The GodfatherWhen AFI released their list of the Top 100 Movies of All Time, many people were up in arms over the selections. Over 50 members of the Online Film Journalist Community decided to join together and create a list of their own. A list that might better reflect the views of everyone else who didn’t agree with the AFI list. Sure, you can’t really compare AFI’s list with the Film Community’s Top 100 because we allowed the inclusion of foreign films.

Many of my movie picks didn’t even make it to the list of nominations (which included over 500 films), never mind on the final list you see below. I am rather disappointed that our list isn’t that very different than many of the other lists out there (including AFI’s). But that is typical of any list created by a committee. I am glad to see that a few of my favorites landed in the top half. Check out the list below, followed by a list of the other people involved in making this thing possible.

The Online Film Community’s Top 100
1. Godfather, The (Coppola, 1972)
2. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)
5. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
6. Blade Runner (R. Scott, 1982)
7. Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)
8. Godfather Part II, The (Coppola, 1974)
9. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
10. Alien (R. Scott, 1979)
11. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
12. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
13. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)
14. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
15. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)


16. Shawshank Redemption, The (Darabont, 1994)
17. Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
18. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
19. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
20. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
21. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
22. It’s a Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)
23. Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)
24. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962)
25. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
26. Schindler’s List (Spielberg, 1993)
27. Wizard of Oz, The (Fleming, 1939)
28. Matrix, The (Wachowski/Wachowski, 1999)
29. Third Man, The (Reed, 1949)
30. Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)
31. Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985
32. Annie Hall (W. Allen, 1977)
33. Brazil (Gilliam, 1985)
34. Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)
35. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam/Jones, 1975)
36. Usual Suspects, The (Singer, 1995)
37. Princess Bride, The (Reiner, 1987)
38. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Forman, 1975)
39. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968)
40. Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
41. Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The (Leone, 1966)
42. Searchers, The (Ford, 1956)
43. Singin’ in the Rain (Donen/Kelly, 1952)
44. E.T. (Spielberg, 1982)
45. Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
46. Run Lola Run (Tykwer, 1998)
47. This is Spinal Tap (Reiner, 1984)
48. Sunset Blvd. (Wilder, 1950)
49. Big Lebowski, The (J. Coen, 1998)
50. Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944)
51. Bridge on River Kwai, The (Lean, 1957)
52. Memento (Nolan, 2000)
53. M (Lang, 1931)
54. Shining, The (Kubrick, 1980)
55. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
56. L.A. Confidential (Hanson, 1997)
57. Unforgiven (Eastwood, 1992)
58. Passion of Joan of Arc, The (Dreyer, 1928)
59. General, The (Keaton/Bruckman, 1927)
60. Apartment, The (Wilder, 1960)
61. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971)
62. Incredibles, The (Bird, 2004)
63. Silence of the Lambs, The (Demme, 1991)
64. Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
65. Lord of the Rings, The: The Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001)
66. Heat (Mann, 1995)
67. Do the Right Thing (S. Lee, 1989)
68. Rules of the Game, The (Renoir, 1939)
69. Halloween (Carpenter, 1978)
70. Network (Lumet, 1976)
71. Graduate, The (Nichols, 1967)
72. Bicycle Thief, The (De Sica, 1948)
73. Conversation, The (Coppola, 1974)
74. Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993)
75. Maltese Falcon, The (Huston, 1941)
76. American History X (Kaye, 1998)
77. Ed Wood (Burton, 1994)
78. Manhattan (Allen, 1979)
79. King Kong (Cooper/Shoedsack, 1933)
80. North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
81. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Cameron, 1992)
82. Manchurian Candidate, The (Frankenheimer, 1962)
83. To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan, 1962)
84. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Capra, 1939)
85. Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)
86. Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)
87. Leon (Besson, 1994)
88. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Herzog, 1972)
89. 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
90. Ghostbusters (Reitman, 1984)
91. 400 Blows, The (Truffaut, 1959)
92. Notorious (Hitchcock, 1946)
93. Toy Story (Lasseter, 1995)
94. Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003)
95. His Girl Friday (Hawks, 1940)
96. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992)
97. Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
98. On the Waterfront (Kazan, 1954)
99. Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1988)
100. Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)

Participants
Adam Kempenaar – FilmSpotting
Adam Bonin – Throwing Things
Adam Ross – DVD Panache
Alex Vo – Rotten Tomatoes
Andrew James – Movie Patron
Anne Thompson – Variety | Thompson on Hollywood
Brendan Connelly – Film Ick
Collin Smith – That Movie Site
Damian Arlyn – Windmills of My Mind
Dan Eisenberg – Cinemathematics
Daniel Johnson – Film Babble
Dennis Cozzalio – Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule
Domenic Lanza – Cinema Fusion
Edward Copeland – Eddie on Film
Gareth Watkins – Film Rotation
Goran S – Y Kant Goran Rite?
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. – Salon
Jack Denault – That Movie Site
James Davie – That Movie Site
Jared Vega – Cinema Fusion
Jay Cheel – Film Junk | The Documentary Blog
Jeff Warner – That Movie Site
Jeffrey M. Anderson – Combustible Celluloid
Jennifer Yamato – Rotten Tomatoes
Jim – Talking Moviezz
John Allison – Film Grotto
John Campea – The Movie Blog
Jonathan Burdick – Cinema Fusion
Kevin Carr – Film School Rejects
Kurt Halfyard – Twitch
Marina – Mad About Movies
Martin – Film Ick
Matt Gamble – Cinema Fusion
Matt Holmes – Obsessed With Film
Mediamelt – Film Rotation
Misael Soto – Movie Patron
Nathaniel R – Film Experience
Neil Miller – Film School Rejects
Orrin Konheim – The Sophomore Critic
Pat Piper – Lazy Eye Theatre
Peter Nellhaus – Coffee Coffee and More Coffee
Peter Schiretta – Slashfilm
Roger McDorman – A Drinking Song
Ross Miller – Movie Patron
Sean Dwyer – Film Junk
Serena Whitney – JoBlo
Shane Thompson – That Movie Site
Sledge – Film Ick
Steve Bland – Cinema Fusion
Ted Pigeon – The Cinematic Art
Tim Bennett – That Movie Site
Tim Footman – Cultural Snow
Vic Holtreman – Screen Rant

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