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Ranking All Of Director Francis Ford Coppola’s Movies

Francis Ford Coppola Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

“What are Francis Ford Coppola’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Coppola’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Francis Ford Coppola and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Film’s Of Francis Ford Coppola



28 ) Tonight for Sure (1962)

 Tonight for Sure (1962) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 29
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

On the Las Vegas strip, two unlikely men rendezvous: Samuel Hill, an ill-kempt desert miner, and Benjamin Jabowski, a John Birch Society dandy from the city. Intent on some sort of mayhem, they enter the Herald Club before the burlesque show starts, and they wire something to the electrical box, set to blow at midnight. They sit at the back of the club to get to know each other. As they drink and glance at the stage, Sam tells of a partner driven mad by visions of naked women in the sagebrush; Ben tells a tale of trying to rid his neighborhood of a pin-up studio. As they get drunker and the clock ticks toward midnight, they pull their chairs closer to the women on stage.

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27 ) The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)

 The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 28
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

This Bellboy is after more than just big tips.

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26 ) Rip Van Winkle (1987)

 Rip Van Winkle (1987) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

A lazy man falls asleep for twenty years.

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25 ) Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)

 Battle Beyond the Sun (1959) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

In the distant future, the post-nuclear holocaust Earth is divided into two rival superpowers, North Hemis and South Hemis. Both empires are engaged in competitive race to reach Mars. When a badly under-equipped rocket malfunctions and begins drifting toward the sun, its helpless crew is rescued by the rival mission team. The combined crew continue the flight to mars, when colossal monsters lies in wait on the Martian moons!

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24 ) Twixt (2011)

 Twixt (2011) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • IMDB User Review Score: 26
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.

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23 ) Jack (1996)

 Jack (1996) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. The children don’t know what to make of Jack, but with the help of his fifth-grade teacher, he makes an effort to win them over.

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22 ) Finian’s Rainbow (1968)

 Finian's Rainbow (1968) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

An Irishman, Finian, and his daughter Sharon, arrive in Rainbow Valley, a Southern town of tobacco sharecroppers in the state of Missitucky. The town has its own resident dreamer, Woody, who thinks that he might be able to put the town on the map by crossing mint with tobacco so that it’ll grow mentholated. Finian’s came to town because he’s stolen a leprechaun’s crock of gold and plans to plant it in the ground. But trouble arrives in the form of Og the leprechaun, who has followed Finian and wants his gold. Meanwhile, the bigoted Senator Billboard Rawkins, in an effort to stop progress in his state in the form of a new dam and hydroelectric system, plans to take the remaining parcel of land needed to stop the project. But the government’s geologists reveal the Senator that gold has been detected on the property! Rawkins and his men confront the sharecroppers to seize their land using as an excuse an obscure law making it a felony for blacks and whites to live together.

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21 ) Dementia 13 (1963)

 Dementia 13 (1963) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his body overboard and later tells the family that he has left on an urgent business trip. Her main concern is that she can only inherit a part of the family fortune if if her husband is alive. The Halorans are a strange family, still grieving over the death of the youngest daughter Kathleen who drowned in a pond when she was just a child. They hold an annual ceremony of remembrance every year on the anniversary of her death. This year however, someone is wielding an ax intent on murder.

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20 ) Gardens of Stone (1987)

 Gardens of Stone (1987) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 21

A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.

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19 ) You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

 You're a Big Boy Now (1966) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Bernard Chanticleer’s father gives him two simple words of advice: “Grow up.” Bernard knows that his first step is to find a girl who’s “willing,” but he passes up a sure thing, Amy Partlett, for a more elusive goal. Her name is Barbara Darling, an inscrutable go-go dancer. More than a few obstacles keep Bernard from his dream world. There’s his doting mother, who mails him locks of her hair and weeps at the thought of her baby as a man; there’s a malicious rooster, trained to attack pretty girls, patrolling the halls of his New York City rooming house; and most of all, there’s Barbara herself. She turns out to be a man hater, emotionally scarred by the lecherous wooden-legged hypnotherapist who “counseled” her in high school. All in all, Bernard finds himself in an improbable universe with a calculated clumsiness designed to evoke his confusing coming-of-age.

