Collecting movies of AFI best movies of all time

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  1. scottLarson

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    How many does movies do u have out of the 100 greatest movies AFI list on dvd or vhs or lazor disc. I have 39 of them. I have citizen kane,casablanca,godfather,lawrence of arabia,the wizard of oz,the graduate,the bridge on the river kwai,some like it hot,star wars,psycho,one flew over the cuckoo nest,et,dr.strangelove,the treasure of the sierra madre,the godfather part 2,midnight cowboy,doctor zhivago,clockwork orange,taxi driver,jaws,snow white,butch cassidy and the sundance kid,mash,fantasia,raiders of the lost arc,silence of the lambs,manchurian candiate,french connention,forrest gump,ben-hur,american graffi,rocky,platoon,fargo,frankenstein,easy rider,goodfellas,pulp fiction,high noon,and wild buncb. Now I have 40.
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    I think it's unwise to blindly go for an entire list like the AFI 100 or even Best Pictures lists.

    The AFI 100 list has some excellent choices, but there are some really odd ones. We get 4 silent films consisting of 3 Chaplins and Birth of a Nation. I don't understand why The Gold Rush could have been switched with Sunrise, a more important and better silent film.

    But that's just my rant [​IMG]. It's still a nice "Cliff Notes" guide to great films.

    My AFI 100's on DVD:

    1. Citizen Kane
    2. Casablanca (SE)
    4. Gone with the Wind (SE0
    5. Lawrence of Arabia (LE and Superbit)
    6. The Wizard of Oz (SE)
    10. Singin' in the Rain (SE)
    11. It's a Wonderful Life
    12. Sunset Blvd.
    14. Some Like It Hot (SE)
    15. Star Wars
    18. Psycho
    20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (SE)
    23. The Maltese Falcon
    30. Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    35. It Happened One Night
    39. Doctor Zhivago
    40. North By Northwest
    49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    53. Amadeus (original and DC)
    54. All Quiet on the Western Front
    58. Fantasia (Anthology)
    60. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (SE)
    72. Ben-Hur
    74. The Gold Rush (1942 re-release, Image Entertainment)
    76. City Lights (Image)
    77. American Graffiti
    81. Modern Times (Image)
    85. Duck Soup (Silver Screen Collection remaster)
    86. Mutiny on the Bounty
    87. Frankenstein (original 1-disc)
    91. My Fair Lady (SE)
    94. Goodfellas (SE)
    100. Yankee Doodle Dandy

    On tape, I have Dr. Strangelove (26), King Kong (46), and Vertigo (61).

    and I also have many of the 300 that didn't make the top 100:

    The Phantom of the Opera (Milestone SE)
    Sunrise
    Freaks
    The Thin Man
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Notorious (Criterion)
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Strangers on a Train (SE)
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Around the World in 80 Days
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    The Pink Panther (SE)
    Goldfinger (SE)
    The Producers
    Deliverance
    Blazing Saddles (SE)
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Terminator 2: Judgement Day (UE)
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well, two reasons:

    1. Sunrise is not a more important film than The Gold Rush, which is perhaps the single most important of all silent films.

    2. The Gold Rush (1925), not the 1942 reworking, is far, far, far, far better a film than Sunrise.

    P.S. I thought about using IMO, but since it wasn't in the original post, I didn't see a need to use it in mine. [​IMG]
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    George,
    I'm glad you indicated "IMO" in your post because as usual, I disagree with your opinion. The film "Sunrise" was not only a better film, but a more influential film in showing how film can evolved into a more serious story-telling process in the same year that talking pictures were coming out. My opinion is not an attempt by me to diminish the excellence of "The Gold Rush".






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  5. Phil Dally

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    Does anyone provide a link to AFI 100 to share with those who don't have a link? Be nice!
     
