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#766336 - 07/02/07 05:13 PM AFI: 100 years, 100 movies
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The American Film Institute released its top 100 movies in 100 years. How does it stack up to your list? (P.S., Sorry this is so long...)

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

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#766363 - 07/02/07 05:29 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Bacon Boy
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ugh. what are the criteria for choosing???

citizen kane = boring!!
gwtw = narcissistic whiny needy chick looking for love.

i'm sure that offended some, and i'm sorry, so i won't go on.

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#766391 - 07/02/07 05:46 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Sandy Beech
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Citizen Kane is an awesome movie. Plus it was cutting edge at the time. Just because a movie is old, doesn't mean it's not good. Love the Godfather and Raging Bull in the top 5. Goodfellas is a little low for me.

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#766395 - 07/02/07 05:50 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Sandy Beech
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I'm not certain the criteria, but I thought some on the list were sleepers. I was happy to see Pulp Fiction on there!
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#766406 - 07/02/07 05:54 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Bacon Boy
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Double Indemnity is one of my all time faves. B. Stanwyck was just awesomely evil.
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#766421 - 07/02/07 06:08 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies DeeQ
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I don't think I've seen more than 1/2 of those movies. Oh, well! The Godfather, Deer Hunter, and The Sixth Sense would be at the top of my list out of all those mentioned.
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#766422 - 07/02/07 06:09 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies DeeQ
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I have a question; the same institution released the same list before, so how does Casablanca and The Godfather switch positions in the new list? Did they change something in either movie? How does the 2nd greatest movie become the 3rd greatest movie when nothing has changed!! That change alone removes any possible credibility of this list, not that this list as any credibility at all I suppose.

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#766425 - 07/02/07 06:21 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Kronott
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I have probably only seen 25 out of those 100 movies, if that!
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#766431 - 07/02/07 06:30 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies A_G
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I scanned the list for Blade Runner and even though it is no. 97, I'm still satisfied. For the most part I would say they did a good job. Most of my favorite "classics" are on there...

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#766449 - 07/02/07 06:51 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Simply Sheldon
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I've seen 40 of those. #2 and #3 would be at the top of my list, too.
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#766455 - 07/02/07 06:58 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Sinatra Fan
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well, I shouldn't be admitting this but I have seen 99 of these, and agree they should make some list, but it changes every 10 years or so.
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#766460 - 07/02/07 07:01 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Pale Rider
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Edit, did a recount, I think I have seen about 26 of them.....
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#766482 - 07/02/07 07:25 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Pale Rider
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Well, PR, that would be two of us then. When I first saw the list I was somewhat surprised and then embarrassed to say that I have seen each one of these movies. I think that should qualify us for some sort of prize, don't you?

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#766501 - 07/02/07 07:37 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Mocha's Mom
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no prize. go outside and play!

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#766503 - 07/02/07 07:38 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Mocha's Mom
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PR and MM, you both receive a lifetime supply of mocrowave popcorn! It's virtual, of course, but it's the thought that counts.
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#766505 - 07/02/07 07:39 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Bailey.
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Originally Posted By: Bailey.
no prize. go outside and play!

ok...ok... I have to ask....
So are you male or female?
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#766509 - 07/02/07 07:40 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Bacon Boy
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Indeed, the thought is muy importante! Which one have you not seen MM? For me it is the oldest, what was it called, Intolerance, or something like that.
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#766512 - 07/02/07 07:42 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Bailey.
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Originally Posted By: Bailey.
no prize. go outside and play!


Bailey, are you old enough to know from what movie your tag line is from ? And did it make the list of the top 100?
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#766514 - 07/02/07 07:43 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies doobydoobydoo
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Originally Posted By: DoobyDoobyDooo
Originally Posted By: Bailey.
no prize. go outside and play!

ok...ok... I have to ask....
So are you male or female?




(i also must confess - it'd probably be a waste of time for me to count how many i've seen - more efficient to say most if not all - my pale skin needs some sun!)

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#766515 - 07/02/07 07:43 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Bailey.
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pale - i know - and it better damn well be on that list

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#766520 - 07/02/07 07:46 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Bailey.
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#17 it would appear, ah Mrs. Robinson, heaven hold a place for you......
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#766523 - 07/02/07 07:51 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Pale Rider
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isn't there something you want to tell me, ben?

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#766528 - 07/02/07 07:56 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Pale Rider
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Well, first off - PR I have seen all 100 of them (and many, many more) I also recognized Bailey's tagline and was wondering if she (or as everyone else wonders, he) knew where it was from.

And actually, Bailey, I too have pale skin (comes from the strawberry blonde hair) and unfortunately as a kid I was allergic to sunscreen so I couldn't go out. Plus playing with the five brothers was rather dangerous, I have the scars to prove it!! So movies (as well as books) and I were best friends!!

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#766531 - 07/02/07 07:57 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies Mocha's Mom
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I cannot believe that Toy Story beat out Walking Tall, and Guess Who is Coming to Dinner.
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#766535 - 07/02/07 08:02 PM Re: AFI: 100 years, 100 movies #Just Jay
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I wouldn't agree with the order at all. As a matter of fact, I feel there are many that shouldn't be on here and many more that should. It's all a matter of personal taste. Personally, I don't usually see a movie based on the reviews or ratings.

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