AFI’s Top 100 Films (1997)

Source: American Film Institute
Published: 1997
Constraints: American films made between 1900 and 1997

Yet to See

92. A Place in the Sun (1951; George Stevens)
83. Platoon (1986; Oliver Stone)
79. The Deer Hunter (1978; Michael Cimino)
78. Rocky (1976; John G. Avildsen)

Seen

100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942; Michael Curtiz)
99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967; Stanley Kramer)
98. Unforgiven (1992; Clint Eastwood)
97. Bringing Up Baby (1938; Howard Hawks)
96. The Searchers (1956; John Ford)
95. Pulp Fiction (1994; Quentin Tarantino)
94. Goodfellas (1990; Martin Scorsese)
93. The Apartment (1960; Billy Wilder)
91. My Fair Lady (1964; George Cukor)
90. The Jazz Singer (1927)
89. Patton (1970; Franklin J. Schaffner)
88. Easy Rider (1969; Dennis Hopper)
87. Frankenstein (1931; James Whale)
86. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
85. Duck Soup (1933)
84. Fargo (1996; Joel Coen)
82. Giant (1956; George Stevens)
81. Modern Times (1936; Charlie Chaplin)
80. The Wild Bunch (1969; Sam Peckinpah)
77. American Graffiti (1973; George Lucas)
76. City Lights (1931; Charlie Chaplin)
75. Dances With Wolves (1990; Kevin Costner)
74. The Gold Rush (1924; Charlie Chaplin)
73. Wuthering Heights (1939; William Wyler)
72. Ben-Hur (1959; William Wyler)
71. Forrest Gump (1994; Robert Zemeckis)
70. The French Connection (1971; William Friedkin)
69. Shane (1953; George Stevens)
68. An American in Paris (1951; Vincente Minnelli)
67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962; John Frankenheimer)
66. Network (1976)
65. Silence of the Lambs (1991; Jonathan Demme)
64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977; Steven Spielberg)
63. Stagecoach (1939; John Ford)
62. Tootsie (1982)
61. Vertigo (1958; Alfred Hitchcock)
60. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1982; Steven Spielberg)
59. Rebel Without a Cause (1955; Nicholas Ray)
58. Fantasia (1940)
57. The Third Man (1949; Carol Reed)
56. M*A*S*H (Robert Altman)
55. The Sound of Music (1965; Robert Wise)
54. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930; Lewis Milestone)
53. Amadeus (1984; Milos Forman)
52. From Here to Eternity (1953; Fred Zinnemann)
51. The Philadelphia Story (1940; George Cukor)
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
48. Jaws (1975; Steven Spielberg)
47. Taxi Driver (1976; Martin Scorsese)
46. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951; Elia Kazan)
44. The Birth of a Nation (1915; D.W. Griffith)
43. King Kong (1933; Merian C. Cooper)
42. Rear Window (1954; Alfred Hitchcock)
41. West Side Story (1961; Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)
40. North by Northwest (1959; Alfred Hitchcock)
39. Doctor Zhivago (1965; David Lean)
38. Double Indemnity (1944; Billy Wilder)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946; William Wyler)
36. Midnight Cowboy (1969; John Schlesinger)
35. It Happened One Night (1934; Frank Capra)
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
33. High Noon (1952; Fred Zinnemann)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974; Francis Ford Coppola)
31. Annie Hall (1977; Woody Allen)
30. Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948; John Huston)
29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939; Frank Capra)
28. Apocalypse Now (1979; Francis Ford Coppola)
27. Bonnie & Clyde (1967; Arthur Penn)
26. Dr. Strangelove (1964; Stanley Kubrick)
25. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982; Steven Spielberg)
24. Raging Bull (1980; Martin Scorsese)
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941; John Huston)
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; Stanley Kubrick)
21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940; John Ford)
20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975; Milos Forman)
19. Chinatown (1976; Roman Polanski)
18. Psycho (1960; Alfred Hitchcock)
17. The African Queen (1951; John Huston)
16. All About Eve (1950; Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
15. Star Wars (1977; George Lucas)
14. Some Like It Hot (1959; Billy Wilder)
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957; David Lean)
12. Sunset Boulevard (1950; Billy Wilder)
11. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946; Frank Capra)
10. Singin’ in the Rain (1952; Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
9. Schindler’s List (1993; Steven Spielberg)
8. On the Waterfront (1954; Elia Kazan)
7. The Graduate (1967; Mike Nichols)
6. The Wizard of Oz (1939; Victor Fleming)
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962; David Lean)
4. Gone With the Wind (1939; Victor Fleming)
3. The Godfather (1972; Francis Ford Coppola)
2. Casablanca (1943; Michael Curtiz)
1. Citizen Kane (1941; Orson Welles)