The 165 Greatest American Movies Ever Made

List originally made by John Nolte on Breitbart.com

Original link with movie-by-movie review:

1-15
16-40
41-65
66-90
91-115
116-140
150-165

Some comments:

1. There are 170 movies because in the original list Goodfellas and Casino are tied in 5th, Double Indemnity and Body Heat are tied in 29th, Where the Sidewalk Ends and Boomerang! are tied in 100th and Paths of Glory and Full Metal Jacket are tied in 144th.

2. The original list chose for place 31 the Tarzan Franchise. In this list they are represented only by the first movie.

3. The original list chose for place 69 the Clint Eastwood Western Trilogy. In this list they are represented only by the first movie, High Plains Drifter.

4.…

  • The Searchers

    1

  • Notorious

    2

  • Cool Hand Luke

    3

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    4

  • GoodFellas

    5

  • Casino

    6

  • A Night at the Opera

    7

  • The Ten Commandments

    8

  • Apocalypse Now

    9

  • The Human Comedy

    10

  • The Band Wagon

    11

  • Casablanca

    12

  • Manhattan

    13

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    14

  • Psycho

    15

  • King Kong

    16

  • The Good Earth

    17

  • Gone with the Wind

    18

  • El Cid

    19

  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    20

  • The French Connection

    21

  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    22

  • Rio Bravo

    23

  • Electra Glide in Blue

    24

  • North by Northwest

    25

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    26

  • White Heat

    27

  • The Outfit

    28

  • Sorcerer

    29

  • Double Indemnity

    30

  • Body Heat

    31

  • Blue Collar

    32

  • Tarzan the Ape Man

    33

  • A Place in the Sun

    34

  • Dirty Harry

    35

  • Blazing Saddles

    36

  • In Cold Blood

    37

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    38

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    39

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    40

  • Dazed and Confused

    41

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    42

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    43

  • Menace II Society

    44

  • Point Blank

    45

  • Dawn of the Dead

    46

  • The Limey

    47

  • The Great Escape

    48

  • Midnight Cowboy

    49

  • Sunset Boulevard

    50

  • Frenzy

    51

  • Ride the High Country

    52

  • The Maltese Falcon

    53

  • The Ox-Bow Incident

    54

  • Over the Edge

    55

  • Patton

    56

  • Smokey and the Bandit

    57

  • The Train

    58

  • Wild River

    59

  • Fury

    60

  • Shaft

    61

  • The Mechanic

    62

  • Badlands

    63

  • Chilly Scenes of Winter

    64

  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    65

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    66

  • Thief

    67

  • The Lady Eve

    68

  • Easy Rider

    69

  • Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

    70

  • A Clockwork Orange

    71

  • High Plains Drifter

    72

  • The Right Stuff

    73

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    74

  • Vanishing Point

    75

  • Murder, My Sweet

    76

  • Targets

    77

  • The Deer Hunter

    78

  • Mulholland Drive

    79

  • Jackie Brown

    80

  • The Wild Bunch

    81

  • Annie Hall

    82

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    83

  • The Last Picture Show

    84

  • Get on Up

    85

  • Dead End

    86

  • Scarface

    87

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    88

  • The Dark Knight

    89

  • Up

    90

  • Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

    91

  • Cape Fear

    92

  • Hud

    93

  • Tender Mercies

    94

  • Field of Dreams

    95

  • Fight Club

    96

  • All the President's Men

    97

  • Life with Father

    98

  • The Passion of the Christ

    99

  • Hit the Ice

    100