|2003||100 Heroes & Villains|
|2005||100 Movie Quotes|
|2007||100 Movies (Updated)|
|2008||AFI's 10 Top 10|
Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Passions is a list of the top 100 greatest love stories in American cinema. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 11, 2002, in a CBS television special hosted by American film and TV actress Candice Bergen.
Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are tied for the most films in the list, with six each. They co-starred in two of them - Bringing Up Baby and The Philadelphia Story . Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart each have five movies on the list. They co-starred in Sabrina .
|1||Casablanca||Michael Curtiz||1942||Ingrid Bergman||Humphrey Bogart|
|2||Gone with the Wind||Victor Fleming||1939||Vivien Leigh||Clark Gable|
|3||West Side Story|| Robert Wise |
|1961||Natalie Wood||Richard Beymer|
|4||Roman Holiday||William Wyler||1953||Audrey Hepburn||Gregory Peck|
|5||An Affair to Remember||Leo McCarey||1957||Deborah Kerr||Cary Grant|
|6||The Way We Were||Sydney Pollack||1973||Barbra Streisand||Robert Redford|
|7||Doctor Zhivago||David Lean||1965|| Julie Christie |
|8||It's a Wonderful Life||Frank Capra||1946||Donna Reed||James Stewart|
|9||Love Story||Arthur Hiller||1970||Ali MacGraw||Ryan O'Neal|
|10||City Lights||Charlie Chaplin||1931||Virginia Cherrill||Charlie Chaplin|
|11||Annie Hall||Woody Allen||1977||Diane Keaton||Woody Allen|
|12||My Fair Lady||George Cukor||1964||Audrey Hepburn||Rex Harrison|
|13||Out of Africa||Sydney Pollack||1985||Meryl Streep||Robert Redford|
|14||The African Queen||John Huston||1951||Katharine Hepburn||Humphrey Bogart|
|15||Wuthering Heights||William Wyler||1939||Merle Oberon||Laurence Olivier|
|16||Singin' in the Rain|| Gene Kelly |
|1952||Debbie Reynolds||Gene Kelly|
|17||Moonstruck||Norman Jewison||1987||Cher||Nicolas Cage|
|18||Vertigo||Alfred Hitchcock||1958||Kim Novak||James Stewart|
|19||Ghost||Jerry Zucker||1990||Demi Moore||Patrick Swayze|
|20||From Here to Eternity||Fred Zinnemann||1953|| Deborah Kerr |
| Burt Lancaster |
|21||Pretty Woman||Garry Marshall||1990||Julia Roberts||Richard Gere|
|22||On Golden Pond||Mark Rydell||1981||Katharine Hepburn||Henry Fonda|
|23||Now, Voyager||Irving Rapper||1942||Bette Davis||Paul Henreid|
|24||King Kong|| Merian C. Cooper |
Ernest B. Schoedsack
|1933||Fay Wray|| Kong |
|25||When Harry Met Sally...||Rob Reiner||1989||Meg Ryan||Billy Crystal|
|26||The Lady Eve||Preston Sturges||1941||Barbara Stanwyck||Henry Fonda|
|27||The Sound of Music||Robert Wise||1965||Julie Andrews||Christopher Plummer|
|28||The Shop Around the Corner||Ernst Lubitsch||1940||Margaret Sullavan||James Stewart|
|29||An Officer and a Gentleman||Taylor Hackford||1982||Debra Winger||Richard Gere|
|30||Swing Time||George Stevens||1936||Ginger Rogers||Fred Astaire|
|31||The King and I||Walter Lang||1956||Deborah Kerr||Yul Brynner|
|32||Dark Victory||Edmund Goulding||1939||Bette Davis||Humphrey Bogart|
|33||Camille||George Cukor||1936||Greta Garbo||Robert Taylor|
|34||Beauty and the Beast|| Gary Trousdale |
|1991||Paige O'Hara||Robby Benson|
|35||Gigi||Vincente Minnelli||1958||Leslie Caron||Louis Jourdan|
|36||Random Harvest||Mervyn LeRoy||1942||Greer Garson||Ronald Colman|
|37||Titanic||James Cameron||1997||Kate Winslet||Leonardo DiCaprio|
|38||It Happened One Night||Frank Capra||1934||Claudette Colbert||Clark Gable|
|39||An American in Paris||Vincente Minnelli||1951||Leslie Caron||Gene Kelly|
|40||Ninotchka||Ernst Lubitsch||1939||Greta Garbo||Melvyn Douglas|
|41||Funny Girl||William Wyler||1968||Barbra Streisand||Omar Sharif|
|42||Anna Karenina||Clarence Brown||1935||Greta Garbo||Fredric March|
|43||A Star Is Born||George Cukor||1954||Judy Garland||James Mason|
|44||The Philadelphia Story||George Cukor||1940||Katharine Hepburn|| Cary Grant |
|45||Sleepless in Seattle||Nora Ephron||1993||Meg Ryan||Tom Hanks|
|46||To Catch a Thief||Alfred Hitchcock||1955||Grace Kelly||Cary Grant|
|47||Splendor in the Grass||Elia Kazan||1961||Natalie Wood||Warren Beatty|
|48||Last Tango in Paris||Bernardo Bertolucci||1973||Maria Schneider||Marlon Brando|
