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My take on AFI’s Top 100

I’ve seen 49 of the Top 100 according to AFI. What I hate about these lists is that I really don’t care to see a lot of “important” films and have only seen the bulk of these because of film classes. To me, films are entertainment, they’re an escape. When it comes to the “scholarly” films, I’ll read about them or watch the pertinent scene(s) or analyze them rather than watch them.

By the way, the Friday the 13th remake comes out Friday!

(x) 1 CITIZEN KANE (1941)
(x) 2 GODFATHER, THE (1972)
(x) 3 CASABLANCA (1942)
(o) 4 RAGING BULL (1980)
(o) 5 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
(o) 6 GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
(o) 7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
(x) 8 SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
(x) 9 VERTIGO (1958)
(x) 10 WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939)
(o) 11 CITY LIGHTS (1931)
(o) 12 SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
(x) 13 STAR WARS (1977)
(x) 14 PSYCHO (1960)
(x) 15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
(o) 16 SUNSET BLVD. (1950)
(x) 17 GRADUATE, THE (1967)
(o) 18 GENERAL, THE (1927)
(x) 19 ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
(x) 20 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
(x) 21 CHINATOWN (1974)
(o) 22 SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
(o) 23 GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
(x) 24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
(x) 25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
First 25 Total: 15

(o) 26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
(o) 27 HIGH NOON (1952)
(o) 28 ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
(x) 29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
(x) 30 APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
(o) 31 MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
(o) 32 GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
(x) 33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)
(x) 34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
(x) 35 ANNIE HALL (1977)
(o) 36 BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957)
(o) 37 BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946)
(o) 38 TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, THE (1948)
(x) 39 DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
(x) 40 SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965)
(o) 41 KING KONG (1933)
(x) 42 BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
(x) 43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
(o) 44 PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE (1940)
(x) 45 SHANE (1953)
(o) 46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
(x) 47 STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
(x) 48 REAR WINDOW (1954)
(o) 49 INTOLERANCE (1916)
(x) 50 LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE (2001)
Second 25 Total: 13

(x) 51 WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
(x) 52 TAXI DRIVER (1976)
(x) 53 DEER HUNTER, THE (1978)
(o) 54 M*A*S*H (1970)
(x) 55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
(x) 56 JAWS (1975)
(x) 57 ROCKY (1976)
(o) 58 GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
(o) 59 NASHVILLE (1975)
(o) 60 DUCK SOUP (1933)
(o) 61 SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)
(o) 62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
(o) 63 CABARET (1972)
(o) 64 NETWORK (1976)
(x) 65 AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
(x) 66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
(o) 67 WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)
(o) 68 UNFORGIVEN (1992)
(x) 69 TOOTSIE (1982)
(x) 70 CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971)
(o) 71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
(x) 72 SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE (1994)
(o) 73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
(x) 74 SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (1991)
(o) 75 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Third 25 Total: 12

(x) 76 FORREST GUMP (1994)
(o) 77 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
(o) 78 MODERN TIMES (1936)
(x) 79 WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
(o) 80 APARTMENT, THE (1960)
(o) 81 SPARTACUS (1960)
(o) 82 SUNRISE (1927)
(x) 83 TITANIC (1997)
(o) 84 EASY RIDER (1969)
(o) 85 NIGHT AT THE OPERA, A (1935)
(x) 86 PLATOON (1986)
(o) 87 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
(o) 88 BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
(x) 89 SIXTH SENSE, THE (1999)
(o) 90 SWING TIME (1936)
(x) 91 SOPHIE’S CHOICE (1982)
(o) 92 GOODFELLAS (1990)
(o) 93 FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
(x) 94 PULP FICTION (1994)
(o) 95 LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE (1971)
(o) 96 DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)
(x) 97 BLADE RUNNER (1982)
(o) 98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
(x) 99 TOY STORY (1995)
(o) 100 BEN-HUR (1959)
Fourth 25 Total: 9

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