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Posted on April 10, 2017 by Christine Crosby in 

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.

 

# TITLE DIRECTORS RUNTIME YEAR GENRES
1 Citizen Kane Orson Welles 119 1941 drama, mystery
2 The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola 175 1972 crime, drama
3 Casablanca Michael Curtiz 102 1942 drama, romance, war
4 Raging Bull Martin Scorsese 129 1980 biography, drama, sport
5 Singin’ in the Rain Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly 103 1952 comedy, musical, romance
6 Gone with the Wind Victor Fleming 238 1939 drama, history, romance, war
7 Lawrence of Arabia David Lean 216 1962 adventure, biography, drama, history, war
8 Schindler’s List Steven Spielberg 195 1993 biography, drama, history
9 Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock 128 1958 mystery, romance, thriller
10 The Wizard of Oz Victor Fleming 102 1939 adventure, family, fantasy, musical
11 City Lights Charles Chaplin 87 1931 comedy, drama, romance
12 The Searchers John Ford 119 1956 adventure, drama, western
13 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope George Lucas 121 1977 action, adventure, fantasy, sci_fi
14 Psycho Alfred Hitchcock 109 1960 horror, mystery, thriller
15 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick 149 1968 adventure, sci_fi
16 Sunset Blvd. Billy Wilder 110 1950 drama, film_noir
17 The Graduate Mike Nichols 106 1967 comedy, drama
18 The General Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton 67 1926 action, adventure, comedy, drama, war, western
19 On the Waterfront Elia Kazan 108 1954 crime, drama, thriller
20 It’s a Wonderful Life Frank Capra 130 1946 drama, family, fantasy
21 Chinatown Roman Polanski 130 1974 drama, mystery, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071315/
22 Some Like It Hot Billy Wilder 120 1959 comedy, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053291/
23 The Grapes of Wrath John Ford 129 1940 drama, history https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032551/
24 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg 115 1982 family, sci_fi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/
25 To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Mulligan 129 1962 crime, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/
26 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Frank Capra 129 1939 comedy, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031679/
27 High Noon Fred Zinnemann 85 1952 drama, thriller, western https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044706/
28 All About Eve Joseph L. Mankiewicz 138 1950 drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042192/
29 Double Indemnity Billy Wilder 107 1944 crime, drama, film_noir, mystery, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036775/
30 Apocalypse Now Francis Coppola 153 1979 drama, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078788/
31 The Maltese Falcon John Huston 100 1941 crime, film_noir, mystery https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033870/
32 The Godfather: Part II Francis Ford Coppola 202 1974 crime, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071562/
33 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Milos Forman 133 1975 drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/
34 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs William Cottrell, David Hand 83 1937 animation, family, fantasy, musical, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029583/
35 Annie Hall Woody Allen 93 1977 comedy, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075686/
36 The Bridge on the River Kwai David Lean 161 1957 adventure, drama, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050212/
37 The Best Years of Our Lives William Wyler 172 1946 drama, romance, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036868/
38 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre John Huston 126 1948 adventure, drama, western https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040897/
39 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Stanley Kubrick 95 1964 comedy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012/
40 The Sound of Music Robert Wise 174 1965 biography, drama, family, musical, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059742/
41 King Kong 100 1933 adventure, horror, sci_fi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024216/
42 Bonnie and Clyde Arthur Penn 111 1967 action, biography, crime, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061418/
43 Midnight Cowboy John Schlesinger 113 1969 drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064665/
44 The Philadelphia Story George Cukor 112 1940 comedy, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032904/
45 Shane George Stevens 118 1953 drama, western https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046303/
46 It Happened One Night Frank Capra 105 1934 comedy, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025316/
47 A Streetcar Named Desire Elia Kazan 122 1951 drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044081/
48 Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock 112 1954 mystery, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047396/
49 Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages D.W. Griffith 163 1916 drama, history https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006864/
50 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson 178 2001 adventure, drama, fantasy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/
51 West Side Story Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise 152 1961 crime, drama, musical, romance, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055614/
52 Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese 113 1976 crime, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075314/
53 The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino 183 1978 drama, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077416/
