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Top 100+ greatest American films

Carefulu Culture polled film critics from around the sector to decide the most pleasant American films ever made. The outcomes are surprising Gone With the Wind appears at ninety-seven.
America’s films are among its greatest exports. Since Thomas Edison’s improvements within the medium in the Nineties, the US has consistently been a powerhouse in the improvement of cinema from the vastly popular entertainments of Hollywood to unbiased and avant-garde movies. In reputation of the remarkable effect of the United States on what stays the most famous art-shape internationally, Carefulu Culture has polled 62 international film critics to determine the one hundred greatest American films of all time.

This is a countrywide movie subculture that has stimulated film-making globally, so we felt it was critical, also, to get a global angle on American movies: the critics we polled live and work all over the world, from the United Kingdom and continental Europe to South America, Australia, India, and the Middle East – and of the direction the United States as nicely. Previous movie polls performed by different guides or corporations both haven’t appeared solely at American movies or have drawn their ballot members from within the US film industry, not always depending just on the opinion of critics. Some of the critics we invited to participate are movie reviewers in newspapers or magazines, others are broadcasters and some write books.

What defines an American movie? For the functions of this ballot, it’s miles any movie that acquired funding from a US source. The directors of those movies no longer need to be born inside the United States – in fact, 32 movies on the listing had been directed by means of filmmakers born elsewhere nor did the films even should be shot in the US. Each critic who participated submitted a listing of 10 movies, with their pick for the best film receiving 10 points and their quantity 10 pick receiving one factor. The points have been brought up to supply the final list. Critics were advocated to publish lists of the ten films they experience, to an emotional degree, which is the greatest in American cinema not always the most vital, just the best. These are the consequences.

