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List of Francis Ford Coppola Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Godfather (1972)
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8
The Godfather
R
80
8

Michael Corleone returns from WWII as a decorated war hero and is reluctant to enter the family business headed by his father Vito Corleone, a powerful New York mafia boss. However, after his aging father clashes with a treacherous rival for denying assistance regarding a drug deal, Michael is dragged into a mob war that tears his family apart.

Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
56
7
The Godfather: Part II
R
56
7

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.

Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material
3. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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6
Apocalypse Now
R
34
6

Set in the time of the Vietnam War, Apocalypse Now details a soldier's descent into madness, when he is tasked with assassinating a rogue Special Forces officer, who has apparently set himself up as a 'God' deep in the Cambodian jungle.

Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction
4. The Conversation (1974)
14
4
The Conversation
PG
14
4

Harry Caul, a sound surveillance expert, is engaged by a client, ‘the director,’ to provide the tape of conversation between a young couple, Mark and Ann, as they walk across San Francisco’s Union Square. From the recordings Harry learns that the couple’s lives are under threat. He tries to dig deep into the matter only to get entangled in a dangerous mystery.

Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
5. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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8
The Godfather: Part III
R
20
8

In the final film in The Godfather trilogy, Michael Corleone is almost successful in legitimizing his family business and is keen to leave the underworld. However, there are numerous issues that he has to deal with, starting from his own health to a feud between Vincent Mancini and Joey Zasa and a blooming romance between Vincent Mancini and Mary.

Starring:
Eli Wallach, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Sofia Coppola, Andy Garcia, Joe Mantegna, Talia Shire
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
6. Dracula (1992)
15
5
Dracula
R
15
5

In the 15th century, Vlad Dracula returns from a war to find that his wife has committed suicide. In the 19th century, he returns as the client of solicitor Jonathan Harker, whose fiancé Mina, he believes is the reincarnation of his wife. Dracula captures Jonathan and wreaks havoc, especially on Mina’s friend Lucy. Now Lucy’s friends and a vampire killer, Van Helsing, decide to end his terror.

Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
7. Making 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' (1992)
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4
Making 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'
8
4
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
8. The Rainmaker (1997)
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4
The Rainmaker
PG-13
10
4

The Rainmaker is a legal drama film, revolving around an inexperienced young lawyer, who agrees to fight for a helpless boy dying from leukemia, after the insurance company refuses to pay for his operation that would save his life. 

Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
9. The Outsiders (1983)
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4
The Outsiders
PG
12
4

In an Oklahoma town during the mid-1960s, two rival teen gangs, working-class ‘Greasers’ and well-to-do ‘Socials’ are frequently at loggerheads with each other. One night, Socs gang attacks two Greasers, Ponyboy and Johnny, who fight back, killing a Socs member in the scuffle. As they hide in an abandoned church, this incidence leads to a chain of grim events involving all the Greasers.

Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
11. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
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4
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
PG
8
4

This biographical drama film tells the story of Preston Tucker, the well-known auto designer, who had revolutionized the auto industry. The film shows how he had struggled in his early days, and how his dreams are challenged by the established auto manufacturers of Detroit.    

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Mako Iwamatsu, Christian Slater, Lloyd Bridges, Martin Landau, Sofia Coppola, Joan Allen
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
12. Tetro (2009)
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3
Tetro
R
8
3

Tetro is a drama film which tells the story of Bennie, a young boy, who arrives in Argentina to search for his estranged brother. After meeting Tetro, his brother, he finds that he is not the same person, but he has become a self-destructive soul and has also abandoned his writing career. Bennie thinks of secretly completing one of his brother’s plays, and submitting it, hoping to win a literary prize.

Starring:
Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Maribel Verdú, Silvia Pérez, Rodrigo De la Serna
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
13. The Rain People (1969)
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3
The Rain People
R
8
3
Starring:
Robert Duvall, James Caan, Shirley Knight, Tom Aldredge, Marya Zimmet
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
14. The Cotton Club (1984)
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4
The Cotton Club
R
8
4

Starting from a musician, and the gorgeous girlfriend of a well-known gangster, the lives of various characters intersect at Cotton Club.

