citizen Kane is #1….again

    ah yes….AFI has released their top 100 again.  I usually don’t pay much attention to entertainment news.  this piqued my interest because….well…they just aren’t.  I’ve seen maybe 75 of them, and while they are certainly decent movies, they aren’t the best 100.  It’s quite possible the reason for this is the people that voted for these are filmmakers, actors, writers, producers, and so on.  People proven to know very little about what is and is not a good movie.

here they are though.  I can think of 20 or so I would have on here.  I’d have to include Boondock Saints just to send D> peace into a tailspin.  Oh, I’m not gonna.  Quit panicking. My opinion is like everyone elses.  I did put the list here.  If you see anything missing let me know and I’ll compile a readers top 100.  If anyone says hostel I’m gonna figure out how to block you from my blog.

list casually stolen from:     http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/21/afi.movies.ap/index.html

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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5 Responses to citizen Kane is #1….again

  1. D. Peace says:

    I enjoyed STAR WARS, but it’s ranked way too high on that list. It was entertaining, but not brilliant.

    TITANIC at 83? That’s very fair. I was worried they’d rank it higher. It really doesn’t deserve to be higher than 83.

    If there’s one movie I think should be boosted up, it’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. That was one time where the movie was as good as the book and absolutely invaluable viewing, to boot. If anyone misses that, they’re missing the all-time American classic.

  2. D. Peace says:

    Also, THE MALTESE FALCON should be higher, E.T. should be much lower and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN should be much, much, much higher.

    Hell, there are dozens of slight changes I would make, but that’s just me.

  3. titanic wouldn’t even be on there if it were me. any absences? anything that makes you say “how in the name of fleabitten jehovah did … not make the list?

  4. Luke says:

    Titanic should be higher. Just look at the phenomenon it became. Are you people nuts or are you all still jealous that it’s the highest grossing film and your favorite film isn’t?? It can’t have to do with quality since ET sucks more ass than Titanic ever could.

  5. Americans like crap, Luke. Just because a lot of people saw it doesn’t make it a good movie. both that you mention are garbage.
    thanks for stopping by

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