AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies: The Original List

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This is the American Film Institute’s original 1998 list of the 100 Greatest Movies, selected by AFI’s blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community. Films released in 1996 and prior were eligible. The list was revised in 2007 (see offiical top list).

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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Graduate

    1967, in 26 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 28 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
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    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 33 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
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    The African Queen

    1951, in 10 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
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    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 27 top lists Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 33 top lists Check
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    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 28 top lists Check
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    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 37 top lists Check
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
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    Annie Hall

    1977, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
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    High Noon

    1952, in 18 top lists Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 19 top lists Check
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    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 26 top lists Check
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    Midnight Cowboy

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 24 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
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    Doctor Zhivago

    1965, in 16 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
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    West Side Story

    1961, in 21 top lists Check
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    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
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    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
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    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 25 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 24 top lists Check
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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