Some of the best movies ever made have been about organized crime. The Godfather, Goodfellas, Scarface, and Once Upon a Time in America are just a few of the most notable examples. The genre has proven exceptionally enduring, as audiences continue to be enthralled by the opportunity to look into this dark world.
Every so often, a movie will come along that's not specifically about organized crime but does have a subplot in that world. These are interesting cases. Some of them use the subplot well, adding extra flavor to the drama or providing a catalyst for something important to happen. Other times, the mob subplot is awkwardly shoved in because the screenwriters can't think of anything more original to get their characters from point A to point B. Here is a group of movies you might easily forget bring the mob into play. In each case, it's there, but it's probably not the first - or even the second - thing you think about when the film springs to mind.
Which of these movies with an organized crime subplot make the best use of the mob? Vote up your favorites.
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- 27 VOTESPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
- 39 VOTESPhoto: United Artists
- 48 VOTESPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
- 58 VOTESPhoto: Universal Pictures
- 67 VOTESPhoto: MGM/UA Distribution Co.