AFI's 100 years...100 thrills

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Through the collective judgment of 1,500 leaders from across the American film community - screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics -, AFI has identified 100 movies that are considered the most thrilling. Thrills encompass many genres, including courtroom dramas, disasters, epics, horror, musicals, film-noir, sci-fi, sports , suspense, war and westerns.

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  1. 53 -

    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 36 top lists Check
  2. 11 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  3. 66 -

    The Matrix

    1999, in 27 top lists Check
  4. 21 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  5. 27 -

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
  6. 5 -

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  7. 29 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
  8. 88 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  9. 40 -

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
  10. 74 -

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 31 top lists Check
  11. 22 -

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
  12. 6 -

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  13. 10 -

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
  14. 45 -

    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
  15. 77 -

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 21 top lists Check
  16. 1 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  17. 35 -

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 23 top lists Check
  18. 95 -

    Full Metal Jacket

    1987, in 17 top lists Check
  19. 37 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  20. 14 -

    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
  21. 39 -

    Die Hard

    1988, in 16 top lists Check
  22. 60 -

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 18 top lists Check
  23. 18 -

    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
  24. 25 -

    Titanic

    1997, in 24 top lists Check
  25. 91 -

    Braveheart

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
  26. 42 -

    The Terminator

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
  27. 2 -

    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  28. 43 -

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
  29. 16 -

    Chinatown

    1974, in 29 top lists Check
  30. 4 -

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
  31. 44 -

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 27 top lists Check
  32. 3 -

    The Exorcist

    1973, in 25 top lists Check
  33. 51 -

    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
  34. 52 -

    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
  35. 9 -

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  36. 23 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  37. 96 -

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  38. 75 -

    The Third Man

    1949, in 32 top lists Check
  39. 70 -

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  40. 30 -

    The Deer Hunter

    1978, in 24 top lists Check
  41. 24 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 33 top lists Check
  42. 54 -

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
  43. 72 -

    Platoon

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  44. 19 -

    The Great Escape

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
  45. 34 -

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 30 top lists Check
  46. 26 -

    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
  47. 7 -

    The Birds

    1963, in 18 top lists Check
  48. 59 -

    Planet of the Apes

    1968, in 15 top lists Check
  49. 58 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  50. 68 -

    Halloween

    1978, in 14 top lists Check
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