Goodfellas : Best mob movie. Better than the Godfather

Best mob movie. Better than the Godfather

Greatest mob movie.
Watched it again a few weeks ago, holds up well.
Much better and far more exciting than the Godfather

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The Godfather 1 & 2, Goodfellas, and Once Upon a Time in America are all essentially perfect crime films.

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Gotti with Armad Assante is better than both.

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LOL that's basically a TV movie.

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It was a TV movie, HBO. But what does that matter? Armad Assante gave the best performance in a mob movie I've ever seen.

Better than Pacino or Deniro or Marlon Brando. Those guys are all great but Assante was unbelievable in his role.

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I agree, far better. Godfather is a snoozefest. Only thing it has imo are some great quotes. But I've also always been a big Scorsese fan and never a Coppola fan.

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IMO:

1) Goodfellas
2) Godfather
3) Casino
4) Godfather 2

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Holy *beep* I completely agree with this list! I don't know why, but Casino is criminally underrated.

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Goodfellas portrayed mobsters as the sociopaths they really are. The Godfather never did that

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I have always thought of the Godfather as the idealized view from the top. The big shots act and think that they are "men of honor" and that there is a code and so forth. The people at the top are a bit removed from the reality of the street.

Goodfellas I have always though as being the view from the bottom, but one where for most of the movie Hill still has his idealized glasses on. Only at the end, does he realize it was all a lie.

Donnie Brasco is the movie with the street view that has no illusions about the mob from the beginning.

I think all three are great films.

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i think the godfather romanticizes the lifestyle while goodfellas shows the dark side of it. they're both great but i prefer the approach that goodfellas takes

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Goodfellas is definitely better than The Godfather. Casino is better than the The Godfather. Hell, Brian De Palmas Scarface is better than The Godfather.

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I used to listen on Saturdays to a syndicated radio show that was about movies. The host once said that while The Godfather was one of if not the best movies ever, Goodfellas was the best mob movie ever. I tend to agree with him.

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Of course Goodfellas is a better mob movie; it's a true story. A biopic of mob life. The Godfather is a mob movie like Apocalypse Now is a Vietnam movie. Vietnam was just the backdrop around which an entirely bigger story is told. Same thing with The Godfather. Mafia life was just a backdrop for a story about pursuing the American dream, and the power struggles between those who are fighting for the same thing. The Godfather is more of an allegory, or a metaphor, and a damn well-made film. But Goodfellas is well-made, and a great film too.

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Best movie ever. Every scene is memorable and quotable.

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The Godfather is better simply because this movie seemed more flashier than the former. This is a very good mobster movie but I still feel The Godfather is better and gives a better insight on mobster life.

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Goodfellas, The Godfather (1, 2, & the criminally underrated 3), Casino, Once Upon a Time in America, Miller's Crossing, The Departed, and Scarface are the 9 best gangster movies of all time. I haven't seen Public Enemies, but I have a feeling that it'd be 10.

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The Godfather is a fantasy. Goodfellas is a true story - a fictional documentation. Both are brilliant in very different ways.

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I agree.
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