AFI #7 – Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia 1962 Directed by David Lean Netflix says... This Oscar-winning epic tells the true story of T. E. Lawrence, who helped unite warring Arab tribes to strike back against the Turks in World War I. This lush, timeless classic underscores the clash between cultures that changed the tide of the war. Kids, this … Continue reading AFI #7 – Lawrence of Arabia


AFI #8 – Schindler’s List

Schindler's List 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz. To say this is a great film … Continue reading AFI #8 – Schindler’s List

AFI #9 – Vertigo

  Hey, kids! Remember how I mentioned that I would be participating in a podcast with a friend from college? Well... I'm pretty sure I mentioned it at one point. Anyway, Chris emailed last night to let me know the podcast is up and running so head over to Everyday Exiles and check out the … Continue reading AFI #9 – Vertigo

AFI #10 – The Wizard of Oz

Kids, we are officially into the top 10! It's been a long journey, but there's light at the end of the tunnel. For those of you who have been with me from #100 - Ben-Hur, thanks for sticking it out. And if you've enjoyed these blog posts, stay tuned. I've been asked to participate in … Continue reading AFI #10 – The Wizard of Oz

AFI #11 – City Lights

City Lights 1931 Directed by Charlie Chaplin Netflix says... Charlie Chaplin makes the acquaintance of a blind girl who, because she can't see him, believes he is a millionaire. The Little Tramp tries to raise money for the girl to have an eye operation, knowing she'll eventually discover his true identity. I'm pretty sure I've … Continue reading AFI #11 – City Lights

AFI #12 – The Searchers

The Searchers 1956 Directed by John Ford Netflix says... After his entire family is viciously wiped out, hardened war veteran Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) embarks on a long journey to find his only surviving niece, Debbie (Natalie Wood), who has been captured by hostile Comanche Indians. Director John Ford's richly scenic Western also stars Vera … Continue reading AFI #12 – The Searchers

AFI #13 – Star Wars

Star Wars 1977 Directed by George Lucas Netflix says... Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) guides intrepid Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a valiant bid to save the captured Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). With his trusty droids and smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Skywalker must also destroy the Galactic … Continue reading AFI #13 – Star Wars

AFI #14 – Psycho

Been a while since I've done one of these. I mean, I took that long break from blogging and then I just never got back into a regular routine. But I'm so close to finishing! Also, I've recently been asked to participate in a podcast discussing the AFI Top 100 films, so it's kind of … Continue reading AFI #14 – Psycho

AFI #15 – 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Directed by Stanley Kubrick Netflix says... Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic probes the mysteries of space and human destiny. While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, astronauts David and Frank battle their ship's intelligent computer, HAL-9000. This is one I've made myself watch before. I'm not sure why. … Continue reading AFI #15 – 2001: A Space Odyssey

AFI #16 – Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard 1950 Directed by Billy Wilder Netflix says... Running from debt collectors, screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles upon the crumbling mansion of former silent-film star Norma Desmond. As he begins penning a comeback screenplay for her, their professional relationship evolves into something more. Oh, good. More noir... I'm still not sure I'm a fan of … Continue reading AFI #16 – Sunset Boulevard