Monday, June 1, 2015

Top 10 Al Pacino Movies


What are the best Al Pacino movies? Are your favorites on the Top 10 list? Let’s look.

Top 10 Al Pacino Movies

10. Scarface                                        

Pacino plays a Cuban refugee turned American gangster in Scarface. It is one of his best showings because the Italian gets his creative juices flowing. Can you imagine playing another nationality and ethnicity?

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9. Any Given Sunday

In Any Given Sunday, Al Pacino stars as a head coach who delivers an eye opening and ear popping speech to his football team. In addition, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx help Al out with supporting roles. It makes the top 10 because Pacino goes beyond his pay grade.

8. City Hall

Whether you love or hate politicians, you’ll like City Hall politics. This is a diamond in the rough. You haven’t seen Al Pacino quite like this. He shines bright like perfectly polished dress shoes.

7. The Godfather: Part III

Unsurprisingly, The Godfather: Part III was well received by fans and critics alike. Furthermore, the 1990 film cemented Al Pacino’s legacy on the Boulevard. In case you’re wondering, the great actor doesn’t have a handprint on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, nor does he need one.

6 . The Recruit

Colin Farrell became a better actor while filming The Recruit with Al Pacino. Do you want to go on a roller coaster or a merry-go-round? If you want a thriller, I recommend watching this.

5. Heat

In 1995, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were at the peak of their superpowers. Credit Director Michael Mann for masterminding scenes with the two superstars. Can you handle Heat?

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4. Carlito’s Way

In a way, Carlito’s Way is the sequel to Scarface. The movie contains familiar themes. However, the setting changes to New York. As always, Al Pacino doesn’t disappoint.

3. The Godfather

The Godfather is perhaps the greatest film in cinematic history. In the movie, Don Corleone played by Marlon Brando, shows Pacino the ropes and teaches him the family business. Some say Al Pacino was “too good.”

2. Scent of a Woman

Al Pacino beat out Malcolm X starring Denzel Washington for Best Lead Actor in Scent of a Woman. The film is about an old depressed blind man standing up for a young gentleman. Watch this clip. Here is one of the greatest and most moving cinematic speeches ever recorded.

1. The Godfather: Part II

Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola combined their talents and awarded efforts with Al Pacino to create possibly the greatest book/film trilogy of all time. The Godfather: Part II exceeded every expectation. Though the bar was set at an impossible level, Pacino obtained purity, clarity, and closure as Michael Corleone.

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