`Citizen Kane’ Tops American Film Institute List of Best Movies

June 21, 2007 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

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Citizen Kane topped the list of the American Film Institute’s top 100 movies, holding on to the lead spot 10 years after the list was first compiled. Watch Citizen Kane Trailer movie clip here.

The 1941 movie, written, directed and produced by Orson Welles when he was 25 years old, tells the story of newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane and his final word, “Rosebud.” Welles also starred in the title role.

The American Film Institute, based in Los Angeles, reissued its “100 Years…100 Movies” list 10 years after the original rankings were drawn up. A jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians evaluated the movies based on their critical recognition, awards, lasting popularity, and historical and cultural significance, the institute said.

Here are the Top 10 AFI movies:

1 Citizen Kane (1941)
2 The Godfather (1972)
3 Casablanca (1942)
4 Raging Bull (1980)
5 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
6 Gone With the Wind (1939)
7 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8 Schindler’s List (1993)
9 Vertigo (1958)
10 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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