Carlos Boozer just broke Michael Corleone's heart ... telling TMZ Sports when push comes to shove, "Scarface" is a better movie than "Godfather: Part II."
The newest L.A. Lakers player was leaving Toast (no better way to learn the city than by hittin' all the good restaurants) ... when we asked him about his favorite Al Pacino movie of all time.
Boozer says it's a hard choice -- dude's got so many classics -- but at the end of the day, he's riding with the coke cartel flick over the mafia movie.
One last thing -- Boozer says there's one more Pacino flick he recommends ... but there's a problem -- the movie he picked is a De Niro hit. Whoops.