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Hollywood Classics Ranked: 'Citizen Kane' elected all-time greatest film

by Philip Wuntch, Film Critic

The Dallas Morning News, June 17, 1998, page 30A

The American Film Institute's list of the top 100 American motion pictures was announced Tuesday on a special CBS presentation, AFI's 100 Years. . . 100 Movies.

The selection was made by more than 1,500 members of the film industry, including screenwriters, directors, actors, editors, cinematographers, executives and historians.

AFI archivists had complied a list of 400 American films produced before 1997. Voters selected features from the eligibility list, with one write-in vote allowed.

For an analysis of the chosen 100, see the Sunday Arts section. But now for the list:

  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) Review
  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 and 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 and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  50. Butch Cassidy and 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)

© 1998 The Dallas Morning News

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