Wednesday, May 20, 2009


1. Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas
2. Fernando Meirelles' City of God
3. Martin Scorsese's Casino
4. Jonathan Glazer's Sexy Beast
5. Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983)
6. Joel and Ethan Coen's Millers Crossing
7. Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition
8. Brian De Palma's The Untouchables
9. Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part 2
10. Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America


Joel said...

Haven't seen any of the others (Godfather, yes, but not the other two as of yet...don't shoot me), but I don't think GoodFellas can be touched. Joe Pesci gave one of cinema's great, towering, monumental performances in that film. I would point out his "greatest moment," but how the hell can I? :P

Joel said...

Oh, but I have seen a large section of Leone's film. Didn't see that on first glance, sorry.

Brilliant section, still need to see the whole thing. The score is legend, just from what I saw.

Lemmy Caution said...

Damn....that's a hard to argue with list. Love all of them. The only one I'm not really fond of is Road to Perdition. A little slow moving and ponderous.

But the rest is GOLD. Big points for including Sexy Beast, which I find allot of folks haven't heard of, let alone seen.

The only title I can think of that's missing is Donnie Brasco! Two great performances and a well done true life story.

Actionman said...

Lemmy -- It's funny you mention Brasco because that one just SLIGHTLY missed my top 10. I loved that film...these lists are so f'ing hard to make. I have seen Sexy Beast about 6,389 times and it never stops being amazing.

And Joel, not only is Goodfellas my favorite gangster movie of all time, it's my #1 film of all time.

Biff said...

You're forgetting Carlito's Way, my friend. One of the most underrated movies of all time.

Actionman said...

Not forgetting it at all, Biff. Carlito's Way is 4 star cinema for sure...but I just like 10 others a bit better. De Palma gets his due on my list, though.