  6. Matt Stone

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    Link to the list:
    http://www.afi.com/tvevents/100years/movies.aspx

    Titles I own (DVD or LD)
    1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
    3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
    5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
    7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
    9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
    11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
    13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
    15. STAR WARS (1977)
    20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
    22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
    25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
    26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
    28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
    32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
    33. HIGH NOON (1952)
    34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
    36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
    40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
    41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
    48. JAWS (1975)
    57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)
    60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
    64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
    65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
    70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
    71. FORREST GUMP (1994)
    77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
    78. ROCKY (1976)
    83. PLATOON (1986)
    84. FARGO (1996)
    87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
    93. THE APARTMENT (1960)
    94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
    95. PULP FICTION (1994)
    98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)

    Total = 35

    I appreciate most of the films on the list, just don't have the urge to watch them all. I think I have a pretty good (though mostly modern) portion of the list.
     
  7. Jim_K

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    Isn't this a poll? [​IMG]

    Owned

    CASABLANCA (1942)
    THE GODFATHER (1972)
    GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
    THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
    SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
    SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
    IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
    THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
    STAR WARS (1977)
    PSYCHO (1960)
    CHINATOWN (1974)
    ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
    THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
    RAGING BULL (1980)
    E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
    DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
    BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
    APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
    THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
    THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
    HIGH NOON (1952)
    IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
    DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
    DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
    NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
    REAR WINDOW (1954)
    A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
    TAXI DRIVER (1976)
    JAWS (1975)
    SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
    BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
    THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
    ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
    THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
    M*A*S*H (1970)
    THE THIRD MAN (1949)
    RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
    VERTIGO (1958)
    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
    THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
    THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
    SHANE (1953)
    THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
    BEN-HUR (1959)
    DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
    AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
    ROCKY (1976)
    THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
    THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
    PLATOON (1986)
    MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
    FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
    PATTON (1970)
    GOODFELLAS (1990)
    PULP FICTION (1994)
    THE SEARCHERS (1956)
    UNFORGIVEN (1992)


    59

    Will own when the DVD is released
    THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
    KING KONG (1933)
     
  8. Colin Jacobson

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    I don't know how many of them I still own, but I've seen DVDs of 96 of them - all of them except the four that aren't out on DVD yet! If anyone's interested, I have reviews of all 96 on this page: http://www.dvdmg.com/afi100.shtml
     
  9. Steve Christou

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    I've seen 90 of the 100, and own 83 on various formats, inc Super 8.[​IMG]
     
  10. george kaplan

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    Whew! On those rare occasions when you agree with me, I always have to carefully evaluate my position to make sure I haven't made a mistake. [​IMG]
     
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    I can see why you would do so, since you make so many mistakes to begin with.[​IMG]






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    This is the link to all 100 films on the AFI listing with the films in red lettering being the ones not released on dvd in Region 1. I think 2005, will bring at least three of those four to dvd with "The African Queen" bringing up the rear in either late 2005 or into 2006 due to some rights and restoration issues. Personally, I have 97 of them on dvd including the Region 2 dvd release of "The African Queen". Since, I've seen all 100 films more than once, I am patiently awaiting the final four Region 1 releases so that the list is completed in my collection.







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  13. Colin Jacobson

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    Or you could go to my link that includes all the ones on DVD and reviews of them as well, not just their DVD status. I don't get no respect! [​IMG]
     
  14. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Looks like someone forgot to include an "IMO" in their post. [​IMG]

    I do have to admit I make a lot of mistakes. However, very, very rarely, if ever, do I make a mistake about what my opinion is of a film, and then it's usually a typo.
     
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    I have 87 of AFI's 100 Best Films on DVD.

    I have the list on a mailing long ago from the dearly departed reel.com.

