Whenever you look at an actor like Al Pacino and start trying to figure out the top ten there is certainly going to be some disagreement and some movies are going to be left off the list but let’s see how this list ranks.
Number 10: Glengarry Glenn Ross; an older movie where Al Pacino steals the show playing a cocky strong willed salesperson. One of his best movies and had an all-star cast in there including Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin. Excellent acting all the way around.
Number 9: One of the older Al Pacino movies and one of his best. Serpico is about an honest cop in a corrupt system and Al delivers as he always does. The move had 2 Oscar nominations.
Number 8: Dog Day Afternoon, which was made back in the 1970’s. It is considered by many to be one of his best performances and some consider it to be the movie to launch his career. Excellent movie and excellent acting.
Number 7: Donnie Brasco, which might be a surprise to some people. Al portrays a wise guy and has a great actor as his protégé Johnny Depp. It deals with the mafia and any mafia movie starring Al Pacino is an outstanding movie.
Number 6: Heat, and this movie is an excellent movie and was the first movie where two legendary actors share the screen at the same time. Al Pacino plays the police officer tracking Robert DeNiro. Put them two together and how could it not be good.
Number 5: Carlitos Way, where Al Pacino plays a gangster trying to get out, but gets lulled back in. Not a very big Al Pacino movie but one of his better acting jobs. Pacino delivers as he always does.
Number 4: Scent of A Woman, and this is a movie totally different than most movies that Al Pacino plays in. He neither plays a cop or a gangster he plays a former blind military officer and delivers one of the best scenes in history.a
Number 3: The Devil’s Advocate, where Al Pacino plays Satan himself. Pacino plays the Devil so well that he actually makes you forget who he is, and uses all of his acting skills.
Number 2: One of the best gangster movies of all time. My name is Tony Montona man. Let me introduce you to my little friend. Scarface is one of the best acting jobs of all time by Al Pacino and he is known as the bad guy and plays the bad guy extremely well.
Number 1: How could there be any doubt. The Godfather is considered by many to be the best movie of all times, and it has one of the best casts of all time, including Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando and James Cann. The Godfather 1 is easily one of the best movies and Al Pacino has a lot to do with that.
No doubt there were some movies that I missed and some maybe you forgot, but this is an awesome movie list for any actor.