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Top American Films of the 20th Century

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"Gone With the Wind" 1939 Report Abuse
Gone With the Wind received ten Academy Awards. It is the highest-grossing film of all time, when you adjust for inflation.
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I think this is one of the most overrated films ever. It has spectacular special effects for 1939, but the story is depressing and the heroine couldn't be more vain and selfish!
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"On the Waterfront" 1954 Report Abuse
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ben Hur Report Abuse
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The ten Commandments Report Abuse
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The Searchers Report Abuse
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" 1962 Report Abuse
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"Apocalypse Now" 1979 Report Abuse
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"The Godfather" 1972 Report Abuse
The Godfather received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It has also been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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"Star Wars" 1977 Report Abuse
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"Singin' in the Rain" 1952 Report Abuse
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This is my all-time favorite musical! An all-star cast, unforgettable music, dazzling choreography, historically accurate costumes and sets...the list of attributes for this American classic go on and on.
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"The Deer Hunter" 1978 Report Abuse
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"Some Like it Hot" 1959 Report Abuse
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"Schindler's List" 1993 Report Abuse
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"The Wizard of Oz" 1939 Report Abuse
The Wizard of Oz is one of the most famous movies of all times. When people are lost then tend to use a quote from this movie.... "Toto, I don't think we are in Kansas anymore." It used to be played on television every year as a tradition.
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"Citizen Kane" 1941 Report Abuse
Citizen Kane was nominated for an Academy Award in nine categories, however, it only won for Best Original Screenplay. Citizen Kane is often cited as being one of the most innovative works in the history of film.
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"E.T. -- the Extra-Terrestrial" 1982 Report Abuse
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"The Grapes of Wrath" 1940 Report Abuse
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"Casablanca" 1942 Report Abuse
Casablanca's characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic over the years. Casablanca continues to be popular and is considered by many to be the greatest movie of all-time.
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"Lawrence of Arabia" 1962 Report Abuse
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"The Graduate" 1967 Report Abuse
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"The Philadelphia Story" 1940 Report Abuse
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"King Kong" 1933 Report Abuse
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"West Side Story" 1961 Report Abuse
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"Chinatown" 1974 Report Abuse
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"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" 1975 Report Abuse
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Report Abuse
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Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Report Abuse
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"The Simpsons Movie" 2007 Report Abuse
The world's favourite animated sitcom on the big screen.
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