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List of Marlon Brando Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Godfather (1972)
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18
The Godfather
R
192
18

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.

Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
2. Sayonara (1957)
33
6
Sayonara
TV-PG
33
6
Role:
Major Gruver
Starring:
James Garner, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Owens, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka
Directed By:
Joshua Logan
3. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
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9
One-Eyed Jacks
35
9

One-Eyed Jacks is a Western film which tells the story of a bandit named Rio, who is double-crossed by his partner Dad Longworth. Dad runs away with the loot, after a successful bank-robbery, leaving his partner to be captured. Years later, Rio manages to escape, and starts looking for his former partner, in his quest for revenge.

Role:
Rio
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Karl Malden, Ben Johnson
Directed By:
Marlon Brando
4. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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8
A Streetcar Named Desire
GP
48
8

Based on Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, A Streetcar Named Desire focuses on the story of Blanche DuBois, a Southern belle who travels to New Orleans to live with her married sister and her boorish husband in a dilapidated tenement apartment. Here, she tries to start a new life; but very soon her grimy past catches up with her. 

Role:
Stanley Kowalski
Starring:
Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond
Directed By:
5. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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6
Mutiny on the Bounty
40
6

In the 18th century, the Bounty sets sail to Tahiti from Britain, under the command of Captain William Bligh. His mission involves retrieving a shipload of breadfruit saplings, and transporting them to Jamaica, as the government hopes it will prove to be a cheap source of food for slaves.

Role:
1st Lt. Fletcher Christian
Starring:
Richard Harris, Trevor Howard, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed
7. On the Waterfront (1954)
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5
On the Waterfront
32
5

This 8 Academy Awards-winning movie revolves around Terry Malloy, a boxer and longshoreman, who works for the dock union boss, Johnny Friendly. After witnessing a fellow-dockhand’s murder by Johnny’s gangsters, he rethinks about the people he is working for. When he meets the victim’s sister Edie, he decides to join hands with her in Father Barry’s campaign against the corrupt union bosses.

Role:
Terry Malloy
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Pat Henning
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
8. Guys and Dolls (1955)
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11
Guys and Dolls
33
11

A gambler in New York is challenged to take a female missionary to Havana. However, they fall for each other on the way.

Role:
Sky Masterson
Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith
Directed By:
9. The Freshman (1990)
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12
The Freshman
PG
19
12

Clark Kellogg, an aspiring director arrives in New York City. He is robbed by Victor, moments within he lays his feet on the city's soil. Few days later Kellogg runs into Victor who not only assures him that he will return his money, but also offers him a job with his Uncle Carmine Sabatini, a local mobster who shares a stunning resemblance with an illustrious cinematic godfather. As Carmine takes Kellogg under his wings, demanding complete allegiance, everything is not as it seems. 

Role:
Carmine Sabatini
Starring:
Matthew Broderick, Maximilian Schell, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley
Directed By:
Andrew Bergman
10. The Young Lions (1958)
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4
The Young Lions
14
4

This action war drama film revolves around the lives of three soldiers fighting in the Second World War. One of them is Noah, a Jewish American man who has to deal with anti-Semitism after enlisting in the Army.

Role:
Lt. Christian Diestl
Starring:
Dean Martin, Maximilian Schell, May Britt, John Banner, Montgomery Clift, Hope Lange, Barbara Rush
Directed By:
Edward Dmytryk
11. The Fugitive Kind (1960)
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4
The Fugitive Kind
10
4

The Fugitive Kind is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a man named Valentine, a small-time crook, who decides to go straight and live a quiet and simple life in a small town. He finds a job in a small store operated by an older woman whose husband is dying of cancer. He finds himself attracted to the sex-starved wife, and ends up impregnating her.

Role:
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
Starring:
Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
12. Queimada (1969)
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5
Queimada
GP
8
5
Role:
Sir William Walker
Starring:
Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia, Valeria Ferran Wanani
Directed By:
Gillo Pontecorvo
13. A Dry White Season (1989)
10
3
A Dry White Season
R
10
3
Role:
Ian McKenzie
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Susan Sarandon, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow
Directed By:
Euzhan Palcy
14. Julius Caesar (1953)
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6
Julius Caesar
17
6

This biographical drama film tells the story of Julius Caesar, who manages to defeat Pompey the Great, and returns to Rome. Do to his successful conquests, in tne eyes of other high-ranking Romans, he becomes a dictator. Therefore together they conspire to get rid of him.

Role:
Mark Antony
Starring:
James Mason, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud, Greer Garson, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien
Directed By:
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
15. Désirée (1954)
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5
Désirée
10
5
Role:
Napoleon Bonaparte
Starring:
Merle Oberon, Carolyn Jones, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie, Cameron Mitchell
Directed By:
Henry Koster
16. The Wild One (1953)
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6
The Wild One
TV-14
22
6

Johnny and his motorcycle gang rides into Carbonville, California, for a biker competition. But they cause too much trouble and end up getting thrown out of the town. They move to another nearby town, and continue their reign of terror. The local sheriff is too helpless to do something to stop this.

