Thursday

Niel and Ani's 100 greatest film marathon (logo to come)

Ten years ago … the American Film Institute came up with a list of the 100 greatest movies, this past week they re-released the list updating it (now including films that came out from 96-06). Seeing that I have only seen about a quarter of the movies, Ani and I have decided that we will watch all of the movies that we have not seen. Our goal is to get through the movies by the end of the year.

After we see a new movie on the list we will each write a short review of it. I think there is a lot of potential in our project.

Here's a complete list of AFI's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (all the bolded movies are ones both of have seen)

1. Citizen Kane
2. The Godfather
3. Casablanca
4. Raging Bull
5. Singin' in the Rain
6. Gone with the Wind
7. Lawrence of Arabia
8. Schindler's List
9. Vertigo
10. The Wizard of Oz
11. City Lights
12. The Searchers
13. Star Wars
14. Psycho
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey
16. Sunset Boulevard
17. The Graduate
18. The General*
19. On the Waterfront
20. It's a Wonderful Life
21. Chinatown
22. Some Like It Hot
23. The Grapes of Wrath
24. E.T.
25. To Kill a Mockingbird
26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
27. High Noon
28. All About Eve
29. Double Indemnity
30. Apocalypse Now
31. The Maltese Falcon
32. The Godfather Part II
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest
34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

35. Annie Hall
36. The Bridge on the River Kwai
37. The Best Years of Our Lives
38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
39. Dr. Strangelove
40. The Sound of Music
41. King Kong
42. Bonnie and Clyde
43. Midnight Cowboy
44. The Philadelphia Story
45. Shane
46. It Happened One Night
47. A Streetcar Named Desire
48. Rear Window
49. Intolerance*
50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
51. West Side Story

52. Taxi Driver
53. The Deer Hunter
54. M*A*S*H
55. North by Northwest
56. Jaws
57. Rocky
58. The Gold Rush
59. Nashville*
60. Duck Soup
61. Sullivan's Travels*
62. American Graffiti
63. Cabaret*
64. Network
65. The African Queen
66. Raiders of the Lost Ark
67. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?*
68. Unforgiven
69. Tootsie
70. A Clockwork Orange
71. Saving Private Ryan
72. The Shawshank Redemption*
73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
74. The Silence of the Lambs
75. In the Heat of the Night*
76. Forrest Gump
77. All the President's Men*
78. Modern Times
79. The Wild Bunch
80. The Apartment
81. Spartacus*
82. Sunrise*
83. Titanic*
84. Easy Rider
85. A Night at the Opera*
86. Platoon
87. 12 Angry Men*
88. Bringing Up Baby
89. The Sixth Sense*
90. Swing Time*
91. Sophie's Choice*
92. Goodfellas
93. The French Connection
94. Pulp Fiction
95. The Last Picture Show*
96. Do the Right Thing*
97. Blade Runner*
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy
99. Toy Story*
100. Ben-Hur

9 comments:

Mike said...

That sounds like a good project, especially with Netflix at your disposal.

I can't believe Nacho Libre didn't make the top 100.

Wow no Full Metal Jacket?

dave said...

what are the ones with the * next to them.

How have you not both seen its a wonderful life. Its on TV every fucking year. Infact I am amazed a a few of the titles not highlighted

Married to you I am amazed that she has not seen Apocalypse Now. And I didnt think there was anyone lefr form our generation that hadn't seen Pulp Fiction or Titanic.

foodiechickie said...

She was never into Titanic. Was surprised anyone could see it 8 times. I knew of people who had. But maybe after seeing it one time I will too. Most likely I will have to close my eyes at the violent scenes in Apocalypse Now and Pulp Fiction.

Mike said...

I haven't seen Titanic either and have no interest in seeing it.

Ani, the violence in Pulp Fiction is sort of over the top, so it's not too bad. The "sex" scenes are far worse :-). You'll know what I mean when you see it. Emjoy, it's an awesome movie.

niel said...

The ones with a * are ones that are new to the list.

I think its going to be fun, I may switch over to Blockbuster online so i can get movies faster.

Mike said...

Really? How fast is the turn around with Netflix? Im on the three disk at once plan and if I mail a movie Monday, they get it tuesday and I have a new movie by Wednesday.

Pooka said...

I'm disgusted that Titanic is on that list and Star Wars isn't in the top 10. No way in hell is The Searchers higher on that list. I don't care if Lucas ripped one scene (the smoking burnt out home of Uncle Owen & Aunt Beru) from it...

dave said...

With blockbuster online you can jsut bring the movies back to blockbuster and get any more in the store for free and right when they scan the film you brought back they send out the next move on your list. So you can get twice as many movies for the same price and there is not wait. Holly and I have the one movie at a time plan and it works out really well for us.

if you get the blockbuster you guys can become our friends and then look at holly and my movie queue.

niel said...

What dave said ...