Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Life List Day 190 - Watch AFI's Top 100 Films...And a Promise

OK, this is going to be a a long-term one, but I watched a show tonight that blew me away. It was AFI's top 100 films of all time. I've seen a handful of them - read many of the books without seeing the movies - but I got really excited about the idea of seeing them. I put a * by the ones I've seen (26 out of 100). I'm totally excited about seeing the rest. What have YOU seen?

1 CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. THE GODFATHER*
3 CASABLANCA (1942) *
4 RAGING BULL (1980)
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
6 GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) read the book
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
9 VERTIGO (1958) 61 52
10 WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939) * and read the book
11 CITY LIGHTS (1931)
12 SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
13 STAR WARS (1977) *
14 PSYCHO (1960)
16. SUNSET BLVD.
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
17 GRADUATE, THE (1967) *
18 GENERAL, THE (1927)
19 ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) *
21 CHINATOWN (1974)
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) *
23 GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940) (read the book)
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) *
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) (read the book)
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 MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
32 GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) *
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) *
35 ANNIE HALL (1977) *
36 BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957) * but want to see it again
37 BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946)
38 TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, THE (1948)
39 DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
40 SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965) *
41 KING KONG (1933)
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
44 PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE (1940)
45 SHANE (1953)
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
47 STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
48 REAR WINDOW (1954) *
49 INTOLERANCE (1916)
50 LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE (2001) *
51 WEST SIDE STORY (1961) *
52 TAXI DRIVER (1976)
53 DEER HUNTER, THE (1978)
54 M*A*S*H (1970)
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
56 JAWS (1975) *
57 ROCKY (1976) *
58 GOLD RUSH, THE (1925
59 NASHVILLE (1975)
60 DUCK SOUP (1933)
61 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941)
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) *
63 CABARET (1972)
64 NETWORK (1976)
65 AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) *
67 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)
68 UNFORGIVEN (1992)
69 TOOTSIE (1982) *
70 CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971) * wish I hadn't...super upsetting
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
72 SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE (1994) ***********LOVE!!!
73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) *
74 SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (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 WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
80 APARTMENT, THE (1960) *
81 SPARTACUS (1960)
82 SUNRISE (1927)
83 TITANIC (1997) *
84 EASY RIDER (1969)
85 NIGHT AT THE OPERA, A (1935)
86 PLATOON (1986)
87 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
88 BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
89 SIXTH SENSE, THE (1999) *
90 SWING TIME (1936)
91 SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982)
92 GOODFELLAS (1990)
93 FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
94 PULP FICTION (1994) *
95 LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE (1971)
96 DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)
97 BLADE RUNNER (1982)
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
99 TOY STORY (1995) *
100 BEN-HUR (1959)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You've got some great viewing ahead of you! I was surprised how many of these I'd seen -- almost all of them but the earliest, non-Chaplin ones.

Livingsword said...

Hi Jill;
Very interesting list, did you notice how few of the movies are from the past 15 or so years? Very few…therefore I have seen a lot of them!

The best on the list that I have seen?

7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
50 LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE (2001) *
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) *
97 BLADE RUNNER (1982)
100 BEN-HUR (1959)

The worst?

35 ANNIE HALL (1977) *
83 TITANIC (1997) *

You asked so here’s the list of the movies form the list that I have seen!

1 CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. THE GODFATHER*
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) 61 52
10 WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939) *
13 STAR WARS (1977) *
14 PSYCHO (1960)
16. SUNSET BLVD.
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
17 GRADUATE, THE (1967) *
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) *
21 CHINATOWN (1974)
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) *
23 GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940) (read the book)
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) *
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) (read the book)
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 MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
32 GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) *
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) *
35 ANNIE HALL (1977) *
36 BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957)
38 TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, THE (1948)
39 DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
40 SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965) *
41 KING KONG (1933)
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
47 STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
48 REAR WINDOW (1954) *
50 LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE (2001) *
51 WEST SIDE STORY (1961) *
52 TAXI DRIVER (1976)
53 DEER HUNTER, THE (1978)
54 M*A*S*H (1970)
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
56 JAWS (1975) *
57 ROCKY (1976) *
58 GOLD RUSH, THE (1925
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) *
63 CABARET (1972)
64 NETWORK (1976)
65 AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) *
67 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)
68 UNFORGIVEN (1992)
69 TOOTSIE (1982) *
70 CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971) * wish I hadn't...super upsetting
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
72 SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE (1994) ***********LOVE!!!
73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) *
74 SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (1991) *
76 FORREST GUMP (1994) *
77 ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) *
79 WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
80 APARTMENT, THE (1960) *
81 SPARTACUS (1960)
82 SUNRISE (1927)
83 TITANIC (1997) *
84 EASY RIDER (1969)
86 PLATOON (1986)
89 SIXTH SENSE, THE (1999) *
90 SWING TIME (1936)
91 SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982)
92 GOODFELLAS (1990)
93 FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
94 PULP FICTION (1994) *
97 BLADE RUNNER (1982)
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
99 TOY STORY (1995) *
100 BEN-HUR (1959)

kmkat said...

What fun! I blogged about this today: www.kmkat.typepad.com

pcsolotto said...

Such a nice blog. I hope you will create another post like this.

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