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18 ) Youth Without Youth (2007)

 Youth Without Youth (2007) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor meets a young woman who has her own experience with a lightning storm. Not only does Dominic find love again, but her new abilities hold the key to his research.

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17 ) Captain EO (1986)

 Captain EO (1986) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Captain EO is a 3-D science fiction film starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola (who came up with the name “Captain EO” from the Greek, cf. “Eos”, the Greek goddess of dawn) that was shown at Disney theme parks from 1986 through the 1990s.

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16 ) New York Stories (1989)

 New York Stories (1989) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; third, by Allen, is a witty piece of comedy about the impossibility of getting rid of the son’s role.

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15 ) Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

 Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

Peggy Sue faints at a Highschool reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

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14 ) The Cotton Club (1984)

 The Cotton Club (1984) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

The story of the people that frequented Harlem’s famous nightclubs, ‘The Cotton Club’, and those that ran it.

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13 ) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

 Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them – only to have his factory shut down by Detroit’s Big Three automobile manufacturers. They took away his car – but nobody could take away his dream.

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12 ) The Rainmaker (1997)

 The Rainmaker (1997) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.

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11 ) One from the Heart (1982)

 One from the Heart (1982) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Hank and Frannie don’t seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, they are but a stage of lights and colours. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion? Welcome to Coppola’s Broadway-like romantic musical.

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10 ) The Rain People (1969)

 The Rain People (1969) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

A housewife who feels trapped leaves home and takes up with a hitchhiker.

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9 ) Tetro (2009)

 Tetro (2009) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie’s discovery of his brother’s near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.

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8 ) The Outsiders (1983)

 The Outsiders (1983) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

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7 ) The Godfather: Part III (1990)

 The Godfather: Part III (1990) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

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6 ) Dracula (1992)

 Dracula (1992) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker — the spitting image of Dracula’s long-dead wife, Elisabeta — obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.

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5 ) Rumble Fish (1983)

 Rumble Fish (1983) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother’s reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

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4 ) The Conversation (1974)

 The Conversation (1974) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client’s brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco’s Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.

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3 ) Apocalypse Now (1979)

 Apocalypse Now (1979) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, “does not exist, nor will it ever exist.” His goal is to locate – and eliminate – a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

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2 ) The Godfather: Part II (1974)

 The Godfather: Part II (1974) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

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1 ) The Godfather (1972)

 The Godfather (1972) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

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Francis Ford Coppola’s Best Movies



Francis Ford Coppola Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
The Godfather (1972) 1121 1
The Godfather: Part II (1974) 3232 2
Apocalypse Now (1979) 4344 3
The Conversation (1974) 1455 4
Rumble Fish (1983) 12686 5
Dracula (1992) 10777 6
The Godfather: Part III (1990) 14868 7
The Outsiders (1983) 16588 8
Tetro (2009) 1210118 9
The Rain People (1969) 813118 10
One from the Heart (1982) 1813158 11
The Rainmaker (1997) 791013 12
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) 6111113 13
The Cotton Club (1984) 11161515 14
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) 5162015 15
New York Stories (1989) 23241817 16
Captain EO (1986) 23121518 17
Youth Without Youth (2007) 20212018 18
You’re a Big Boy Now (1966) 9192318 19
Gardens of Stone (1987) 19151821 20
Dementia 13 (1963) 14222522 21
Finian’s Rainbow (1968) 17182023 22
Jack (1996) 22202424 23
Twixt (2011) 21232624 24
Battle Beyond the Sun (1959) 23242724 25
Rip Van Winkle (1987) 23241427 26
The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962) 23242827 27
Tonight for Sure (1962) 23242927 28

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