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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 2516  Average listal rating (1492 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
2. Pinocchio (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #2

People who added this item 2503  Average listal rating (1531 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
3. Bambi (1942)
Top 10 Animation - #3

People who added this item 6517  Average listal rating (4330 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.5 
4. The Lion King (1994)
Top 10 Animation - #4

People who added this item 1775  Average listal rating (1064 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. Fantasia (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #5

People who added this item 6566  Average listal rating (4355 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
6. Toy Story (1995)
Top 10 Animation - #6

People who added this item 3823  Average listal rating (2504 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 7650  Average listal rating (4825 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 2669  Average listal rating (1632 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
9. Cinderella (1950)
Top 10 Animation - #9

People who added this item 7345  Average listal rating (4771 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
10. Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1046  Average listal rating (626 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
11. City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1

People who added this item 1948  Average listal rating (1189 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. Annie Hall (1977)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #2
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People who added this item 686  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
13. It Happened One Night (1934)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #3

People who added this item 1101  Average listal rating (660 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. Roman Holiday (1953)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4

People who added this item 656  Average listal rating (399 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #5

People who added this item 1839  Average listal rating (1120 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 241  Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. Adam's Rib (1949)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #7

People who added this item 378  Average listal rating (223 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
18. Moonstruck (1987)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #8

People who added this item 880  Average listal rating (512 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
19. Harold and Maude (1971)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #9

People who added this item 1717  Average listal rating (1037 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #10

People who added this item 618  Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
21. The Searchers (1956)
Top 10 Western - #1

People who added this item 594  Average listal rating (390 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
22. High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 301  Average listal rating (200 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3

People who added this item 1740  Average listal rating (1118 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 260  Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
25. Red River (1948)
Top 10 Western - #5

People who added this item 668  Average listal rating (401 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
26. The Wild Bunch (1969)
Top 10 Western - #6

People who added this item 1165  Average listal rating (734 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
27. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Top 10 Western - #7

People who added this item 316  Average listal rating (192 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
28. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Top 10 Western - #8

People who added this item 384  Average listal rating (257 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. Stagecoach (1939)
Top 10 Western - #9

People who added this item 133  Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
30. Cat Ballou (1965)
Top 10 Western - #10

People who added this item 1804  Average listal rating (1107 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
31. Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2377  Average listal rating (1558 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
32. Rocky (1976)
Top 10 Sports - #2
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People who added this item 90  Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
33. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Top 10 Sports - #3

People who added this item 209  Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
34. Hoosiers (1986)
Top 10 Sports - #4

People who added this item 362  Average listal rating (244 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
35. Bull Durham (1988)
Top 10 Sports - #5

People who added this item 473  Average listal rating (285 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
36. The Hustler (1961)
Top 10 Sports - #6

People who added this item 752  Average listal rating (505 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
37. Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7

People who added this item 161  Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
38. Breaking Away (1979)
Top 10 Sports - #8
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People who added this item 90  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. National Velvet (1944)
Top 10 Sports - #9

People who added this item 2232  Average listal rating (1430 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
40. Jerry Maguire (1996)
Top 10 Sports - #10
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People who added this item 2363  Average listal rating (1434 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
41. Vertigo (1958)
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 1828  Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
42. Chinatown (1974)
Top 10 Mystery - #2

People who added this item 2271  Average listal rating (1531 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
43. Rear Window (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #3

People who added this item 409  Average listal rating (262 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
44. Laura (1944)
Top 10 Mystery - #4
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People who added this item 909  Average listal rating (542 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
45. The Third Man (1949)
Top 10 Mystery - #5

People who added this item 1012  Average listal rating (628 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
46. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Top 10 Mystery - #6

People who added this item 1583  Average listal rating (1020 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
47. North by Northwest (1959)
Top 10 Mystery - #7

People who added this item 1986  Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
48. Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
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People who added this item 1025  Average listal rating (650 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
49. Dial M for Murder (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #9

People who added this item 3167  Average listal rating (2064 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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