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Top 10 American Films

written by: mwprods
 
If you're a serious cineaste, immerse yourself in this quiz about the Top Ten American films of all time, as selected in 1998 by the American Film Institute.

Question 1:


If a "golden era" of American film making existed, when would it have been, judging by the Top Ten list of the American Film Institute?
1930-1945
1970-1998
1915-1929
1946-1969

Question 2:


Which one of the AFI Top Ten films had the most disappointing return at the box office?
"Lawrence of Arabia"
"The Graduate"
"Schindler's List"
"Citizen Kane"

Question 3:


Who directed two of the Top Ten American movies released in the same year?
Mike Nichols
Steven Spielberg
Frank Capra
Victor Fleming

Question 4:


Which are the only two musicals on the Top Ten list of the American Film Institute?
"The Wizard of Oz" and "Singin' in the Rain"
"Singin' in the Rain" and "South Pacific"
"The Wizard of Oz" and "Gigi"
"South Pacific" and "West Side Story"

Question 5:


Rough-hewn, cigar-smoking Sam Spiegel was the only major producer who had a hand in making two of the Top Ten movies according to the American Film Institute. Which are they?
"On the Waterfront" and "Lawrence of Arabia"
"Gone with the Wind" and "On the Waterfront"
"Schindler's List" and "Citizen Kane"
"Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gone with the Wind"

Question 6:


Which of these Top Ten AFI films received the fewest major awards and nominations in its time?
"Singin' in the Rain"
"Citizen Kane"
"Casablanca"
"The Godfather"

Question 7:


Of these four directors who filmed some of the Top 10 AFI American films, which one was NOT an American citizen?
David Lean
Elia Kazan
Michael Curtiz
Mike Nichols

Question 8:


Which actor delivered the line "Here's looking at you, kid", one of the best known, oft-repeated lines in American film dialogue?
Gene Kelly
Dustin Hoffman
Humphrey Bogart
Vivian Leigh

Question 9:


Who directed the only 1990s film included in the AFI Top Ten List?
Francis Ford Coppola
Orson Welles
Steven Spielberg
Stanley Donen

Question 10:


Who was the only actor to play the leading role in two movies of the AFI Top Ten List?
Judy Garland
Marlon Brando
Al Pacino
Humphrey Bogart

 


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