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99.  Toy Story

98.  Yankee Doodle Dandy

97.  Blade Runner

96.  Do The Right Thing

95.  The Last Picture Show

94.   Pulp Fiction

93. The French Connection

92.  GoodFellas

91. Sophie’s Choice

90. Swing Time

89. The Sixth Sense

88. Bringing Up Baby

87. 12 Angry Men

86. Platoon

85. A Night at the Opera

84. Easy Rider

83. Titanic

82. Sunrise

81. Spartacus

80.  The Apartment

79. The Wild Bunch

78. Modern Times

77. All the President’s Men

76. Forrest Gump

75. In the Heat of the Night

74. The Silence of the Lambs

73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

72. The Shawshank Redemption

71. Saving Private Ryan

70. A Clockwork Orange

69. Tootsie

68. Unforgiven

67.  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

66. Raiders of the Lost Ark

65. The African Queen

64. Network

63. Cabaret

62. American Graffiti

61. Sullivan’s Travels


61 Responses to Movies

  1. cheratomo says:

    Pulp Fiction is a really good movie. I don’t typically enjoy the genre but the characters were so fun that it was easy to enjoy.

    • TBM says:

      It has been some time since I’ve seen the entire movie in one sitting. I’ve caught scenes here and there on TV but I am looking forward to sitting down and enjoying it from beginning to end. Hopefully my copy will arrive soon so I can write my review. I agree that the movie has a great cast of memorable characters.

  2. There are some great movies on this list, so far. I only haven’t seen The Last Picture Show yet, but I had my photo taken next to Cloris Leachman’s Oscar for that movie. 🙂 What list are you using?

    • TBM says:

      Hi Daniel. I’ve enjoyed the movies so far. Last Picture Show is good, but depressing. Leachman was great in it. Jealous of the picture. I’m using the 2007 AFI list of top 100 movies.

  3. That’s a great list. The vast majority are on my 170 list (since I based my list off of the 1997 AFI list). There’s only a few that are on the 2007 list that I haven’t seen. I need to get on top of those.

    • TBM says:

      I’m hoping when I finish this list I can watch the ones that were removed from the ’97 list. Which ones are you missing besides Last Picture?

      • There are several that fell off the 1997 list. Among the newly added ones, I’ve seen most. The only ones I haven’t seen are The Last Picture Show, Sophie’s Choice, Spartacus, and Titanic. (I refused to watch Titanic in the theatre because of all the hype. One of my other goals is to watch all Best Picture winners. Titanic will be the last one I watch.)

      • TBM says:

        I saw Titanic in the theaters when it came out and I enjoyed it. But now it is always on TV and I just can’t watch it. The Best Picture winners would be a fun list to go through. Each year a few of us go to the AMC Best Picture Nominees marathon. That’s fun!

  4. Keep in mind that AFI’s list is only the top 100 American movies. There are a ton of terrific foreign films that would fall on many people’s top 100 lists.

  5. I didn’t know AMC had those marathons. That’s pretty cool. I’ve seen all Best Picture nominated films since 1998, going as far back as the Titanic year. I’m mostly concentrated on the winners for now. I’ve seen the majority, but I still have some work to do.

  6. Palm Trees & Bare Feet says:

    Which one has been your favorite so far?!

    • TBM says:

      So far my favorite is Pulp Fiction. I always forget about how incredible the movie is and then I sit down and watch it and marvel over the writing.

      • Palm Trees & Bare Feet says:

        Oh, I know. Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite Tarantino films. His movies always have the best and most unique story lines!

  7. Dan Quiterio says:

    Reading all of these comments, I find it hard not to reply. 🙂 I’ve seen all of these movies and Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers. Regarding the books, I enjoyed Frankenstein, but Cannery Row is one of my all-time favorites. Steinbeck is my favorite author. My long-term goal is to read all of his novels.

    • TBM says:

      Hi Dan. Glad you joined the conversation! Tarantino is amazing. Do you have a favorite of his? Isn’t Cannery Row amazing? It is such a small novel but it is packed full of brilliance. I was watching a documentary on him recently and I wanted to reread it. Have you made it to the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas yet? How many more Steinbeck works do you have left?

  8. TBM says:

    He is creative and tells a crazy story so it doesn’t seem that crazy.

  9. Palm Trees & Bare Feet says:

    Well, since both of you enjoyed Cannery Row so much, I am definitely going to read it now!

    And besides Pulp Fiction, I think my other favorite Tarantino film is Death Proof, have either of you ever seen that? If no, you NEED to! It’s amazing! A little gory, but amazing!

    I’m liking these conversations! 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I hope you enjoy Cannery Row! I haven’t seen Death Proof. I’ll do my best to track it down. I’m curious if Dan has seen it. He is a real movie guy!

  10. Dan Quiterio says:

    There are a few Tarantino films I haven’t seen yet, including Death Proof, though I do own that DVD. I need to get to watching it. I don’t really have a favorite of his films. I think he’s pretty consistent. That said, I prefer Kill Bill Vol. 2 over Vol. 1. He’s working on Vol. 3, to come out in a few years, and Django Unchained is scheduled for release next year.

