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AFI's Top 10 Films In 10 Genres

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1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Top 10 Animation - #1


People who added this item 2595  Average listal rating (1532 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
2. Pinocchio (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #2

People who added this item 2566  Average listal rating (1558 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
3. Bambi (1942)
Top 10 Animation - #3

People who added this item 6669  Average listal rating (4392 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.5 
4. The Lion King (1994)
Top 10 Animation - #4

People who added this item 1832  Average listal rating (1093 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. Fantasia (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #5

People who added this item 6699  Average listal rating (4416 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
6. Toy Story (1995)
Top 10 Animation - #6

People who added this item 3922  Average listal rating (2543 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
7. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Top 10 Animation - #7
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People who added this item 7785  Average listal rating (4898 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 2734  Average listal rating (1665 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
9. Cinderella (1950)
Top 10 Animation - #9

People who added this item 7466  Average listal rating (4829 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
10. Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1095  Average listal rating (657 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
11. City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1

People who added this item 2008  Average listal rating (1236 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
12. Annie Hall (1977)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #2
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People who added this item 720  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
13. It Happened One Night (1934)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #3

People who added this item 1146  Average listal rating (678 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. Roman Holiday (1953)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4

People who added this item 680  Average listal rating (419 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #5

People who added this item 1905  Average listal rating (1154 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #6
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People who added this item 255  Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. Adam's Rib (1949)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #7

People who added this item 393  Average listal rating (232 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
18. Moonstruck (1987)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #8

People who added this item 921  Average listal rating (539 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
19. Harold and Maude (1971)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #9

People who added this item 1757  Average listal rating (1054 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #10

People who added this item 640  Average listal rating (450 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
21. The Searchers (1956)
Top 10 Western - #1

People who added this item 616  Average listal rating (409 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
22. High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 318  Average listal rating (213 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3

People who added this item 1788  Average listal rating (1148 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 281  Average listal rating (176 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
25. Red River (1948)
Top 10 Western - #5

People who added this item 700  Average listal rating (431 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
26. The Wild Bunch (1969)
Top 10 Western - #6

People who added this item 1203  Average listal rating (757 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
27. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Top 10 Western - #7

People who added this item 332  Average listal rating (205 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
28. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Top 10 Western - #8

People who added this item 407  Average listal rating (277 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. Stagecoach (1939)
Top 10 Western - #9

People who added this item 139  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
30. Cat Ballou (1965)
Top 10 Western - #10

People who added this item 1876  Average listal rating (1156 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
31. Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2453  Average listal rating (1599 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
32. Rocky (1976)
Top 10 Sports - #2
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People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (57 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
33. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Top 10 Sports - #3

People who added this item 218  Average listal rating (144 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
34. Hoosiers (1986)
Top 10 Sports - #4

People who added this item 370  Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
35. Bull Durham (1988)
Top 10 Sports - #5

People who added this item 488  Average listal rating (294 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
36. The Hustler (1961)
Top 10 Sports - #6

People who added this item 770  Average listal rating (513 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
37. Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7

People who added this item 171  Average listal rating (103 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
38. Breaking Away (1979)
Top 10 Sports - #8
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People who added this item 92  Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. National Velvet (1944)
Top 10 Sports - #9

People who added this item 2273  Average listal rating (1458 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
40. Jerry Maguire (1996)
Top 10 Sports - #10
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People who added this item 2432  Average listal rating (1482 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
41. Vertigo (1958)
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 1883  Average listal rating (1109 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
42. Chinatown (1974)
Top 10 Mystery - #2

People who added this item 2338  Average listal rating (1580 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
43. Rear Window (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #3

People who added this item 429  Average listal rating (277 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
44. Laura (1944)
Top 10 Mystery - #4
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People who added this item 947  Average listal rating (570 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
45. The Third Man (1949)
Top 10 Mystery - #5

People who added this item 1051  Average listal rating (657 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
46. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Top 10 Mystery - #6

People who added this item 1636  Average listal rating (1062 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
47. North by Northwest (1959)
Top 10 Mystery - #7

People who added this item 2054  Average listal rating (1240 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
48. Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
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People who added this item 1063  Average listal rating (681 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
49. Dial M for Murder (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #9

People who added this item 3256  Average listal rating (2129 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
50. The Usual Suspects (1995)
Top 10 Mystery - #10
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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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