Great Films: AFI 100 Best American Films

AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films

1. Citizen Kane
RKO, 1941
Director: Orson Welles
Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
Producer: Orson Welles

2. Casablanca
Warner Bros., 1942
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Julies J. Epstein, PHilip G. Epstein
Howard Koch
Producer: Hal B. Wallis

3. The Godfather
Paramount, 1972
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Producer: Albert S. Ruddy

4. Gone With the Wind
MGM, 1939
Director: Victor Fleming
Writer: Sidney Howard
Producer: David O. Selznick

5. Lawrence of Arabia
Columbia, 1962
Director: David Lean
Writer: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Producer: Sam Speigel

6. The Wizard of Oz
MGM, 1939
Director: Victor Fleming
Writer: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allen Woolf
Producer: Mervyn Leroy

7. The Graduate
Embassy, 1967
Director: Mike Nichols
Writers: Buck Henry, Calder Willingham
Producer: Lawrence Turman

8. On The Waterfront
Columbia, 1954
Director: Elia Kazan
Writer: Budd Schulberg
Producer: Sam Spiegel

9. Schindler’s List
Universal, 1993
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Producers:Steven Spielberg, Branko Lustig, Gerald R. Molen

10. Singin ‘In the Rain
MGM, 1952
Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Producer: Arthur Freed

11. It’s A Wonderful Life
RKO, 1946
Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra
Producer: Frank Capra

12. Sunset Boulevard
Paramount,1950
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.
Producer: Charles Brackett

13. The Bridge On the River Kwai
Columbia, 1957
Director: David Lean
Writers: Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson
Producer: Sam Spiegel

14. Some Like It Hot
United Artists, 1959
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Producer: Billy Wilder

15. Star Wars
Twentieth Century Fox, 1977
Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Producer: Gary Kurtz

16. All About Eve
Twentieth Century Fox, 1950
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

17. The African Queen
United Artists, 1951
Director: John Huston
Writer: James Agee, John Huston
Producer: S.P. Eagle (Sam Spiegel)

18. Psycho
Paramount, 1960
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Joseph Stefano
Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

19. Chinatown
Paramount, 1974
Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Robert Towne
Producer: Robert Evans

20. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
United Artists, 1975
Director: Milos Forman
Writers: Bo Goldman, Lawrence Hauben
Producers:Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas

21. The Grapes of Wrath
Twentieth Century Fox, 1940
Director: John Ford
Writer: Nunnally Johnson
Producer: Nunnally Johnson

22. 2001: A Space Odyssey
MGM, 1968
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke
Producer: Stanley Kubrick

23. The Maltese Falcon
Warner Bros., 1941
Director: John Huston
Writer: John Huston
Producers: Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke

24. Raging Bull
United Artists, 1980
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Mardik Martin, Paul Schrader
Producers: Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler

25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Universal, 1982
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Melissa Mathison
Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, STeven Spielberg

26. Dr. Strangelove
Columbia, 1964
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Peter George, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern
Producer: Stanley Kubrick

27. Bonnie And Clyde
Warner Bros., 1967
Director: Arthur Penn
Writers: Robert Benton, David Newman
Producer: Warren Beatty

28. Apocalypse Now
United Artists, 1979
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, John Millius
Producer: Francis Ford Coppola

29. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Columbia, 1939
Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster
Producer: Frank Capra

30. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
Warner Bros., 1948
Director: John Huston
Writer: John Huston
Producer: Henry Blanke

31. Annie Hall
United Artists, 1977
Director: Woody Allen
Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Producer: Charles H. Joffe

32. The Godfather, Part II
Paramount, 1974
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Producer: Francis Ford Coppola

33. High Noon
United Artists, 1952
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Carl Foreman
Producer: Stanley Kramer

34. To Kill A Mockingbird
Universal, 1962
Director: Robert Mulligan
Writer: Horton Foote
Producer: Alan J. Pakula

35. It Happened One Night
Columbia, 1934
Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Robert Riskin
Producer: Harry Cohn

