AFI Makes New Top 100 List

The American Film Institute is set to update its 100 greatest movies of all time list in June of this year.

More than 1,500 jurors will be asked to make their choices from a list of 400 American, narrative feature films, including long-standing classics as well as 44 newly eligible films released from 1996-2006.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “Brokeback Mountain” are amongst the newer films mentioned.

The results will be presented in a three-hour program, directed by Gary Smith, which will air on CBS.

The aim is to assemble a decade-by-decade portrait of changing appreciations of American film. “Citizen Kane,” “Casablanca,” “The Godfather,” “Gone with the Wind” and “Lawrence of Arabia” topped the previous list in 1998.