Monday, January 02, 2006

AFI's top 100 films

As seen at Mrs. Coulter's. I've seen all but 28 of them.

1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. CASABLANCA (1942)
3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
15. STAR WARS (1977)
16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) (I'm watching it next week, while Mr. Spock is abroad)
17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
18. PSYCHO (1960)
19. CHINATOWN (1974)
20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
24. RAGING BULL (1980)
25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31. ANNIE HALL (1977)
32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
33. HIGH NOON (1952)
34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
43. KING KONG (1933)
44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)
46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48. JAWS (1975)
49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) (3 times in the last 3 weeks)
50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
53. AMADEUS (1984)
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
56. M*A*S*H (1970)
57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)
58. FANTASIA (1940)
59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
61. VERTIGO (1958)
62. TOOTSIE (1982)
63. STAGECOACH (1939)
64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
66. NETWORK (1976)
67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)
69. SHANE (1953)
70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
71. FORREST GUMP (1994)
72. BEN-HUR (1959)
73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) (and oh, by the way, IT SUCKED!!!)
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
78. ROCKY (1976)
79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
82. GIANT (1956)
83. PLATOON (1986)
84. FARGO (1996)
85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
88. EASY RIDER (1969)
89. PATTON (1970)
90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)
91. MY FAIR LADY (1964)
92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
93. THE APARTMENT (1960)
94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
95. PULP FICTION (1994)
96. THE SEARCHERS (1956)
97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

10 comments:

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

OK, we are SO having a movie night. With "Midnight Cowboy," "Bonnie & Clyde," and "Goodfellas." It'll be Downer Movie Nite at APL's. Plenty of bourbon and/or buttered popcorn in which to drown your sorrows.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

And by "we," I mean anyone who wants to come.

liz said...

It's a date!

Jenn said...

Of your 28 you haven't seen, I've seen 9. I quite love Fargo. And yes, Dances with Wolves sucks.

*nods*

Suburban Turmoil said...

I love your lists. They're so interesting. All About Eve is one of my top five movies of all time. It has a line I use all the time- "The heave ho!"

liz said...

I can't wait to see it.

Marc said...

Wow, I can't believe how many movies on this list I *haven't* seen. And after watching AFI's 100 best movie quotes, my wife and I said we really needed to see Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, and some of the other classics.

Let's see... there are 17 I know I've seen (three of which I barely remember) and another five I *think* I've seen, or at least have seen significant parts of. I guess I need more culture! Of course there are two that I've seen as musicals (live) but never as a movie -- My Fair Lady and West Side Story -- so I guess I'm not THAT un-cultured. :)

liz said...

Marc, are you telling me you've never seen Casablanca?????

I'm bringing it in tomorrow so you can watch it ASAP.

Marc said...

Nope... actually I haven't seen any of the top five. I know, I know... but we watch so much TV that we never have time to even rent movies, let alone watch all the stuff I've TiVo'd!

Scrivener said...

THere are only a few on this list that I've never seen. But there are quite a few that I have watched but only remember the slightest little bit about, like THe Treasure of the Sierra Madre. It makes me wonder whether there are some that I have just seen enough clips of that I think I've seen them.

And I totally agree with you and Jenn on that dreck Kevin Costner put out. Blech.

I would love to come to the movie night with you and APL. Those three are all awesome.

You've gotta see To Kill a Mockingbird, too. It is a little sappy, but really good.

I know Birth of a Nation was so innovative and revolutionary and all that, but does it really belong on a list like this one? I mean, it's nice that it established the close-up, but that doesn't mean it's one of the greatest movies of all time to anyone but a film historian.