Shawn's Top 30 Films - #12: Goodfellas

This to me is the ultimate gangster movie, even more so than The Godfather. Maybe it’s because I saw this one way sooner, but no other mob movie tops it for me. The cast is fantastic with a perfectly unhinged Joe Pesci, a scarily introverted Robert DeNiro, and somewhere in the middle is Ray Liotta in his best performance, before his face started to look like a baseball glove. The story, the dialogue, the characters, you can pick dozens and dozens of reasons as to why this movie is great. There’s a reason so many scenes and moments have stuck around in pop culture – because Goodfellas is an absolute classic. Now go get your fuckin’ shine box!