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November 19th, 2006


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03:07 am - Well-versed in the cinematic classics, apparently
Below are the greatest 100 American films of the 20th century according to the AFI. Bold the ones you've seen, strike out the ones you hated, italicize those you loved, and put an asterisk* beside the ones you started but never finished.


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) -- I adore this film. And Jack Lemmon was so cute in a dress! :D

15. STAR WARS (1977)

16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)*

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) -- one of my favorite films with Jimmy Stewart

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) -- Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert :)

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)

50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) -- Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn :D

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) -- one of my favorites. No one does Hannibal like Hopkins -- mmm, YUMMY!!!

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) -- almost-naked Charleton Heston, Roman empire spectacle, chariot races -- who could ask for more?

73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)

74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)

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) -- there's nothing like the Marx Brothers . . .

86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)

87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931) -- this and its sequel, Bride of Frankenstein, are among my favorite horror films of all time

88. EASY RIDER (1969)

89. PATTON (1970)

90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)

91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) -- so snarky, so British, so scrumptious

92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)

93. THE APARTMENT (1960) -- Lemmon does tragi-comedy soooo well here

94. GOODFELLAS (1990)

95. PULP FICTION (1994)

96. THE SEARCHERS (1956)

97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) -- my favorite comedy. No one did screwball like Cary Grant, especially when teamed with Hepburn.

98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)

99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)

100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)


Some of these movies I saw a long time ago and barely remember, like the Godfather ones. I might have seen some of the ones I said I didn't, but since I don't remember anything about them, they're as good as unwatched as far as I'm concerned.

Since I've seen about 4/5 of the flicks on this list, does that mean I'm "well-filmed'?
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From:hrafnkell
Date:November 19th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Well, you beat me -- I've seen 66 of them. I probably never would have seen "The Graduate", if it hadn't been the screenplay we analyzed in my screenplay-writing class in college, but I ended up liking it. I can't believe you missed E.T. and Jaws. Yes, E.T. was over-hyped, but I still think it was excellent -- though admittedly over the top. (Close Encounters was certainly better.) Jaws was brilliant.

I agree about Cary Grant and Hepburn films -- they were a great team. And Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of my favorites, too. But unfortunately, in a roundabout way, I think Frank Kapra films are the reason certain people (who will remain nameless) got elected to office. They fuel the myth that anyone with too much education can't be trusted, and we should elect people who act upon their feelings, rather than think things through. Just my opinion. Can't blame Kapra for that, though. He was a great filmmaker.

From Here to Eternity was kind of just fluff, IMO, but To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorites.

When I was a kid, my brother and I discovered that the college our mother was attending had King Kong in it's media library. We fell in love with it and watched it nearly every day for the rest of the Summer. Eventually, we wore the tape out. :-|


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