"The Godfather" is the Oscar best-picture winner ranked highest on the American Film Institute's list (No. 2 after "Citizen Kane," which lost to "How Green Was My Valley"). I wouldn't go that far, but it's certainly one of the greatest films ever made and should've won more Oscars than it did (three picture, script, and lead actor for Marlon Brando). Francis Ford Coppola unjustly lost best director to "Cabaret's" Bob Fosse, and "The Godfather" also should've won best music score and supporting actor for Al Pacino at the very least.
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