100 Greatest Movies of All Time

I’m a movie watcher.  I’ll watch my favorite movies 2, 3, 4…up to 108 times.  Yup, that would be Dirty Dancing that I watched 108+ times.  It’s a little thing called obsession when it comes to that movie.  Rounding out my top 5 favorite movies are: Enough, Shawshank Redemption, Sixteen Candles – and most recently…ARGO….

However, I like movies for a number of reasons. I like Chick Flicks for the entertainment value and cute dudes.  I love action flicks for the music and the special effects.  Dramas are perfect for those moments when I feel like really getting into a good story.  I watch so many movies, sometimes I think I’ve seen every movie out there…and then I find a list shoved in an old journal, with a tattered cover, from June 17, 1998.  

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The article listed the Top 100 Greatest American Movies, According to the American Film Institute.  I’ve seen 24 of them.  24 out of 100 of the Greatest Movies of all time.  Somehow I don’t think Dirty Dancing will ever be on this list….ever!  

Maybe my film viewing taste needs to grow up a bit, eh? But, it got me thinking about movies today and made me decide to start knocking some of these movies out – at least the Top 10…

How many of these movies have you seen?  What are your top 5?

Here’s the most recent AFI list of tip 100 movies {from 2007}

CITIZEN KANE STANDS
THE TEST OF TIME

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2007 — AFI presents another episode in its widely acclaimed series of CBS television specials — AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies, which launched AFI’s on-going celebration of the cinema centennial. Each special honors a different aspect of excellence in American film. In 2006 we celebrated AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers, America’s Most Inspiring Movies.

Honoring the 10th anniversary of this award-winning series, a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians determined that CITIZEN KANE remains the greatest movie of all time. RAGING BULL and VERTIGO cracked the top 10, while THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, THE SIXTH SENSE and TITANIC are among films to make it on the list for the first time.

 

# MOVIE YEAR
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 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

 

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