Godfather, The

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Crime / Heist, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1970s, Gangster protagonist, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979, Classics, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "The story spans the years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael, steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge."

Overall Ranking: 15 (Rank from 1972: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 84.62%
Regular 11.54%
Half-Popped 3.85%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • People Involved

  • Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone)
  • Al Pacino (Michael Corleone)
  • James Caan (Santino Sonny Corleone)
  • Richard S. Castellano (Pete Clemenza)
  • Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen)
  • Sterling Hayden (Capt. Mark McCluskey)
  • Richard Conte (Emilio Barzini)
  • Al Lettieri (Virgil Der Türke Sollozzo)
  • Diane Keaton (Kay Adams)
  • Abe Vigoda (Salvatore "Sally" Tessio)
  • Talia Shire (Connie Corleone Rizzi)
  • Gianni Russo (Carlo Rizzi)
  • John Cazale (Fredo Corleone)
  • John Marley (Jack Woltz)
  • Rudy Bond (Carmine Cuneo)
  • Al Martino (Johnny Fontane)
  • Simonetta Stefanelli (Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone)
  • Victor Rendina (Philip Tattaglia)
  • Tony Giorgio (Bruno Tattaglia)
  • Albert S. Ruddy (Director)
  • Francis Ford Coppola (Director)
  • Mario Puzo (Director)
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