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A not particularly earth shattering, but pretty much fair and balanced list of the 100 greatest American films

by jsaez
A not particularly earth shattering, but pretty much fair and balanced list of the 100 greatest American films by jsaez
Alphabetically: The African Queen (1951, John Huston) All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk) Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen) The Band Wagon (1953, Vincente Minnelli) The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks) Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch) Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn) Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks) Cabaret (1972, Bob Fosse) Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz) Charade (1963, Stanley Donen) Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski) Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles) City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin) Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick) Detour (1945, Edgar G. Ulmer) Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike… Read more

Alphabetically:

The African Queen (1951, John Huston)
All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)
Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
The Band Wagon (1953, Vincente Minnelli)
The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks)
Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks)
Cabaret (1972, Bob Fosse)
Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)

Charade (1963, Stanley Donen)
Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick)

Detour (1945, Edgar G. Ulmer)
Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)

Duck Amuck (1953, Chuck Jones)
Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
Far from Heaven (2002, Todd Haynes)
Fargo (1996, Joel and Ethan Coen)
Fireworks (1947, Kenneth Anger)
The General (1926, Buster Keaton)

The Godfather, Part I and II (1972 and 1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
Gone with the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940, John Ford)
Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
Gun Crazy (1950, Joseph H. Lewis)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, Woody Allen)
The Heiress (1949, William Wyler)
His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks)

I Walked with a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur)
Imitation of Life (1959, Douglas Sirk)
Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916, D.W. Griffith)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Don Siegel)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
Johnny Guitar (1954, Nicholas Ray)
The Lade Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
Laura (1944, Otto Preminger)

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophüls)
MASH (1970, Robert Altman)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962, John Frankenheimer)
Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli)
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943, Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid)
Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)

Monsieur Verdoux (1947, Charles Chaplin)
Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
My Dinner with Andre (1981, Louis Malle)
Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)

North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
Out of the Past (1947, Jacques Tourneur)
The Palm Beach Story (1942, Preston Sturges)
The Philadelphia Story (1940, George Cukor)
Pinocchio (1940, Ben Sharpsteen, Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske and Bill Roberts)
Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)

Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)

Reservoir Dogs (1992, Quentin Tarantino)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968, Roman Polanski)
Scarface (1932, Howard Hawks)
The Scarlet Empress (1934, Josef von Sternberg)
The Searchers (1956, John Ford)

Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock)
Shanghai Express (1932, Josef von Sternberg)
Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940, Ernst Lubitsch)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly)

Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Winder)
A Star Is Born (1954, George Cukor)
Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Elia Kazan)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927, F.W. Murnau)
Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)

Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
Swing Time (1936, George Stevens)
Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)

3 Women (1977, Robert Altman)
To Be or Not to Be (1942, Ernst Lubitsch)
Top Hat (1935, Mark Sandrich)
Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston)
Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)
Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)

The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah)
The Wind (1928, Victor Sjöström)
The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)

Written on the Wind (1956, Douglas Sirk)

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