AFI's 10 Top 10 List!

by Joey Paur

Venkman Here - The American Film Institute or AFI did there AFI's 10 Top 10 list on Tuesday the 17th. These guys put together the best lists next to our own EMH. Some of these movies I agree with others I don't. I think there are some better films that can take the place of other in most categories. There are also some that should be moved up and down in rank on the list. I have seen about 90% of these films. So if you missed the show AFI's 10 Top 10 countdown here are the results!

ANIMATION:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs#1 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
#2 - Pinocchio (1940)
#3 - Bambi (1942)
#4 - The Lion King (1994)
#5 - Fantasia (1940)
#6 - Toy Story (1995)
#7 - Beauty and the Beast (1991)
#8 - Shrek (2001)
#9 - Cinderella (1950)
#10 - Finding Nemo (2003)


I think The Incredibles should take the place of Shrek. And Beauty and the Beast should be switched up with Bambi.

FANTASY:

The Wizard of Oz#1 - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
#2 - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
#3 - It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
#4 - King Kong (1933)
#5 - Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
#6 - Field of Dreams (1989)
#7 - Harvey (1950)
#8 - Groundhog Day (1993)
#9 - The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
#10 - Big (1988)


Big made the list? Really?

GANGSTER:The Godfather

#1 - The Godfather (1972)
#2 - Goodfellas (1990)
#3 - The Godfather: Part II (1974)
#4 - White Heat (1949)
#5 - Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
#6 - Scarface: The Shame of a Nation (1932)
#7 - Pulp Fiction (1994)
#8 - The Public Enemy (1931)
#9 - Little Caesar (1930)
#10 - Scarface (1983)


Perfect.

SCIENCE FICTION:2001: A Space Odyssey

#1 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
#2 - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
#3 - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
#4 - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
#5 - The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
#6 - Blade Runner (1982)
#7 - Alien (1979)
#8 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
#9 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#10 - Back to the Future (1985)


I can live with this.

WESTERN:The Searchers

#1 - The Searchers (1956)
#2 - High Noon (1952)
#3 - Shane (1953)
#4 - Unforgiven (1992)
#5 - Red River (1948)
#6 - The Wild Bunch (1969)
#7 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
#8 - McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
#9 - Stagecoach (1939)
#10 - Cat Ballou (1965)










'The Good the Bad and The Ugly' belongs on this list for sure! Where did it go!? Also 'Once Upon a Time in the West'. 


SPORTS:Raging Bull

#1 - Raging Bull (1980)
#2 - Rocky (1976)
#3 - The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
#4 - Hoosiers (1986)
#5 - Bull Durham (1988)
#6 - The Hustler (1961)
#7 - Caddyshack (1980)
#8 - Breaking Away (1979)
#9 - National Velvet (1944)
#10 - Jerry Maguire (1996)


I think the forgot to put 'The Natural' on the list. But I am happy 'Caddyshack' made it!





MYSTERY:Vertigo

#1 - Vertigo (1958)
#2 - Chinatown (1974) #3 - Rear Window (1954)
#4 - Laura (1944)
#5 - The Third Man (1949)
#6 - The Maltese Falcon (1941)
#7 - North by Northwest (1959)
#8 - Blue Velvet (1986)
#9 - Dial M for Murder (1954)
#10 - The Usual Suspects (1995)

No Complaints here. I just would have liked to see 'The Tenant' make the list.

 






Really? Big made the list? OK.


ROMANTIC COMEDY:City Lights

#1 - City Lights (1931)
#2 - Annie Hall (1977)
#3 - It Happened One Night (1934)
#4 - Roman Holiday (1953)
#5 - The Philadelphia Story (1940)
#6 - When Harry Met Sally (1989)
#7 - Adam's Rib (1949)
#8 - Moonstruck (1987)
#9 - Harold and Maude (1971)
#10 - Sleepless in Seattle (1993)





What about Breakfast at Tiffany's?


COURTROOM DRAMA:To Kill a Mockingbird

#1 - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
#2 - 12 Angry Men (1957)
#3 - Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
#4 - The Verdict (1982)
#5 - A Few Good Men (1992)
#6 - Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
#7 - Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
#8 - In Cold Blood (1967)
#9 - A Cry in the Dark (1988)
#10 - Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)


They hit it.

EPIC:Lawrence of Arabia

#1 - Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
#2 - Ben-Hur (1959)
#3 - Schindler's List (1993)
#4 - Gone With the Wind (1939)
#5 - Spartacus (1960)
#6 - Titanic (1997)
#7 - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
#8 - Saving Private Ryan (1998)
#9 - Reds (1981)
#10 - The Ten Commandments (1956)


'Titanic' needs to be taken of this list of Epics for sure. It does not belong here. There are several other movies that have been made that are way better that could take its place. I am also not a big fan of 'Reds' being on the list.

So what Is my Favorite movie on the list? Lord of the Rings.

To check out the full list and details go to AFI's Official Website HERE.

 

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