Friday, August 26, 2005

That movie list.

Well, since everyone else (at least a few on the Artful Quilters Ring) is doing it... and since I was shocked by how many you all have seen...

(The list of the top 100 American Film Institute's movies, with the ones I have seen in bold. and some comments.)

1. "Citizen Kane," 1941
2. "Casablanca," 1942
3. "The Godfather," 1972
4. "Gone With the Wind," 1939
5. "Lawrence of Arabia," 1962
6. "The Wizard of Oz," 1939 The new muppet version came out on video last week. I'm eager to see it too.
7. "The Graduate," 1967 It would be interesting to come up with a whole list of good older woman/younger man movies. That seems to be a constant theme. (Or older man/younger woman.)
8. "On the Waterfront," 1954
9. "Schindler's List," 1993
10. "Singin' in the Rain," 1952
11. "It's a Wonderful Life," 1946 Can you believe I've avoided this one on tv all through December for all these years?
12. "Sunset Boulevard," 1950
13. "The Bridge on the River Kwai," 1957
14. "Some Like it Hot," 1959
15. "Star Wars," 1977
16. "All About Eve," 1950
17. "The African Queen," 1951 Charming.
18. "Psycho," 1960
19. "Chinatown," 1974
20. "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest," 1975
21. "The Grapes of Wrath," 1940
22. "2001: A Space Odyssey," 1968
23. "The Maltese Falcon," 1941
24. "Raging Bull," 1980
25. "E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial," 1982 Probably about time to introduce this one to the kids.
26. "Dr. Strangelove," 1964
27. "Bonnie and Clyde," 1967
28. "Apocalypse Now," 1979
29. "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," 1939 I would like to see "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," though. Pitt and Jolie = HOT.
30. "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," 1948
31. "Annie Hall," 1977
32. "The Godfather Part II," 1974
33. "High Noon," 1952
34. "To Kill a Mockingbird," 1962
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
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
50. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1969
51. "The Philadelphia Story," 1940 I have seen the Tom Hank in "Philadelphia." Does that count?
52. "From Here to Eternity," 1953
53. "Amadeus," 1984 Tom Hulce used to call my college Dean's office when I worked there. I was rubbing ear lobes with fame.
54. "All Quiet on the Western Front," 1930
55. "The Sound of Music," 1965 Claire loves this movie. I've seen it many many times. My favorite song is the rarely appreciated, "I Have Confidence in Me!"
56. "M*A*S*H," 1970
57. "The Third Man," 1949
58. "Fantasia," 1940 My parents tell me this was my first movie. Just for historical context, Claire's first movie was "Monsters Inc." and Benjamin's first movie was that awful barnyard movie where Roseann Barr played the voice of a cow.
59. "Rebel Without a Cause," 1955
60. "Raiders of the Lost Ark," 1981 Another one that will be fun to introduce to the kids.
61. "Vertigo," 1958
62. "Tootsie," 1982
63. "Stagecoach," 1939
64. "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," 1977
65. "The Silence of the Lambs," 1991 Despicable. (Only "Seven" is worse.)
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 "I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is."
72. "Ben-Hur," 1959
73. "Wuthering Heights," 1939
74. "The Gold Rush," 1925
75. "Dances With Wolves," 1990 Speaking of Kevin Costern, don't be tempted to rent "The Upside of Anger."
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 After that I swore off war movies.
84. "Fargo," 1996 After that I swore off dark comedies.
85. "Duck Soup," 1933
86. "Mutiny on the Bounty," 1935
87. "Frankenstein," 1931
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 Some parts of it I liked, some parts I hated.
96. "The Searchers," 1956
97. "Bringing Up Baby," 1938
98. "Unforgiven," 1992
99. "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," 1967 Though I did see "Guess Who" with Bernie Mac and Ashton Kucher and loved it.
100. "Yankee Doodle Dandy," 1942

That's right, I've only seen 31 of them.

Some of my favorites that aren't on the list... just off the top of my head...

Shrek, Shrek 2, The Rock, Shawshank Redemption, Finding Forester, When Harry Met Sally, Say Anything

I promise to put something quilt related, or at least of some substance, on my blog soon.

2 comments:

Debra said...

I wonder how much of the seen/not seen can be attributed to age differences?? It looks like most of the younger people haven't seen the older movies.

Also, the 100 movies were chosen in 1998. Some of your favorites were created after that date.

Joanna said...

People are always shocked at my lack of movie viewing.

I hardly remember watching movies at home growning up. Really I only remember going to the theater down the street from us in Junction City on Wednesday mornings with Darrin durning the summer. Do you remember them? My favorite was 9-5.