Starring:
Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Jennifer Grey, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Sofia Coppola, Tom Waits
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
15. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
9
4
Peggy Sue Got Married
PG-13
9
4

Peggy Sue attends a high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband. However, she faints during the reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school, and gets a chance to relive her life, making different choices.

Starring:
Helen Hunt, John Carradine, Jim Carrey, Nicolas Cage, Kathleen Turner, Sofia Coppola, Barry Miller
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
16. New York Stories (1989)
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5
New York Stories
PG
7
5

New York Stories is an anthology drama film which tells us three different stories, all of them taking place in New York. The first one tells the story of Lionel, a middle-aged artist, who is infatuated with his assistant. The second story revolves around a 12 year old girl who lives in a luxurious hotel. The third one deals with a New York lawyer dealing with his possessive mother.     

Starring:
Nick Nolte, Julie Kavner, Steve Buscemi, Holly Marie Combs, Adrien Brody, Martin Scorsese, Larry David
17. Gardens of Stone (1987)
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4
Gardens of Stone
R
7
4

Sergeant Clell Hazard wants to be an instructor for new recruits during the Vietnam War, but he is disheartened when he is instead stationed as a guard at a cemetery. When Private Jack Willow, the son of an old friend, is stationed under him, Hazard tries to teach him about war, before he is deployed to Vietnam.  

Starring:
James Earl Jones, Laurence Fishburne, James Caan, Anjelica Huston, D.B. Sweeney, Dean Stockwell
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
18. One from the Heart (1981)
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4
One from the Heart
R
6
4

One from the Heart is a romantic drama musical film which tells the story of Hank and Frannie, who have been in a live-in relationship for five years. However, they eventually break up on the fifth anniversary of their relationship, as they both meet a more interesting partner, with whom they both plan to celebrate the 4th of July.   

Starring:
Nastassja Kinski, Rebecca De Mornay, Teri Garr, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Waits, Lainie Kazan, Frederic Forrest
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
19. Captain EO (1986)
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5
Captain EO
6
5
Starring:
Michael Jackson, Anjelica Huston, Dick Shawn, Tony Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
20. Youth Without Youth (2007)
6
4
Youth Without Youth
R
6
4

Dominic is an old professor of linguistics who is thinking of suicide. His life takes a turn when he is transformed into his younger self after being struck by lightning. With the Nazis hot on his pursuit, he travels the world attempting to understand the mysteries of life and love.  

Starring:
Tim Roth, Bruno Ganz, Anamaria Marinca, Matt Damon, Alexandra Maria Lara, André Hennicke, Marcel Iures
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
21. Finian's Rainbow (1968)
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4
Finian's Rainbow
G
6
4
Starring:
Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Steele, Don Francks
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
22. You're a Big Boy Now (1966)
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4
You're a Big Boy Now
TV-MA
6
4
Starring:
Geraldine Page, Peter Kastner, Tony Bill, Rip Torn, Elizabeth Hartman
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
23. Jack (1996)
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5
Jack
PG-13
6
5

Jack is a 1996 coming-of-age comedy-drama film revolving around a 10-year old boy named Jack, who suffers from a condition that makes him look much older than he actually is. This leads him to facing a lot of problems at school.

Starring:
Robin Williams, Fran Drescher, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Bill Cosby
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
24. Dementia 13 (1963)
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4
Dementia 13
6
4

After John Haloran passes away, his widow Louise is worried that she will not receive any inheritance. She tries to come up with a way to get her hands on it, and moves into the estate belonging to her husbands’ family. However, she is unaware of the fact that there is an axe murderer loose in the estate, and she might be the next target.

Starring:
William Campbell, Luana Anders, Patrick Magee, Bart Patton, Mary Mitchel
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
25. The Terror (1963)
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4
The Terror
PG
4
4

The Terror is a horror film which tells the story of André, a lieutenant in Napoleon’s army, who gets separated from his unit accidentally. While wandering near the coast, he sees a young mysterious woman, whom he asks for directions. She doesn’t answer or even greet him. André continues following her and reaches the castle of Baron Von Lepp. Upon trying to enter the castle, the Baron tells him that there is no woman in the castle, but shows him a picture of the Baroness who died twenty years ago. André is shocked to see that it is the same woman he has been following.

Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Dorothy Neumann
26. Twixt (2011)
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4
Twixt
R
4
4

Twixt is a mystery horror film which tells the story of a struggling horror writer who is visiting a small town. He soon gets involved a murder mystery involving a young girl, who is going to be responsible for his upcoming story.

Starring:
Ben Chaplin, Tom Waits, Elle Fanning, Val Edward Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Alden Ehrenreich, Val Kilmer
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
27. Nebo zovyot (1959)
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4
Nebo zovyot
3
4

Russian spaceship, Homeland, has been built on a space station and the crews are waiting for the command to start on their mission to Planet Mars. Meanwhile, American spaceship, Typhoon, arrives at the same station with some mechanical problems. The film portrays the rivalry beet Russia and America to become the first nation to land on Mars.  

Starring:
Ivan Pereverzev, Aleksandr Shvorin, Linda Barrett, Konstantin Bartashevich, Mikhail Belousov
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola, Mikhail Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr
28. Tonight for Sure (1962)
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3
Tonight for Sure
1
3

Two men, Samuel and Benjamin, meet up at the Herald Club, just before a show and they wire something into the electrical box which is set to blow up at midnight.

Starring:
Karl Schanzer, Don Kenney, Marli Renfro, Virginia Gordon, Barbara Martin
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
29. The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
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3
The Bellboy and the Playgirls
1
3

The Bellboy and the Playgirls

Starring:
Don Kenney, June Wilkinson, Karin Dor, Willy Fritsch, Michael Cramer
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Umgelter
30. Distant Vision (2016)
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0
Distant Vision
0
0
Starring:
Alexander Niles, Lou Volpe, Ethan Louis Samuels DiSalvio, Lea Madda, Beth Lane
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
31. Distant Vision (2015)
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0
Distant Vision
0
0
Starring:
Jeffrey Schmidt, Brady McInnes, Chandler Ryan, Mike Kimmel, Thesa Loving
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola

Movies (Actor)

1. Filmmaker (1968)
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4
Filmmaker
7
4

This documentary short film shows us behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the 1969 film ‘The Rain People’.

Starring:
Tom Aldredge, Nathan Boxer, Bill Butler, Leon Ericksen
Directed By:
2. Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' (1971)
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5
Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138'
7
5

In the documentary, Lucas and producer Francis Ford Coppola discuss director’s vision for the film and his thoughts about the science fiction genre. Apart from the discussion, the documentary also features recordings of actors preparing for their roles in THX 1138 by removing their hair, which was essential for the film. 

Role:
Himself
Starring:
George Lucas, Robert Duvall, Walter Murch, Claudette Bessing, Irene Cagen
Directed By:
3. Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015)
17
5
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
17
5
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Mel Brooks, Danny DeVito, Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson
Directed By:
Daniel Raim

Narrator/Dubbing

Palo Alto (2013)
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6
Palo Alto
R
9
6

Palo Alto is a teen drama film which revolves around the lives of multiple teenagers in a small Californian town, who due to lack of parental guidance, get into substance abuse and casual sex, which leads them down a path of destruction.

Role:
The Judge (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, James Franco, Margaret Qualley, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Olivia Crocicchia
Directed By:
Gia Coppola

Animation Movies

The Junky's Christmas (1993)
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4
The Junky's Christmas
11
4
Starring:
William S. Burroughs, Susan Ashline, Dayton Bard, Jon Blumb, Jennifer Brosseau
Directed By:
Melodie McDaniel, Nick Donkin

Special Appearance/Cameo

Apocalypse Now (1979)
25
4
Apocalypse Now
R
25
4

Set in the time of the Vietnam War, Apocalypse Now details a soldier's descent into madness, when he is tasked with assassinating a rogue Special Forces officer, who has apparently set himself up as a 'God' deep in the Cambodian jungle.

