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AFI’s 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition

The American Film Institute's new Top 100 list, announced June 20, 2007. Movement up/down since the 1997 list noted in parentheses (there are also 23 new films).

1. Citizen Kane (1941) (no change)
2. The Godfather (1972) (+1)
3. Casablanca (1942) (-1)
4. Raging Bull (1980) (+20)
5. Singin' in the Rain (1952) (+5)
6. Gone with the Wind (1939) (-2)
7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (-2)
8. Schindler's List (1993) (+1)
9. Vertigo (1958) (+52)
10. The Wizard of Oz (1939) (-4)
11. City Lights (1931) (+65)
12. The Searchers (1956) (+84)
13. Star Wars (1977) (+2)
14. Psycho (1960) (+4)
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (+7)
16. Sunset Boulevard (1950) (-4)
17. The Graduate (1967) (-10)
18. The General (1927) (NEW)
19. On the Waterfront (1954) (-11)
20. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (-9)
21. Chinatown (1974) (-2)
22. Some Like It Hot (1959) (-8)
23. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) (-2)
24. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (+1)
25. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) (+9)
26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) (+3)
27. High Noon (1952) (+6)
28. All About Eve (1950) (-12)
29. Double Indemnity (1944) (+9)
30. Apocalypse Now (1979) (-2)
31. The Maltese Falcon (1941) (-8)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974) (no change)
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) (-13)
34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (+15)
35. Annie Hall (1977) (-4)
36. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) (-23)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) (no change)
38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) (-8)
39. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) (-13)
40. The Sound of Music (1965) (+15)
41. King Kong (1933) (+2)
42. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) (-15)
43. Midnight Cowboy (1969) (-7)
44. The Philadelphia Story (1940) (+7)
45. Shane (1953) (+24)
46. It Happened One Night (1934) (-11)
47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) (-2)
48. Rear Window (1954) (-6)
49. Intolerance (1916) (NEW)
50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) (NEW)
51. West Side Story (1961) (-10)
52. Taxi Driver (1976) (-5)
53. The Deer Hunter (1978) (+26)
54. M*A*S*H (1970) (+2)
55. North by Northwest (1959) (-15)
56. Jaws (1975) (-8)
57. Rocky (1976) (+21)
58. The Gold Rush (1925) (+16)
59. Nashville (1975) (NEW)
60. Duck Soup (1933) (+25)
61. Sullivan’s Travels (1941) (NEW)
62. American Graffiti (1973) (+15)
63. Cabaret (1972) (NEW)
64. Network (1976) (+2)
65. The African Queen (1951) (-47)
66. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (-6)
67. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (NEW)
68. Unforgiven (1992) (+30)
69. Tootsie (1982) (-7)
70. A Clockwork Orange (1971) (-24)
71. Saving Private Ryan (1998) (NEW)
72. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (NEW)
73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) (-23)
74. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (-9)
75. In the Heat of the Night (1967) (NEW)
76. Forrest Gump (1994) (-5)
77. All the President’s Men (1976) (NEW)
78. Modern Times (1936) (+3)
79. The Wild Bunch (1969) (+1)
80. The Apartment (1960) (+13)
81. Spartacus (1960) (NEW)
82. Sunrise (1927) (NEW)
83. Titanic (1997) (NEW)
84. Easy Rider (1969) (+4)
85. A Night at the Opera (1935) (NEW)
86. Platoon (1986) (-3)
87. 12 Angry Men (1957) (NEW)
88. Bringing Up Baby (1938) (+9)
89. The Sixth Sense (1999) (NEW)
90. Swing Time (1936) (NEW)
91. Sophie’s Choice (1982) (NEW)
92. Goodfellas (1990) (+2)
93. The French Connection (1971) (-23)
94. Pulp Fiction (1994) (+1)
95. The Last Picture Show (1971) (NEW)
96. Do the Right Thing (1989) (NEW)
97. Blade Runner (1982) (NEW)
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) (+2)
99. Toy Story (1995) (NEW)
100. Ben-Hur (1959) (-28)

The 23 films now GONE from the list:

Doctor Zhivago (1965) (formerly 39)
The Birth of a Nation (1915) (formerly 44)
From Here to Eternity (1953) (formerly 52)
Amadeus (1984) (formerly 53)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) (formerly 54)
The Third Man (1949) (formerly 57)
Fantasia (1940) (formerly 58)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) (formerly 59)
Stagecoach (1939) (formerly 63)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) (formerly 64)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (formerly 67)
An American in Paris (1951) (formerly 68)
Wuthering Heights (1939) (formerly 73)
Dances with Wolves (1990) (formerly 75)
Giant (1956) (formerly 82)
Fargo (1996) (formerly 84)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) (formerly 86)
Frankenstein (1931) (formerly 87)
Patton (1970) (formerly 89)
The Jazz Singer (1927) (formerly 90)
My Fair Lady (1964) (formerly 91)
A Place in the Sun (1951) (formerly 92)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) (formerly 99)

Criteria for consideration, per the 2007 ballot:

- Feature-length fiction film - Narrative format, typically over 60 minutes in length.

