1972: The Godfather


Paramount Pictures

– Director: Francis Ford Coppola

– Stacker score: 100

– Metascore: 100

– IMDb user rating: 9.2

– Runtime: 175 minutes

As impactful today as it was the year you were born, if that was 1972, “The Godfather” is the quintessence of classic cinema. It centers on the Corleone crime family, whose members struggle to maintain power against a sea of rivals. Who would have guessed that Oscar-winning star Marlon Brando was reading off cue cards the whole time?