10 Best Mafia Movies of All Time
The Mafia has a rather interesting history. It originated in Sicily, Italy in the nineteenth century as a criminal syndicate. When Sicily was transforming from feudalism to entrepreneurship, the Mafia was formed as a loose group with defence racketeering of the merchants who paid them in return for protection. It was problematic for the State to enforce property contracts under the new free market economy as well as so the stuff proprietors had to turn to extralegal judges as well as guards. Slowly, the Mafia distorted into an hateful, criminal organization, however still retentive the tag of ‘men of honour’.
In the forward-thinking insight of the word, Mafia only cited to this family crime group in Sicily though now it is widely used as a generic term for any illicit network with mutual code of conduct as well as safeties. Many people still do not approve of this usage as all-inclusive for the criminal net as well as prefer the word mobster. Here is a list of top ten films made on Mafias/gangsters
10 A Prophet
9 The Usual Suspects
8 The Untouchables
6 American Gangster
5 The Departed
2 Pulp Fiction
1 The Godfather: Parts 1 and 2
It is a matter of no surprise that this film gets the first position. The film is the Mafia, in the unique sense of the word, which is the Sicilian prepared crime. The Godfather is a brilliant piece of art in every aspect of filmmaking. Originated on the book of the same designation by Mario Puzo, the film demonstrations the reign of the Mafia leader, Vito Corleone (played by Marlon Brando) as well as the conditions significant to Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), charming the chair of the Mafia. The film is considered the Second Greatest Film in World Cinema as well as is one of the highest grosser of all time. The film went on to win three Oscars- for Best Actor, Best Image as well as the Best Modified Screenplay.
It is not easy to decide whether the first or the additional part is better. I personally errand the second part. The film remains both a sequel as well as a prequel to The Godfather, awarding two parallel dramas. The sequel is about Michael Corleone keeping up the family business as the new Don,as well as the prequel follows the story of Vito Corleone’s younger days as well as the founding of the Mafia family. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards as well as won six of them. This film, like its predecessor, was a gargantuan success at the box office as well as is considered one of the greatest films ever made. It was followed by a sequel, Godfather: Part 3, which unconfined in 1990.