FAVE FILMS

Published by Gregory Benford on July 14th, 2012

I used the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE list to joggle memory.

http://filmmakerstore.com/afi100.htm; for alternatives, see http://www.filmsite.org/villvoice.html

and retain their numbers for reference.

This is NOT in order of preference, just ones I watch again and again.

Many left out!

1. Citizen Kane – 1941

2. Casablanca – 1942

3. The Godfather – 1972

5. Lawrence of Arabia – 1962

9. Schindler’s List – 1993

12. Sunset Boulevard – 1950

14. Some Like it Hot – 1959

19. Chinatown – 1974

22. 2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968

23. The Maltese Falcon – 1941

26. Dr. Strangelove – 1964

27. Bonnie and Clyde – 1967

28. Apocalypse Now – 1979

30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre – 1948

33. High Noon – 1952

38. Double Indemnity – 1944

40. North by Northwest – 1959

41. West Side Story – 1961

42. Rear Window – 1954

43. King Kong – 1933

46. A Clockwork Orange – 1971

47. Taxi Driver – 1976

50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – 1969

53. Amadeus – 1984

54. All Quiet on the Western Front – 1930

60. Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1981

61. Vertigo – 1958

67. The Manchurian Candidate – 1962

71. Forrest Gump – 1994

84. Fargo – 1996

93. The Apartment – 1960

96. The Searchers – 1956

 

They don’t list, but I do:

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Blade Runner (1982)

The Apu Trilogy (1955, 1956, 1959)

The Big Sleep (1941)

Out of the Past (1947)

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Seven Samari

 



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