90% of People Can't Name These Mafia Movies From an Image. Can You?

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By: Jacqueline Samaroo

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Crime bosses such as Al Capone and John Gotti are known for their ruthless behavior within the mafia. They are also the inspiration for an entire genre of crime films. How many of these mafia films can you name from an image?

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This 1990 film is based on real-life New York City mobster Henry Hill. The film holds the distinction of being the 12th most f-bomb laden film (to date) with a count of 300.

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Marlon Brando’s iconic portrayal of Don Vito Corleone almost never was. The studio initially wanted to cast Sir Laurence Olivier in the role.

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The movie’s infamous "head in a vice" scene has been called the most violent of the movie’s many violent scenes. In fact, that scene led to the movie being censored by Swedish authorities.

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Scarface (1983) is a remake of a 1932 film of the same name. It was Al Pacino (who plays the lead character, Tony Montana) who suggested the remake after seeing the original film.

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This 1997 movie is based on real-life FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone who goes undercover in the mob as Donnie Brasco. It is said Pistone was chosen for the 6-year-long job because he swore he never perspires under pressure.

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Both the screenwriter and director of this 2006 film say they had not seen the 2002 Hong Kong film, "Infernal Affairs." "The Departed" is still considered a remake of that film.

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The original flashback scenes in this 1974 film showed the actors in trousers with zippered fronts. The scenes were reshot after someone pointed out that zippers were invented in 1913 – long after the time period in which the flashbacks were set.

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Director Sergio Leone originally had over six hours of film in his “final” cut and wanted the movie released in two 3-hour installments. In the end, the European version of the movie was 3 hours and 49 minutes long, while the first U.S. version ran for 2 hours and 19 minutes.

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Some story lines in this 1987 movie were invented or altered. One factual scene, however, is one in which Al Capone (played by Robert De Niro) suspects his associates are plotting to kill him, so he gets them drunk and beats them to death with a baseball bat.

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Although this 1993 film received critical acclaim, several factual errors have been pointed out. Among them is the New York Mets' logo shown on young Calogero Anello’s jacket in what is supposed to be 1960. The Mets, however, were not founded until 1962.

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Actor Trey Wilson was originally considered to play the part of gangster boss Leo O'Bannon. Wilson, however, suffered a brain hemorrhage and died two days before filming began. Albert Finney stepped into the role and received much critical acclaim for his portrayal.

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One of the main themes of the movie was that of Det. Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe, in the film) in a custody battle with his first wife. In reality, the couple never had children. It is a storyline Roberts has described as offensive.

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"Carlito's Way" was released in 1993. The film starred Al Pacino and was directed by Brian De Palma. The pair had worked together ten years earlier on 1983's "Scarface."

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This 1973 film was the first time Robert de Niro and Martin Scorsese worked together on a film. They would go on to collaborate again on at least eight other films, including "Goodfellas" and "Casino."

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"Road to Perdition" (2002) was nominated for six Academy Awards. It only won the award for Best Cinematography, which went to Conrad L. Hall. Unfortunately, Hall died from complications due to bladder cancer before the award was given.

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"The Godfather Part III" (1990) is the third and (so far) final installment in the Godfather trilogy. The show was a box office success, but critical reviews were mixed.

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Real-life mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (played by Warren Beatty in this 1991 film) has been quoted as once saying, “My friends call me Ben, strangers call me Mr. Siegel and guys I don’t like call me Bugsy, but not to my face.”

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Viggo Mortensen portrays Russian gangster Nikolai Luzhin in this 2007 film. The character has 43 tattoos, much in keeping with the tradition in Russian gangs to sport tattoos which reference their crimes and status.

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"Infernal Affairs" is the first in a trilogy of films. The third film was released on December 12, 2003 – exactly one year after the first.

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Acclaimed actor Laurence Fishburne played the role of Jimmy Jump in this poorly-reviewed 1990 film. In it, he is credited as Larry Fishburne, as he had been in a number of films prior to 1993. There were also a few occasions before 1993 on which his full title, Laurence Fishburne III, was used in the credits.

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The high level of violence in this 2008 film was a focal point of many reviews. The film, however, received very positive reviews and ended up on several lists of the best films for the year.

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English actress Helen Mirren stars opposite Bob Hoskins in this 1980 film. Mirren is one of a handful of stars who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting - the Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award in acting.

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John Gotti, portrayed by Armand Assante in this 1996 film, was nicknamed the "Teflon Don" due to his ability to remain free after committing several crimes. Gotti was, however, eventually sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He died there in 2002, from complications of head and neck cancer.

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Kill the Irishman (2011) was a box office flop, although some critics gave it favorable reviews. Several critics negatively pointed out the movie’s seeming similarities to "Goodfellas" (1990).

