The Godfather is not only the best mob movie ever made, it's one of the best movies ever made. I went through my childhood having seen bits and pieces of it.. I remember being ten or eleven and seeing some scenes from the beginning, including the infamous horse head scene. If you don't know what I'm talking about you are not worthy of an explanation.
I think I was in my late twenties by the time I finally sat down and watched it from beginning to end. So many great lines came from The Godfather. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse," being up at the top of the list, but followed closely by, "It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
Honor, family, greed, fear, deception....so many things at play in one of the most classic crime dramas ever to play on the silver screen. Not to mention the incredible acting by Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, and James Caan. Yes, The Godfather is an American classic.