AFI's 100 GREATEST
AMERICAN MOVIES

100 Years...100 Movies


10th Anniversary Edition


Summary - Part 1
Evaluations Upward (or Consistent)
from 1998 to 2007





The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California, in 2007 honored and updated its "definitive selection of the 100 greatest American movies of all time" from 1998, as determined by more than 1,500 leaders from the American film community.

The 400 Nominated Films were feature-length fictional movies produced between 1912 and 1996 with newly-eligible films from 1996 to 2006.

Read this site's Commentary on AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies (original)
The original 400 Greatest American Films (nominees)

Note: The films that are marked with a yellow star are the films that "The Greatest Films" site has selected as the 100 Greatest Films.


AMERICA's 100 GREATEST MOVIES
10th Anniversary - 4 parts


Evaluations Upward (or Consistent) from 1998 to 2007

(Of the films that remained on the list, 36 improved their ranking)

Title
1998 Ranking
2007 Ranking
Citizen Kane (1941)
# 1
# 1
The Godfather (1972)
# 3
# 2
Raging Bull (1980) *
# 24
# 4
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
# 10
# 5
Schindler's List (1993)
# 9
# 8
Vertigo (1958) *
# 61
# 9
City Lights (1931) *
# 76
# 11
The Searchers (1956) *
# 96
# 12
Star Wars (1977)
# 15
# 13
Psycho (1960)
# 18
# 14
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
# 22
# 15
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
# 25
# 24
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
# 34
# 25
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
# 29
# 26
High Noon (1952)
# 33
# 27
Double Indemnity (1944)
# 38
# 29
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
# 32
# 32
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
# 49
# 34
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
# 37
# 37
The Sound of Music (1965)
# 55
# 40
King Kong (1933)
# 43
# 41
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
# 51
# 44
Shane (1953)
# 69
# 45
The Deer Hunter (1978) *
# 79
# 53
M*A*S*H (1970)
# 56
# 54
Rocky (1976)
# 78
# 57
The Gold Rush (1925)
# 74
# 58
Duck Soup (1933) *
# 85
# 60
American Graffiti (1973)
# 77
# 62
Network (1976)
# 66
# 64
Unforgiven (1992) *
# 98
# 68
Modern Times (1936)
# 81
# 78
The Wild Bunch (1969)
# 80
# 79
The Apartment (1960)
# 93
# 80
Easy Rider (1969)
# 88
# 84
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
# 97
# 88
GoodFellas (1990)
# 94
# 92
Pulp Fiction (1994)
# 95
# 94
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
# 100
# 98
Note: Major Increase in Ranking *    

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