• The Film
  • The Story
  • The Influence
  • Facts and Figures
  • The Godfather was shot in 62 days and with 6 and 1/2 million
    dollars.
  • The Godfather was the first film to gross over $100 million,
    and at $133 million, was the highest grossing film of all time
    upon its release. The early buzz on the film was so positive
    that a sequel was planned before the film was finished filming.
  • The line “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” was
    selected by the American Film Institute on it’s list as one of the
    top 100 movie quotes, it was at #2 right behind “Frankly my
    dear, I don’t give a damn” from Gone with the Wind (1939).
  • Voted #2 on AFI’s 100 Greatest Movies 10th Anniversary
    Edition.
  • In total, the Godfather series garnered 29 Oscar nominations,
    including three for Best Picture, 9 Oscar wins, including two
    for Best Picture, and rave reviews
  • Seven quotes from the trilogy made the ballot for the AFI’s
    Top 100 Movie Quotes, including, “Leave the gun. Take the
    cannolis;” “It’s a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi
    sleeps with the fishes;” “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke
    my heart. You broke my heart;” “Michael, we’re bigger than
    U.S. Steel;” and “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me
    back in!”
  • The Godfather is tied with The Shawshank Redemption for the
    highest score on IMDB.com (9.2), while The Godfather Part II
    comes in third (9.0). The Godfather was voted the “Greatest
    Film of All Time” by Entertainment Weekly.

TOP 250 Movies as voted by our users

Rank Rating Title Votes
1 9.2 The Shawshank Redemption ( 1994 ) 672,553
2 9.2 The Godfather ( 1972 ) 507,289
3 9.0 The Godfather: Part 2 ( 1974 ) 316,153
4 8.9 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ( 1966 ) 211,132
5 8.9 Pulp Fiction ( 1994 ) 529,176
6 8.9 12 Angry Men ( 1957 ) 162,557
7 8.9 Schindler´s List ( 1993 ) 352,257
8 8.8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo´´ Nest ( 1975 ) 279,943
9 8.8 The Dark Night ( 2008 ) 606,182
10 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ( 2003 ) 467,707
  • Voted #1 On Empire’s 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time.
  • Box Office Results:
    Opening Weekend USA: US $ 302,393 (19 March 1972, 6 screens)
    Gross Box Office Worldwide: US $ 268,500,000
    Rentals USA: US $86,691,000 and Rentals Worldwide:
    US $156,736,000