Saturday, June 23, 2007

100 Top Movies

I've always thought of myself as very film-uneducated. (And I still think I am and do not bemoan
the fact.)

Yet, when I look at the red highlighted movies from the 100 movies list, I am surprised at how
many I've seen. Some I know I've seen, but I do not remember them well. Many are ones that we
have rented over the years. Well, except for those in the '60-'70s. I saw those with a date and am
almost horrified that I did.

As Magistramater suggested, copy the list to your blog from here and highlight the ones you
have seen.

FI's 100 Years...100 Movies -- 10th Anniversary Edition:

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)
Loved the music.
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)
This addictive movie irritates me to no end.
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)
I loved this movie even though it was gruesome.
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 The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

67 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

68 Unforgiven (1992)

69 Tootsie (1982) Like Carol said, hilarious!

70 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71 Saving Private Ryan (1998)

72 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Excellent movie.

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)
One of the first date movies with dh.
78 Modern Times (1936)

79 The Wild Bunch (1969)

80 The Apartment (1960)

81 Spartacus (1970)
Excellent movie everyone should see.
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)
Updated 07/07
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) Enjoyed this more than I thought I would!

100 Ben-Hur (1959) Another excellent movie that shouldn't be missed.

3 comments:

Dana said...

You did rack up quite a few red ones. I would have thought that you had seen 12 Angry Men. I rented it recently because I wanted to see in at the theater and couldnt.

Dana in Ga

Miss Paula said...

Bringing Up Baby with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn is a great movie!!! YOu will laugh through the whole thing!

Citizen Kane????

Carol in Oregon said...

I'm glad you did this, Janie. I trust your recommendations and it gives me some ideas.

It surprises me that so many older movies are considered the best by folks in 2007. I would have thought the list would be dominated by movies in the 1990's.

My Latin teacher recommended a movie, perhaps Quo Vadis?, and we rented the 1970 version. It was R rated and kind of skuzzy - we turned it off. When we mentioned it to him, he was astonished, completely unaware there had been a remake. We went back and got the 1950s version and it was pretty good.