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Recommended Links

American Film Institute (AFI) - Where the top 100 lists can be found.
Internet Movie Database - IMDB.com - One of the most informative sites for information about movies.
FilmWise.com - A great site with all of the movie quizzes and other kinds of movie trivia information you may ever want.
LOC National Film Registry - The Library of Congress National Film Registry
Movie Physics - A great site with interesting comments on mistakes made in movies related to known science. There are also reviews of specific movies with the discussion mainly being focused on principles of known science.

Awards and Festivals On the World Wide Web

The Official Oscars Site
The Complete Oscars Database
The Golden Globes
BAFTA - British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Directors Guild Awards
Cannes Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
The Toronto Film Festival
The Philadelphia Film Festival

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Academy Awards

1927-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2019
Academy Award Stats
Academy Award List

AFI Lists

American Film Institute - Where the top 100 lists can be found.

AFI's List of Best Films of the 20th Century
Alphabetical      Chronological      By Rank

AFI's List of the Funniest Movies of the 20th Century
Alphabetical      Chronological      By Rank

AFI's List of the Most Passionate Movies of the 20th Century
Alphabetical      Chronological      By Rank

AFI's List of the Most Thrilling Movies of the 20th Century
Alphabetical      Chronological      By Rank

AFI's List of 100 Years 100 Cheers
Alphabetical      Chronological      By Rank

On the World Wide Web:
The American Film Institute

Library of Congress National Film Registry

On the World Wide Web:
LOC National Film Registry - The Library of Congress National Film Registry

Recent or Classic Movies which are My Favorites

all Marx Brothers
all Laurel & Hardy
all W.C.Fields, especially "The Bank Dick" and "It's a Gift"
all Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
all Bruce Lee
all Jackie Chan
almost all Preston Sturges, especially "Hail Our Conquering Hero," "Miracle of Morgan's Creek," "The Palm Beach Story," "Christmas in July," "The Lady Eve," "Sullivan's Travels"
all the Star Wars films
most Alfred Hitchcock
most Abbott & Costello
most Marilyn Monroe
most Mae West
all 3 Stooges shorts with Curly and some with Shemp

Foreign Movies

"Amelie" (2001)
"Azur et Asmar" (2006) - magnificent; a film that needs to be seen to be believed
"Belle Epoque" (1992)
"Babette's Feast" (1987)
"Character" (1998)
"Cinema Paradiso" (1989)
"Jean de Florette" (1986) and sequel "Manon of the Spring" (1987)
"Samurai" (3 parts) - based on the story of Musashi, the samurai warrior
"Shall We Dance?" (1997)
"Tampopo" (1985)
"A Taxing Woman" (1987)
"The Wages of Fear" (1953)
"Waking Ned Divine" (1998)
all Akira Kurosawa (especially "Rashamon", "Ran", "The Seven Samurai", "Sanjiro", "Throne of Blood", "Yojimbo", etc.)

Silent Films

Buster Keaton: "The General", "The Cameraman", "College", "Cops", "Steamboat Bill Jr.", "Seven Chances"
Charlie Chaplin: "City Lights", "The Circus", "The Kid", "The Gold Rush"
Harold Lloyd: "The Kid Brother", "Hot Water", "Girl Shy", "Safety Last"
Others: "Wings", "Intolerance", "Civilization", "The Wind", "Napoleon"

TV Movies or Mini-Series

"Bill" - with Mickey Rooney
"The Count of Monte Cristo" - I wish this was on DVD
"Don't Look Back"
"Little Lord Fauntleroy" - with Ricky Schroeder
"Lonesome Dove"
"Scott Joplin"
"A Shining Season" - I wish this was on DVD, very moving
"Shogun"
"Who Will Love My Children?" - I wish this was on DVD

Movies I can watch over and over

There are a lot of films I can watch multiple times, but here are a few:
"Airplane" (1980)
"Amelie" (2001)
"Arsenic and Old Lace"
"The Bank Dick" (WC Fields)
"The Bourne Identity"
"Bowfinger" (1999)
"Caddyshack" (1980)
"Despicable Me (2010)
"Destry Rides Again"
"Donnie Darko" - mesmerizing
"Easy A"
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
"Get Shorty" (1995)
"Groundhog Day" (1993)
"Harvey" (1950)
"Hail the Conquering Hero (1944 - Preston Sturges)
"Hopscotch" (1980)
"Immortal Beloved (1994)
"It's a Gift" (WC Fields)
"Laura" (1944)
"The Man Who Knew Too Little" (1997)
"Mansfield Park"
"The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" (Preston Sturges)
"Monsters, Inc." (2001)
"My Man Godfrey" (1936)
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
"The Palm Beach Story" (1942 - Preston Sturges - the train scene may be the funniest ever filmed)
"Persuasion" (1995)
"She's Out of My League"
"Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)
"Some Like it Hot" (1959)
"Stalag 17" (1953)
"Stranger Than Fiction" (2006)
"Topsy Turvy" (1999)
"Tovarich" (1937) - not on DVD yet
"UHF" (1989) - Weird Al Yankovich and Michael Richards are a scream

Movies I would never watch again

"The Blair Witch Project" - an overhyped waste of everyone's time
"A Clockwork Orange" - completely offensive; don't know why they made it; it seems the director could have made the same point without being so offensive; who cares about the camera-work and production values when the subject matter of the film should have never made its way to the screen
"City Slickers 2" - walked out of the theatre during the movie
"Pecker" - stay away from this film!!
"Punch Drunk Love" - maybe the worst film of all time; walked out of the film and asked for my money back
Any of the Austin Powers films

Movies my wife would never watch again

Too many to list.