Gangster & Mob films

Continuing the discussion from What Movies Are You Watching (2019):

The Irishman.

Pachino as Hoffa doesn’t work for me.

I thought Al was the best thing in it. The problem with it is the entire movie is just people being bumped off. They even put subtitles over every bit player what got bumped off. And you know the whole movie is just leading up to final bump off.

It’s the same plot arc as every other mob movie.

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Eeehhhh. But Al is 100% Italian and Hoffa was German/Irish. I think DeNiro should have been Hoffa. But that’s just me. I’m still watching it as of this post. LOL

But Bobby’s Italian too…shudda got Gabriel Byrne.

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Been circling that movie for a while now. Every time I’m about to watch it I end up not watching it. Something about it makes it difficult to get excited over.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is fairly pretentious but not bad.


I own ‘Heat’ and still haven’t seen it. As far as Pacino/De Niro collaborations go, I’ll probably dive into that before I check out ‘Irishman.’ It’s one of those movies you know is good, but it just doesn’t feel very engaging on the surface. I’m sure once I see it I’ll like it.

A lot of great films are pretentious. I’d categorize most of Kubrick’s filmography as “great, but pretentious.” In fact, it might be hard to achieve greatness without at least a hint of pretentiousness. :stuck_out_tongue:

It’s a really fun movie. Pop it in…you won’t regret it.


You have to be joking… you haven’t seen the movie Heat?! Haha :rofl:

What a f ing dick I am

No, I saw parts of it when I was a kid, but I was too young for it. I know it’s one of those movies like ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Godfather’ everyone must watch. I plan to do so soon.

There’s a couple big films I haven’t seen, like ‘Raging Bull’ for example. I’ll get around to it.

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I couldn’t get though Raging Bull. Heat is just brilliant it is cinema at its finest

The Irishman was just released on Netflix on 11/27. So…:thinking:

As for The Last Black Man in SF… Saw the trailer was excited but co worker said pass. Is it on Netflix?


Heat is really good.

Every Scorese film is good. It’s a matter of taste that you put in order. It alsio depends on who edited his films. His best ones were done by thelma schoonmaker

  1. Goodfellas. Hands down IMO the best of his works
  2. Taxi Driver
  3. Casino
    4)Raging Bull
    5)Mean Streets
  4. Cape Fear
  5. The Departed
    8)The Wolf Of Wall Street
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Pacino played a convincing Cuban in ‘Scarface’, so there’s that. He’s pretty versatile.

De Niro played an Irish guy in ‘Good Fellas.’

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Didn’t Jack Nicholson play Hoffa before? I think middle-aged Ralph Macchio looks a little like Hoffa.

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Ohhh Nicholson would have been good in this! Talk about all star casting.

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I also liked The Age of Innocence, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Color of Money, The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun a lot. The only one of his films I couldn’t really get into was Hugo.

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You know a really underrated gangster film? Day of Atonement. Israeli gangsters in Florida. It’s kinda cheesy but Christopher Walken is awesome in it.

I may be getting my movies from another, less reputable source. I actually do have Netflix, but I don’t use it that much.

And while this subject is on the table what about Gangster Squad? That movie’s great.

I’m with @Namahottie on this one. By far my favorite gangster movie (probably followed by Casino). I think the Godfather films are a bit overrated (although I’ll always love Coppola for Apocalypse Now).


Name a movie he isn’t awesome in.

God, Seven Pychopaths, how good is he in that?