AFI Top 100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition on Netflix

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Citizen Kane

Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist.

8.3 | 1941 | Movie | 119min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Godfather

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family.

9.2 | 1972 | Movie | 175min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Casablanca

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

8.5 | 1942 | Movie | 102min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Raging Bull

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

8.2 | 1980 | Movie | 129min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Singin' in the Rain

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

8.3 | 1952 | Movie | 103min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Gone with the Wind

The spoiled daughter of a Georgia plantation owner conducts a tumultuous romance with a cynical profiteer during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era.

8.2 | 1939 | Movie | 238min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Lawrence of Arabia

The story of British officer T.E.

8.3 | 1962 | Movie | 218min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Vertigo

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

8.3 | 1958 | Movie | 128min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Wizard of Oz

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives.

8.1 | 1939 | Movie | 102min See more at IMDb TMDB
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City Lights

In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.

8.5 | 1931 | Movie | 87min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Star Wars

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire.

8.6 | 1977 | Movie | 121min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Psycho

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

8.5 | 1960 | Movie | 109min See more at IMDb TMDB
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2001: A Space Odyssey

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

8.3 | 1968 | Movie | 149min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Sunset Boulevard

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

8.4 | 1950 | Movie | 110min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The General

During Americaโ€™s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'โ€”with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcarโ€”and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

8.1 | 1926 | Movie | 67min See more at IMDb TMDB
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On the Waterfront

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union.

8.1 | 1954 | Movie | 108min See more at IMDb TMDB
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It's a Wonderful Life

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls.

8.6 | 1946 | Movie | 130min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Chinatown

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California.

8.2 | 1974 | Movie | 130min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Some Like It Hot

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters.

8.2 | 1959 | Movie | 121min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Grapes of Wrath

Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure.

8.1 | 1940 | Movie | 129min See more at IMDb TMDB
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley.

8.3 | 1962 | Movie | 129min See more at IMDb TMDB
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High Noon

Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train.

8.0 | 1952 | Movie | 85min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Double Indemnity

A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy.

8.3 | 1944 | Movie | 107min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Godfather Part II

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York.

9.0 | 1974 | Movie | 202min See more at IMDb TMDB
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A petty criminal fakes insanity to serve his sentence in a mental ward rather than prison.

8.7 | 1975 | Movie | 133min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen.

7.6 | 1937 | Movie | 83min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Annie Hall

New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

8.0 | 1977 | Movie | 93min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Bridge on the River Kwai

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors.

8.2 | 1957 | Movie | 161min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Best Years of Our Lives

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home.

8.1 | 1946 | Movie | 170min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico.

8.2 | 1948 | Movie | 126min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Sound of Music

In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey is hired as a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

8.1 | 1965 | Movie | 172min See more at IMDb TMDB
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King Kong

Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham, sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before.

7.9 | 1933 | Movie | 100min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Bonnie and Clyde

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

7.7 | 1967 | Movie | 111min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Midnight Cowboy

Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida.

7.8 | 1969 | Movie | 113min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Philadelphia Story

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

7.9 | 1940 | Movie | 112min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Shane

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

7.6 | 1953 | Movie | 118min See more at IMDb TMDB
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It Happened One Night

A renegade reporter and a young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

8.1 | 1934 | Movie | 105min See more at IMDb TMDB
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A Streetcar Named Desire

A fading southern belle tries to build a new life with her sister in New Orleans.

7.9 | 1951 | Movie | 122min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Rear Window

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

8.5 | 1954 | Movie | 112min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

7.7 | 1916 | Movie | 163min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator.

8.8 | 2001 | Movie | 178min See more at IMDb TMDB
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West Side Story

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets.

7.6 | 1961 | Movie | 153min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Taxi Driver

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action.

8.2 | 1976 | Movie | 114min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Deer Hunter

A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined.

8.1 | 1978 | Movie | 183min See more at IMDb TMDB
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North by Northwest

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

8.3 | 1959 | Movie | 136min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Rocky

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.

8.1 | 1976 | Movie | 120min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Gold Rush

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold.

8.1 | 1925 | Movie | 95min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Duck Soup

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

7.8 | 1933 | Movie | 69min See more at IMDb TMDB
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American Graffiti

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

7.4 | 1973 | Movie | 110min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Cabaret

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.

7.8 | 1972 | Movie | 124min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The African Queen

At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africaโ€™s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

7.7 | 1951 | Movie | 105min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

When Dr. Indiana Jones โ€“ the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist โ€“ is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

8.4 | 1981 | Movie | 115min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A history professor and his wife entertain a young couple who are new to the university's faculty.

8.0 | 1966 | Movie | 131min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Tootsie

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.

7.4 | 1982 | Movie | 116min See more at IMDb TMDB
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A Clockwork Orange

In a near-future Britain, young Alexander DeLarge and his pals get their kicks beating and raping anyone they please.

8.3 | 1971 | Movie | 136min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Saving Private Ryan

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines.

8.6 | 1998 | Movie | 169min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Shawshank Redemption

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden.

9.3 | 1994 | Movie | 142min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang.

8.0 | 1969 | Movie | 110min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Silence of the Lambs

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy.

8.6 | 1991 | Movie | 118min See more at IMDb TMDB
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In the Heat of the Night

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi.

7.9 | 1967 | Movie | 110min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Forrest Gump

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic eventsโ€”in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do.

8.8 | 1994 | Movie | 142min See more at IMDb TMDB
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All the President's Men

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Nixon to resign from his post.

7.9 | 1976 | Movie | 138min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Modern Times

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

8.5 | 1936 | Movie | 87min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Wild Bunch

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

7.9 | 1969 | Movie | 145min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Apartment

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder.

8.3 | 1960 | Movie | 125min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Spartacus

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus.

7.9 | 1960 | Movie | 197min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

8.1 | 1927 | Movie | 94min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Platoon

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

8.1 | 1986 | Movie | 120min See more at IMDb TMDB
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12 Angry Men

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father.

9.0 | 1957 | Movie | 96min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Bringing Up Baby

David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection.

7.8 | 1938 | Movie | 102min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The Sixth Sense

Following an unexpected tragedy, a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe meets an nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.

8.2 | 1999 | Movie | 107min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Swing Time

Lucky is tricked into missing his own wedding again and has to make $25,000 so her father allows him to marry Margaret.

7.5 | 1936 | Movie | 103min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Sophie's Choice

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel.

7.5 | 1982 | Movie | 150min See more at IMDb TMDB
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GoodFellas

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

8.7 | 1990 | Movie | 145min See more at IMDb TMDB
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The French Connection

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

7.7 | 1971 | Movie | 104min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Pulp Fiction

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper.

8.9 | 1994 | Movie | 154min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Toy Story

Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene.

8.3 | 1995 | Movie | 81min See more at IMDb TMDB
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Ben-Hur

In 25 AD,Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire.

8.1 | 1959 | Movie | 212min See more at IMDb TMDB