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List of Danny Aiello Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
16
3
The Godfather: Part II
R
16
3

Both a prequel and a sequel to the widely acclaimed crime film The Godfather, it continues the story of Michael Corleone as he survives several misfortunes while expanding the family business, and puts it in contrast to the early struggles of his father, Vito Corleone, recording his introduction into a life of crime.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama
2. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
15
3
Once Upon a Time in America
R
15
3

Through flashbacks, the film chronicles four decades of the life of David 'Noodles' Aaronson, who survived growing up in a rough Jewish neighborhood in New York with his partners Max, Cockeye and Patsy, became a feared mafia during the Prohibition era, and finally returned years later from self-imposed exile to learn a vital truth about his past.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama
3. Léon (1994)
14
3
Léon
R
14
3

12-year-old Mathilda, living in her dysfunctional stepfamily with her abusive father, finds her entire family killed by corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield while she was out grocery-shopping. Engulfed by a rage to avenge her little brother's death, she crawls into the solitary life of her neighbor, Léon, a hitman, to train to be an assassin.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
4. Do the Right Thing (1989)
15
3
Do the Right Thing
R
15
3

Sal Fragione, owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn, thinks of his eatery as a part of the community. Local customer Buggin’ Out objects that pictures of only Italian-Americans are displayed on pizzeria’s wall of fame, but being an African-American neighborhood, the wall should have black celebrities. As Sal differs, tensions over racism escalate and on one hot summer day, the frustrations explode.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sal
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
5. The Front (1976)
13
3
The Front
PG
13
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Woody Allen, Andrea Marcovicci, Zero Mostel, Michael Murphy, Herschel Bernardi
6. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
12
2
Lucky Number Slevin
R
12
2

Slevin Kelevra visits his friend, Nick, in New York and finds himself in a big mess. His friend is missing, he is kidnapped twice and asked to repay huge sum of money that Nick owes to two crime bosses and is even asked to murder someone. Under watch from a notorious assassin and a detective, Slevin has to quickly find a solution.

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul McGuigan
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
7. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
12
2
The Purple Rose of Cairo
PG
12
2

Set in the depression era, the film centers on an unhappy waitress caught in a loveless marriage. To assuage her loneliness, she often goes to see films, the latest of them being The Purple Rose of Cairo. Fascinated, she sits through it several times until Tom Baxter, the lead character, steps literally out of the screen to talk to her.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Monk
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Jeff Daniels, Irving Metzman, Stephanie Farrow
9. The Neighborhood (2017)
13
3
The Neighborhood
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Donatello
Director:
Frank D'Angelo
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Baldwin, Margot Kidder, Franco Nero, Maureen McCormick, Armand Assante, John Ashton
10. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
13
2
Jacob's Ladder
R
13
2

Vietnam War Veteran, Jacob Singer, is bayoneted during an attack and returns home to find his sanity gradually disintegrating. With hallucinations and fragmented visions haunting him, Jacob tries to find the truth and uncovers a much deeper conspiracy involving an experimental drug called Ladder.

As:
Cast
Role:
Louis
Director:
Adrian Lyne
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Macaulay Culkin, Ving Rhames, Timothy Francis Robbins, Jason Alexander, Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Matt Craven
11. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
12
2
Bang the Drum Slowly
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John D. Hancock
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Ann Wedgeworth
13. Dinner Rush (2000)
14
2
Dinner Rush
R
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Louis Cropa
Director:
Bob Giraldi
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Ajay Naidu, Sandra Bernhard, Frank Bongiorno, John Rothman
14. 29th Street (1991)
13
2
29th Street
R
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Pesce, Sr.
Director:
George Gallo
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Lainie Kazan, Robert Forster, Anthony LaPaglia, Frank Pesce
15. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
11
2
Fort Apache the Bronx
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Morgan
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Pam Grier, Paul Newman, Ed Asner, Edward Asner, Rachel Ticotin
16. Moonstruck (1987)
11
2
Moonstruck
PG
11
2

Moonstruck follows the story of a 37-year-old Italian-American widower who falls in love with her fiance's younger brother. The romantic comedy starring Cher released to critical and commercial success in 1987. The movie's screenplay, direction and performances received high praise in particular.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Johnny Cammareri
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Cher, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis
17. Old Enough (1984)
11
2
Old Enough
PG
11
2

