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AFI's Top 10 Films In 10 Genres

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Top 10 Animation - #1

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People who added this item 2595 Average listal rating (1591 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pinocchio (1940)
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People who added this item 2566 Average listal rating (1590 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 6669 Average listal rating (4492 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Lion King (1994)
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People who added this item 1832 Average listal rating (1133 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Fantasia (1940)
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People who added this item 6699 Average listal rating (4532 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story (1995)
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People who added this item 3922 Average listal rating (2614 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 7785 Average listal rating (4988 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 2734 Average listal rating (1709 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cinderella (1950)
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People who added this item 7466 Average listal rating (4918 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1095 Average listal rating (697 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1
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People who added this item 2008 Average listal rating (1267 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Annie Hall (1977)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #2
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People who added this item 720 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1146 Average listal rating (707 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Roman Holiday (1953)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4
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People who added this item 680 Average listal rating (440 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1905 Average listal rating (1187 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #6
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Adam's Rib (1949)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #7
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People who added this item 393 Average listal rating (238 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Moonstruck (1987)
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People who added this item 921 Average listal rating (574 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1757 Average listal rating (1080 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 640 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
The Searchers (1956)
Top 10 Western - #1
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People who added this item 616 Average listal rating (429 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 318 Average listal rating (229 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3
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People who added this item 1788 Average listal rating (1191 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 281 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Red River (1948)
Top 10 Western - #5
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People who added this item 700 Average listal rating (452 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Western - #6
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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Western - #8
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People who added this item 407 Average listal rating (287 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Stagecoach (1939)
Top 10 Western - #9
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Cat Ballou (1965)
Top 10 Western - #10
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People who added this item 1876 Average listal rating (1201 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2453 Average listal rating (1673 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rocky (1976)
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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Top 10 Sports - #3
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People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hoosiers (1986)
Top 10 Sports - #4
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People who added this item 370 Average listal rating (257 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bull Durham (1988)
Top 10 Sports - #5
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People who added this item 488 Average listal rating (309 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Hustler (1961)
Top 10 Sports - #6
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People who added this item 770 Average listal rating (530 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Breaking Away (1979)
Top 10 Sports - #8
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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Jerry Maguire (1996)
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People who added this item 2432 Average listal rating (1529 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Vertigo (1958)
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 1883 Average listal rating (1150 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2338 Average listal rating (1630 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 429 Average listal rating (290 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Laura (1944)
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People who added this item 947 Average listal rating (594 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1051 Average listal rating (677 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1636 Average listal rating (1103 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 2054 Average listal rating (1281 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
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People who added this item 1063 Average listal rating (707 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 3256 Average listal rating (2200 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
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The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California, in 2008 honored America’s 10 greatest films in 10 classic film genres. The jury was asked to choose up to 10 movies per genre from a comprehensive list.


ANIMATED FILMS:
AFI described animated films as "a genre in which the film's images are primarily created by computer or hand and the characters are voiced by actors. A skillful combination of caricature and artistry, animation amplifies reality, offering stories that are visually stylized, but emotionally truthful. Whether it's a minimalist black squiggle or a full-blown tour-de-force of color and movement, animation allows imaginary characters and inanimate objects to spring vividly to life."


FANTASY FILMS:
AFI described fantasy films as "a genre where live-action characters inhabit imagined settings and/or experience situations that transcend the rules of the natural world. By presenting dreamlike realms where fairies flourish, witches scheme and pigs fly, fantasy demands that audiences believe in magic and hope for wishes to come true."


GANGSTER FILMS:
AFI described gangster films as "a genre that centers on organized crime or maverick criminals in a twentieth century setting. Profit-minded and highly entrepreneurial, the American gangster is the dark side of the American dream. The gangsters' lifestyles are portraits in extremes, with audiences cheering their excesses and reveling in their demise."


SCIENCE FICTION:
AFI described science fiction as "a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation. Whether it's a flying saucer whirling through space or a gleaming city on a distant planet, at the core of all science fiction is the provocative question, "What if...?" Science fiction presents stories and situations that tap our brightest hopes and darkest fears about what might, one day, turn out to be true."


WESTERN FILMS:
AFI described western films as "a genre of films set in the American West that embodies the spirit, the struggle and the demise of the new frontier. Brimming with subtext and mythology, westerns offer iconic images of a time gone by and perhaps a time that never was. A man of action with an unspoken code of honor, the western hero faces gun-toting opponents, hostile natives, lawless towns, the harsh forces of nature, and the encroachment of civilization. But the westerner keeps going, drawn to the freedom of the open plains and the promise of a new life."


SPORTS FILM:
AFI described sports films as "a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of competition. Whether smashing a ball into the outfield, landing a right hook in the final round or crossing a finish line to the roar of a crowd, sports movies create myths and larger-than-life heroes. The stakes in sports may be simple—someone wins and someone loses—but cheering for a character who faces adversity and aims for the top is an exhilarating reminder of the power of the human spirit."


MYSTERY FILMS:
AFI described mystery films as "a genre that revolves around the solution of a crime. Steeped in the unpredictability of human nature and wrapped in a tangle of plot twists, mysteries inhabit a world where the secrets are dark and the agendas well hidden. Unlike the open-endedness that characterizes so much of real life, a movie mystery delivers the ultimate satisfaction of a solution in the final reel."


ROMANTIC COMEDIES:
AFI described romantic comedies as "a genre in which the development of a romance leads to comic situations. Romantic comedy spares no one in chronicling the horror and humiliation, the hope and despair, the agony and ecstasy of Cupid's arrow. Wrapped in fantasy and charm, laced with funny little truths about the human condition, romantic comedies remind us that we're all susceptible to that crazy thing called love."


COURTROOM DRAMAS:
AFI described courtroom dramas as "a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film's narrative. Innocent until proven guilty. These four words inspire stories where the outcome may be the difference between life and death. The drama inherent in the theatre of a courtroom—the accused enters, prosecution and defense state their case, and a jury deliberates—all build to the moment when a verdict is read."


EPIC FILMS:
AFI described epic films as "a genre of large-scale films set in a cinematic interpretation of the past. Their scope defies and demands—either in the mode in which they are presented or their range across time. A bloody sword fight in an ancient coliseum; carnage on an open battlefield; a country on the eve of revolution. With sweeping interpretations of turbulent times, epics depict characters that, whether nobly heroic or shamefully depraved, are living life on the grandest of scales."















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