The first of the AFI 100 Years… series of cinematic milestones, AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies is a list of the 100 best American movies, as determined by the American Film Institute from a poll of more than 1,500 artists and leaders in the film industry who chose from a list of 400 nominated movies. The 100-best list was unveiled in 1998. A second list was unveiled in 2007.

AFI Rank (1998) AFI Rank (2007) Change (since 1998)
1. Citizen Kane 1. Citizen Kane NO CHANGE
2. Casablanca 2. The Godfather 1
3. The Godfather 3. Casablanca 1
4. Gone With the Wind 4. Raging Bull 20
5. Lawrence of Arabia 5. Singin’ in the Rain 5
6. The Wizard of Oz 6. Gone With the Wind 2
7. The Graduate 7. Lawrence of Arabia 2
8. On the Waterfront 8. Schindler’s List 1
9. Schindler’s List 9. Vertigo 52
10. Singin’ in the Rain 10. The Wizard of Oz 4
11. It’s a Wonderful Life 11. City Lights 65
12. Sunset Boulevard 12. The Searchers 84
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai 13. Star Wars 2
14. Some Like it Hot 14. Psycho 4
15. Star Wars 15. 2001: A Space Odyssey 7
16. All About Eve 16. Sunset Boulevard 4
17. The African Queen 17. The Graduate 10
18. Psycho 18. The General NEW
19. Chinatown 19. On the Waterfront 11
20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 20. It’s a Wonderful Life 9
21. The Grapes of Wrath 21. Chinatown 2
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey 22. Some Like it Hot 8
23. The Maltese Falcon 23. The Grapes of Wrath 2
24. Raging Bull 24. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial 1
25. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial 25. To Kill a Mockingbird 9
26. Dr. Strangelove… 26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 3
27. Bonnie and Clyde 27. High Noon 6
28. Apocalypse Now 28. All About Eve 12
29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 29. Double Indemnity 9
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 30. Apocalypse Now 2
31. Annie Hall 31. The Maltese Falcon 8
32. The Godfather: Part II 32. The Godfather: Part II NO CHANGE
33. High Noon 33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 13
34. To Kill a Mockingbird 34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 15
35. It Happened One Night 35. Annie Hall 4
36. Midnight Cowboy 36. The Bridge on the River Kwai 23
37. The Best Years of Our Lives 37. The Best Years of our Lives NO CHANGE
38. Double Indemnity 38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 8
39. Doctor Zhivago 39. Dr. Strangelove… 13
40. North by Northwest 40. The Sound of Music 15
41. West Side Story 41. King Kong 2
42. Rear Window 42. Bonnie and Clyde 15
43. King Kong 43. Midnight Cowboy 7
44. The Birth of a Nation 44. The Philadelphia Story 7
45. A Streetcar Named Desire 45. Shane 24
46. A Clockwork Orange 46. It Happened One Night 11
47. Taxi Driver 47. A Streetcar Named Desire 2
48. Jaws 48. Rear Window 6
49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 49. Intolerance NEW
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NEW
51. The Philadelphia Story 51. West Side Story 10
52. From Here to Eternity 52. Taxi Driver 5
53. Amadeus 53. The Deer Hunter 26
54. All Quiet on the Western Front 54. M*A*S*H 2
55. The Sound of Music 55. North by Northwest 15
56. M*A*S*H 56. Jaws 8
57. The Third Man 57. Rocky 21
58. Fantasia 58. The Gold Rush 16
59. Rebel Without a Cause 59. Nashville NEW
60. Raiders of the Lost Ark 60. Duck Soup 25
61. Vertigo 61. Sullivan’s Travels NEW
62. Tootsie 62. American Graffiti 15
63. Stagecoach 63. Cabaret NEW
64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 64. Network 2
65. The Silence of the Lambs 65. The African Queen 48
66. Network 66. Raiders of the Lost Ark 6
67. The Manchurian Candidate 67. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? NEW
68. An American in Paris 68. Unforgiven 30
69. Shane 69. Tootsie 7
70. The French Connection 70. A Clockwork Orange 24
71. Forrest Gump 71. Saving Private Ryan NEW
72. Ben-Hur 72. The Shawshank Redemption NEW
73. Wuthering Heights 73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 23
74. The Gold Rush 74. The Silence of the Lambs 9
75. Dances with Wolves 75. In the Heat of the Night NEW
76. City Lights 76. Forrest Gump 5
77. American Graffiti 77. All the President’s Men NEW
78. Rocky 78. Modern Times 3
79. The Deer Hunter 79. The Wild Bunch 1
80. The Wild Bunch 80. The Apartment 13
81. Modern Times 81. Spartacus NEW
82. Giant 82. Sunrise NEW
83. Platoon 83. Titanic NEW
84. Fargo 84. Easy Rider 4
85. Duck Soup 85. A Night at the Opera NEW
86. Mutiny on the Bounty 86. Platoon 3
87. Frankenstein 87. 12 Angry Men NEW
88. Easy Rider 88. Bringing Up Baby 9
89. Patton 89. The Sixth Sense NEW
90. The Jazz Singer 90. Swing Time NEW
91. My Fair Lady 91. Sophie’s Choice NEW
92. A Place in the Sun 92. Goodfellas 2
93. The Apartment 93. The French Connection 23
94. Goodfellas 94. Pulp Fiction 1
95. Pulp Fiction 95. The Last Picture Show NEW
96. The Searchers 96. Do the Right Thing NEW
97. Bringing Up Baby 97. Blade Runner NEW
98. Unforgiven 98. Yankee Doodle Dandy 2
99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 99. Toy Story NEW
100. Yankee Doodle Dandy 100. Ben-Hur 28