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AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies June 21, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — meganclose @ 10:28 am

I absolutely LIVE for these specials from AFI.  For the 10th anniversary of the list, the American Film  Institute sent out ballots to its members to do a new vote.  Some new films were added to the list, some were taken off, some films moved up or down, and some stayed in the same spot.

 So, if you missed it, here is the 2007 Top 100 Movies List from AFI:

1) Citizen Kane (same spot)

2) The Godfather (+1)

3) Casablanca (-1)

4) Raging Bull (+20)

5) Singin’ In the Rain (+5)

6) Gone With the Wind (-2)

7) Lawrence of Arabia (-2)

8 ) Schindler’s List (+1)

9) Vertigo (+52!!!)

10) The Wizard of Oz (-4)

11) City Lights (+65!!!)

12) The Searchers (+84!!!!!!!!)

13) Star Wars (+2)

14) Psycho (+4)

15) 2001: A Space Odyssey (+7)

16) Sunset Blvd. (-4)

17) The Graduate (-10)

18 ) The General (new to list)

19) On the Waterfront (-11)

20) It’s a Wonderful Life (-9)

21) Chinatown (-2)

22) Some Like It Hot (-8 )

23) The Grapes of Wrath (-2)

24) E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (+1)

25) To Kill a Mockingbird (+9)

26) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (+3)

27) High Noon (+6)

28 ) All About Eve (-12)

29) Double Indemnity (+9)

30) Apocalypse Now (-2)

31) The Maltese Falcon (-8 )

32) The Godfather Part II (same spot)

33) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (-13)

34) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (+15)

35) Annie Hall (-4)

36) The Bridge On the River Kwai (-23!!!!!!)

37) The Best Years of Our Lives (same spot)

38 ) The Treasure of Sierra Madre (-8 )

39) Dr. Strangelove (-13)

40) The Sound of Music (+15)

41) King Kong (+2)

42) Bonnie and Clyde (-15)

43) Midnight Cowboy (-7)

44) The Philadelphia Story (+7)

45) Shane (+24)

46) It Happened One Night (-11)

47) A Streetcar Named Desire (-2)

48 ) Rear Window (-6)

49) Intolerance (new to list)

50) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (new to list)

51) West Side Story (-10)

52) Taxi Driver (-5)

53) The Deer Hunter (+26)

54) M*A*S*H (+2)

55) North By Northwest (-15)

56) Jaws (-8 )

57) Rocky (+21)

58 ) The Gold Rush (+16)

59) Nashville (new to list)

60) Duck Soup (+25)

61) Sullivan’s Travels (new to list)

62) American Graffiti (+15)

63) Cabaret (new to list)

64) Network (+2)

65) The African Queen (-48  )

66) Raiders of the Lost Ark (-6)

67) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (new to list)

68 ) Unforgiven (+30)

69) Tootsie (-7)

70) A Clockwork Orange (-24)

71) Saving Private Ryan (new to list)

72) The Shawshank Redemption (new to list)

73) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (-23)

74) The Silence of the Lambs (-9)

75) In the Heat of the Night (new to list)

76) Forrest Gump (-5)

77) All the President’s Men (new to list)

78 ) Modern Times (+3)

79) The Wild Bunch (+1)

80) The Apartment (+13)

81) Spartacus (new to list)

82) Sunrise (new to list)

83) Titanic (new to list)

84) Easy Rider (+4)

85) A Night at the Opera (new to list)

86) Platoon (-3)

87) 12 Angry Men (new to list)

88 ) Bringing Up Baby (+9)

89) The Sixth Sense (new to list)

90)  Swing Time (new to list)

91) Sophie’s Choice (new to list)

92) Goodfellas (+2)

93) The French Connection (-23)

94) Pulp Fiction (+1)

95) The Last Picture Show (new to list)

96) Do the Right Thing (new to list)

97) Blade Runner (new to list)

98 ) Yankee Doodle Dandy (+2)

99) Toy Story (new to list)

100) Ben-Hur (-28 )

I have personally seen 88 of the 100.

Other fascinating facts:

-Steven Spielberg is the most represented director with five films.

-Robert DeNiro and James Stewart tie as the most represented actors (five films each).

-Faye Dunaway and Diane Keaton are the most represented actresses (three films each).

-The 1970s are the most represented decade with 1/5 of the entries (20 films).

-1982, 1976 and 1969 are the most popular years represented on the list (four films each).

-There are four silents, two animated and six musicals.

-There are 23 films that were dropped from the list (sniff): Dr. Zhivago, The Birth of a Nation, From Here to Eternity, Amadeus, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Third Man, Fantasia, Rebel Without a Cause, Stagecoach, Close Encounters of the Third King, The Manchurian Candidate, An American in Paris, Wuthering Heights, Dances with Wolves, Giant, Fargo, Mutiny on the Bounty, Frankenstein, Patton, The Jazz Singer, My Fair Lady, A Place in the Sun and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

 All of this information is courtesy of the AFI (www.afi.com).

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