There are redemption films, and there are REDEMPTION films. Elia Kazan's On The Waterfront is the latter. The #1Theme10Films Snobs On Film: Redemption season hits a new high with an episode that explores one of the greatest movies of all time. Acting icon Marlon Brando is a former boxer turned mob enforcer with a disappointing past and a heart full of remorse. But when Brando falls in love, he must find a way to salvage his humanity and save his soul—even if it means sacrificing everything else.