American Film Institute AFI
The American Film Institute is a group formed in 1967 which cares for and promotes movies. This group cares for vintage films and helps to promote high quality filmmaking. As the twentieth century came to an end, they decided to have their members vote on the top 100 movies created up until that point.
Top 100 Film List
Once that list was announced, it became the quest of many people to watch those movies and see just what it was about them that made them great! Knowing those movies is like knowing the plots of famous novels. Having that background knowledge can be important to understanding other movies or even just conversations, since so many people know them and refer to them.
My father and I both decided we wanted to watch the movies. He is retired so he zipped through them quite quickly and is already finished. I'm still working my way through them. I'd probably seen all of them at one point or another in my life, but I wanted to watch them fresh for the purpose of writing these reviews.
Feel free to print out this page to create your own personal checklist! Click on any movie to read my full review of it.
Total Reviewed: 100
I have several favorites on this list. I adore Casablanca. I grew up with Star Wars so that's a classic. I'm a film noir fan so The Maltese Falcon is also high on my list.
Original AFI Top 100
AFI Top 100 Film Listing
Male vs Female Actors in the AFI Top 100
The Bechdel Test in the AFI Top 100
10th Anniversary of the AFI Top 100
AFI Top 100 Film Listing 10th Anniversary
Male vs Female Actors in the AFI Top 100 10th Anniversary
The Bechdel Test in the AFI Top 100 10th Anniversary