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21.05.09, 08:34
Fight Club
Fight Club (1999) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137523/)
YouTube - Fight Club [Eng] - Fight Scene (Super Hit)
"An office employee and a soap salesman build a global organization to help vent male aggression."

La Haine
La haine (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113247/)
YouTube - La Haine Montage
"Abdel, a local hoodlum, is hospitalized after a riot, where a policeman lost his gun. His friend Vinz finds it and claims he will kill a cop if Abdel dies."

The Godfather, part II
The Godfather: Part II (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071562/)
YouTube - The Godfather Part II, Return to Sicily
"The early life & career of Vito Corleone in 1920's New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-Revolution 1958 Cuba."

Tropa De Elite
Tropa de Elite (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/)
YouTube - Tropa de Elite (Trailer)
"1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil."

Goodfellas (1990) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/)
YouTube - Goodfellas: Last Day as a Wiseguy
"Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy."

Once Upon a Time in America
Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087843/)
YouTube - Once Upon a Time in America (scene)
"A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to Brooklyn over 30 years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life."

Snatch. (2000) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208092/)
YouTube - snatch
"Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond."

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction (1994) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/)
YouTube - Pulp Fiction Breakfast Scene
"The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption."

Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105236/)
YouTube - Reservoir Dogs - The Names
"After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant."

City of God
Cidade de Deus (2002) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/)
YouTube - City of God
"Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer."

Road to Perdition
Road to Perdition (2002) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257044/)
YouTube - Road To Perdition Great Scene
"Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living."

Miller’s Crossing
Miller's Crossing (1990) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100150/)
YouTube - Miller's Crossing (1990) - Original Theatrical Trailer
"Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties."

Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York (2002) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217505/)
YouTube - Gangs of New York Rumble
"In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer."

Scarface (1983) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086250/)
YouTube - Scarface Trailer
"In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed."

Se7en (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114369/)
YouTube - Se7en Movie Trailer
"Police drama about two cops, one new and one about to retire, after a serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his MO. "

The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114814/)
YouTube - Usual Suspects Line up Hand me the keys
"A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup."

The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/)
YouTube - Best performance - Ted Levine
"A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims."

Heat (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113277/)
YouTube - Heat Shootout
"A Los Angeles crime saga, "Heat" focuses on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law - one a detective; the other a thief."

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/)
YouTube - The Shawshank Redemption: Hope
"Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency"

The Departed
The Departed (2006) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/)
YouTube - The Departed - Trailer - HQ
"Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities."

No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477348/)
YouTube - No Country For Old Men
"Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande."

Fargo (1996) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116282/)
YouTube - Fargo - Where is pancakes house?
"Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson."

Boyz n the Hood
Boyz n the Hood (1991) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101507/)
YouTube - boyz n the hood trailer
"Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto."

L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential (1997) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119488/)
YouTube - L.A. Confidential - Trailer
"A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways."

Blood in, Blood out
Bound by Honor (1993) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106469/)
YouTube - Blood In Blood Out - Im Back Just To Check Thiz Fools
"It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives."

American History X
American History X (1998) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/)
YouTube - American history X
"A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did."

Romper Stomper
Romper Stomper (1992) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105275/)
YouTube - fanatic romper stomper
"A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing."

In the Name of the Father
In the Name of the Father (1993) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107207/)
YouTube - In the Name of the Father
"Man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he didn't do imprisons his father as well; a British lawyer helps fight for their freedom."

Léon (1994) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/)
YouTube - Leon [The Professional] - The Apartment Shootout
"Professional assassin Leon reluctantly takes care of 12-year-old Mathilda, a neighbor whose parents are killed, and teaches her his trade."

Eastern Promises
Eastern Promises (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765443/)
YouTube - "Eastern Promises" - Leave The Room
"A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family."