11.22.2005

second in a series

The American Film Institute's list of the 100 Most Thrilling American films. I was surprised to note how many of these I had seen, or that I would like to see.

(Key: Seen It, Own It, Loved It, Want It)
  1. PSYCHO 1960

  2. JAWS 1975

  3. THE EXORCIST 1973

  4. NORTH BY NORTHWEST 1959 [updated 5-8-07]

  5. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991

  6. ALIEN 1979

  7. THE BIRDS 1963

  8. THE FRENCH CONNECTION 1971

  9. ROSEMARY'S BABY 1968

  10. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981

  11. THE GODFATHER 1972 [updated 5-8-07]

  12. KING KONG 1933

  13. BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967

  14. REAR WINDOW 1954

  15. DELIVERANCE 1972

  16. CHINATOWN 1974

  17. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE 1962

  18. VERTIGO 1958

  19. THE GREAT ESCAPE 1963

  20. HIGH NOON 1952

  21. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1971

  22. TAXI DRIVER 1976

  23. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962

  24. DOUBLE INDEMNITY 1944

  25. TITANIC 1997

  26. THE MALTESE FALCON 1941

  27. STAR WARS 1977

  28. FATAL ATTRACTION 1987

  29. THE SHINING 1980

  30. THE DEER HUNTER 1978

  31. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND 1977

  32. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN 1951

  33. THE FUGITIVE 1993

  34. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER 1955

  35. JURASSIC PARK 1993

  36. BULLITT 1968

  37. CASABLANCA 1942 [updated 5-8-07]

  38. NOTORIOUS 1946 [updated 5-8-07]

  39. DIE HARD 1988

  40. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968

  41. DIRTY HARRY 1971

  42. THE TERMINATOR 1984

  43. THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939

  44. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982

  45. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 1998

  46. CARRIE 1976

  47. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS 1956

  48. DIAL M FOR MURDER 1954

  49. BEN-HUR 1959

  50. MARATHON MAN 1976

  51. RAGING BULL 1980

  52. ROCKY 1976

  53. PULP FICTION 1994

  54. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID 1969

  55. WAIT UNTIL DARK 1967

  56. FRANKENSTEIN 1931

  57. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN 1976

  58. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957

  59. PLANET OF THE APES 1968

  60. THE SIXTH SENSE 1999

  61. CAPE FEAR 1962

  62. SPARTACUS 1960

  63. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? 1962

  64. TOUCH OF EVIL 1958

  65. THE DIRTY DOZEN 1967

  66. THE MATRIX 1999

  67. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948

  68. HALLOWEEN 1978

  69. THE WILD BUNCH 1969

  70. DOG DAY AFTERNOON 1975

  71. GOLDFINGER 1964

  72. PLATOON 1986

  73. LAURA 1944

  74. BLADE RUNNER 1982 [updated 5-8-07]

  75. THE THIRD MAN 1949

  76. THELMA & LOUISE 1991

  77. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 1991

  78. GASLIGHT 1944

  79. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 1960

  80. REBECCA 1940

  81. THE OMEN 1976

  82. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL 1951

  83. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1925

  84. POLTERGEIST 1982

  85. DRACULA 1931

  86. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY 1945

  87. THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD 1951

  88. 12 ANGRY MEN 1957

  89. THE GUNS OF NAVARONE 1961

  90. THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE 1972

  91. BRAVEHEART 1995

  92. BODY HEAT 1981

  93. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1968

  94. THE CHINA SYNDROME 1979

  95. FULL METAL JACKET 1987

  96. BLUE VELVET 1986 [updated 5-8-07]

  97. SAFETY LAST 1923

  98. BLOOD SIMPLE 1984 [updated 5-8-07]

  99. SPEED 1994

  100. THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD 1938



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