So you guys probably know that one of the things I have on my Day Zero list is to watch all 100 films on the AFI's 2007 version of their 100 Years, 100 Films list. I've now ploughed my way through around a third of them, and as I've not had time to prepare a proper post today (VEDA is still taking up pretty much all of my time), I figured that I'd tell you what I thought of them! The numbers against each movie are their rankings in the AFI list.
#1 - Citizen Kane
#2 - The Godfather
I've always found this movie kind of confusing - it seems to dump you into the middle of the action with no idea of who anyone is, and as a result I have a hard time keeping the characters straight. I can tell you one thing though - Michael Corleone is a douchebag.
#3 - Casablanca
I'm not a huge fan of Humphrey Bogart for unspecified reasons. There's just something about him that doesn't quite gel for me. Anyway, despite that, I kind of love this movie.
#5 - Singin' in the Rain
YES OMG PERFECT MOVIE IS PERFECT SO MUCH LOVE. I could watch it every single day and never get bored. Appropriately, I'm seeing the stage version on Thursday night.
#6 - Gone with the Wind
#7 - Lawrence of Arabia
SO. FREAKING. LONG. Also, not particularly exciting. Not really a fan. The music was good though?
#10 - The Wizard of Oz
FAR more awesome than I remembered. And also a lot shorter. Weird.
#13 - Star Wars Episode IV
I love everything about this film. Provided it's the original theatrical version and not the crappy remastered one.
#14 - Psycho
Awesomeness. Love every second of it. Anthony Perkins is so brilliantly EVERYTHING.
#16 - Sunset Boulevard
|She gives new meaning to "crazy eyes". Also, source.|
#17 - The Graduate
This generally made me uncomfortable. I blame the Snark Squad's 50 Shades recaps... The ending was kind of odd, but at least the music was good?
#22 - Some Like It Hot
#24 - ET
I was TERRIFIED of this movie as a child. As a 30 year old? It's still terrifying. And pretty crap because it's now insanely dated. Mini Drew Barrymore was an unexpected highlight.
#27 - High Noon
Not entirely what I expected, and I'm still not 100% sure about what was happening in some parts.
#31 - The Maltese Falcon
#38 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Bizarre, from start to finish. Humphrey Bogart does an excellent job of being batshit crazy.
#39 - Dr Strangelove
Totally and utterly bonkers, but also pretty great.
#40 - The Sound of Music
SO much longer than I remembered, but filled with the most amazing facial expressions. Christopher Plummer gives crazy good bitchface.
#50 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
While I love this movie, I still don't entirely understand why they'd put Fellowship on the list over the other two, which were FAR more interesting in my opinion. The Two Towers is my personal favourite, but about 90% of that is due to Legolas sliding down the stairs on a shield.
#51 - West Side Story
#54 - M*A*S*H*
Holy crap, this movie is awesome. I loved every single minute of it, particularly the football scene. Donald Sutherland is perfect as Hawkeye.
#56 - Jaws
Considering how awful the special effects are, this has actually aged surprisingly well.
#66 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
SO. MUCH. AWESOMENESS.
#73 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Pretty freaking fabulous.
#74 - The Silence of the Lambs
#75 - In the Heat of the Night
Sidney Poitier is a total BAMF. That is all.
#76 - Forrest Gump
I remember really hating this in the past. While I still found Forrest to be an insanely annoying character, I enjoyed this far more on the rewatch.
#83 - Titanic
Sorry not sorry - I really hate this movie. It's long and boring and gives me precisely zero feels. It actually pained me to devote three and a bit hours of my life to watching it again.
#89 - The Sixth Sense
Still surprisingly terrifying in parts, even if you know what's coming. Also, considering how young he was, Haley Joel Osment is kind of incredible.
#92 - Goodfellas
#99 - Toy Story
YES. GOOD. WHEDON IS A GENIUS. Sassy Woody is sassy. Need to buy this on DVD immediately and watch it over and over because it's made of win.
So there you have it. 31 down, 69 to go...
Which assessments do you agree/disagree with?!