If you like Al Pacino you should definitely watch our picks for his best movies.
Alfredo James Pacino, born on April 25, 1940 is an American actor and filmmaker who has had a career spanning more than five decades. He is one of few performers to have won a competitive Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony Award for acting, dubbed the “Triple Crown of Acting”.
10. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
The real story behind the world of sales. The film follows the lives of four real estate salesmen and the tricks they are willing to play to get ahead in the corporate world. When the company sends a trainer to fire all but but the two best salesmen, everyone must fight amongst each other to reach the top and save their jobs. Directed by James Foley and released in 1992, the drama film stars Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, and Ed Harris in lead roles.
Drama | Director: James Foley
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9. Donnie Brasco (1997)
What could be more exciting than watching Johnny Depp and legendary Al Pacino share the same screen? Released in 1997, Donnie Brasco is an American crime drama movie. The movie is loosely based on the true story of Joseph Piston, played by Depp, an undercover FBI agent who enters the Bonanno crime family and earnes the confidence of Mafia hitman Lefty Ruggiero, played by Pacino. But while Donnie moves deeper into the Mafia, he realizes that he is slowly crossing the line between federal agent and criminal.
Crime, Drama | Director: Mike Newell
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8. Insider (1999)
A chemist exposes himself to attack when he decides to appear on “60 Minutes” and reveal the secrets of the tobacco industry. Director Michael Mann manages to masterfully unfold the tale of corruption and deceit. The biographical thriller drama was released in 1999 and stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe in lead roles. Regarded as Al Pacino’s best performance of the 90s, the movie manages to dazzle the crowd with its intriguing plot and outstanding screenplay.
Biography, Thriller, Drama | Director: Michael Mann
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7. Carlito’s Way (1993)
A Puerto Rican convict newly released from prison decides to leave his criminal past behind and start his life again outside New York City. However, he soon realizes that cutting ties with his violent past is not as easy as he had initially thought. The thriller crime drama manages to impeccably showcase the gangster life with its powerful soundtrack and incredible performances. Directed by Brian De Palma, the movie stars Al Pacino, Sean Penn, and Penelope Ann Miller in lead roles.
Crime, Thriller, Drama | Director: Brian De Palma
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6. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
To gather money for his girlfriend’s operation, Sonny Wortzik and his friends unsuccessfully try to rob a bank. When they realize that they are surrounded by police and that there is not enough cash to steal, they demand safe passage to the airport in exchange for the safety of the employees. Sidney Lumet mesmerizes the audience with his witty plot and incredible direction. The crime drama film stars Al Pacino and John Cazale in lead roles.
Crime, Drama | Director: Sidney Lumet
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5. The Irishman (2019)
Frank Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The 2019 biographical thriller stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Jesse Plemons. It follows Frank as he remembers his years working for the Bufalino crime family. Now older, the World War II veteran is once again examining his most prolific successes and his involvement in the disappearance of his good friend Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who mysteriously vanished in late July 1975.
Crime, Thriller, Biography | Director: Martin Scorsese
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4. Scent of a Woman (1992)
Charlie, a prep school student, agrees to take care of Frank, a retired blind army officer, over Thanksgiving. However, his plans for earning easy money go awry when Frank decides to spend a luxury weekend in New York City. Al Pacino keeps the audience hooked with his powerful and passionate performance as Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade. Directed by Martin Brest, the drama film was released in 1992 and stars Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell in lead roles.
Drama | Director: Martin Brest
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3. Heat (1995)
A group of professional criminals accidentally leaves a clue for the police at their latest crime scene. When the criminals decide to execute a final job before retirement, lead detective Vincent Hanna must piece together the clues and catch the crew before they disappear for good. Directed by Michael Mann, the crime drama was released in 1995 and stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in lead roles. The movie is a true masterpiece, with its powerful direction and compelling storyline.
Drama, Crime | Director: Michael Mann
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2. Scarface (1983)
Scarface follows the story of Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who comes to Miami with nothing but ultimately rises to become the powerful owner of a drug cartel. However, Tony’s greed brings his whole life crumbling down as he becomes a target in the gangster world. Directed by Brian De Palma, the crime drama film was released in 1983 and stars Al Pacino in the lead role with Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer in the supporting roles.
Drama, Crime | Director: Brian De Palma
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1. The Godfather Trilogy (1972)
The Godfather Trilogy is a crime drama film series that consists of three films directed by Francis Ford Coppola inspired by the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, the films follow the trials of the Italian American mafia Corleone family whose patriarch, Vito Corleone, rises to be a major figure in American organized crime and how his youngest son, Michael Corleone, becomes his successor. The first movie is seen by many as one of the greatest films of all time, while The Godfather Part II is viewed as the best sequel in cinematic history.
Crime, Drama | Director: Francis Ford Coppola
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