Francis Ford Coppola is considered one of the greatest directors of Hollywood. The visionary auteur’s bold subject matters and unique directorial techniques make him one of a kind. He acquainted Hollywood with dark themed films and brought a level of acceptability towards authentic use of sets. Being one of only eight filmmakers to win two Palme d’Or awards, Coppola is also the winner of five Academy and Golden Globe awards. Even though his movies garnered critical acclaim, most of his films bombed at the BO. In spite of this, his films have often been cited to influence modern-day cinema as we know today. His narratives and use of anti-heroes to establish a confluence of change of perspective and changed the way society discerned taboos and sensitive topics.
Coppola is now retired, with having no considerable success since the late 90s. Even then, he remains a true virtuoso of American films. Here is the list of top Francis Ford Coppola movies selected from his impressive filmography. You can watch some of these best Francis Ford Coppola movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Rumble Fish (1983)
Based on the 1978 novel of the same name by S.E. Hinton, the film centers on the relationship between Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke), a revered former gang leader wishing to live a more peaceful life, and his younger brother, Rusty James (Matt Dillon), a teenaged hoodlum who aspires to become as feared as Motorcycle Boy. Coppola approached a number of new direction techniques, which later attracted a lot of negative attention, with critics blaming him for choosing style over substance. The film bombed at the Box Office, but got some positive attention for introducing avant-garde techniques and camera angles.