    I just took a trip to California (which I will blog about), and I considered going to Salinas for the National Steinbeck Center (which I’ve wanted to visit for years), but didn’t end up going due to time and location. Years ago, I spent a weekend in Monterey and went to Cannery Row, which is very commercialized now (not like the book).

    I’ve read maybe 12 of Steinbeck’s books and have about 18 more to go.

    • TBM says:

      I didn’t know he was working on Vol. 3. That’s exciting! I’ll have to keep an eye out for Django Unchained.

      Can’t wait to read your blog about California. That’s too bad that you didn’t make it to Salinas. But I hope you will someday. I haven’t been either and I would love to. I only wish I could have seen it during his time. I saw in the documentary I was watching the other night that when Steinbeck revisited Cannery Row he was upset about how commercialized it was. I can only imagine that it is worse now.

      Good luck with your reading goal! And thanks for joining the conversation. I love talking with Steinbeck and movie fans!

  11. Palm Trees & Bare Feet says:

    Dan: Django Unchained looks so good, especially for the cast. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson…how can you get better than that?!


  12. Amandash says:

    Have you watched Memoirs of Geisha?

    • TBM says:

      I have seen the movie and I read the book. I loved both of them, but if I had to chose, I prefer the novel. Have you seen it? Did you like it?

  13. spinnet14 says:

    Bringing Up Baby is brilliant! With Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn how can you go wrong? Enjoy!

  14. lynnsbooks says:

    Bringing up Baby is such a great film, but I’m a bit of a sucker for old black and whites. Cary Grant is great in this and Katherine (don’t know if I’ve spelled that right) Hepburn – they’re just so good together. Have you checked out Arsenic and Old Lace – very funny!
    Lynn 😀

    • TBM says:

      I love old black and white films. I haven’t watched Arsenic and Old Lace in a few years. It might be time for another viewing. Such a great film. Grant is brilliant in it!

  15. Dounia says:

    Great blog! You have fantastic photos and your blog gives really good ideas too (already planning which books to read and what movies to watch!). I hope you enjoy/enjoyed 12 Angry Men – I love that movie, and the play is fantastic too. Read the play a long time ago in school, and saw the movie a couple of years ago, and the movie was fantastically made, in my opinion. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it, and to seeing more of your blog!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Dounia. I am really looking forward to 12 Angry Men. The movie arrived today so hopefully I will watch it sometime this weekend. We’ll see, I always seem to run out of time on the weekend 🙂 Thank you for your kind words.

  16. That’s quite a list of really classic films! Goodfellas is my favorite movie of all time … Scorsese at the peak of his considerable powers! Hope you enjoyed it.

  17. The Guat says:

    Goodfellas does rock! Pesci, DeNiro, and Liotta. Awesome.

  18. Toy Story is definitely a favorite of mine 😉

  19. mybijoubox says:

    L’Appartement is a very interesting movie, I love the way the shots incorporate the architecture and interior design, can’t think of many other movies that do it so effectively as this one – not to mention the story is totally crazy! Hope you enjoy it 🙂 and thanks for following my blog btw!

    • TBM says:

      I loved the Apartment. Not only are the scenes beautifully shot (I love black and white movies), but like you said, the story is entertaining. This type of witty humor leaves me satisfied every time.

  20. The Guat says:

    Just checking in on your movie list. I love All The President’s Men. Redford and Hoffman are great! Let me know what you think.

  21. What’s been your favourtie film so far from the list?

    • TBM says:

      Oh goodness…that’s a difficult question. I’ve enjoyed so many. It’s easier to mention the ones that I didn’t enjoy as much. Bringing up Baby has been my favorite since I was a kid. But then there’s Pulp Fiction, The Apartment, 12 Angry Men, Sophie’s Choice…it’s hard to say. My least favorite has been The Wild Bunch.

  22. Sometimes a Romantic Notion says:

    I’ve been doing this too! I started last year, catching up on the movies I hadn’t seen and re-watching many classics. Trying to pick a favourite would be an impossible task. Enjoying your posts 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I can’t pick a favorite either. People keep asking and it depends what mood I’m in. Same with books. So many good ones how can I name only one.

  23. All the President’s Men is a great movie 🙂

  24. Ellie Greathead says:

    So many great movies!

  25. Sweet Tooth Travels says:

    Where did you pull your list from? I think I’d like to try this as well. AFI’s list on their website if different from yours. Are you using their list or another?

  26. Jerry says:

    Not sure if Dr. Strangelove is on your movie list, but it is an all time classic and well worth the time. The bomber crew is class, as I believe they say in the UK.

    • TBM says:

      It is on the list at number 39 so I have some time until I get to it. I’ve never seen it, but have heard it’s fab. Thanks, Jerry!

  27. I’ve been meaning to ask – where did you get your top 100 list from? I tried a couple but one was so American I think it had more Western’s in it than any other theme! 😉

    • TBM says:

      this 2007 list is from the American Film Institute. There have been a few Westerns so far. I’ve liked a couple, but didn’t like the Wild Bunch.

  28. Jo Bryant says:

    So these are the done list then ????
    You should go on to do this list after:

    • TBM says:

      Yep, but I probably need to update the list. Might be one or two behind. thanks for the link. I was surprised to see Gravity and 12 Years a Slave on it. They must update their list on a regular basis. And it includes many not on my list. Thanks!

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