DVD Movie Guide @ dvdmg.com
.
Review Archive:  # | A-C | D-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z | Viewer Ratings | Main
SPECIAL SECTIONS

·Academy Awards
·AFI's 100 Greatest Movies
·AFI's 100 Greatest
 Movies (2007 Update)

·Criterion Collection
·Current Top Ten DVDs
·Disney Collection
·Holiday DVDs
·James Bond
·Music Collection
·Top Ten DVDs of 2008
·Top Ten DVDs of 2007
·Top Ten DVDs of 2006
·Top Ten DVDs of 2005
·Top Ten DVDs of 2004
·Top Ten DVDs of 2003
·Top Ten DVDs of 2002
·Top Ten DVDs of 2001
·Top Ten DVDs of 2000
·Universal Classic Monsters
·Woody Allen Collection

REVIEWS

RELATED SITES

·American Film Institute
·The Greatest Films


CONTACT

Publisher/Senior Reviewer
Colin Jacobson
Webmaster/Reviewer
David Williams


American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movies (1915-2006)
2007 Update

This is the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies, selected by AFI's blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community.

Each movie has been considered based on the following criteria:

Feature-Length Fiction Film: Narrative format typically over 60 minutes in length.

American Film: English language film with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States.

Critical Recognition: Formal commendation in print.

Major Award Winner: Recognition from competitive events including awards from organizations in the film community and major film festivals.

Popularity Over Time: Including figures for box office adjusted for inflation, television broadcasts and syndication, and home video sales and rentals.

Historical Significance: A film's mark on the history of the moving image through technical innovation, visionary narrative devices or other groundbreaking achievements.

Cultural Impact: A film's mark on American society in matters of style and substance.

space
Ranking Title Year Ratings
#1 Citizen Kane 1941 B+/B/A-
#2 The Godfather 1972 B-/C-/NA
#3 Casablanca 1942 A/B+/A
#4 Raging Bull 1980 B+/B/A
#5 Singin' In the Rain 1952 A-/B/A-
#6 Gone With the Wind 1939 A/B+/A+
#7 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 A-/A-/B
#8 Schindler's List 1993 B+/B+/B
#9 Vertigo 1958 B/B/B+
#10 The Wizard of Oz 1939 B+/B/A+
#11 City Lights 1931 B+/B/B
#12 The Searchers 1956 A-/B/B
#13 Star Wars 1977 A/B+/NA
#14 Psycho 1960 C+/C+/B+
#15 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 A/A-/B+
#16 Sunset Boulevard 1950 B+/B-/B+
#17 The Graduate 1967 B+/B/A-
#18 The General 1927 C/B/C+
#19 On the Waterfront 1954 C/B-/B
#20 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 A/B/C+
#21 Chinatown 1974 A-/B+/B-
#22 Some Like It Hot 1959 B+/B-/B+
#23 The Grapes Of Wrath 1940 B-/C-/B+
#24 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 B+/A-/A-
#25 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 B/B/A-
#26 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 C+C+/B-
#27 High Noon 1952 B/B/B-
#28 All About Eve 1950 B/B-/B+
#29 Double Indemnity 1944 B+/B/A
#30 Apocalypse Now 1979 A-/A/B+
#31 The Maltese Falcon 1941 A-/B-/A
#32 The Godfather Part II 1974 B-/B/NA
#33 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 B+/B/B+
#34 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 A+/B+/A+
#35 Annie Hall 1977 B/C+/D
#36 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 B-/B-/B-
#37 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 D+/C+/D+
#38 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 C/C+/A
#39 Dr. Strangelove 1964 C+/B-/B+
#40 The Sound of Music 1965 A-/B+/A-
#41 King Kong 1933 B/B/A-
#42 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 B+/C+/B
#43 Midnight Cowboy 1969 C+/B/B
#44 The Philadelphia Story 1940 B/B-/A-
#45 Shane 1953 C+/B-/C
#46 It Happened One Night 1934 B/B/B
#47 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 B+/B-/A-
#48 Rear Window 1954 C/C/B
#49 Intolerance 1916 D-/D-/F
#50 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 A-/A-/A+
#51 West Side Story 1961 B+/B+/B
#52 Taxi Driver 1976 A-/B+/A
#53 The Deer Hunter 1978 B+/B/C+
#54 M*A*S*H 1970 B/C+/B+
#55 North By Northwest 1959 B+/B+/B+
#56 Jaws 1975 B-/A/A-
#57 Rocky 1976 B+/B-/A
#58 The Gold Rush 1925 A-/B-/B+
#59 Nashville 1975 B-/B/C+
#60 Duck Soup 1933 B-/B-/NA
#61 Sullivan’s Travels 1942 C-/C-/B
#62 American Graffiti 1973 B/B-/B+
#63 Cabaret 1972 D+/C-/C-
#64 Network 1976 B-/C-/B+
#65 The African Queen 1951 A-/C/B-
#66 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 A-/A-/NA
#67 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 B+/B-/B+
#68 Unforgiven 1992 A-/B+/A
#69 Tootsie 1982 B-/B-/B
#70 A Clockwork Orange 1971 B+/B+/B+
#71 Saving Private Ryan 1998 A/A+/B-
#72 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 A-/B/A-
#73 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 A-/B/A
#74 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 B+/B-/A-
#75 In the Heat of the Night 1967 B+/B/B
#76 Forrest Gump 1994 B/B+/A
#77 All the President’s Men 1976 B/C/B+
#78 Modern Times 1936 B+/B-/B
#79 The Wild Bunch 1969 A-/C-/B+
#80 The Apartment 1960 B+/B-/B
#81 Spartacus 1960 B+/B/A-
#82 Sunrise 1927 C-/B+/B+
#83 Titanic 1997 A/A+/A+
#84 Easy Rider 1969 B/B/B+
#85 A Night At the Opera 1933 B-/C/B-
#86 Platoon 1986 B+/B/A
#87 12 Angry Men 1957 B+/B/A
#88 Bringing Up Baby 1938 B-/B-/B+
#89 The Sixth Sense 1999 B+/B/B+
#90 Swing Time 1936 C-/B-/B-
#91 Sophie’s Choice 1982 D+/C-/B
#92 Goodfellas 1990 A-/B/B+
#93 The French Connection 1971 B+/B/A-
#94 Pulp Fiction 1994 B/B/A-
#95 The Last Picture Show 1971 C+/C+/B
#96 Do the Right Thing 1989 B/B/A
#97 Blade Runner 1982 A+/A-/A+
#98 Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 A-/B-/A
#99 Toy Story 1995 A/A/A
#100 Ben-Hur 1959 A/A-/A
Films Dropped from the Original 1997 AFI 100 List:

