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.
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.
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
A famous war drama that is actually about something more interesting, told on a grand scale by David Lean and bunch of great actors.