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Johnbobb
06/22/22 11:32:33 PM
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Favorite Organized Crime game series?










We've got your mobs, your mafia, your gangs and gangsters. Love to see a dirty cop infiltrating a mob boss' tight-knit organization? Want to watch a jaded old crook on his last stand against the pigs? Want to see a kingpin on his rise to the top, only to have his kingdom crumble beneath him? We've got it all and more here, in 30 of the biggest, best and most significant organized crime films spanning all periods, starting in 1931 and ending in 2019.

The rules are simple: watch the 30 films listed over the next 3 months or so, rank them, throw together some thoughts in the form of a write-up (these can be anywhere from a few words to a few paragraphs, whatever you like!), and submit them to me. We'll then average together the score and reveal Board 8's ultimate ranking.

Please submit your rankings/writeups to [email protected] by September 30, 2022. This'll put you at just under 10 movies per month, or an average of ~2 movies/week. If you want to participate and don't think you'll make the deadline, don't hesitate to let me know and we'll see how we can make it work. Participation is open to everyone on Board 8, regardless of whether you've ever participated before!

The films:
The Public Enemy (1931)
Little Caesar (1931)
Scarface (1932)
White Heat (1949)
The Italian Job (1969)
The Godfather (1972)
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
The Godfather Pt. II (1974)
Scarface (1983)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
The Untouchables (1987)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Carlito's Way (1993)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Casino (1995)
L.A. Confidential (1995)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Snatch (2000)
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Training Day (2001)
Gangs of New York (2002)
City of God (2002)
The Departed (2006)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
American Gangster (2007)
Sicario (2015)
The Irishman (2019)

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Snake5555555555
06/23/22 1:19:48 AM
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Tag, this list is pretty damn solid

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Suprak the Stud
06/23/22 2:38:30 AM
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Tag.

Like I warned previously, this is not necessarily my genre like horror was. Still definitely interested in trying it out though! And I promise not to be someone who grumps their way through all the movies regardless.

First count is I've already seen 8 of these, but I don't think I've seen any of them within 10 years so they're all going to need re-watches.

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Mythiot
06/23/22 8:08:04 AM
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Tag.
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Johnbobb
06/23/22 11:05:20 AM
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Suprak the Stud posted...
Like I warned previously, this is not necessarily my genre like horror was. Still definitely interested in trying it out though! And I promise not to be someone who grumps their way through all the movies regardless.
Sometimes that's the fun of it! I went into the western and martial arts lists having seen very few of either, and ended up ultimately having some new favorites of each! (Particularly the martial arts list)

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TotallyNotMI
06/23/22 11:09:34 AM
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I've never seen a single movie on this list and a lot of them are considered classics so maybe I should participate in this one!

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Johnbobb
06/23/22 11:24:48 AM
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TotallyNotMI posted...
I've never seen a single movie on this list and a lot of them are considered classics so maybe I should participate in this one!
We'd love to have you!

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Johnbobb
06/23/22 11:25:27 AM
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I think all together I've seen 10 of these and most of the ones I haven't I've meant to

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PrinceKaro
06/23/22 11:42:32 AM
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I've seen the godfathers and the tarantino movies but thats it

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BetrayedTangy
06/23/22 12:06:20 PM
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Tag. I've seen about about a third of these.

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Suprak the Stud
06/23/22 2:01:17 PM
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I started looking into some of these I hadn't seen, and the average run time of these films appears to be roughly 17 and a half hours.

I'm going to need to pace myself better here than I did the horror movies, haha.

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Johnbobb
06/23/22 2:35:15 PM
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Yeah some of them are definitely on the longer end (particularly the godfathers)

Not all but quite a few. If toward the 3 month mark it's looking like that's holding people back from finishing, we'll address it then

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Suprak the Stud
06/23/22 3:16:11 PM
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I think 3 months is totally fair. I had just saved way too many until the end for horror, and there's no way I can do that this time. More of a reminder to myself than anything!

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Dark Young Link
06/23/22 3:40:12 PM
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This looks like an interesting project.

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plasmabeam
06/23/22 7:46:36 PM
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Sign me up.

This is out of my comfort zone, so itll be fun to have a reason to commit to the genre for some time.

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Johnbobb
06/24/22 6:43:39 PM
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Now the fun of keeping this bumped for three months

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plasmabeam
06/24/22 9:29:42 PM
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Johnbobb posted...
Now the fun of keeping this bumped for three months

Imagine how much fun Vegas is gonna have when Casino is in danger of being eliminated.

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Seginustemple
06/24/22 10:58:31 PM
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Feels light on the noir era!

If I do this I might have to make some room for honorable mentions

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Johnbobb
06/24/22 11:10:22 PM
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Seginustemple posted...
Feels light on the noir era!

If I do this I might have to make some room for honorable mentions
So the original list was going to just be "Crime" but I ended up having so many entries I broke it into several lists: Organized Crime, (Dis)Organized Crime, and Mysteries. You'll see a handful more from the noir era on the latter two

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plasmabeam
06/25/22 8:53:20 AM
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Johnbobb posted...
So the original list was going to just be "Crime" but I ended up having so many entries I broke it into several lists: Organized Crime, (Dis)Organized Crime, and Mysteries. You'll see a handful more from the noir era on the latter two

Yeah, when I think "Noir" I think old-school mysteries like Maltese Falcon and such.

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