36. Midnight Cowboy
United Artists, 1969
Director: John Schlesinger
Writer: Waldo Salt
Producers:Jerome Hellman, John Schlesinger

37. The Best Years Of Our Lives
RKO, 1946
Director: William Wyler
Writer: Robert E. Sherwood
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

38. Double Indemnity
Paramount, 1944
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler
Producer: Joseph Sistrom

39. Doctor Zhivago
MGM, 1965
Director: David Lean
Writer: Robert Bolt
ProducerCarlo Ponti

40. North By Northwest
MGM, 1959
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

41. West Side Story
United Artists, 1961
Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Producer: Robert Wise

42. Rear Window
Paramount, 1954
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: John Michael Hayes
Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

43. King Kong
RKO, 1933
Director: Merian Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Writers: James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose
Producers:Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

44. The Birth Of A Nation
Epoch, 1915
Director: D.W. Griffith
Writers: D.W. Griffith, Frnak E. Woods
Producer: D.W. Griffith

45. A Streetcar Named Desire
Warner Bros., 1951
Director: Elia Kazan
Writers: Tennessee Williams, Oscar Saul
Producer: Charles K. Feldman

46. A Clockwork Orange
Warner Bros., 1971
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick
Producer: Stanley Kubrick

47. Taxi Driver
Columbia, 1976
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul Schrader
Producers:Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips

48. Jaws
Universal, 1975
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Producers:Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown

49. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
Disney, 1937
Director: David Hand, et al.
Writers: Ted SEars, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Richard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Black, Webb Smith
Producer: Walt Disney

50. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
Twentieth Century Fox, 1969
Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: William Goldman
Producers:George Roy Hill, Paul Monash

51. The Philadelphia Story
MGM, 1940
Director: George Cukor
Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart
Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

52. From Here To Eternity
Columbia, 1953
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Daniel Taradash
Producer: Buddy Adler

53. Amadeus
Orion, 1984
Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Peter Shaffer
Producer: Saul Zaentz

54. All Quiet On The Western Front
Universal, 1930
Director: Lewis Milestone
Writers: George Abbott, Maxwell Anderson, Del Andrews
Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.

55. The Sound Of Music
Twentieth Century Fox, 1965
Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Producer: Robert Wise

56. MASH
Twentieth Century Fox, 1970
Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Ring Lardner, Jr
Producer: Ingo Preminger

57. The Third Man
British Lion, 1949
Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Graham Greene
Producers:Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, David O. Selznick

58. Fantasia
Disney, 1940
Directors:Joe Grant, Dick Huemer
Producer: Walt Disney

59. Rebel Without A Cause
Warner Bros., 1955
Director: Nicholas Ray
Writers: Nicholas Ray, Irving Shulman, Steward Stern
Producer: David Weisbart

60. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Paramount, 1981
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman
Producer: Frank Marshall

61. Vertigo
Paramount, 1958
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor
Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

62. Tootsie
Columbia, 1982
Director: Sydney Pollack
Writers: Larry Gelbart, Don McGuire, Murray Schisgal
Producers:Sydney Pollack, Dick Richards

63. Stagecoach
United Artists, 1939
Director: John Ford
Writer: Dudley Nichols
Producer: Walter Wanger

64. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Columbia, 1977
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Steven Spielberg
Producers:Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips

65. The Silence Of The Lambs
Orion, 1991
Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Ted Tally
Producers:Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ronald M. Bozman

66. Network
United Artists, 1976
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Paddy Chayefsky
Producer: Howard Gottfried

67. The Manchurian Candidate
United ARtists, 1962
Director: John Frankenheimer
Writer: George Axelrod
Producers:George Axelrod, John Frankenheimer

68. An American In Paris
MGM, 1951
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Alan Jay Lerner
Producer: Arthur Freed

