Recently a poll conducted by the American Film Institute of the Top 100 movies films of 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:
- The God Father
- Its a Wonderful Life
- Young Frankenstein
- The Maltese Falcon
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
- The Sixth Sense
- Rocky I
These are just some … tell us your favorite movies of all times.