AFI Challenge

Back in 2012, I finished going through AFI’s 100 Movies list (the 10th anniversary edition). Now I’m trying to get through their four genre lists: Cheers, Laughs, Passions, and Thrills. Bolded are ones I’ve seen, italics are ones that are personal favorites. Additionally, ones marked with an asterisk are featured in AFI’s 10th Anniversary 100 Movies list.

Last updated: March 1st

Cheers – 82/100

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)*
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)*
  3. Schindler’s List (1993)*
  4. Rocky (1976)*
  5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)*
  6. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)*
  7. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)*
  8. Breaking Away (1979)
  9. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  10. Saving Private Ryan (1998)*
  11. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)*
  12. Apollo 13 (1995)
  13. Hoosiers (1986)
  14. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)*
  15. The Miracle Worker (1962)
  16. Norma Rae (1979)
  17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)*
  18. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
  19. The Right Stuff (1983)
  20. Philadelphia (1993)
  21. In the Heat of the Night (1967)*
  22. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  23. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)*
  24. National Velvet (1944)
  25. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)*
  26. The Wizard of Oz (1939)*
  27. High Noon (1952)*
  28. Field of Dreams (1989)
  29. Gandhi (1982)
  30. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)*
  31. Glory (1989)
  32. Casablanca (1942)*
  33. City Lights (1931)*
  34. All the President’s Men (1976)*
  35. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  36. On the Waterfront (1954)*
  37. Forrest Gump (1994)*
  38. Pinocchio (1940)
  39. Star Wars (1977)*
  40. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  41. The Sound of Music (1965)*
  42. 12 Angry Men (1957)*
  43. Gone with the Wind (1939)*
  44. Spartacus (1960)*
  45. On Golden Pond (1981)
  46. Lillies of the Field (1963)
  47. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)*
  48. The African Queen (1951)*
  49. Meet John Doe (1941)
  50. Seabiscuit (2003)
  51. The Color Purple (1985)
  52. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  53. Shane (1953)*
  54. Rudy (1993)
  55. The Defiant Ones (1958)
  56. Ben-Hur (1959)*
  57. Sergeant York (1941)
  58. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  59. Dances with Wolves (1990)
  60. The Killing Fields (1984)
  61. Sounder (1972)
  62. Braveheart (1995)
  63. Rain Man (1988)
  64. The Black Stallion (1979)
  65. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  66. Silkwood (1983)
  67. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  68. An Officer and a Gentlemen (1982)
  69. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
  70. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
  71. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  72. Dark Victory (1939)
  73. Erin Brockovich (2000)
  74. Gunga Din (1939)
  75. The Verdict (1982)
  76. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
  77. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  78. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  79. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  80. Babe (1995)
  81. Boys Town (1938)
  82. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  83. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  84. Serpico (1973)
  85. What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)
  86. Stand and Deliver (1988)
  87. Working Girl (1988)
  88. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)*
  89. Harold and Maude (1971)
  90. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  91. The Paper Chase (1973)
  92. Fame (1980)
  93. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  94. Captains Courageous (1937)
  95. Places in the Heart (1984)
  96. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
  97. Madame Curie (1943)
  98. The Karate Kid (1984)
  99. Ray (2004)
  100. Chariots of Fire (1981)

