Gangster movies like ‘Goodfellas’ are never easy to pull off. First of all, the filmmaker needs to know that world inside out. If not done right, the film could feel fake resulting in a failed effort. Second, too much violence without any motive or clear direction could turn audiences off. But thankfully, ‘Goodfellas’ has none of those problems. It is immaculately made with the stamp of Martin Scorsese all over it. Now, if you happen to love the film as I do, you must be wanting to watch more movies similar to ‘Goodfellas’. Here are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Goodfellas on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Gomorrah (2008)
A contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy’s criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area’s Mafia. Portraying organized crime with an unflinching realism, this gritty and searing Italian crime masterpiece pulls no punches. No film in the last 10 years — except ‘A Prophet’ — has managed to depict the terror and the complete brazenness of the mafia/gangster world with the same finesse as ‘Gomorrah’.
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9. A Prophet (2009)
Crime dramas don’t come in shape and form better than this. This century has seen comparatively much less crime dramas being made than the last, but if there’s one film of 21st century that could match the gold standard set by crime dramas like ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Goodfellas’, it has to be ‘A Prophet’. Taut and riveting, and uncompromising on its style and characterization, ‘A Prophet’ is truly an unforgettable experience.