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. 6 -

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  2. 21 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  3. 31 -

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1977, in 22 top lists Check
  4. 35 -

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 23 top lists Check
  5. 40 -

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
  6. 42 -

    The Terminator

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
  7. 44 -

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 27 top lists Check
  8. 47 -

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956, in 18 top lists Check
  9. 56 -

    Frankenstein

    1931, in 17 top lists Check
  10. 59 -

    Planet of the Apes

    1968, in 15 top lists Check
  11. 66 -

    The Matrix

    1999, in 27 top lists Check
  12. 74 -

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 31 top lists Check
  13. 77 -

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 21 top lists Check
  14. 82 -

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 13 top lists Check
  15. 87 -

    The Thing from Another World

    1951, in 6 top lists Check
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