Godfather I/II/III (1972, 1974, 1990)

Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather” trilogy remains the gold standard for movies about organized crime.

Wedding scene from Godfather I

There have been books and movies aplenty about the mafia, but Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy had a particularly epic quality.┬áThe cast, the settings, the period costumes, and the scripts with their innumerable memorable lines are all of the highest order. The family and “associated” relationships provided the story with an infinite number of opportunities for intrigue, peril, and suspense.

This clip is from the first movie wherein Michael Corleone goes toe-to-toe with a Jewish casino competitor and moments later menacingly scolds his brother Fredo for inadvertently crossing him (and “the family“) by injecting himself into the conversation.

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