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June 21 2007

AFI Top 100 Movies Lists

The American Film Institute has updated their “100 Years 100 Films” list.

 

1997 List

 

2007 List

Change

#1

Citizen Kane

 

Citizen Kane

#2

Casablanca

 

The Godfather

+1

#3

The Godfather

 

Casablanca

-1

#4

Gone With The Wind

 

Raging Bull

+20

#5

Lawrence of Arabia

 

Singin’ In The Rain

+5

#6

The Wizard Of Oz

 

Gone With The Wind

-2

#7

The Graduate

 

Lawrence of Arabia

-2

#8

On The Waterfront

 

Schindler’s List

+1

#9

Schindler’s List

 

Vertigo

+52

#10

Singin’ In The Rain

 

The Wizard Of Oz

-4

#11

It’s A Wonderful Life

 

City Lights

+65

#12

Sunset Boulevard

 

The Searchers

+84

#13

The Bridge On The River Kwai

 

Star Wars

+2

#14

Some Like It Hot

 

Psycho

+4

#15

Star Wars

 

2001: A Space Odyssey

+7

#16

All About Eve

 

Sunset Boulevard

-4

#17

The African Queen

 

The Graduate

-10

#18

Psycho

 

The General

N/A

#19

Chinatown

 

On The Waterfront

-11

#20

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

 

It’s A Wonderful Life

-9

#21

The Grapes Of Wrath

 

Chinatown

-2

#22

2001: A Space Odyssey

 

Some Like It Hot

-8

#23

The Maltese Falcon

 

The Grapes Of Wrath

-2

#24

Raging Bull

 

E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial

+1

#25

E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial

 

To Kill A Mockingbird

+9

#26

Dr, Strangelove

 

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

+3

#27

Bonnie And Clyde

 

High Noon

+6

#28

Apocalypse Now

 

All About Eve

-12

#29

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

 

Double Indemnity

+9

#30

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

 

Apocalypse Now

-2

#31

Annie Hall

 

The Maltese Falcon

-8

#32

The Godfather, Part II

 

The Godfather, Part II

#33

High Noon

 

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

-13

#34

To Kill A Mockingbird

 

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

+15

#35

It Happened One Night

 

Annie Hall

-4

#36

Midnight Cowboy

 

The Bridge On The River Kwai

-23

#37

The Best Years Of Our Lives

 

The Best Years Of Our Lives

#38

Double Indemnity

 

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

-8

#39

Doctor Zhivago

 

Dr, Strangelove

-13

#40

North By Northwest

 

The Sound Of Music

+15

#41

West Side Story

 

King Kong (1933)

+2

#42

Rear Window

 

Bonnie And Clyde

-15

#43

King Kong (1933)

 

Midnight Cowboy

-7

#44

The Birth Of A Nation

 

The Philadelphia Story

+7

#45

A Streetcar Named Desire

 

Shane

+24

#46

A Clockwork Orange

 

It Happened One Night

-11

#47

Taxi Driver

 

A Streetcar Named Desire

-2

#48

Jaws

 

Rear Window

-6

#49

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

 

Intolerance

N/A

#50

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

 

The Lord Of The Rings:
The Fellowship Of The Ring

N/A

#51

The Philadelphia Story

 

West Side Story

-10

#52

From Here To Eternity

 

Taxi Driver

-5

#53

Amadeus

 

The Deer Hunter

+26

#54

All Quiet On The Western Front

 

M*A*S*H

+2

#55

The Sound Of Music

 

North By Northwest

-15

#56

M*A*S*H

 

Jaws

-8

#57

The Third Man

 

Rocky

+21

#58

Fantasia

 

The Gold Rush

+16

#59

Rebel Without A Cause

 

Nashville

N/A

#60

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

 

Duck Soup

+25

#61

Vertigo

 

Sullivan’s Travels

N/A

#62

Tootsie

 

American Graffiti

+16

#63

Stagecoach

 

Cabaret

N/A

#64

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

 

Network

+2

#65

The Silence Of The Lambs

 

The African Queen

-48

#66

Network

 

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

-6

#67

The Manchurian Candidate

 

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

N/A

#68

An American In Paris

 

Unforgiven

+30

#69

Shane

 

Tootsie

-7

#70

The French Connection

 

A Clockwork Orange

-24

#71

Forrest Gump

 

Saving Private Ryan

N/A

#72

Ben-Hur

 

The Shawshank Redemption

N/A

#73

Wuthering Heights

 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

-23

#74

The Gold Rush

 

The Silence Of The Lambs

-9

#75

Dances With Wolves

 

In The Heat Of The Night

N/A

#76

City Lights

 

Forrest Gump

-5

#77

American Graffiti

 

All The President’s Men

N/A

#78

Rocky

 

Modern Times

+3

#79

The Deer Hunter

 

The Wild Bunch

+1

#80

The Wild Bunch

 

The Apartment

+13

#81

Modern Times

 

Spartacus

N/A

#82

Giant

 

Sunrise

N/A

#83

Platoon

 

Titanic

N/A

#84

Fargo

 

Easy Rider

+4

#85

Duck Soup

 

A Night At The Opera

N/A

#86

Mutiny On The Bounty

 

Platoon

-3

#87

Frankenstein

 

12 Angry Men

N/A

#88

Easy Rider

 

Bringing Up Baby

+9

#89

Patton

 

The Sixth Sense

N/A

#90

The Jazz Singer

 

Swing Time

N/A

#91

My Fair Lady

 

Sophie’s Choice

N/A

#92

A Place In The Sun

 

Goodfellas

+2

#93

The Apartment

 

The French Connection

-23

#94

Goodfellas

 

Pulp Fiction

+1

#95

Pulp Fiction

 

The Last Picture Show

N/A

#96

The Searchers

 

Do The Right Thing

N/A

#97

Bringing Up Baby

 

Blade Runner

N/A

#98

Unforgiven

 

Yankee Doodle Dandy

+2

#99

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

 

Toy Story

N/A

#100

Yankee Doodle Dandy

 

Ben-Hur

-28

So, what’s missing? From the original list, in reverse order:
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
A Place In The Sun
My Fair Lady
The Jazz Singer
Patton
Frankenstein
Mutiny On The Bounty
Fargo
Giant
Dances With Wolves
Wuthering Heights
An American In Paris
The Manchurian Candidate
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Stagecoach
Rebel Without A Cause
Fantasia
The Third Man
All Quiet On The Western Front
Amadeus
From Here To Eternity
The Birth Of A Nation
Doctor Zhivago

As for my thoughts on the list movements, and new entries… tomorrow. I want to think on it all for a bit, but I see some very odd trends here.



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