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Film: AFI Top 100

This subject guide is meant to provide means to find cinematic and media information.

Finding Media

SWAN Catalog

Use SWAN to find films by subject, specific title, director, language and more!

Ways to narrow your search:


After your initial search, find the "Modify Search" tab at the top of the results page in the catalog.  This will bring you to a page with boxes that alow you to add limits to your initial search. 

You can also reach this page by selecting "Advanced Search" from the right side of the SWAN home page.

The "Add Limits" box allows you to choose a specific library, format or even language.  You can also limit your searches temporally by year of publication.  Try selecting DVD/Blu-ray to narrow your search.


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Students living on campus and Greene county residents can use our local public library.  Click here to request an online card.  The Park Central Branch and the Midtown Carnegie Branch are the locations closest to the Springfield campus (You can take the Bear Line Shuttle's gold and maroon routes to the square downtown to get to the Park Central Branch).  If you can't find the media item in our library and need it quickly, the public library is a great place to check.


If you can't find the media item in our library and don't need it quickly, try using MOBIUS or Prospector.  Both are a consortium of libraries from the state of Missouri and Colorado, respectively.  The consortium’s purpose is to share library materials, information, and services using accessible, cost effective methods.  Items usually arrive within two weeks.

                                         

 

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Finding The Movies

To celebrate one hundred years of American films, the American Film Institute began publishing a list of best movies from America. Following is that list, beginning with the top movies. You can find these movies in the MSU Meyer Library Media Collection by the call numbers listed.  You can also click on the title to see if the movie is currently available.

Rank

Linked Title

Year

Local Call#

1

Citizen Kane 

1941

DVD109

2

Casablanca 

1942

DVD2059

3

The Godfather 

1972

DVD939

4

Gone with the Wind 

1939

DVD164

5

Lawrence of Arabia 

1962

DVD617

6

The Wizard of Oz 

1939

DVD107

7

The Graduate 

1967

DVD2056

8

On the Waterfront 

1954

DVD1757

9

Schindler's List 

1993

DVD2057

10

Singin' in the Rain 

1952

DVD1006

11

It's a Wonderful Life 

1946

DVD2060

12

Sunset Boulevard 

1950

DVD1057

13

The Bridge on the River Kwai 

1957

DVD1753

14

Some Like It Hot 

1959

DVD821

15

Star Wars 

1977

DVD1061

16

All About Eve 

1950

DVD657

17

The African Queen 

1951

DVD2081

18

Psycho 

1960

DVD34

19

Chinatown 

1974

DVD1032

20

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 

1975

DVD27

21

The Grapes of Wrath 

1940

DVD2089

22

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

DVD1752

23

The Maltese Falcon 

1941

DVD2075

24

Raging Bull 

1980

DVD28

25

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 

1982

DVD756

26

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 

1964

DVD758

27

Bonnie and Clyde 

1967

DVD165

28

Apocalypse Now 

1979

DVD108

29

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 

1939

DVD111

30

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 

1948

DVD820

31

Annie Hall 

1977

DVD747

32

The Godfather Part II 

1974

DVD940

33

High Noon 

1952

DVD762

34

To Kill a Mockingbird 

1962

DVD1438

35

It Happened One Night 

1934

DVD763

36

Midnight Cowboy 

1969

DVD2571

37

The Best Years of Our Lives 

1946

DVD746

38

Double Indemnity 

1944

DVD750

39

Doctor Zhivago 

1965

DVD2087

40

North by Northwest 

1959

DVD799

41

West Side Story 

1961

DVD2295

42

Rear Window 

1954

DVD780

43

King Kong 

1933

DVD755

44

The Birth of a Nation 

1915

DVD1727

45

A Streetcar Named Desire 

1951

DVD1059

46

A Clockwork Orange 

1971

DVD906

47

Taxi Driver 

1976

DVD117

48

Jaws 

1975

DVD113

49

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 

1937

DVD1134

50

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 

1969

DVD810

51

The Philadelphia Story 

1940

DVD786

52

From Here to Eternity 

1953

DVD662

53

Amadeus 

1984

DVD2085

54

All Quiet on the Western Front 

1930

DVD2079

55

The Sound of Music 

1965

DVD2096

56

M*A*S*H 

1970

DVD118

57

The Third Man 

1949

DVD2772

58

Fantasia 

1940

DVD2084

59

Rebel Without a Cause 

1955

DVD779

60

Raiders of the Lost Ark 

1981

DVD2114

61

Vertigo 

1958

DVD819

62

Tootsie 

1982

DVD622

63

Stagecoach 

1939

DVD787

64

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 

1977

DVD760

65

The Silence of the Lambs 

1991

DVD386

66

Network 

1976

DVD1056

67

The Manchurian Candidate 

1962

DVD823

68

An American in Paris 

1951

DVD812

69

Shane 

1953

DVD789

70

The French Connection 

1971

DVD112

71

Forrest Gump 

1994

DVD2121

72

Ben-Hur 

1959

DVD694

73

Wuthering Heights 

1939

DVD1137

74

The Gold Rush 

1925

DVD2083

75

Dances with Wolves 

1990

DVD1050

76

City Lights 

1931

DVD761

77

American Graffiti 

1973

DVD105

78

Rocky 

1976

DVD664

79

The Deer Hunter 

1978

DVD759

80

The Wild Bunch 

1969

DVD751

81

Modern Times 

1936

DVD2106

82

Giant 

1956

DVD612

83

Platoon 

1986

DVD822

84

Fargo 

1996

DVD757

85

Duck Soup 

1933

DVD1136

86

Mutiny on the Bounty 

1935

DVD824

87

Frankenstein 

1931

DVD2082

88

Easy Rider 

1969

DVD110

89

Patton 

1970

DVD2105

90

The Jazz Singer 

1927

DVD1066

91

My Fair Lady 

1964

DVD1003

92

A Place in the Sun 

1951

DVD800

93

The Apartment 

1960

DVD611

94

Goodfellas 

1990

DVD782

95

Pulp Fiction 

1994

DVD2116

96

The Searchers 

1956

DVD788

97

Bringing Up Baby 

1938

DVD2078

98

Unforgiven 

1992

DVD781

99

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 

1967

DVD2080

100

Yankee Doodle Dandy 

1948

DVD832