Role:
Johnny Strabler
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Jay C. Flippen
Directed By:
Laslo Benedek
17. The Score (2001)
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11
The Score
R
16
11

The Score centres around an expert thief who is about to hang up his boots when his aide offers him a job with a huge payout that he must accomplish with the help of a young thief. Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando and Edward Norton star in this film that offers many thrilling moments as the two thieves attempt to steal a French sceptre. 

Role:
Max
Starring:
Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, Gary Farmer
Directed By:
18. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
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5
The Missouri Breaks
PG
18
5

A cattle rustler decides to steal horses from a land baron's ranch in retaliation for his best friend's death.

Role:
Lee Clayton
Starring:
Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson, Harry Dean Stanton, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest
Directed By:
Arthur Penn
19. Superman (1978)
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17
Superman
PG
27
17

Jor-EI, a scientist from the doomed Planet Krypton, sends his infant son Kal-EI on a spaceship to Earth. Brought up in Smallville by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, he becomes aware of his extraordinary abilities during boyhood. Later, working for Daily Planet as a gentle and polite reporter Clark Kent, he uses his superhuman powers to fight criminal mastermind, Lex Luthor. 

Role:
Jor-El
Starring:
Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Glenn Ford, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, John Ratzenberger, Larry Hagman
Directed By:
Richard Donner
20. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
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3
Reflections in a Golden Eye
15
3
Role:
Maj. Weldon Penderton
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Harvey Keitel, Brian Keith, Julie Harris, Zorro David
Directed By:
21. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
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6
The Teahouse of the August Moon
11
6
Role:
Sakini
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Paul Ford
Directed By:
Daniel Mann
22. Viva Zapata! (1952)
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9
Viva Zapata!
22
9

Viva Zapata! is a historical drama film which revolves around the story of Emiliano Zapata, a Mexican revolutionary who is knowing  for leading a rebellion against the corrupt and oppressive dictatorship of President Porfirio Diaz, who ignores the needs of his people during the early 20th century. The government is replaced but the new administration proves to be just as corrupt, especially General Victoriano Huerta.   

Role:
Zapata
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Jean Peters, Joseph Wiseman, Arnold Moss
Directed By:
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
23. The Ugly American (1963)
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5
The Ugly American
8
5
Role:
Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
Starring:
Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill
Directed By:
George Englund
24. The Men (1950)
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5
The Men
12
5
Role:
Ken
Starring:
Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb, Richard Erdman
Directed By:
Fred Zinnemann
25. The Appaloosa (1966)
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6
The Appaloosa
11
6

The Appaloosa is a Western film which revolves around Matt Fletcher, a buffalo hunter, who is planning to start a horse breeding farm, along with Paco, his friend. However, things get ugly after a Mexican bandit steals his beloved Appaloosa stallion. He decides to cross the border, in order to get back his horse. But soon he meets and falls for a beautiful woman named Trini, who is the girlfriend of the very same bandit he is looking for.

Role:
Matt
Starring:
Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández, Alex Montoya
Directed By:
Sidney J. Furie
26. Bedtime Story (1964)
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8
Bedtime Story
9
8
Role:
Freddy Benson
Starring:
David Niven, John Banner, Shirley Jones, Dody Goodman, Aram Stephan
Directed By:
Ralph Levy
27. The Brave (1997)
5
4
The Brave
5
4

An American Indian man who was released from jail is going through financial difficulties, but things take a turn when he is approached by a mysterious stranger who gives him an opportunity to earn money and help his family by starring in a film.  

Role:
McCarthy
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Marshall Bell, Elpidia Carrillo, Frederic Forrest
Directed By:
28. Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
11
7
Don Juan DeMarco
PG-13
11
7

This is the story of an aged psychiatrist called Jack Mickler and his 21 year old patient, who claims to be legendary libertine Don Juan. As Mickler starts his evaluation and the youth begins to tell his story, Mickler’s relationship with his wife is enlivened. However, finding reality within the youth’s imagination becomes his greatest challenge.

Role:
Dr. Jack Mickler
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Géraldine Pailhas, Bob Dishy
Directed By:
Jeremy Leven
29. A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)
14
4
A Countess from Hong Kong
G
14
4
Role:
Ogden
Starring:
Tippi Hedren, Geraldine Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin
Directed By:
30. The Night of the Following Day (1969)
9
4
The Night of the Following Day
R
9
4
Role:
Chauffeur
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Richard Boone, Pamela Franklin, Jess Hahn
Directed By:
Hubert Cornfield, Richard Boone
31. Morituri (1965)
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9
Morituri
15
9
Role:
Robert Crain
Starring:
Yul Brynner, George Takei, Eric Braeden, Trevor Howard, Janet Margolin, Martin Benrath
Directed By:
Bernhard Wicki
32. The Nightcomers (1971)
7
3
The Nightcomers
R
7
3
Role:
Peter Quint
Starring:
Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews, Verna Harvey
Directed By:
Michael Winner
33. The Chase (1966)
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11
The Chase
20
11

The Chase is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of a criminal named Bubber Reeves, who manage to escape from prison. This eventually starts to affect the inhabitants of a small town in Texas. Therefore, Calder the Sheriff decides to capture him and bring him to justice.

