AFI’s Top 100 Films   1 comment

Corey posted about this on Monday, I thought I’d make fun of his horrible cinema history and follow up with my own analysis of the list. (Corey, have you really never seen It’s A Wonderful Life??? How did you get to be in your thirties without seeing this at least once in the 10,000 times it has been aired between December 10th and December 25th *every year*??? No Rear Window, Jaws? No Shane? What are you, some sort of anti-American?)

My favorite from this list:. “The Maltese Falcon”

From the list that I’d most like to see: “Double Indemnity”

From the list that I most ought to see: “Schindler’s List”

Most surprising omission: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (I’ll agree with Corey on this one) and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

(Seen it, haven’t)

  1. “Citizen Kane,” 1941.
  2. “The Godfather,” 1972.
  3. “Casablanca,” 1942.
  4. “Raging Bull,” 1980.
  5. “Singin’ in the Rain,” 1952.
  6. “Gone With the Wind,” 1939.
  7. “Lawrence of Arabia,” 1962.
  8. “Schindler’s List,” 1993.
  9. “Vertigo,” 1958.
  10. “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939.
  11. “City Lights,” 1931.
  12. “The Searchers,” 1956.
  13. “Star Wars,” 1977.
  14. “Psycho,” 1960.
  15. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” 1968.
  16. “Sunset Blvd.”, 1950.
  17. “The Graduate,” 1967.
  18. “The General,” 1927.
  19. “On the Waterfront,” 1954.
  20. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 1946.
  21. “Chinatown,” 1974.
  22. “Some Like It Hot,” 1959.
  23. The Grapes of Wrath,” 1940.
  24. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” 1982.
  25. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 1962.
  26. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” 1939.
  27. “High Noon,” 1952.
  28. “All About Eve,” 1950.
  29. “Double Indemnity,” 1944.
  30. “Apocalypse Now,” 1979.
  31. “The Maltese Falcon,” 1941.
  32. “The Godfather Part II,” 1974.
  33. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” 1975.
  34. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” 1937.
  35. “Annie Hall,” 1977.
  36. “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” 1957.
  37. “The Best Years of Our Lives,” 1946.
  38. “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” 1948.
  39. “Dr. Strangelove,” 1964.
  40. “The Sound of Music,” 1965.
  41. “King Kong,” 1933.
  42. “Bonnie and Clyde,” 1967.
  43. “Midnight Cowboy,” 1969.
  44. “The Philadelphia Story,” 1940.
  45. “Shane,” 1953.
  46. “It Happened One Night,” 1934.
  47. “A Streetcar Named Desire,” 1951.
  48. “Rear Window,” 1954.
  49. “Intolerance,” 1916.
  50. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” 2001.
  51. “West Side Story,” 1961.
  52. “Taxi Driver,” 1976.
  53. “The Deer Hunter,” 1978.
  54. “M-A-S-H,” 1970.
  55. “North by Northwest,” 1959.
  56. “Jaws,” 1975.
  57. “Rocky,” 1976.
  58. “The Gold Rush,” 1925.
  59. “Nashville,” 1975.
  60. “Duck Soup,” 1933.
  61. “Sullivan’s Travels,” 1941.
  62. “American Graffiti,” 1973.
  63. “Cabaret,” 1972.
  64. “Network,” 1976.
  65. “The African Queen,” 1951.
  66. “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 1981.
  67. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, 1966.
  68. “Unforgiven,” 1992.
  69. “Tootsie,” 1982.
  70. “A Clockwork Orange,” 1971.
  71. “Saving Private Ryan,” 1998.
  72. “The Shawshank Redemption,” 1994.
  73. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” 1969.
  74. “The Silence of the Lambs,” 1991.
  75. “In the Heat of the Night,” 1967.
  76. “Forrest Gump,” 1994.
  77. “All the President’s Men,” 1976.
  78. “Modern Times,” 1936.
  79. “The Wild Bunch,” 1969.
  80. “The Apartment, 1960.
  81. “Spartacus,” 1960.
  82. “Sunrise,” 1927.
  83. “The Titanic,” 1997.
  84. “Easy Rider,” 1969.
  85. “A Night at the Opera,” 1935.
  86. “Platoon,” 1986.
  87. “12 Angry Men,” 1957.
  88. “Bringing Up Baby,” 1938.
  89. “The Sixth Sense,” 1999.
  90. “Swing Time,” 1936.
  91. “Sophie’s Choice,” 1982.
  92. “Goodfellas,” 1990.
  93. “The French Connection,” 1971.
  94. “Pulp Fiction,” 1994.
  95. “The Last Picture Show,” 1971.
  96. “Do the Right Thing,” 1989.
  97. “Blade Runner,” 1982.
  98. “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” 1942.
  99. “Toy Story,” 1995.
  100. “Ben-Hur,” 1959.
Advertisements

Posted June 28, 2007 by padraic2112 in movies

One response to “AFI’s Top 100 Films

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. You’ve seen alot more of the Top 100 than I have, but I have watched a number of films on this list that you have not. Of those, I’d recommend “The Wild Bunch”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: