1. THE GODFATHER (1972)

Oddly enough, Marlon Brando’s slap in The Godfather is perhaps the softest one on this countdown. But, come on, is it that difficult to comprehend why we’d save Don Corleone’s five-fingered show of dominance for last?

With so many pussy-footed dudes walking around nowadays, not a day goes by where we don’t wish that Brando’s Don C would pay someone a visit and tell them what he tells Johnny Fontane (played by Al Martino) in this classic scene: “Act like a man!” They don’t call them “bitch slaps” for nothing.