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AFI's Top 10 Films In 10 Genres

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People who added this item 3259 Average listal rating (1994 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Top 10 Animation - #1

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People who added this item 2878 Average listal rating (1713 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pinocchio (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #2
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People who added this item 2812 Average listal rating (1695 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bambi (1942)
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People who added this item 7189 Average listal rating (4721 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Lion King (1994)
Top 10 Animation - #4
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People who added this item 2053 Average listal rating (1227 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Fantasia (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #5
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People who added this item 7278 Average listal rating (4787 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story (1995)
Top 10 Animation - #6
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People who added this item 4285 Average listal rating (2770 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 8312 Average listal rating (5233 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 2972 Average listal rating (1810 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cinderella (1950)
Top 10 Animation - #9
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People who added this item 7979 Average listal rating (5164 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1211 Average listal rating (727 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1
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People who added this item 2135 Average listal rating (1317 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Annie Hall (1977)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #2
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People who added this item 805 Average listal rating (489 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #3
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People who added this item 1237 Average listal rating (736 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Roman Holiday (1953)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4
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People who added this item 733 Average listal rating (446 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #5
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People who added this item 2028 Average listal rating (1233 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #6
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People who added this item 279 Average listal rating (167 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 431 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 1015 Average listal rating (597 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #9
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People who added this item 1828 Average listal rating (1096 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #10
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People who added this item 723 Average listal rating (493 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
The Searchers (1956)
Top 10 Western - #1
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People who added this item 682 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 355 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3
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People who added this item 1928 Average listal rating (1243 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Red River (1948)
Top 10 Western - #5
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People who added this item 757 Average listal rating (467 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Western - #6
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Top 10 Western - #7
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People who added this item 369 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Western - #8
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People who added this item 447 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 2033 Average listal rating (1250 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2714 Average listal rating (1774 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 238 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hoosiers (1986)
Top 10 Sports - #4
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People who added this item 394 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bull Durham (1988)
Top 10 Sports - #5
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People who added this item 522 Average listal rating (317 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Hustler (1961)
Top 10 Sports - #6
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People who added this item 820 Average listal rating (544 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Breaking Away (1979)
Top 10 Sports - #8
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People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Top 10 Sports - #9
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People who added this item 2357 Average listal rating (1497 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Top 10 Sports - #10
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People who added this item 2614 Average listal rating (1600 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Vertigo (1958)
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 2027 Average listal rating (1196 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Chinatown (1974)
Top 10 Mystery - #2
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People who added this item 2527 Average listal rating (1703 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #3
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People who added this item 477 Average listal rating (309 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Laura (1944)
Top 10 Mystery - #4
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People who added this item 1040 Average listal rating (622 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1128 Average listal rating (704 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1757 Average listal rating (1138 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 2211 Average listal rating (1326 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
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People who added this item 1163 Average listal rating (740 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 3476 Average listal rating (2271 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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