The last of the 2007 AFI Top 100 for us to cover is also an all-time favorite of mine. All of my dogs are named after its characters. But how to parse whether one of the parts of what is basically one long three-part movie is one of the best films of all time on its own?
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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
It is the original full-length animated movie, and helped to launch a media empire. For me it holds up today, um, intermittently?
A very violent, dark Vietnam movie written and directed by an actual Vietnam veteran, so I would say it’s high quality but your mileage may vary.
WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
About three-quarters of my favorite movie all-time, but not quite. Still sort of elemental to where musicals have gone since then.
A tiny boxing movie about a bunch of weirdos that became a massive cultural smash. I like some parts.
This most revisionist of revisionist westerns brought Clint Eastwood to the highest tier of modern directors.
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
This extremely affable western about a couple of outlaws on the run feels like the direct ancestor of your average Marvel movie.
The original summer blockbuster is the best possible movie you could ever make about a shark eating people.
MODERN TIMES (1936)
The final appearance of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character somehow remains both funny and relevant.
A (very) widescreen western about the consequences of violence, or something, which I would’ve enjoyed more if not for the super-whiny little kid.