69. Shane
Paramount, 1953
Director: George Stevens
Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr, Jack Sher
Producers: Ivan Moffat, George Stevens

70. The French Connection
Twentieth Century Fox, 1971
Director: William Friedkin
Writer: Ernest Tidyman
Producer: Philip D’Antoni

71. Forrest Gump
paramount, 1994
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Eric Roth
Producers:Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch

72. Ben-Hur
MGM, 1959
Director: William Wyler
Writers: Karl Tunberg
Producers: Sam Zimbalist

73. Wuthering Heights
Untied Artists, 1939
Director: William Wyler
Writers: Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

74. The Gold Rush
United Artists, 1925
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Producer: Charles Chaplin

75. Dances With Wolves
Orion, 1990
Director: Kevin Costner
Writer: Michael Blake
Producers:Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson

76. City Lights
United Artists, 1931
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Producer: Charles Chaplin

77. American Graffiti
Universal, 1973
Director: George Lucas
Writers: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, George Lucas
Producers:Frnacis Ford Coppol, Gary Kurtz

78. Rocky
United Artists, 1976
Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Producers:Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler

79. The Deer Hunter
Universal, 1978
Director: Michael Cimino
Writers: Michael Cimino, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker,
Deric Washburn
Producers:Michael Cimino, Michael Deeley, John Peverall, Barry
Spikings

80. The Wild Bunch
Warner Bros., 1969
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writers: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner
Producer: Phil Feldman

81. Modern Times
United Artists, 1936
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Producer: Charles Chaplin

82. Giant
Warner Bros., 1956
Director: George Stevens
Writers: Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat
Producers:George STevens, Henry Ginsberg

83. Platoon
Orion, 1986
Director: Oliver Stone
Writer: Oliver Stone
Producer: Arnold Kopelson

84. Fargo
Gramercy, 1996
Director: Joel Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Producer: Ethan Coen

85. Duck Soup
Paramount, 1933
Director: Leo McCarey
Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby
Producer: Herman J. Mankiewicz

86. Mutiny On The Bounty
MGM, 1935
Director: Frank Lloyd
Writers: Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson
Producer: Albert Lewin

87. Frankenstein
Universal, 1931
Director: James Whale
Writers: Garrett Fort, Frnacis Edward Faragoh
Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.

88. Easy Rider
Columbia, 1969
Director: Dennis Hopper
Writers: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern
Producer: Peter Fonda

89. Patton
Twentieth Century Fox, 1970
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Writers: Frnacis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North
Producer: Frank McCarthy

90. The Jazz Singer
Warner Bros., 1927
Director: Alan Crosland
Writer: Alfred A. Cohn

91. My Fair Lady
Warner Bros., 1964
Director: George Cukor
Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
Producer: Jack L. Warner

92. A Place In The Sun
Paramount, 1951
Director: George Stevens
Writers: Michael Wilson, Harry Brown
Producer: George STevens

93. The Apartment
United Artists, 1960
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
Producer: Billy Wilder

94. Goodfellas
Warner Bros., 1990
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Producer: Irwin Winkler

95. Pulp Fiction
Miramax, 1994
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Roger Avery, Quentin Tarantino
Producer: Lawrence Bender

96. The Searchers
Warner Bros., 1956
Director: John Ford
Writer: Frank S. Nugent
Producers:Merian C. Cooper, Patrick Ford

97. Bringing Up Baby
RKO, 1938
Director: Howard Hawks
Writers: Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde
Producer: Cliff Reid

98. Unforgiven
Warner Bros., 1992
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: David Webb Peoples
Producer: Clint Eastwood

99. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
Columbia, 1967
Director: Stanley Kramer
Writer: William Rose
Producer: Stanley Kramer

100. Yankee Doodle Dandy
Warner Bros., 1942
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Robert Buckner, Edmund Jospeh
Producer: Hal B. Wallis