Ranking Marlon Brando's Complete Film Performances leaping from 'Superman' to 'Supergirl' and 'Dr. Moreau' to 'Super Mario'

IndieWire's Ranking of All 39 of Marlon Brando's Film Performances

Based on the quality of Brando's performances rather than the overall films themselves, this list reflects what made Brando such a singular onscreen presence.

Some of the rankings may surprise you; for example, as great as Brando is in The Godfather, it's still just the fourth-best performance in the film after Pacino, Duvall, and Caan — its ranking here reflects that.

These are all the films Brando appeared in, ranked from worst to best:

  1. "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956)
  2. "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" (1992)
  3. "The Nightcomers" (1972)
  4. "Candy" (1968)
  5. "A Countess From Hong Kong" (1967)
  6. "The Formula" (1980)
  7. "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1996)
  8. "The Score" (2001)
  9. "The Godfather: Part III" (1990)
  10. "The Freshman" (1990)
  11. "Don Juan DeMarco" (1995)
  12. "Zandy's Bride" (1995)
  13. "The Freshman" (1990)
  14. "The Godfather: Part III" (1990)
  15. "Guilty as Charged" (1991)
  16. "The Formula" (1980)
  17. "The Island of Dr

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