#1. The Godfather (1972)

- Director: Francis Ford Coppola

- IMDb user rating: 9.2

- Metascore: 100

- Runtime: 175 minutes

Director Francis Ford Coppola turned Mario Puzo’s novel “The Godfather” into what is considered one of the greatest films of all time. Starring Marlon Brando as mafia boss Vito Corleone, the film depicts the transformation of his son Michael (Al Pacino) into a ruthless enforcer and leader within the family. The film was thought to be absorbing, and it ended up vitalizing the careers of Brando, Coppola, and Pacino.

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