This drama film tells the story of Karen, a teenage girl from a lower-middle-class family with a physically abusive father who pursues a friendship with Lonnie, an 11-year old girl, from a wealthy upper class family. Over the course of their friendship, the two expose each other to the very different lifestyles they have. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Bruckner
Director:
Marisa Silver
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alyssa Milano, Neill Barry, Rainbow Harvest, Sarah Boyd
18. Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
11
2
Hide in Plain Sight
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
James Caan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Caan, Robert Viharo, Jill Eikenberry, Joe Grifasi
19. Defiance (1980)
11
2
Defiance
PG
11
2

As he waits for his next order, suspended seaman Tommy takes temporary residence in a New York neighborhood controlled by a violent gang called the Souls and becomes attracted to Marsha, a beautiful local woman. When his attempts to avoid the gang fail, he takes up arms against it and in turn inspires his erstwhile passive neighbors.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carmine
Director:
John Flynn
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Jan-Michael Vincent, Theresa Saldana, Rudy Ramos
20. The Godmothers (1975)
11
2
The Godmothers
G
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
William Grefé
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Billy Barty, Socrates Ballis, Tony Adams, Courtney Brown
21. Hooch (1977)
11
2
Hooch
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Edward Mann
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gil Gerard, Melody Rogers, Mike Allen, Erika Fox
24. Bloodbrothers (1978)
10
2
Bloodbrothers
R
10
2

Stoney, a teenager is torn between following his brother’s footsteps and accepting the family line of work, or taking up a job as a teacher. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Englund, Paul Sorvino, Richard Gere, Yvonne Wilder, Tony Lo Bianco, Lelia Goldoni
25. Death Mask (1984)
10
2
Death Mask
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Friedman
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Farley Granger, Arch Johnson, Lee Bryant, John McCurry
26. City Hall (1996)
10
2
City Hall
R
10
2

An innocent young boy is accidentally killed during a shootout between the police and the mob. Soon the Deputy Mayor steps in to investigate the matter and dig for answers.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Anselmo
Director:
Harold Becker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
27. Harlem Nights (1989)
10
2
Harlem Nights
R
10
2

Harlem Nights is a crime comedy film which takes us to the 1930s. It tells the story of a New York City gambling house owner and his associates who face strong competition as well as problems from gangsters and corrupt policemen.

As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Cantone
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
28. Man on Fire (1987)
9
2
Man on Fire
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Élie Chouraqui
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jonathan Pryce, Scott Glenn, Brooke Adams, Joe Pesci
29. Hudson Hawk (1991)
9
2
Hudson Hawk
R
9
2

After Eddie, also known as Hudson Hawk, is released from prison, he promises to himself to lead an honest life. However, he is soon blackmailed into stealing some of the priceless works of the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy Five-Tone
Director:
Michael Lehmann
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
31. The Protector (1985)
9
2
The Protector
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Garoni
Director:
James Glickenhaus
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jackie Chan, Big John Studd, Sandy Alexander, Victor Arnold, Kim Bass
36. Ruby (1992)
9
3
Ruby
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Ruby
Director:
John Mackenzie
Genres:
History, Biography, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
David Duchovny, Tobin Bell, Sherilyn Fenn, Joe Cortese
38. Mojave Moon (1996)
8
2
Mojave Moon
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Al
Director:
Kevin Dowling
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Angelina Jolie, Alfred Molina, Anne Archer, Michael Biehn
41. Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)
7
1
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
PG
7
1

