Best Al Pacino movies

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Best Al Pacino movies

TOP 25:
Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday
Character: Tony D'Amato
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.

TOP 24:
Looking for Richard
Looking for Richard
Character: Himself/Richard III
Genre: Documentary
Release: 1996
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."


TOP 23:
The Pirates of Somalia
The Pirates of Somalia
Character: Seymour Tolbin
Genre: Drama
Release: 2017
After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, only to quickly find himself in over his head.

TOP 22:
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Character: Himself (archive footage)
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2002
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans, based on his famous 1994 autobiography.

TOP 21:
Scarecrow
Scarecrow
Character: Francis Lionel 'Lion' Delbuchi
Genre: Drama
Release: 1973
Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.


TOP 20:
You Don't Know Jack
You Don't Know Jack
Character: Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Genre: Drama
Release: 2010
Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning actor Al Pacino brings “Dr. Death” to life in an all-new HBO Films presentation: You Don’t Know Jack, directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson.

TOP 19:
...And Justice for All
...And Justice for All
Character: Arthur Kirkland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1979
An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.

TOP 18:
Chinese Coffee
Chinese Coffee
Character: Harry Levine
Genre: Drama
Release: 2000
When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a work of semi-fiction based on their longtime friendship. Although he initially denies having read it, Jake later attacks it on aesthetic grounds, and deep-seated feelings of betrayal and jealousy surface and lead to a traumatic confrontation.


TOP 17:
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
Character: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2009
John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation.

TOP 16:
The Insider
The Insider
Character: Lowell Bergman
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1999
Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.

TOP 15:

The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Advocate
Character: John Milton
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1997
A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.


TOP 14:

The Godfather: Part III

The Godfather: Part III
Character: Don Michael Corleone
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1990
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

TOP 13:

Glengarry Glen Ross

Glengarry Glen Ross
Character: Ricky Roma
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1992
Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.

TOP 12:

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Character: Marvin Schwarz
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2019
Los Angeles, 1969. TV star Rick Dalton, a struggling actor specializing in westerns, and stuntman Cliff Booth, his best friend, try to survive in a constantly changing movie industry. Dalton is the neighbor of the young and promising actress and model Sharon Tate, who has just married the prestigious Polish director Roman Polanski…

TOP 11:

Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco
Character: Benjamin 'Lefty' Ruggiero
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.


TOP 10:

Serpico

Serpico
Character: Officer Frank Serpico
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Release: 1973
The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.

TOP 9:

Scent of a Woman

Scent of a Woman
Character: Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Genre: Drama
Release: 1992
Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

TOP 8:

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon
Character: Sonny Wortzik
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1975
Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.

TOP 7:

Heat

Heat
Character: Lt. Vincent Hanna
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1995
Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

TOP 6:

Carlito's Way

Carlito's Way
Character: Carlito Brigante
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 1993
A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him, and lead a better life outside NYC.


TOP 5:

The Irishman

The Irishman
Character: Jimmy Hoffa
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Release: 2019
Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

TOP 4:

Scarface

Scarface
Character: Antonio "Tony" Montana
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1983
After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

TOP 3:

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II
Character: Don Michael Corleone
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1974
In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

TOP 2:

The Godfather

The Godfather
Character: Michael Corleone
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 1972
Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of 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.

TOP 1:

The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980

The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
Character: Don Michael Corleone
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1992
The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family. Story is told in chronological order, and numerous scenes that were deleted from each film have been restored.