AFI’s 100 Years – 100 Movies List

June 25, 2007 Categories: Memes & Quizzes , Movies | 6 Comments  

Carol at Magistramater made a fun meme out of AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition list of the 100 all-time best movies, and I decided to play along. Bold titles are ones I’ve already seen.

1 Citizen Kane (1941)
2 The Godfather (1972) This is one of Kevin’s favorites, but not really my cup of tea.
3 Casablanca (1942) I didn’t like this at all. It may be blasphemy to say so, but I don’t like Humphrey Bogart.
4 Raging Bull (1980)
5 Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Only about 100 times.
6 Gone With the Wind (1939) Another “all-time best” that I don’t like. At all.
7 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8 Schindler’s List (1993) Well worth seeing, but I could only do it once.
9 Vertigo (1958) Classic Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart at his best.
10 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
11 City Lights (1931)
12 The Searchers (1956) Very good – one of John Wayne’s best.
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) Every year at Christmas.
21 Chinatown (1974)
22 Some Like It Hot (1959) Very funny, but I still can’t believe Marilyn Monroe got away with wearing that dress in the ’50s!
23 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
24 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) One of the first movies I remember seeing at the theater.
25 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Gregory Peck is the perfect Atticus Finch.
26 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
27 High Noon (1952) Didn’t really care for it.
28 All About Eve (1950) Can’t remember if I liked it or not!
29 Double Indemnity (1944)
30 Apocalypse Now (1979)
31 The Maltese Falcon (1941) Blech.
32 The Godfather Part II (1974) Liked this one better than the original.
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) Lots and lots of times.
41 King Kong (1933)
42 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
43 Midnight Cowboy (1969)
44 The Philadelphia Story (1940) Yes, yes, yes! Perfection.
45 Shane (1953) Sob.
46 It Happened One Night (1934)
47 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) I watched this after we had just done the play at WSU. They changed the ending in the movie, and that really bugged me.
48 Rear Window (1954) Another classic Jimmy Stewart.
49 Intolerance (1916)
50 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) I recently re-watched this with my kids. The first time I watched it, I was completely caught up in the story and special effects. When I watched it with my kids, I was amazed at how many wonderful themes there are in the story – and the kids and I have had some great conversations about the characters, the choices they made, what makes them great – or evil. Good stuff.
51 West Side Story (1961) I could take it or leave it.
52 Taxi Driver (1976)
53 The Deer Hunter (1978)
54 M*A*S*H (1970) Liked the TV show better.
55 North by Northwest (1959) Cary Grant. Mmmmm.
56 Jaws (1975) I will never, ever watch this. I hate and loathe sharks.
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 The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Anyone else looking forward to Indy 4?
67 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Another one that I watched after studying the play. I’ve never been a big Elizabeth Taylor fan.
68 Unforgiven (1992)
69 Tootsie (1982)
70 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71 Saving Private Ryan (1998) Hated, hated, hated it. Very well made, but the ending was horrible. To put that burden on a man – “You earn this!” – how wicked.
72 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) I loved this movie. So strange that it is based on a short story by Stephen King.
73 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Paul Newman and Robert Redford. ‘Nough said.
74 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) I get shivers just thinking about it.
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 (1970) “I am Spartacus!”
82 Sunrise (1927)
83 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) One of the best comedies ever.
89 The Sixth Sense (1999) This movie has become part of our movie-watching vocabulary: “It has a twist almost as good as The Sixth Sense!”
90 Swing Time (1936)
91 Sophie’s Choice (1982) Moms, don’t watch this movie – it will tear you to pieces.
92 Goodfellas (1990) Kevin really likes mob movies. Sometimes I worry about him. ;)
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) This used to be an Easter tradition at our house growing up.

You can sure tell I was raised by movie buffs who loved AMC (American Movie Classics)! So are there any on there that I’m really missing out by not seeing?

6 Comments

  1. The Woman

    Does this mean you don’t like faba beans? FTFTFT

    I would see One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

    Have you seen Philadelphia Story?

  2. Lawanda

    Ohhh, I will do this one! (And can you do the one I tagged you for? Please! :) :) :) )

  3. Lawanda

    I am looking forward to the new King Kong, but the old one was one of my faves:)

    And you need to watch Unforgiven. It is good. :)

    And 2001, it is good, along with 2010 :)

  4. carrie

    Woman – nope, no fava beans for me! Yes, I adore The Philadelphia Story. I’ll have to Netflix Cuckoo’s Nest. Don’t know how I’ve missed that one for so long.

    Lawanda – the new King Kong was just eh. I’ll check out 2001 and 2010 – I love sci-fi.

  5. paradisefound

    Oh, man. I’ve always known I’m not much of a movie person. This totally proves it. I’m lucky if I’ve seen 5 of these!

  6. carrie

    Paradise – you need a Netflix account!