    The 13 I don't have are:

    9. Schindler's List
    12. Sunset Boulevard
    17. The African Queen
    21. The Grapes of Wrath
    43. King Kong
    44. The Birth of a Nation
    74. The Gold Rush
    76. City Lights
    81. Modern Times
    85. Duck Soup
    86. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    90. The Jazz Singer (1927)
    97. Bringing Up Baby
     
  16. KevinWEL

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    I only have half a dozen on DVD but about 40 on VHS. Slow to replace I guess.
    How about this list... for as much as I know about movies (in my circle anyway) and as many as I've seen over the years here is a list of AFI's 100 I NEVER saw. Most were made before I was born. What am I missing? How about a referal from this list of one I HAVE to see.

    5.LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
    12.SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
    16.ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
    17.AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
    21.GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
    30.TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
    31.ANNIE HALL (1977)
    35.IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
    37.BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946)
    38.DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
    39.DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
    40.NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
    42.REAR WINDOW (1954)
    44.BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915)
    45.STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
    51.PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE(1940)
    52.FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
    54.ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
    57.THIRD MAN, THE (1949)
    63.STAGECOACH (1939)
    67.MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962)
    68.AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN (1951)
    74.GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
    76.CITY LIGHTS (1931)
    80.WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
    81.MODERN TIMES (1936)
    82.GIANT (1956)
    85.DUCK SOUP (1933)
    90.JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
    92.PLACE IN THE SUN, A(1951)
    96.SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
    97.BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

    Thanks, Kevin
     
  17. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I've seen all 100 films on the list.

    I own the following:

    1. CITIZEN KANE (1941)
    2. CASABLANCA (1942)
    3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
    6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
    7. THE GRADUATE (1967)
    9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
    10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
    11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
    13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
    14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
    15. STAR WARS (1977)
    18. PSYCHO (1960)
    19. CHINATOWN (1974)
    22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
    23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
    25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
    26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
    29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
    32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
    33. HIGH NOON (1952)
    35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
    38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
    40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
    41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
    42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
    46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
    48. JAWS (1975)
    49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
    50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
    51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
    55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
    56. M*A*S*H (1970)
    57. THE THIRD MAN (1949)
    58. FANTASIA (1940)
    60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
    61. VERTIGO (1958)
    64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
    65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
    67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
    70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)
    71. FORREST GUMP (1994)
    72. BEN-HUR (1959)
    74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925)
    76. CITY LIGHTS (1931)
    77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
    78. ROCKY (1976)
    81. MODERN TIMES (1936)
    85. DUCK SOUP (1933)
    87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
    89. PATTON (1970)
    91. MY FAIR LADY (1964)
    93. THE APARTMENT (1960)
    94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
    98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)


    I will buy the following when they come out on dvd:

    17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
    97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)


    I've seen the rest and have no interest in owning them or seeing them again.
     
  18. george kaplan

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    You're going to get a bunch of different answers, and frankly you should see all of them at least once, but the biggest holes in your viewing IMO are (limiting myself to 10) in order:

    42.REAR WINDOW (1954)
    40.NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
    74.GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
    81.MODERN TIMES (1936)
    85.DUCK SOUP (1933)
    17.AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
    38.DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
    97.BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
    51.PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE(1940)
    57.THIRD MAN, THE (1949)
     
  19. ScottH

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    I've seen all 100 (thank you Turner Classic Movies), and own 17 of them on DVD.

    1. Citizen Kane
    2. Casablanca
    3. The Godfather
    7. The Graduate
    14. Some Like it Hot
    15. Star Wars
    25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    32. The Godfather, Part II
    41. West Side Story
    49. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
    56. M*A*S*H
    57. The Third Man
    58. Fantasia
    60. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    75. Dances with Wolves
    84. Fargo
    94. Goodfellas

    Kevin, I agree with George, see them all at least once, I enjoyed watching about 1/2 the list for the first time over the past 2 years. My absolute favorite film that I first saw while completing the AFI list was 57.THIRD MAN, THE (1949); I liked it so much I bought the Criterion DVD. So that's the one film I'd recommend to you.
     
  20. DeeF

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    I have seen all 100, and own all but those not on DVD, like

    The African Queen
    Bringing Up Baby
    Double Indemnity

    and for some reason, I don't own The French Connection
     

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