The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. The film is both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfather, chronicling the continuing saga of the Corleone family following the events of the first film while depicting the rise to power of the young Vito Corleone. The film is also ranked as the third greatest movie of all time by the Internet Movie Database, with its predecessor, The Godfather, ranked as number one. Unusually for a sequel, Godfather Part II is considered to be as good as or perhaps better than the original. It has also been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.