American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movies

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American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movies 2016-05-17T10:47:08+00:00

AFI’s Top 100 Films of All-Time

AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies series and movie lists, which launched AFI’s ongoing celebration of the cinema centennial, honors a different aspect of excellence in American film, from America’s top 100 films to the most inspiring movies and love stories to the greatest movie quotes and songs of all time to the greatest screen legends – and more. The series of television events and movie reference lists has introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers across the nation.

In 1998, AFI invited more than 1,500 leaders from across the American film community – screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics among them – to choose from a list of 400 nominated films compiled by AFI and select the 100 greatest American movies. The list was revisited 10 years later in 2007. Voted the number one movie both in 1998 and in 2007 was Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’ 1941 classic, which he directed, produced, wrote and starred in at the age of 25. Five Steven Spielberg films made the top 100 list – Schindler’s List, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Saving Private Ryan, and Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart were among the most represented actors on the list.

AFI Top 100 (2007)

Rank Movie Title Review Release Year Change from 1998 AFI List
1 Citizen Kane Blu-ray 1941
N/C
2 The Godfather Blu-ray 1972
1
3 Casablanca Blu-ray 1942
1
4 Raging Bull Blu-ray 1980
20
5 Singin’ in the Rain Blu-ray 1962
5
6 Gone With the Wind Standard DVD 1939
2
7 Lawrence of Arabia Blu-ray 1962
2
8 Schindler’s List Blu-ray 1993
1
9 Vertigo Standard DVD 1958
52
10 The Wizard of Oz Blu-ray 1939
4
11 City Lights Blu-ray 1931
65
12 The Searchers Blu-ray 1956
84
13 Star Wars Blu-ray 1977
2
14 Psycho Blu-ray 1960
4
15 2001: A Space Odyssey Blu-ray 1968
7
16 Sunset Blvd. Blu-ray 1950
4
17 The Graduate Blu-ray 1967
10
18 The General Blu-ray 1927
N/A
19 On the Waterfront Blu-ray 1954
11
20 It’s a Wonderful Life Blu-ray 1946
9
21 Chinatown Blu-ray 1974
2
22 Some Like It Hot Blu-ray 1959
8
23 The Grapes of Wrath Blu-ray 1940
2
24 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray 1982
1
25 To Kill A Mockingbird Blu-ray 1962
9
26 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Blu-ray 1939
3
27 High Noon Blu-ray 1952
6
28 All About Eve Blu-ray 1950
12
29 Double Indemnity Blu-ray 1944
9
30 Apocalypse Now Blu-ray 1979
2
31 The Maltese Falcon Blu-ray 1941
8
32 The Godfather: Part II Blu-ray 1974
N/C
33 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Blu-ray 1975
13
34 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray 1937
15
35 Annie Hall Blu-ray 1977
4
36 The Bridge on the River Kwai Blu-ray 1957
23
37 The Best Years of our Lives Blu-ray 1946
N/C
38 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Blu-ray 1948
8
39 Dr. Strangelove Blu-ray 1964
13
40 The Sound of Music Blu-ray 1965
15
41 King Kong Blu-ray 1933
2
42 Bonnie and Clyde Blu-ray 1967
15
43 Midnight Cowboy Blu-ray 1969
7
44 The Philadelphia Story Blu-ray 1940
7
45 Shane Blu-ray 1953
24
46 It Happened One Night Blu-ray 1934
11
47 A Streetcar Named Desire Blu-ray 1951
2
48 Rear Window Blu-ray 1954
6
49 Intolerance Blu-ray 1916
N/A
51 West Side Story Blu-ray 1961
10
52 Taxi Driver Blu-ray 1976
5
53 The Deer Hunter Blu-ray 1978
26
54 M*A*S*H Blu-ray 1970
2
55 North by Northwest Blu-ray 1959
15
56 Jaws Blu-ray 1975
8
57 Rocky Blu-ray 1976
21
58 The Gold Rush Blu-ray 1925
16
59 Nashville Blu-ray 1975
N/A
60 Duck Soup Blu-ray 1933
25
61 Sullivan’s Travels Blu-ray 1941
N/A
62 American Graffiti Blu-ray 1973
15
63 Cabaret Blu-ray 1972
N/A
64 Network Blu-ray 1976
2
65 The African Queen Blu-ray 1951
48
66 Raiders of the Lost Ark Blu-ray 1981
6
67 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Blu-ray 1967
N/A
68 Unforgiven Blu-ray 1966
30
69 Tootsie Blu-ray 1992
7
70 A Clockwork Orange Blu-ray 1971
24
71 Saving Private Ryan Blu-ray 1998
N/A
72 The Shawshank Redemption Blu-ray 1994
N/A
73 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Blu-ray 1969
23
74 The Silence of the Lambs Blu-ray 1991
9
75 In the Heat of the Night Blu-ray 1967
N/A
76 Forrest Gump Blu-ray 1994
5
77 All the President’s Men Blu-ray 1976
N/A
78 Modern Times Blu-ray 1927
3
79 The Wild Bunch Blu-ray 1969
1
80 The Apartment Blu-ray 1960
13
81 Spartacus Blu-ray 1960
N/A
82 Sunrise Blu-ray 1927
N/A
83 Titanic Blu-ray 1997
N/A
84 Easy Rider Blu-ray 1969
4
85 A Night at the Opera Blu-ray 1935
N/A
86 Platoon Blu-ray 1986
3
87 12 Angry Men Blu-ray 1957
N/A
88 Bringing Up Baby Blu-ray 1938
9
89 The Sixth Sense Blu-ray 1999
N/A
90 Swing Time Blu-ray 1936
N/A
91 Sophie’s Choice Blu-ray 1982
N/A
92 GoodFellas Blu-ray 1990
2
93 The French Connection Blu-ray 1971
23
94 Pulp Fiction Blu-ray 1994
1
95 The Last Picture Show Blu-ray 1971
N/A
96 Do the Right Thing Blu-ray 1989
N/A
97 Blade Runner Blu-ray 1982
N/A
98 Yankee Doodle Dandy Blu-ray 1942
2
99 Toy Story Blu-ray 1995
N/A
100 Ben-Hur Blu-ray 1959
28