Wednesday, January 7, 2009

AFI 100 - The first of the super listy posts

"My friend Pete and I are doing this thing where every night we are going to watch one of AFI's top 100 movies."

"How many you going though?"

"Well I only have Star Wars and Tootsie, so we just keep watching those two over and over."

~30 Rock

Instead of unattainable, short-term New Years Resolutions this year, I'm resolving to participate in the 101 in 1001 project (more about this in a future post). I haven't completed my list, but one of my items is definitely to watch all of AFI's top 100 movies so I'm parking the list here in this post to update over the next 1001 days. I love movies and we go a lot but I feel like I've missed out on some of the classics!

Wish me luck.

10th Anniversary 2007 List
Citizen Kane
The Godfather
Raging Bull
Singin' in the Rain
Gone with the Wind
Lawrence of Arabia
Schindler's List
The Wizard of Oz
City Lights
The Searchers
Star Wars
2001: A Space Odyssey
Sunset Boulevard
The Graduate
The General
On the Waterfront
It's a Wonderful Life
Some Like It Hot
The Grapes of Wrath
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
To Kill a Mockingbird
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
High Noon
All About Eve
Double Indemnity
Apocalypse Now
The Maltese Falcon
The Godfather Part II
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Annie Hall
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
The Sound of Music
King Kong
Bonnie and Clyde
Midnight Cowboy
The Philadelphia Story
It Happened One Night
A Streetcar Named Desire
Rear Window
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
West Side Story
Taxi Driver
The Deer Hunter
North by Northwest
The Gold Rush
Duck Soup
Sullivan's Travels
American Graffiti
The African Queen
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A Clockwork Orange
Saving Private Ryan
The Shawshank Redemption
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Silence of the Lambs
In the Heat of the Night
Forrest Gump
All the President's Men
Modern Times
The Wild Bunch
The Apartment
Easy Rider
A Night at the Opera
12 Angry Men
Bringing Up Baby
The Sixth Sense
Swing Time
Sophie's Choice
The French Connection
Pulp Fiction
The Last Picture Show
Do the Right Thing
Blade Runner
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Toy Story

Mike and I own these movies, I've just never seen them
On instant Netflix Queue
Seen prior to this endeavor


  1. Sweet! This will be fun! Now that we've killed DirecTV, we can spend that time watching all these classics. I think we have a lot of these on DVD, and I bet the rest are on Netflix, or the library.

  2. Cool!

    *scans list*

    What, no Sleepaway Camp?

  3. you've never seen Dr. Strangelove? For shame! :D

  4. Meg- inexplicably, "3 on a meathook" is also missing.

  5. I yoinked your topic for my own watching list.

    My mom tells me that when I was a little kid, I would cry during Shane: "Coma back Shane!"


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