Laughs – 83/100

  1. Some Like It Hot (1959)*
  2. Tootsie (1982)*
  3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)*
  4. Annie Hall (1977)*
  5. Duck Soup (1933)*
  6. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  7. MASH (1970)*
  8. It Happened One Night (1934)*
  9. The Graduate (1967)*
  10. Airplane! (1980)
  11. The Producers (1968)
  12. A Night at the Opera (1935)*
  13. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  14. Bringing Up Baby (1938)*
  15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)*
  16. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)*
  17. The Odd Couple (1968)
  18. The General (1926)*
  19. His Girl Friday (1940)
  20. The Apartment (1960)*
  21. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  22. Adam’s Rib (1949)
  23. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  24. Born Yesterday (1950)
  25. The Gold Rush (1925)*
  26. Being There (1979)
  27. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
  28. Ghostbusters (1984)
  29. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  30. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  31. Raising Arizona (1987)
  32. The Thin Man (1934)
  33. Modern Times (1936)*
  34. Groundhog Day (1993)
  35. Harvey (1950)
  36. Animal House (1978)
  37. The Great Dictator (1940)
  38. City Lights (1931)*
  39. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)*
  40. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
  41. Moonstruck (1987)
  42. Big (1988)
  43. American Graffiti (1973)*
  44. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  45. Harold and Maude (1971)
  46. Manhattan (1979)
  47. Shampoo (1975)
  48. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  49. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  50. Cat Ballou (1965)
  51. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  52. Ninotchka (1939)
  53. Arthur (1981)
  54. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)
  55. The Lady Eve (1941)
  56. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  57. Diner (1982)
  58. It’s a Gift (1934)
  59. A Day at the Races (1937)
  60. Topper (1937)
  61. What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
  62. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  63. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  64. Broadcast News (1987)
  65. Horse Feathers (1932)
  66. Take the Money and Run (1969)
  67. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  68. The Awful Truth (1937)
  69. Bananas (1971)
  70. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  71. Caddyshack (1980)
  72. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
  73. Monkey Business (1931)
  74. Nine to Five (1980)
  75. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  76. Victor Victoria (1982)
  77. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  78. Road to Morocco (1942)
  79. The Freshman (1925)
  80. Sleeper (1973)
  81. The Navigator (1924)
  82. Private Benjamin (1980)
  83. Father of the Bride (1950)
  84. Lost in America (1985)
  85. Dinner at Eight (1933)
  86. City Slickers (1991)
  87. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
  88. Beetlejuice (1988)
  89. The Jerk (1979)
  90. Woman of the Year (1942)
  91. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
  92. Ball of Fire (1941)
  93. Fargo (1996)
  94. Auntie Mame (1958)
  95. Silver Streak (1976)
  96. Sons of the Desert (1933)
  97. Bull Durham (1988)
  98. The Court Jester (1955)
  99. The Nutty Professor (1963)
  100. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Passions – 91/100

  1. Casablanca (1942)*
  2. Gone with the Wind (1939)*
  3. West Side Story (1961)*
  4. Roman Holiday (1953)
  5. An Affair to Remember (1957)
  6. The Way We Were (1973)
  7. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  8. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)*
  9. Love Story (1970)
  10. City Lights (1931)*
  11. Annie Hall (1977)*
  12. My Fair Lady (1964)
  13. Out of Africa (1985)
  14. The African Queen (1951)*
  15. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  16. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)*
  17. Moonstruck (1987)
  18. Vertigo (1958)*
  19. Ghost (1990)
  20. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  21. Pretty Woman (1990)
  22. On Golden Pond (1981)
  23. Now, Voyager (1942)
  24. King Kong (1933)*
  25. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  26. The Lady Eve (1941)
  27. The Sound of Music (1965)*
  28. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  29. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  30. Swing Time (1936)*
  31. The King and I (1956)
  32. Dark Victory (1939)
  33. Camille (1936)
  34. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  35. Gigi (1958)
  36. Random Harvest (1942)
  37. Titanic (1997)*
  38. It Happened One Night (1934)*
  39. An American in Paris (1951)
  40. Ninotchka (1939)
  41. Funny Girl (1968)
  42. Anna Karenina (1935)
  43. A Star is Born (1954)
  44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)*
  45. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  46. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  47. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  48. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  49. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  50. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  51. Bringing Up Baby (1938)*
  52. The Graduate (1967)*
  53. A Place in the Sun (1951)
  54. Sabrina (1954)
  55. Reds (1981)
  56. The English Patient (1996)
  57. Two for the Road (1967)
  58. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  59. Picnic (1955)
  60. To Have and Have Not (1944)
  61. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  62. The Apartment (1960)*
  63. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)*
  64. Marty (1955)
  65. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)*
  66. Manhattan (1979)
  67. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)*
  68. What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
  69. Harold and Maude (1971)
  70. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  71. Way Down East (1920)
  72. Roxanne (1987)
  73. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  74. Woman of the Year (1942)
  75. The American President (1995)
  76. The Quiet Man (1952)
  77. The Awful Truth (1937)
  78. Coming Home (1978)
  79. Jezebel (1938)
  80. The Sheik (1921)
  81. The Goodbye Girl (1977)
  82. Witness (1985)
  83. Morocco (1930)
  84. Double Indemnity (1944)*
  85. Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
  86. Notorious (1946)
  87. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
  88. The Princess Bride (1987)
  89. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)*
  90. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
  91. Working Girl (1988)
  92. Porgy and Bess (1959)
  93. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  94. Body Heat (1981)
  95. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  96. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
  97. Grease (1978)
  98. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1938)
  99. Pillow Talk (1959)
  100. Jerry Maguire (1996)

