Join us in wishing Al Pacino a happy 74th birthday today. To celebrate, we pulled together the top gangster movies of all time and of course Al Pacino, king of mob movies, stars in quite a few of them!
Did we miss any?
- The Godfather (Movie, 1972)– The winner of 3 Academy awards including Best Picture, The Godfather is the compelling story starring Al Pacino and Marlo Brando based on the novel by Mario Puzo about the life and times of Mafia patriarch Don Corleone and his family. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- Scarface (Movie, 1983)– In the spring of 1980, the port at Mariel Harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami…wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana (Al Pacino). Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- Donnie Brasco (Movie, 1997) – Posing as jewel broker Donnie Brasco, FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone (Johnny Depp) is granted entrance into the violent mob family of aging hit man Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino). When his personal and professional lives collide, Pistone jeopardizes his marriage, his job life and, ultimately, the gangster mentor he has come to respect and admire. Available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant, Crackle and Vudu.
- Carlito’s Way (Movie, 1993) – Oscar winner Al Pacino gives an electrifying performance as former drug kingpin Carlito Brigante, who is sprung from prison by his high-powered attorney (Sean Penn). He stuns the New York underworld by vowing to go straight from a history of violence, but his plans are undermined by misguided loyalties and an outmoded code of honor. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Redbox Instant.
- Goodfellas (Movie, 1990) – Martin Scorsese exposes the fascinating, mysterious and violent underworld of New York’s Mafia families through the life of insider Henry Hill. Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- Pulp Fiction (Movie, 1994) – Writer/director Quentin Tarantino delivers an unforgettable cast of characters — including a pair of low-rent hit men, their boss’s sexy wife, and a desperate prizefighter — in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses! Available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
- American Gangster (Movie, 2007) –Armed with ruthless, street-wise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) rules Harlem’s chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas’s multi-million dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- Reservoir Dogs (Movie, 1992) – Critically acclaimed for its raw power and breathtaking ferocity, it’s the brilliant American gangster movie classic from writer-director Quentin Tarantino. Four perfect strangers assemble to pull off the perfect crime, then their simple robbery explodes into bloody ambush and the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer. But which one? Available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- Casino (Movie, 1995)– Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci star in director Martin Scorsese’s riveting look at how blind ambition, white-hot passion and 24-karat greed toppled an empire. Las Vegas 1973 is the setting for this fact-based story about the Mob’s multi-million dollar casino operation where fortunes and lives were made and lost with a roll of the dice. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- Mean Streets (Movie, 1973) – Two-time Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro stars in Martin Scorsese’s drama of young men coming to manhood by the code of New York’s Little Italy. A harrowing, intense, and grueling dramatic experience — brilliantly acted and directed. Available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.