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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 2918 Average listal rating (1729 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pinocchio (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #2
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People who added this item 2845 Average listal rating (1710 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bambi (1942)
Top 10 Animation - #3
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People who added this item 7254 Average listal rating (4737 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Lion King (1994)
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People who added this item 2083 Average listal rating (1234 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Fantasia (1940)
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People who added this item 7354 Average listal rating (4812 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story (1995)
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People who added this item 4332 Average listal rating (2781 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 8388 Average listal rating (5255 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 3005 Average listal rating (1822 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cinderella (1950)
Top 10 Animation - #9
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People who added this item 8048 Average listal rating (5183 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1228 Average listal rating (731 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1
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People who added this item 2150 Average listal rating (1319 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Annie Hall (1977)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #2
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People who added this item 815 Average listal rating (493 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #3
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People who added this item 1245 Average listal rating (737 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Roman Holiday (1953)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4
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People who added this item 745 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #5
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People who added this item 2043 Average listal rating (1233 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #6
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People who added this item 282 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 438 Average listal rating (252 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Moonstruck (1987)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #8
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People who added this item 1024 Average listal rating (598 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1838 Average listal rating (1097 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #10
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People who added this item 734 Average listal rating (495 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
The Searchers (1956)
Top 10 Western - #1
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People who added this item 688 Average listal rating (452 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 366 Average listal rating (242 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3
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People who added this item 1954 Average listal rating (1245 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (198 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Red River (1948)
Top 10 Western - #5
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People who added this item 766 Average listal rating (469 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 376 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Western - #8
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People who added this item 449 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Stagecoach (1939)
Top 10 Western - #9
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People who added this item 153 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 2055 Average listal rating (1254 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2756 Average listal rating (1789 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rocky (1976)
Top 10 Sports - #2
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People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Top 10 Sports - #3
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People who added this item 241 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 404 Average listal rating (270 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bull Durham (1988)
Top 10 Sports - #5
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People who added this item 528 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 826 Average listal rating (545 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7
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People who added this item 196 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Breaking Away (1979)
Top 10 Sports - #8
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Top 10 Sports - #9
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People who added this item 2371 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 2639 Average listal rating (1604 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Vertigo (1958)
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 2051 Average listal rating (1197 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 2543 Average listal rating (1710 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #3
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People who added this item 487 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Laura (1944)
Top 10 Mystery - #4
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People who added this item 1056 Average listal rating (626 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Third Man (1949)
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People who added this item 1143 Average listal rating (707 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1776 Average listal rating (1141 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 2238 Average listal rating (1330 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
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People who added this item 1170 Average listal rating (741 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 3497 Average listal rating (2276 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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