7 Great Films Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

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Mario Puzo's The Godfather (1972)

Coppola was driven by financial necessity to adapt the bestseller by Puzo, casting Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as a father-son pair at the helm of a criminal enterprise in mid-20th century New York City.

The Conversation (1974)

Coppola won his first Palme d'Or for this Gene Hackman starrer about a professional eavesdropper who finds out things that endanger his life.

Mario Puzo's The Godfather II (1974)

Coppola returned to helm this film about the life of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and his consolidation of power as times passes by, juxtaposed against the rise of his father Vito (Robert DeNiro).

Apocalypse Now (1979)

The film that won Coppola his second Palme d'Or dealt with the Vietnam War and used the core story of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness to make its point.

Rumble Fish (1983)

Coppola helmed this story about a young criminal attempting to live up to his older brother's violent legacy, igniting disputes that have long been dormant.

The Outsiders (1983)

Coppola directed this multistarrer featuring a rather young cast in a story about gang warfare and violence in American towns.

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Coppola adapted the legendary story by Stoker into a lavish Gothic tale featuring the likes of Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins, and Gary Oldman.

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