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AFI’s 100 greatest American movies – Complete list

The following is a complete list of AFI’ 100 greatest American movies as announced by the American Film Institute (AFI) June 16. These 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.

1. Citizen Kane, (1941) Orson Welles

2. Casablanca, (1942) Michael Curtiz

3. The Godfather, (1972) Francis Ford Coppola

4. Gone With the Wind, (1939) Victor Fleming

5. Lawrence of Arabia, (1962) David Lean

6. The Wizard of Oz, (1939) Victor Fleming

7. The Graduate, (1967) Mike Nichols

8. On the Waterfront, (1954) Elia Kazan

9. Schindler’s List, (1993) Steven Spielberg

10. Singin’ In the Rain, (1952) Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

11. It’s a Wonderful Life, (1946) Frank Capra

12. Sunset Boulevard, 1950) Billy Wilder

13. The Bridge On the River Kwai, (1957) David Lean

14. Some Like It Hot, (1959) Billy Wilder

15. Star Wars, (1977) George Lucas

16. All About Eve, (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz

17. The African Queen, (1951) John Huston

18. Psycho, (1960) Alfred Hitchcock

19. Chinatown, (1974) Roman Polanski

20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, (1975) Milos Forman

21. The Grapes of Wrath, (1940) John Ford

22. 2001: A Space Odyssey, (1968) Stanley Kubrick

23. The Maltese Falcon, (1941) John Huston

24. Raging Bull, (1980) Martin Scorsese

25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, (1982) Steven Spielberg

26. Dr. Strangelove, (1964) Stanley Kubrick

27. Bonnie & Clyde, (1967) Arthur Penn

28. Apocalypse Now, (1979) Francis Ford Coppola

29. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, (1939) Frank Capra

30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, (1948) John Huston

31. Annie Hall, (1977) Woody Allen

32. The Godfather, Part II, (1974) Francis Ford Coppola

33. High Noon, (1952) . Fred Zinnemann

34. To Kill a Mockingbird, (1962) Robert Mulligan

35. It Happened One Night, (1934) Frank Capra

36. Midnight Cowboy, (1969) John Schlesinger

37. The Best Years of Our Lives, (1946) William Wyler

38. Double Indemnity, (1944) Billy Wilder

39. Doctor Zhivago, (1965) David Lean

40. North By Northwest, (1959) Alfred Hitccock

41. West Side Story, (1961) Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

42. Rear Window, (1954) Alfred Hitchcock

43. King Kong, (1933) Merian C. Cooper

44. The Birth of a Nation, (1915) D. W. Griffith

45. A Streetcar Named Desire, (1951) Elia Kazan

46. A Clockwork Orange, (1971) Stanley Kubrick

47. Taxi Driver, (1976) Martin Scorsese

48. Jaws, (1975) Steven Spielberg

49. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, (1937) David Hand, et al.

50. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, (1969) George Roy Hill

51. The Philadelphia Story, (1940) George Cukor

52. From Here To Eternity, (1953) Fred Zinnemann

53. Amadeus, (1984) Milos Forman

54. All Quiet On the Western Front, (1930) Lewis Milestone

55. The Sound of Music, (1965) Robert Wise

56. MASH, (1970) Robert Altman

57. The Third Man, (1949) Carol Reed

58. Fantasia, (1940) Joe Grant, Dick Huemer

59. Rebel Without a Cause, (1955) Nicholas Ray

60. Raiders of the Lost Ark, (1981) Steven Spielberg

61. Vertigo, (1958) Alfred Hitchcock

62. Tootsie, (1982) Sydney Pollack

63. Stagecoach, (1939) John Ford

64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, (1977) Steven Spielberg

65. The Silence of the Lambs, (1991) Jonathan Demme

66. Network, (1976) Sidney Lumet

67 The Manchurian Candidate, (1962) John Frankenheimer

68. An American In Paris, (1951) Vincente Minnelli

69. Shane, (1953) George Stevens

70. The French Connection, (1971) William Friedkin

71. Forrest Gump, (1994) Robert Zemeckis

72. Ben-Hur, (1959) William Wyler

73. Wuthering Heights, (1939) William Wyler

74. The Gold Rush, (1925) Charlie Chaplin

75. Dances With Wolves, (1990) Kevin Costner

76. City Lights, (1931) Charlie Chaplin

77. American Graffiti, (1973) George Lucas

78. Rocky, (1976) John Avildsen

79. The Deer Hunter, (1978) Michael Cimino

80. The Wild Bunch, (1969) Sam Peckinpah

81. Modern Times, (1936) Charlie Chaplin

82. Giant, (1956) George Stevens

83. Platoon, (1986) Oliver Stone

84. Fargo, (1996) Joel Cohen

85. Duck Soup, (1933) Leo McCarey

86. Mutiny On the Bounty, (1935) Frank Lloyd

87. Frankenstein, (1931) James Whale

88. Easy Rider, (1969) Dennis Hopper

89. Patton, (1970) Franklin Schaffner

90. The Jazz Singer, (1927) Alan Crosland

91. My Fair Lady, (1964) George Cukor

92. A Place In the Sun, (1951) George Stevens

93. The Apartment, (1960) Billy Wilder

94. Goodfellas, (1990) Martin Scorsese

95. Pulp Fiction, (1994) Quentin Tarantino

96. The Searchers, (1956) John Ford

97. Bringing Up Baby, (1938) Howard Hawks

98. Unforgiven, (1992) Clint Eastwood

99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, (1967) Stanley Kramer

100. Yankee Doodle Dandy, (1942) Michael Curtiz

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