Meine zehn liebsten Gangsterfilme

29. November 2014 at 16:00

 

 

Anlässlich der jüngsten Neuerwerbung in meiner Sammlung, dem 251 minütigen Extended Cut von Es war einmal in Amerika, gibt es heute meine zehn liebsten Gangsterfilme. Der Film Heat hat es mir etwas schwer gemacht, ist er doch zu gleichen Teilen Gangsterfilm und Copthriller und dadurch etwas schwierig zu klassifizieren, weshalb in absehbarer Zeit eine eben solche Liste mit Copthrillern folgen wird.

 

 

 

10.

Miller's Crossing (1990)
Miller's Crossing poster Rating: 7.9/10 (90,591 votes)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 05 Oct 1990
Plot: Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

 

 

 

9.

State of Grace (1990)
State of Grace poster Rating: 7.3/10 (13,766 votes)
Director: Phil Joanou
Writer: Dennis McIntyre
Stars: Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright
Runtime: 134 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 14 Sep 1990
Plot: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry...

 

 

 

8.

Eastern Promises (2007)
Eastern Promises poster Rating: 7.7/10 (168,401 votes)
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Steven Knight (screenplay)
Stars: Josef Altin, Mina E. Mina, Aleksandar Mikic, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 21 Sep 2007
Plot: A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

 

 

 

7.

Scarface (1983)
Scarface poster Rating: 8.3/10 (420,905 votes)
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oliver Stone (screenplay)
Stars: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Runtime: 170 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 09 Dec 1983
Plot: In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.

 

 

 

6.

Casino (1995)
Casino poster Rating: 8.2/10 (261,098 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi (book), Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay), Martin Scorsese (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods
Runtime: 178 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Released: 22 Nov 1995
Plot: Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

 

 

 

5.

Carlito's Way (1993)
Carlito's Way poster Rating: 7.9/10 (142,639 votes)
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Edwin Torres (novels), David Koepp (screenplay)
Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo
Runtime: 144 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 12 Nov 1993
Plot: A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.

 

 

 

4.

Heat (1995)
Heat poster Rating: 8.3/10 (348,757 votes)
Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Michael Mann
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
Runtime: 170 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 15 Dec 1995
Plot: A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

 

 

 

3.

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part II poster Rating: 9.1/10 (608,175 votes)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay), Mario Puzo (screenplay), Mario Puzo (based on the novel "The Godfather" by)
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro
Runtime: 200 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 20 Dec 1974
Plot: The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

 

 

 

2.

Goodfellas (1990)
Goodfellas poster Rating: 8.7/10 (563,121 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi (book), Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay), Martin Scorsese (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco
Runtime: 146 min
Rated: R
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Released: 21 Sep 1990
Plot: Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

 

 

 

1.

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Once Upon a Time in America poster Rating: 8.4/10 (172,634 votes)
Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Harry Grey (novel), Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Stuart Kaminsky (additional dialogue)
Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci
Runtime: 229 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 28 Sep 1984
Plot: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

 

 

 

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