Sunday, June 3, 2007

Top 100 Movies - The Also-Rans


A total of 400 movies were considered by The American Film Institute as candidates for their Top 100 American Movies of the last century (Friday's list). Some of the notable titles that did not make the top 100 cut.

Robbed! (should've made the list instead of Tootsie or Pulp Fiction)
Back To The Future
Last Tango in Paris
Coming Home
Cool Hand Luke
The Right Stuff
Red River
Do The Right Thing

A cinch for Top 150:
Alien
All The President's Men
Beauty And The Beast
The Big Chill
Blade Runner
Carrie
Deliverance
Toy Story
Ordinary People
Braveheart
Glory
Cinderella
A Man For All Seasons (the best movie you've never seen)
Ninotchka
Sense & Sensibility
The Shawshank Redemption
Sophie's Choice
Kramer vs Kramer
Thelma & Louise
Philadelphia
Jungle Book (my favorite Disney movie)
Die Hard
Grease
Jerry Maguire

Fine movies, but come on:
Blazing Saddles
National Lampoon's Animal House (I wish)
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Apollo 13
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (I wish)
Jurassic Park
Risky Business
Babe
Witness
Leaving Las Vegas

Uhh. No.
Bambi
The Color Purple
The Quiet Man (such a silly, overrated movie)
Moonstruck
Broadcast News
Stalag 17 (also overrated)
Terms of Endearment
Terminator 2

Are You Kidding Me?!
The Birds (one of Hitch's worst movies)
Blue Velvet
Lethal Weapon
The Player
Pretty Woman (popularity doesn't make a movie great)


Not even in the Top 400. Why?:
Tank Girl
BAPS
Office Space
Deathrace 2000
Dawn Of The Dead
Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Forty Steps to Jonah
Simon Burch
Dude, Where's My Car?

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