Formerly #39 Doctor Zhivago 1965 A/B/A-
Formerly #44 The Birth of a Nation 1915 D+/B/C+
Formerly #52 From Here to Eternity 1953 C-/B-/C
Formerly #53 Amadeus 1984 A-/B+/B+
Formerly #54 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 B-/B-/D-
Formerly #57 The Third Man 1949 B-/C+/A
Formerly #58 Fantasia 1940 B/B+/B+
Formerly #59 Rebel Without A Cause 1955 B/B/B+
Formerly #63 Stagecoach 1939 C-/B-/B+
Formerly #64 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 A-/B+/B+
Formerly #67 The Manchurian Candidate 1962 B+/B/B-
Formerly #68 An American In Paris 1951 B+/C+/B+
Formerly #73 Wuthering Heights 1939 D+/D/C-
Formerly #75 Dances With Wolves 1990 A-/A-/A-
Formerly #82 Giant 1956 C/C/A-
Formerly #84 Fargo 1996 B+/B/B
Formerly #86 Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 B/C+/D+
Formerly #87 Frankenstein 1931 D+/B/B+
Formerly #89 Patton 1970 C-/B+/A
Formerly #90 The Jazz Singer 1927 B+/B/A+
Formerly #91 My Fair Lady 1964 A-/B+/B+
Formerly #92 A Place in the Sun 1951 B-/C+/B
Formerly #99 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967 B/B/C+
space

Recommendations @ Amazon.com

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies: DVD Edition: "To commemorate the first century of American moviemaking, the American Film Institute has embarked on a celebration of America's greatest movies--"AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies." This ten part retrospective explores many aspects of the human condition from the depths of depravity, horror and the dregs of underworld crime to the heights of heroism and passionate romance, covering the many genres, styles and types of films that make up the first 100 years of the glorious American film, as chosen by Hollywood's top directors, writers, stars and executives. Hosted by Jodie Foster, Richard Gere and Sally Field, narrated by James Woods."

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Stars: DVD Edition: "America's greatest screen legends! The American Film Institute continues its celebration of the first century of American moviemaking with "AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars." In this prime-time special, originally broadcast June 15, 1999 on CBS, 50 of today's biggest stars celebrate and count down the 50 greatest American screen legends, as determined by leaders from across the American film community. Hosted by Shirley Temple Black, featuring James Caan, Clint Eastwood, Goldie Hawn, Martin Landau, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, James Woods any many, many more, with a special performance by Liza Minnelli."

How Movies Work: "How Movies Work offers the filmgoer an engaging and informative guide to the appreciation and evaluation of films. It provides a comprehensive consideration of movies from idea to script, casting, financing, shooting and distribution. Bruce Kawin addresses the book not just to students of film but to any filmgoer curious to know more about the process of the conception and creation of our favorite entertainment and art form."

A Short History of the Movies: "The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic."