Gangster cinema will be the subject of this list, with nominations for ten fantastic subgenre films. All the works cited below explain the most common aspects of the theme in the seventh art, with rustic stories and that never grant any concession to the spectator in coldness when telling the most rotten side of this social arc. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)We will enter the life of Henry Hill, taking his peculiar childhood, his initiation into the local mafia, his turn to success and, consequently, his decline. Intense and dynamic in each attack, the film uses its more than two hours of duration to tanger some of the main elements of a masterpiece. One of the main films in the careers of Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and, of course, Joe Pesci.
9º – Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983)A Cuban immigrant finds his way to social ascension in the life of crime in a pulsating Miami of the 1980s. In this masterpiece by Brian De Palma, we find an impeccable film and one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema. Al Pacino gives the spectator a superb performance during the 170 minutes of the film’s duration, never losing its intensity even for a minute.
8º – Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995)The film investigates the lives of two friends, a casino manager and the other member of the mafia, showing all the destructive compendium that comprises the journey of both in the world. Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, ‘Casino’ is untouchable, using its 178 minutes of duration to dismember every nuance about the life of its characters.
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