Flash used to be a skilled baseball player, but ruins his life by excessive drinking. One day he meets Chu Chu, who used to be a successful entertainer, but ruins her career like him after falling into alcoholism. Soon, they find government documents and decide to return them to their rightful owners, in hope of reward money, but instead they fall in trouble.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Johnson
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Jack Warden, Adam Arkin
42. Shorty (2003)
12
2
Shorty
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Furno, Daniel F. Doyle
Genres:
Family, Documentary
Star Cast:
Walter Simms, Grady Hardeman, Marty Favret, Scott Simms, Scott Tucker-Simms
43. UnConventional (2004)
12
2
UnConventional
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Furno, Daniel F. Doyle
Genres:
Documentary, Horror
Star Cast:
Tiffany Shepis, Gunnar Hansen, 42nd Street Pete, Bob Gonzo, Cathleen Wilbur
44. Stiffs (2010)
12
2
Stiffs
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Tramontana
Director:
Frank Ciota
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Jon Polito, Louis Vanaria, Frank Bongiorno
45. Lieberman in Love (1995)
11
2
Lieberman in Love
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Lieberman
Director:
Christine Lahti
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Allan Arbus, Lisa Banes, Christine Lahti, Nancy Travis
46. Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed (1990)
11
2
Richard Lewis: I'm Doomed
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bruce Gowers
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Lewis, Angie Dickinson, Richard Dimitri, Marv Albert
47. Mulberry St. (2010)
10
2
Mulberry St.
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Abel Ferrara
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Frank Aquilino, John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia, Dion DiMucci, Frankie Cee
48. Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
10
2
Brooklyn Lobster
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Giorgio
Director:
Kevin Jordan
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Curtin, Heather Burns, Marisa Ryan, Daniel Sauli
49. The Fool (2005)
10
2
The Fool
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Voice of the Dummy
Director:
Billie Mintz
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Ron Gabriel, Cameron Ansell, Sofie Holland, James Nelligan
50. The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991)
10
2
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Presenter
Director:
Jeff Margolis
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Ann-Margret, Billy Crystal, Anne Archer, Giorgio Armani
51. A Broken Sole (2006)
10
2
A Broken Sole
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Shoemaker
Director:
Antony Marsellis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bob Dishy, Judith Light, Margaret Colin, Laila Robins
52. The Cemetery Club (1993)
9
2
The Cemetery Club
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Katz
Director:
Bill Duke
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Diane Ladd, Christina Ricci, Lainie Kazan, Olympia Dukakis, Ellen Burstyn
53. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990)
9
2
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Nominee
Director:
Jeff Margolis
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Isabelle Adjani, Billy Crystal, Norma Aleandro, Paula Abdul
54. A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998)
9
2
A Brooklyn State of Mind
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Parente
Director:
Frank Rainone
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Jennifer Esposito, Abe Vigoda, Vincent Spano, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rick Aiello
55. Wilbur Falls (1998)
9
2
Wilbur Falls
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Phillip Devereaux
Director:
Juliane Hiam
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Maureen Stapleton, Sally Kirkland, Suzanne Cryer, Shanee Edwards
56. Mambo Café (2000)
8
2
Mambo Café
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Reuben Gonzalez
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sarah Rafferty, Ellen Pompeo, Paul Rodriguez, Rosanna DeSoto
57. Off Key (2001)
8
2
Off Key
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fabrizio
Director:
Manuel Gómez Pereira
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Anna Galiena, Ariadna Gil
58. Prince of Central Park (2000)
8
2
Prince of Central Park
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Noah Cairn
Director:
John Leekley
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kathleen Turner, Harvey Keitel, Cathy Moriarty, Frankie Nasso
59. Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis (1997)
8
2
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Rathbone
Director:
John Henderson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rik Mayall, Daniel Abineri, Justin Avoth, Nick Bartlett
60. Me and the Kid (1993)
8
2
Me and the Kid
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry
Director:
Dan Curtis
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Joe Pantoliano, Abe Vigoda, Alex Zuckerman, Cathy Moriarty
61. White Hot (1989)
8
2
White Hot
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Buick
Director:
Robby Benson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robby Benson, Tawny Kitaen, Cliff Bemis, Kevin Gray
62. 18 Shades of Dust (1999)
8
2
18 Shades of Dust
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vincent Dianni
Director:
Danny Aiello III
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
William Forsythe, Jessica DiCicco, Jarrod Bunch, John Battista
63. The Closer (1990)
8
2
The Closer
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chester Grant
Director:
Dimitri Logothetis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Karen, Kenneth Dowd, Barney Belson, Ralph Geray
64. Zeyda and the Hitman (2004)
8
1
Zeyda and the Hitman
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Melanie Mayron
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Judd Hirsch, Mercedes Ruehl, Gil Bellows, Conrad Dunn
65. The Third Solution (1988)
8
1
The Third Solution
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
George Sherman
Director:
Pasquale Squitieri
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
F. Murray Abraham, Rossano Brazzi, Treat Williams, Rita Rusic
66. Key Exchange (1985)
7
1
Key Exchange
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Carabello
Director:
Barnet Kellman
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth Allen, Brooke Adams, Kerry Armstrong, Sandra Beall
67. Save the Rabbits (1994)
7
1
Save the Rabbits
7
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Ronnie
Director:
Jean-Pierre Marois
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Teri Garr, Gérard Darmon, Tom Novembre, Thierry Klemeniuk
69. Mail Order Bride (2003)
7
1
Mail Order Bride
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Santini
Director:
Robert Capelli Jr., Jeffrey Wolf
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Artie Lange, Ivana Milicevic, Jackie Martling, Robert Capelli Jr.
70. The Last Request (2006)
6
1
The Last Request
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pop
Director:
John DeBellis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gilbert Gottfried, Barbara Feldon, Frank Vincent, Joe Piscopo
71. Shocktroop (1989)
5
1
Shocktroop
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
John Cunningham
Director:
J. Christian Ingvordsen
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Lyle Alzado, J. Christian Ingvordsen, John Weiner, Joe Ambrose

