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This would definitely go on Kim's 100 Years... 100 Movies List
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
    Wonderful on every level, a story of family and quiet heroism is about as close to perfect as it gets.
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    A movie I could watch again and again. Infinitely quotable.
3. Singin' in the Rain
    Upbeat, colorful and delightful with phenomenal dancing and singing. It will make you happy.
4. Toy Story
    I want to have Pixar's babies.
5. Some Like It Hot
    If I watch this again a time or two, it might move up.
6. The Graduate
    Funny and singular, this is the type of film I could watch over and over and find something new to appreciate each time.
7. Jaws
    Tense, scary and always a blast to watch. One of the more impacting and memorable movies I've ever seen.
8. Sunset Boulevard
    Almost a horror story and occasionally a black comedy, this film explores fading stardom and Hollywood's attitudes toward those left behind.
9. It's a Wonderful Life
    Darker than you think, and a really fine character study.
10. Titanic
    A heartbreaking love story and a movie that changed the way things are done in the movie industry. It's not perfect, but I have a fondness for the film.
11. The Philadelphia Story
    Funny, witty, and completely different than the standard rom-com trope. Still works remarkably well today, and even feels ahead of its time.
12. A Clockwork Orange
    A rather brilliant take on what it means to be "good". It may have lost a bit of luster over the years, but I still regard it highly.
13. Chinatown
    Brilliant noir film, with an unexpected story and fabulous performances.
14. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Darker and more cynical than you'd expect, with bravura performances.
15. High Noon
    If you think you know Westerns, this one will turn everything you thought you knew on its head.

Wouldn't make Kim's 100 Years... 100 Movies list, but she can see why the AFI chose it
16. A Night at the Opera
    *Very* funny, but feels much more like a series of sketches than a fully contained film.
17. A Streetcar Named Desire
    Tough to watch the worst parts of humanity, but extremely well-acted and multi-layered.
18. Saving Private Ryan
    A fine war movie with a lot to recommend it, but it's not the kind of thing I'd get excited about watching again.
19. Yankee Doodle Dandy
    I love this movie, but I think it's a bit slight to be included amongst such heavyweights.
20. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    My nine-year-old self likes this movie more than my current self.
21. Psycho
    There's so much to recommend this film, and yet I still find it wanting somehow. It's just not for me.
22. King Kong
    Hugely impacting to be sure, but it's a bit boring and doesn't hold up as well as I'd remembered it did.

Movies Kim has yet to review
23. 12 Angry Men
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey
25. African Queen
26. All About Eve
27. All the President's Men
28. American Graffiti
29. Annie Hall
30. The Apartment
31. Apocalypse Now
32. Ben-Hur
33. The Best Years of Our Lives
34. Blade Runner
35. Bonnie and Clyde
36. The Bridge on the River Kwai
37. Bringing Up Baby
38. Cabaret
39. Casablanca
40. Citizen Cane
41. City Lights
42. The Deer Hunter
43. Do the Right Thing
44. Double Indemnity
45. Dr. Strangelove
46. Duck Soup
47. Easy Rider
48. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
49. Forrest Gump
50. The French Connection
51. The General
52. The Godfather
53. The Godfather Part II
54. The Gold Rush
55. Gone With the Wind
56. Goodfellas
57. The Grapes of Wrath
58. In the Heat of the Night
59. Intolerance
60. It Happened One Night
61. The Last Picture Show
62. Lawrence of Arabia
63. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
64. The Maltese Falcon
65. MASH
66. Midnight Cowboy
67. Modern Times
68. Nashville
69. Network
70. North by Northwest
71. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
72. On the Waterfront
73. Platoon
74. Pulp Fiction
75. Raging Bull
76. Raiders of the Lost Ark
77. Rear Window
78. Rocky
79. Schindler's List
80. The Searchers
81. Shane
82. The Shawshank Redemption
83. The Silence of the Lambs
84. The Sixth Sense
85. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
86. Sophie's Choice
87. The Sound of Music
88. Spartacus
89. Sullivan's Travels
90. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
91. Swing Time
92. Taxi Driver
93. Tootsie
94. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
95. Unforgiven
96. Vertigo
97. West Side Story
98. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
99. The Wild Bunch
100. The Wizard of Oz



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