- American Film Institute (AFI) 100 years, 100 movies (1998)
- AFI's 100 years, 100 movies, 10th Anniversary Listing. (2007)
- AFI's "10 Top 10" (Animation, Romantic comedy, Westerns, Sports, Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Gangster, Courtroom Dramas, Epics)
- Academy Award® Best Pictures winners.
- Cat Ballou
What began as a serious western novel was turned into a comedy. And, you get to see Nat King Cole slowly dying of lung cancer over the length of the film. I didn't care for the film. Parts were okay, but really, Barbarella and Dobie Gillis in a western?
Best Picture (1933)
You won't be able to watch this movie on TV or DVD. It's just not available in the U.S. I found different clips on YouTube -- uploaded from European versions with sub-titles, Italian, I think -- and put them together to make a complete film. Quite honestly, it wasn't worth the effort.
- Chariots of Fire
Best Picture (1981)
Best Picture (2002)
Not as boring, but not entertaining, either.
#19 Top 100 (1998)
#21 Top 100 (2007)
It was an okay film. Nicholson was good. Others were okay. If you've seen it, you don't really need to see it again. If you haven't, what can I say but: Forget it. It's Chinatown.
Best Picture (1931)
Not much to this one. Richard Dix film. If you've heard of him, odds are it's because of his being mentioned in Blazing Saddles ("Our fathers came across the prairies, fought Indians, fought drought, fought locusts, fought Dix... remember when Richard Dix came in here and tried to take over this town?"). The best way to describe this movie is ... a silent film with sound dialog. Really. If you do watch it, you'll understand.
A good Disney film. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.
- Citizen Kane
#1 Top 100 (1998)
#1 Top 100 (2007)
Yes, it is a good film. It's not as good as Casablanca. But all the experts seem to think this is the best ever. It's not. But, yes, it's a good movie.
- City Lights
#11 Top 100 (2007)
#76 Top 100 (1998)
#1 Romantic comedy
Charlie Chaplain and the blind girl who thinks he's a rich man. Funny in places. Touching in places. Worth a view.
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
#64 Top 100 (1998)
Richard Dreyfuss gets half a sunburn and builds a mountain out of mashed potatoes. Oh, and aliens play techno-pop. Good film anyway.