Special Report

Best of the Best: Oscar Winners for Best Picture Ranked

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1. The Godfather (1972)
> Director: Francis Ford Coppola
> Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
> RT Tomatometer: 98%
> IMDb rating 9.2 out of 10
> Domestic gross box office: $135 million

Francis Ford Coppola’s gangster epic “The Godfather” breathed new life into the American film industry upon its release in 1972. The film currently has 98% positive ratings from both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics Consensus on the site describes the film as “one of Hollywood’s greatest critical and commercial successes” and credits it for establishing “new benchmarks for American cinema.”