Quick, recommend me a movie.

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  1. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Friend of Leo's

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    While a lot of people my age tonight are either out having fun on Friday with friends or at least home with their wife, once again I'm sitting alone....insert pedal Steele swell right here....

    So I need a movie recommendation from the trusty crew. I had read before that Once Upon A Time In America was as good as The Godfather (1&2) so I started it last night got 2 hours into it and while I may finish it another time it is not as good as TGF1&2.

    It doesn't have to be a mafia movie but I am leaning that way.

    God, I should be out playing music....insert another pedal Steele swell....
     
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    could be worse... I am at an airport at 4.30 AM and hungover... The life on the road.


    Casino
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112641/


    The French Connection.. great slow burn movie

    Usual Suspects.

    Reservoir Dogs

    21 is good too - about card counting gang in Vegas
     
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    The Big Lebowski has it all, and is always a solid recommendation.
     
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    Not knowing what you have watched makes recommendations difficult, but how about ........
    Pulp Fiction
    Sin City
    V for Vendetta
    American Psycho
    Ghost in the Shell (anime version)

    While not mafia movies (although Pulp Fiction comes close), these should all be on your must-see list (if you haven't yet seen them).
     
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    An early Kevin Costner/Judd Nelson film called “Fandango” is highly entertaining and has a great early 70’s soundtrack.

    not a mob film, though.
     
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    Casino!
     
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    comedy gangster flick...johnny dangerously

    old school film...scarface...starred paul muni

    cant beat a cagney gangster film...the public enemy
     
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    The Irishman
     
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    Empire of the Rising Sun, Out of Africa
     
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    No!!!
     
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    The Outsiders
    Almost Famous
    Dazed and Confused
    American Graffiti
    Shaun of the Dead
    Gangs of New York
     
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    ^ not mafia but some of my faves I never get tired of.
     
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    A Bronx Tale - since Casino's been recommended already.

     
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    Snatch
    The Princess Bride
    Fargo
    Predator
    Alien
    The Departed
    Saving Private Ryan
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    Little Big Man

    Will make ya feel as if you got outside, bigtime, with a Huck Finn as he bounces between...well, I won't spoil the plot.

    Or if you want an urban tale, Marathon Man. You'll feel the Big Apple's big squeeze bigtime.

    If you want to trade the pedal steel swell for good laughs, Raising Arizona.

    If you want to hop the pond to the land where English isn't spoken because it's sung, Waking Ned Devine.
     
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    Furthest from a mob movie, allow me to recommend, The Sheltering Sky.

    It never made it big, but it's a movie about how fleeting and precious life is, and how easily it can be lost.

    It takes place in Algeria a year or two after World War 2 ends. A wealthy New York couple and a friend (love triangle) go on a what they think will be a long vacation, but it doesn't turn out that way.
    It develops very slowly; it's a Bernardo Bertolucci movie. I love his stuff.
    Explosions? No.
    But, you can easily put yourself in one of the character's roles, depending on your personality.
    Best/ most realistic dying scene you will ever see. The things said are so real.
    John Malkovich,
    Deborah Winger.
    Acting doesn't get any better.
    Not a soap opera, but a window into real life.
    A good movie to watch during a storm/blizzard.

    Mike ;)
     
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    "That's, like, your [you know the rest!]."
     
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    I have been exhaustively rewatching “The Gauntlet.” Some of it seems like kind of a departure from “contemporary police procedure” and “natural sounding dialog,” and Sondra Locke gets crazy-face too much to be believable. But there’s some nice camera shots, I love the more washed-out color compared to super color saturated modern stuff, and the knucklehead chop and Westland Gazelle helicopter are cool. I guess I get off on the aesthetic aspects.

    “Now, can you handle that, or do I need to write it in Braille and stick it up your...”

    —Commissioner Blakelock


    Speaking of Braille and washed out color...how about “The Book of Eli?”

    Or Mr. Majestyk. With Al Lettieri doing the crazy-face, and a stock late 60s F-250 getting thrashed hard and not breaking.
     
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