Francis Ford Coppola filmography

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Coppola in 1976

Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer whose career spans more than fifty years. Coppola has directed twenty-six narrative films to date.

His films The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and Apocalypse Now are often cited among the greatest films ever made.[1]


Year Title Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Producer
1962 Tonight for Sure Yes Yes Yes Co-writer with Jerry Shaffer
The Bellboy and the Playgirls Yes No No English-language reedit of Mit Eva fing die Sünde an [de]
1963 Dementia 13 Yes Yes No
1966 You're a Big Boy Now Yes Yes No
Is Paris Burning? No Yes No Co-writer with Gore Vidal, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost & Claude Brulé
This Property Is Condemned No Yes No Co-writer with Fred Coe & Edith Sommer
1968 Finian's Rainbow Yes No No
1969 The Rain People Yes Yes No
1970 Patton No Yes No Co-writer with Edmund H. North
1972 The Godfather Yes Yes No Co-writer with Mario Puzo
1974 The Conversation Yes Yes Yes
The Great Gatsby No Yes No
The Godfather Part II Yes Yes Yes Co-writer with Mario Puzo
1979 Apocalypse Now Yes Yes Yes Co-writer with John Milius; also composer
1982 One from the Heart Yes Yes No Co-writer with Armyan Bernstein
1983 The Outsiders Yes No No
Rumble Fish Yes Yes Executive Co-writer with S. E. Hinton
1984 The Cotton Club Yes Yes No Co-writer with William Kennedy
1986 Captain EO Yes Yes No Short film; co-written with George Lucas and Rusty Lemorande
Peggy Sue Got Married Yes No No
1987 Gardens of Stone Yes No Yes
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Yes No No
1989 New York Stories Yes Yes No Segment: "Life Without Zoë"; co-writer with Sofia Coppola
1990 The Godfather Part III Yes Yes Yes Co-writer with Mario Puzo
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Yes No Yes
1996 Jack Yes No Yes
1997 The Rainmaker Yes Yes No
2007 Youth Without Youth Yes Yes Yes
2009 Tetro Yes Yes Yes
2011 Twixt Yes Yes Yes
2015–present Distant Vision Yes Yes Yes Ongoing experimental live show
TBA Megalopolis Yes Yes TBA Announced[2]

Producer only[edit]

Executive producer

Year Title Director Notes
1971 THX 1138 George Lucas
1973 Paper Moon Peter Bogdanovich Uncredited
1979 The Black Stallion Carroll Ballard
1980 Kagemusha Akira Kurosawa
1982 Koyaanisqatsi Godfrey Reggio
The Escape Artist Caleb Deschanel
1982 Hammett Wim Wenders
1983 The Black Stallion Returns Robert Dalva
1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Paul Schrader
Return to Oz Walter Murch Uncredited
1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance Norman Mailer
Lionheart Franklin J. Schaffner
1988 Powaqqatsi Godfrey Reggio
1989 Wait Until Spring, Bandini Dominique Deruddere Uncredited
1992 Wind Carroll Ballard
1993 The Secret Garden Agnieszka Holland
1995 Haunted Lewis Gilbert
My Family Gregory Nava
The Fantasticks Michael Ritchie Uncredited
1997 Buddy Caroline Thompson
1999 The Third Miracle Agnieszka Holland
Goosed Aleta Chappelle
Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton
2000 Supernova Walter Hill Uncredited
2001 CQ Roman Coppola
No Such Thing Hal Hartley
Jeepers Creepers Victor Salva
2002 Pumpkin Anthony Abrams
Adam Larson Broder
Assassination Tango Robert Duvall
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Victor Salva
Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola
2004 Kinsey Bill Condon
2006 Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola
The Good Shepherd Robert De Niro
2010 Somewhere Sofia Coppola
2012 On the Road Walter Salles
2013 The Bling Ring Sofia Coppola


Year Title Director Notes
1973 American Graffiti George Lucas
1994 Don Juan DeMarco Jeremy Leven
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Kenneth Branagh
1998 Lanai-Loa Sherwood Hu
1999 The Florentine Nick Stagliano
The Virgin Suicides Sofia Coppola

Other roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1952 The Magic Voyage of Sinbad Script adaptation English-language reedit of Sadko
1959 Battle Beyond the Sun Associate producer; directed additional scenes English-language reedit of Nebo Zovyot
1962 The Premature Burial 2nd unit director
Tower of London Assistant director
1963 The Haunted Palace
The Young Racers 2nd unit director
The Terror Associate producer; replaced Roger Corman as director for 11 days[3]
1968 The Wild Racers 2nd unit director
1982 Hammett


Year Title Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Producer Actor
1977 The Godfather Saga Yes Yes Yes No Miniseries
Re-edit of The Godfather & The Godfather Part II
1987 Faerie Tale Theatre Yes No executive No Episode: "Rip Van Winkle"
2017 Five Came Back No No No Yes Documentary

Producer only[edit]

Executive producer

Year Title Notes
1990 The Outsiders 13 episodes
Adaptation of 1983 film
1995 Tecumseh: The Last Warrior Television film
1996 Dark Angel
1997 Survival on the Mountain
The Odyssey Miniseries
1998 Outrage Television film
Moby Dick Miniseries
1998-2001 First Wave 65 episodes
2000 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Television film
2003 Platinum 6 episodes


Year Title Notes
1993 The Junky's Christmas Television film
1995 White Dwarf

Recurring Collaborators[edit]

Individual Dementia 13 (1963) You're a Big Boy Now (1966) Finian's Rainbow (1968) The Rain People (1969) The Godfather (1972) The Conversation (1974) The Godfather Part II (1974) Apocalypse Now (1979) One from the Heart (1982) The Outsiders (1983) Rumble Fish (1983) The Cotton Club (1984) Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Gardens of Stone (1987) Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) The Godfather Part III (1990) Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Jack (1996) The Rainmaker (1997) Youth Without Youth (2007) Tetro (2009) Twixt (2011) Total roles
Luana Anders Yes Yes 2
Dolph Sweet Yes Yes 2
Marlon Brando Yes Yes 2
Al Pacino Yes Yes Yes 3
Diane Keaton Yes Yes Yes 3
Gregory Hines Yes Yes 2
Robert Duvall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5
James Caan Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
John Cazale Yes Yes Yes 3
Harrison Ford Yes Yes 2
Laurence Fishburne Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Dennis Hopper Yes Yes 2
Teri Garr Yes Yes 2
Michael Higgins Yes Yes 2
Diane Lane Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Mickey Rourke Yes Yes 2
Matt Dillon Yes Yes 2
Nicolas Cage Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Matt Damon Yes Yes 2
Alden Ehrenreich Yes Yes 2
Don Novello Yes Yes Yes 3
Francesca De Sapio Yes Yes 2
Tom Waits Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
Sam Bottoms Yes Yes 2
William Smith Yes Yes 2
Glenn Withrow Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Lisa Jane Persky Yes Yes 2
Elias Koteas Yes Yes 2
Dean Stockwell Yes Yes Yes 3
Lonette McKee Yes Yes 2
Joan Allen Yes Yes 2
Allen Garfield Yes Yes 2
Frederic Forrest Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Peter Donat Yes Yes 2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AFI's 100 Greatest American Films of All Time" - 2.The Godfather (1972) 30.Apocalypse Now (1979) 32.The Godfather II (1974)". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 24, 2020
  2. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (April 3, 2019). "Francis Ford Coppola Ready To Make 'Megalopolis' And Is Eyeing Cast". Deadline. Archived from the original on April 4, 2019. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Goldman, C. (1971). "An interview with ROGER CORMAN". Film Comment.