The Mafia Gangster Movie Genre
Last week while on Twitter, somebody tweeted they were watching Donnie Brasco for the first time. We briefly tweeted back and forth about how amazing that movie is and realized just how great mafia movies are. Today we would like to mention some of our favourite movies of that genre.
1. The Godfather is considered to be the best mafia/mobster/gangster movie ever made. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, & Robert Duvall are just a handful of the spectacular cast in this movie. With a running time of 175 minutes, (five minutes short of three hours!), The Godfather is simply a masterpiece. Marlon Brando plays Victor Corleone who is the “don” of the Corleone family. Al Pacino plays Michael Corleone, Victor’s son who then takes over for the family after Victor passes away. The Godfather showed everyone how the mafia operates from the gangsters perspective. Critics love this movie and consider it to be the best of its genre and to some, the best movie ever made. There were two sequels, The Godfather: Part 2 & The Godfather Part 3 all which follow the family as it changes leaders and all the trials and tribulations of the mafia lifestyle. All three movies are a must see.