AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (1998 version)

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.

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1

Citizen Kane 1941 -  Orson Welles - IMDb

2

Casablanca 1942 -  Michael Curtiz - IMDb

3

The Godfather 1972 -  Francis Ford Coppola - IMDb

4

Gone with the Wind 1939 -  Sam Wood, Victor Fleming, George Cukor - IMDb

5

Lawrence of Arabia 1962 -  David Lean - IMDb

6

The Wizard of Oz 1939 -  King Vidor, Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy - IMDb

7

The Graduate 1967 -  Mike Nichols - IMDb

8

On the Waterfront 1954 -  Elia Kazan - IMDb

9

Schindler's List 1993 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

10

Singin' in the Rain 1952 -  Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen - IMDb

11

It's a Wonderful Life 1946 -  Frank Capra - IMDb

12

Sunset Blvd. 1950 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

13

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 -  David Lean - IMDb

14

Some Like It Hot 1959 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

15

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977 -  George Lucas - IMDb

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All About Eve 1950 -  Joseph L. Mankiewicz - IMDb

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The African Queen 1951 -  John Huston - IMDb

18

Psycho 1960 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

19

Chinatown 1974 -  Roman Polanski - IMDb

20

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 -  Miloš Forman - IMDb

21

The Grapes of Wrath 1940 -  John Ford - IMDb

22

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

23

The Maltese Falcon 1941 -  John Huston - IMDb

24

Raging Bull 1980 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

25

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

26

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

27

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 -  Arthur Penn - IMDb

28

Apocalypse Now 1979 -  Francis Ford Coppola - IMDb

29

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 -  Frank Capra - IMDb

30

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 -  John Huston - IMDb

31

Annie Hall 1977 -  Woody Allen - IMDb

32

The Godfather: Part II 1974 -  Francis Ford Coppola - IMDb

33

High Noon 1952 -  Fred Zinnemann - IMDb

34

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 -  Robert Mulligan - IMDb

35

Het gebeurde op 'n avond 1934 -  Frank Capra - IMDb

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Midnight Cowboy 1969 -  John Schlesinger - IMDb

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De beste jaren van ons leven 1946 -  William Wyler - IMDb

38

Double Indemnity 1944 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

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Doctor Zhivago 1965 -  David Lean - IMDb

40

North by Northwest 1959 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

41

West Side Story 1961 -  Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins - IMDb

42

Rear Window 1954 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

43

King Kong 1933 -  Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack - IMDb

44

The Birth of a Nation  -  IMDb

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A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 -  Elia Kazan - IMDb

46

A Clockwork Orange 1971 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

47

Taxi Driver 1976 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

48

Jaws 1975 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

49

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 -  David Hand, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, Wilfred Jackson, William Cottrell, Larry Morey - IMDb

50

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 -  George Roy Hill - IMDb

51

The Philadelphia Story 1940 -  George Cukor - IMDb

52

From Here to Eternity 1953 -  Fred Zinnemann - IMDb

53

Amadeus 1984 -  Miloš Forman - IMDb

54

All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 -  Lewis Milestone - IMDb

55

The Sound of Music 1965 -  Robert Wise - IMDb

56

MASH 1970 -  Robert Altman - IMDb

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The Third Man 1949 -  Carol Reed - IMDb

58

Fantasia 1940 -  Bill Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Ben Sharpsteen, James Algar, Wilfred Jackson, Norman Ferguson, Samuel Armstrong - IMDb

59

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 -  Nicholas Ray - IMDb

60

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

61

Vertigo 1958 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

62

Tootsie 1982 -  Sydney Pollack - IMDb

63

Stagecoach 1939 -  John Ford - IMDb

64

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

65

The Silence of the Lambs 2000 -  Jonathan Demme - IMDb

66

Network 1976 -  Sidney Lumet - IMDb

67

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 -  John Frankenheimer - IMDb

68

An American in Paris 1951 -  Vincente Minnelli - IMDb

69

Shane 1953 -  Fred Guiol, George Stevens - IMDb

70

The French Connection 1971 -  William Friedkin - IMDb

71

Forrest Gump 1994 -  Robert Zemeckis - IMDb

72

Ben Hur 1959 -  William Wyler - IMDb

73

Wuthering Heights 1939 -  William Wyler - IMDb

74

The Gold Rush 1925 -  Charlie Chaplin - IMDb

75

Dances with Wolves 1990 -  Kevin Costner - IMDb

76

City Lights 1931 -  Charlie Chaplin - IMDb

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American Graffiti 1973 -  George Lucas - IMDb

78

Rocky 1976 -  John G. Avildsen - IMDb

79

The Deer Hunter 1978 -  Michael Cimino - IMDb

80

The Wild Bunch 1969 -  Sam Peckinpah - IMDb

81

Modern Times 1936 -  Charlie Chaplin - IMDb

82

Giant 1956 -  George Stevens - IMDb

83

Platoon 1986 -  Oliver Stone - IMDb

84

Fargo 1996 -  Joel Coen, Ethan Coen - IMDb

85

Duck Soup 1933 -  Leo McCarey - IMDb

86

Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 -  Frank Lloyd - IMDb

87

Frankenstein 1931 -  James Whale - IMDb

88

Easy Rider 1969 -  Dennis Hopper - IMDb

89

Patton 1970 -  Franklin Schaffner - IMDb

90

The Jazz Singer 1927 -  Alan Crosland, Gordon Hollingshead - IMDb

91

My Fair Lady 1964 -  George Cukor - IMDb

92

A Place in the Sun 1951 -  George Stevens - IMDb

93

The Apartment 1960 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

94

Goodfellas 1990 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

95

Pulp Fiction 1994 -  Quentin Tarantino - IMDb

96

The Searchers 1956 -  John Ford - IMDb

97

Bringing up Baby 1938 -  Howard Hawks - IMDb

98

Unforgiven 1992 -  Clint Eastwood - IMDb

99

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967 -  Stanley Kramer - IMDb

100

Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 -  Michael Curtiz - IMDb