Al Pacino is the ‘undisputed king’ of crime cinema. He is an actor who has delivered more to crime film than almost all the rest. Throughout his five decades acting career, the star has used his talent to produce compelling stories of criminals thriving and struggling on the fringes of society, something that fans love ‘to the moon and back.’ Below are ten movies that show how Al Pacino is talented in acting, have a look.
Top 10 Movies by Al Pacino of all time till in 2017:
10. ‘Donnie Brasco.’
It sounds like all incredible films have elements of FBI, CIA or terrorism. That is no different with ‘Donnie Brasco.’ In the movie, an undercover agent who belongs to the FBI successfully infiltrates the mob and happens to identify many Mafia life. However, all the discoveries are at the expense of the agent’s regular one. Mike Newell directs the 127 minutes’ film that is acted by Al Pacino alongside Michael Madsen, Johnny Depp and Bruno Kirby. ‘Donnie Brasco’ is a ‘killer’ film.
Corruption happens to be everywhere, and the phrase that says ‘corruption fights back’ is always right. ‘Serpico’ is a film about corruption in the police forces, and how those involved in the same vice are never happy with those who fight it. In the movie, an honest cop in the city of New York blows the whistle on excessive wastage of public resources in the service, but as expected the comrades go against him. The 130 minutes’ film is based on a true story and is directed by Lumet Sidney,
8. ‘Scent of a Woman.’
By a look at the title, ‘Scent of a Woman’ sounds like a romantic movie where a man probably gets attracted to a lady by her ‘Scent.’ Different from it, the film is about a student learning in a prep school who decides to babysit a visually impaired man to earn a living. However, the work turns out to be the exact opposite of what the guy expects. Martin Brest directs the 156 minutes’ film that is acted by Al Pacino, James Rebhorn, Chris O’Donnell and Gabrielle Anwar.
7. ‘Dog Day Afternoon.’
People do many things for love, some being incredibly crazy. ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ is a film about a guy who needs money for his lover’s operation. The money can’t be found, and the only way out is to rob the cash from a bank. The exercise turns out to be a media circus and a hostage situation. Lumet Sidney directs the 125 minutes’ film that shows how far one can go for the loved one. Actors in the movie include Al Pacino and Sully Boyar.
When anyone tells you that they are under heat, you know that things aren’t okay and that someone must have put some pressure on them. ‘Heat’ as a film is not different from the same because some robbers get on the wrong side of the plan. After a mission to rob is completed, the crooks leave some leads at the crime scene, something that helps the police trace them. The movie is 170 minutes long and is directed by Michael Mann.
5. ‘Carlito’s Way.’
Drugs, prison life, drug lords and violence seems to be the themes behind many incredible movies. ‘Carlitos Way’ is a film about a former convict in Puerto Rican who pledges to stop taking drugs after he is released from prison. Despite the possibility of slipping back to the older ways due to the pressure surrounding him, he has an ambition of being a better person, but away from the New York City. Brian De Palma directs the film which goes for 144 minutes.
4. ‘The Godfather: Part III.’
‘The Godfather: Part III’ is a film about Don Michael Corleone, an aging mafia who takes a training portage under his wing in an attempt to avow his sins. In the year 1979, Michael Corleone sets out on a mission to make his business operations in Italy and New York legitimate, something that later becomes a circus. The film is acted by Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire. Spare 162 minutes to watch the movie to the end. This is one amongst the Top 10 Movies by Al Pacino of All Time until 2017.
3. ‘The Godfather: Part II.’
A majority of the people who are Mafias or who involve in other kinds of criminal activities motivate their sons and daughters to engage in the same. Maybe it is an inheritance or just pure motivation. Vito Corleone is a man who lived a criminal life in New York City in the 1920’s, something that is portrayed in his son named Michael. The offspring tightens and expands crime syndicates through Cuba and Lake Tahoe, to Nevada. The movie is over 200 minutes long and is directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
2. ‘The Godfather.’
‘The Godfather’ is a film about a crime dynasty that is on the ‘verge of collapse,’ and the elder person needs to transfer the same to the sons. An aging patriarch who owns a crime dynasty decides to transfer control of the clandestine empire to a son who happens to be reluctant. The film directed by Francis Ford Coppola is 175 minutes long and will thrill you from the beginning until the end. Actors in the movie include Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Diane Keaton and James Caan.
Here is another film about drugs and cartels. A Cuban immigrant decides to take over some drug cartels, but his greed makes him succumb to the same. The film is acted in Miami, and the incidents are believed to have occurred in 1980. ‘Scarface’ is directed by Brian De Palma and he gets actors such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth and Steven Bauer to act on the 170 minutes’ long movie.
Al Pacino New and upcoming Movies 2017
A young and very ambitious lawyer takes a case against the head of a big pharmaceutical company, but he later finds himself charged with corruption and blackmail. Shintaro Shimosawa is the movie’s director.
These above are the Top 10 Movies by Al Pacino of All Time until 2017. Al Pacino is a funny and dedicated actor, and that is evident in his films. We love what he does, and we expect more movies in the coming years.