AFI’s Top 100 Movie Meme (snagged from )

The American Film Institute has released an updated 100 best films listing. Bold those you’ve seen, strike out those you couldn’t make it through, italicize the ten you’d have put in the top 10.

OK, everybody… YOUR TURN!

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. The Godfather
  3. Casablanca
  4. Raging Bull
  5. Singin’ in the Rain
  6. Gone with the Wind
  7. Lawrence of Arabia
  8. Schindler’s List
  9. Vertigo
  10. The Wizard of Oz
  11. City Lights
  12. The Searchers
  13. Star Wars
  14. Psycho
  15. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  16. Sunset Boulevard
  17. The Graduate
  18. The General
  19. On the Waterfront
  20. It’s a Wonderful Life
  21. Chinatown
  22. Some Like It Hot
  23. The Grapes of Wrath
  24. E.T.
  25. To Kill a Mockingbird
  26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  27. High Noon
  28. All About Eve
  29. Double Indemnity
  30. Apocalypse Now
  31. The Maltese Falcon
  32. The Godfather Part II
  33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest
    No, really. I’ve never gotten around to seeing it.
  34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  35. Annie Hall
  36. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  37. The Best Years of Our Lives
  38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  39. Dr. Strangelove
  40. The Sound of Music
  41. King Kong
  42. Bonnie and Clyde
  43. Midnight Cowboy
  44. The Philadelphia Story
  45. Shane
  46. It Happened One Night
  47. A Streetcar Named Desire
  48. Rear Window
  49. Intolerance
  50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Interest level: somewhere below zero.
  51. West Side Story
  52. Taxi Driver
  53. The Deer Hunter
  54. M*A*S*H
  55. North by Northwest
  56. Jaws
  57. Rocky
  58. The Gold Rush
  59. Nashville
  60. Duck Soup
  61. Sullivan’s Travels
  62. American Graffiti
  63. Cabaret
  64. Network
  65. The African Queen
  66. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  67. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  68. Unforgiven
  69. Tootsie
  70. A Clockwork Orange
  71. Saving Private Ryan
  72. The Shawshank Redemption
  73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  74. The Silence of the Lambs
  75. In the Heat of the Night
  76. Forrest Gump
  77. All the President’s Men
  78. Modern Times
  79. The Wild Bunch
  80. The Apartment
  81. Spartacus
  82. Sunrise
  83. Titanic
  84. Easy Rider
  85. A Night at the Opera
  86. Platoon
  87. 12 Angry Men
  88. Bringing Up Baby
  89. The Sixth Sense
  90. Swing Time
  91. Sophie’s Choice
  92. Goodfellas
  93. The French Connection
  94. Pulp Fiction
  95. The Last Picture Show
  96. Do the Right Thing
  97. Blade Runner
  98. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  99. Toy Story
  100. Ben-Hur

I got a few problems here. Obviously, there’s only so many movies you can fit into a list of 100 (to be precise, you can only fit 100 in that list)… BUT. No “It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World”? Where is “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”? Feh, I say.

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5 comments so far

  1. argh_jim on

    Not to mention, “The Sixth Sense”, while interesting, should not make the top 100. No “Ghostbusters” or “Caddyshack”??? No “Animal House” or “BLUES BROTHERS” for god’s sake?!?!?

    Not big on comedy, I guess. Fine. “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. “The Usual Suspects”. “Memento”. “Fight Club.” “The Terminator.” “Aliens.” Heck, even “The Matrix” (first film only). How am I doing?

  2. thistledown on

    List is so biased..I mean..not ONE non-USA made film ?? :( Thats not to detract from the quality of a lot of the movies..but come on..surely there are great ‘foreign’ films ? How about Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai” ? After all, films like The Good, The Bad and the Ugly’ are just straight out COPIES of Seven Samurai..just swapped to a western format ? :(

  3. unfilthy on

    Hey, just popping in to let you know that you’ve got an invite waiting for you. You can pick it up here: http://www.livejournal.com/manage/invites.bml

  4. jayteeone on

    I’m stoked. My fave movie based on a PKD book, Blade Runner is # 97.


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