It’s the Sunday Showdown: continuing my comparison of the American Film Institute’s and Internet Movie Database’s Top 100 films. #83: Titanic vs. Once Upon A Time in America
Fitting that these two were up against each other seeing as they are both the longest movies EVER. I didn’t really enjoy Once Upon A Time In America, but I made it through. Barely. That phone ringing… I thought I might have to shoot my television (if you’ve ever seen it, you know what I mean). I definitely enjoyed Titanic much more. Although, [spoiler alert] the ship sinks.
So, at this point, AFI is still winning 12 to 6.
|Titanic (1997)||Once Upon A Time in America (1984)|
|#84||Easy Rider (1969)||The Green Mile (1999)|
|#85||A Night at the Opera (1935)||Full Metal Jacket (1987)|
|#86||Platoon (1986)||2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)|
|#87||12 Angry Men (1957)||Inglorious Basterds (2009)|
|#88||Bringing Up Baby (1938)||The Great Dictator (1940)|
|#89||Sixth Sense (1999)||Braveheart (1995)|
|#90||Swing Time (1936)||The Bicycle Thief (1948)|
|#91||Sophie’s Choice (1982)||The Apartment (1960)|
|#92||Up (2009)||Goodfellas (1990)|
|#93||The French Connection (1971)||Downfall (2004)|
|#94||Pulp Fiction (1994)||Gran Torino (2008)|
|#95||The Last Picture Show (1971)||Metropolis (1927)|
|#96||Do The Right Thing (1989)||The Sting (1973)|
|#97||Blade Runner (1982)||Gladiator (2000)|
|#98||Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)||The Maltese Falcon (1941)|
|#99||Toy Story (1995)||Unforgiven (1992)|
|#100||Ben Hur (1959)||The Elephant Man (1980)|
Next week, Murnau’s silent classic Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (AFI) and Amadeus (IMDb). I haven’t seen the first and don’t remember the second well, so I’m looking forward to both.