Movie Poll from American Film Institute, Top Movies Ever … What is your Favorite Movie of All Time


Recently a  poll conducted by the American Film Institute of the Top 100 movies films Cinema_marque_1of all times. The winner was “Citizen Kane” followed closely by “The God Father.” There are just so many to choose from and although I do like “rosebud”, I am not sure if it would be considered my #1.

The Godfather,” which ranked third in the original poll of 100 great films a decade ago. moved up a notch to second place while “Casablanca” slipped to number three.

Also in the top 10 were a surprising “Raging Bull” at number four, up 20 places from a decade ago. “Singin’ in the Rain” was in fifth place, “Gone With The Wind” was sixth followed by “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Schindler’s List,” “Vertigo” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

“Vertigo,” the Hitchcock film starring James Stewart, rose to 9th place after placing 61st in the original poll. (Yahoo News)

The results were revealed in a three-hour CBS special “100 Years, 100 Movies, 10th Anniversary Edition”. Strangely enough it does not appear that “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, “Ishtar”, “Gymkata”, “The Blair Witch Project”, “Cobra” or pretty much any movie with Madonna made the list. For what its worth some of my top movies of all times are as follows in no particular order:

These are just some … tell us your favorite movies of all times.

Posted June 24, 2007 by
Fun, Hollywood, Media | 36 comments

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    36 Responses to “Movie Poll from American Film Institute, Top Movies Ever … What is your Favorite Movie of All Time”

    1. BlueKYGirl on June 24th, 2007 3:35 pm

      Gone With the Wind, of course.

    2. Mrs. Red on June 24th, 2007 3:44 pm

      It’s A Wonderful Life is my all time favorite movie…

    3. Scared Monkeys on June 24th, 2007 3:47 pm

      Depends upon the category, there are so many good movies:

      It’s a Wonderful Life
      Independence Day
      Saving Private Ryan
      Schindler’s List


    4. Robert on June 24th, 2007 4:07 pm

      - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Very funny! Could see that a hundred times probably.)
      - Pulp Fiction
      - Gangs of New York
      - …


    5. Houston on June 24th, 2007 4:07 pm

      Red River

    6. Robert on June 24th, 2007 4:14 pm


    7. bleachedblack on June 24th, 2007 4:15 pm

      One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
      The Lord of the Rings
      Schindlers List
      Midnight Cowboy
      The Deer Hunter
      Raging Bull

    8. Robert on June 24th, 2007 4:36 pm

      - Apocalypse Now
      - A Clockwork Orange

      SO MANY!!! …

    9. david r on June 24th, 2007 4:44 pm

      Terminator 2
      The Godfather
      Easy Rider
      Sophie’s Choice
      Schindler’s List
      Full Metal Jacket
      Lost in Translation
      Mulholland Drive

    10. Scared Monkeys on June 24th, 2007 5:20 pm

      Forgot about Mulholland Drive …

      Another good one is “Arlington Road” … pretty interesting terrorism movie.

    11. Scared Monkeys on June 24th, 2007 5:23 pm

      Klaas …

      You are right, it does depend on what type … this would be best of all.

      We will do others in the future … Best Comedy, action, ect.

    12. Robert on June 24th, 2007 6:18 pm

      - Mulholland Drive
      - The Silence of the Lambs
      - A Space Odyssey
      - Kill Bill 1 & 2

    13. bleachedblack on June 24th, 2007 6:38 pm

      Yes catagory would be a good thing. Because I also would add Finding Nemo.

    14. Kat_Gram on June 24th, 2007 6:55 pm

      A Beautiful Life.
      tears every time.

    15. Skyboxx on June 24th, 2007 7:06 pm

      There are so many movies…..

      Deer Hunter
      Biloxi Blues (Just about any Neil Simon movie)

      Once upon a time in the west (Fonda, Robards and Bronson)
      Airplane for comedy
      Remember the Titans for actual events and

      Good Morning Vietnam
      Ole Yeller (Did you cry?)
      Shawshank Redemption
      Stand by Me

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      Raising Arizona
      Animal House
      Blues Brothers
      Rocky Horror Picture Show (Its just a jump to the left)

    16. Skyboxx on June 24th, 2007 7:06 pm

      Apollo 13
      Mr Hollands Opus

    17. Robert on June 24th, 2007 7:07 pm

      Debbie Does Dallas!!! Not to forget! (Oliver Stones JFK-movie, starring Larry Hagman as JFK, Victoria Principal as Debbie, George W. Bush as Lee HO, Patrick Duffy as the untill today unidentified underwater monster, Sylvester – Italian Stallion – Stalone as the horny mobster and Kevin Costner as James – Grassy Knolls – Earl Files. Wasn’t that movie produced by the Walt Disney Co.?)

