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#AFIProject Update

Remember my #AFIProject?

No?  No problem!

Basically, I’m watching all 100 of the American Film Institute’s Top 100 films.  I’m watching them from 1 to 100 (as opposed to 100 to 1, chronologically, or randomly) and using the revised list from 2007.

I considered including this on the blog regularly and sharing some comments about each film.  Well, I’m on #67 so that ship has sailed.  Instead, I’d like to share what I’ve watched so far and whether I LOVE, Really Like, Like, or think it’s a Great Movie but Not My Fave (GMBNMF).  Here we go!

1. Citizen Kane (1941) – Like

2. The Godfather (1972) – LOVE

3. Casablanca (1942) – LOVE

4. Raging Bull (1980) – LOVE 

5. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – LOVE

6. Gone with the Wind (1939) – Like

7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – LOVE (biggest surprise of the list so far.  I loved loved loved loved this movie and did NOT expect to!)

8. Schindler’s List (1993) – LOVE (and can never watch again because I was absolutely inconsolable for the entire film and day.)

9. Vertigo (1958) – Really Like

10 .The Wizard of Oz (1939) – Really Like

11. City Lights (1931) – LOVE

12. The Searchers (1956) – GMBNMF

13. Star Wars (1977) – Really Like

14. Psycho (1960) – Really Like

15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Like/GMBNMF

16. Sunset Blvd. (1950) – Really Like

17. The Graduate (1967) – LOVE

18. The General (1927) – GMBNMF

19. On the Waterfront (1954) – LOVE

20. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – LOVE

21 .Chinatown (1974) – LOVE

22. Some Like It Hot (1959) – Like

23. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) – GMBNMF

24. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Really Like

25. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) – LOVE

26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) – Really Like

27. High Noon (1952) – Really Like

28. All About Eve (1950) – LOVE

29. Double Indemnity (1944) – Really Like

30. Apocalypse Now (1979) – Really Like

31. The Maltese Falcon (1941) – Like/GMBNMF

32. The Godfather Part II (1974) – Really Like

33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Really Like

34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) – Like

35. Annie Hall (1977) – LOVE

36. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – Really Like

37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) – LOVE

38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – GMBNMF

39. Dr. Strangelove (1964) – LOVE

40. The Sound of Music (1965) – Never seen it and couldn’t get it on DVD, Netflix Streaming OR Amazon Instant.  Weird.

41. King Kong (1933) – Like

42. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) – Really Like

43. Midnight Cowboy (1969) – Really Like

44. The Philadelphia Story (1940) – LOVE

45. Shane (1953) – GMBNMF

46. It Happened One Night (1934) – LOVE

47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) – Really Like

48. Rear Window (1954) – Really Like

49. Intolerance (1916) – Like (FOUR HOUR SILENT FILM, FYI)

50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Really Like

51. West Side Story (1961) – LOVE

52. Taxi Driver (1976) – Really Like

53. The Deer Hunter (1978) – Really Like

54. M*a*s*h (1970) – Like

55. North By Northwest (1959) – Really Like

56. Jaws (1977) – Really Like

57. Rocky (1976) – Really Like

58. The Gold Rush (1925) – Really Like

59. Nashville (1975) – Like

60. Duck Soup (1933) – GMBNMF

61. Sullivan’s Travels (1958) – LOVE

62. American Graffiti (1973) – Like

63. Cabaret (1972) – Really Like

64. Network (1976) – Really Like

65. The African Queen (1951) – Like

66. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Really like

Truly, I haven’t disliked any of the films.  Even my least favorites were engaging and worth seeing.  There have definitely been some major surprises.  I didn’t expect to ABSOLUTELY LOVE Lawrence of Arabia but I can’t wait to watch it again!  I also discovered I adore Charlie Chaplin!  That’s exactly why I’m doing this project and it’s so much fun!

What’s your favorite movie on this list??

 

 

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