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List of Marlon Brando Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Godfather (1972)
33
3
The Godfather
R
33
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
2. On the Waterfront (1954)
33
1
On the Waterfront
33
1

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Malloy
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Pat Henning
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
4. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
25
4
A Streetcar Named Desire
GP
25
4

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Stanley Kowalski
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond
5. Guys and Dolls (1955)
24
4
Guys and Dolls
24
4

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Sky Masterson
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Crime, Musical
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith
7. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
25
5
Mutiny on the Bounty
25
5

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
1st Lt. Fletcher Christian
Director:
Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure, History
Star Cast:
Richard Harris, Trevor Howard, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn
8. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
23
3
One-Eyed Jacks
23
3
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Rio
Director:
Marlon Brando
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Karl Malden, Ben Johnson
9. Sayonara (1957)
23
3
Sayonara
TV-PG
23
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Major Gruver
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James Garner, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Owens, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka
10. Viva Zapata! (1952)
15
5
Viva Zapata!
15
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Zapata
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman, Arnold Moss
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
12. The Fugitive Kind (1960)
11
2
The Fugitive Kind
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory
14. The Men (1950)
9
3
The Men
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ken
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb, Richard Erdman
15. Superman (1978)
11
8
Superman
PG
11
8

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jor-El
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
16. Queimada (1969)
6
5
Queimada
GP
6
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Sir William Walker
Director:
Gillo Pontecorvo
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia, Valeria Ferran Wanani
17. The Wild One (1953)
13
3
The Wild One
TV-14
13
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Strabler
Director:
Laslo Benedek
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Jay C. Flippen
19. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
9
4
Reflections in a Golden Eye
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Weldon Penderton
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Harvey Keitel, Brian Keith, Julie Harris, Zorro David
20. Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)
10
8
Ultimo tango a Parigi
NC-17
10
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul
Director:
Bernardo Bertolucci
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti, Gitt Magrini
21. The Ugly American (1963)
8
2
The Ugly American
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
Director:
George Englund
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill
22. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
7
3
The Teahouse of the August Moon
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sakini
Director:
Daniel Mann
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Paul Ford
24. Bedtime Story (1964)
8
3
Bedtime Story
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Freddy Benson
Director:
Ralph Levy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Niven, John Banner, Shirley Jones, Dody Goodman, Aram Stephan
25. Désirée (1954)
11
2
Désirée
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Napoleon Bonaparte
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
History, Romance, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Merle Oberon, Carolyn Jones, Jean Simmons, Michael Rennie, Cameron Mitchell
26. The Appaloosa (1966)
11
2
The Appaloosa
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt
Director:
Sidney J. Furie
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández, Alex Montoya
27. A Dry White Season (1989)
4
3
A Dry White Season
R
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ian McKenzie
Director:
Euzhan Palcy
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow
28. The Score (2001)
7
3
The Score
R
7
3

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Max
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
29. The Freshman (1990)
12
2
The Freshman
PG
12
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Carmine Sabatini
Director:
Andrew Bergman
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Matthew Broderick, Maximilian Schell, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller, Frank Whaley
30. The Night of the Following Day (1969)
5
1
The Night of the Following Day
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Chauffeur
Director:
Hubert Cornfield, Richard Boone
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, Richard Boone, Pamela Franklin, Jess Hahn
31. Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
6
3
Don Juan DeMarco
PG-13
6
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Jack Mickler
Director:
Jeremy Leven
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Faye Dunaway, Johnny Depp, Géraldine Pailhas, Bob Dishy
32. The Nightcomers (1971)
6
1
The Nightcomers
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Quint
Director:
Michael Winner
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews, Verna Harvey
34. The Brave (1997)
3
3
The Brave
3
3
As:
Cast
Role:
McCarthy
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Marshall Bell, Elpidia Carrillo, Frederic Forrest
35. The Formula (1980)
3
2
The Formula
R
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chairman Titan Oil Adam Steiffel
Director:
John G. Avildsen
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
George C. Scott, Craig T. Nelson, John Gielgud, Marthe Keller, G.D. Spradlin
38. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
5
2
The Island of Dr. Moreau
PG-13
5
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Moreau
Director:
John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Val Edward Kilmer, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, Daniel Rigney
39. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
2
4
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
PG-13
2
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Tomas de Torquemada
Director:
John Glen
Genres:
Drama, History, Adventure, Biography
Star Cast:

TV Movie(s)

1. A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
4
2
A Huey P. Newton Story
4
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Spike Lee
Genres:
Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Roger Guenveur Smith, Georgina Ransley, H. Rap Brown, Jim Brown

TV Shows and Videos

The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Director:
Francis Ford Coppola
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
The Godfather: The Don's Edition (2007)
The Godfather: The Don's Edition
As:
Cast
Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Doug Abrahams, Tony Alcantar, James Caan
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition (2007)
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition
As:
Cast
Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Abe Vigoda, Doug Abrahams, Tony Alcantar, Joe Bellan, Deborah Ben-Eliezer
The Godfather (2006)
The Godfather
M
As:
Cast
Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Director:
Peter Mitchell Rubin
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Abe Vigoda, James Caan, Doug Abrahams
The Godfather: Mob Wars (2006)
The Godfather: Mob Wars
M
As:
Cast
Role:
Don Vito Corleone
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Abe Vigoda, James Caan, Doug Abrahams
Michael Jackson: You Rock My World (2001)
Michael Jackson: You Rock My World
As:
Cast
Role:
Boss
Director:
Paul Hunter
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Short, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chris Tucker, Michael Jackson, Michael Madsen, Billy Drago
Saturday Night with Connie Chung (1989)
Saturday Night with Connie Chung
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Kenneth Fink
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Bill Alton, Ned Beatty, George G. Colucci

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