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Film Award Winners: American Film Institute's (AFI) 100 Greatest American Films

How are the AFI Greatest Films chosen?

In 1998, AFI invited more than 1,500 leaders from across the American film community – screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics among them – to choose from a list of 400 nominated films compiled by AFI and select the 100 greatest American movies. - Source

AFI Greatest Films

1. Citizen Kane - 791.43 C58 (DVD section)

2. Casablanca - 791.43 C33 (DVD section)

3. The Godfather - 791.43 G58 (DVD section)

4. Gone With The Wind - 791.43 G63 (DVD section)

5. Lawrence of Arabia - 791.43 L41 (DVD section)

6. The Wizard of Oz  - 791.43 W83 (DVD section)

7. The Graduate - 791.43 G73 (DVD section)

8. On The Waterfront - 791.43 W32 (DVD section)

9. Schindler's List - 791.43 S33 (DVD section)

10. Singin' In The Rain - 791.43 S61 (DVD section)

11. It's A Wonderful Life - 791.43 I89 (DVD section)

12. Sunset Boulevard - 791.43 S95 (DVD section)

13. The Bridge On The River Kwai - 791.43 B85 (DVD section)

14. Some Like It Hot - 791.43 S69 (DVD section)

15. Star Wars - 791.43 S79 (DVD section)

16. All About Eve - 791.43 A41 (DVD section)

17. The African Queen - 791.43 A25 (DVD section)

18. Psycho - 791.43 P97 (DVD section)

19.Chinatown - 791.43 C53 (DVD section)

20. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - 791.43 O58 (DVD section)

21. The Grapes of Wrath - 791.43 G76 (DVD section)

22. 2001 : A Space Odyssey - 791.43 A11 (DVD section)

23. The Maltese Falcon - 791.43 M26 (DVD section)

24. Raging Bull - 791.43 R14 (DVD section)

25. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial - 791.43 E11 (DVD section)

26. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - 791.43 D75 (DVD section)

27. Bonnie And Clyde - 791.43 B71 (DVD section)

28. Apocalypse Now - 791.43 A64 (DVD section)

29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - 791.43 M93 (DVD section)

30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - 791.43 T78 (DVD section)

31. Annie Hall - 791.43 A61 (DVD section)

32. The Godfather, Part II - 791.43 G58 (DVD section)

33. High Noon - 791.43 H63 (DVD section)

34. To Kill A Mockingbird - 791.43 T67 (DVD section)

35. It Happened One Night - 791.43 H25 (DVD section)

36. Midnight Cowboy - 791.43 M62 (DVD section)

37. The Best Years of Our Lives - 791.43 B56 (DVD section)

38. Double Indemnity - 791.43 D72 (DVD section)

39. Doctor Zhivago - 791.43 D63 (DVD section)

40. North By Northwest - 791.43 N86 (DVD section)

41. West Side Story - 791.43 W51 (DVD section)

42. Rear Window - 791.43 R28 (DVD section)

43. King Kong - 791.43 K52 (DVD section)

44. The Birth Of A Nation - 791.43 B61 (DVD section)

45. A Streetcar Named Desire - 791.43 S91 (DVD section)

46. A Clockwork Orange - 791.43 C64 (DVD section)

47. Taxi Driver - 791.43 T23 (DVD section)

48. Jaws - 791.43 J41 (DVD section)

49. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs - 791.43 S67 (DVD section)

50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - 791.43 B98 (DVD section)

51. The Philadelphia Story - 791.43 P54 (DVD section)

52. From Here to Eternity - 791.43 F93 (DVD section)

53. Amadeus - 791.43 A48 (DVD section)

54. All Quiet On The Western Front - 791.43 A41 (DVD section)

55. The Sound of Music - 791.43 S72 (DVD section)

56. M*A*S*H - 791.43 M39 (DVD section)

57. The Third Man- 791.43 T44 (DVD section)

58. Fantasia - 791.43 F21 (DVD section)

59. Rebel Without a Cause - 791.43 R28 (DVD section)

60. Raiders of the Lost Ark - 791.43 I39 (DVD section)

61. Vertigo - 791.43 V56 (DVD section)

62. Tootsie - 791.43 T67 (DVD section)

63. Stagecoach - 791.43 S77 (DVD section)

64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 791.43 C64 (DVD section)

