#47. Watch the 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time

Number 47 on my list is to watch the AFI’s top 100 movies (1998 list).  Before making this a goal, I had seen 13 of the movies listed.  I’ve decided to start at the top and work my way down.  K is joining me in this project.

Strikethrough = Completed

List of Movies (37/100 so far)

1. “Citizen Kane,” 1941 (Jan. 19, 2013.  I liked this one a lot.  Rosebud.  K fell asleep.)
2. “Casablanca,” 1942 (Jan. 19, 2013.  Loved this one!  I would definitely watch it again.  We’ll always have Paris.)
3. “The Godfather,” 1972 (Jan. 21, 2013. Not as bad as I thought it would be.)
4. “Gone With the Wind,” 1939 (Watched it again Feb. 18, 2013.  I ended up liking it more than when I watched it in high school.)
5. “Lawrence of Arabia,” 1962 (Jan. 20, 2013.  I thought it would never end… K liked it, though.)
6. “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939 (seen plenty of times, love it)
7. “The Graduate,” 1967 (Jan. 27, 2013. We are not sure how this made the top 100, much less the top 10.  Weird movie.)
8. “On the Waterfront,” 1954 (Feb. 20, 2013.  Wow, this one was fantastic!  One of my favorite on the list so far!)
9. “Schindler’s List,” 1993 (Jan. 26, 2013. Good movie, but it’s a horrifying subject.  This was really hard to watch.  I cried, a lot.)
10. “Singin’ in the Rain,” 1952 (Feb. 2013.  It was okay, but I doubt I will watch it again.)
11. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 1946 (Love, love this movie.  I watch it every Christmas.)
12. “Sunset Boulevard,” 1950 (Mar. 2013.  K and I liked this movie, but it was rather odd!)
13. “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” 1957 (Mar. 2013.  This movie was a lot better than I thought it would be.  K and I both liked it.)
14. “Some Like it Hot,” 1959 (Feb. 23, 2013.  This movie was great!  Very funny!  I would watch it again.)
15. “Star Wars,” 1977 (watched within the past 12 months, I liked it)
16. “All About Eve,” 1950 (March 2013.  I liked it, but I’m not sure that I would watch it again.  K fell asleep…lol.)
17. “The African Queen,” 1951 (March 29, 2013. Pretty good, but if I never hear Rose say “Mr. Allnut” one more time, it will still be too soon.  Also, K fell asleep again.)
18. “Psycho,” 1960 (March 30, 2013. Creepy, but good.)
19. “Chinatown,” 1974 (April 2013.  We didn’t really like this one.)
20. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” 1975 (May 2013. I liked this movie, but the ending…wow.)
21. “The Grapes of Wrath,” 1940 (May 2013.  Okay, but not one of my favorites.)
22. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” 1968 (March 2016.  I barely made it through the first 10 minutes of this movie…it was just bizarre.  I only got into this movie during the last 20ish minutes.  I would not watch it again, though.  Ever.)
23. “The Maltese Falcon,” 1941 (July 2016.  Interesting movie with lots of funny quotes.)
24. “Raging Bull,” 1980
25. “E.T. — the Extra-Terrestrial,” 1982 (Seen this lots and liked it, but may watch again)
26. “Dr. Strangelove,” 1964
27. “Bonnie and Clyde,” 1967
28. “Apocalypse Now,” 1979
29. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” 1939
30. “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” 1948
31. “Annie Hall,” 1977 (watched in January 2015..it was okay, but I probably won’t watch it a second time.)
32. “The Godfather Part II,” 1974
33. “High Noon,” 1952
34. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 1962 (seen this and liked it, but will probably watch again)
35. “It Happened One Night,” 1934
36. “Midnight Cowboy,” 1969
37. “The Best Years of Our Lives,” 1946
38. “Double Indemnity,” 1944
39. “Doctor Zhivago,” 1965
40. “North by Northwest,” 1959
41. “West Side Story,” 1961 (watched this in high school and didn’t like it, but I may give it another chance.)
42. “Rear Window,” 1954
43. “King Kong,” 1933
44. “The Birth of a Nation,” 1915
45. “A Streetcar Named Desire,” 1951
46. “A Clockwork Orange,” 1971
47. “Taxi Driver,” 1976
48. “Jaws,” 1975
49. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” 1937 (of course I watched this multiple times when I was young, and I loved it)
50. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” 1969 (watched in September 2015, it was pretty entertaining)
51. “The Philadelphia Story,” 1940
52. “From Here to Eternity,” 1953
53. “Amadeus,” 1984
54. “All Quiet on the Western Front,” 1930
55. “The Sound of Music,” 1965 (this movie is wonderful, but K has never seen it [!!!!] so I will make him watch it when we get to it.)
56. “M*A*S*H*,” 1970
57. “The Third Man,” 1949
58. “Fantasia,” 1940 (seen this multiple times when I was a kid, I used to love it but now think it’s kind of weird)
59. “Rebel Without a Cause,” 1955
60. “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 1981 (seen this multiple times, I liked it)
61. “Vertigo,” 1958
62. “Tootsie,” 1982
63. “Stagecoach,” 1939
64. “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” 1977
65. “The Silence of the Lambs,” 1991 (watched February 2015…creepy, very creepy)
66. “Network,” 1976
67. “The Manchurian Candidate,” 1962
68. “An American in Paris,” 1951
69. “Shane,” 1953
70. “The French Connection,” 1971
71. “Forrest Gump,” 1994 (seen this lots of times and liked it)
72. “Ben-Hur,” 1959
73. “Wuthering Heights,” 1939
74. “The Gold Rush,” 1925
75. “Dances With Wolves,” 1990
76. “City Lights,” 1931
77. “American Graffiti,” 1973
78. “Rocky,” 1976
79. “The Deer Hunter,” 1978
80. “The Wild Bunch,” 1969
81. “Modern Times,” 1936
82. “Giant,” 1956
83. “Platoon,” 1986
84. “Fargo,” 1996 (watched in August 2015…wow…this was pretty freaking weird.)
85. “Duck Soup,” 1933
86. “Mutiny on the Bounty,” 1935
87. “Frankenstein,” 1931 (seen this once in high school, I wasn’t really a fan.  Not sure if I will watch it again…)
88. “Easy Rider,” 1969
89. “Patton,” 1970
90. “The Jazz Singer,” 1927
91. “My Fair Lady,” 1964
92. “A Place in the Sun,” 1951
93. “The Apartment,” 1960
94. “Goodfellas,” 1990
95. “Pulp Fiction,” 1994 (watched on New Year’s Day 2015 with friends…not my cup of tea)
96. “The Searchers,” 1956
97. “Bringing Up Baby,” 1938
98. “Unforgiven,” 1992
99. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” 1967
100. “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” 1942

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4 thoughts on “#47. Watch the 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time

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    • I have heard that! I’m looking forward to watching it. 🙂 You should definitely copycat this list. It’s amazing how many references are made to some of these movies and now I finally know what people are talking about.

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