1Citizen Kane 1941 – really? This is the greatest movie of all time? How many people reading this have actually seen this movie? My DH loves this movie, but I don't understand why. I suppose the ending is somewhat poignant, yet to me it seems expected. Perhaps that's because I saw too many movies that imitate this movie before I actually saw this movie. All that aside, I do think that Orson Wells was a good actor.!!!SPOILER!!! 2Casablanca1942 – this is my favorite non-musical movie. I've seen it countless timeS, and I never fail to wish that Rick and Ilsa could have gone away together.
3The Godfather1972 – after hearing this movie referenced so many times by everyone, I finally saw the movie when I was 23. I liked it well enough, but I don't know if I'd rank it 3rd of all time. The first one is definitely better than the ones that follow.
4Gone with the Wind1939 – if you know the back story of this movie, it's a wonder that the movie turned out as well as it did. Numerous script rewrites, changing directors, mental and physical problems plaguing the cast all conspired to keep the movie from completing. Yet the movie was a smash success. My main problem with the movie, like all movies based on books, is that the movie doesn't follow the book. The book gives far more depth and insight into Scarlett's character and that of her sisters.
6The Wizard of Oz1939 – I've seen bits and pieces of this movie, yet I don't think I've ever sat and watched this all the way through. The flying monkeys kinda make me lose interest in the movie. I have, however, read the book. My DH remembers this fondly from his childhood.
7The Graduate1967 – I saw this movie a few years ago, mostly because of the Simon and Garfunkel song, “Mrs. Robinson.” Like Citizen Kane, I don't understand why so many people like this movie. To me, the aimless college graduate grates on my nerves.
9Schindler's List1993 – I saw this when it first came out on video, and then several years later when it was shown on TV. The first time I saw this movie, I didn't understand why so many people were moved by watching this movie. The second time, I understood. I wouldn't let kids watch this, but I think teenagers and older should see this movie. Never underestimate the power that one person can have.
10Singin' in the Rain1952 – my favorite movie of all time. Gene Kelley is wonderful, of course, but to me, Donald O'Conner steals the show.
11It's a Wonderful Life1946 – my friend Z's favorite movie. I only watch this at Christmas time.
12Sunset Boulevard1950 – Gloria Swanson is disturbingly fascinating in this movie. Similar to passing a train wreck, the viewer can't turn away as the characters self-destruct.
13The Bridge on the River Kwai1957 – DH and I saw this recently, and I think DH enjoyed this far more than I did. A definite guy's movie.
14Some Like It Hot1959 – a classic, and deservedly so. My favorite of Marilyn Monroe's films. I must say, however, that Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon make the ugliest women on the face of the planet
15Star Wars1977 – I personally prefer the third (now sixth) in the series, but this film sets the stage. Considering the technology available at the time, the special effects are impressive.
17The African Queen1951 – While I like Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, I don't like this movie. Perhaps if I had seen this movie before seeing so many their other respective films I would like this movie better. As it is, I felt that the actors were simply playing roles similar to roles that they had played before in other films.
18Psycho1960 – what a surprise I had when I saw this movie! I thought the shower scene was the big scare, and I couldn't understand why the big scene happened so early in the film. Quite the ending, I must say.
20One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975 – I had heard a lot about this film, so I saw the film expecting great things. I was sadly disappointed. The movie is very dark and depressing.222001: A Space Odyssey1968 – I tried to watch this, I really did. I've never had much luck with Kubrick films.
23The Maltese Falcon1941 – One of my favorite Bogie films.25E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982 – I suppose in terms of special effects, this movie is pretty good. Personally, the hospital scenes disturbed me out too much for me to enjoy the film.
26Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb1964 – Yet another Kubrick film I didn't enjoy.
27Bonnie and Clyde1967 – I've seen this several times, and each time I'm reminded how much I like this film.
29Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1939 – I saw this recently, and I was once again reminded what a fine actor Jimmy Stewart was.
32The Godfather Part II1974 – this movie is helpful in showing how “the family” began, and depressing as you realize that there is no escape from said family.
34To Kill a Mockingbird1962 – not as good as the book, but considering the time in which it was filmed and the content of the book, one can't be surprised.
35It Happened One Night1934 – did you know that this movie caused men's undershirt sales to plummet? An enjoyable movie, although not Clark Gable's best work. I found Claudette Colbert to be annoying in this film.
39Doctor Zhivago1965 – my grandmother's favorite film, and I can't understand why. The movie is entirely too long. I know that
40North by Northwest1959 – a Hitchcock classic, though I must confess it's been so long since I've seen this film that I don't remember a good portion of the film.
41West Side Story1961 – my favorite version of “Romeo and Juliet”(although Baz Luhrmann's version was also good). Some of the songs seem to drag on, and the attention given to supporting characters gets a big weary at times.
42Rear Window1954 – like all Hitchcock films, very well done. The modern re-makes pale in comparison to the master.
45A Streetcar Named Desire1951 – a decent (in terms of quality, not morality) film, although unless you know the play, there are parts of the movie that don't make sense.
49Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs1937 – my favorite Disney film
50Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid1969 – one of my favorite Paul Newman films, although I always wondered about the one woman/two men aspect of the film.