|49||The Postman Always Rings Twice||Tay Garnett||1946||Lana Turner||John Garfield|
|50||Shakespeare in Love||John Madden||1998||Gwyneth Paltrow||Joseph Fiennes|
|51||Bringing Up Baby||Howard Hawks||1938||Katharine Hepburn||Cary Grant|
|52||The Graduate||Mike Nichols||1967||Katharine Ross||Dustin Hoffman|
|53||A Place in the Sun||George Stevens||1951||Elizabeth Taylor||Montgomery Clift|
|54||Sabrina||Billy Wilder||1954||Audrey Hepburn||Humphrey Bogart|
|55||Reds||Warren Beatty||1981||Diane Keaton||Warren Beatty|
|56||The English Patient||Anthony Minghella||1996|| Juliette Binoche |
Kristin Scott Thomas
| Naveen Andrews |
|57||Two for the Road||Stanley Donen||1967||Audrey Hepburn||Albert Finney|
|58||Guess Who's Coming to Dinner||Stanley Kramer||1967|| Katharine Hepburn |
| Spencer Tracy |
|59||Picnic||Joshua Logan||1955||Kim Novak||William Holden|
|60||To Have and Have Not||Howard Hawks||1944||Lauren Bacall||Humphrey Bogart|
|61||Breakfast at Tiffany's||Blake Edwards||1961||Audrey Hepburn||George Peppard|
|62||The Apartment||Billy Wilder||1960||Shirley MacLaine||Jack Lemmon|
|63||Sunrise||F. W. Murnau||1927|| Janet Gaynor |
|64||Marty||Delbert Mann||1955||Betsy Blair||Ernest Borgnine|
|65||Bonnie and Clyde||Arthur Penn||1967||Faye Dunaway||Warren Beatty|
|66||Manhattan||Woody Allen||1979||Diane Keaton||Woody Allen|
|67||A Streetcar Named Desire||Elia Kazan||1951||Vivien Leigh||Marlon Brando|
|68||What's Up, Doc?||Peter Bogdanovich||1972||Barbra Streisand||Ryan O'Neal|
|69||Harold and Maude||Hal Ashby||1971||Ruth Gordon||Bud Cort|
|70||Sense and Sensibility||Ang Lee||1995|| Emma Thompson |
| Alan Rickman |
|71||Way Down East||D. W. Griffith||1920||Lillian Gish||Richard Barthelmess|
|72||Roxanne||Fred Schepisi||1987||Daryl Hannah||Steve Martin|
|73||The Ghost and Mrs. Muir||Joseph L. Mankiewicz||1947||Gene Tierney||Rex Harrison|
|74||Woman of the Year||George Stevens||1942||Katharine Hepburn||Spencer Tracy|
|75||The American President||Rob Reiner||1995||Annette Bening||Michael Douglas|
|76||The Quiet Man||John Ford||1952||Maureen O'Hara||John Wayne|
|77||The Awful Truth||Leo McCarey||1937||Irene Dunne||Cary Grant|
|78||Coming Home||Hal Ashby||1978||Jane Fonda||Jon Voight|
|79||Jezebel||William Wyler||1938||Bette Davis||Henry Fonda|
|80||The Sheik||George Melford||1921||Agnes Ayres||Rudolph Valentino|
|81||The Goodbye Girl||Herbert Ross||1977||Marsha Mason||Richard Dreyfuss|
|82||Witness||Peter Weir||1985||Kelly McGillis||Harrison Ford|
|83||Morocco||Josef von Sternberg||1930||Marlene Dietrich||Gary Cooper|
|84||Double Indemnity||Billy Wilder||1944||Barbara Stanwyck||Fred MacMurray|
|85||Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing||Henry King||1955||Jennifer Jones||William Holden|
|86||Notorious||Alfred Hitchcock||1946||Ingrid Bergman||Cary Grant|
|87||The Unbearable Lightness of Being||Philip Kaufman||1988||Juliette Binoche||Daniel Day-Lewis|
|88||The Princess Bride||Rob Reiner||1987||Robin Wright||Cary Elwes|
|89||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||Mike Nichols||1966|| Elizabeth Taylor |
| Richard Burton |
|90||The Bridges of Madison County||Clint Eastwood||1995||Meryl Streep||Clint Eastwood|
|91||Working Girl||Mike Nichols||1988||Melanie Griffith||Harrison Ford|
|92||Porgy and Bess||Otto Preminger||1959||Dorothy Dandridge||Sidney Poitier|
|93||Dirty Dancing||Emile Ardolino||1987||Jennifer Grey||Patrick Swayze|
|94||Body Heat||Lawrence Kasdan||1981||Kathleen Turner||William Hurt|
|95||Lady and the Tramp|| Wilfred Jackson |
|1955||Barbara Luddy||Larry Roberts|
|96||Barefoot in the Park||Gene Saks||1967||Jane Fonda||Robert Redford|
|97||Grease||Randal Kleiser||1978||Olivia Newton-John||John Travolta|
|98||The Hunchback of Notre Dame||William Dieterle||1939||Maureen O'Hara||Charles Laughton|
|99||Pillow Talk||Michael Gordon||1959||Doris Day||Rock Hudson|
|100||Jerry Maguire||Cameron Crowe||1996||Renée Zellweger||Tom Cruise|
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, she cultivated a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly played strong-willed, sophisticated women. Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute the greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.
