Watch every movie on AFI’s top 100 movie list

Completing: 3. Watch every movie on AFI’s top 100 movie list

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Lyssa at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood

In 1998, AFI invited more than 1,500 leaders from across the American film community – screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics among them – to choose from a list of 400 nominated films compiled by AFI and select the 100 greatest American movies.

I’ve seen a good number of them (indicated by asterisks) and many are my favorite movies of all time. I want to expose myself to the rest of these “greatest movies.” Plus, I feel like I’m the last person on earth who hasn’t seen Rocky or Star Wars and I’m embarrassed. I’m going to try to work my way starting from 100 and ending at 1, Citizen Kane.

*EDIT: I was going to attempt to strictly work backwards and not go out of order, which I’ll try to do, but I’ve realized that some movies are more accessible than others, so I’ll just watch them when they’re available. One thing that is certain is that I’ll watch Citizen Kane last.*

The most recently-watched movie will be highlighted.

*100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, 1942  (seen before adding to bucket list)

*99. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER, 1967 (seen before adding to BL)

98. UNFORGIVEN, 1992, completed 1/1/15

97. BRINGING UP BABY, 1938, completed 1/25/15

96. THE SEARCHERS, 1956, completed 7/18/15

95. PULP FICTION, 1994  (seen before adding to BL)

94. *GOODFELLAS, 1990 (seen before adding to BL)

93. THE APARTMENT, 1960, completed 1/2/15

92. A PLACE IN THE SUN, 1951, completed 1/20/15

91. *MY FAIR LADY,1964 (seen before adding to BL)

90. THE JAZZ SINGER, 1927, completed 7/24/15

89. PATTON, 1970

88. EASY RIDER, 1969

87. FRANKENSTEIN, 1931

86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, 1935, completed 3/19/15

85. DUCK SOUP, 1933, completed 1/3/14

84. FARGO, 1996, completed 1/3/15

83. PLATOON, 1986, completed 1/4/15

82. *GIANT, 1956 (seen before adding to BL)

81. MODERN TIMES, 1936

80. THE WILD BUNCH, 1969

79. THE DEER HUNTER, 1978

78. ROCKY, 1976, completed 1/14/15

77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI, 1973, completed 8/11/15

76. CITY LIGHTS, 1931

75. DANCES WITH WOLVES, 1990, completed 1/11/15

 

74. THE GOLD RUSH, 1925

73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS, 1939, completed 3/1/15

72. BEN-HUR, 1959

71. *FORREST GUMP, 1994 (seen before adding to BL)

70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION, 1971, completed 1/12/15

69. SHANE, 1953, completed 8/23/15

68. *AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, 1951 (seen before adding to BL)

67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, 1962, completed 1/17/15

66. NETWORK, 1976

65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1991, completed 2/24/15

64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, 1977, completed 6/13/15

63. STAGECOACH, 1939, completed 1/24/15

62. TOOTSIE, 1982, completed 1/18/15

61. *VERTIGO, 1958 (seen before adding to BL)

60. *RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, 1981 (seen before adding to BL)

59. *REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, 1955 (seen before adding to BL)

58. FANTASIA, 1940 (completed 8/26/15)

57. THE THIRD MAN, 1949, completed 3/14/15

56. M*A*S*H, 1970, completed 1/22/15

55. *THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 1965 (seen before adding to BL)

54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1930

53. AMADEUS, 1984, completed 3/14/15

52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 1953, completed 1/17/15

51. *THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, 1940 (seen before adding to BL)

50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, 1969, completed 2/21/15

49. *SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, 1937

48. *JAWS, 1975.

47. TAXI DRIVER, 1976, completed 4/5/15

46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 1971, completed 2/1/15

45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 1951

44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION, 1915

43. KING KONG, 1933

42. *REAR WINDOW, 1954 (seen before adding to BL)

41. *WEST SIDE STORY, 1961 (seen before adding to BL)

40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST, 1959, completed 2/7/15

39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, 1965, completed 4/6/15

38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY, 1944

37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, 1946, completed 2/28/15

36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY, 1969

35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, 1934, completed 2/16/15

34. *TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1962 (seen before adding to BL)

33. HIGH NOON, 1952, completed 8/22/15

32. THE GODFATHER PART II, 1974, completed 2/28/15

31. *ANNIE HALL, 1977 (seen before adding to BL)

30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, 1948, completed 3/18/15

29. *MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, 1939 (seen before adding to BL, rewatched 5/26/15.

28. APOCALYPSE NOW, 1979, completed 8/26/15

27. BONNIE AND CLYDE, 1967

26. DR. STRANGELOVE, 1964

25. *E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, 1982 (seen before adding to BL).

24. RAGING BULL, 1980, completed 2/24/15

23. THE MALTESE FALCON, 1941, completed 2/12/15

22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 1968

21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH, 1940, completed April 2015

20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, 1975, completed 7/26/15

19. CHINATOWN, 1974, completed 8/20/15

18. *PSYCHO, 1960 (seen before adding to BL)

17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN, 1951, completed 1/20/15

16. *ALL ABOUT EVE, 1950 (seen before adding to BL)

15. STAR WARS, 1977

14. *SOME LIKE IT HOT, 1959 (seen before adding to BL)

13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, 1957

12. *SUNSET BLVD., 1950 (seen before adding to BL)

11. *IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 1946 (seen before adding to BL)

10. *SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, 1952 (seen before adding to BL)

9. *SCHINDLER’S LIST, 1993 (seen before adding to BL)

8. ON THE WATERFRONT, 1954, completed July 

7. THE GRADUATE, 1967, completed 2/8/15

6. *THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1939 (seen before adding to BL)

5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, 1962, completed in April

4. *GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939 (seen before adding to BL)

3. *THE GODFATHER, 1972, completed 2/27.

2. *CASABLANCA, 1942 (seen before adding to BL)

1. CITIZEN KANE, 1941

– Lyssa

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