Is Citizen Kane really the greatest movie of all time?

United States
December 4, 2006 1:50pm CST
Citizen Kane is the "greatest movie of all time" according to the American Film Institute panel that put together their famous "top 100 films of all time" list. I love Citizen Kane and think it is a great film, but I'm not convinced that it is the greatest movie of all time! There are so many well-made and influential movies in history, from The Wizard of Oz to Stalag 17. . . is this relatively straightforward drama about the rise and fall of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane really the greatest movie of all time?
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• Mexico
12 Feb 07
I deeply agree. There are so many great films, so many! I never understood the habit of put films, books, paintings, etc., into lists. I just donĀ“t see the point. Would be better if you say "look at this films, they're important", but not to prioritize pieces like a beauty contest or a competition. I think is not suitable. You know, when Orson Welles were on his last days he got overwhelmed with awards to the point he said something like: "I need a budget for a film, not ceremonies and prices"! Personally, I dont' know if there is such thing like "the best film". I love the film, I've been enjoying it for years, and I have plenty knowing that.
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@Ashida (1370)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I don't know if it's the greatest movie of all time, but I do think it was the greatest movie of its time.
• United States
8 Dec 06
I like Stalag 17 too but I don't really think it's the best movie ever made. I guess picking the greatest movie of all time is very subjective but I definitely think you can make a valid argument for Citizen Kane.
• India
4 Dec 06
ya 1941 movie with gr8 topic