Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I am trying to watch all of the films on the AFI 100 Best Movies list over the next few.....years? Actually,when I saw the titles, I realized I'd seen a lot of them already, so maybe it won't be years. The ones in yellow are ones I haven't seen, or have seen but don't remember them well enough to say I've seen them.

Here's the first fifty--how about you?

1. Citizen Kane
2. Casablanca
3. The Godfather
4. Gone With the Wind
5. Lawrence of Arabia
6. Wizard of Oz
7. The Graduate
8. On the Waterfront
9. Schindler’s List
10. Singin’ in the Rain
11. It’s a Wonderful Life
12. Sunset Boulevard
13. Bridge on the River Kwai
14. Some Like It Hot
15. Star Wars
16. All About Eve
17. The African Queen
18. Psycho
19. Chinatown
20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
21. The Grapes of Wrath
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey
23. The Maltese Falcon
24. Raging Bull
25. E.T the Extra-Terrestrial
26. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
27. Bonnie and Clyde
28. Apocalypse Now
29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
31. Annie Hall
32. The Godfather Part II
33. High Noon
34. To Kill a Mockingbird
35. It Happened One Night
36. Midnight Cowboy
37. The Best Years of Our Lives
38. Double Indemnity
39. Doctor Zhivago
40. North by Northwest
41. West Side Story
42. Rear Window
43. King Kong (1933)
44. Birth of a Nation
45. Streetcar Named Desire
46. A Clockwork Orange
47. Taxi Driver (watched it tonight)
48. Jaws
49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

8 comments:

danelle said...

I can't believe how many I haven't seen. I love Midnight Cowboy tho, surprised you haven't seen that.

danelle said...

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cb said...

I'm pretty sure I have seen MC, but I don't remember it so am not counting it.

One thing though--why is it "dwarfs" and not "dwarves". One has to wonder.

Charlie Hills said...

More than one has wondered why dwarfs vs dwarves. The former is generally considered 'correct' in general terminology. The latter is generally (but wrongly) attributed to Tolkien, and is the norm in all fantasy works since then.

Laurie said...

I like that list! Interested in the other 50. A lot of the ones I haven't seen are the same as yours- possibly for the same reasons. I'm not sure I could commit to seeing them all for the sake of seeing them all. You know I'm kind of a sissy about stuff like bombs, mayhem, mafia, ethnic intimidation. Pretty much anything but romantic comedy.

Charlie Hills said...

A little more research, and I found this:

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000293.html

I know. I'm a geek.

katie said...

i remember my boyfriend (at the time) charlie really liked dr strangelove. he made me watch it and i wasn't into it, but i think now i would be.

katastrophe said...

now after reading through i have realized i have only ever really seen TWO of these movies! whoa. a clockwork orange --all time favorite, and taxi driver-- meh.