Top Ten Godfather Trilogy Scenes

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The Godfather is considered one of the greatest masterpieces to ever come out of film, with many great, memorable scenes. What's your favourite Godfather scene?

If you somehow haven't watched this before and plan to, do not read on.

The Top Ten

1 Baptism murder montage (Godfather)

Largely recognised as one of the greatest montages in history, paralleling Michael's baptism with the murders he had orchestrated. - Aeterna

Moe Greene Special! Right in the eye!

One of the best scences in history

2 Vito and Michael talk alone for the final time (Godfather)

This scene feels so real. These two great cinema titans talk so naturally and it actually feels like a father who knows he is near the end of his life and is trying to impart every bit of the (quite considerable) wisdom he has to his youngest son. And Brando really plays to a T the anguish and regret that Vito must be feeling due to not only his integrity and morality, but to his clearly personal lifelong desire to give his children a clean, legitimate life and his regret that Michael, whom he molded from childhood to be the one to be honest and 'pull the strings', is suddenly quite engrossed in the darker, more disparate familial ways. Brilliant on all parties involved.

One of the few emotional scenes we get with Vito, who is open with Michael and apologises for the way things have turned out. - Aeterna

3 Michael shoots Sollozzo and McCluskey (Godfather)

One of the huge changing points for Michael and very memorable. - Aeterna

4 Michael convinces Sonny to let him kill Sollozzo and McCluskey (Godfather)

Another huge changing point, where we first see Michael take control of the situation. - Aeterna

5 Opening scene with Vito Corleone (Godfather)

Just as famous as the scene above, with Vito dealing for family matters and Brando speaking the famous Godfather quote. - Aeterna

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6 Kay tells Michael about the abortion (Godfather II)

There is no scene in any movie that sends chills down your spine when you look at Michaels quivering lip as he grasps just what has happened. That scene alone deserved an Oscar. I wish they had oscars for specific scenes in any movie. Because there are some mediocre movies that have scenes in then that are worthy of an Oscar.

The true magnificence of this scene comes from Pacino's method acting and the raw anger seething through Michael. - Aeterna

7 Michael becomes Don Corleone (Godfather)

Huge scene that many will have seen shots of even without watching the film, as it shows Michael's transition from the good soldier he once was to a ruthless Don. - Aeterna

8 Michael talks with Moe Greene (and warns Fredo) (Godfather)

We see Michael acting as Don and the memorable talk with Fredo. - Aeterna

9 Michael recognizes threat and protects Vito at the hospital (Godfather)
10 The Horse's head in the bed (Godfather)

The Contenders

11 The Godfather II final scene (flashback) (Godfather II)

Seeing the contrast of how things were and how they are now, how Michael taking care of the family lead to the end of the family and how he has changed over time. - Aeterna

12 The congressional hearing where the witness is convinced not to tell the truth when his brother is brought the proceedings (Godfather II)
13 Michael 'forgives' Fredo (Godfather II)

What we think to be an emotional scene until The final shot of Michael gesturing. - Aeterna

14 The door closes on Kate (final shot of The Godfather)
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1. Baptism murder montage (Godfather)
2. Vito and Michael talk alone for the final time (Godfather)
3. Kay tells Michael about the abortion (Godfather II)
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1. Baptism murder montage (Godfather)
2. Opening scene with Vito Corleone (Godfather)
3. Michael shoots Sollozzo and McCluskey (Godfather)
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