Baumann and Burch, Episode 37: You Guys Voted in Seven Spielberg Movies

In this episode, Matt and I wind up the Better than AFI’s Top 100 project that has taken up a lot of my time and effort over the past few months. We discuss the poll that thirty-seven (whoo!) different folks voted on; the results are below, next to the corresponding rank of the movie on my list.

We also cover some other topics along the way. After we talk about the top ten movies (and the two interlopers that weren’t on my list), I did a little math and talked about the ages of different voters and how that affected rankings one way or another. Matt has some interesting connections to make between movies that got the same number of votes but are totally different. We touch on near misses (eleven votes! so close!), talk about surprising movies that got Top 5 consideration, and finally preview some lists that we’ve been working on/will begin to publish in the near future.

Movie Poll Results Tim’s List
Casablanca (dir. Michael Curtiz) 1 9
The Godfather (dir. Francis Ford Coppola) 2 12
Star Wars (dir. George Lucas) 3 24
Pulp Fiction (dir. Quentin Tarantino) T-4 10
It’s a Wonderful Life (dir. Frank Capra) T-4 37
Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) 6 29
Rear Window (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) T-7 8
Schindler’s List (dir. Steven Spielberg) T-7 Not listed
The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme) 9 Not listed
Toy Story (dir. John Lasseter) 10 23
Jaws (dir. Steven Spielberg) 11 Not listed
Raiders of the Lost Ark (dir. Steven Spielberg) 12 42
The Sound of Music (dir. Robert Wise) 13 Not listed
Goodfellas (dir. Martin Scorsese) 14 33
North by Northwest (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) 15 70
The Graduate (dir. Mike Nichols) 16 Not listed
Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles) 17 4
The Wizard of Oz (dir. Victor Fleming) 18 51
The Shawshank Redemption (dir. Frank Darabont) 19 Not listed
The Godfather Part II (dir. Francis Ford Coppola) T-20 30
Amadeus (dir. Milos Forman) T-20 89
Saving Private Ryan (dir. Steven Spielberg) 22 Not listed
Jurassic Park (dir. Steven Spielberg) 23 71
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (dir. Milos Forman) 24 Not listed
2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick) T-25 2
Apocalypse Now (dir. Francis Ford Coppola) T-25 5
The Empire Strikes Back (dir. Irvin Kershner) 27 Not listed
Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese) T-28 19
To Kill a Mockingbird (dir. Robert Mulligan) T-28 Not listed
Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Stanley Donen) 30 35
Network (dir. Sidney Lumet) T-31 34
Titanic (dir. James Cameron) T-31 Not listed
Fargo (dir. Joel Coen) T-33 17
Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott) T-33 16
Back to the Future (dir. Robert Zemeckis) T-33 99
E.T. (dir. Steven Spielberg) T-33 Not listed
A Streetcar Named Desire (dir. Elia Kazan) T-37 75
The Lion King (dir. Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers) T-37 Not listed
Rocky (dir. John G. Avildsen) T-37 Not listed
Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) 40 3
Gone with the Wind (dir. Victor Fleming) 41 45
The Princess Bride (dir. Rob Reiner) 42 94
Mr Smith Goes to Washington (dir. Frank Capra) 43 Not listed
Alien (dir. Ridley Scott) T-44 95
12 Angry Men (dir. Sidney Lumet) T-44 Not listed
All the President’s Men (dir. Alan J. Pakula) T-44 Not listed
O Brother Where Art Thou? (dir. Coen Brothers) T-44 Not listed
Dr. Strangelove (dir. Stanley Kubrick) T-48 44
The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan) T-48 Not listed
The Incredibles (dir. Brad Bird) 50 Not listed
Some Like It Hot (dir. Billy Wilder) 51 25
There Will Be Blood (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) T-52 14
The Shining (dir. Stanley Kubrick) T-52 49
WALL-E (dir. Andrew Stanton) T-52 58
The Social Network (dir. David Fincher) T-52 93
Groundhog Day (dir. Harold Ramis) T-52 Not listed
Raging Bull (dir. Martin Scorsese) T-57 21
The Maltese Falcon (dir. John Huston) T-57 82
Airplane! (dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker) T-57 Not listed
Young Frankenstein (dir. Mel Brooks) 60 Not listed
Sunset Blvd (dir. Billy Wilder) T-61 7
No Country for Old Men (dir. Coen Brothers) T-61 50
When Harry Met Sally (dir. Rob Reiner) T-61 Not listed
The Matrix (dir. the Wachowskis) T-61 Not listed
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (dir. John Hughes) T-65 Not listed
Up (dir. Pete Docter) T-65 Not listed
Fight Club (dir. David Fincher) T-65 Not listed
The Apartment (dir. Billy Wilder) T-68 28
Annie Hall (dir. Woody Allen) T-68 59
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (dir. Michel Gondry) T-68 Not listed
The Exorcist (dir. William Friedkin) T-71 31
Mary Poppins (dir. Robert Stevenson) T-71 Not listed
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (dir. George Roy Hill) T-71 Not listed
The Departed (dir. Martin Scorsese) T-71 Not listed
Shrek (dir. Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson) T-71 Not listed
It Happened One Night (dir. Frank Capra) 76 Not listed
The Deer Hunter (dir. Michael Cimino) T-77 Not listed
Ben-Hur (dir. William Wyler) T-77 Not listed
Cool Hand Luke (dir. Stuart Rosenberg) T-77 Not listed
The Big Lebowski (dir. Coen Brothers) T-77 Not listed
Unforgiven (dir. Clint Eastwood) T-77 Not listed
Double Indemnity (dir. Billy Wilder) T-82 27
Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski) T-82 60
Brokeback Mountain (dir. Ang Lee) T-82 66
All About Eve (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) T-82 Not listed
Planet of the Apes (dir. Franklin J. Schaffner) T-82 Not listed
Reservoir Dogs (dir. Quentin Tarantino) T-82 Not listed
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (dir. Robert Zemeckis) T-82 Not listed
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (dir. Steven Spielberg) T-82 Not listed
Rebel without a Cause (dir. Nicholas Ray) T-82 Not listed
Beauty and the Beast (dir. Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale) T-91 Not listed
Inglourious Basterds (dir. Quentin Tarantino) T-91 Not listed
The Royal Tenenbaums (dir. Wes Anderson) T-91 Not listed
The Searchers (dir. John Ford) T-94 6
The Manchurian Candidate (dir. John Frankenheimer) T-94 Not listed
Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee) T-96 11
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (dir. John Huston) T-96 38
Tootsie (dir. Sydney Pollack) T-96 Not listed
Apollo 13 (dir. Ron Howard) T-96 Not listed
Blazing Saddles (dir. Mel Brooks) T-96 Not listed
Patton (dir. Franklin J. Schaffner) T-96 Not listed
Roman Holiday (dir. William Wyler) T-96 Not listed
12 Years a Slave (dir. Steve McQueen) T-96 Not listed
Ocean’s Eleven (dir. Steven Soderbergh) T-96 Not listed
Rain Man (dir. Barry Levinson) T-96 Not listed
Dances with Wolves (dir. Kevin Costner) T-96 Not listed

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