The Godfather (1972)

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Directed By Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola Starring Marlon Brando Marlon Brando  •  Al Pacino Al Pacino  •  James Caan James Caan  •  Robert Duvall Robert Duvall  •  Diane Keaton Diane Keaton Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Crime Drama  •  Crime  •  Drama  •  Family Drama  •  Gangster Film  •  New Hollywood  •  Period Film Studios &
The Godfather  •  Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Winning  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  American Zoetrope  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Elder's Film That Changed My Life  •  Spike Lee's Essential Film List  •  Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Drama Winning  •  Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Winning  •  Alamo Drafthouse 100  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Movies of All Time
Release Info 1972-03-15T00:00:00Z March 15, 1972
Color  •  175 minutes R Rated R
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Cleckley on 8/23/2011 Reply  · 

Underrated movie...

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Nononsense on 2/10/2014 Reply  · 

Did you really call The Godfather underrated? LOL

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porcchopz on 10/11/2011 Reply  · 

This is the best movie of all time and should be at no. 1 on the chart. It is something everyone has to watch before they die, or else they've simply missed out.

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lpl1012 on 3/16/2012 Reply  · 

Al Pacino, My favorite movie actor

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sergiobergman737 on 4/3/2012 Reply  · 

@Cleckley underrated? every one thinks this movie is amazing

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Cleckley on 8/12/2012 Reply  · 

Yep. It is and it is.

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moshingsafely on 8/30/2012 Reply  · 

Did not care for the Godfather. It insists upon itself.

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Seb on 12/6/2012 Reply  · 

i like the Moneypit. that is my response to that statement.

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Reelz on 10/25/2012 Reply  · 

I feel ashamed for hating this movie so much before. It brilliantly unfolds like a great novel and has incredibly detailed characters and unforgettable scenes. A true movie gem.

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finnboy on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

perhaps the greatest movie of all time

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SLionsCricket on 3/11/2013 Reply  · 

Perhaps is the greatest movie ever made with two of the greatest actors ever: The late Marlon Brando and Al Pacino who steal the show and a great performance by Robert Duvall and overall, some of the greatest characters, amazing story and iconic soundtrack!

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Caesar on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

"And I hope that their first child be a masculine child."

That line always cracks me up. Luca Brasi rules.

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SLionsCricket on 4/5/2013 Reply  · 

Hahaha! Luca Brasi was awesome! Too bad that he now sleeps with the fishes.

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SLionsCricket on 4/12/2013 Reply  · 

The best movie ever made and pretty much tied with Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring for my favorite movie ever and I can't imagine the Godfather being topped :D

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spacecraft on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

great movie one of my all time favorites.Really gritty it is awesome.

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CTR479 on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Greatest film of all-time. Nothing more need be said.

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movielover1994 on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

This Is My Favorite Crime Film Of All Time.

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tilite1981 on 10/19/2013 Reply  · 

Perfect movie, The movie all other crime movies wish they could be .

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Area_hulk on 3/16/2014 Reply  · 

Not only is this the best scene in the movie. It is the greatest scene of all time in film history!!

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SLionsCricket on 4/5/2014 Reply  · 

Virtually any scene in The Godfather can be considered the greatest scene in cinematic history. Completely iconic and engrossing. Legendary film.

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cheesydog1 on 4/23/2014 Reply  · 

It's perfect I agree but I got to watch it again

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athos on 12/22/2014 Reply  · 

perfect- thank goodness Parmont didn't get it's way with the casting

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

It's just so classy. I love it!

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Danny237 on 4/29/2015 Reply  · 

Very very very very overrated. But, it good and deserves your membership on my top 100.

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TommyDoyle78 on 6/2/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, Godfather is bad-ass, everyone know it.

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martinjacob49 on 7/2/2015 Reply  · 

Best movie ever! Marlon Brando's class!

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Koroy on 7/12/2015 Reply  · 

Dissapointed.Yes thats the word which came to my mind after i finished watching The Godfather

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Koroy on 9/14/2015 Reply  · 

Ok now the second viewing made it better.But atill it has some unnecessary sequences which I don't like

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skywalker17 on 2/21/2016 Reply  · 

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LandMiller on 3/29/2017 Reply  · 

Overrated (It insists opon itself)

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LandMiller on 4/24/2017 Reply  · 

After re-watching it I finally started to like it!

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PiccoloKing on 9/4/2017 Reply  · 

Part II is better.

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TommyDoyle2016 on 9/21/2017 Reply  · 

Overrated. For sure, it's a outstading movie, but it's kinda of overrated if I'm being honest. Just like I'd give a crap about some gangster shit.

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Kersey475 on 9/22/2017 Reply  · 

Yeah it's a cliche and obvious choice for my #1, but I can't help it. It's just a perfect film which is especially surprising since I normally hate films that are overly-long, joyless, and slow-paced.

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Eagleskywalker87 on 10/21/2017 Reply  · 

I finally understand the love for this movie. And I LOVED the first 90 minutes as well as the last 20 minutes. There's complex characters, deep and engaging dialogue and powerful themes about corruption and power. In between that time it was very draggy, the structure was messy and it lost its flare. The acting and the filmmaking stayed consistently great, though!

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LOR13 on 12/3/2018 Reply  · 

A classic American story of power, greed, loyalty, and family. Flawless film making, with a classic score. Brando's Don Vito Corleone is iconic. The rest of the cast, from Pacino to Duvall are great. One of the most imitated and quotable films ever made. A true all time great Masterpiece.

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ear on 10/21/2019 Reply  · 

An American Masterpiece.

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filmbuff99 on 1/13/2020 Reply  · 

A true masterpiece that has a great story about family and the negative consequences of crime. It also has some of the best characters ever in a movie. Francis Ford Coppola did a great job directing and the performances from Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, etc. were all great. It has a great and recognizable music score from Nino Rota as well. I do like Part II better but Part I is still one of the best films ever made.

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thegoatanakin on 10/7/2020 Reply  · 

After finally watching this I have to say it lives up to the hype.

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Irish_Sicilian2 on 12/14/2020 Reply  · 

It's astonishing to think a potboiler novel like The Godfather was adapted into one of the greatest movies ever made. Excellent and unforgettable. Truly lives up to all the hype.


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DavyTheGiant on 10/15/2021 Reply  · 

One of the worst movies i've ever seen. Not close to being the best movie of all time, not even in the conversation. The only ones liking it are completely brainwashed into thinking it's a great film.

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robela740 on 11/1/2021 Reply  · 

Wtf?? It is a great movie.

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Critique on 12/31/2021 Reply  · 

Its one of the most emotional movies which doesn't involve incessant sobbing. Truly one of the best films ever produced.

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