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January list by Nanette Alderman                                        Check out one of AMC's Greatest Movies of All Time! 
The Godfather
1. The Godfather
James Caan, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert Duvall, 1972,  rated r

Revenge, envy, and parent-child conflict mix with the rituals of Italian mob life in America. Includes fully restored film and the original and provocative director's commentary. Won 3 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The Shawshank Redemption
2. The Shawshank Redemption
Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, 1994, rated r

Andy is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to the toughest prison in the Northeast. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards and based on a short story by Stephen King.

Schindler's List
3. Schindler's List
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Kingsley, 1993,   rated r

This incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did. Winner of 7 Academy Awards.

4. Casablanca
Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, and Peter Lorre, 1942, rated pg

Classic love story of the lonely cafe owner Rick who meets up with his old love in Casablanca. However, she is with someone else, and Rick must choose between saving him or having her. Won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, and Writing.

Citizen Kane
5. Citizen Kane
Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, and Orson Welles, 1941, RATED PG

An American tragedy of a newspaper tycoon, from his humble beginnings to the solitude of his final years. Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director.

6. Vertigo
James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes, 1958, rated pg

A detective's fear of heights causes the death of a policeman and the woman he's been hired to follow. Now a near double of the woman appears and haunts his life.

7. Psycho
Anthony Perkins, Jack Albertson, and Janet Leigh, 1960, rated r

An unsuspecting victim visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema's most notorious psychopaths - Norman Bates.

Star Wars
8. Star Wars
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, 1977, NOT rated

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. Winner of 6 Academy Awards.

Gone with the Wind
9. Gone with the Wind
Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, Eddie Anderson, and Clark Gable, 1939, not rated

Epic tale of Civil War drama about a Southern Belle. Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director-Victor Fleming, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.

Rear Window
10. Rear Window
James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Wendell Corey, 1954, rated pg

A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Louise Fletcher, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, and Danny Devito, 1975, rated r

The story of a crook who feigns insanity in order to be placed in a posh mental institution rather than a cell, but faces shock therapy instead. All-new digitally enhanced picture and sound, and a disc full of extra features. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Pulp Fiction
12. Pulp Fiction
John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and Uma Thurman, 1994,
rated r

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, winning Best Screenplay.

It's a Wonderful Life
13. It's a Wonderful Life
Donna Reed, Ward Bond, and James Stewart, 1946, not RATED

A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. A Christmas classic.

North by Northwest
14. North by Northwest
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason, 1959, not rated

Mn advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

The Wizard of Oz
15. The Wizard of Oz
Frank Morgan, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton, and Judy Garland, 1939, rated g

The story of Dorothy, a young girl whisked away in a tornado to the magical land of Oz where she encounters many special characters like the Lion, the Tinman, the Scarecrow, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Winner of 2 Academy Awards.

Taxi Driver
16. Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and Harvey Keitel, 1976, rated r

A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams do not work out.

To Kill a Mockingbird
17. To Kill a Mockingbird
Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, and Mary Badham, 1962, not rated

Based on Harper Lee's novel about a lawyer defending a black man accused of raping a white woman. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, winner of three, including Best Actor.

Lawrence of Arabia
18. Lawrence of Arabia
Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, and Peter O'Toole, 1962, rated pg

A look at T.E. Lawrence, a British officer who unites the desert tribes of Arabia against the Turks during World War I. Winner of 7 Academy Awards.

19. Jaws
Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss, 1975, rated pg

When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police, a young marine biologist and a grizzled shark hunter embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Winner of 3 Academy Awards.

Raging Bull
20. Raging Bull
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Cathy Moriarty, 1980, rated r

Widely hailed as the greatest film of the 1980s, this searing story charts the tortured rise and fall of middleweight champion Jake 'The Bronx Bull' LaMotta. Winner of 2 Academy Awards.

The Bridge on the River Kwai
21. The Bridge on the River Kwai
William Holden and Alec Guinness, 1957, RATED pg

British soldiers are forced to build a railway bridge for their WWII Japanese captors, unaware of an Allied mission to blow it up. Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle. Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

22. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, 1982, rated pg

Elliott is a young boy from a broken home who discovers an extra-terrestrial creature that has been stranded on Earth - light years from home. Together they form a universal friendship, and Elliott helps E.T. 'phone home.' Winner of 4 Academy Awards.

2001: A Space Odyssey
23. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, 1968, rated g

A space voyage to Jupiter erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, winning Best Special Effects.

24. Ben-Hur
Hugh Griffith, Stephen Boyd, and Charlton Heston, 1959, rated g

The Oscar-winning epic based on Lew Wallace's novel. Set in imperialist Rome, two friends become sworn enemies due to their religious convictions. Winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Singin' in the Rain
25. Singin' in the Rain
Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, 1952, rated g

Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as are his buddy, prospective ladylove, and shrewish costar.