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Poll: Most Quotable Gangster Movie of All Time?

Which film do you think is most worthy of this title? Choose from the following

Discuss the list here

See also: Most Quotable Action Movie of All Time?

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    Goodfellas (1990)

    Notable Lines:

    What do you mean I'm funny? What do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What? Funny how? What's funny about it?

    As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster

    Go home and get your ****ing' shinebox!

    Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut

    One day some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother's groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect

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    The Godfather (1972)

    Notable Lines:

    I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse

    Leave the gun. Take the cannoli

    Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men

    Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes

    Fredo, you’re my older brother, and I love you. But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again. Ever

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    The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    Notable Lines:

    Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer

    Your country ain't your blood. Remember that

    I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart

    I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies

    If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone

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    The Godfather: Part III (1990)

    Notable Lines:

    Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in

    Friends and money - oil and water

    When they come... they come at what you love

    Italian politics have had these men for centuries. They are the true Mafia

    Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment

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    White Heat (1949)

    Notable Lines:

    Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

    I'd look good in a mink coat, honey You'd look good in a shower curtain

    You wouldn't kill me in cold blood, would ya? No, I'll let ya warm up a little

    A copper, a copper, how do you like that boys? A copper and his name is Fallon. And we went for it, I went for it. Treated him like a kid brother. And I was gonna split fifty-fifty with a copper!

    He finally got to the top of the world... and it blew right up in his face

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    Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Notable Lines:

    English, mother******, do you speak it?

    If you're all right, then say something Something

    I'm sorry, did I break your concentration? I didn't mean to do that. Please, continue, you were saying something about best intentions. What's the matter? Oh, you were finished! Well, allow me to retort

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go home and have a heart attack

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    Little Caesar (1931)

    Notable Lines:

    Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?

    We're in love with one another. Don't that mean nothing? Nothing. Less than nothing. Love. Soft stuff!

    This is Rico speaking. Rico! R-I-C-O! Rico! Little Caesar, that's who! Listen, you crummy, flat-footed copper, I'll show you whether I've lost my nerve and my brains!

    You can dish it out, but you got so you can't take it no more

    You want me, you're going to have to come and get me!

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    Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

    Notable Lines:

    When you've been betrayed by a friend, you hit back

    Bugsy's coming! Run!

    Noodles... I slipped

    It's true I have killed people, Mr. Bailey. Sometimes to defend myself, sometimes for money. And many people used to come to us. Business partners, rivals, lovers. Some of the jobs we took, and some we didn't. Yours is one we would never touch, Mr Bailey

    Go on're mother's calling you

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    The Untouchables (1987)

    Notable Lines:

    You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way! And that's how you get Capone

    Never stop, never stop fighting till the fight is done

    I want you to get this *beep* where he breathes! I want you to find this nancy-boy Eliot Ness, I want him DEAD! I want his family DEAD! I want his house burned to the GROUND! I wanna go there in the middle of the night and I wanna p*** ON HIS ASHES!

    I'm gonna tell you something. Somebody messes with me, I'm gonna mess with with him

    You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson

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    Mean Streets (1973)

    Notable Lines:

    You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is *beep* and you know it

    I'm gonna PAYUUUUUUUUUM!

    You know what the Queen said? If I had balls, I'd be King

    I *beep* you right where you breathe

    I borrow money all over this neighborhood, left and right from everybody, I never pay them back. So, I can't borrow no money from nobody no more, right? So who would that leave me to borrow money from but you? I borrow money from you, because you're the only ****-off around here who I can borrow money from without payin' back

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    The Departed (2006)

    Notable Lines:

    When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?

    I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me

    Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe *beep* yourself

    My theory on Feds is that they're like mushrooms, feed 'em s*** and keep 'em in the dark

    One of us had to die. With me, it tends to be the other guy

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    Casino (1995)

    Notable Lines:

    When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? And for a while, I believed, that's the kind of love I had

    No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he'll keep comin' back and back until one of you is dead

    Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that *I* do it. You understand?

    Everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I'm watching the casino manager. And the eye-in-the-sky is watching us all

    This guy could *beep* up a cup of coffee

  13. Vote!

    Donnie Brasco (1997)

    Notable Lines:


    When I introduce you, I'm gonna say, "This is a friend of mine." That means you're a connected guy. Now if I said instead, this is a friend of ours that would mean you a made guy. A Capiche?

    When they send for you, you go in alive, you come out dead, and it's your best friend that does it

    A wise guy's always right; even when he's wrong, he's right

    And listen to me, if Donnie calls... , tell him... if it was gonna be anyone, I'm glad it was him. All right?

  14. Vote!

    Snatch (2000)

    Notable Lines:


    Should I call you Bullet? Tooth? You can call me Susan if it makes you happy

    Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible ***... me

    You take sugar? No thank you, Turkish; I'm sweet enough

    Anything to declare? Yeah. Don't go to England

  15. Vote!

    Sexy Beast (2000)

    Notable Lines:

    You're the problem! You're the *beep* problem you *beep* Dr White honkin' jam-rag *beep* spunk-bubble! I'm telling you Aitch you keep looking at me I'll put you in the *beep* ground, promise you!

    Yes Rowntree Yes Grosvenor! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

    But quite frankly your attitude appalls me. It's not what you're saying. It's all this stuff you're not saying. Insinnuendos

    Where there's a will - and there is a *beep* will - there's a way - and there is a *beep* way

    This is madness, I’ve had enough of this “Crime and Punishment” b*******. I’m happy here

  16. Vote!

    Heat (1995)

    Notable Lines:

    Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner

    I'm angry. I'm very angry, Ralph. You know, you can ball my wife if she wants you to. You can lounge around here on her sofa, in her ex-husband's dead-tech, post-modernistic bull**** house if you want to. But you do not get to watch my... *beep*

    Told you I'm never going back...

    I say what I mean, and I do what I say

    Who? Who? What are you, a *beep* owl?

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    Carlito's Way (1993)

    Notable Lines:

    Favor gonna kill you faster than a bullet

    I don't know man, but maybe you don't remember me, my name is Benny Blanco... Maybe I don't give a s***. Maybe I don't remember the last time I blew my nose either


    If I ever, I mean if I ever see you here again, you die. Just like that

    Yeah, I had a dream Charlie. But now I'm awake

  18. Vote!

    Scarface (1983)

    Notable Lines:

    You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!

    Every dog has his day

    You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!

    The only thing in this world that gives orders... is balls

    In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women

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