When is a film's sequel better than the original? We can think of only two examples. The Empire Strikes Back, clearly the best of the original trilogy and superior to Star Wars. The other? This. It's not so much that The Godfather was less than Part II, it's that this simply surpassed it in every possible way. Al Pacino returns as Michael Corleone, the scion of a New York mafia family who's struggling to turn their dealings into legitimate business that he's inherited from his father. Parallel to this, we see the beginnings of the Corleone family in America in the form of a young Vito Corleone, played by Robert DeNiro. Quite simply one of the greatest films ever made. If you've never watched it, now's your chance.