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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 2848 Average listal rating (1702 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pinocchio (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #2
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People who added this item 2790 Average listal rating (1691 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 7142 Average listal rating (4687 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Lion King (1994)
Top 10 Animation - #4
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People who added this item 2030 Average listal rating (1214 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Fantasia (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #5
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People who added this item 7236 Average listal rating (4755 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story (1995)
Top 10 Animation - #6
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People who added this item 4235 Average listal rating (2739 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Animation - #7
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People who added this item 8268 Average listal rating (5201 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 2950 Average listal rating (1803 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cinderella (1950)
Top 10 Animation - #9
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People who added this item 7930 Average listal rating (5123 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1208 Average listal rating (726 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1
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People who added this item 2129 Average listal rating (1312 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Annie Hall (1977)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #2
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People who added this item 803 Average listal rating (489 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1232 Average listal rating (731 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Roman Holiday (1953)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4
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People who added this item 734 Average listal rating (445 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 2019 Average listal rating (1227 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #6
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People who added this item 277 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Adam's Rib (1949)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #7
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People who added this item 433 Average listal rating (253 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Moonstruck (1987)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #8
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People who added this item 1011 Average listal rating (592 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1826 Average listal rating (1094 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 720 Average listal rating (491 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
The Searchers (1956)
Top 10 Western - #1
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People who added this item 678 Average listal rating (448 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 352 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3
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People who added this item 1917 Average listal rating (1233 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 308 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Red River (1948)
Top 10 Western - #5
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People who added this item 755 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Western - #6
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People who added this item 368 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Western - #8
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People who added this item 446 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Stagecoach (1939)
Top 10 Western - #9
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People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Cat Ballou (1965)
Top 10 Western - #10
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People who added this item 2016 Average listal rating (1246 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2691 Average listal rating (1757 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rocky (1976)
Top 10 Sports - #2
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Top 10 Sports - #3
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People who added this item 236 Average listal rating (158 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hoosiers (1986)
Top 10 Sports - #4
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People who added this item 390 Average listal rating (265 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bull Durham (1988)
Top 10 Sports - #5
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People who added this item 523 Average listal rating (318 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Hustler (1961)
Top 10 Sports - #6
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People who added this item 817 Average listal rating (544 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Breaking Away (1979)
Top 10 Sports - #8
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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 2351 Average listal rating (1490 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Top 10 Sports - #10
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People who added this item 2595 Average listal rating (1587 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Vertigo (1958)
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 2019 Average listal rating (1190 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2515 Average listal rating (1695 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #3
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People who added this item 474 Average listal rating (304 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Laura (1944)
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People who added this item 1036 Average listal rating (616 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1122 Average listal rating (700 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1744 Average listal rating (1133 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 2197 Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
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People who added this item 1159 Average listal rating (737 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 3454 Average listal rating (2259 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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