9.23.2014

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies

In 2007, on the 10th anniversary of the American Film Institute's 100 Years series, a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians edited the list of the 100 best American films in the past 100, well, 110 years. I wouldn't call myself a movie buff because I can only quote cinematic masterpieces like Bring It On and Empire Records, but I do like movies. A lot. So I was really surprised to find out (and now embarrassed to admit) that I've only seen 38 movies on the list. Say what?! It's time for me cut out the crappy TV and get to work, bitch!
1 CITIZEN KANE
2 THE GODFATHER
3 CASABLANCA
4 RAGING BULL
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
6 GONE WITH THE WIND
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST
9 VERTIGO
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ
11 CITY LIGHTS
12 THE SEARCHERS
13 STAR WARS
14 PSYCHO
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
16 SUNSET BLVD.
17 THE GRADUATE
18 THE GENERAL
19 ON THE WATERFRONT
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
21 CHINATOWN
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
27 HIGH NOON
28 ALL ABOUT EVE
29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY
30 APOCALYPSE NOW
31 THE MALTESE FALCON
32 THE GODFATHER PART II
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
35 ANNIE HALL
36 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
37 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
38 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
39 DR. STRANGELOVE
40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
41 KING KONG
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE
43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY
44 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
45 SHANE
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
47 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
48 REAR WINDOW
49 INTOLERANCE
50 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
51 WEST SIDE STORY
52 TAXI DRIVER
53 THE DEER HUNTER
54 M*A*S*H
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST
56 JAWS
57 ROCKY
58 THE GOLD RUSH
59 NASHVILLE
60 DUCK SOUP
61 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI
63 CABARET
64 NETWORK
65 THE AFRICAN QUEEN
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
67 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
68 UNFORGIVEN
69 TOOTSIE
70 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
75 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
76 FORREST GUMP
77 ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
78 MODERN TIMES
79 THE WILD BUNCH
80 THE APARTMENT
81 SPARTACUS
82 SUNRISE
83 TITANIC
84 EASY RIDER
85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
86 PLATOON
87 12 ANGRY MEN
88 BRINGING UP BABY
89 THE SIXTH SENSE
90 SWING TIME
91 SOPHIE'S CHOICE
92 GOODFELLAS
93 THE FRENCH CONNECTION
94 PULP FICTION
95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
96 DO THE RIGHT THING
97 BLADE RUNNER
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
99 TOY STORY
100 BEN-HUR

How many have you seen?

And really, who am I kidding? Fall TV is back so I'll be insanely busy with that.
Shout out to Misty for this post idea!

6 comments:

Karen M. Peterson said...

I've seen 49.

But I'm stuck on the fact that you've never seen RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK????

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I second Karen's comment... I love me some Indiana movies....

Here's all the ones I have seen:
6 GONE WITH THE WIND
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ [a million times]
13 STAR WARS [a million times]
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL [a million times]
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC [a million times]
50 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
56 JAWS
57 ROCKY [a million times]
68 UNFORGIVEN
69 TOOTSIE
72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS [a million times]
76 FORREST GUMP [a million times]
83 TITANIC [unfortunately... hated it]
89 THE SIXTH SENSE
92 GOODFELLAS [a million times]
94 PULP FICTION [a million times]
96 DO THE RIGHT THING
97 BLADE RUNNER
99 TOY STORY

It's really odd but I associate Goodfellas with Thanksgiving. More often than not it's on during the Thanksgiving weekend and if it's on a TV I have to sit and watch it. I need to watch the Godfathers... My husband gives me hell for that ALL. THE. TIME.

Allison said...

I've seen like, none of these. Okay not true, but I've seen 10, 13, 14, 20, 24, 25, 34 (which I hate.. Snow White is my LEAST favorite Disney princess ever), 40, 41, 48 (LOVE Hitchcock), 50, 69, 71, 72, 74, 76, 83 (of course), 87, 89, 92, 99. Clearly I have a freaking TON of work to do.
Goodfellas is a good one (which I say not trying to be punny)! I've never seen The Godfather though, which is definitely one I get made fun of for (and Rocky. How I've never seen that, is beyond me).
To Netflix! :)

Jo said...

If I counted correctly I’ve seen about 26 of the movies on the list … but you know what, I’ve seen loads of other movies that I think also deserve to be on the list :) Plus, like you said, it is time for fall tv.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I've only seen 14. And a few I don't remember a few but know I've seen them. People actually make fun of the lack of movies I've seen. I've seen a lot but they're all random movies.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Oh my gosh, I have seen so many on this list. Blame me and my major and my favorite film professor.
I have seen:

1 CITIZEN KANE
2 THE GODFATHER
3 CASABLANCA
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
6 GONE WITH THE WIND
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST
9 VERTIGO
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ
11 CITY LIGHTS
13 STAR WARS
14 PSYCHO
16 SUNSET BLVD.
17 THE GRADUATE
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
21 CHINATOWN
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
27 HIGH NOON
28 ALL ABOUT EVE
29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY
30 APOCALYPSE NOW
32 THE GODFATHER PART II
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
35 ANNIE HALL
36 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
41 KING KONG
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE
44 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
48 REAR WINDOW
50 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
51 WEST SIDE STORY
52 TAXI DRIVER
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST
56 JAWS
57 ROCKY
61 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI
63 CABARET
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
67 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
69 TOOTSIE
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
76 FORREST GUMP
79 THE WILD BUNCH
81 SPARTACUS
83 TITANIC
84 EASY RIDER
86 PLATOON
87 12 ANGRY MEN
88 BRINGING UP BABY
89 THE SIXTH SENSE
92 GOODFELLAS
94 PULP FICTION
95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
97 BLADE RUNNER
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
99 TOY STORY
100 BEN-HUR

Catching up on the films I have not seen. And probably will watch some films again because I can and want to. :) Gone with the wind is one I watch around the holidays, when it's cold outside and all. :) Yes, once a year is a must. hahahaha