The Godfather vs. Star Wars

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on 7/1/2009

Classic match-up.

on 7/11/2009

wow.. how to choose?

on 7/16/2009

I was dreading this day... Gotta go with Star Wars

on 7/16/2009

I'm sorry, Star Wars is mostly a kids movie, and upon re-watching it, it just doesn't compare. The Godfather is the best film ever made. Therefore, the choice is clear.

on 7/18/2009

I disagree on the point that Star Wars is mostly a kids movie. There is no question, though... The Godfather is superior in every way.

on 7/20/2009

Brutal matchup. In the classic sense, of course the Godfather is a better movie, but I don't think any movie experience can surpass seeing Star Wars when I was 5. Having recently re-watched the Godfather, it still holds up as one of the best movies ever made, definitely top 10. Star Wars may not age as well (as one gets older), but as of today, it gets the close edge. The sequels to both these movies surpassed the originals.

on 7/23/2009

Disturbing realism vs. fantastic optimism? It's so difficult to rank these mega-popular movies back to back; guess that's why I'm the first one to do it on this website. This is the first one to really stump me.....I guess it comes down to whether you like your villains clear cut, as in the case of Star Wars, or the ambiguous ones of The Godfather. Both are escapist films due to the great craft involved, but one tells us what we have been, and one tells us what we should be. I have to go with The Godfather, for its thematic complexity and unflinching realism. It paints a masterful depiction of religious hypocrisy and I'm ALL for that. Star Wars is really creative and deserves credit for amping up the noble tradition of space opera, but the writing is amateurish compared to The Godfather. The Godfather WINNNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSS

on 7/23/2009

Oops, I wasn't the first. Nevermind...

on 8/11/2009

Star Wars is Kurosawa in outer space--so unoriginal, so derivative, so sixth grade boy. The Godfather is for grown ass men (and women)--no contest--The Godfather in a cakewalk.

on 9/30/2009

Great films, but one has aged considerably better than the other. I must say that THE GODFATHER is more enduring, even if STAR WARS is better loved.

on 10/23/2009

by far the hardest choice i've ever had to make on this site...

on 10/28/2009

hardest choice ever.

on 11/6/2009

After a long, long time of debating and having Star Wars at No. 1, I have to go with Godfather. Maybe because I saw it a few days ago. I don't know, but I'll pick Godfather and who knows? maybe I'll change my mind again.

on 11/19/2009

The Godfather has great acting. Star Wars does not. The Godfather does not have special effects. Star Wars doesn't have good special effects. The Godfather is somewhat overrated. Star Wars is terribly overrated. The Godfather has Don Corleone. Star Wars has Darth Vader. Well, Star Wars wins there, but that's about it.

on 11/19/2009

def one of the hardest decisions

on 11/25/2009

To all those who hate the Wars, "I find your lack of faith DISTURBING!"

on 12/6/2009

Wow. This is tougher than Don Corleone on a bad day with Darth Vader on insubordinate officers. Gotta go with Star Wars

on 12/12/2009

This is the ultimate question!

on 12/16/2009

Star Wars is so much more to me than a film. Only others that grew up with the originals can ever begin to understand that. But the way I look at this site, all of that has to be put aside when looking at these showdowns. Which is the better 'movie' - easily Godfather.

on 2/1/2010

Which is the better film? "Godfather," and it's not even a question. Which am I more likely to re-watch? "Star Wars," and that's not even a question, either. Which one gets my vote? That, I'm afraid, is a rather difficult question.

on 5/7/2010

I never thought about how hard this is until now.

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on 5/7/2010

The Godfather has better acting and is quite simply the better movie.

on 8/24/2010

Better Movie I shall pick, yes, mmmmm........

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on 1/9/2011

I think The God Father is the better film and holds up better to multiple viewings than Star Wars. That's why it gets my vote.

on 5/20/2011

Star Wars is by far supirior, Godfather sucks it has both bad acting and bad story and the movie is far too slow. Star Wars wins anyday.

on 5/20/2011

I don't know what makes this matchup so difficult for some of you. There's no way that Star Wars beats The Godfather. End of story.

on 5/22/2011

Star Wars looks pretty weak when highlighted next to The Godfather. Then again, most movies do.

on 5/22/2011

Both are classics. One means more to me...and always will.

on 7/26/2011

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha..... you know, for two movies that i really love, sometimes even i'm amazed how easy this is. i mean come on!!!!! how can Star Wars even touch Godfather?? i'm seriously asking! please someone give me an answer!

on 2/4/2012

Both amazing films of the 70's and they are both in my top 5, but I have to give it to Star Wars. It inspired a generations and is one of the most quotable movies to date (so is The Godfather but not as much) plus filled with a rich sense of adventure and humor.

on 2/5/2012

Star Wars is the best film period.

