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Al Pacino

Director, Actor

Me, NatalieMe, Natalie (1969)
Dir. Fred Coe
Feat. Patty Duke, James Farentino, Salome Jens
Thoughtful, though occasionally mawkish coming–of–age tale with Patty Duke as a young woman struggling with low self esteem and fighting…
Panic in Needle Park, ThePanic in Needle Park, The (1971)
Dir. Jerry Schatzberg
Feat. Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint
Grungy drug pic with Pacino in his breakthrough role as a charismatic junkie pulling Kitty Winn into his destructive orbit. Screenplay written by…
Godfather, TheGodfather, The (1972) Aro Favourite
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Adaptation of Mario Puzo's novel is a vivid and immaculately staged chronicle of a Sicilian family's ascension to NY gangland dominance. Seamlessly…
SerpicoSerpico (1973) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Al Pacino
Pacino plays a tough, non–conformist cop who exposes police corruption and suffers persecution. Influential, authentic crime drama.
ScarecrowScarecrow (1973)
Dir. Jerry Schatzberg
Feat. Gene Hackman, Al Pacino
Modest drama charts the therapeutic relationship between two drifters who seek redemption. Sombre moral tale about ordinary people is the kind rarely…
Godfather Part 2, TheGodfather Part 2, The (1974) Aro Favourite
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton
The Corleone saga continues with the same passion and exacting standards, it both broadens the scope and bolsters the stature of the original. Hailed…
Dog Day AfternoonDog Day Afternoon (1975) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Al Pacino
Al Pacino is stunning as a deluded no–hoper who robs a New York bank to finance his lover's sex change operation. Riveting drama based on a…
Bobby DeerfieldBobby Deerfield (1977)
Dir. Sydney Pollack
Feat. Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey
Solid, if overlong and overly sincere, drama about an American racing car driver (Pacino) who falls in love with a dying heiress. Not exactly…
And Justice for AllAnd Justice for All (1979)
Dir. Norman Jewison
Feat. Al Pacino, Jack Warden, Craig T. Nelson
Intense, if uneven courtroom–drama in which hot–shot lawyer Al Pacino defends a judge on a rape charge. Even a top supporting cast and a…
CruisingCruising (1980) Recommended
Dir. William Friedkin
Feat. Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen
Controversial, grimy thriller places cop Al Pacino undercover in New York's gay community in an effort to ensnare a serial killer, but the job begins…
Author! Author!Author! Author! (1982)
Dir. Arthur Hiller
Feat. Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld
Pacino plays a playwright whose wife deserts the family shortly before his breakthrough work opens on Broadway. Slight, but attractive comedy is a…
ScarfaceScarface (1983) Aro Favourite
Dir. Brian De Palma
Feat. Al Pacino
Sweat–breakingly violent portrait of a contemporary mobster with Pacino in top gear as the ruthless megalomaniac. Stunning, if you can hack…
RevolutionRevolution (1985)
Dir. Hugh Hudson
Feat. Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski
Disastrous epic with Pacino almost committing career suicide as a fur trapper caught in the upheaval of the American Revolution. Some handsome…
Sea of LoveSea of Love (1989) Recommended
Dir. Harold Becker
Feat. Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, John Goodman
Murder suspect Ellen Barkin and detective Al Pacino have a very dangerous liaison in this sexy, hi–tension whodunnit. A first class entry with…
Godfather Part 3, TheGodfather Part 3, The (1990)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Al Pacino
The conclusion of the epic Corleone trilogy, with an aging Al Pacino looking to legitimise his business activities, and find a suitable successor.…
Frankie and JohnnyFrankie and Johnny (1991)
Dir. Garry Marshall
Feat. Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer
Humble fairy tale about a rocky relationship between hamburger cook and waitress. A dolled down Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this…
Glengarry Glen RossGlengarry Glen Ross (1992) Aro Favourite
Dir. James Foley
Feat. Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris
Gripping transposition of David Mamet's savage stageplay about ruthless real estate salesmen who reel under a do–or–die sales ultimatum.…
Scent of a WomanScent of a Woman (1993)
Dir. Martin Brest
Feat. Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, Gabrielle Anwar
Al Pacino finally method–acts his way to Oscar glory as a blind war veteran who, with the reluctant young chaperone, ventures to New York to…
Carlito's WayCarlito's Way (1993) Recommended
Dir. Brian De Palma
Feat. Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen
De Palma contains his usual showy excess and proves he can be a consummate storyteller with this captivating, multi–layered crime yarn. Al…
HeatHeat (1995) Recommended
Dir. Michael Mann
Feat. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Epic bank–heist drama matches heavyweight detective Al Pacino against master–thief Robert De Niro. While this dream pairing generates the…
Two BitsTwo Bits (1995)
Dir. James Foley
Feat. Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Delicate Depression–era memoir set during the hot Philadelphian summer of 1933, stars Al Pacino as a…
City HallCity Hall (1996)
Dir. Harold Becker
Feat. Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda
Good old–fashioned ethics melodrama with fine perfs from Al Pacino and John Cusack lending the required lustre to plot intricacies involving…
Looking for RichardLooking for Richard (1996) Recommended
Dir. Al Pacino
Feat. Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Winona Ryder
Al Pacino's pet project, and his directing debut, explores the American actor's paradoxical obsessions with Shakespeare, debunking some of the…
Donnie BrascoDonnie Brasco (1997) Recommended
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen
Riveting, true–life tale of an FBI agent's perilous infiltration of the New York Mafia in the 70s. A knife–edge dramatic tension is…
PitchPitch (1997) Recommended
Dir. Spencer Rice, Kenny Hotz
Feat. Al Pacino, Roger Ebert, Matt Dillon
A pair of unknowns – the film–makers – pitch their movie scripts at the Toronto Film Festival and in Hollywood. Their unique,…
Devil's Advocate, TheDevil's Advocate, The (1997) Recommended
