I've seen. And I didn't like it. So take it off the list. Add Analyze This to round out the revised top ten.

That makes my top ten list

The Godfather
Bonnie and Clyde
Pulp Fiction
My Blue Heaven
Miller's Crossing
The Departed
Reservior Dogs
Analyze This


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