Ninotchka is a 1939 American romantic comedy film made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by producer and director Ernst Lubitsch and starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. It was written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, and Walter Reisch, based on a screen story by Melchior Lengyel. Ninotchka is Greta Garbo's first full comedy, her penultimate film where she received a nomination for Best Actress. It is one of the first American films which, under the cover of a satirical, light romance, depicted the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin as being rigid and gray, in this instance comparing it with the free and sunny Parisian society of pre-war years.
The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, and Ruth Hussey. Based on the 1939 Broadway play of the same name by Philip Barry, the film is about a socialite whose wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist. The socialite character of the play—performed by Hepburn in the film—was inspired by Helen Hope Montgomery Scott (1904–1995), a Philadelphia socialite known for her hijinks, who married a friend of playwright Barry.
Annie Hall is a 1977 American satirical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman, and produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe. The film stars Allen as Alvy Singer, who tries to figure out the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the eponymous female lead, played by Diane Keaton in a role written specifically for her.
Adam's Rib is a 1949 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor from a screenplay written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin. It stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as married lawyers who come to oppose each other in court. Judy Holliday co-stars as the third lead in her second credited movie role. Also featured are Tom Ewell, David Wayne, and Jean Hagen. The music was composed by Miklós Rózsa, and song "Farewell, Amanda" was written by Cole Porter.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton.
Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film tells the story of a paleontologist in a number of predicaments involving a scatterbrained heiress and a leopard named Baby. The screenplay was adapted by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde from a short story by Wilde which originally appeared in Collier's Weekly magazine on April 10, 1937.
The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The film is based on a story by Monckton Hoffe about a mismatched couple who meet on board an ocean liner. In 1994, The Lady Eve, which is included on many "Top 100" films of all-time lists, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Woman of the Year is a 1942 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by George Stevens and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The film was written by Ring Lardner Jr., Michael Kanin, and John Lee Mahin, and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Desk Set is a 1957 American romantic comedy film directed by Walter Lang and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay was written by Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron from the 1955 play of the same name by William Marchant.
Funny Face is a 1957 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and written by Leonard Gershe, containing assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Although having the same title as the 1927 Broadway musical Funny Face by the Gershwin brothers, and featuring the same male star, the plot is totally different and only four of the songs from the stage musical are included. Alongside Astaire, the film stars Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson.
The first of the AFI 100 Years... series of cinematic milestones, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies is a list of the 100 best American movies, as determined by the American Film Institute from a poll of more than 1,500 artists and leaders in the film industry who chose from a list of 400 nominated movies. The 100-best list was unveiled in 1998. AFI released an updated list in 2007.
The AFI's 100 Years… series was a series of annual lists from 1998 to 2008 by the American Film Institute—typically accompanied by CBS television specials—celebrating the century of American cinema.
Christopher Strong is a 1933 American pre-Code romantic drama film produced by RKO and directed by Dorothy Arzner. It is a tale of illicit love among the English aristocracy and stars Colin Clive and Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay by Zoë Akins is an adaptation of the 1932 British novel Christopher Strong by Gilbert Frankau.
Robin and Marian is a 1976 British-American romantic adventure film from Columbia Pictures, shot in Panavision and Technicolor, that was directed by Richard Lester and written by James Goldman, based on the legend of Robin Hood. The film stars Sean Connery as Robin Hood, Audrey Hepburn as Lady Marian, Nicol Williamson as Little John, Robert Shaw as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Richard Harris as Richard the Lionheart, and Denholm Elliott as Will Scarlet. It also features comedian Ronnie Barker in a rare film role as Friar Tuck. Robin and Marian was filmed in Zamora, as well in Artajona, Urbasa, Quinto Real and Orgi, all small medieval villages in Navarre, Spain. It marked Hepburn's return to the screen after an eight-year absence.
AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars is the American Film Institute's list ranking the top 25 male and 25 female greatest screen legends of American film history and is the second list of the AFI 100 Years... series. The list was unveiled on June 15, 1999, through a CBS special hosted by Shirley Temple, with 50 current actors making the presentations.
Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Thrills is a list of the top 100 most exciting movies in American cinema. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 12, 2001, during a CBS special hosted by Harrison Ford.
Romance on the High Seas is a 1948 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz, and starred Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore and Doris Day in her film debut. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, for Original Song for "It's Magic", and Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture.
The Scarlet Letter is a 1926 American drama film, based on the 1850 novel of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and directed by Victor Sjöström. Prints of the film survive in the MGM/United Artists film archives and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
On Golden Pond is a 1981 American family drama film directed by Mark Rydell from a screenplay written by Ernest Thompson adapted from his 1979 play of the same name. It stars Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman and William Lanteau. In the film, Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.