Francis Ford Coppola's Favorite Films

Coppola made a “Director’s Top Ten list” for Sight and Sound magazine in 2012 with the following films:


  • 8.3/10

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    1961

    Yojimbo

    Sanjuro, a wandering samurai enters a rural town in nineteenth century Japan. After learning from the innkeeper that the town is divided between two gangsters, he plays one side off against the other. His efforts are complicated by the arrival of the wily Unosuke, the son of one of the gangsters, wh ...

    action

    anti-hero

    black and white

    corruption

    drama

    family

  • 8.3/10

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    1960

    The Apartment

    Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with ...

    black and white

    comedy

    drama

    melancholy

    romance

    romantic comedy

  • 8.3/10

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    1952

    Singin' in the Rain

    In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

    comedy

    musical

    romance

  • 8.2/10

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    1980

    Raging Bull

    When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps ...

    biography

    black and white

    drama

    golden palm

    melancholy

    organized crime

  • 8.2/10

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    1927

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    In this fable-morality subtitled "A Song of Two Humans", the "evil" temptress is a city woman who bewitches farmer Anses and tries to convince him to murder his neglected wife, Indre.

    artistic

    black and white

    golden palm

    melancholy

    tragedy

  • 8.1/10

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    1960

    The Bad Sleep Well

    In Kurosawa's HAMLET-like story of corporate scandal in post-war Japan, a young man attempts to use his position at the heart of a corrupt company to expose the men responsible for his father's death.

    black and white

    corruption

    drama

    film noir

    golden palm

    melancholy

  • 8.1/10

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    1946

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry is an ordin ...

    drama

    history

    war

  • 8/10

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    1953

    Vitelloni, I

    Fausto Moretti, having seduced Sandra Rubini, the sister of his friend and companion Moraldo Rubini, is forced to marry her. After their honeymoon, he takes a job as a salesman of religious objects in a small shop. He isn't changed by his marriage and still looks for women, with his friends, when an ...

    black and white

    drama

    golden palm

    melancholy

    social commentary

  • 7.9/10

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    1958

    Ashes and Diamonds

    Maciek, a young Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill Szczuka, a Communist district leader, on the last day of World War II. Though killing has been easy for him in the past, Szczuka was a fellow soldier, and Maciek must decide whether to follow his orders.

    black and white

    golden palm

    historical

    history

    melancholy

    political

  • 7.8/10

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    1983

    The King of Comedy

    Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry's show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventuall ...

    black comedy

    drama

    golden palm

    psychological

    psychology

    satirical

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