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AFI: 100 Greatest Movies

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  1. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    I've always loved the American Film Institute's top film lists. Tonight, it released it's greatest 100 films of the last 100 years on CBS. Here's the list (I've highlighted the movies which are my all-time favorites in red and the ones in blue I've seen too many times to count :) ):

    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 (Great, Great movie!)
    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 (Should have won best picture :mad: )
    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 (I'm gonna be pissed when this classic is finally pushed out of the top 100)
  2. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Loved that film.
  3. Yeagermeister

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    No love for The Phantom Menance?????? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:



    :D
  4. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    On another post somewhere, I believe that I commented that Reds beat Raiders for best picture. That was incorrect. I may have went a little nuts back then the moment Raiders lost. My bad. :(

    Here were the nominees for Best Picture in 1981 (the winner :thumbdo: is marked with an *):

    1981 (54th)
    BEST PICTURE
    Atlantic City -- Denis Heroux and John Kemeny, Producers
    *Chariots of Fire -- David Puttnam, Producer
    On Golden Pond -- Bruce Gilbert, Producer
    Raiders of the Lost Ark -- Frank Marshall, Producer
    Reds -- Warren Beatty, Producer
  5. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    :D

    Hey, in actuality, The Empire Strikes Back is recognized by many fans of the saga as the best film (or at least the best of the original trilogy). I kinda hoped that it might have sneaked into the top 10 somewhere, but I really don't have many gripes about the list as a whole.
  6. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Wow, City Lights is moving up. I think it was in the 20s or 30s the first time they released a list. Sunrise, Gold Rush, and The General are other good silent movies.

    I really liked the Lord of the Rings, but is Fellowship of the ring really better than other new arrivals Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan and the Titanic?
  7. adamknite

    adamknite Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm the only person in the world who didn't like this movie.
  8. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    I used to think people were crazy to think Godfather II might be the better than the original. But the more I watch it, the more I'm coming around.
  9. Yeagermeister

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    I and II are both great and at the very top of my fav list.


    We won't mention III. :eek::
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Wow, I've seen 84 of those 100. Good list.
  11. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    The Sixth Sense? You have got to be kidding me.
  12. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Billy Cundiff thinks it's #1 :laugh2:
  13. Boom

    Boom Just Dez It

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    Tootsie over The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction?


    Blasphemy!
  14. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Where is The Exorcist?
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    The wife and I make new faculty watch this one before we have them over for dinner.
  16. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    :laugh2:

    I wonder how many will get that?
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I just like the second one better.

    I like when they go back and have Robert Deniro playing the part. I like them switching between the two.
  18. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    I'm sure you're not the only one, but for me, it's as perfect a movie as one can get.
  19. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Are you Martha or George?



    ~Editor's note: The correct answer here is, "I am, George, I am."~ :D
  20. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Gotcha beat! I've seen 89; and as you can see below, the vast majority of those films were made in the 1930's or earlier. Please don't ask me about E.T. Every time I've tried to sit down and watch it, I've gotten physically ill (no joke). :puke:

    Movies I haven't seen yet
    11 CITY LIGHTS 1931
    18 THE GENERAL 1927
    24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
    49 INTOLERANCE 1916
    58 THE GOLD RUSH 1925
    59 NASHVILLE 1975
    60 DUCK SOUP 1933
    78 MODERN TIMES 1936
    82 SUNRISE 1927
    85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1935
    90 SWING TIME 1936

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