Did the books, might as well do the movies

This time drawing from AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list. Once again, the ones I’ve seen are in bold.
I do much better with movies than with books, having seen 61 100 out of the top 100.


1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. CASABLANCA (1942)
3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)Every time I see it on the TV grid I think about recording it, but it’s soooo freakin long! A decent movie, but I stand by the “soooo freakin long” comment. [added 6/9/04]
6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
10. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)Bits & pieces, won’t count it. [added 5/31/04]
11. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) [added 11/08/04]
13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
15. STAR WARS (1977)
16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) [added 10/25/04]
17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)Recorded it several times, but I never quite get around to watching it. [added 6/9/04]
18. PSYCHO (1960)
19. CHINATOWN (1974)
20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)
21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) [added 6/1/04]
22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) [added 9/7/04]
23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
24. RAGING BULL (1980)
25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) [added 6/27/04]
28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) — Egads, it starts out fine but towards the end it just comes to a screeching halt.
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31. ANNIE HALL (1977)
32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
33. HIGH NOON (1952)
34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) [added 9/7/04]
36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) [added 7/8/04]
38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) [added 7/5/04]
40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961) [added 7/1/04]
42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
43. KING KONG (1933)
44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) — The first half isn’t all that racist, a bit pro-Confederacy but the racism isn’t too bad but then you get to that second part and that racism just comes on full bore. [added 5/30/04]
45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)
46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48. JAWS (1975)
49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) [added 6/20/04]
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) [added 11/01/04]
53. AMADEUS (1984) — I suppose my feelings can best be described as mixed. I seemed to really like it, but the entire time I just had this feeling that there’s some reason I shouldn’t be liking it as much as I did… I don’t know… [added 8/30/04]
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930) [added 9/20/04]
55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
56. M*A*S*H (1970) — The series is better.
57. THE THIRD MAN (1949) [added 9/9/04]
58. FANTASIA (1940)
59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
61. VERTIGO (1958)
62. TOOTSIE (1982)[added 6/15/04]
63. STAGECOACH (1939)[added 6/15/04]
64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
66. NETWORK (1976) [added 7/8/04]
67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) [added 6/5/04]
68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) [added 10/27/04]
69. SHANE (1953)— Had to see it after I saw Bruce Campbell playing Shane in a production at the local outdoor theater.
70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) [added 6/20/04]
71. FORREST GUMP (1994)
72. BEN-HUR (1959)
73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939) [added 6/27/04]
74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925) [added 8/30/04]
75. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931) [added 9/2/04]
77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
78. ROCKY (1976)
79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)— Thought it spent far too much time getting started with the wedding stuff.
80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969) [added 10/27/04]
81. MODERN TIMES (1936) [added 9/03/04]
82. GIANT (1956) [added 7/16/04]
83. PLATOON (1986)
84. FARGO (1996)
85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) [added 10/28/04]
87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
88. EASY RIDER (1969)
89. PATTON (1970)
90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) [added 9/04/04]
91. MY FAIR LADY (1964)
92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) [added 11/10/04]
93. THE APARTMENT (1960) [added 6/29/04]
94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
95. PULP FICTION (1994)
96. THE SEARCHERS (1956) [added 9/01/04]
97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938) [added 6/10/04]
98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
99. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)–We’ve still got some problems left today, but I think it’s amazing how much things have changed in 37 years. [added 10/31/04]
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) [added 6/21/04]

One comment

  1. Done!

    Late last May I wrote a post in which I listed which of the movies on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list I’d seen. At the time I had seen 61 of the 100. I sort of started a quest to…

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