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Thursday, July 8, 2010

♣ Top 10 Crime Movies – part 1 ♣

A crime film, in the most general sense, is a film that involves various aspects crime and the criminal justice system. Stylistically, it can fall under many different genres, most commonly drama film, thriller film, mystery film, action film and film noir. Films focused on the Mafia are a typical example of crime films


Following list includes the best of the crime movies in recent movie history, Crime movies are always an excitement to watch . with the promises of suspense , thrill those movies bring forward to us. Most of the crime movies listed below are Mob/Gangster movies , quite literally involved with a mob family/boss rise and fall. and stories , brilliant manifestations of Revenge , desperation , remorse. Enjoy and your suggestions of movies will be warmly welcomed.

10. The Boondock saints (1998)


The "Boondock Saints" are two working-class brothers of Irish descent living in Boston, Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) and Murphy McManus (Norman Reedus). Though they at first seem to be laid-back, lovable pranksters, the brothers have a strong sense of right and wrong and won't back down in a fight. An FBI agent (Willem Dafoe) becomes involved when the brothers start leaving bodies behind them, though he quickly comes to like the criminals he's tracking. With the incompetant help of their bumbling friend Rocco (David Della Rocco) (who also works as an errand-boy for the mob), the brothers begin targeting the "evil men" of Boston, eventually getting help from the mysterious "Il Duce" (Billy Connolly), who has secrets of his own regarding the brothers.

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9. Salinui Chueok (2003)  [Memories of Murder]


In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, two brutal and stupid local detectives without any technique, investigate the murder using brutality and torturing the suspects, without any practical result. The Detective Seo Tae-Yoon from Seul comes to the country to help the investigations and is convinced that a serial-killer is killing the women. When a third woman is found dead in the same "modus-operandi", the detectives find leads of the assassin.

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8. American History X (1998)


American History X tells the story of Derek Vinyard, brilliantly played by Edward Norton. Derek is an active neo-Nazi skinhead and became one after the death of his police officer father. Derek is sent to prison where he realizes how wrong he has been. However, he returns home to discover that, in his absence, his younger brother Danny has followed closely in his racist footsteps. Derek works to help his brother see the error of his ways and the movie ends with one of the most shocking twists in recent cinema.

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7. Heat (1995)


Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer star in one of the great cop thrillers of the '90s. Neil McCauley (DeNiro) is a veteran thief operating with crew members Chris Shiherlis (Kilmer) and ex-convict Michael Cheritto (Tom Sizemore). When his group botches the robbery of an armored car -- resulting in the death of three police officers -- Detective Vincent Hanna (Pacino) is assigned to investigate. Each of the main characters struggles to balance the demands of their profession with their personal lives, providing non-stop suspense and a memorable ending. Also appearing in the picture are Jon Voight, Diane Venora, and Natalie Portman.

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6. Once upon a time in America (1984)


“Noodles" Aaronson (Robert De Niro) hides in an opium den remembering 1921. Young Noodles (Scott Tiler) lived in a poor Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn with "Patsy" Goldberg (Brian Bloom), "Cockeye" Stein (Adrian Curran), and Dominic (Noah Mozezi. They formed a gang with Max Bercovitz (Rusty Jacobs) and stashed their ill-gotten funds in a bus locker. Bugsy (James Russo) shot Dominic so Noodles killed Bugsy and was sent to prison. Noodles is released in 1933 to rejoin Max (James Woods), Patsy (James Hayden), and Cockeye (William Forsythe) who are now bootleggers. Joe (Burt Young) and Frankie (Joe Pesci) Minaldi want them to steal some diamonds. After the violent heist Joe is gunned down by Max on Frankie’s orders. Max then draws the gang deeper into the Minaldi’s Mafia rackets and politics and proposes a suicidal job. Noodles betrays the plan to the cops to save their lives but Max, Patsy, and Cockeye are all killed. At the bus locker Noodles discovers the money has been replaced with newspaper. Next it is 1968 and Noodles is back in New York at the bus locker once again. He finds the suitcase now filled with money, payment for one last job.

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