Next Twenty Greatest American Films





In response to the comments posted regarding my list of the 20 greatest American films, I realized that I needed to continue my list.  A great film will always be left off when a list is made, since the choices reflect the perspective of the person making the selections.  It’s all so bloody subjective! With that in mind, here is my list of the next twenty greatest American films.  Again, if you don’t agree, feel free to post your own on comments.

    The Next Twenty Greatest American Films

July 20, 2015

In no particular order…

21.  Silence of the Lambs (’91) Jonathan Demme

22.  A Clockwork Orange (’71) Stanley Kubrick

23.  Casablanca (’43) Michael Curtiz

24.  Treasure of the Sierra Madre (’48) John Huston

25.  Fargo (’95) Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

26.  Frankenstein (’31) James Whale

27.  Double Indemnity (’44) Billy Wilder

28.  The Asphalt Jungle (’50) John Huston

29.  Apocalypse Now (’79) Francis Ford Coppola

30.  Taxi Driver (’76) Martin Scorsese

31.  Rear Window (’54) Alfred Hitchcock

32.  Modern Times (’36) Charlie Chaplin

33.  It Happened One Night (’34) Frank Capra

34.  The Wild Bunch (’69) Sam Peckinpah

35.  On The Waterfront (’54) Elia Kazan

36.  Pinocchio (’40) Walt Disney

37.  King Kong (’33) Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

38.  All That Jazz (’79) Bob Fosse

39.  The Apartment (’60) Billy Wilder

40.  The Bridge on the River Kwai (’57) David Lean


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