did it. Then Gabrielle
did it. Then Teri
did it. Did what? Went through the list of AFI's Greatest American Movies
and told what they had and hadn't seen, with a little commentary.
So here's my list. If it's in bold
I've seen it. If it's in plain text I haven't. If it's in italics
, I'm not sure. There are a few on the list where I know I've seen at least parts of the movie, but I'm a little fuzzy on if I've ever actually sat down and watched the entire thing all the way through.
Like Debra, many of the ones I haven't seen are by choice. They just don't interest me. But there are a few on my unwatched or "maybe" list that I'd like to see sometime.
1. CITIZEN KANE
(1941) - we ALL know what Rosebud means by now, right?
3. THE GODFATHER
4. GONE WITH THE WIND
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) - won an Oscar for best picture the year I was born, but I've never seen it.
6. THE WIZARD OF OZ
(1939) - unlike Debra, I love this movie!
7. THE GRADUATE
(1967) - this one, OTOH, I didn't love so much.
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9. SCHINDLER'S LIST
(1993) - Glad I saw it. Never want to see it again.
10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
(1952) - LOVE IT!!!! (I adore musicals in general and am a huge fan of Gene Kelly.)
11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
(1946) - huge fan of Jimmy Stewart too, and I love this movie even if some of it is almost too sappy to bear
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD
(1950) - the one the movie quiz said I was most like, but I'm not sure I've ever seen the entire thing. As a rule, I'm not a film noir fan.
13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
14. SOME LIKE IT HOT
15. STAR WARS
(1977) - where I first developed a crush on Harrison Ford
16. ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN
19. CHINATOWN (1974)
20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
(1968) - I didn't get it. I still don't get it.
23. THE MALTESE FALCON
24. RAGING BULL (1980)
25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
(1982) - who remembers how young and cute Drew Barrymore was back then??
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27. BONNIE AND CLYDE
28. APOCALYPSE NOW
(1979) - bleah. Hated the book. Hated the movie even more. The horror, the horror....
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
31. ANNIE HALL (1977) - I'm with Teri on this one....I detest Woody Allen
32. THE GODFATHER PART II
33. HIGH NOON
(1952) - "Do not forsake me oh my darling...."
34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
(1962) - I liked the movie. Then I read the book and LOVED it. Now I don't like the movie as much. They left out too much of the story.
35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
(1934) - "Young people in love are seldom hungry...."
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) - If I'd been born 40 years earlier I probably would have been a Cary Grant stalker. Yeah, I know about the bisexual rumors and that people say the real Cary wasn't very nice. But in the movies? He totally does it for me. Sigh. And I love Alfred Hitchcock's stories, so this one and "To Catch a Thief" are both big favorites of mine.
41. WEST SIDE STORY
(1961)- even with some great tunes the whole Romeo/Juliet storyline is a downer
42. REAR WINDOW
43. KING KONG
44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
(1951) - bleah
46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
(1969) - "Raindrops keep fallin' on my head...."
51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
(1940) - Cary Grant. Jimmy Stewart. Katharine Hepburn. Yum. It just doesn't get any better. Off to have a little fantasy now....
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC
(1965) - unlike the rest of y'all, I liked it! Ok, yeah, it's sappy and unrealistic. But the scenery is gorgeous, I still find myself singing some of the songs.
(1970) - I liked the TV show better
57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)
59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
(1981) - Aaahhhhh....Harrison was even more yummy in this than in the Star Wars movies. Loved the third one too, with Sean Connery. Didn't care too much for the second movie.
(1982) - "You slut!"
64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
(1991) - Liked the movie. Loved the book, in an "omigawd this is so creepy I may never sleep again" sort of way.
67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION
(1971) - I feel almost certain I watched this with my mom years ago, but I remember nothing about it at all so I won't bold-type it. This is one of those I'd like to see and see if it comes back to me.
71. FORREST GUMP
(1994) - yawn
73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS
74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
75. DANCES WITH WOLVES
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI
79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
(1956) - another I feel almost certain I watched with Mom, but really don't remember anything about it.
(1986) - yuck
85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
88. EASY RIDER (1969)
89. PATTON (1970)
90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927)
91. MY FAIR LADY
(1964) - bleah to the storyline, but I love the music and costumes.
92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
93. THE APARTMENT (1960)
94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
95. PULP FICTION
(1994)- Quentin Tarantino...ya either love his movies or ya hate 'em. I happen to love 'em, even with all the violence and crudeness. Although I like "Kill Bill, Volumes 1 & 2" even more than this one.
96. THE SEARCHERS
97. BRINGING UP BABY
99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY