Time Out (Chicago) lists it's Top 50 favourite gangster movies

March 15 2015

The film guys at Time Out have put their collective heads together and come up with a list which represents what they believe to be the Top 50 gangster and crime flicks ever made. Looking down the list it's clear some pretty bold choices were made by someone. Stanley Kubrick's ‘The Killing' for example is ranked at No.2 on the list and only 1 place above the film it hugely influenced 'Reservoir Dogs'. While The Killing is a damn fine movie, is it finer than The Godfather Part 2 or Goodfellas? Each to their own and that’s why this list is so cool; Dave Calhoun, Cath Clarke, David Ehrlich, Tom Huddleston and Joshua Rothkopf have not been afraid to be different.

 

How about Sexy Beast with Ray Winston and Sir Ben Kingsley in the top 10? Again terrific film, but even in terms of just British gangster flicks, is it better than The Long Good Friday, Snatch or Get Carter?

 

Check out the full list below and let us know if you agree with their choices or if you’re left wondering where The Public Enemy (1931), White Heat (1949) or Carlito’s Way (1993) and other notable greats are. Read the full piece here http://www.timeout.com/chicago/movies/the-50-best-gangster-movies-of-all-time

 

1        The Godfather (1972)

2        The Killing (1956)

3        Reservoir Dogs (1992)

4        Goodfellas (1990)

5        Mean Streets (1973)

6        Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

7        The Godfather Part II (1974)

8        Miller’s Crossing (1990)

9        Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

10      Sexy Beast (2000)

11      Branded to Kill (1967)

12      Pulp Fiction (1994)

13      Gomorrah (2008)

14      Eastern Promises (2007)

15      Night and the City (1950)

16      Rififi (1955)

17      Le Doulos (1962)

18      A History of Violence (2005)

19      The Long Good Friday (1980)

20      Pale Flower (1964)

21      The Untouchables (1987)

22      The Sting (1973)

23      Breathless (1960)

24      Boyz n the Hood (1991)

25      On the Waterfront (1954)

26      Performance (1970)

27      The Departed (2006)

28      The Warriors (1979)

29      Scarface (1983)

30      Scarface (1932)

31      Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

32      The French Connection (1971)

33      City of God (2002)

34      King of New York (1990)

35      The American Friend (1977)

36      No Country for Old Men (2007)

37      Touch of Evil (1958)

38      Casino (1995)

39      Gun Crazy (1950)

40      Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

41      Kids Return (1996)

42      Léon: The Professional (1994)

43      A Better Tomorrow (1986)

44      Get Carter (1971)

45      The League of Gentlemen (1960)

46      Fargo (1996)

47      The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

48      Bottle Rocket (1996)

49      Brighton Rock (1947)

50      In Bruges (2008)

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