I love all of the movies mentioned in this thread pretty much, but then I tend to find gangsta movies pretty fascinating even if just done relatively well.
Godfather is a rare master piece though. It's just a timeless, stylish cinematic piece of work that's not in a rush to do one thing to the next, flows well, and is oozing with substance.
Even if you're less entertained by a certain movie, sometimes you just get a special feeling your witnessing something pretty unique that will be highly regarded for years to come. There's good reason so many journalists, members of the public, reviewers, websites, rank sites etc. have Godfather always high, often first. It's because, it's an unaffected, standalone iconic masterpiece.
Only number 2 comes close, Goodfella's and Casino whilst great, simply not in the same breath of achieving the same style, grit, authenticity.
Last edited by Kris Silver; 02-06-2013 at 05:56 PM.