Monday, August 27, 2007

The 100 Greatest American Films of All Time

I recently participated in a poll of movie bloggers from Daily Film Dose to create a list of the 100 greatest American films as an answer to the much contested AFI list. Here is my ballot,in chronological order, and while I probably overlooked a few films, I think it's pretty complete. Bear in mind these are just American films, so there are a lot of great foreign films that were ineligible.

  1. The Birth Of A Nation
  2. Intolerance
  3. All Quiet On The Western Front
  4. Dracula
  5. Frankenstein
  6. Freaks
  7. Footlight Parade
  8. King Kong
  9. Modern Times
  10. Bringing Up Baby
  11. Destry Rides Again
  12. Gone With The Wind
  13. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
  14. The Wizard Of Oz
  15. Rebecca
  16. Citizen Kane
  17. Sullivan's Travels
  18. Casablanca
  19. Mildred Pierce
  20. It's A Wonderful Life
  21. Sunset Boulevard
  22. Ace In The Hole
  23. Singin' In The Rain
  24. From Here To Eternity
  25. Shane
  26. Rear Window
  27. All That Heaven Allows
  28. The Night Of The Hunter
  29. The Searchers
  30. Sleeping Beauty
  31. Psycho
  32. The Longest Day
  33. The Manchurian Candidate
  34. To Kill A Mockingbird
  35. The Birds
  36. The Great Escape
  37. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
  38. Mary Poppins
  39. The Sound Of Music
  40. Cool Hand Luke
  41. The Graduate
  42. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  43. Midnight Cowboy
  44. Little Big Man
  45. M*A*S*H*
  46. Patton
  47. A Clockwork Orange
  48. Cabaret
  49. The Godfather
  50. The Exorcist
  51. Last Tango In Paris
  52. Young Frankenstein
  53. Jaws
  54. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  55. All The President's Men
  56. Network
  57. Taxi Driver
  58. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
  59. Killer of Sheep
  60. Star Wars
  61. The Deer Hunter
  62. Halloween
  63. Alien
  64. Apocalypse Now
  65. The Empire Strikes Back
  66. The Shining
  67. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  68. Sophie's Choice
  69. Amadeus
  70. Blue Velvet
  71. Platoon
  72. The Untouchables
  73. Rain Man
  74. Batman
  75. Dances With Wolves
  76. Goodfellas
  77. The Silence Of The Lambs
  78. Unforgiven
  79. Jurassic Park
  80. Schindler's List
  81. Pulp Fiction
  82. Braveheart
  83. Titanic
  84. Saving Private Ryan
  85. American Beauty
  86. The Sixth Sense
  87. Gladiator
  88. Gosford Park
  89. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
  90. Moulin Rouge
  91. Mulholland Drive
  92. The Hours
  93. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
  94. The Pianist
  95. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
  96. Brokeback Mountain
  97. Good Night, And Good Luck.
  98. Munich
  99. Children of Men
  100. Flags of Our Fathers

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