Role:
Sheriff Calder
Starring:
Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, E.G. Marshall
Directed By:
Arthur Penn
34. The Formula (1980)
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4
The Formula
R
6
4
Role:
Chairman Titan Oil Adam Steiffel
Starring:
Craig T. Nelson, George C. Scott, John Gielgud, Marthe Keller, G.D. Spradlin
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
35. Candy (1968)
5
4
Candy
R
5
4
Role:
Grindl
Starring:
Charles Aznavour, Anita Pallenberg, John Huston, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Richard Burton
Directed By:
Christian Marquand
36. Free Money (1998)
3
4
Free Money
R
3
4
Role:
Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, David Arquette, Donald Sutherland, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Thomas Haden Church
Directed By:
Yves Simoneau
37. Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)
13
12
Ultimo tango a Parigi
NC-17
13
12

This drama film tells the story of a middle-aged man, Paul, who meets a young Parisian woman, while mourning the death of his wife. They begin an illicit relationship, and things go normally, until he makes a grave mistake by sharing his personal details with her.

Role:
Paul
Starring:
Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti, Gitt Magrini
Directed By:
Bernardo Bertolucci
38. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
8
7
The Island of Dr. Moreau
PG-13
8
7

The Island of Dr Moreau is a science fiction horror film based on the novel by HG Wells of the same name. The story is about a shipwreck survivor Andrew Braddock, who finds himself on a remote island owned by a crazy scientist Dr Moreau. The doctor welcomes him as a guest, and shares his library with him, but there seems to be something strange. Braddock feels that the scientist may be carrying out sinister experiments on the island’s inhabitants.  

Role:
Dr. Moreau
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, Daniel Rigney
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley
39. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
5
4
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Tomas de Torquemada
Starring:
Tom Selleck, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Georges Corraface
Directed By:
John Glen

TV Shows

The Godfather: A Novel for Television
20
1
The Godfather: A Novel for Television
20
1
Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Starring:
Roger Corman, Danny Aiello, Harry Dean Stanton, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, John Cazale, Al Pacino
Directed By:
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
36
3
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
R
36
3
Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Starring:
Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire
Directed By:
Omnibus
10
2
Omnibus
10
2
Starring:
Hume Cronyn, Ethel Barrymore, Jason Robards, Sorrell Booke, Jack Lord, Anne Bancroft, Rex Harrison
Directed By:
Roots: The Next Generations
12
4
Roots: The Next Generations
12
4
Starring:
Diahann Carroll, Henry Fonda, Dina Merrill, Andy Griffith, Kim Fields, Rosey Grier, Olivia de Havilland
Directed By:
John Erman, Charles S. Dubin
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
Michael Jackson: You Rock My World (2001)
10
4
Michael Jackson: You Rock My World
10
4
Role:
Boss
Starring:
Chris Tucker, Michael Jackson, Michael Madsen, Billy Drago
Directed By:
Paul Hunter
Actor's Studio
8
2
Actor's Studio
8
2
Starring:
Lee Grant, Jack Klugman, James Doohan, Grace Kelly, Jessica Tandy, Mary Wickes, Cloris Leachman
Directed By:
Saturday Night with Connie Chung
5
4
Saturday Night with Connie Chung
5
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Bill Alton, Ned Beatty, George G. Colucci
Directed By:
Kenneth Fink

Director

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
12
5
One-Eyed Jacks
12
5

One-Eyed Jacks is a Western film which tells the story of a bandit named Rio, who is double-crossed by his partner Dad Longworth. Dad runs away with the loot, after a successful bank-robbery, leaving his partner to be captured. Years later, Rio manages to escape, and starts looking for his former partner, in his quest for revenge.

Starring:
Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Karl Malden, Ben Johnson
Directed By:
Marlon Brando

Special Appearance/Cameo

A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
10
5
A Huey P. Newton Story
10
5
Role:
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Starring:
Roger Guenveur Smith, Georgina Ransley, H. Rap Brown, Jim Brown
Directed By:

Marlon Brando Awards

Academy Awards
The Godfather Best Actor in a Leading Role 1973
On the Waterfront Best Actor in a Leading Role 1955
Golden Globe Awards
Winner World Film Favorite - Male 1974
The Godfather Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1973
Winner World Film Favorite - Male 1973
Winner World Film Favorite - Male 1956
On the Waterfront Best Actor - Drama 1955
Primetime Emmy Awards
Roots: The Next Generations Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special 1979
BAFTA Awards
On the Waterfront Best Foreign Actor 1955
Julius Caesar Best Foreign Actor 1954
Viva Zapata! Best Foreign Actor 1953