54 MASH Robert Altman 116 1970 comedy, drama, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066026/
55 North by Northwest Alfred Hitchcock 136 1959 action, adventure, mystery, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053125/
56 Jaws Steven Spielberg 124 1975 adventure, drama, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/
57 Rocky John G. Avildsen 120 1976 drama, sport https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075148/
58 The Gold Rush Charles Chaplin 95 1925 adventure, comedy, drama, family https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015864/
59 Nashville Robert Altman 160 1975 comedy, drama, music https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073440/
60 Duck Soup Leo McCarey 68 1933 comedy, musical, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023969/
61 Sullivan’s Travels Preston Sturges 90 1941 adventure, comedy, drama, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034240/
62 American Graffiti George Lucas 110 1973 comedy, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069704/
63 Cabaret Bob Fosse 124 1972 drama, musical https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068327/
64 Network Sidney Lumet 121 1976 drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074958/
65 The African Queen John Huston 105 1951 adventure, drama, romance, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043265/
66 Raiders of the Lost Ark Steven Spielberg 115 1981 action, adventure https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082971/
67 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Mike Nichols 131 1966 drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061184/
68 Unforgiven Clint Eastwood 131 1992 drama, western https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105695/
69 Tootsie Sydney Pollack 116 1982 comedy, drama, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084805/
70 A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick 136 1971 crime, drama, sci_fi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/
71 Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg 169 1998 drama, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/
72 The Shawshank Redemption Frank Darabont 142 1994 crime, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/
73 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid George Roy Hill 110 1969 biography, crime, drama, western https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/
74 The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme 118 1991 crime, drama, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/
75 In the Heat of the Night Norman Jewison 109 1967 crime, drama, mystery, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061811/
76 Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis 142 1994 comedy, drama, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/
77 All the President’s Men Alan J. Pakula 138 1976 biography, drama, history, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074119/
78 Modern Times Charlie Chaplin 87 1936 comedy, drama, family, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027977/
79 The Wild Bunch Sam Peckinpah 135 1969 action, adventure, western https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065214/
80 The Apartment Billy Wilder 125 1960 comedy, drama, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053604/
81 Spartacus Stanley Kubrick 197 1960 adventure, biography, drama, history, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054331/
82 Sunrise F.W. Murnau 94 1927 drama, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018455/
83 Titanic James Cameron 194 1997 drama, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120338/
84 Easy Rider Dennis Hopper 95 1969 adventure, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064276/
85 A Night at the Opera Sam Wood 96 1935 comedy, music, musical https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026778/
86 Platoon Oliver Stone 120 1986 drama, war https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763/
87 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet 96 1957 crime, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050083/
88 Bringing Up Baby Howard Hawks 102 1938 comedy, family, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029947/
89 The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan 107 1999 drama, mystery, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167404/
90 Swing Time George Stevens 103 1936 comedy, musical, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028333/
91 Sophie’s Choice Alan J. Pakula 150 1982 drama, romance https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084707/
92 Goodfellas Martin Scorsese 146 1990 biography, crime, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/
93 The French Connection William Friedkin 104 1971 action, crime, drama, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067116/
94 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino 154 1994 crime, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/
95 The Last Picture Show Peter Bogdanovich 118 1971 drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067328/
96 Do the Right Thing Spike Lee 120 1989 comedy, drama https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097216/
97 Blade Runner Ridley Scott 117 1982 sci_fi, thriller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/
98 Yankee Doodle Dandy Michael Curtiz 126 1942 biography, drama, musical https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035575/
99 Toy Story John Lasseter 81 1995 animation, adventure, comedy, family, fantasy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114709/
100 Ben-Hur William Wyler 212 1959 adventure, drama, history https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052618/

 

 

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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