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

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: 16 (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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Bryan Lowers100
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R100(full review)
Steve Habrat100(full review)
BTS Brian100
Danny M100
Mario L100
Sean Kelly100(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews100
Josh of Classicblanca100
Thomas Pollock100
Patrick Devitt100
Sober Film Critic James Brown100(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman100 - One of the best movies of all time.
(full review)
Jim Carrier98
David Baruffi97(full review)
Bryan Lienesch96 - An incredible crime saga told with so much detail and conviction, you question just how fictional it really is.
J Bumgardner90
MandF Reviews90 - Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star in this mafia epic
(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews90
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less80(full review)
Dave Examines Movies76(full review)
J Collins70
Annwyn S60

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)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Godfather: Part II, The
  • Godfather Part III, The
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  • The Godfather Trilogy
  • Francis Ford Coppola 101
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