AFI (American Film Institute) 100 Best Films List

American Film Institute for conservation of the art of American films, in 1997, released the list of 100 best American films of all time and planned to release such list every 10 years. The second list was released in 2007 along with other lists of 100 bests in different categories such as acting, musicals, songs, thrills, etc. Unfortunately the list which is limited to American films, misses the honours of the filmmakers or directors and has no such list, though has inappropriate lists such as 100 cheers, laughs, heroes and villains, etc. Hopefully next year in 2017, in third edition of 100 lists of AFI, we will see a list of film directors that any film is mostly owed to them! Here we limit ourselves to the 100 lists of best films and actors:

AFI top 100 Films (1997):

1.Citizen Kane


3.Godfather I, the

4.Gone with the wind

5.Lawrence of Arabia

6.Wizard of Oz, the

7.Graduate, the

8.On the waterfront

9.Schindlers list

10.Singing in the rain

11.Its a wonderful life

12.Sunset Boulevard

13.Bridge over the river Kwai, the

14.Some like it hot

15.Star wars, episode IV

16.All about Eve

17.African Queen



20.One flew over the cuckoos nest

21.Grapes of wrath, the

22.2001: A space odyssey

23.Maltese Falcon

24.Raging Bull

25.E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

26.Dr. Strange Love

27.Bonnie and Clyde

28.Apocalypse Now

29.Mr. Smith goes to Washington

30.Treasure of Sierra Madre, the

31.Annie Hall

32.Godfather II, the

33.High noon

34.To kill a mockingbird

35.It happened one night

36.Midnight cowboy

37.Best years of our lives, the

38.Double indemnity

39.Doctor Zhivago

40.North by northwest

41.West side story

42.Rear window

*43.King Kong

44.Birth of a nation, the

45.A streetcar named Desire

46.A clockwork orange

47.Taxi driver


49.Snow white and the seven dwarfs

50.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

51.Philadelphia story, the

52.From here to eternity


54.All quiet on the western front

55.Sound of music, the


57.Third man, the


59.Rebel without a cause

60.Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost ark




64.Close encounters of the third kind

65.Silence of the lambs, the


67.Manchurian Candidate, the

68.An American in Paris


70.French connection, the

71.Forest Gump


73.Wuthering heights

74.Gold rush, the

75.Dances with wolves

76.City lights

77.American Graffiti


79.Deer hunter

80.Wild Bunch, the

81.Modern times




85.Duck soup

86.Mutiny on the bounty


88.Easy rider


90.Jazz singer, the

91.My fair lady

92.A place in the sun

93.Apartment, the


95.*Pulp Fiction

96.Searchers, the

97.Bringing up baby


99.Guess whos coming to dinner

100.Yankee Doodle Dandy             


AFI top 100 Movies (2007):

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Godfather
  3. Casablanca
  4. Raging Bull
  5. Singin’ in the rain
  6. Gone with the wind
  7. Lawrence of Arabia
  8. Schindler’s List
  9. Vertigo
  10. Wizard of Oz
  11. City lights
  12. Searchers
  13. Star wars
  14. Psycho
  15. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  16. Sunset Blvd.
  17. Graduate, the
  18. General, the
  19. On the waterfront
  20. It’s a wonderful life
  21. Chinatown
  22. Some like it hot
  23. Grapes of Wrath
  24. E.T.:The Extra-Terrestrial
  25. To kill a Mockingbird
  26. Mr. Smith goes to Washington
  27. High noon
  28. All about Eve
  29. Double indemnity
  30. Apocalypse now
  31. Maltese Falcon
  32. Godfather part II
  33. One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest
  34. White Snow and the seven dwarfs
  35. Annie Hall
  36. Bridge on the river Kwai
  37. Best years of our lives
  38. Treasure of Sierra Madre, the
  39. Dr. Strange Love
  40. Sound of music
  41. King Kong
  42. Bonnie and Clyde
  43. Midnight Cowboy
  44. Philadelphia story
  45. Shane
  46. It happened one night
  47. Streetcar named Desire, A
  48. Rear window
  49. Intolerance
  50. Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the Ring, the
  51. West side story
  52. Taxi driver
  53. Deer hunter, the
  54. M*A*S*H
  55. North by northwest
  56. Jaws
  57. Rocky
  58. Gold rush
  59. Nashville
  60. Duck soup
  61. Sullivan’s travels
  62. American Graffiti
  63. Cabaret
  64. Network
  65. African Queen
  66. Raiders of the lost Ark
  67. Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf
  68. Unforgiven
  69. Tootsie
  70. Clockwork Orange
  71. Saving Private Ryan
  72. Shawshank redemption
  73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  74. Silence of the lambs
  75. In the heat of the night
  76. Forrest Gump
  77. All the president’s men
  78. Modern times
  79. Wild bunch
  80. Apartment
  81. Spartacus
  82. Sunrise
  83. Titanic
  84. Easy rider
  85. Night at the opera, A
  86. Platoon
  87. 12 angry men
  88. Bringing up the baby
  89. Sixth sense, the
  90. Swing time
  91. Sophie’s choice
  92. Goodfellas
  93. French connection, the
  94. Pulp Fiction
  95. Last picture show
  96. Do the right thing
  97. Blade runner
  98. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  99. Toy story
  100. Ben-Hur



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