34. 10 greatest American movies of all time # 2 & 1

13 Jun

the_godfather_33227And so the Greatest American Movies of All Time Bucket List item comes to a close. Myself along with a hand full of friends watched one of the top ten movies every other week, along with a fun dinner themed around the movie.

CitizenkaneThe final two movies we watched were the Godfather and Citizen Kane.

The Godfather we watched with a toddler in the house so the movie took a back seat to his cuteness, but what of the movie I did watch was good…I don’t have a ton to say about it; the movie was more or less blah for me, but again we didn’t really watch it.

Citizen Kane was good, very different with a somewhat satire viewpoint of wealth and the wealthy; how wealth can change a person, isolate them. I found the movie sad even though it was fairy upbeat.

The thing about watching this list that was most memorable was enjoying a night out on a regular basis with girlfriends, watching films that were out of all of our realm, and also watching films that were important in their time either for their technological advancement or their message.

The full list of movies watched:

1. “Citizen Kane,” 1941. Overall a good movie, I’m not sure I would call it the Greatest Movie of All Time, however I can see why it was chosen. 
2. “The Godfather,” 1972.  Not my personal taste, also not sure why its number two…
3. “Casablanca,” 1942. Pretty good
4. “Raging Bull,” 1980. Hated it.
5. “Singin’ in the Rain,” 1952. A lot of fun, very enjoyable.
6. “Gone With the Wind,” 1939. One of my personal favorites.
7. “Lawrence of Arabia,” 1962. Extra Hated it. 
8. “Schindler’s List,” 1993. Amazing, beautiful film.
9. “Vertigo,” 1958. FANTASTIC, a ton of fun to watch. 
10. “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939. Not a personal favorite, but it’s an alright movie. 

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