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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007)

This special is a recounting of the top 100 movies of all time, updated from the list of 10 years ago aired in the first AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies.

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The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in ... See full summary »

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter
Stars: Cher, Sally Field, Jodie Foster
Biography | Drama | Musical
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston
Drama | History
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The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Spottiswoode Aitken
Drama | Film-Noir
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A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur
Adventure | Drama | Romance
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In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley
Shane (1953)
Drama | Romance | Western
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin
Cabaret (1972)
Drama | Musical
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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem
Biography | Crime | Drama
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A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard
Drama
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A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd
Comedy | Romance
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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart
Drama | Romance
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After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol
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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal
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This special is a recounting of the top 100 movies of all time, updated from the list of 10 years ago aired in the first AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies.

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The list includes 19 new additions from before 1996: The General (1926) (#18), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) (#49), Nashville (1975) (#59), Sullivan's Travels (1941) (#61), Cabaret (1972) (#63), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (#67), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (#72), In the Heat of the Night (1967) (#75), All the President's Men (1976) (#77), Spartacus (1960) (#81), Sunrise (1927) (#82), A Night at the Opera (1935) (#85), 12 Angry Men (1957) (#87), Swing Time (1936) (#90), Sophie's Choice (1982) (#91), The Last Picture Show (1971) (#95), Do the Right Thing (1989) (#96), Blade Runner (1982) (#97) and Toy Story (1995) (#99). See more »

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Excellent countdown of the 100 best all-time movies in America!
20 June 2007 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Just watched this AFI special tonight on CBS, the film institute has these specials every year and many classics stay on the list, while many change in rank and some even fall off and new films make their way in. Well anyway this was the first year I've watched and I must say I was impressed as Morgan Freeman did a fabulous job hosting and the clips and comments from directors, and stars was interesting to hear as told was the impact and culture impact that many of the pictures had made. For the most part I agree with most of the list I felt nearly 90 percent or better were deserving of making the top 100 list. It was so good to see Jack Nicholson classics like "Easy Rider", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and "Chinatown" make the list. While thrillers like "Psycho" and "Silence of the Lambs" make the list because they always strike fear. And Brando and De Niro both had classics of theirs included in the list like "Raging Bull", "Taxi Driver", and "On the Waterfront" and "A Streetcar named Desire" and the highly respected "The Godfather". Yet legendary films like "Star Wars", "The Wizard of Oz", "Gone With The Wind", and "Singin in The Rain" remain top 20 hits of remembrance. "Citzen Kane"(1941) remains number one so I guess I need to see it someday! Really a good list of classics that stand the test of time and good work from the very respected AFI.


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