on 2/13/2012

The godfather is better, but if this was against Empire it would be a different story.

on 2/13/2012

The Godfather.

on 3/16/2012

This is a very big match up featuring two of the biggest films of the 70's. I have to give it to Star Wars. It stays with me through my childhood and now. You can watch it a million times and not get sick of it as well.

on 5/7/2012

Star Wars. I think it is much more influential and entertaining.

on 5/28/2012

When I was younger, Star Wars was my favorite movie. When I was around 15, I saw The Godfather with my dad, and it transcended my view if film. And ever since, nothing can touch it. The Godfather.

on 6/17/2012

Am I the only person on the planet who fell asleep during The Godfather. I'm thinking I might have somehow avoided being brainwashed into thinking The Godfather is somehow magically the best movie ever. I'm going to stop myself here and just say the words Iron Man.

on 6/17/2012

lol I mean Star Wars :P I've got Iron Man on the brain apparently.

on 9/5/2012

Looks like there is some snobbery going on here. Both movies are great, but why is The Godfather referred to as better in a classic sense, and nonsense like that? The Godfather has a couple of the best scenes in cinema history, and is a wonderful bit of writing and directing over all. Both are in my top 20. But Star Wars, for me, reaches down deep and has the best climactic scene ever made.

on 9/5/2012

Star Wars is untouchable i my view its not even close.

on 9/23/2012

Star. Wars. Nuff. Said

on 9/23/2012

Not knocking Pacino's performance, but his character is a wooden plank. At the end, when he's mastered his mobster swagger, we're supposed to have a sense of how deep we're in it with him, the power and authority is supposed to be palpable, but there's nothing besides the visual suggestion. There are some nearly perfectly crafted scenes, but I never though it was that great of a _film_. Not too into Star Wars, but I gotta go with that.

on 9/23/2012

*thought

on 9/23/2012

Wait. You're cutting down Bruce Lee AND Michael Corleone? Who is this heathen that endeared himself to me with his words and appreciation of Asian cinema? I promised myself I wouldn't cry.

on 9/23/2012

Two of the greatest films of all time...but Star Wars is more greatest (yeah, that sounds right).

on 1/22/2013

Look past the nostalgia. Use the force. While Star Wars may be great, The Godfather is the greatest movie of all time.

on 1/22/2013

As great as Star Wars is, The Godfather owns here.

on 1/22/2013

Star Wars is slightly better.

on 1/22/2013

The Godfather can't be beat!

on 2/5/2013

Star Wars is an enjoyable movie. The better FILM is The Godfather and in my opinion, it's the greatest film ever. Period.

on 2/5/2013

Pacino is a wooden plank? You're meant to witness his transition from timid member of the Corleone family to ruthless mob boss. How does it seem wooden? That is a lousy excuse for disliking the greatest film EVER.

on 2/10/2013

The Godfather is the best film of the 70s hands down.

on 2/11/2013

Star wars is simply more of a favourite

on 2/11/2013

Godfather was the best Gangster movie while Star Wars is the Best Movie ever made. Seen it close to 100 times never gets old

on 2/11/2013

A New Hope is the no. 1 film on Flickchart. So why does it shock me so bad that it's beating The Godfather?

on 2/11/2013

It's at least better than what it used to be: The Avengers at no. 1, The Dark Knight at no. 2 and Star Wars (forget the subtitle, THAT is what it was called back in '77) at no. 3.

on 2/11/2013

But both The Avengers and The Dark Knight are currently losing to The Godfather :(

on 2/11/2013

I wasn't questioning A New Hope's no. 1 status, btw.

on 2/11/2013

I agree with MysticSpoon, even with my number one movie being The Dark Knight.

on 2/11/2013

The list must be reset. I mean the formula from the previous ranks, wasn't much good, but (and I am a really huge fan) having the first two Star Wars films at numbers 1 & 2 is just unfair to other films.

on 2/17/2013

The Godfather.

on 4/12/2013

Easy, the Godfather! Duh, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and the list goes on...If it were Empire, it'll be tough as it would be #2 vs #3

on 5/2/2013

godfather is wayyyy better. it is the most perfect movie ever. star wars is childish,the effects are crappy and is overrated on this site.

on 5/28/2013

Star Wars for me. I still like The Godfather though

on 5/28/2013

I'm switching over to The Godfather.

on 5/29/2013

Okay I apologise for being too harsh on Star Wars. Its not that I don't like it it, and I understand why its such a favourite and influential movie. I admire Lucas' vision for creating a wonderful world that amazes children as well as grown ups even today. But yes, there are quite a few scenes & moments where this film looks really aged( say the not-so-well choreographed fight scene between Vader & Obiwan & those rubber costumed aliens, among some). Now this is no doubt due to the tight budget of the film, in fact the latter 2 parts look quite grand in comparison. Anyway, this is a relatively minor issue. But my problem is that really don't feel that connected to the movie, whereas I really liked Empire & even Jedi. This is mainly due to the new plot introduced between Luke & Vader( I also liked Yoda) and also the character developmets of Han & Leia . But until that point star wars really felt like more-effects-than-plot & well since the effects look old...... I'm not saying its not a great movie, but do you guys really believe it should top so many great classics present on this list?