Dir. Taylor Hackford
Feat. Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron
Invincible lawyer Keanu Reeves is tempted to join an elite law firm, but bossman Al Pacino has a firey temper and is looking for lifelong commitment,…
Insider, TheInsider, The (1999) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michael Mann
Feat. Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer
A brooding masterpiece from dir. Mann (HEAT), who finally wrestles down a topic of sufficient weight to justify the peerless brilliance of his…
Any Given SundayAny Given Sunday (2000)
Dir. Oliver Stone
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, LL Cool J
Tackling the subject of American football with trademark fervour, a mix of film stocks and some frantic editing, Oliver Stone delivers a…
InsomniaInsomnia (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Christopher Nolan
Feat. Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank
Consummate thriller from the director of “Memento” is an exemplary remake that follows closely yet deftly refines the well–regarded yet…
S1m0neS1m0ne (Simone) (2002)
Dir. Andrew Niccol
Feat. Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Another ‘future shock’ escapade from the creator of THE TRUMAN SHOW and GATTACA that this time taps a comic vein to convey the effect that a…
People I KnowPeople I Know (2002)
Dir. Daniel Algrant
Feat. Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Ryan O'Neal
A NYC publicist personally and professionally crashing helps out a high–profile client and ends up trapped in a warren of drug fuelled scandal…
Flix Mix Ultimate FightsFlix Mix Ultimate Fights (2002)
Feat. Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes
An intense compilation of the most memorable and ambitious fight scenes from Hollywood and abroad.
Recruit, TheRecruit, The (2003)
Dir. Roger Donaldson
Feat. Al Pacino, Colin Farrell
CIA–trainer Al Pacino puts computer hacker Colin Farrell through the hoops to prepare him for the world of intelligence gathering and secret…
GigliGigli (2003)
Dir. Martin Brest
Feat. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino
Famously derided as one of the worst films ever made, this cinematic failure finally proved to Hollywood that audiences don't care about $75 million…
Angels in America (TV Mini Series)Angels in America (TV Mini Series) (2004) Recommended
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson
An ambitious, multi–leveled portrait of the fractures, politics and metaphysical crises of 1980s America based on the stageplay by Tony…
Merchant of Venice, TheMerchant of Venice, The (2004) Recommended
Dir. Michael Radford
Feat. Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes
Al Pacino seems at home in the Bard’s world compared to his more recent contemporary forays, turning in a thorough and morally ambiguous rendition…
Two for the MoneyTwo for the Money (2005)
Dir. D. J. Caruso
Feat. Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo
Set in the world of gridiron betting, this steamy male melodrama has an injured quarterback (McConaughey) tempted into the field of 'sports…
Ocean's ThirteenOcean's Thirteen (Ocean's 13) (2007) Recommended
Dir. Steven Soderbergh
Feat. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon
Another high–rolling casino caper from ringmaster Soderbergh, this third flutter on the heist franchise retains his original debonair cast in a…
88 Minutes 88 Minutes (2007)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski
Humdrum, race–against–the–clock thriller stars ol’ owl–eyes as a professor whose recent testimony against a convicted…
Righteous KillRighteous Kill (2008)
Dir. Jon Avnet
Feat. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Leguizamo
Heavyweight has–beens De Niro and Pacino team up again as a couple of NYPD detectives on the trail of a serial killer, whose signature murders…
You Don't Know JackYou Don't Know Jack (2010)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Al Pacino, Danny Huston, Susan Sarandon
Al Pacino delivers his most committed performance in years in this divisive tale of Euthanasia advocate Jack Kevorkian, with seasoned dir. Levinson…
Son of No One, TheSon of No One, The (2011)
Dir. Dito Montiel
Feat. Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Ray Liotta
Channing Tatum plays a rookie policeman assigned to the neighborhood of his troubled youth in this excitable crooked cop tale. Great cast, though…
Jack and JillJack and Jill (2011)
Dir. Dennis Dugan
Feat. Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes
Adam Sandler moves into 'Eddie Murphy' phase in this crass, disagreeable comedy about repugnant identical twins forced to spend Thanksgiving together…
Stand Up GuysStand Up Guys (2012)
Dir. Fisher Stevens
Feat. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin
Three geriatric wiseguys strive to recapture their youth by engaging in a crime spree for nostalgia's sake. A surprisingly sweet, endearingly…
Phil SpectorPhil Spector (2013)
Dir. David Mamet
Feat. Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor
David Mamet brilliantly dramatises Phil Spector's trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson in this self–proclaimed "work of fiction", in which the…
Humbling, TheHumbling, The (2014)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest
Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig headline this erotic comedy about a stage actor who is slowly losing his mind who engages in a relationship with a…
ManglehornManglehorn (2014)
Dir. David Gordon Green
Feat. Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine
Al Pacino gives a nicely understated performance as an eccentric small–town locksmith, trying to start his life over again with the help of a…
Danny CollinsDanny Collins (2015)
Dir. Dan Fogelman
Feat. Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner
Al Pacino stars as an aging rock star who decides to change his life when he discovers a 40–year–old letter written to him by John…
Once Upon a Time in HollywoodOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood) (2019) Aro Favourite
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
Feat. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Sprawling love–letter to the final years of Hollywood's golden age, following a faded television actor and his stunt double as they face the…

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