Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Plagiarizing Outright

I'm stealing this directly from Dioramarama (who I borrowed it from someone else so it's only fair *grin*) It's a list of the AFI's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time. I've seen VERY few of them and it makes me wonder WHAT the heck I've been watching - oh yeah CSI and Law & Order. Really I do watch movies - for instance I've seen all the Tammy movies and most of the Gidget movies. I've also seen An Affair to Remember and Anne of Green Gables about 100 times each. There's also Mary Poppins (which I think should have made the list), Sabrina, The 5th Element, Ferris, Serenity, and dozens of others I could (and do) watch again and again.

My favorite from the list is definitely "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

legend:
black=seen
red = never seen

1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. The Godfather (1972)
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)
10. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
11. City Lights (1931)
12. The Searchers (1956)
13. Star Wars (1977)
14. Psycho (1960)
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
16. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
17. The Graduate (1967)
18. The General (1927)
19. On The Waterfront (1954)
20. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
21. Chinatown (1974)
22. Some Like It Hot (1959)
23. The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
24. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
25. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
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. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974)
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
34. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
35. Annie Hall (1977)
36. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
37. The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
38. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
39. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40. The Sound Of Music (1965)
41. King Kong (1933)
42. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
43. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45. Shane (1953)
46. It Happened One Night (1934)
47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
48. Rear Window (1954)
49. Intolerance (1916)
50. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
51. West Side Story (1961)
52. Taxi Driver (1976)
53. The Deer Hunter (1978)
54. M*A*S*H (1970)
55. North By Northwest (1959)
56. Jaws (1975)
57. Rocky (1976)
58. The Gold Rush (1925)
59. Nashville (1975)
60. Duck Soup (1933)
61. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
62. American Graffiti (1973)
63. Cabaret (1972)
64. Network (1976)
65. The African Queen (1951)
66. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
67. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
68. Unforgiven (1992)
69. Tootsie (1982)
70. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
72. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
73. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
74. The Silence Of The Lambs (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. The Wild Bunch (1969)
80. The Apartment (1960)
81. Spartacus (1960)
82. Sunrise (1927)
83. Titanic (1997)
84. Easy Rider (1969)
85. A Night At The Opera (1935)
86. Platoon (1986)
87. 12 Angry Men (1957)
88. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
89. The Sixth Sense (1999)
90. Swing Time (1936)
91. Sophie's Choice (1982)
92. Goodfellas (1990)
93. The French Connection (1971)
94. Pulp Fiction (1994)
95. The Last Picture Show (1971)
96. Do The Right Thing (1989)
97. Blade Runner (1982)
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
99. Toy Story (1995)
100. Ben-Hur (1959)

What are your all-time favorite movies On the list and Off?

I'll keep you posted!

AmyDe

3 comments:

lynne said...

Having refused to go to the movies for years (I can't remember why anymore) and now not having any time or babysitter coverage to go to the movies, I'm totally surprised that I actually have seen a bunch of these! My favorites: the shawshank redemption, the wizard of oz, raiders of the lost ark, singin' in the rain, the sound of music. not on the list: definitely agree with mary poppins; also annie, and miracle on 34th street. and breakfast at tiffany's. holy cow, and Grease, of course!

allsoapers said...

Is there something wrong with me that I can say I've seen all of these save 10 or so? :-) I LOVE movies. Shawshank is a must see, so is anything Hitchcock. Heck, just see them all, they're on the list for a reason :-)

Sherrie
P.S. Still missing you bunches!

dawn said...

I never thought I would find another person who has a love for Anne of Green Gables AND THe Fifth Element! My fav part of the fifth element is that Leeloo is the most important thing in the universe. YET, she still needs the love of Bruce Willis to go on with life. It cracks me up every time and when I say every time I really mean all 50 or so times that I've seen it.