This movie is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. In this movie viewers will get an inside look on how the mob operates and also the issues that come up within the personal lives of these people. Due to its high quality content it is among the most popular films and is among the top movies about the mob. The Godfather has numerous well known film stars such as Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. Anyone who enjoys mob movies and crime dramas will find this film to be a very good one to watch.
During the 1940's a mob family known as the Corleone's live their live a privileged lifestyle. The family is led by Vito Corleone who is in charge of the most powerful mob family in New York City. He looks to help those he knows including a man who's daughter was brutally assaulted, a movie star who is looking to get into an upcoming blockbuster movie while looking to expand his organization. Over time he deals with his rivals who are looking to make him less powerful.
In one situation a drug dealer offers him to sell drugs as another operation. However he declines and is nearly killed in retaliation. During this time the youngest son Michael volunteers to assassinate the drug dealer and a corrupt police captain. After this Michael becomes the head of the family and takes over the operations as his father's health is declining and is looking to retire. The eldest son of Vito is killed by rival mobsters after a setup by his brother in law.
In the end Michael marries, has a family and orders the murder of his brother in law, a Las Vegas casino owner and also the heads of the other mob families in the city. He is now the top mobster and has virtually no more rivals.
Doesn't this usually happen the other way around? Apparently, Paramount Pictures feels that the estate of late The Godfather author Mario Puzo overstepped its bounds and authorized the penning of too many sequels. As it now stands according to Entertainment Weekly, the studio that distributed all the "The Godfather" films by director Francis Ford Coppola is now suing Anthony Puzo and his father's estate to block May's release by Grand Central Publishing of the prequel The Family Corleone.