Thrills – 96/100

  1. Psycho (1960)*
  2. Jaws (1975)*
  3. The Exorcist (1973)
  4. North by Northwest (1959)*
  5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)*
  6. Alien (1979)
  7. The Birds (1963)
  8. The French Connection (1971)*
  9. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  10. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)*
  11. The Godfather (1972)*
  12. King Kong (1933)*
  13. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)*
  14. Rear Window (1954)*
  15. Deliverance (1972)
  16. Chinatown (1974)*
  17. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  18. Vertigo (1958)*
  19. The Great Escape (1963)
  20. High Noon (1952)*
  21. A Clockwork Orange (1971)*
  22. Taxi Driver (1976)*
  23. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)*
  24. Double Indemnity (1944)*
  25. Titanic (1997)*
  26. The Maltese Falcon (1941)*
  27. Star Wars (1977)*
  28. Fatal Attraction (1987)
  29. The Shining (1980)
  30. The Deer Hunter (1978)*
  31. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  32. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  33. The Fugitive (1993)
  34. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  35. Jurassic Park (1993)
  36. Bullitt (1968)
  37. Casablanca (1942)*
  38. Notorious (1946)
  39. Die Hard (1988)
  40. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)*
  41. Dirty Harry (1971)
  42. The Terminator (1984)
  43. The Wizard of Oz (1939)*
  44. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)*
  45. Saving Private Ryan (1998)*
  46. Carrie (1976)
  47. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  48. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  49. Ben-Hur (1959)*
  50. Marathon Man (1976)
  51. Raging Bull (1980)*
  52. Rocky (1976)*
  53. Pulp Fiction (1994)*
  54. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)*
  55. Wait Until Dark (1967)
  56. Frankenstein (1931)
  57. All the President’s Men (1976)*
  58. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)*
  59. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  60. The Sixth Sense (1999)*
  61. Cape Fear (1962)
  62. Spartacus (1960)*
  63. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  64. Touch of Evil (1958)
  65. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  66. The Matrix (1999)
  67. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)*
  68. Halloween (1978)
  69. The Wild Bunch (1969)*
  70. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  71. Goldfinger (1964)
  72. Platoon (1986)*
  73. Laura (1944)
  74. Blade Runner (1982)*
  75. The Third Man (1949)
  76. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  77. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  78. Gaslight (1944)
  79. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  80. Rebecca (1940)
  81. The Omen (1976)
  82. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  83. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  84. Poltergeist (1982)
  85. Dracula (1931)
  86. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
  87. The Thing from Another World (1951)
  88. 12 Angry Men (1957)*
  89. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  90. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  91. Braveheart (1995)
  92. Body Heat (1981)
  93. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  94. The China Syndrome (1979)
  95. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  96. Blue Velvet (1986)
  97. Safety Last! (1923)
  98. Blood Simple. (1984)
  99. Speed (1994)
  100. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

7 thoughts on “AFI Challenge

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  2. Very impressive! I tried doing this as well. I got through the AFI 10th Anniversary list and then I got distracted by so many other movies! I think I should probably go back someday.

    • I haven’t been tending to these lists as much as I used to (there’s just too many other movies to watch, like you say), but I would like to finish going through them by the end of next year. Fortunately a lot of movies overlap onto multiple lists so it’s easier to accomplish. 🙂

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