Role:
Director of TV Crew (uncredited)
Starring:
Charlie Sheen, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction
War Hunt (1962)
5
3
War Hunt
5
3

At the end of the Korean War, Private, Roy Loomis, encounters a psychotic soldier named Raymond Endore who has a habit of crossing enemy lines at night and slitting their throats. When an armistice is declared, Loomis discovers Endore has been training a young orphan named Charlie and has no intention of leaving Korea. 

Role:
Army Truck Driver (uncredited)
Starring:
Tom Skerritt, Gavin MacLeod, Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford, Anthony Ray, Charles Aidman
Directed By:
Denis Sanders
The Young Racers (1963)
3
3
The Young Racers
3
3

Joe Machin is a womanizer and a reckless auto-racer who stops at nothing to win race or women. When Steve Children, a former-racer-turned-writer, realizes that his girlfriend had an affair with Joe, Steve accompanies Joe on tour, determined to expose his conduct. When Joe realizes Steve’s plan, the two compete in a personal grudge match. What will be the outcome of the race?

Role:
(uncredited)
Starring:
Mark Damon, William Campbell, Luana Anders, Patrick Magee
Directed By:

TV Shows

The Godfather: A Novel for Television
17
1
The Godfather: A Novel for Television
17
1
Starring:
Simonetta Stefanelli, John Cazale, Al Pacino, Sofia Coppola, Abe Vigoda, Robert Duvall, Danny Aiello
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
28
2
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
R
28
2
Starring:
Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, Talia Shire
Directed By:
Francis Ford Coppola
Five Came Back
13
3
Five Came Back
TV-14
13
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Lawrence Kasdan
Directed By:
Laurent Bouzereau
Faerie Tale Theatre
10
2
Faerie Tale Theatre
10
2
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Joan Collins, Matthew Broderick, Carrie Fisher, Bernadette Peters, Jennifer Beals, Leonard Nimoy
The Outsiders
7
3
The Outsiders
7
3
Starring:
David Arquette, Leonardo DiCaprio, Patricia Arquette, Billy Bob Thornton, Jay R. Ferguson, Rodney Harvey, Boyd Kestner
Directed By:
Bill Duke, Janet Greek, Bill Molloy
First Wave
9
4
First Wave
9
4
Starring:
Traci Lords, Adam Beach, Sebastian Spence, Rob LaBelle, Roger Cross
Directed By:
Gilbert M. Shilton, Bill Corcoran, Ken Girotti, René Bonnière, Mike Rohl
The Odyssey
18
8
The Odyssey
PG-13
18
8
Starring:
Vanessa Lynn Williams, Geraldine Chaplin, Irene Papas, Isabella Rossellini, Christopher Lee, Armand Assante, Bernadette Peters
Directed By:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
Moby Dick
8
4
Moby Dick
PG
8
4
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Dominic Purcell, Gregory Peck, Henry Thomas, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Directed By:
Franc Roddam
Forever Is a Long, Long Time (2004)
5
3
Forever Is a Long, Long Time
5
3
Starring:
Kris Kristofferson, Curt Biquera, Tom Bishop, Arell Blanton, Harry Bowens
Directed By:
Don Was
Platinum
4
3
Platinum
4
3
Starring:
Sticky Fingaz, Davetta Sherwood, Bishop Brigante, Kira Clavell, Kia Goodwin
Directed By:
Kevin Bray, Jim Morrison

Francis Ford Coppola Awards

Academy Awards
The Godfather: Part II Best Picture 1975
The Godfather: Part II Best Director 1975
The Godfather: Part II Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material 1975
The Godfather Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium 1973
Patton Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced 1971
Golden Globe Awards
Apocalypse Now Best Director - Motion Picture 1980
Apocalypse Now Best Original Score - Motion Picture 1980
The Godfather Best Director - Motion Picture 1973
The Godfather Best Screenplay - Motion Picture 1973
BAFTA Awards
Apocalypse Now Best Direction 1980