The Godfather is a series of gangster epics by Francis Ford Coppola.
The reason I'm making this thread, is because I think there is more to talk about in terms of the world presented here, than pretty much any other gangster movie out there.
I'm not the one to say "well it's the best gangster movie out there, because it just is". We could watch some longer gangster movies like "Goodfellas", "The Departed" or "American Gangster" but I wouldn't call these epics because they focus so much on the character aspect rather than the "world" in which the stories take place.
Scarface however, is comparable to Godfather in some respects.
But in the case of the The Godfather, we have sequels which have expanded the original story into this big world in which there is so much to think about.
Could we have a sequel to any of the other gangster movies I mentioned? Probably not, except for "Goodfellas" which did have a companion gangster movie of "Casino".
Like any "epic", for example, Schindler's List, Lawrence of Arabia or Braveheart. These require lots of time and space for you to become immersed in the "world" rather than a singular priority.
I've found that there is a version of The Godfather which is edited together in order of "Timeline" making this 9 and a half hour movie in 5 parts.
I'm not sure whether it's worth watching but it might be worth doing some day.
Are you a fan? If not, post your thoughts.