You want some Pacino with that !!!! Al Pacinos Best Films

This is a list of Pacino's films in the order of greatest performances to not so great. Keep in mind the list is completely subjective. All opinions and thoughts are welcomed. Hope everyone enjoys the list :)
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1.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
“ Pacino is lights out in this performance as the now grown up version of Corleone crime boss Michael ” - MoviesGalore44
 
2.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ In my opinion Pacino's best out of the box acting job as a off the wall bank robber ” - MoviesGalore44
 
3.
Serpico (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. (130 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Pacino plays real life cop Frank Serpico in this gritty New York crime drama ” - MoviesGalore44
 
4.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ The film that definitely put Pacino on the map in this Coppola classic about a young Michael Corleone ” - MoviesGalore44
 
5.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (156 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ Pacino wins the Oscar in this heart felt story of friendship ” - MoviesGalore44
 
6.
You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. (134 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ A very very strong performance as Dr. Jack Kavorkian ” - MoviesGalore44
 
7.
Scarface (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Pacino gives a strong performance as Cuban refugee turned cocaine kingpin in this violent Brian De Palma classic ” - MoviesGalore44
 
8.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (100 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ Pacino as the sales shark Tony Roma is awesome. Excellent performance by the whole cast as well as an aging Jack Lemmon ” - MoviesGalore44
 
9.
Carlito's Way (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Pacino plays the great Carlito Briganti a bad guy trying to turn away from a life of crime ” - MoviesGalore44
 
10.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ A very good performance by screen legend Al Pacino in this super slick and violent bank robber action drama. This is the first time we get to see Pacino and Deniro appear on the same screen ” - MoviesGalore44
 
11.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. (127 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ A truly excellent performances that is equally as good by Johnny Depp in this real life crime drama. Pacino plays " Lefty " ” - MoviesGalore44
 
12.
...and justice for all. (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent. (119 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ Maybe its a little over the top but I enjoyed this film about a ethical lawyer facing corruption ” - MoviesGalore44
 
13.
The Insider (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ A very good performance by Pacino in this star studded film ” - MoviesGalore44
 
14.
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing. (162 mins.)
“ Maybe not the best movie. Torn by critics and most certainly the weakest movie in the trilogy but certainly not a bad performance with Pacino as the aging boss of a crime family. ” - MoviesGalore44
 
15.
Insomnia (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. (118 mins.)
“ A really good performance by all actors in this confusing yet underrated thriller ” - MoviesGalore44
 
16.
Scarecrow (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together. (112 mins.)
“ This is a very good film starring Pacino along side Hackman. Pacino plays a homeless sailor in this fun to watch hard to find film ” - MoviesGalore44
 
17.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them. (162 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Pacino's locker room speech alone gets a thumbs up in this sports drama directed by Oliver Stone that depicts the world of a fictional pro football team. ” - MoviesGalore44
 
18.
Chinese Coffee (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript. (99 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
“ Pacino directs in this offbeat drama about two unsuccessful writers. Maybe I am being bias due to the fact I am a huge Pacino fan but this one is good ” - MoviesGalore44
 
19.
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date. (144 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Al Pacino plays the Devil himself in this film about a lawyer making life altering decisions between good and evil ” - MoviesGalore44
 
20.
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom. (118 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ Really good chemistry between both actors in this drama/ comedy romance ” - MoviesGalore44
 
21.
Sea of Love (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit. (113 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
“ Pacino is good in this Erotic Crime Thriller along side Ellen Barkin in this Basic Instinct before Basic Instinct kind of movie ” - MoviesGalore44
 
22.
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Follows the lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City. (110 mins.)
“ A very underrated and hard to find movie about Heroin addicts in who hang out in Central Park ” - MoviesGalore44
 
23.
Two Bits (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa... (85 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ This movie falls under the radar but is actually pretty good especially for a Pacino fan as he is reunited with Scarface cast member Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ” - MoviesGalore44
 
24.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)
“ A very underrated HBO mini series ” - MoviesGalore44
 
25.
The Local Stigmatic (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two symbiotic sociopaths play obscurely deviant mind games with each other while engaging in perversely brutal acts of violence against victims apparently chosen at random. (56 mins.)
“ A pretty good if not forgotten performance by Pacino who plays a Englishman who talks about Greyhound racing and Winston Churchill ” - MoviesGalore44
 
26.
City Hall (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences. (111 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
“ Not a bad movie by any means but it just seems a bit forced in this crime drama starring Big Al as a mayor ” - MoviesGalore44
 
27.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ I wouldn't say this is a bad film.....But I wouldn't say this is a display of Pacino's finer talents ” - MoviesGalore44
 
28.
The Son of No One (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A young cop is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family. (90 mins.)
Director: Dito Montiel
“ A pretty good flick that is due to be released soon. I had the pleasure of watching this at a screening at it wasn't bad at all ” - MoviesGalore44
 
29.
Dick Tracy (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (105 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
“ At times awkward in this movie about the comic strip Dick Tracy. A at times fun film but I found it hard to make out Pacino covered in clumps of makeup ” - MoviesGalore44
 
30.
Two for the Money (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After suffering a career-ending injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business. (122 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ Not a bad performance to a not so bad movie. But not exactly what you would come to expect from the same guy who played Michael Corleone ” - MoviesGalore44
 
31.
Me, Natalie (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young woman struggles for independence. (111 mins.)
Director: Fred Coe
“ Pacino's sharpens his acting chops for bigger roles to come in his first major role ” - MoviesGalore44
 
32.
The Recruit (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency. (115 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ Not even Pacino can save this one standing next to a very wooden Farrell spurting out poorly written lines ” - MoviesGalore44
 
33.
Author! Author! (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons. (110 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ Pacino plays a writer in this middle of the line family comedy ” - MoviesGalore44
 
34.
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill. (124 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Pacino stars as a famous race car driver in this less then memorable film. Not a bad movie in itself. But not worthy of great Pacino performances to come ” - MoviesGalore44
 
35.
Cruising (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. (102 mins.)
“ If this movie was not so strange and at times over the time with leather S&M gear It wouldn't be half bad. But weird background music along with fading script and storyline make this cult followed movie one that falls flat as a Pacino performance. However the dance scene with Al is if nothing else awkward as well as hilarious ” - MoviesGalore44
 
36.
S1m0ne (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A producer's film is endangered when his star walks off, so he decides to digitally create an actress to substitute for the star, becoming an overnight sensation that everyone thinks is a real person. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ A less then memorable performance in a less then memorable film ” - MoviesGalore44
 
37.
Righteous Kill (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice. (101 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
“ Not the worst movie by any means but way more was expected in this combo of two of the finest screen actors around ” - MoviesGalore44
 
38.
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff. (122 mins.)
“ Not Pacino's fault as well but you could sense he was just going through the motions on this one ” - MoviesGalore44
 
39.
Revolution (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son... (126 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
“ Big Al does not give a terrible performance and the movie itself is not bad at all. It is just he was slightly miscast in this little viewed film ” - MoviesGalore44
 
40.
88 Minutes (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live. (108 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
“ Not one of Pacino's finer acting moments. Not to say he was very bad in it . But lets just say this was the wrong script at the wrong time ” - MoviesGalore44
 
41.
People I Know (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal. (100 mins.)
Director: Dan Algrant
“ Even Big Al himself later said he should not have done this film. Such a depressing movie and the storyline flat and lifeless ” - MoviesGalore44
 
42.
Gigli (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hit-man with a heart of gold, and a mentally challenged man came to be best friends through a hostage. (121 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ Not necessarily Pacino's fault but not even Al could save this sewer sludge waste of a film ” - MoviesGalore44