Monday, October 01, 2007

A Movie Meme

AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies

The movies I have seen are in bold, the ones I loved in red - keeping in mind that some I saw ages ago and can't remember if I loved them or not. I should probably also mention that some movies might have been highlighted as "loved" if I hadn't already seen them so many times, which is not at all the fault of the movie. Sound of Music and Star Wars may very well fall into this category.

1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. Casablanca (1942)
3. The Godfather (1972)
4. Gone With The Wind (1939)
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
7. The Graduate (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. The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)
14. Some Like It Hot (1959)
15. Star Wars (1977)
16. All About Eve (1950)
17. The African Queen (1951)
18. Psycho (1960)
19. Chinatown (1974)
20. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
24. Raging Bull (1980)
25. E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
26. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
27. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
28. Apocalypse Now (1979)
29. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
31. Annie Hall (1977)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974)
33. High Noon (1952)
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
35. It Happened One Night (1934)
36. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
37. The Best Years Of Our Lives (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. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
46. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
47. Taxi Driver (1976)
48. Jaws (1975)
49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sunshine Kid (1969)
51. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
52. From Here To Eternity (1953)
53. Amadeus (1984)
54. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
55. The Sound Of Music (1965)
56. M*A*S*H (1970)
57. The Third Man (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. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
66. Network (1976)
67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
68. An American In Paris (1951)
69. Shane (1953)
70. The French Connection (1971)
71. Forrest Gump (1994)
72. Ben-Hur (1959)
73. Wuthering Heights (1939)
74. The Gold Rush (1925)
75. Dances With Wolves (1990)
76. City Lights (1931)
77. American Graffiti (1973)
78. Rocky (1976)
79. The Deer Hunter (1978)
80. The Wild Bunch (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)
90. The Jazz Singer (1927)
91. My Fair Lady (1964)
92. A Place In The Sun (1951)
93. The Apartment (1960)
94. Goodfellas (1994)
95. Pulp Fiction (1994)
96. The Searchers (1956)
97. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
98. Unforgiven (1992)
99. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

hat-tip A Catholic Mom in Hawaii

7 comments:

nutmeg said...

Wow. You've seen a lot of movies! More than I have... especially the older ones. And I know I've missed some good ones.

Pulp Fiction was one of my fav's but it's definitely not one I'd recommend. I think I enjoyed it b/c I "got it" early on that it was a parody of a mobster flick, and I laughed through it all. I was younger then, as well...

:)

What movie would you say is a definite "must see" ?

Love2Learn Mom said...

We do watch a lot of movies. We've never had cable, but checked nearly everything the library owned out at one time or another and a started getting Netflix a couple of years. We seldom watch TV, but often see two or three movies in a week.

Hmmm. If I had to pick only one from the list, I think I'd say Casablanca. Ben Hur is way up there too.

The Bookworm said...

I did the meme and had seen a sorry seventeen of them, and most of those were probably the lower end of the list in terms of quality :(. I love the Lord of the Rings movies though. Does that redeem me a bit?

Karen E. said...

I'd say Casablanca, too. It's wonderful. I fell in love with Bogart when I was 17 and a local theater was showing all kinds of great old movies.

For a scary 1970's look at where TV news was headed (and has gone), see "Network." Plenty to offend, and definitely not for children, but the biting satire has come all too true.

M.E. said...

Alicia, our movie viewing habits are very similar! Our family, too, loves having movie nights, and we also love the old ones. Tom and I just saw "Captains Courageous" last night (1937, Spencer Tracey); it's a little intense at the end for kids, I think, but Tom and I both were completely choked up.

Mamselle Duroc said...

On the Waterfront is a must-see. An excellent movie with very Catholic themes.

I'd also highly recommend Bridge on the River Kwai, even if only for Alec Guinness' performance which is, as usual, superb.

m.e., Captains Courageous is one of our favourite movies, but we rarely every watch it. I get so teary-eyed just thinking about it. To watch it I need a day in which I'm completely free to be an utter emotional wreck.

Love2Learn Mom said...

My dear Mamselle,

This is really too funny. I went to check Netflix to add those three titles to my list and found that all three of them are already in my queue. :)