on 5/29/2013

Nah, I switch to the Godfather.............

on 5/31/2013

I'm switching to Star Wars.

on 6/18/2013

Certainly The Godfather wins with me. SW is excellent but The Godfather is just compelling filmmaking.

on 9/17/2013

I love SW just as much as the next guy but The Godfather blows SW out of the water. The Godfather is the greatest overall film ever made.

on 12/11/2013

Star Wars is my choice...

on 12/17/2013

Godfather

on 12/21/2013

woooOOOOOOW!

on 12/29/2013

Star Wars is the best Sci-Fi Movie of all time. The Godfather is the best Mafia movie of all time. so the real question is which is better Sci-fi or Mafia. I Go with Godfather

on 12/29/2013

Star Wars is the best Sci-Fi Movie of all time. The Godfather is the best Mafia movie of all time. so the real question is which is better Sci-fi or Mafia. I Go with Godfather

on 12/29/2013

Star Wars is the best Sci-Fi Movie of all time. The Godfather is the best Mafia movie of all time. so the real question is which is better Sci-fi or Mafia. I Go with Godfather

on 12/29/2013

im going with godfather actually. For now... Placing my 12nd, 13rd, 14th and 15th is damn hard...

on 12/31/2013

flickchart is f***in with me. I want godfather switched out with stand by me!

on 1/4/2014

The Godfather easily

on 1/4/2014

The Godfather wins

on 1/7/2014

The Godfather is the simple winner

on 1/9/2014

the godfather no contest

on 1/11/2014

The Godfather without a doubt. Star Wars is an awesome movie, but definitely not worthy of the #1 spot

on 2/18/2014

Rewatched godfather after a long time. Never have I been so wrong about this movie. Star wars - the movie that dominates the fantasy movies and godfather - the film that dominates the reality movies. Although I love star wars alot, it didn't do it fully to me as it did with others (as avengers did, but that is another talk). Godfather wins. If i watched star wars for the first time when I was younger or lived in the time it came out Im pretty sure it would have won.

on 3/30/2014

I wasn't being ignorant watching The Godfather but I didn't find it very entertaining.

on 4/6/2014

I'm not kidding. After re-watching The Godfather, I prefer it over Star Wars

on 4/14/2014

Star Wars

on 4/14/2014

The Godfather is so much better than Star wars. the fact that movies like star wars and raiders of the lost arc are in the top 5 on this site completely discredits it as viable.

on 6/10/2014

I like the whole world of Star Wars

on 7/6/2014

Big guns are out with the Godfather winning the day.

on 7/30/2014

Both are great, iconic, and extremely popular. Whilst Star Wars is more popular and has become a massive pop-culture phenomenon, more so that The Godfather, The Godfather is definitely the superior film in terms of filmmaking and therefore wins this battle for me. Han may shoot first but Michael will have him sleeping with the fishes. The Godfather for the win.

on 10/12/2014

The Godfather wins.

on 10/14/2014

I prefer Star Wars. It is more entertaining.

on 11/13/2014

Both brilliant, but Godfather needs a rewatch before I can truly make my mind up on it. Star Wars doesn't get any worse the more I watch it, and it's still brilliant despite not even being my favourite Star Wars film. Star Wars wins.

on 3/21/2015

Definitely two of the greatest, both separated by a single position just outside my top 5. The Godfather or Star Wars... Hm, I think I'll take Star Wars by a nose.

on 4/10/2015

I need to re watch both movies I am going with star wars for the time being. ..... but I can change my decision any day

on 6/27/2015

Star Wars by a whisker..........

on 7/14/2015

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on 7/23/2015

I'm going to go with the Godfather as well. I think it has done even more for American film judging by the Best Picture win and the #2 spot on the updated AFI Top 100 (Originally it placed at 3).

on 7/23/2015

Ok I change my decision The godfather wins here

on 7/23/2015

Ok I change my decision The godfather wins here

on 9/17/2015

I find those people who prefer the Godfather lack of good taste disturbing. But I like both movies, but Star Wars is better.

on 10/8/2015

Godfather

on 3/22/2016

The Godfather.

on 7/30/2016

while most people say Godfather, I find it against my tastes of action and quick-paced, so star-wars wins.

on 2/9/2017

The Godfather.

on 9/22/2017

The Godfather by far

on 6/26/2018

The Godfather for me because it is a better well written story developed with great dramatic acting in history, while Star Wars the original is kind of less charming for a days.

on Jan 27

TGF.