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The American Film Institute's new list of the top-100 films all-time

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For those that don't follow these sort of things....Citizen Kane has been the #1 movie of all time forever. I have never seen a list that did not have Citizen Kane at the top. Probably the greatest movie ever made IMHO.

 

 

::stirringthepot:: But it's sooooo boring. . .

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::stirringthepot:: But it's sooooo boring. . .

 

 

+1

 

I watched it once as a school film back in 7th or 8th grade.

 

I guess maybe I could appreciate it more today if I could get past the bias I have for it from having to endure it back then.

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Of the Top 10, I never saw Schindler's List. Seeing that doesn't sound like a way I want to spend a Saturday night.

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Of the Top 10, I never saw Schindler's List. Seeing that doesn't sound like a way I want to spend a Saturday night.

 

 

Saw it in the theater the day it came out. Spent most of the film crying. It's one of the most powerful films ever made. It's a masterpiece. I was never so proud to be Jewish. I vowed that day I'd never see it again. I haven't seen it since.

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my top eleven from that list (i couldn't leave out goodfellas) ...

 

 

39. "Dr. Strangelove," 1964.

20. "It's a Wonderful Life," 1946.

17. "The Graduate," 1967.

57. "Rocky," 1976.

2. "The Godfather," 1972.

13. "Star Wars," 1977.

72. "The Shawshank Redemption," 1994.

86. "Platoon," 1986.

89. "The Sixth Sense," 1999.

33. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," 1975.

92. "Goodfellas," 1990.

 

 

eta: i need to see more of those older flicks ...

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Saw it in the theater the day it came out. Spent most of the film crying. It's one of the most powerful films ever made. It's a masterpiece. I was never so proud to be Jewish. I vowed that day I'd never see it again. I haven't seen it since.

 

 

It is a great movie.

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4. "Raging Bull," 1980.

8. "Schindler's List," 1993.

23. "The Grapes of Wrath," 1940.

72. "The Shawshank Redemption," 1994.

89. "The Sixth Sense," 1999.

 

these are all too high, IMO. raging bull is a great flick, but 4th best american film ever? not quite. schindler's list was pretty good...but not top 10 material, IMO. grapes of wrath was a good adaptation of the book, but not really a groundbreaking film in any way. shawshank....again, good, but great? meh. just seems to get more overrated with time, if you ask me. 6th sense was barely better than mediocre.

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12. "The Searchers," 1956.

21. "Chinatown," 1974.

27. "High Noon," 1952.

32. "The Godfather Part II," 1974.

33. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," 1975.

39. "Dr. Strangelove," 1964.

41. "King Kong," 1933.

48. "Rear Window," 1954.

54. "M-A-S-H," 1970.

74. "The Silence of the Lambs," 1991.

79. "The Wild Bunch," 1969.

92. "Goodfellas," 1990.

95. "The Last Picture Show," 1971.

 

on the other hand, for me, these would all rate higher than they are here.

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I guess I understand why "Harvey" isn't on the list, but I think it's one of the greatest films and certainly in my Top 10.

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Of the Top 10, I never saw Schindler's List. Seeing that doesn't sound like a way I want to spend a Saturday night.

 

 

Aw, its a hoot. Classic comedy right there......

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Aw, its a hoot. Classic comedy right there......

 

 

I'll have to invite Hellmutt, Heimler and Schultz over this Saturday then.

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Someone mentioned it earlier, and I will second the opinion that I think "Braveheart" should be on this list.

 

And "Raging Bull" is too high, at #4. Great movie, yes, and worthy of top 100, just not that high.

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Of the Top 10, I never saw Schindler's List. Seeing that doesn't sound like a way I want to spend a Saturday night.

 

Like SheikYerbuti says, SL is powerful and just an absolute masterpiece.

 

But seeing it once is enough. It's a wrist-slitter of a flick.

 

Hey Sheik, didn't Munich get your super Jew-Power kickin' in as well?

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I'm not that keen on film comedies myself but Blazing Saddles, The Producers and Airplane would be worthy, IMO.

 

 

 

The Blues Brothers.

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I've seen 99 of them. Missed "Intolerence" 1916.

"top 100 american films of all time, i suppose it should be pointed out."

 

That explains why I couldn't find "All quiet on the Western Front"

 

 

Good point! Very powerful movie!

 

 

I have not seen these movies:

24. "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," 1982.

49. "Intolerance," 1916.

78. "Modern Times," 1936.

91. "Sophie's Choice," 1982.

96. "Do the Right Thing," 1989.

For those that don't follow these sort of things....Citizen Kane has been the #1 movie of all time forever. I have never seen a list that did not have Citizen Kane at the top. Probably the greatest movie ever made IMHO.

 

 

I saw two of those. I didn't do an exact count, but I know I saw at least 90% of those flicks. Spare the pre-1930 ones.

I can somewhat agree about the comments on "Blazing Saddles", but "Red Dawn" is a major stretch.

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Where is Braveheart on that list?

 

Good question. It should be, IMO.

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I guess I understand why "Harvey" isn't on the list, but I think it's one of the greatest films and certainly in my Top 10.

 

An awesome movie brilliantly done, especially the very last scene where the door opens and closes on it's own.......

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An awesome movie brilliantly done, especially the very last scene where the door opens and closes on it's own.......

 

 

I just love Elwood's character.

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Very few Westerns on this list too. :D

 

 

 

I dunno, 8% of the top 100 is pretty good for a genre that has lacked overall significance since the late 60s (as great as The Unforgiven was, it was an exception - the trend has been one or two notable westerns every 5 years or so).

 

My post was just a first impression. After looking at the math, I now officially take my comment back.

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My post was just a first impression. After looking at the math, I now officially take my comment back.

 

In other words, YOU GOT PWNED. :D

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In other words, YOU GOT PWNED. :D

 

 

oh, yeah! burn on chargerz!

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Pulp Fiction, Taxi Driver and A clockwork orange should be higher...

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Like SheikYerbuti says, SL is powerful and just an absolute masterpiece.

 

But seeing it once is enough. It's a wrist-slitter of a flick.

 

Hey Sheik, didn't Munich get your super Jew-Power kickin' in as well?

 

 

I'm sorry to say, I haven't seen it. . .

 

I'm adding it to my Netflix queue right now.

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The Blues Brothers.

 

 

Jake: You got fried chicken?

Aretha: Best damn chicken in the state!

Jake: Gimme 4 fried chickens and a coke

Aretha: You want chicken wings or chicken legs?

Jake: Four fried chickens, and a coke.

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I'm sorry to say, I haven't seen it. . .

 

I'm adding it to my Netflix queue right now.

 

Trust me, you will grow out your Izro (Jewish afro) and be repreZENTin' the yarmulke and beard.

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