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The Godfather of all Mafia movies is, well, "The Godfather".

The best, IMHO, is "Goodfellas".

Next up is "The Godfather, Part II"

Third up, "Casino".

Honorable mention, "The Departed"

I'm really looking forward to "The Irishman".
 
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I watched some of Goodfellas (and Big) being filmed so I feel connected in a way...lol

No nod to the Sopranos??
The movies tended to glamourize the goombas. Some of the guys that wanted to be made were real shitbags. You tended to not be advesarial...even if you were the toughest guy around. Seen a guy get a bbq'd face for banging a guys daughter. He dead now but hey...life goes on.
 
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I'm not even sure what 'Mafia' means anymore in today's world, sounds very legacy

If Mafia refers to an organized crime syndicate or family, then the gangs operating in cyber space practicing identity theft and extortion through ransomeware is the new norm

Running around threatening shopkeepers with protection money, operating money laundering and drug retail person to person just doesn't scale. Any mobster worth his salt has migrated to cyberspace a long time ago
 
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Just watched the Highwaymen the other day on Neftlix.....not really Mafia but it was a really good flick based on Bonnie and Clyde and how they were taken down.

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In vegas I learned that the current long term mayor is married to the previous long term mayor who was an attorney for the mob in his previous life.
 
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Our tour guide showed us the (long abandoned) windowless restaurants the mob went to, to avoid getting shot. I've been to Vegas a few times now but first time I took the tour bus.

There is an unfinished building that looks finished from a distance because they paid a million dollars per tarp to cover the construction, which makes it look like a mini Venetian.

A million dollars per tarp!
 
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There are some good 'smaller' ones like 'Miller's Crossing' that are well worth a watch.
 
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Bugsy Siegel built the Flamingo in the late '40s and embezzled a fuck ton of Mob money doing it. When Luciano called in the debt Bugsy supposedly told him to fuck off. He was shot through the head while in his girlfriend's living room shortly after. The Flamingo went on to launch Vegas on it's way.
 
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There are some good 'smaller' ones like 'Miller's Crossing' that are well worth a watch.
That's one of my favorites.

I'm sure I've seen every decent gangster/mobster/mafia movie.
Their influence trended south to Florida, just in a different style than what the movies would have you believe.

Mafia is much more low-key than drug gangs these days.
Mafia is probably smarter and grow their money.
Drug gangs not as smart and money goes from one dead druglord to the next.
 
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are you kidding?? Cartels are some of the most organized enterprises that are multi faceted & dont need a "head" per se.
Moreso than ANY whoop mob...lol
 
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I remember riding thru Vegas on a family vacation in the early 60's, it was a short drive down the main street, and that was it.
 
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Peaky Blinders on Netflix. Good show and English to boot, so you should have no problem understanding the dialogue.

Gangster #1 another English Mafia movie
 
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Great flick! So many great lines from that movie.

“Why you need a nice suit Charlie, you ain’t got no job to wear it to anyway?”

“Dey took my tumb Charlie!”

“Didn’t they give you anything at the hospital?” “Yeah, I took da whole bottle... they didn’t fucking work!”
 
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That was back when everyone thought Eric Roberts was going to be a "superstar" :lol:
 
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Mickey Rourke as well- he was also great in 'Barfly'.
 

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At close range has some good imitations of organized crime in a family setting.

Probably the last time Sean Penn played a good part in a movie too.
Christopher Walken was his typical self.
 
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