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10 Movies You Must Watch If You Love ‘Scarface’

March 31, 2018
6 min read

“Say hello to my little friend”: This dialogue must have been on your tongue weeks after watching ‘Scarface’.It is one of the greatest gangster movies ever made and had one of the best performance of Al Pacino.The movie beautifully shows how power and money can change a man and the effect it has on you and people around you.It also shows the life of a gangster in a very unique and interesting style.It never bores you whether you are watching it for the first time or tenth time and is a great watch. Here’s the list of movies similar to Scarface that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Scarface on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.

10. American Gangster (2007)

It is based on a real gangster, Frank Lucas and was directed by Ridley Scott.He was trying to smuggle heroin on service planes returning from Vietnam to America but was caught by a detective investigating him.It is a nice throwback film to the 80’s gangster movies and is a very engrossing watch despite a long runtime. It is a sharp and intelligent film which is a must watch for anyone into gangster movies.

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9. Carlito’s Way (1993)

It is another collaboration between Al Pacino and Brian De Palma who directed ‘Scarface’. Al Pacino plays the role of Carlito Brigante who is trying to move ahead in his life after leading the gangster life and going to jail.But as it is said “You cannot escape your past”, he soon unwittingly becomes part of a plot which got him in the prison in the first.This superbly acted and directed movie is one of the classic gangster movies.

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8. City of God (2002)

“If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay, the beast eats you”. This was the tagline of the film which was based on the rise of crime in a suburb of Rio from the late 60s to 80s.Most of the actors in the film are non-professional and belong to the area around which it was shot which makes a realistic film even more real.It is a very violent film and mainly focuses on the growing involvement of young kids in this criminal life.

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7. Casino (1995)

It is probably enough to tell about the film that it was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Robert De Niro.It is based on a real-life story of a mob enforcer in the late 70s when the American Mafia was at its rise.It also features one of the best psychotic portrayals you will ever see from Joe Pesci who stars as de Niro’s sidekick.It has all that you expect from a film based in Las Vegas and much more.

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6. The Killing (1956)

If you haven’t seen Stanley Kubrick’s every film, then you need to do that right now and start with this one.It is a dark film about the last job that a gangster wants to do before retirement and is probably the best film of that genre.He wants to do a racetrack heist but as expected things go south.It is a perfect film and an entertaining watch.

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