Film


I have to say that I like film because it’s snootier than saying I like movies.

Because I have to be busy all the time, I decided to watch all 100 movies on the American Film Institute Top 100 list.  Starting from #100, I’m working my way up to #1.  It’s been years.  I’m now somewhere in the 50s.  To add difficulty, I have to watch every minute of every movie.  The only exception is if I’ve seen it within a year of arriving to that film in the list.

For having two small kids (both under 3 years old), I still manage to see at least one movie per week between the AFI list, what’s currently in theatres, and recommendations from trusted sources. You know who you are.

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#100 BEN-HUR (1959)

#99 TOY STORY (1995)

#98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

#97 BLADE RUNNER (1982)

#96 DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)

#95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)

#94 PULP FICTION (1994)

#93 THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)

#92 GOODFELLAS (1990)

#91 SOPHIE’S CHOICE (1982)

#90 SWING TIME (1936)

#89 THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

#88 BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

#87 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)

#86 PLATOON (1986)

#85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935)

#84 EASY RIDER (1969)

#83 TITANIC (1997)

#82 SUNRISE (1927)

#81 SPARTACUS (1960)

#80 THE APARTMENT (1960)

#79 THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

#78 MODERN TIMES (1936)

#77 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)

#76 FORREST GUMP (1994)

#75 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)

#74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

#73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

#72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

#71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

#70 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)

#69 TOOTSIE (1982)

#68 UNFORGIVEN (1992)

#67 WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)

#66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

#65 THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)

#64 NETWORK (1976)

#63 CABARET (1972)

#62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)

#61 SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)

#60 DUCK SOUP (1933)

#59 NASHVILLE (1975)

#58 THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

#57 ROCKY (1976)

#56 JAWS (1975)

#55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

#54 M*A*S*H (1970)

#53 THE DEER HUNTER (1978)

#52 TAXI DRIVER (1976)

#51 WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

#50 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)

#49 INTOLERANCE (1916)

#48 REAR WINDOW (1954)

#47 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)

#46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

#45 SHANE (1953)

#44 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

#43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)

#42 BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)

#41 KING KONG (1933)

#40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

#39 DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)

#38 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)

#37 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)

#36 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)

#35 ANNIE HALL (1977)

#34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

#33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)

#32 THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)

#31 THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

#30 APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

#29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

#28 ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

#27 HIGH NOON (1952)

#26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

#25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

#24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

#23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)

#22 SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

#21 CHINATOWN (1974)

#20 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

#19 ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

#18 THE GENERAL (1927)

#17 THE GRADUATE (1967)

#16 SUNSET BLVD. (1950)

#15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

#14 PSYCHO (1960)

#13 STAR WARS (1977)

#12 THE SEARCHERS (1956)

#11 CITY LIGHTS (1931)

#10 THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

#9 VERTIGO (1958)

#8 SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

#7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

#6 GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

#5 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)

#4 RAGING BULL (1980)

#3 CASABLANCA (1942)

#2 THE GODFATHER (1972)

#1 CITIZEN KANE (1941)