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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. 2 -

    Jaws

    1975, in 25 top lists Check
  2. 5 -

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  3. 9 -

    Rosemary's Baby

    1968, in 21 top lists Check
  4. 11 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  5. 13 -

    Bonnie and Clyde

    1967, in 29 top lists Check
  6. 15 -

    Deliverance

    1972, in 14 top lists Check
  7. 16 -

    Chinatown

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
  8. 19 -

    The Great Escape

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
  9. 21 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  10. 22 -

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 31 top lists Check
  11. 23 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  12. 24 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
  13. 25 -

    Titanic

    1997, in 24 top lists Check
  14. 26 -

    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
  15. 28 -

    Fatal Attraction

    1987, in 11 top lists Check
  16. 30 -

    The Deer Hunter

    1978, in 24 top lists Check
  17. 31 -

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1977, in 22 top lists Check
  18. 34 -

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 30 top lists Check
  19. 37 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  20. 38 -

    Notorious

    1946, in 22 top lists Check
  21. 45 -

    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
  22. 49 -

    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
  23. 51 -

    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
  24. 52 -

    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
  25. 53 -

    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 36 top lists Check
  26. 55 -

    Wait Until Dark

    1967, in 3 top lists Check
  27. 57 -

    All the President's Men

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
  28. 58 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  29. 60 -

    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 18 top lists Check
  30. 62 -

    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
  31. 63 -

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    1962, in 12 top lists Check
  32. 67 -

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 23 top lists Check
  33. 70 -

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  34. 72 -

    Platoon

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  35. 73 -

    Laura

    1944, in 19 top lists Check
  36. 76 -

    Thelma & Louise

    1991, in 11 top lists Check
  37. 78 -

    Gaslight

    1944, in 9 top lists Check
  38. 80 -

    Rebecca

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
  39. 82 -

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
  40. 86 -

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    1945, in 5 top lists Check
  41. 88 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  42. 89 -

    The Guns of Navarone

    1961, in 6 top lists Check
  43. 91 -

    Braveheart

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
  44. 94 -

    The China Syndrome

    1979, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 95 -

    Full Metal Jacket

    1987, in 17 top lists Check
  46. 96 -

    Blue Velvet

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
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