afi + 2017 top 100 predictions.
So I was thinking the other day about the AFI top 100 list and the fact that one was made in 1997 and again in 2007. I’m hoping this means that there will be another made in 2017, which instantly got me thinking about which American films from the last ten years they would include. Between 1997 and 2007, there were four films included (Fellowship of the Ring, Saving Private Ryan, TItanic, and The Sixth Sense). These four are fairly straight forward, with The Sixth Sense being a bit of a shock. Then there were a few entries from before 1997 that were perhaps a bit too recent at the time to be added to the list (The Shawshank Redemption and Toy Story), which also had me wondering which pre-2007 films had a shot ten years later at the list. Here are my thoughts.
LOCKS (the ones that I think are pretty much guaranteed to make the list):
- No Country for Old Men
- There Will Be Blood
- The Social Network
SERIOUS CONTENDERS (films that I think have a pretty good chance to make the list):
- Return of the King
- The Departed
- The Dark Knight
- Slumdog Millionaire
- The Tree of Life
LONG SHOTS (I’d say still have a chance but rather unlikely):
- Lost in Translation
- Million Dollar Baby
- The Hurt Locker
- The King’s Speech
And then there’s this years films, of which I’d assume the big two contenders for the AFI list would be 12 Years a Slave and Gravity, neither of which I have seen.