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SeanMX12's avatar


The Sixth Sense is in. Amadeus is out. Ouch.
9 years 11 months ago
mi-16evil's avatar


@Floor Man and Brantastic16

Also you have to remember that the AFI Top 100 is not an ordered list, but rather a consensus of the general interest of what the best American films of all time are. The way it works is that the AFI send out a ballot containing a list of 400 films (which have also been selected by popular opinion) that are generally considered the best of all time. From there, each voter has to pick 100 films they feel are the best. They also allow write in votes and a personal top five list for tie-breaking purposes.

So what happens is that sometimes more light work like Tootsie will supersede something more serious like The Silence of the Lambs. Remember they are not voting on whether Tootsie is inherently better than The Silence of the Lambs, but rather voting for which one they feel is culturally relevant. Because of that, something like Tootsie can appear higher on the list because it may be a safer or less daring choice than say a more controversial film.
8 years ago
bluewonder's avatar


all watched :)
5 years 11 months ago
mjf314's avatar


Those of you who like American cinema should check out the Royal Film Archive of Belgium's Most Important and Misappreciated American Films. It's better than AFI's list.
7 years 6 months ago
Scream1008's avatar


Done! Whew.
9 years 1 month ago
BillieDove's avatar


And to think that when I first started getting an interest in cinema, this list was all I thought existed.

How times have changed.
9 years 11 months ago
Brantastic16's avatar


I really don`t understand what the big deal about Tootsie is. It was an all right film, in my opinion, but look what it`s directly ahead of: A Clockwork Orange, Saving Private Ryan, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Shawshank Redemption and The Silence of the Lambs. Can anyone honestly say that Tootsie is a better film than all of those?
8 years 8 months ago
boulderman's avatar


Check ;)
8 years 8 months ago
Cam_Smith's avatar


This list was also my film bible for a while, although I've since expanded. I will comment that the header proclaims this list celebrates only movies from 1896-1996, however, I don't recall Lord of the Rings coming out until well into the '00s. A curious discrepancy.
9 years 11 months ago
MrCarmady's avatar


Cam_Smith, that's because the list was revisited in 2007 IIRC.
Not a horrible list, but it has some films which aren't even American, and only philistines would follow a pure American list anyway. The 100 Laughs list is the best of the bunch because if there's one thing Hollywood does best, it's comedies.
9 years 10 months ago
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