2017: AFI's Movies Milestones Anniversariesby ElMaruecan82 | created - 14 Jan 2017 | updated - 01 Mar 2017 | Public
All these classic movies from the American Film Institute's Top 100 celebrate a milestone anniversary in 2017.
Which of the following AFI's classics would you say was the most influential?
Discuss the list here
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1. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,631,475 | Gross: $134.97M
2. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
Votes: 524,861 | Gross: $1.02M
3. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Votes: 220,309 | Gross: $8.82M
4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 269,494 | Gross: $44.82M
5. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,237,468 | Gross: $322.74M
6. The Graduate (1967)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Votes: 254,708 | Gross: $104.95M
7. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Votes: 374,153 | Gross: $435.11M
8. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 97,610 | Gross: $9.45M
9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Approved | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 182,439 | Gross: $184.93M
10. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
Votes: 252,637 | Gross: $39.20M
11. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, not knowing that the allied forces are planning to destroy it.
Votes: 204,443 | Gross: $44.91M
12. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime
13. Cabaret (1972)
PG | 124 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
Votes: 48,575 | Gross: $42.77M
14. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan and a young man, The "Schofield Kid."
Votes: 377,785 | Gross: $101.16M
15. Tootsie (1982)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
Votes: 98,385 | Gross: $177.20M
16. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Approved | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A black police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 68,244 | Gross: $24.38M
17. Sunrise (1927)
Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.
Votes: 47,069 | Gross: $0.54M
18. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Votes: 1,052,317 | Gross: $659.33M
19. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Votes: 695,000 | Gross: $4.36M
20. Sophie's Choice (1982)
R | 150 min | Drama, Romance
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.
Votes: 42,543 | Gross: $30.04M
21. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 697,122 | Gross: $32.87M