Saturday, June 23, 2007

Top 100 Movies and Other Summertime Ramblings

I was reading my friend Bernie's blog today and he was talking about the AFI's top 100 movie list of 2007. I should clarify...it is the top 100 American movies. I decided to list them here and highlight the ones I have seen* they are in green*. I'll see what my grand total is.....and how much of a movie snob I've been. Hmmm....62....I need to watch some more.

The American Film Institute's 2007 list of the top-100 American movies:

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.


And on to other things... I'm about to start my real summer this week. Monday starts mine and the hubby's great summer of concerts: Rush in Pittsburgh. It should be very cool! I like Rush, I don't know all their songs but I know enough of them to know I will have a good time. Now, the hubby...Rush was the first band he ever saw in concert so he is pumped about going.

We are spending the night there and coming back on Tuesday. Whoo hoo!!

Then we go on vacation Friday for a whole week. I will not have my computer so I will not be able to post. I thought I better get in a few before I leave. Didn't want to keep you three or four people who read me here freaking out and wondering what had happened to me.

We are going to the gulf for a week of fun in the sun! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!! It has been four years since the hubby and I have gone on a vacation!

So...we will have a much needed break. I love the beach!

4 comments:

sherryandkaty said...

have fun at the concert and the beach! I'm sooooooo jealous! I miss the beach so much.

ian said...

Ooooooh! Tell me about the Rush show when you get back! I'm going in August when they come here! It'll be the fifth time I've seen them. :)

Ian

Bernie said...

After I posted that stuff about the 100 movies, my wife and I went through the list. I've seen 65 and she's seen 72.

I knew Ian would respond to the Rush mention. He's talked about them many times on his blog. I've seen them 3 times - actually 3 nights in a row in Chicago in 1981. I worked for a radio station that promoted the concert. I had dinner with them backstage before one of the shows ... I definitely enjoyed watching them perform more than I did meeting them.

Enjoy the show.

velvet girl said...

Impressive number of movies that you've seen! It makes me want to sit down and see how many of them I've actually seen. :)

Hope that you have a good vacation!