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List your favorite gangster films or films you think are really good, or that you heard is real good, or think we may not have seen it.

My favorites are the obvious: godfather 1 & 2, carlito's way, scarface, etc.

HK triad films: One night in mongkok, jianghu, election, election 2, breaking news, infernal affairs 2, lee rock, lee rock II,

Korean gangster: Dirty Carnival, running wild, a bittersweet life, friend, city of hope, gangster high, little brother, the big boss (aka boss x file), art of fighting, the big swindle, city of violence, beat,

Yakuza: Sonatine, Brother, fireworks, violent cop,

and many many more, but add in your two cents....

especially tells us about a dope film you've seen but think maybe not too many other's have seen it.
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yella_fella wrote:

List your favorite gangster films or films you think are really good, or that you heard is real good, or think we may not have seen it.

My favorites are the obvious: godfather 1 & 2, carlito's way, scarface, etc.

HK triad films: One night in mongkok, jianghu, election, election 2, breaking news, infernal affairs 2, lee rock, lee rock II,

Korean gangster: Dirty Carnival, running wild, a bittersweet life, friend, city of hope, gangster high, little brother, the big boss (aka boss x file), art of fighting, the big swindle, city of violence, beat,

Yakuza: Sonatine, Brother, fireworks, violent cop,

and many many more, but add in your two cents....

especially tells us about a dope film you've seen but think maybe not too many other's have seen it.


good looking out man, gave me some good movies to watch..I think you've covered any and all gangster movies worth watching. My faves are;

brother, friend aka chingu, the young and dangerous series...so many to name.
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crowz zero and this one
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Gangster high isn't so much about gangsters in the strict sense, like Dirty Carnival, in GH it's just a bunch of kids, though they are in gangs, I don't consider them gangsters.
But I do agree on Infernal Affairs, though I've watched only the first, and it definitely has gangsters.
As for yakuza... If I'd have to guess, then I'd say that there are more yakuza movies than k-mafia and c/hk-mafia out there (well, maybe not; does seem to be a recurring theme in c/hk-cinema as well)
Crows Zero? Was that about yakuza? Was it? Can't even remember. A little, but it was mostly Gangster High, but less vengeful.
There's always My Boss My Hero (1 & 2), and the JDrama, if it counts here.
My Wife is a Gangster, I guess, though I've never watched, I'll assume it's about gangsters, right?
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