#31. The Godfather, Part II
Oscar Wins: 6
Oscar Nominations: 11
Release Year: 1974
Few pictures come close to surpassing the original on which they followed, but “The Godfather Part II” — the first sequel to the magnificent mobster drama — might very well be the superior film, following the rise of Michael (Al Pacino) as he commands the Corleone family with flashbacks to his late father’s rise in the Sicilian mafia.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Part II won best picture in 1975 along with five other Oscars.