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Marlon Brando starred in three films directed by Elia Kazan. "On the Waterfront" (1954) was the third. For lead actress Eva Marie Saint, it was her film debut.

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John Connolly, the FBI agent who was a friend and enabler to James "Whitey" Bulger (played by Johnny Depp), was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Whitey was given two life sentences.

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"A History of Violence" (2005) received critical acclaim and was a box office success. It received a large number of industry awards nominations, including two nominations for Academy Awards.

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The 1997 film, "Hoodlum," starred Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth and Andy García. Its director, Bill Duke, also directed "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993).

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The 2012 Aurora theatre shooting occurred around the same time as "Gangster Squad" was originally set for release. The film contained a movie theatre massacre, and so its release was delayed for several months while that scene was deleted and a different scenario was shot.

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Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal star in this 1999 film and in its 2002 sequel, "Analyze That." In-between, both actors were featured in "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" (2000), although Crystal was uncredited as a mattress salesman.

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Mobsters, which starred Christian Slater and Patrick Dempsey, opened in July, 1991. The film failed at the box office, although it opened at #2 behind "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

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"State of Grace" is now considered a cult classic, although it was not a hit when first released in 1990. Some of its lackluster reception was blamed on the fact that it was released shortly after the similarly-themed and much more popular film. "Goodfellas."

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Quentin Tarantino wrote the screenplay for "True Romance" (1993), one of the first in his career for a major film. He would go on to win Academy Awards for his screenplays for "Pulp Fiction" (1994) and "Django Unchained" (2012).

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The movie Mafia was set in the 70s. Fans of mafia movies were unimpressed when this film came out.

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"Boss of Bosses" was a made-for-TV movie which premiered in 2001. Its style has been compared to that of the hugely popular HBO drama series, "The Sopranos."

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“This Thing of Ours" is the English translation for the Italian “Cosa Nostra” meaning “The Mafia.” Danny Provenzano who co-wrote, directed and starred in this 2003 film, was actually convicted in New Jersey on charges of racketeering and served jail time around the time the film was released.

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"Witness to the Mob" was a 1998 NBC made-for-TV film starring Nicholas Turturro. The actor was already popular from his role in "NYPD Blue" as Det. James Martinez.

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Forrest Whitaker starred as the title character in this 1999 film. His performance was generally given very positive reviews by critics. Whitaker would go on to win an Academy Award in 2006 for his role as Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland."

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Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro starred in this 1997 film. The pair would team up again 16 years later to star in the sports comedy, "Grudge Match" (2013).

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"Leon: The Professional" (1994) starred Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and 11-year-old Natalie Portman in her motion picture debut. Portman’s parents were reportedly the reason her young character was shown to quit smoking during the film.

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"Bella Mafia" (1997) is a TV film directed by David Greene. It was one of Greene’s last films before his death. Greene is also noted as one of the directors of the mini-series, "Roots" (1977).

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"The Family" (2013) was released under the names "Malavita" and "Cosa Nostra" in some territories. It stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, who had both appeared in "Stardust" (2007) and "New Year’s Eve" (2011). The pair would appear again in the 2017 TV film, "The Wizard of Lies."

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Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski, the real-life hitman on whom this 2012 film is based, is believed to have murdered up to 200 men. He committed first murder at age 14.

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It is said that the real Mexican Mafia was deeply offended by this 1992 film which portrayed a fictionalized version of its history. Three consultants to the film were reportedly murdered by them in retaliation.

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In the U.S., "The Boondock Saints" opened in only five theaters for just one week. This limited release, it is said, was because it was felt the film’s lead characters and their actions would remind audiences too much of the Columbine High School massacre which had occurred less than a year earlier.

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"Married to the Mob" (1988) starred Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine. It was directed by Jonathan Demme, who would go on to direct his best-known film, "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), and win an Academy Award for his efforts.

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Bruce Willis starred in this 1996 movie which is said to be a remake of "Yojimbo" by Japanese film director and screenwriter, Akira Kurosawa. Before "Last Man Standing," Willis had already appeared in three of the "Die Hard" films.

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"Johnny Dangerously" (1984) starred Michael Keaton in one of his first feature film roles. Four years later, Keaton would go on to the role that skyrocketed his career – as the title character in Tim Burton's horror-comedy, "Beetlejuice."

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"My Blue Heaven" (1990) starred Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. It was the third film in which the actors appeared together. They later appeared together in "L.A. Story" (1991), which starred Martin and featured Moranis in a cameo appearance.

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Eddie Murphy is credited as writer, executive producer, director and star of this 1989 comedy-crime film. "Harlem Nights" earned Joe I. Tompkins an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.

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