The 100 greatest American films

  1. Ace in the Hole “Billy Wilder, 1951”
  2. 12 Years a Slave “Steve McQueen, 2013”
  3. Heaven’s Gate “Michael Cimino, 1980”
  4. Gone With the Wind “Victor Fleming, 1939”
  5. The Dark Knight “Christopher Nolan, 2008”
  6. Duck Soup “Leo McCarey, 1933”
  7. 25th Hour “Spike Lee, 2002”
  8. Mean Streets “Martin Scorsese, 1973”
  9. The Night of the Hunter “Charles Laughton, 1955”
  10. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial “Steven Spielberg, 1982”
  11. Apocalypse Now “Francis Ford Coppola, 1979”
  12. In a Lonely Place “Nicholas Ray, 1950”
  13. West Side Story “Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961”
  14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind “Michel Gondry, 2004”
  15. The Lion King “Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, 1994”
  16. Night of the Living Dead “George A Romero, 1968”
  17. Deliverance “John Boorman, 1972”
  18. Bringing Up Baby “Howard Hawks, 1938”
  19. Raiders of the Lost Ark “Steven Spielberg, 1981”
  20. Thelma & Louise “Ridley Scott, 1991”
  21. Meet Me in St Louis “Vincente Minnelli, 1944”
  22. The Tree of Life “Terrence Malick, 2011”
  23. Schindler’s List “Steven Spielberg, 1993”
  24. Stagecoach “John Ford, 1939”
  25. The Empire Strikes Back “Irvin Kershner, 1980”
  26. Close Encounters of the Third Kind “Steven Spielberg, 1977”
  27. Forrest Gump “Robert Zemeckis, 1994”
  28. Network “Sidney Lumet, 1976”
  29. The Shanghai Gesture “Josef von Sternberg, 1941”
  30. Groundhog Day “Harold Ramis, 1993”
  31. The Band Wagon “Vincente Minnelli, 1953”
  32. Koyaanisqatsi “Godfrey Reggio, 1982”
  33. Notorious ‘Alfred Hitchcock, 1946’
  34. Modern Times ‘Charlie Chaplin, 1936’
  35. Red River ‘Howard Hawks, 1948’
  36. The Right Stuff ‘Philip Kaufman, 1983’
  37. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954′
  38. Love Streams ‘John Cassavetes, 1984’
  39. The Shining ‘Stanley Kubrick, 1980’
  40. Eyes Wide Shut ‘Stanley Kubrick, 1999’
  41. Blue Velvet ‘David Lynch, 1986’
  42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ‘Miloš Forman, 1975’
  43. The Shop Around the Corner ‘Ernst Lubitsch, 1940’
  44. Crimes and Misdemeanors ‘Woody Allen, 1989’
  45. Back to the Future ‘Robert Zemeckis, 1985’
  46. The Graduate ‘Mike Nichols, 1967’
  47. Sunset Boulevard ‘Billy Wilder, 1950’
  48. Grey Gardens ‘Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, 1975’
  49. The Wild Bunch ‘Sam Peckinpah, 1969’
  50. Touch of Evil ;Orson Welles, 1958′
  51. His Girl Friday ‘Howard Hawks, 1940’
  52. Days of Heaven ‘Terrence Malick, 1978’
  53. A Place in the Sun ‘George Stevens, 1951’
  54. Marnie ‘Alfred Hitchcock, 1964’
  55. It’s a Wonderful Life ‘Frank Capra, 1946’
  56. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ‘John Ford, 1962’
  57. Sherlock Jr ‘Buster Keaton, 1924’
  58. Letter from an Unknown Woman ‘Max Ophüls, 1948’
  59. Dr Strangelove ‘Stanley Kubrick, 1964’
  60. Rio Bravo ‘Howard Hawks, 1959’
  61. Meshes of the Afternoon ‘Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943’
  62. The Birth of a Nation ‘DW Griffith, 1915’
  63. Jaws ‘Steven Spielberg, 1975’
  64. Imitation of Life ‘Douglas Sirk, 1959’
  65. Star Wars ‘George Lucas, 1977’
  66. Double Indemnity ‘Billy Wilder, 1944’
  67. The Wizard of Oz ‘Victor Fleming, 1939’
  68. The Conversation ‘Francis Ford Coppola, 1974’
  69. The Lady Eve ‘Preston Sturges, 1941’
  70. A Woman Under the Influence ‘John Cassavetes, 1974’
  71. Some Like It Hot ‘Billy Wilder, 1959’
  72. Raging Bull ‘Martin Scorsese, 1980’
  73. Pulp Fiction ‘Quentin Tarantino, 1994’
  74. Barry Lyndon ‘Stanley Kubrick, 1975’
  75. Killer of Sheep ‘Charles Burnett, 1978’
  76. Do the Right Thing ‘Spike Lee, 1989’
  77. The Apartment ‘Billy Wilder, 1960’
  78. Annie Hall ‘Woody Allen, 1977’
  79. Greed ‘Erich von Stroheim, 1924’
  80. Mulholland Drive ‘David Lynch, 2001’
  81. Goodfellas ‘Martin Scorsese, 1990’
  82. Taxi Driver ‘Martin Scorsese, 1976’
  83. City Lights ‘Charlie Chaplin, 1931’
  84. The Gold Rush ‘Charlie Chaplin, 1925’
  85. McCabe & Mrs Miller ‘Robert Altman, 1971’
  86. The Best Years of Our Lives ‘William Wyler, 1946
  87. Nashville ‘Robert Altman, 1975’
  88. North by Northwest ‘Alfred Hitchcock, 1959’
  89. Chinatown ‘Roman Polanski, 1974’
  90. The Magnificent Ambersons ‘Orson Welles, 1942’
  91. The Godfather Part II ‘Francis Ford Coppola, 1974’
  92. Casablanca ‘Michael Curtiz, 1942’
  93. Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, 1960′
  94. Singin’ in the Rain ‘Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952’
  95. Sunrise ‘FW Murnau, 1927’
  96. The Searchers ‘John Ford, 1956’
  97. 2001: A Space Odyssey ‘Stanley Kubrick, 1968’
  98. Vertigo ‘Alfred Hitchcock, 1958’
  99. The Godfather ‘Francis Ford Coppola, 1972’
  100. Citizen Kane ‘Orson Welles, 1941’

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