Friday, August 12, 2016

Goodfellas is #18


Goodfellas 1990

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #18 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

Goodfellas (1990)


Apparently I love gangster movies. Of course this another one that was shot back in the day when we didn't have to see all the gory details. Most were just suggested. Ray Liotta plays Henry Hill, a quiet young boy who gets involved in the mob and works his way up through the ranks. When drug addiction and a couple of mistakes torpedoes his career he decides to not be so quiet.

Goodfellas is a movie that typecast so many actors as mobsters for the rest of their acting careers.