AFI re-ranks the top 100 American films

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  1. titanbuoy

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    * - new entry into top 100

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


    Obviously lots to disagree or agree with. Citizen Kane always gets much love but it's never been my favourite. Heck, it's not even my favourite Welles' movie, that honor goes to the amazing Touch of Evil. I can' even think what I'd name as my favourite American offering, probably Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Stangelove or.... there's too many to chose from.

    It's nice to see a few faves make there way onto the list for the first time, Blade Runner, Do The Right Thing, 12 Angry Men, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. They giveth, they taketh away; I'm not sure which films fell off of the list but I did notice another favourite Fargo is no longer there.
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  2. Snookus

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    I'm happy to see It's a Wonderful Life in their. Definitely one of my top 5 fav's.
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  3. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    Rats, still no Weekend at Bernies...
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  4. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    titanic over pulp fiction? that's tragic.
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  5. Hoffa

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    My favorites that didnt' make the list;

    Flipper
    Interview with the Vampire
    Animal House
    Pink Floyd The Wall

    Lesser favs,

    Tender Mercies
    Night Shift
    Dr. Detroit
    Problem Child

    I'm surprised Lord of the Rings didn't make it.
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  6. titanbuoy

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    Yeah, what's with the ongoing love for Titanic? :suspect: It's an okay flick (I guess), but certainly not worthy of top 100 status IMO.

    Fellowship of the Ring is one of the new additions (ranked #50).

    Animal House certainly belongs on the list.
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  7. Hoffa

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    Sorry, I didn't see that at first glance.
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  8. CRUDS

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    What, no Bride of Frankenstein?
    I'd like to see them rank the worst flicks if all time and compare choices to my own (which would definitely include Ghost Rider - which I just watched last night ,sadly)
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  9. Fry

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    i dont know. i was bored to tears until the last 30 minutes when i saw it.
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  10. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    How'd Toy Story go from being a popular top 5 pick all the way down to 99? That's silly.

    No City of God? No Crash? Those movies are better than most on that list. Clockwork Orange is too low as well as Shawshank. Just a piss poor list in general.
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