- American film - Motion picture with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States.

- Critical recognition - Formal commendation in print, television and digital media.

- Major award winner - Recognition from competitive events including awards from peer groups, critics, guilds and major film festivals.

- Popularity over time - Including success at the box office, television and cable airings, and DVD/VHS sales and rentals.

- Historical significance - A film's mark on the history of the moving image through visionary narrative devices, technical innovation, or other groundbreaking achievements.

- Cultural impact - A film's mark on American society in matters of style and substance.

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New list is lame.
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I greatly prefer the new list if only for the climbs made by Vertigo, The Searchers, City Lights, and The General.

The most questionable addition to the list: Sophie's Choice.
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Climbs, yes. but what about The Third Man getting bumped off the list?!
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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? added
City Lights moving to #11

a musical in the top 5
The Third Man snubbed (or no longer American enough?)
Titanic and The Sixth Sense added

Another shitty list. I do like the top three, though, and I don't really care what order they're in.
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I don't know if I can take a list seriously when The Third Man is not on there but LotR is.

I agree with some and like some of the newer titles but Ben-Hur knocked off!!!!! WTF!

This list might not be my standard anymore like the last list was.
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The Sixth Sense is a horrible choice. It's a great example of the power of editing but it only works once.
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How is it that TITANIC 1997 is in now, but not in 1997?
Was this new list to save face about not including the #1 box-office movie of all-time?
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Schindler's List still isn't Top 10 material.
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I dont like any of the "newer" movie additions, especially LOTR which i still dont find the appeal in. So many other great newer movies that could have been included and wasnt. Other than that the list is pretty good. Love the addition of Do the Right Thing but wish The Shining had made the list, especially since its lightyears better than Sixth Sense.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
How is it that TITANIC 1997 is in now, but not in 1997?
Was this new list to save face about not including the #1 box-office movie of all-time?
I believe it was too recent to be eligible for the list last time.
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LOTR shouldn't be on there, it's just about a bunch of midgets running around a forest.
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I have to say I'm disappointed with some of the newer films they chose. I like that some classic films made some debuts but I'm scratching my head at what they kept on the list. How do you kick out Giant and The Third Man but keep Easy Rider, Forrest Gump, and M*A*S*H?

I love seeing Raging Bull so high. I don't like seeing Schindler's List do better.

I wonder if DVDs had anything to do with this list. Sullivan's Travels, Sunrise and Spartacus get their do while The African Queen takes a huge freefall.
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What strikes me as odd is how many old movies are new to the list, replacing other classic movies.

It's not like the new classics added got any better since the last list, nor the ones that go the boot any worse.
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The Sixth Sense is a horrible choice. It's a great example of the power of editing but it only works once.
I just about vomited when I saw The Sixth Sense on the show. (I began to throw up when they said "a horror film from the last decade" - I knew what it was even though TSS is not a horror film.) I will never understand the popularity of that film. To me, it's the only one on the list that really sticks out like a sore thumb. I may not agree with the placement of other films on the list, but I hate to think that L.A. Confidential got left out in favor of this.

However, the jumps made by The Searchers and City Lights almost make up for it. Almost.

Did anyone else think "oh shit" when they said a film about gladiators was coming up, and then was relieved when it turned out to be Spartacus?
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No because Spartacus is shit.
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WTF, Ben Hur, one of the finest movies EVER is 100 (-28)?!?!?

I call BULLSHIT!
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89. Sixth Sense
100. Ben Hur

Ben Hur got owned.
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LOTR shouldn't be on there, it's just about a bunch of midgets running around a forest.
Um, I hate to break this to you, but based on the DVDSpot link in your sig., you own all three on DVD.

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AND Duck Soup + 25...

Liberal Fricken Media caused this!
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Originally Posted by Drexl
Did anyone else think "oh shit" when they said a film about gladiators was coming up, and then was relieved when it turned out to be Spartacus?
Guilty.
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Originally Posted by cupcake jesus
Um, I hate to break this to you, but based on the DVDSpot link in your sig., you own all three on DVD.

cheers,

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I like midgets.
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omfg.....

Vertigo #9 (+52?!!?)

and no all quiet on the western front?
no Quiet Man?
no Amadeus?

I think i need to start my pirate website...

http://www.AFIjihad.com

To provide myself the proper outlet to keep me off of the Xanax.
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Happiest moment:
Seeing Nashville debut at #59! It should be higher, but hey, at least it made it this time.

Saddest moment:
That elf movie.

Angriest moment:
When I realized there would be no The Manchurian Candidate.

Most confused moment:
The General? At #18? Really? I realize no Keaton was a big oversight last time...but #18?

Most eye-rolling moment:
Swapping The Birth of a Nation for the more politically correct Intolerance. Pathetic.

Most hilarious moment:
Halle Berry saying she was from a small town in Cleveland.

Other happy moments:
All the President’s Men
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
It's a Wonderful Life
dropping

Other sad moments:
No The Third Man
No The Shining
No All Quiet on the Western Front
Seeing the craptacular Forrest Gump still on the list

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no Quiet Man?
Quiet Man sucks.

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