TV Movie(s)

1. Blood Feud (1983)
12
2
Blood Feud
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Randy Powers
Director:
Mike Newell
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Ernest Borgnine, Brian Dennehy, J.T. Walsh, Robert Blake, Edward Albert
2. Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (1978)
12
2
Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Alexander, Ronny Cox, Jeff Lynas, Kristine McKeon
3. A Question of Honor (1982)
11
2
A Question of Honor
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Martelli
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Crime, Action, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Gazzara, Paul Sorvino, Robert Vaughn, Tony Roberts
4. The Last Tenant (1978)
11
2
The Last Tenant
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carl
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Lo Bianco, Lee Strasberg, Christine Lahti, Julie Bovasso
5. The Hustler of Money (1987)
11
2
The Hustler of Money
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Stiller, Ralph Glenn Howard, Steve Klayman
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anne Meara, Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, John Mahoney, Nina Tremblay, Glen Holtzer
6. Gemini (1982)
11
2
Gemini
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fran
Director:
Barnet Kellman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Scott Baio, John Cassisi, Eve Gordon, Anne De Salvo
7. Brothers' Destiny (1995)
10
2
Brothers' Destiny
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Duke
Director:
Dean Hamilton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Rooney, Rick Aiello, Will Estes
11. Alone in the Neon Jungle (1988)
8
2
Alone in the Neon Jungle
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chief
Director:
Georg Stanford Brown
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Suzanne Pleshette, Joe Morton, Raymond Serra, Jon Tenney

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

On Our Own (1977)
On Our Own
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bess Armstrong, Dixie Carter, Gretchen Wyler, Lynnie Greene
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990)
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection
As:
Cast
Role:
Papa (segment "Papa Don't Preach")
Director:
Bruce Gowers, James Foley, David Fincher, Mary Lambert, Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Benicio Del Toro, John Leguizamo, Madonna, Cameron Alborzian, Deke Anderson
Madonna: Papa Don't Preach (1986)
Madonna: Papa Don't Preach
As:
Cast
Role:
Father (uncredited)
Director:
James Foley
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Madonna, Debi Mazar, Mailon Rivera, Erika Belle
The Last Don (1997)
The Last Don
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Don Domenico Clericuzio (3 episodes, 1997)
Director:
Graeme Clifford
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Christopher Meloni, Kirstie Alley, Daryl Hannah, Rory Cochrane, David Marciano
Dellaventura (1997)
Dellaventura
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Anthony Dellaventura / ... (14 episodes, 1997-1998)
Director:
Michael Dinner, Danny Aiello III
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lucy Liu, Anne Ramsay, Rick Aiello, Byron Minns
The Lucie Arnaz Show (1985)
The Lucie Arnaz Show
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucie Arnaz, Tony Roberts, Lee Bryant, Karen Jablons-Alexander
Lady Blue (1985)
Lady Blue
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Terry McNichols (14 episodes, 1985-1986)
Director:
Michael Vejar, Guy Magar, Jerry Jameson, John D. Hancock
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Power of Attorney (1995)
Power of Attorney
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Scassi
Director:
Howard Himelstein
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Rae Dawn Chong, Roger Wilson, Elias Koteas, Nina Siemaszko