In fact, the 1939 release is still regarded as the most-watched film of all time, according to the Library of Congress, thanks to regular showings on broadcast television since the mid-1950s and on cable and streaming services since the ’90s.
Since its premiere in 1972, The Godfather has always sat comfortably atop ‘best of’ lists and so it’s no surprise that the film industry has crowned it as the best movie of all time.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton, the mafia family drama has proven to be endlessly quotable (“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse”, anyone?) and is still regarded as an unmatched feat of filmmaking and storytelling.
Of course, when looking at this list, not everyone is going to be pleased. So it’s worth looking into why the results, even with a wide-reaching…