Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The American Film Institute top 100 list

Sabrina and I decided a couple of years back to see if we could round up and watch the top 100 movies as voted on by the American Film Institute(1997 list). Oh, American films only on the list... Its a great list. We're avoiding a few of them, well, Sabrina is avoiding them, but since we have to see them together...our rules, (individually we've seen some of these not checked off, but we want to see them together.) After watching the first 20 or so, I decided that I wanted to make something of it, not just sit through them, so that's where some of these blogs come from and hence, why I'm suddenly writing about a thirty or eighty year old movie.

update...now we've seen 41/100 as of July 1, 2008
another update, I think we're at 49 as of August 20th
a third update...51 as of Oct 10, though I think I've miscounted at some point...
a fourth update... 55 as of April 6, 2009
a fifth update... 59 as of October 18th, 2009
1.CITIZEN KANE (1941) √
2.CASABLANCA (1942) √
3.GODFATHER, THE (1972)√
4.GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) √
5.LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) √
6.WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939) √
7.GRADUATE, THE (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.BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957) √
14.SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) √
15.STAR WARS (1977) √
16.ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) √
17.AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951) √
18.PSYCHO (1960)
19.CHINATOWN (1974) √
20.ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)√
21.GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940) √
22.2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
23.MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
24.RAGING BULL (1980) √
25.E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) √
26.DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) √
27.BONNIE & CLYDE (1967)
28.APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) √
29.MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) √
30.TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31.ANNIE HALL (1977) √
32.GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)√
33.HIGH NOON (1952)
34.TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) √
35.IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
36.MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37.BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (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.BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915)
45.STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
46.CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971)
47.TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48.JAWS (1975)√
49.SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) √
50.BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51.PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE(1940) √
52.FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
53.AMADEUS (1984) √
54.ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55.SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965) √
56.M*A*S*H(1970) √
57.THIRD MAN, THE (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.SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (1991)
66.NETWORK (1976)
67.MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962)
68.AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN (1951) √
69.SHANE (1953)
70.FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
71.FORREST GUMP (1994) √
72.BEN-HUR (1959) √
73.WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) √
74.GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
75.DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
76.CITY LIGHTS (1931) √
77.AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
78.ROCKY (1976) √
79.DEER HUNTER, THE (1978) √
80.WILD BUNCH, THE (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.JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
91.MY FAIR LADY (1964) √
92.PLACE IN THE SUN, A(1951)
93.APARTMENT, THE (1960)
94.GOODFELLAS (1990) √
95.PULP FICTION (1994)
96.SEARCHERS, THE (1956) √
97.BRINGING UP BABY (1938) √
98.UNFORGIVEN (1992) √
99.GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967) √
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

6 comments:

Sabrina said...

WOW, I haven't read the list in a while. There are quite a few I can't wait to see:)

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I've seen any of them so when you're done, pick the one I'd like the most and then I'll watch one, not 100!!!
B

Anonymous said...

well maybe i've seen a few
B

Inside Out said...

I think my favourites so far are:

The Philadelphia Story
All About Eve
Its a Wonderful Life
Citizen Kane

There are lots of other good ones too, but I think those ones struck me, because I didn't have high expectations and they blew me away... well, I knew It's A Wonderful Life, its just a great movie.

kyteman4 said...

It's A Wonderful Life is a must watch every Christmas. I first watched it by myself when I was living with Mark Robinson, while attending KLBS.

Schindler's List is also one of my favourites. You haven't watched the Godfather Trilogy! They are all right up there on my favourites.

As far as telling someone which movie is the best, well, it's all what you like, I guess....I mean, I thought M*A*S*H was terrible and I fell asleep during ALL SIX Star Wars. I just watched To Kill A Mockingbird....it was OK. Taxi Driver? Well, if you're talking to me, I didn't like it, however, you might.

Watch hockey, it's always different!!!!

kyteman

Inside Out said...

I know some of them are pretty popular and we haven't watched them. OFten we're picking up obscure ones at the library or video store and watching them first. Some we even have, just haven't watched them together yet, like Schindler's List, Vertigo, Platoon, a few others...