65. The Silence of the Lambs - 791.43 S58 (DVD section)

66. Network - 791.43 N47 (DVD section)

67. The Manchurian Candidate - 791.43 M26 (DVD section)

68. An American In Paris - 791.43 A51 (DVD section)

69. Shane - 791.43 S52 (DVD section)

70. The French Connection - 791.43 F87 (DVD section)

71. Forrest Gump - 791.43 F72 (DVD section)

72. Ben-Hur - 791.43 B45 (DVD section)

73. Wuthering Heights - 791.45 W97 (DVD section)

74. The Gold Rush - 791.43 G61 (DVD section)

75. Dances With Wolves - 791.43 D17 (DVD section)

76. City Lights - 791.43 C58 (DVD section)

77. American Graffiti - 791.43 A51 (DVD section)

78. Rocky - 791.43 R68 (DVD section)

79. The Deer Hunter - 791.43 D31 (DVD section)

80. The Wild Bunch - 791.43 W66 (DVD section)

81. Modern Times - 791.43 M68 (DVD section)

82. Giant - 791.43 G43 (DVD section)

83. Platoon - 791.43 P71 (DVD section)

84. Fargo - 791.43 F22 (DVD section)

85. Duck Soup - 791.43 D83 (DVD section)

86. Mutiny on the Bounty - 791.43 M99 (DVD section)

87. Frankenstein - 791.43 F82 (DVD section)

88. Easy Rider - 791.43 E13 (DVD section)

89. Patton - 791.43 P32 (DVD section)

90. The Jazz Singer - 791.43 J42 (DVD section)

91. My Fair Lady - 791.43 M99 (DVD section)

92. A Place in the Sun - 791.43 P69 (DVD section)

93. The Apartment - 791.43 A63 (DVD section)

94. GoodFellas - 791.43 G65 (DVD section)

95. Pulp Fiction - 791.43 P98 (DVD section)

96. The Searchers - 791.43 S43 (DVD section)

97. Bringing Up Baby - 791.43 B85 (DVD section)

98. Unforgiven - 791.43 U56 (DVD section)

99. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - 791.43 G93 (DVD section)

100. Yankee Doodle Dandy - 791.43 Y23 (DVD section)

 


1. Citizen Kane - 791.43 C58 (DVD section)

2. The Godfather - 791.43 G58 (DVD section)

3. Casablanca - 791.43 C33 (DVD section)

4. Raging Bull - 791.43 R14 (DVD section)

5. Singin' In The Rain - 791.43 S61 (DVD section)

6. Gone With The Wind - 791.43 G63 (DVD section)

7. Lawrence of Arabia - 791.43 L41 (DVD section)

8. Schindler's List - 791.43 S33 (DVD section)

9. Vertigo - 791.43 V56 (DVD section)

10. The Wizard of Oz  - 791.43 W83 (DVD section)

11. City Lights - 791.43 C58 (DVD section)

12. The Searchers - 791.43 S43 (DVD section)

13. Star Wars - 791.43 S79 (DVD section)

14. Psycho - 791.43 P97 (DVD section)

15. 2001 : A Space Odyssey - 791.43 A11 (DVD section)

16. Sunset Boulevard - 791.43 S95 (DVD section)

17. The Graduate - 791.43 G73 (DVD section)

18. The General - 791.43 G32 (DVD section)

19. On The Waterfront - 791.43 W32 (DVD section)

20. It's A Wonderful Life - 791.43 I89 (DVD section)

21. Chinatown - 791.43 C53 (DVD section)

22. Some Like It Hot - 791.43 S69 (DVD section)

23. The Grapes of Wrath - 791.43 G76 (DVD section)

24. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial - 791.43 E11 (DVD section)

25. To Kill A Mockingbird - 791.43 T67 (DVD section)

26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - 791.43 M93 (DVD section)

27. High Noon - 791.43 H63 (DVD section)

28. All About Eve - 791.43 A41 (DVD section)

29. Double Indemnity - 791.43 D72 (DVD section)

30. Apocalypse Now - 791.43 A64 (DVD section)

31. The Maltese Falcon - 791.43 M26 (DVD section)

32. The Godfather, Part II - 791.43 G58 (DVD section)

33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 791.43 O58 (DVD section)

34. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs - 791.43 S67 (DVD section)

35. Annie Hall - 791.43 A61 (DVD section)

36. The Bridge On The River Kwai - 791.43 B85 (DVD section)

37. The Best Years of Our Lives - 791.43 B56 (DVD section)

38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - 791.43 T78 (DVD section)

39. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - 791.43 D75 (DVD section)

40. The Sound of Music - 791.43 S72 (DVD section)

41. King Kong - 791.43 K52 (DVD section)

42. Bonnie And Clyde - 791.43 B71 (DVD section)

43. Midnight Cowboy - 791.43 M62 (DVD section)

44. The Philadelphia Story - 791.43 P54 (DVD section)

45. Shane - 791.43 S52 (DVD section)

46. It Happened One Night - 791.43 H25 (DVD section)

47. A Streetcar Named Desire - 791.43 S91 (DVD section)

48. Rear Window - 791.43 R28 (DVD section)

49. Intolerance - 791.43 I61 (DVD section)

50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 791.43 L86 (DVD section)

51. West Side Story - 791.43 W51 (DVD section)

52. Taxi Driver - 791.43 T23 (DVD section)

53. The Deer Hunter - 791.43 D31 (DVD section)

54. M*A*S*H - 791.43 M39 (DVD section)

55. North By Northwest - 791.43 N86 (DVD section)

56. Jaws - 791.43 J41 (DVD section)

57. Rocky - 791.43 R68 (DVD section)

58. The Gold Rush - 791.43 G61 (DVD section)

59. Nashville - 791.43 N25 (DVD section)

60. Duck Soup - 791.43 D83 (DVD section)

61. Sullivan's Travels - 791.43 S95 (DVD section)

62. American Graffiti - 791.43 A51 (DVD section)

63. Cabaret - 791.43 C11 (DVD section)

64. Network - 791.43 N47 (DVD section)

65. The African Queen - 791.43 A25 (DVD section)

66. Raiders of the Lost Ark - 791.43 I39 (DVD section)

67. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 791.43 W62 (DVD section)

68. Unforgiven - 791.43 U56 (DVD section)

69. Tootsie - 791.43 T67 (DVD section)

70. A Clockwork Orange - 791.43 C64 (DVD section)

71. Saving Private Ryan - 791.43 S26 (DVD section)

72. The Shawshank Redemption - 791.43 S53 (DVD section)

73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - 791.43 B98 (DVD section)

74. The Silence of the Lambs - 791.43 S58 (DVD section)

75. In the Heat of the Night - 791.43 I35 (DVD section)

76. Forrest Gump - 791.43 F72 (DVD section)

77. All the President's Men - 791.43 A41 (DVD section)

78. Modern Times - 791.43 M68 (DVD section)

79. The Wild Bunch - 791.43 W66 (DVD section)

80. The Apartment - 791.43 A63 (DVD section)

81. Spartacus - 791.43 S73 (DVD section)

82. Sunrise - 791.43 S95 (DVD section)

83. Titanic - 791.43 T61 (DVD section)

84. Easy Rider - 791.43 E13 (DVD section)

85. A Night at the Opera - 791.43 N68 (DVD section)

86. Platoon - 791.43 P71 (DVD section)

87. 12 Angry Men - 791.43 T97 (DVD section)

88. Bringing Up Baby - 791.43 B85 (DVD section)

89. The Sixth Sense - 791.43 S62 (DVD section)

90. Swing Time - 791.43 S97 (DVD section)

91. Sophie's Choice - 791.43 S71 (DVD section)

92. GoodFellas - 791.43 G65 (DVD section)

93.  The French Connection - 791.43 F87 (DVD section)

94. Pulp Fiction - 791.43 P98 (DVD section)

95. The Last Picture Show - 791.43 L34 (DVD section)

96. Do the Right Thing - 791.43 D63 (DVD section)

97. Blade Runner - 791.43 B63 (DVD section)

98. Yankee Doodle Dandy - 791.43 Y23 (DVD section)

99. Toy Story - 791.43 T75 (DVD section)

100. Ben-Hur - 791.43 B45 (DVD section)