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American Film Institute Top 100 movies

montfort did this..

Of the AFI's list of the 100 best English Speaking movies (it seems).

I've seen 80 of those..

7 more I've got on Video, but haven't actually seen them..

1 I might have seen, but not entirely sure...



Seen those in bold:

1. Citizen Kane (1941) Have it taped
2. Casablanca (1942) Overrated
3. The Godfather (1972) Saw it in a cinema. Have the DVD-trilogy
4. Gone With The Wind (1939) Actually also seen in a cinema. Got s Special Lmt Box VHS
5. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) Such Great movie. DVD
6. The Wizard Of Oz (1939) Taped. The USA main "mythical" story
7. The Graduate (1967) Cinema. DVD. Such great movie
8. On The Waterfront (1954)
9. Schindler's List (1993) Cinema. Taped. Most overrated movie ever
10. Singin' In The Rain (1952) DVD. One of the best movies ever made
11. It's A Wonderful Life (1946) VHS. I so love this movie
12. Sunset Boulevard (1950) Think I've got this on a tape somewhere, but not seen it.
13. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) VHS. Great, but not as great as Lawrence
14. Some Like It Hot (1959) Cinema. DVD. One of the very best
15. Star Wars (1977) Cinema a lot of times. VHS. DVD. Yes!!!!
16. All About Eve (1950) VHS. Slightly overrated, but still a really good movie
17. The African Queen (1951) VHS. Really good and entertaining movie
18. Psycho (1960) DVD. Slightly overrated
19. Chinatown (1974) DVD. One of my big favorites. Blows you away
20. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Cinema. DVD. ok movie.
21. The Grapes Of Wrath (1940) TV. There are better movies around..
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Cinema. DVD. Interesting but Overrated
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941) Have it Taped, but not seen.
24. Raging Bull (1980) Cinema. DVD. One of the 2 greatest of the 80's
25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Cinema about 4 times. DVD. Loved it once
26. Dr. Strangelove (1964) Cinema. DVD. ok.
27. Bonnie And Clyde (1967) I
28. Apocalypse Now (1979) Taped/DVD. So-so
29. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) Taped. Love Capra
30. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948) Taped I think. it's ok
31. Annie Hall (1977) DVD. Great.
32. The Godfather Part II (1974) DVD-Trilogy
33. High Noon (1952) VHS. But not sure I've seen it
34. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
35. It Happened One Night (1934) Have it on Ta
36. Midnight Cowboy (1969) Cinema. Taped. Interesting
37. The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946) Not sure
38. Double Indemnity (1944) Taped. Good
39. Doctor Zhivago (1965) Taped. OK, but overrated
40. North By Northwest (1959) VHS. Second best H
41. West Side Story (1961)
42. Rear Window (1954) DVD. Best Hitchcock
43. King Kong (1933) DVD/VHS-box.
44. The Birth Of A Nation (1915) Taped.
45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Too much play
46. A Clockwork Orange (1971) VHS. Love it, hate it, love it, hate it..
47. Taxi Driver (1976) DVD. Interesting
48. Jaws (1975) DVD. Great.
49. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) DVD. Too old and too basic technique
50. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) Cinema. Great
51. The Philadelphia Story (1940) VHS. ok, but there's better movies around
52. From Here To Eternity (1953) Taped. not really
53. Amadeus (1984) Cinema. Good, but overrated.
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) Taped, but not seen it yet.
58. Fantasia (1940) VHS.
59. Rebel Without A Cause (1955) DVD. Great!
60. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) Cinema. Actually more me, than Star Wars..
61. Vertigo (1958) Taped
62. Tootsie (1982) Cinema. VHS. So great!
63. Stagecoach (1939) Taped. Overrated.
64. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) Cinema. DVD. Great
65. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991) Cinema. DVD. OK, but overrated
66. Network (1976)
67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Taped. Interesting
68. An American In Paris (1951) Taped. Could be better
69. Shane (1953) TV.
70. The French Connection (1971) Cinema. DVD. Really good
71. Forrest Gump (1994) Cinema. VHS. OK.
72. Ben-Hur (1959) VHS-box.
73. Wuthering Heights (1939)
74. The Gold Rush (1925) Great, but one of Chaplin's worst..
75. Dances With Wolves (1990) Cinema. VHS. The second most overrated movie ever
76. City Lights (1931) VHS. Chaplin's greatest.
77. American Graffiti (1973) Cinema. Just love this movie!!!
78. Rocky (1976) TV. Doesn't suit me
79. The Deer Hunter (1978) Cinema. DVD. Really powerful and "disturbing"
80. The Wild Bunch (1969) DVD. Still has to see it tho..
81. Modern Times (1936) VHS. Compete with City Lights as the best Chaplin
82. Giant (1956) TV
83. Platoon (1986) Cinema. Hate it
84. Fargo (1996) Cinema. DVD. Huge Coen Fan since their best movie. "Blood Simple"
85. Duck Soup (1933) Wish I had this on Video!!!
86. Mutiny On The Bounty (1935) TV
87. Frankenstein (1931)
88. Easy Rider (1969) Cinema. Taped. OK.
89. Patton (1970)
90. The Jazz Singer (1927)
91. My Fair Lady (1964) DVD/VHS-box. Pygmalion is better..
92. A Place In The Sun (1951)
93. The Apartment (1960)
94. Goodfellas (1990)
95. Pulp Fiction (1994) DVD.
96. The Searchers (1956) Got it on VHS, but not seen it..
97. Bringing Up Baby (1938) VHS. Really great!
98. Unforgiven (1992) Cinema/DVD. Interesting
99. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) VHS. Same story as It's a wonderful life. Like it

It's not the list I would make.. "Blade Runner"???, "Heaven's Gate"???, Jim Jarmush???, "Blue Velvet"?

A lot of the movies seems to be on the list from technical viewpoints, rather than as movies.. Disney sure has made a lot of movies that better than "Snow White", which lacks both in terms of story and technique, still that's the one Disney on the list. Because it's regarded as the classic one or.. ?
Psycho is excellent from a storytelling viewpoint, of what you can do with storytelling, but it's far from the greatest of movie, as well as far from Hitchcocks best.

I guess one problem is that, you're always fed the fact that these are the classics. The great ones, and that's in the mind of everybody. Mention 25 great movies, and you're likely to end up with some you think should be on the list, because you kinda have to have it on the list. Gone with the wind, Citizen Kane, Casablanca etc, is that kind of movies. Not bad movies, but not the greatest ones neither..
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