    18. LouiseVargas on June 24th, 2007 7:10 pm

      Did anyone see a Woody Allen movie called “Crimes and Misdemeanors” staring Martin Landau?

    19. LilPuma on June 24th, 2007 7:12 pm

      My favs? I think of

      The Usual Suspects

    20. Maggie on June 24th, 2007 7:45 pm

      I love ” It’s a Wonderful Life” finally bought it. Also African Queen, Grapes of Wrath, George Washington Slept Here, the road movies of Bob Hope, Schindler’s List, some of the old Doris Day movies, I could go on and on..Lots of good ones mentioned above and I love the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” Just about anything with Jessica Tandy in it. Jimmy Stewart was great also.

    21. december_star on June 24th, 2007 8:46 pm

      Rocky Horror Picture show(and then step to the riiiiight)…lol

    22. Joanie on June 24th, 2007 8:58 pm

      TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. I love Gregory Peck and that little girl was brilliant. I have the book and re read the story once a year!

    23. Mohican on June 24th, 2007 10:12 pm

      Here are some great ones too:

      King of Hearts
      The Pink Panther
      The Bridge over River Kwai
      Cinema Paradiso
      Il Postino
      Babette’s Feast
      Au Revoir Les Enfants
      Ben Hur
      The Great Scape
      El Cid
      Lawrence of Arabia
      No time for Sergeants
      Life is Beautiful (La Vita e Bella)
      The Caine Mutiny
      The African Queen
      Dances with Wolves
      Field of Dreams

    24. Ralph on June 24th, 2007 10:46 pm

      Das Boot

    25. Brie on June 24th, 2007 11:53 pm

      Many of my favorites have already been listed, as far as the theater, live plays, Cats, The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera, are some.

    26. Brie on June 24th, 2007 11:59 pm

      Oh, I do have to add:

      The Magnificient Seven
      The Dirty Dozen

    27. Carpe Noctem on June 25th, 2007 12:49 am

      Cool Hand Luke

      Key Largo

      The Longest Yard

      Ernest Goes To Camp j/k

    28. Para2legal on June 25th, 2007 8:38 am

      For comedy: BLAZING SADDLES. Who can forget the campfire scene?

    29. EG on June 25th, 2007 9:05 am

      Mr Hollands Opus

    30. IndyDan on June 25th, 2007 9:26 am

      Last of the Mohicans
      Courage Under Fire
      A Few Good Men
      Kill Bill (both)
      The Long Kiss Goodnight

    31. sharon on June 25th, 2007 10:25 am

      A few that come to mind — that I watch over and over and over (for a variety of different reasons)……

      Somewhere in Time (Chris Reed & Jane Seymour)
      Dirty Dancing
      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      Benny & June
      The Witches of Eastwick

    32. nurturer on June 25th, 2007 11:19 am

      Godfathers’ I and II.

    33. Lisa on June 25th, 2007 11:19 am

      Top Gun

      Star Wars

    34. Port Valerie on June 26th, 2007 12:40 am

      Coast to Coast, with Judy Davis and Richard Dreyfus.

      Dial M for Murder, with Ray Milland and Grace Kelly.

      Rounders, with Matt Damon.

      Around the Bend, with Michael Caine.

      A Good Year, with Russell Crowe.

    35. Steve on June 26th, 2007 12:04 pm

      My favorite movies, in no particular order are:

      The Usual Suspects
      Young Frankenstein
      The Shawshank Redemption
      Monty Python and the Holy Grail
      Love Actually
      Twelve Angry Men
      The Blue Max
      Galaxy Quest
      The Passion of Christ
      The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
      Millers Crossing
      L.A. Confidential
      The Princess Bride

      These are movies I will stop to watch if I see they’re on while flipping through the channels. There are others of course, any of the Godfather movies and anything by Hitchcock, but these are definite remote stoppers.

    36. pdh3 on June 26th, 2007 7:53 pm

      Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Gone With the Wind,The Shawshank Redemption, Throw Mama from the Train, Dead Man Walking, Last of the Mohicans,Pirates of the Carribean,What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, To Kill a Mockingbird,and Hotel Rwanda, to name a few…LOL!

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