This is an overview of the best gangster films of all time on DVD. List includes old classics to recent crime mafia films. A top 6 of gangster films that have not only left their mark on the crime genre, but also world cinema have changed for good. In addition to British and American gangster films, also an emphasis on French, Japanese and South American top films. We also discuss a number of good gangster / mafia series.
It remains one of the most ambiguous genres. Good gangster movies you understand how horrible and terrifying the psyche of criminals working, while simultaneously its romanticism know by Scheming. The best gangster and mafia films of all time bring you into conflict. You can buy DVDs of these movies from Amazon or you can use free movie downloads websites available online. The others, most of the films produced, make a desperate attempt to imitate this. Here’s a top 6 crime cult classics that transcended the gangster genre and are counted among the best films of world cinema.
THE GODFATHER PART 1 & 2 – CULT CLASSIC THAT IS UNEQUALED
This is a story about the Italian mafia empire of the Corleone family. After silent films and old classics from the 30s and 40s Hollywood, as the first spoken gangster movie ‘Little Caesar’ The Godfather series has been groundbreaking. All later mannerisms in movies (and in normal life) are based on this film. They remain very calm and respectful and meanwhile transfer a quiet but terrifying sense of power, is what every man would want to be. The story is based on the book by Mario Puzo about the infamous Cosa Nostra.
American director Francis Ford Coppola (father of the now popular Sofia Coppola) in the 70 to share second Oscar for best director pocketed. Part 1 and 2 together accounted for less than 9 Oscars. The less popular part 3 has received seven nominations but no prices have won. The film has a large number of names immortalized; the list is headed by Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.
The first parts are the number two and three on IMDb’s top 250.
GOODFELLAS – THE HARD AND BLOODY REALITY OF THE GANGSTER SHELF
After the strong romanticism of The Godfather Martin Scorsese’s,Goodfellas offers a strong counterweight. This work examines the appeal of being a gangster, but there is also the harsh reality of facing. The life of a gangster is not about roses. And you know Henry Hill, who this true story is based, only too well.
After being arrested, he broke the sacred Omerta code and rat on his Mafia pals. A shock went through the world of the Mafia. Crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi’s put his story in the book “Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family. When Martin Scorsese came to see the book, he wanted it straight away. The Oscar-winning hit with Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta and (legendary in this film) Joe Pesci was the result.
MILLER’S CROSSING – IRISH MAFIA FILM BY THE COEN BROTHERS
For the Italian Mafiosi there were Irish gangsters who handed out the sheets in the young America. Like the Italians after them, they were immigrants who had to win their place in society. Miller’s Crossing offers the best portrait of this generation. It is directed by the renowned director and production duo Joel and Ethan Coen. These guys have created in the last 20 years, a top film for each genre. This is one of the less famous earlier works of the hyper-talented brothers. As in all Coen movies is Miller’s crossing rich in colorful characters? This was one of the most downloaded movie of all time from websites that provides full movies download services over the Internet. You can buy or rent this movie’s DVD Online using Amazon.
RESERVOIR DOGS – QUENTIN TARANTINO’S VIOLENT MODERN CLASSIC
Quentin Tarantino has one after another cult film to his name. Reservoir Dogs belongs without doubt in the top third Quentin Tarantino films. Many people would still put for Pulp Fiction Reservoir Dogs, but in my opinion this film is much more a gangster edge. In Reservoir Dogs is a carefully planned raid on the wrong head. The men who address each other by Mr. White, Mr. Pink etc. do not know each other but do know that has a clicked of them. Gory, macabre tableaux are due. One of the actors will recognize you as Nucky Thompson on the HBO gangster series ‘Boardwalk Empire’.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
This is one of the best gangster films of all time. Coincidentally, one of the first feature films I have seen as a child and that’s always stayed with me. This 229-minute film is Master Sergio Leone, famous Spaghetti Westerns like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The film has never won an Oscar because it was decided the film as two hour movie to run in cinemas. Only later on DVD has received his commercial success.
The film is about a Jewish gangster (again Robert DeNiro), which 30 years later, looking back on his life during Prohibition in New York.
CITY OF GOD – BRAZILIAN GANGSTER FILM
Or City of God Cidade de Deus is a South American blockbuster. It’s about two boys growing up in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of the Brazilian capital Rio de Janeiro. However, they are a completely different path, is a photographer and the other a drug dealer. This Portuguese film was nominated for four Oscars and is on the 20th place on IMDB. It is equivalent to the highest ranked South American film.