100 Greatest Movie Lists

 

     Back around 2000, AFI came out with a list of the 100 greatest movies ever made. They then expanded the list to include the Greatest Romances, Greatest Comedies, Greatest Thrillers, Most Inspirational movies, and the Greatest Musicals. Now being the person I am I decided that to improve myself I needed to watch all of these. Luckily my girlfriend at the time (now wife) also wanted to do this with me, so we started watching the movies. The setup of the pages are simple setup, the movies are listed "best movie order" according to AFI then I gave a short description of the movies I saw and how I feel about them.

     I was also interested in how many of the Greatest Movies made up the other lists so a percentage is listed under the links below. I found out that the Thriller list had the most movies on it, which I found interesting and the Comedies the least. This means that usually what makes a great comedy does not make for a great movie.

 

The Different Movie Lists


 

 

This is the 100 Greatest Movies of all time. I have been concentrating on this list the most, but I am starting to expand to the other lists more actively. Veronica (the wife) wanted to wait till the final movie to watch #1, so that is currently the only movie we can't watch yet.

Current movie count - 76/100 watched

 

 


 

 

10 years after AFI came out with their original 100 Greatest Movies list they do it again. This time they have some new additions, lots of placement changes and some losses. But overall the list is basically the same except the last 20 which have a lot of new movies, probably movies that were close but did not make the list last time.

77% are on the 100 Greatest List

Current movie count - 66/100 watched

 

 


 

 

Since I was making my wife watch the 100 Greatest Movies she wanted me to expand to include the Greatest Romances as well. So I agreed.

23% are on the 100 Greatest List

Current movie count - 33/100 watched

 

 


 

 

Same thing as the Romances. I agreed to do this for my wife.

13% are on the 100 Greatest List

Current movie count - 29/100 watched

 

 


 

 

The problem with these is that I really do not like scary movies and this category includes everything from Indiana Jones to Carrie so I am not looking forward to this one. But might as well do all of the lists.

37% are on the 100 Greatest List

Current movie count - 43/100 watched

 

 


 

 

This is the most recent addition that received a fair amount of publicity. AFI had a whole TV series based on this, giving the movie list a good deal of publicity.

26% are on the 100 Greatest List

Current movie count - 39/100 watched

 

 


 

 

I was actually amazed to find this list. I did not even know they had done this. There is only 25 movies on the list but if you have seen all of the 100 Greatest Movies then you saw most of these.

28% are on the 100 Greatest List

Current movie count - 11/25 watched

 

 


 

10 Top 10 Genre Films

 

This is more of a conglomeration of to lists as opposed to one top 100 list. Here they rank the top 10 movies in 10 different genre films including Epic films and Sci-fi.

38% are on the 100 Greatest List

Current movie count - 53/100