Mafia movies are awesome isn’t it? We all know about the legendary movie ‘The Godfather’ and the kind of impact that the movie has left on the world. Such a wonderful movie, right? Today, let us talk about Mafia movies. In case you are interested in such flicks, today’s article is just for you, and you are not going to regret this list. Okay so check this list of greatest Mafia movies of all time only on Wheebuzz.
Goodfellas is a 1990 mafia masterpiece that is still one of the best movies in general as well. Yes, the IMDb rating of 8.7 is enough proof of it. The movie is about three friends who grow from petty new York city criminals to the greatest gangsters of the country. Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci are in the lead roles. With an epic rollercoaster journey, this movie thrills you with acting, story and the direction.
Once upon a time in America (1984)
This 1984 flick is almost a four hour movie, and it is best viewed with one go, on a Sunday afternoon. Despite being of this much time, nowhere and never you will think that this is a long movie. Here again we have Robert De Niro in lead role with James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern and Jennifer Connelly. The story of the movie makes it one of the best Mafia movies of all time.
The Godfather trilogy (1972-1990)
This is probably the first movie that comes to your mind when you hear words like mafia or gangster. The Godfather trilogy is one of the highest rated IMDb movies, one of the best Mafia movies, and one of the Greatest movies (in general) of all time. The trilogy is packed with some of the greatest stars of Hollywood film industry such as Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Diane Keaton and other. The mafia head family drama has successfully earned the trilogy one of the most successful movies of all time badge.
Casino is a great movie, a completely worth-watching. Like, you would not regret time being spent there. Again, Robert De Niro charms you with his style and acting in the movie, Martin Scorsese, again directed an epic flick, but the story is a bit different which will leave you no second to take your eyes off the movie. Frankly speaking, Casinos is one of the best movies of 1990s.
Eastern Promises (2007)
Comparatively a newer movie in the list that may boggle you down with an incredible story and cast. Eastern Promises is a Russian crime drama which caters you both thrill and drama-suspense. Viggo Mortensen played Nikolai, and Naomi Watts played Anna, these two are the most central characters in the movie.
Al Pacino’s role in this inspired a lot many movies later on. He played the character of Tony who rises to success in gangster world. With great success comes great ego for Tony and that’s when the empire he established comes in danger. With 8.3 rating on IMDb, the movie is one of the best in Mafia list, and one of the top-rated movies in general. Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio also had fantastic acting.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
One of the reasons 1980 was good for movie-lovers was this movie. Yes, that is right. The Long Good Friday is a London based gangster movie who is into a lot of things, like gangster are. Bob Hoskins played an everlasting role in the movie and made ‘The Long Good Friday’ one of the best gangster movies of all time.