Paying the Viking's Price

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The American top 100

Another way to procrastinate courtesy of Sela.

Take the list of AFI’s top 100 movies and bold the ones you’ve seen.
1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. CASABLANCA (1942) --Bogart and Bergman Here

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3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) --Leigh and Gable
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) -- overly long but with Omar Sharif
6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)-- a firm favourite
7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) --Brando
9. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) -- don'twatch when in first stages of pregnancy, can cause vomiting
10. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
11. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)-- JimmyStewart
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) -- fanatastic
15. STAR WARS (1977)
-- no comment, I have seen way too much
16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)-- Bogart and Hepburn, the book is a great adventure
18. PSYCHO (1960)
19. CHINATOWN (1974
)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) -- the only thing worse is the Heart of Darkness which it is loosely based on
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) --Jimmy Stewart
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)--Gable takes his shirt, and underwear industry sinks.
36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946
)38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)-- Lara's theme is the best part
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) --second half gets grusome
45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)-- Brando does his Stella cry
46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48. JAWS (1975)
49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)-- I can name the seven drawves
50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)--Redford and Newman -- those eyes
51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)-- Another favorite comedy.
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
53. AMADEUS (1984)--Prague, Mozart and dodgy historical research
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965 --I've met one of the VonTrapps at their lodge in VT. A firm favourite film
)56. M*A*S*H (1970) --Loudon Wainwright sings Sucide is painless
57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)
58. FANTASIA (1940)
59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) --James Dean and chicken racing
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) --Harrison Ford, yum
61. VERTIGO (1958)
62. TOOTSIE (1982)
63. STAGECOACH (1939)
64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977
65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)-- refused to watch this
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) -- avoid
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) --Harrison Ford appears and a host of 70s tv stars before they were famous.
78. ROCKY (1976)
79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
82. GIANT (1956) --James Dean in jeans, do I need to say more?
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. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927
)91. MY FAIR LADY (1964)
92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
93. THE APARTMENT (1960)
94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
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

1 comment:

pam cleaver said...

I have seen all but 11 of your list. I notice that all of the ones I haven't seen are violent movies, and I don't enjoy too much violence.