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Best of Film List

This list is my own conglomeration of AFI’s 100 Best Movies list (both the 1998 and 2007 lists) and the top 25 from AFI’s various genres lists (laughs, thrills, passions, musicals, etc.).

Current progress: 105/240 (44%)

  1. Citizen Kane (1941)
  2. Casablanca (1942)
  3. The Godfather (1972)
  4. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  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)
  11. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  12. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  14. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  15. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
  16. All About Eve (1950)
  17. The African Queen (1951)
  18. Psycho (1960)
  19. The General (1927)
  20. Chinatown (1974)
  21. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  22. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  23. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  24. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  25. Raging Bull (1980)
  26. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  27. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  28. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  29. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  30. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  31. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  32. Annie Hall (1977)
  33. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  34. High Noon (1952)
  35. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  36. It Happened One Night (1934)
  37. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  38. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  39. Double Indemnity (1944)
  40. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  41. North by Northwest (1959)
  42. West Side Story (1961)
  43. Rear Window (1954)
  44. King Kong (1933)
  45. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  46. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  47. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  48. Taxi Driver (1976)
  49. Jaws (1975)
  50. Intolerance (silent) (1916)
  51. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  52. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  53. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  54. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  55. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  56. Amadeus (1984)
  57. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  58. The Sound of Music (1965)
  59. MASH (1970)
  60. The Third Man (1949)
  61. Fantasia (1940)
  62. Nashville (1975)
  63. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  64. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  65. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
  66. Vertigo (1958)
  67. Tootsie (1982)
  68. Cabaret (1972)
  69. Stagecoach (1939)
  70. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  71. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  72. Network (1976)
  73. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  74. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  75. An American in Paris (1951)
  76. Shane (1953)
  77. The French Connection (1971)
  78. Forrest Gump (1994)
  79. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  80. Ben-Hur (1959)
  81. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  82. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  83. The Gold Rush (1925)
  84. Dances with Wolves (1990)
  85. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  86. City Lights (1931)
  87. All the President’s Men (1976)
  88. American Graffiti (1973)
  89. Rocky (1976)
  90. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  91. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  92. Modern Times (1936)
  93. Spartacus (1960)
  94. Giant (1956)
  95. Sunrise (1927)
  96. Platoon (1986)
  97. Titanic (1997)
  98. Fargo (1996)
  99. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  100. Duck Soup (1933)
  101. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  102. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  103. Frankenstein (1931)
  104. Easy Rider (1969)
  105. Patton (1970)
  106. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  107. Swing Time (1936)
  108. The Jazz Singer (1927)
  109. My Fair Lady (1964)
  110. Sophie’s Choice (1982)
  111. A Place in the Sun (1951)
  112. The Apartment (1960)
  113. Goodfellas (1990)
  114. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  115. The Last Picture Show (1971)
  116. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  117. The Searchers (1956)
  118. Blade Runner (1982)
  119. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  120. Unforgiven (1992)
  121. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  122. Toy Story (1995)
  123. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  124. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  125. Adam’s Rib (1949)
  126. Airplane! (1980)
  127. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  128. Born Yesterday (1950)
  129. His Girl Friday (1940)
  130. The Odd Couple (1968)
  131. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  132. Alien (1979)
  133. Deliverance (1972)
  134. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  135. The Birds (1963)
  136. The Exorcist (1973)
  137. The Great Escape (1963)
  138. An Affair to Remember (1957)
  139. Ghost (1990)
  140. Love Story (1970)
  141. Moonstruck (1987)
  142. Now Voyager (1942)
  143. On Golden Pond (1981)
  144. Out of Africa (1985)
  145. Pretty Woman (1990)
  146. Roman Holiday (1953)
  147. The Way We Were (1973)
  148. Aliens (1986)
  149. Dirty Harry (1971)
  150. Dr. No (1962)
  151. Gandhi (1982)
  152. Norma Rae (1979)
  153. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  154. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  155. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  156. Bambi (1942)
  157. Fatal Attraction (1987)
  158. Misery (1990)
  159. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  160. The Machurian Candidate (1962)
  161. The Shining (1980)
  162. The Terminator (1984)
  163. Wall Street (1987)
  164. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  165. Jerry Maguire (1996)
  166. Sudden Impact (1983)
  167. White Heat (1949)
  168. Laura (1944)
  169. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  170. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  171. A Star Is Born (1954)
  172. A Star Is Born (1976)
  173. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  174. Funny Girl (1968)
  175. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  176. Holiday Inn (1942)
  177. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
  178. Pinocchio (1940)
  179. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  180. Show Boat (1936)
  181. Top Hat (1935)
  182. 42nd Street (1933)
  183. All That Jazz (1979)
  184. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  185. Chicago (2002)
  186. Grease (1978)
  187. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  188. Mary Poppins (1964)
  189. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  190. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  191. On the Town (1949)
  192. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  193. The Band Wagon (1953)
  194. The King and I (1956)
  195. Apollo 13 (1995)
  196. Breaking Away (1979)
  197. Hoosiers (1986)
  198. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  199. National Velvet (1944)
  200. Philadelphia (1993)
  201. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
  202. The Miracle Worker (1962)
  203. The Right Stuff (1983)
  204. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
  205. A Few Good Men (1992)
  206. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  207. Back to the Future (1985)
  208. Big (1988)
  209. Blue Velvet (1986)
  210. Bull Durham (1988)
  211. Caddyshack (1980)
  212. Cat Ballou (1965)
  213. Cinderella (1950)
  214. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  215. Field of Dreams (1989)
  216. Finding Nemo (2003)
  217. Groundhog Day (1993)
  218. Harold and Maude (1971)
  219. Harvey (1950)
  220. In Cold Blood (1967)
  221. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  222. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  223. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  224. Little Caesar (1931)
  225. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  226. Red River (1948)
  227. Reds (1981)
  228. Scarface (1983)
  229. Shrek (2001)
  230. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  231. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  232. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  233. The Hustler (1961)
  234. The Lion King (1994)
  235. The Public Enemy (1931)
  236. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  237. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  238. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  239. The Verdict (1982)
  240. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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