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The 50 Best Gangster Movies of All Time

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We take a look at the big-screen robbers, hit men and hoodlums who made their markBy Glenn Kenny Special to MSN MoviesThe crime movie is almost as old as the motion picture itself: See the 1903 movie "The Great Train Robbery," a depiction of that event which ends with one of its robbers pointing a gun and shooting into the audience. That movie paved the way for both the Western and the crime movie in general. One offshoot is the gangster picture. Gangsters come in all shapes and sizes, as illustrated by the moonshine antics of the bootleggers in "Lawless" versus the cold efficient machinations of the hit man played by Brad Pitt in "Killing Them Softly." These two new gangster pics are a testament to the durability of the genre. Up next are 50 great ones to help you bone up on all its variations. Bing: More about 'Lawless' | More on 'Killing Them Softly'Which is your favorite gangster movie? Tell us on MSN Movies Facebook and MSN Movies Twitter."Lawless" is out in theaters August 29."Killing Them Softly" is out in theaters October 19.(The Weinstein Company)
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