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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011, 07:02:29 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2011, 02:00:23 PM »


Iuess I should throw in some honorable mentions:

* BULLITT
* SHAFT
* TAXI DRIVER



Lotsa films involve crime-ie:murder is a crime. But when I think of "crime" films,I think of gangsters or heists or professional killers. While what Travis does in TAXI DRIVER is a crime- and Sport as a pimp too-I think of it more as a psychological study.Along the same lines as PSYCHO.
But that's just my opinion.

True . . . but the whole atmosphere of TAXI DRIVER is prostitution, pimps, drugs, and general street sleaze and Bickle's obsession with cleaning it up.  But your point is well taken and maybe that's why I only gave it an honorable mention.  Overall, it's a better movie than some of the others I mentioned, but maybe not a better crime movie.

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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2011, 04:30:12 PM »


Iuess I should throw in some honorable mentions:

* BULLITT
* SHAFT
* TAXI DRIVER



Lotsa films involve crime-ie:murder is a crime. But when I think of "crime" films,I think of gangsters or heists or professional killers. While what Travis does in TAXI DRIVER is a crime- and Sport as a pimp too-I think of it more as a psychological study.Along the same lines as PSYCHO.
But that's just my opinion.

True . . . but the whole atmosphere of TAXI DRIVER is prostitution, pimps, drugs, and general street sleaze and Bickle's obsession with cleaning it up.  But your point is well taken and maybe that's why I only gave it an honorable mention.  Overall, it's a better movie than some of the others I mentioned, but maybe not a better crime movie.


TAXI DRIVER is one of the best movies made of any genre-ever.
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2011, 12:27:51 PM »

The Godfather Part 2 (1974)
The Godfather (1972)
Goodfellas (1990)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
City of God (2002)

honorable mention:

Oceanís Eleven (2001)
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2011, 07:44:48 PM »

Most of these weren't mentioned... I like the oldies:

ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (mentioned by Burgomaster)
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HIGH SIERRA
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THE PETRIFIED FOREST
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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2011, 08:39:01 PM »

They might not be the best of all time but I do think these are my favourites...

1. Kansas City Confidential
2. The Killing (1956)
3. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
4. Night and the City (1950)
5. Detour (1945)

Honorable Mentions:

Shadow of a Doubt
Paths of Glory
The Maltese Falcon
Angels With Dirty Faces
Rope
Coffy
Quicksand
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2011, 08:52:29 PM »

The Maltese Falcon
Strangers on a Train
Brick
Shadow of a Doubt
To Kill a Mocking Bird
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011, 08:42:25 AM »

Goodfellas
The Godfather
Out of the Past
Asphalt Jungle
Thief


Honorable Mentions: The Killing, Great Train Robbery, Grifters, Ocean's Eleven, Heat, Dog Day Afternoon, Quick Change and The Sting
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2011, 12:26:30 PM »

The Maltese Falcon


One of my favorite movies.  For whatever reason I don't consider it a "crime" film, though I can see how you would put it in that category.   I was thinking mostly of gangster/heist type movies; if I included film noir and murder mysteries I might come up with a whole new list.
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2011, 04:15:33 PM »


Iuess I should throw in some honorable mentions:

* BULLITT
* SHAFT
* TAXI DRIVER



Lotsa films involve crime-ie:murder is a crime. But when I think of "crime" films,I think of gangsters or heists or professional killers. While what Travis does in TAXI DRIVER is a crime- and Sport as a pimp too-I think of it more as a psychological study.Along the same lines as PSYCHO.
But that's just my opinion.

True . . . but the whole atmosphere of TAXI DRIVER is prostitution, pimps, drugs, and general street sleaze and Bickle's obsession with cleaning it up.  But your point is well taken and maybe that's why I only gave it an honorable mention.  Overall, it's a better movie than some of the others I mentioned, but maybe not a better crime movie.


TAXI DRIVER is one of the best movies made of any genre-ever.

It's in my top 10 of all time . . . find a "Top 10 of All Time" discussion in here and you'll see it on my list!

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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2011, 04:30:42 PM »

The Maltese Falcon


One of my favorite movies.  For whatever reason I don't consider it a "crime" film, though I can see how you would put it in that category.   I was thinking mostly of gangster/heist type movies; if I included film noir and murder mysteries I might come up with a whole new list.
I consider Film Noir a type of Crime movie.
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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2011, 08:26:20 PM »

The Maltese Falcon


One of my favorite movies.  For whatever reason I don't consider it a "crime" film, though I can see how you would put it in that category.   I was thinking mostly of gangster/heist type movies; if I included film noir and murder mysteries I might come up with a whole new list.
I consider Film Noir a type of Crime movie.

It is.  Smile  A very specific type.
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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2011, 06:01:52 AM »


5- Reservoir Dogs (I honestly didn't expect to see this one show up on the list this much, I thought I'd get laughed into next week for this one... not that Black Caesar won't likely garner a few chuckes too, especially with how high it is on my list)
4- Goodfellas
3- Bonnie & Clyde
2- Black Caesar (my favorite blaxploitation movie, and my second favorite crime flick in general... Fred Williamson's best picture if ya ask me)
1- Once Upon A Time In America (to me it's unparalleled, Godfather can suck my schwag... Once Upon A Time In America is an
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