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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition

(Updated to include results.)

In the latest of its series of yearly spectaculars, the American Film Institute (AFI) broadcast its "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition" program -- revisting the 100 greatest American movies, as chosen by experts of the motion picture community -- in a three-hour television event on CBS on June 20, 2007 at 8:00 ET, hosted by Morgan Freeman.

Appearing in the special were Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Jewison, Spike Lee, Shirley MacLaine, Malcolm McDowell, Eva Mendes, Liza Minnelli, Sydney Pollock, Debbie Reynolds, Martin Scorsese, Martin Sheen and M. Night Shyamalan. AFI also included interviews from its extensive archive, looking back at favorite clips from Billy Crystal, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and more.

Movie fans can visit http://www.AFI.com to debate the list and make their case for what is the greatest movie of all time and why. Additionally, they can visit http://www.youtube.com/AFI to not only view clips of Hollywood's hottest stars talking about their favorite movies, but also to post their own video replies.

There were 400 nominees, chosen by the AFI. For the Complete List, visit the AFI site.

Now that the results are in, we can report that the top three movies did not change at all, with second and third-place films Casablanca and The Godfather switching places, and Citizen Kane remaining in first place.

Major changes included Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull jumping from 24 in 1998 to 4 in 2007; Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller Vertigo hurtling from 61 to 9; Chaplin's 1931 silent City Lights shined more brightly, going from 76 to 11; the biggest move upward was made by John Ford's Western The Searchers, from 96 up to 12. All four of those upward moves were welcomed by classic fans, who especially noted the newfound respect for Chaplin and Keaton.

A half dozen newer films made the top 100 for the first time: Lord of the Rings (2003) at 50, Saving Private Ryan (1998) at 71, Titanic (1997) at 83, The Sixth Sense (1999) at 89, Do the Right Thing (1989) at 96 and Toy Story (1995) at 99.

Balancing this out, several classics appeared on the list for the first time, including Buster Keaton's silent comedy The General (1927) at 18, Intolerance (1916) at 49, Nashville (1975) at 59, Sullivan's Travels (1941) at 61, Spartacus (1960) at 81, Sunrise (1927) at 82, A Night At The Opera (1935) at 85, and Swing Time (1936) at 90.

Films that dropped out of the top 100 this time included Doctor Zhivago, Amadeus, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dances With Wolves and The Jazz Singer.

Favorite classics that did not make the list at all included The Magnificent Ambersons, All Quiet On The Western Front, The Adventures Of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk, The Quiet Man, Meet John Doe, It Happened One Night, How Green Was My Valley, The Lady Eve, Pinocchio, Bambi, Meet Me In St. Louis, An American In Paris, Gigi, My Fair Lady, to name just a few. One recent film whose absence was immediately noted by many was Fargo.

For the results from 10 years ago, with detailed analysis, see our article from 1998.

Here's the complete list in order, with each film followed by its previous ranking and the amount of change (or the word "NEW" if not on the list 10 years ago):

1 Citizen Kane 1 0
2 Godfather, The 3 1
3 Casablanca 2 -1
4 Raging Bull 24 20
5 Singin' In The Rain 10 5
6 Gone With The Wind 4 -2
7 Lawrence of Arabia 5 -2
8 Schindler's List 9 1
9 Vertigo 61 52
10 Wizard of Oz, The 6 -4
11 City Lights 76 65
12 Searchers, The 96 84
13 Star Wars 15 2
14 Psycho 18 4
15 2001: A Space Odyssey 22 7
16 Sunset Blvd. 12 -4
17 Graduate, The 7 -10
18 General, The New
19 On The Waterfront 8 -11
20 It's a Wonderful Life 11 -9
21 Chinatown 19 -2
22 Some Like It Hot 14 -8
23 Grapes of Wrath, The 21 -2
24 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 25 1
25 To Kill a Mockingbird 34 9
26 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 29 3
27 High Noon 33 6
28 All About Eve 16 -12
29 Double Indemnity 38 9
30 Apocalypse Now 28 -2
31 Maltese Falcon, The 23 -8
32 Godfather Part Ii, The 32 0
33 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest 20 -13
34 Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs 49 15
35 Annie Hall 31 -4
36 Bridge On The River Kwai, The 13 -23
37 Best Years of Our Lives, The 37 0
38 Treasure of The Sierra Madre, The 30 -8
39 Dr. Strangelove 26 -13
40 Sound of Music, The 55 15
41 King Kong 43 2
42 Bonnie and Clyde 27 -15
43 Midnight Cowboy 36 -7
44 Philadelphia Story, The 51 7
45 Shane 69 24
46 It Happened One Night 35 -11
47 Streetcar Named Desire, A 45 -2
48 Rear Window 42 -6
49 Intolerance New
50 Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring, The New
51 West Side Story 41 -10
52 Taxi Driver 47 -5
53 Deer Hunter, The 79 26
54 M*A*S*H 56 2
55 North By Northwest 40 -15
56 Jaws 48 -8
57 Rocky 78 21
58 Gold Rush, The 74 16
59 Nashville New
60 Duck Soup 85 25
61 Sullivan's Travels New
62 American Graffiti 77 15
63 Cabaret New
64 Network 66 2
65 African Queen, The 17 -48
66 Raiders of The Lost Ark 60 -6
67 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? New
68 Unforgiven 98 30
69 Tootsie 62 -7
70 Clockwork Orange, A 46 -24
71 Saving Private Ryan New
72 Shawshank Redemption, The New
73 Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid 50 -23
74 Silence of The Lambs, The 65 -9
75 In The Heat of The Night New
76 Forrest Gump 71 -5
77 All The President's Men
78 Modern Times 81 3
79 Wild Bunch, The 80 1
80 Apartment, The 93 13
81 Spartacus New
82 Sunrise New
83 Titanic New
84 Easy Rider 88 4
85 Night At The Opera, A New
86 Platoon 83 -3
87 12 Angry Men New
88 Bringing Up Baby 97 9
89 Sixth Sense, The New
90 Swing Time New
91 Sophie's Choice New
92 Goodfellas 94 2
93 French Connection, The 70 -23
94 Pulp Fiction 95 1
95 Last Picture Show, The New
96 Do The Right Thing New
97 Blade Runner New
98 Yankee Doodle Dandy 100 2
99 Toy Story New
100 Ben-Hur 72 -28


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