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100 Best American Films



19 June 1998

Here is the complete list of the American Film Institute's 100 greatest American movies.

The 100 top films were selected by a blue-ribbon panel of leaders from across the American film community, and were all produced during the first 100 years of American filmmaking.

Also on this page: the 25 Best Musicals

  1. Citizen Kane, 1941
  2. Casablanca, 1942
  3. The Godfather, 1972
  4. Gone With the Wind, 1939
  5. Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
  6. The Wizard of Oz, 1939
  7. The Graduate, 1967
  8. On the Waterfront, 1954
  9. Schindler's List, 1993
  10. Singin' in the Rain, 1952
  11. It's a Wonderful Life, 1946
  12. Sunset Boulevard, 1950
  13. The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957
  14. Some Like It Hot, 1959
  15. Star Wars, 1977
  16. All About Eve, 1950
  17. The African Queen, 1951
  18. Psycho, 1960
  19. Chinatown, 1974
  20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975
  21. The Grapes of Wrath, 1940
  22. 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
  23. The Maltese Falcon, 1941
  24. Raging Bull, 1980
  25. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
  26. Dr. Strangelove, 1964
  27. Bonnie & Clyde, 1967
  28. Apocalypse Now, 1979
  29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939
  30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948
  31. Annie Hall, 1977
  32. The Godfather, Part II, 1974
  33. High Noon, 1952
  34. To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962
  35. It Happened One Night, 1934
  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
  41. West Side Story, 1961
  42. Rear Window, 1954
  43. King Kong, 1933
  44. The Birth of a Nation, 1915
  45. A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
  46. A Clockwork Orange, 1971
  47. Taxi Driver, 1976
  48. Jaws, 1975
  49. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, 1937
  50. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, 1969
  51. The Philadelphia Story, 1940
  52. From Here to Eternity, 1953
  53. Amadeus, 1984
  54. All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930
  55. The Sound of Music, 1965
  56. M.A.S.H., 1970
  57. The Third Man, 1949
  58. Fantasia, 1940
  59. Rebel Without a Cause, 1955
  60. Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981
  61. Vertigo, 1958
  62. Tootsie, 1982
  63. Stagecoach, 1939
  64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977
  65. The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
  66. Network, 1976
  67. The Manchurian Candidate, 1962
  68. An American in Paris, 1951
  69. Shane, 1953
  70. The French Connection, 1971
  71. Forrest Gump, 1994
  72. Ben-Hur, 1959
  73. Wuthering Heights, 1939
  74. The Gold Rush, 1925
  75. Dances With Wolves, 1990
  76. City Lights, 1931
  77. American Graffiti, 1973
  78. Rocky, 1976
  79. The Deer Hunter, 1978
  80. The Wild Bunch, 1969
  81. Modern Times, 1936
  82. Giant, 1956
  83. Platoon, 1986
  84. Fargo, 1996
  85. Duck Soup, 1933
  86. Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935
  87. Frankenstein, 1931
  88. Easy Rider, 1969
  89. Patton, 1970
  90. The Jazz Singer, 1927
  91. My Fair Lady, 1964
  92. A Place in the Sun, 1951
  93. The Apartment, 1960
  94. Goodfellas, 1990
  95. Pulp Fiction, 1994
  96. The Searchers, 1956
  97. Bringing Up Baby, 1938
  98. Unforgiven, 1992
  99. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1967
  100. Yankee Doodle Dandy. 1942

25 Best American Musicals

11 September 2006

  1. Singin' in the Rain
  2. Meet Me in St. Louis
  3. An American in Paris
  4. My Fair Lady
  5. A Star is Born (1954)
  6. Mary Poppins
  7. Cabaret
  8. The Sound of Music
  9. The Wizard of Oz
  10. West Side Story
  11. The King & I
  12. Chicago
  13. 42nd Street
  14. All That Jazz
  15. Top Hat
  16. Funny Girl
  17. The Band Wagon
  18. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  19. On the Town
  20. Grease
  21. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  22. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  23. Guys and Doll
  24. Showboat (1936)
  25. Moulin Rouge!



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