Diana did it, and it looks kinda fun. Take the list of AFI’s top 100 movies and bold the ones you’ve seen.
1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) — Not a good sign when I haven’t seen not only the first one on the list, but one even this action movie junkie knows is a must-see.
2. CASABLANCA (1942) — A favorite, though not as good as The Maltese Falcon
3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) — At least once a year. Love Scarlett.
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) — I’ve seen it once. It ripped my heart out, but I think it was an important movie.
10. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
11. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) — I’m a sucker for this movie, despite the fact it annoys me that if George hadn’t been born, Mary would have been a timid, uptight little spinster.
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) — Love it. I love MM, and the guys make it good old classic comedy.
15. STAR WARS (1977) — I’m a total Star Wars junkie
16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) — A little freaky, but so good.
17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) — Well…not a Hepburn fan.
18. PSYCHO (1960) — The shower scene never leaves one’s subconscious, does it?
19. CHINATOWN (1974)
21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) — Incredible. Even better than Casablanca.
24. RAGING BULL (1980)
25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) — I hate this movie so much and I’ve never understood why it just won’t go away already.
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31. ANNIE HALL (1977) — *gag*
32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) — I’m surprised any of the sequels made the list, quite frankly.
33. HIGH NOON (1952)
34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) — So quiet and strong. *sigh*
35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
43. KING KONG (1933) — Still think it’s a dumb movie.
44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)
46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48. JAWS (1975) — Loved Jaws, but the sequels lost me when they started implying the shark had a personal vendetta against this one family.
49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
53. AMADEUS (1984)
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
56. M*A*S*H (1970) — The show was better
57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)
58. FANTASIA (1940) — OMG, I hate this thing. It’s…pointless and drives me crazy.
59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) — Delicious
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) — One of my favorites, despite my intense dislike of Karen Allen’s acting. I thought she was the worst possible leading lady for Indiana Jones…until they brought in Kate Capshaw.
61. VERTIGO (1958)
62. TOOTSIE (1982)
63. STAGECOACH (1939)
64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) — Creepy perfection
66. NETWORK (1976)
67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) — Haven’t seen the remake, either.
68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)
69. SHANE (1953)
70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) — Didn’t this star the Muppets?
71. FORREST GUMP (1994) — not as impressed with it as other people were.
72. BEN-HUR (1959)
73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) — many times, the husband loves it.
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) — So very good
78. ROCKY (1976) — Classic. I’ve seen them all many times, with the exception of the last one, which was nothing short of a Rocky abomination.
79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978) — weird
80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
82. GIANT (1956) — love this movie
83. PLATOON (1986)
84. FARGO (1996) — One of the BEST movies EVER made.
85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931) — I prefer the Gene Wilder version. *g*
88. EASY RIDER (1969)
89. PATTON (1970)
90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)
91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) I HATE this movie. HATE it HATE it HATE it. Did I mention I :censor: HATE this movie? “Oh, please, Professor, treat me like :censor: some more?”
92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
93. THE APARTMENT (1960)
94. GOODFELLAS (1990) — Casino should have been here instead
95. PULP FICTION (1994) — Genius
96. THE SEARCHERS (1956)
97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
98. UNFORGIVEN (1992) — I think we actually own this one
99. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
*knocks on AFI’s door* Excuse me? Excuse me! Where is Gettysburg? Why is that movie not on there? Where’s The Right Stuff?
And we watched a movie last night that I hope never shows up on any lists except those highlighting disappointing films. Constantine. Blech. Such a fascinating story killed by bad acting and worse pacing. I came to terms with the fact Keanu Reeves can’t really act a long time ago, but does he have to talk soooooooooo slooooooooooooooooow?
The movie I’m most anxious to have released on DVD? Madagascar. My boys saw it with my sister and they loved it (as did the adults, even the second time ’round). And I’ve been reading chapters of the movie novelization to the short kid every night, and I’m dying to see it.
Loved Constantine! Bought Constantine! Have already watched it a gazillion times!
Shannon that was my problem w/constantine too! :whip:
Interesting premise that just didn’t pan out.
Ok I’m doing the movie thing :rofl:
Shannon I swear I saw an interview with Stallone who said ROcky was supposed to die in the last one but they didn’t do it at the last minute :doh:
I don’t know if Donna Reed would have become an uptight spinster. I used to think that, but when I watched it last Christmas I came away with a different impression. I think that she was a woman living a lone in what had become a very dangerous town, and this crazy man comes up and attacks her one night. She struck me as… as little shell shocked, even when she was just closing the library doors. Like maybe she’d already been raped? :shrug: Who knows. And maybe I was reading more into it than I should have, but there was just something about htat scene that struck me entirely differently.
I guess I should run out and see Maltese now! Strange that we feel the same way about so many movies, but for such different reasons. Like, I love Karen Allen in Raiders. I coudln’t think of anyone more perfect for him, and hated whatever he did with those other ladies, knowing that karen was up in Tibet, drinking men under the table. :clap::clap:
I swear I saw an interview with Stallone who said ROcky was supposed to die in the last one but they didnâ€™t do it at the last minute
He’d have retained more of his dignity if they’d killed him off. :nod:
Loved Constantine! Bought Constantine! Have already watched it a gazillion times!
