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List of Marlon Brando Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Godfather (1972)
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15
The Godfather
R
179
15

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. Sayonara (1957)
29
5
Sayonara
TV-PG
29
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Major Gruver
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James Garner, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Owens, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka
3. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
30
7
One-Eyed Jacks
30
7

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.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Rio
Director:
Marlon Brando
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Karl Malden, Ben Johnson
4. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
40
8
A Streetcar Named Desire
GP
40
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Stanley Kowalski
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond
5. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
33
6
Mutiny on the Bounty
33
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.

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
7. On the Waterfront (1954)
20
4
On the Waterfront
20
4

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
8. Guys and Dolls (1955)
28
9
Guys and Dolls
28
9

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
9. The Freshman (1990)
16
6
The Freshman
PG
16
6

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
11. The Fugitive Kind (1960)
9
3
The Fugitive Kind
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory
12. Queimada (1969)
7
4
Queimada
GP
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sir William Walker
Director:
Gillo Pontecorvo
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia, Valeria Ferran Wanani
13. A Dry White Season (1989)
7
3
A Dry White Season
R
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ian McKenzie
Director:
Euzhan Palcy
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow
14. Julius Caesar (1953)
15
6
Julius Caesar
15
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mark Antony
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
James Mason, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud, Greer Garson, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
15. Désirée (1954)
9
5
Désirée
9
5
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
16. The Wild One (1953)
15
6
The Wild One
TV-14
15
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Strabler
Director:
Laslo Benedek
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Jay C. Flippen
17. The Score (2001)
12
7
The Score
R
12
7

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:
18. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
10
5
The Missouri Breaks
PG
10
5

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Lee Clayton
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Harry Dean Stanton, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest
19. Superman (1978)
25
14
Superman
PG
25
14

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
21. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
7
5
The Teahouse of the August Moon
7
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Sakini
Director:
Daniel Mann
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Paul Ford
22. Viva Zapata! (1952)
17
9
Viva Zapata!
17
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.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Zapata
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Jean Peters, Joseph Wiseman, Arnold Moss
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
23. The Ugly American (1963)
7
5
The Ugly American
7
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
Director:
George Englund
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill
24. The Men (1950)
8
5
The Men
8
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Ken
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb, Richard Erdman
25. The Appaloosa (1966)
8
6
The Appaloosa
8
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Matt
Director:
Sidney J. Furie
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández, Alex Montoya
26. Bedtime Story (1964)
9
6
Bedtime Story
9
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Freddy Benson
Director:
Ralph Levy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Niven, John Banner, Shirley Jones, Dody Goodman, Aram Stephan
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
McCarthy
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Marshall Bell, Elpidia Carrillo, Frederic Forrest
28. Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
9
7
Don Juan DeMarco
PG-13
9
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Jack Mickler
Director:
Jeremy Leven
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Géraldine Pailhas, Bob Dishy
30. The Night of the Following Day (1969)
5
4
The Night of the Following Day
R
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Chauffeur
Director:
Hubert Cornfield, Richard Boone
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, Richard Boone, Pamela Franklin, Jess Hahn
32. The Nightcomers (1971)
5
3
The Nightcomers
R
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Quint
Director:
Michael Winner
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews, Verna Harvey
33. The Chase (1966)
14
11
The Chase
14
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Calder
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
34. The Formula (1980)
4
4
The Formula
R
4
4
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
37. Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)
12
12
Ultimo tango a Parigi
NC-17
12
12
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul
Director:
Bernardo Bertolucci
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti, Gitt Magrini
38. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
5
7
The Island of Dr. Moreau
PG-13
5
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.  

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)
4
4
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
PG-13
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Tomas de Torquemada
Director:
John Glen
Genres:
Drama, History, Adventure, Biography
Star Cast:

TV Shows

Michael Jackson: You Rock My World (2001)
9
4
Michael Jackson: You Rock My World
9
4
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
4
4
Saturday Night with Connie Chung
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Kenneth Fink
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Bill Alton, Ned Beatty, George G. Colucci

Director

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
11
5
One-Eyed Jacks
11
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.

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Marlon Brando
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Karl Malden, Ben Johnson

Special appearance/Cameo

A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
10
5
A Huey P. Newton Story
10
5
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Roger Guenveur Smith, Georgina Ransley, H. Rap Brown, Jim Brown

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