Which is better... or, better yet, which do you prefer? I think the Godfather is more sublime and "prettier", albeit a bit slower paced. Part 2 has the DeNiro factor and the finality of Michaels decent into evil (and it is, upon mulitple viewings it should be impossible to "like" him at the end as he sites ponderously staring at the water having destroyed his family). And if you say Part 3 - kill yourself. As I told someone the other night: Godfather and Godfather 2 are like an evening at the symphony. Casino and Goodfellas are like an evening at a great rock concert. Godfather 3 is like an evening of explosive diahreea while watching your mom finger herself.