The Godfather Movies In Order Of Release

The Godfather Movies In Order Of Release

An international sensation, “The Godfather” is an epic story of deceit and crime. The Godfather, with its scathing depiction of the criminal world, introduced audiences to the Corleone family and their majestic lineage of honour, blood, and tradition.

Amidst the entire uproar and fascination surrounding the brutal subculture, The Godfather has become the definitive film series on the themes of power’s allure, greed’s dangers, and family loyalty. These themes have touched the hearts of millions of people worldwide.

In this article, we list every “The Godfather” movie in release date order. Which of these is your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Godfather

US Release Date: March 24, 1972

Worldwide Box Office: $250,347,367

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Synopsis: New York crime family patriarch Vito “Don” Corleone is known as the “Godfather” of the crime family. Currently, he is in attendance at his daughter’s wedding. The marriage ceremony also includes Vito’s youngest son Michael, who is a distinguished WWII Marine. Michael shows no signs of wanting to join the family business. Vito is a strong man who treats people kindly if they respect him, but brutally if they don’t. However, Vito declines to help a cunning rival who is planning to sell drugs and requires the Don’s influence.

Afterwards, the new ways of life clash with Vito’s dwindling traditional values, which could lead Michael to do what he hates doing most: start a mob war with all the other gangster families, threatening to split the Corleone family in pieces.

The Godfather Part II

US Release Date: December 20, 1974

Worldwide Box Office: $47,542,841

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Synopsis: The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

The Godfather Part III

US Release Date: December 20, 1990

Worldwide Box Office: $136,861,392

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Synopsis: In the final installment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family’s interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone’s finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protege’s love affair with his daughter.

Which is your favourite movie in The Godfather franchise? Let us know in the comments below.

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