:eyebrow: Interesting. The only thing I really took away from the movie was that if the big scene with Lucifer had come and Joe Pesci had walked in wearing the cool white suit, the entire movie would have been redeemed.
Ooh! Joaquin Phoenix could maybe have redeemed it. Dark, broody, but he talks faster. Would have picked up some of the slack in the uneven pacing.
I think that she was a woman living alone in what had become a very dangerous town, and this crazy man comes up and attacks her one night.
Hmm…true. I hadn’t really looked at her in the context of what the town had become. I just noticed how, without George’s influence, she wore her hair unattractively and skipped the lipstick. But I suppose for a “nice” lady going down that street the name of the game is keeping your head down, not making eye contact and not attracting attention to oneself. Having a raving lunatic get in your face might make you jumpy. :rofl:
And, with Raiders, I think maybe Karen Allen’s Bombshellish character might have been a good match for Indy, but I can’t get by the actress. I don’t know if it’s her voice or what, but I don’t care for her performances as a rule. (Scrooged being another example.) I did feel much better about her role in Indy, however, after watching him drag Kate Capshaw’s screeching bimbette ass through the sequel. I hear Karen Allen’s being tapped for Indy IV. :eyebrow:
Indiana Jones and the Lost Geritol Tablet of Doom
Ahhh, Shannon, but you have to look at Constantine in the context of what it IS. It’s a graphic novel made into a shockingly good rendition as a movie. Keanu is the human embodiment of John Constantine as he was originally rendered. And no one does bitter disassociativeness like the tall K. If you’d put Joaquin in that role–much as I do love that man–fans of the story would never have gone. Ever.
I thought–aside from the utter sacrelegiousness of the flick, lol, it was incredibly done and so freakin’ honest to the original writer’s intentions (that’s always HUGE points for me, if the writer’s vision is actually honored, thus making SIN CITY the best movie of all freakin’ time!). Plus, they also wrote it with a lot of world building that they actually stuck to. How often do you see that?
As for My Fair Lady–thank you! I love the movie, HATE the end. Perfect example of incomplete romcom–show the AUDIENCE he’s in love, but don’t show the character and you have misplaced knowledge leading to happy ending. Pisses me off regularly.
With Indy…the first movie always bored the living crap out of me. Never been able to sit all the way through it. At least with Kate Capshaw screaming you can’t fall asleep.
I got a kick out of that you refer to Rocky V. I’ve just finished my Rocky Revisited week, and watched that last night. I still thought there were some redeemable things about it. Facts are, Rocky was GOING to get punchy and his brand of boxing is long gone. Did I cringe at all the repeated dialogue? Yeah, I did. Did I laugh my ass off at the memory scene when Mickey gives Rocky the golden glove cufflink and Mick makes that parting comment about Marciano always being a bum? Oh yeah. The thing is that Stallone has certain scenes when he gets back to the way things used to be and that’s worth watching the whole movie. Tommy Morrison wasn’t going to win any awards, so you’re totally right about that, but though Paulie’s a bit better of a human being in this one…wasn’t it nice to see him take a punch finally? LOL!
I’ve never seen Citizen Kane either. I rather like my sanity. I wouldn’t sweat it.
Nooooooooooo! How can you like Sin City!
Stupid, Stupid, STUPIDNESS OF STUPIDNESS. gggg (It’s okay, folks, Dee’s an old friend)
Honestly, I really, really struggled not to walk out of that movie, and I’ve NEVER done that before.
Ahhh, I love movie discussions
Humm, Shannon, I truly thought that I was the only person on the planet who hated E.T. When I first saw it, I felt that Spielberg spent the entire film pandering to the audience. Plus the film itself was entirely too self-referential for my tastes. (I like his film, 1941, much better.)
(Truth to tell, when E.T. came out I had wanted to take my (then) wife to see it, but she categorically refused to see another stupid sci-fi film with me. As it turns out, she went away on a business trip, and saw the film with a number of her colleagues, and LOVED it. So I wound up seeing the film with a mutual friend of ours (and our friendâ€™s mom) and was in such a pissy mood that I found all of the filmâ€™s faults as soon as they hit the screen. Needless to say she & I were divorced by the following year (not that her not seeing the film with me had anything to do with it).
It wasnâ€™t until years later (when my kids (with my current wife) were younger and we watched it on video) that I started to enjoy E.T. even a little. Donâ€™t get me wrong; I still hate the film, just not as much as when I first saw it.
Oh yea, as for…
I just want you to know, Iâ€™m not THAT Professor.
I think the fact that I’d never heard of Constantine until people started talking about the movie may have affected my opinion of it. And I haven’t seen Sin City yet. :shrug:
Maybe I should watch ET with my kids and see if I enjoy it more. No, they’ve never seen it. I know. It’s a classic. (For some inexplicable reason.)
And now I have to admit that when I first typed that about My Fair Lady, I published it and then noticed that I’d actually typed Perfessor. I did fix it, though.
Shannon, I have to say the mere fact that through our brief (though strictly virtual) encounters Iâ€™ve somehow managed to influence you to that great a degree is cause for both celebration, :woot: and alarm. Needless to say, Iâ€™m tickled :rofl:
The (real) Perfessor