DHFI’s 100 Greatest American Flicks: An Alternate to the Same Old AFI List…

DHFI’s Take on AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films List

Thought I would give all of you some alternate choices to AFI’s same old same old hardly ever changing list. Tried to come up with similar themed Flicks as much as possible, and all but one are American Flicks. Of course there are some silly choices too. As I got closer to the end and I was able to utilize some much needed help from a couple of friends, Ruben and Mark. Thanks Guys!

Watch Them Again and Again… So Says Dick Hollywood!

AFI DHFI
1 CITIZEN KANE 1941 1 Bugsy 1991
2 THE GODFATHER 1972 2 Once Upon a Time in America 1984
3 CASABLANCA 1942 3 The Year of Living Dangerously 1982
4 RAGING BULL 1980 4 Spike of Bensonhurst 1988
5 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 1952 5 Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001
6 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939 6 Raintree County 1965
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962 7 The Wind and the Lion 1975
8 SCHINDLER’S LIST 1993 8 The Grey Zone 2001
9 VERTIGO 1958 9 High Anxiety 1977
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939 10 Time Bandits 1981
11 CITY LIGHTS 1931 11 Limelight 1952
12 THE SEARCHERS 1956 12 The Shooting 1967
13 STAR WARS 1977 13 Dark Star 1974
14 PSYCHO 1960 14 Deranged 1974
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968 15 Moon 2009
16 SUNSET BLVD 1950 16 Mulholland Dr. 2001
17 THE GRADUATE 1967 17 Harold and Maude 1971
18 THE GENERAL 1927 18 Grandma’s Boy 1922
19 ON THE WATERFRONT 1954 19 Blue Collar 1978
20 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946 20 Back to the Future 1984
21 CHINATOWN 1974 21 L.A. Confidential 1997
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959 22 Just One of the Guys 1985
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH 1940 23 Days of Heaven 1978
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982 24 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962 25 The Ox-Bow Incident 1943
26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON 1939 26 Billy Jack Goes to Washington 1977
27 HIGH NOON 1952 27 Outland 1981
28 ALL ABOUT EVE 1950 28 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970
29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY 1944 29 Body Heat 1981
30 APOCALYPSE NOW 1979 30 Tracks 1976
31 THE MALTESE FALCON 1941 31 Target Harry 1969
32 THE GODFATHER PART II 1974 32 Miller’s Crossing 1990
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST 1975 33 Shock Corridor 1963
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS 1937 34 Ball of Fire 1941
35 ANNIE HALL 1977 35 Modern Romance 1981
36 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957 36 King Rat 1965
37 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 1946 37 Birdy 1984
38 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948 38 Shallow Grave 1994
39 DR. STRANGELOVE 1964 39 Miracle Mile 1989
40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC 1965 40 The Singing Nun 1966
41 KING KONG 1933 41 Mighty Joe Young 1949
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967 42 Natural Born Killers 1994
43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969 43 My Own Private Idaho 1991
44 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 1940 44 Metropolitan 1990
45 SHANE 1953 45 Ride in the Whirlwind 1967
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT 1934 46 Something Wild 1986
47 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951 47 Suddenly Last Summer 1959
48 REAR WINDOW 1954 48 Abominable 2006
49 INTOLERANCE 1916 49 Freaks 1932
50 THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING 2001 50 The Lord of the Rings 1978
51 WEST SIDE STORY 1961 51 China Girl 1987
52 TAXI DRIVER 1976 52 The King of Comedy 1983
53 THE DEER HUNTER 1978 53 Rescue Dawn 2006
54 M*A*S*H 1970 54 The Last Detail 1973
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST 1959 55 Marathon Man 1976
56 JAWS 1975 56 Piranah 1978
57 ROCKY 1976 57 Rudy 1994
58 THE GOLD RUSH 1925 58 Way Out West 1937
59 NASHVILLE 1975 59 Slacker 1991
60 DUCK SOUP 1933 60 The Mouse That Roared 1959
61 SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS 1941 61 The Stunt Man 1980
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI 1973 62 Diner 1982
63 CABARET 1972 63 All That Jazz 1979
64 NETWORK 1976 64 The Barefoot Executive 1971
65 THE AFRICAN QUEEN 1951 65 White Hunter Black Heart 1990
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981 66 The Perils of Gwendoline 1984
67 WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 1966 67 A Woman Under the Influence 1974
68 UNFORGIVEN 1992 68 The Shootist 1976
69 TOOTSIE 1982 69 Shakespeare in Love 1998
70 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1971 70 Romper Stomper 1993
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 1998 71 A Midnight Clear 1994
72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 1994 72 Animal Factory 2000
73 BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID 1969 73 Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979
74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991 74 Manhunter 1986
75 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967 75 Shaft 1971
76 FORREST GUMP 1994 76 Being There 1979
77 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN 1976 77 Abesence of Malice 1982
78 MODERN TIMES 1936 78 The Electric House 1922
79 THE WILD BUNCH 1969 79 The Long Riders 1980
80 THE APARTMENT 1960 80 Say Anything 1989
81 SPARTACUS 1960 81 Gladiator 2000
82 SUNRISE 1927 82 Brand on the Brain 2006
83 TITANIC 1997 83 A Night to Remember 1958
84 EASY RIDER 1969 84 The Wild Angels 1966
85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1935 85 Waiting for Guffman 1996
86 PLATOON 1986 86 Full Metal Jacket 1987
87 12 ANGRY MEN 1957 87 Glengarry Glen Ross 1992
88 BRINGING UP BABY 1938 88 What’s Up, Doc? 1972
89 THE SIXTH SENSE 1999 89 Paperhouse 1989
90 SWING TIME 1936 90 None That I Could Think Of 2010
91 SOPHIE’S CHOICE 1982 91 Triumph of the Spirit 1982
92 GOODFELLAS 1990 92 Laws of Gravity 1991
93 THE FRENCH CONNECTION 1971 93 To Live and Die in L.A. 1985
94 PULP FICTION 1994 94 Reservoir Dogs 1992
95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW 1971 95 Matinee 1992
96 DO THE RIGHT THING 1989 96 Brother From Another Planet 1984
97 BLADE RUNNER 1982 97 Blade Runner Directors Cut 1982
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942 98 Bird 1988
99 TOY STORY 1995 99 The Indian in the Cupboard 1995
100 BEN-HUR 1959 100 Last Temptation of Christ 1988

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1 comment for “DHFI’s 100 Greatest American Flicks: An Alternate to the Same Old AFI List…

  1. November 6, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Good effort, however where are: MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS, SOMEWHERE IN TIME, ON THE BEACH!!!!

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