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Citizen Kane Top Film–AFI 100

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Citizen Kane is the best movie ever according to American Film Institute.

Here’s the top 10 list, plus a little Oscar trivia:

1. Citizen Kane
(Lost Best Picture to How Green Was My Valley)
2. The Godfather
(won Best Picture for parts I and II, part III lost to Dances with Wolves)
3. Casablanca
(won Best Picture)
4. Raging Bull
(lost Best Picture Oscar to Ordinary People.)
5. Singin’ in the Rain
(not nominated for Best Picture)
6. Gone with the Wind
(won Best Picture)
7. Lawrence of Arabia
(won Best Picture)
8. Schindler’s List
(won Best Picture)
9. Vertigo
(not nominated for Best Picture)
10. Wizard of Oz
(lost Best Picture to Gone With the Wind)

New to this year’s list were the following:


The General, Intolerance, Nashville, Sullivan’s Travels, Cabaret, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Shawshank Redemption, In The Heat of the Night, All the President’s Men, Spartacus, Sunrise, A Night at the Opera, 12 Angry Men, Swing Time, Sophie’s Choice, The Last Picture Show, Blade Runner, Toy Story and Do the Right Thing.

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