Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be


100 Classic Movie Quotes….Nostalgia matters!

Here is a showcase of 100 memorable movie clips….Produced by the American Film Institute, I know you will enjoy this 10-minute treasury of film classics  100 Classic Movie Quotes.

Sharing an old movie with the g-kids is a favorite pastime with us. We, of course, watch all the latest and greatest of new movies with them, and then once in a while, we like to slide in one of our favorite nostalgia movies.

American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movies  10th Anniversary Edition

The 100 greatest American films of all time, determined by a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians.


1Citizen KaneOrson Welles1191941drama, mystery
2The GodfatherFrancis Ford Coppola1751972crime, drama
3CasablancaMichael Curtiz1021942drama, romance, war
4Raging BullMartin Scorsese1291980biography, drama, sport
5Singin’ in the RainStanley Donen, Gene Kelly1031952comedy, musical, romance
6Gone with the WindVictor Fleming2381939drama, history, romance, war
7Lawrence of ArabiaDavid Lean2161962adventure, biography, drama, history, war
8Schindler’s ListSteven Spielberg1951993biography, drama, history
9VertigoAlfred Hitchcock1281958mystery, romance, thriller
10The Wizard of OzVictor Fleming1021939adventure, family, fantasy, musical
11City LightsCharles Chaplin871931comedy, drama, romance
12The SearchersJohn Ford1191956adventure, drama, western
13Star Wars: Episode IV – A New HopeGeorge Lucas1211977action, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
14PsychoAlfred Hitchcock1091960horror, mystery, thriller
152001: A Space OdysseyStanley Kubrick1491968adventure, sci_fi
16Sunset Blvd.Billy Wilder1101950drama, film_noir
17The GraduateMike Nichols1061967comedy, drama
18The GeneralClyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton671926action, adventure, comedy, drama, war, western
19On the WaterfrontElia Kazan1081954crime, drama, thriller
20It’s a Wonderful LifeFrank Capra1301946drama, family, fantasy
21ChinatownRoman Polanski1301974drama, mystery, thriller
22Some Like It HotBilly Wilder1201959comedy, romance
23The Grapes of WrathJohn Ford1291940drama, history
24E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialSteven Spielberg1151982family, sci_fi
25To Kill a MockingbirdRobert Mulligan1291962crime, drama
26Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonFrank Capra1291939comedy, drama
27High NoonFred Zinnemann851952drama, thriller, western
28All About EveJoseph L. Mankiewicz1381950drama
29Double IndemnityBilly Wilder1071944crime, drama, film_noir, mystery, thriller
30Apocalypse NowFrancis Coppola1531979drama, war
31The Maltese FalconJohn Huston1001941crime, film_noir, mystery
32The Godfather: Part IIFrancis Ford Coppola2021974crime, drama
33One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestMilos Forman1331975drama
34Snow White and the Seven DwarfsWilliam Cottrell, David Hand831937animation, family, fantasy, musical, romance
35Annie HallWoody Allen931977comedy, romance
36The Bridge on the River KwaiDavid Lean1611957adventure, drama, war
37The Best Years of Our LivesWilliam Wyler1721946drama, romance, war
38The Treasure of the Sierra MadreJohn Huston1261948adventure, drama, western
39Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombStanley Kubrick951964comedy
40The Sound of MusicRobert Wise1741965biography, drama, family, musical, romance
41King Kong1001933adventure, horror, sci_fi
42Bonnie and ClydeArthur Penn1111967action, biography, crime, drama
43Midnight CowboyJohn Schlesinger1131969drama
44The Philadelphia StoryGeorge Cukor1121940comedy, romance
45ShaneGeorge Stevens1181953drama, western
46It Happened One NightFrank Capra1051934comedy, romance
47A Streetcar Named DesireElia Kazan1221951drama
48Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock1121954mystery, thriller
49Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the AgesD.W. Griffith1631916drama, history
50The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingPeter Jackson1782001adventure, drama, fantasy
51West Side StoryJerome Robbins, Robert Wise1521961crime, drama, musical, romance, thriller
52Taxi DriverMartin Scorsese1131976crime, drama
53The Deer HunterMichael Cimino1831978drama, war
54MASHRobert Altman1161970comedy, drama, war
55North by NorthwestAlfred Hitchcock1361959action, adventure, mystery, thriller
56JawsSteven Spielberg1241975adventure, drama, thriller
57RockyJohn G. Avildsen1201976drama, sport
58The Gold RushCharles Chaplin951925adventure, comedy, drama, family
59NashvilleRobert Altman1601975comedy, drama, music
60Duck SoupLeo McCarey681933comedy, musical, war
61Sullivan’s TravelsPreston Sturges901941adventure, comedy, drama, romance
62American GraffitiGeorge Lucas1101973comedy, drama
63CabaretBob Fosse1241972drama, musical
64NetworkSidney Lumet1211976drama
65The African QueenJohn Huston1051951adventure, drama, romance, war
66Raiders of the Lost ArkSteven Spielberg1151981action, adventure
67Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Mike Nichols1311966drama
68UnforgivenClint Eastwood1311992drama, western
69TootsieSydney Pollack1161982comedy, drama, romance
70A Clockwork OrangeStanley Kubrick1361971crime, drama, sci_fi
71Saving Private RyanSteven Spielberg1691998drama, war
72The Shawshank RedemptionFrank Darabont1421994crime, drama
73Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidGeorge Roy Hill1101969biography, crime, drama, western
74The Silence of the LambsJonathan Demme1181991crime, drama, thriller
75In the Heat of the NightNorman Jewison1091967crime, drama, mystery, thriller
76Forrest GumpRobert Zemeckis1421994comedy, drama, romance
77All the President’s MenAlan J. Pakula1381976biography, drama, history, thriller
78Modern TimesCharlie Chaplin871936comedy, drama, family, romance
79The Wild BunchSam Peckinpah1351969action, adventure, western
80The ApartmentBilly Wilder1251960comedy, drama, romance
81SpartacusStanley Kubrick1971960adventure, biography, drama, history, war
82SunriseF.W. Murnau941927drama, romance
83TitanicJames Cameron1941997drama, romance
84Easy RiderDennis Hopper951969adventure, drama
85A Night at the OperaSam Wood961935comedy, music, musical
86PlatoonOliver Stone1201986drama, war
8712 Angry MenSidney Lumet961957crime, drama
88Bringing Up BabyHoward Hawks1021938comedy, family, romance
89The Sixth SenseM. Night Shyamalan1071999drama, mystery, thriller
90Swing TimeGeorge Stevens1031936comedy, musical, romance
91Sophie’s ChoiceAlan J. Pakula1501982drama, romance
92GoodfellasMartin Scorsese1461990biography, crime, drama
93The French ConnectionWilliam Friedkin1041971action, crime, drama, thriller
94Pulp FictionQuentin Tarantino1541994crime, drama
95The Last Picture ShowPeter Bogdanovich1181971drama
96Do the Right ThingSpike Lee1201989comedy, drama
97Blade RunnerRidley Scott1171982sci_fi, thriller
98Yankee Doodle DandyMichael Curtiz1261942biography, drama, musical
99Toy StoryJohn Lasseter811995animation, adventure, comedy, family, fantasy
100Ben-HurWilliam Wyler2121959adventure, drama, history



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