AFI 100 vs. They Shoot Pictures 1000 - ranking comparison

Given the premise of my own project I could't help but compare how the new AFI list ranks films alongside the They Shoot Pictures standings. 36 of the AFI 100 greatest American films are also on the TSPDT top 100 films of all time, including five in the top 10.

10 of the AFI 100 don't place at all on the TSPDT 1000 (the highest ranking one being Streetcar Named Desire at #47)

Looking at the top 10 American films on the TSPDT 1000, Sunrise, The Godfather Part II and City Lights would replace Casablanca, Gone with the Wind and Schindler's List on the AFI Top 10.

There are 14 American films on the TSPDT 100 that don't place on the AFI 100: Touch of Evil (22), The Magnificent Ambersons (51), Night of the Hunter (52), Greed (64), Rio Bravo (67), Sherlock, Jr. (69), Blue Velvet (83), Notorious (86), Once Upon a Time in the West (87), His Girl Friday (90), My Darling Clementine (92), Letter from an Unknown Woman (95), Stagecoach (99), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (100).

(incidentally, this means that exactly half of the TSPDT 100 greatest films of all time are American)

Here's how the AFI 100 fare on the TSPDT 1000:

AFI Rank. "Title" (Year) TSPDT rank

1. "Citizen Kane" (1941) same 2. "The Godfather" (1972) 7 3. "Casablanca" (1942) 25 4. "Raging Bull" (1980) 19 5. "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) 10 6. "Gone With the Wind" (1939) 88 7. "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) 13 - TSPDT lists this as a UK production 8. "Schindler's List" (1993) 202 9. "Vertigo" (1958) 3 10. "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) 57 11. "City Lights" (1931) 21 12. "The Searchers" (1956) 9 13. "Star Wars" (1977) 104 14. "Psycho" (1960) 29 15. "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) 4 - TSPDT lists this as a UK production 16. "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) 28 17. "The Graduate" (1967) 215 18. "The General" (1927) 27 19. "On the Waterfront" (1954) 80 20. "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) 43

21. "Chinatown" (1974) 40 22. "Some Like It Hot" (1959) 32 23. "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) 134 24. "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) 144 25. "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962) 249 26. "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939) 339 27. "High Noon" (1952) 264 28. "All About Eve" (1950) 74 29. "Double Indemnity" (1944) 108 30. "Apocalypse Now" (1979) 44

31. "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) 158 32. "The Godfather, Part II" (1974) 18 33. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) 160 34. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) 272 35. "Annie Hall" (1977) 129 36. "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) 182 - listed on TSPDT as a UK production 37. "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) 114 38. "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) 102 39. "Dr. Strangelove" (1964) 35 - listed on TSPDT as a UK production 40. "The Sound of Music" (1965) 353

41. "King Kong" (1933) 96 42. "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) 136 43. "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) 309 44. "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) 168 45. "Shane" (1953) 252 46. "It Happened One Night" (1934) 197 47. "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) not ranked 48. "Rear Window" (1954) 45 49. "Intolerance" (1916) 46 50. "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001) 905

51. "West Side Story" (1961) 255 52. "Taxi Driver" (1976) 39 53. "The Deer Hunter" (1978) 257 54. "M*A*S*H" (1970) not ranked 55. "North by Northwest" (1959) 63 56. "Jaws" (1975) 131 57. "Rocky" (1976) 551 58. "The Gold Rush" (1925) 37 59. "Nashville" (1975) 61 60. "Duck Soup" (1933) 98

61. "Sullivan's Travels" (1941) 163 62. "American Graffiti" (1973) 533 63. "Cabaret" (1972) 341 64. "Network" (1976) 270 65. "The African Queen" (1951) 336 66. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) 247 67. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) not ranked 68. "Unforgiven" (1992) 230 69. "Tootsie" (1982) not ranked 70. "A Clockwork Orange" (1971) 93- TSPDT lists this as a UK production

71. "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) 852 72. "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) 515 73. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969) 556 74. "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) 607 75. "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) 984 76. "Forrest Gump" (1994) 547 77. "All the President's Men" (1976) 739 78. "Modern Times" (1936) 56 79. "The Wild Bunch" (1969) 55 80. "The Apartment" (1960) 76

81. "Spartacus" (1960) 378 82. "Sunrise" (1927) 11 83. "Titanic" (1997) 973 84. "Easy Rider" (1969) 386 85. "A Night at the Opera" (1935) 223 86. "Platoon" (1986) 758 87. "12 Angry Men" (1957) 688 88. "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) 106 89. "The Sixth Sense" (1999) not ranked 90. "Swing Time" (1936) not ranked

91. "Sophie's Choice" (1982) not ranked 92. "Goodfellas" (1990) 112 93. "The French Connection" (1971) not ranked 94. "Pulp Fiction" (1994) 147 95. "The Last Picture Show" (1971) 327 96. "Do the Right Thing" (1989) 213 97. "Blade Runner" (1982) 66 98. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) not ranked 99. "Toy Story" (1995) not ranked 100. "Ben-Hur" (1959) 343