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Action/Crime Movies

Can anyone suggest any good action/crime drama movies that are anything like the following…

Godfather Trilogy
Goodfellas
Casino
Knockaround Guys
Donnie Brasco
Carlito’s Way
Scarface

Try Lucky number Sleven or The history of Violence.

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

Get Carter (the original with Michael Caine)

[quote]GhostNtheSystem wrote:
Can anyone suggest any good action/crime drama movies that are anything like the following…

Godfather Trilogy
Goodfellas
Casino
Knockaround Guys
Donnie Brasco
Carlito’s Way
Scarface
[/quote]

I find the inclusion of ‘Knockaround Guys’ in your list disturbing. Carlito’s way is borderline, at best.

That said, check out ‘Mean Streets’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in America’.

LA Confidential

Heat

Best gunfight scene of all time.

Johnny Dangerously

One of my favorite genre’s. Good one’s are hard to come by, but here are some that I like.

  1. Road to Perdition
  2. Sneakers
  3. Spy Game
  4. Oceans’ 11
  5. Oceans’ 12
  6. Thomas Crown Affair
  7. Boondock Saints
  8. Snatch
  9. 3000 Miles to Graceland
  10. Usual Suspects
  11. Both “Borne” movies
  12. Traffic
  13. Memento
  14. Mulholland Falls
  15. Blow
  16. Collateral

[quote]GhostNtheSystem wrote:
Can anyone suggest any good action/crime drama movies that are anything like the following…

Godfather Trilogy
Goodfellas
Casino
Knockaround Guys
Donnie Brasco
Carlito’s Way
Scarface
[/quote]

You might want to check out japanese director Takeshi Kitano (Brother, Hana-Bi, Violent Cop etc).
Great stuff.

True Romance. In my opinion the greatest movie ever made.

The Usual Suspects
The Departed
Things to do in Denver when you’re dead

i think they’re in the same ballpark

“Heat” is the best shoot em up of all time. If you have surround sound crank it up! Plus you got DeNiro and Pacino.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Johnny Dangerously[/quote]

You fargin’ icehole!

Bad Lieutenant
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
Taxi Driver
To Live and Die In LA

[quote]BradTGIF wrote:
One of my favorite genre’s. Good one’s are hard to come by, but here are some that I like.

  1. Road to Perdition
  2. Sneakers
  3. Spy Game
  4. Oceans’ 11
  5. Oceans’ 12
  6. Thomas Crown Affair
  7. Boondock Saints
  8. Snatch
  9. 3000 Miles to Graceland
  10. Usual Suspects
  11. Both “Borne” movies
  12. Traffic
  13. Memento
  14. Mulholland Falls
  15. Blow
  16. Collateral

[/quote]

Excellent List!!!
Some of my favorites!!