The Top 100 American Movies

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I was talking with a group of office mates about various movies, when a younger coworker basically told us if it wasn’t before 2008, he likely never saw it.   First generation child of frugal immigrants, he wasn’t taken to many.   So I decided to look up a list of the top American films and found this awesome list from the American Film Institute.   I was surprised to see that I already saw a number of them.   I watched “Best Of Years Of Our Lives” and was pleasantly surprised, so I think I will try watching the rest of the movies listed.

The American Film Institute’s List Of The Top 100 American Movies

 

# MOVIE YEAR
1 CITIZEN KANE 1941
2 THE GODFATHER 1972
3 CASABLANCA 1942
4 RAGING BULL 1980
5 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 1952
6 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962
8 SCHINDLER’S LIST 1993
9 VERTIGO 1958
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
11 CITY LIGHTS 1931
12 THE SEARCHERS 1956
13 STAR WARS 1977
14 PSYCHO 1960
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
16 SUNSET BLVD. 1950
17 THE GRADUATE 1967
18 THE GENERAL 1927
19 ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
20 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946
21 CHINATOWN 1974
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962
26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON 1939
27 HIGH NOON 1952
28 ALL ABOUT EVE 1950
29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY 1944
30 APOCALYPSE NOW 1979
31 THE MALTESE FALCON 1941
32 THE GODFATHER PART II 1974
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST 1975
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS 1937
35 ANNIE HALL 1977
36 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957
37 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 1946
38 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948
39 DR. STRANGELOVE 1964
40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC 1965
41 KING KONG 1933
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967
43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969
44 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 1940
45 SHANE 1953
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT 1934
47 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951
48 REAR WINDOW 1954
49 INTOLERANCE 1916
50 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 2001
51 WEST SIDE STORY 1961
52 TAXI DRIVER 1976
53 THE DEER HUNTER 1978
54 M*A*S*H 1970
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST 1959
56 JAWS 1975
57 ROCKY 1976
58 THE GOLD RUSH 1925
59 NASHVILLE 1975
60 DUCK SOUP 1933
61 SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS 1941
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI 1973
63 CABARET 1972
64 NETWORK 1976
65 THE AFRICAN QUEEN 1951
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981
67 WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 1966
68 UNFORGIVEN 1992
69 TOOTSIE 1982
70 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1971
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 1998
72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 1994
73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID 1969
74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991
75 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
76 FORREST GUMP 1994
77 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN 1976
78 MODERN TIMES 1936
79 THE WILD BUNCH 1969
80 THE APARTMENT 1960
81 SPARTACUS 1960
82 SUNRISE 1927
83 TITANIC 1997
84 EASY RIDER 1969
85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1935
86 PLATOON 1986
87 12 ANGRY MEN 1957
88 BRINGING UP BABY 1938
89 THE SIXTH SENSE 1999
90 SWING TIME 1936
91 SOPHIE’S CHOICE 1982
92 GOODFELLAS 1990
93 THE FRENCH CONNECTION 1971
94 PULP FICTION 1994
95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW 1971
96 DO THE RIGHT THING 1989
97 BLADE RUNNER 1982
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942
99 TOY STORY 1995
100 BEN-HUR 1959

Farewell To Monty!

Farewell to Monty who passed yesterday,  Saturday 2015 September 19.

Monty was my friend Dag’s cat.

Monty started off life being bred for his intelligence and pulling things out of water ( hence his incredibly fluffy fur ).   Since his markings weren’t perfect he had no value to the breeder who then released him and a number of other cats into the woods of North Carolina.

Dag’s boyfriend Brian rescued Monty and a bunch of other stray cats from those woods when they heard the authorities were going to kill them.   Brian took Monty in along with his other cats.   When Monty became very sick with a liver issue my friend Dag took great care of him, hardly ever leaving his side.   A very strong bond between them formed.

Monty had a very sassy tomcat personality and was amazingly intelligent.

I first noticed Monty when I stayed over at Brian and Dag’s place years ago.  Monty wanted out, so he climbed up on the edge of the couch by the front door and tried turning the doorknob with his paws.  He almost made it :).

Though sassy, he was also affectionate.   That and his super duper fluffy fur made him a favourite among the neighbourhood children.   He was fearless.

When Dag used to study to much he would use his paws to close her notebook.  Of course he also took stronger measures as you can see in her old picture from a blog she made for him called The Daily Monty.

I will miss Monty.

As I wrote, he was quite a character.   Fearless, eerily smart for a cat, tough, proud and affectionate.

He handled himself well when he was abandoned to his own means.  He also adapted will when he was given a home, love, and a very happy life.  He was a sponge that soaked up a lot of sunshine, love, and happiness, while still being his unique self :).

I will think of the many nice encounters I had with him over the years and smile. :).