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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 2536  Average listal rating (1510 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
2. Pinocchio (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #2

People who added this item 2514  Average listal rating (1538 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
3. Bambi (1942)
Top 10 Animation - #3

People who added this item 6557  Average listal rating (4358 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.5 
4. The Lion King (1994)
Top 10 Animation - #4

People who added this item 1785  Average listal rating (1070 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. Fantasia (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #5

People who added this item 6603  Average listal rating (4382 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
6. Toy Story (1995)
Top 10 Animation - #6

People who added this item 3838  Average listal rating (2516 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 7688  Average listal rating (4857 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 2683  Average listal rating (1643 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
9. Cinderella (1950)
Top 10 Animation - #9

People who added this item 7373  Average listal rating (4794 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
10. Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1053  Average listal rating (638 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
11. City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1

People who added this item 1956  Average listal rating (1201 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 691  Average listal rating (418 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
13. It Happened One Night (1934)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #3

People who added this item 1109  Average listal rating (665 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. Roman Holiday (1953)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4

People who added this item 663  Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #5

People who added this item 1851  Average listal rating (1125 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 245  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. Adam's Rib (1949)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #7

People who added this item 381  Average listal rating (225 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
18. Moonstruck (1987)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #8

People who added this item 888  Average listal rating (519 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
19. Harold and Maude (1971)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #9

People who added this item 1725  Average listal rating (1042 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #10

People who added this item 623  Average listal rating (438 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
21. The Searchers (1956)
Top 10 Western - #1

People who added this item 594  Average listal rating (392 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
22. High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 306  Average listal rating (208 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3

People who added this item 1751  Average listal rating (1131 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
24. Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 266  Average listal rating (165 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.8 
25. Red River (1948)
Top 10 Western - #5

People who added this item 676  Average listal rating (414 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
26. The Wild Bunch (1969)
Top 10 Western - #6

People who added this item 1166  Average listal rating (737 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
27. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Top 10 Western - #7

People who added this item 320  Average listal rating (195 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
28. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Top 10 Western - #8

People who added this item 393  Average listal rating (265 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. Stagecoach (1939)
Top 10 Western - #9

People who added this item 133  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
30. Cat Ballou (1965)
Top 10 Western - #10

People who added this item 1821  Average listal rating (1128 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
31. Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2396  Average listal rating (1577 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
32. Rocky (1976)
Top 10 Sports - #2
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People who added this item 92  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
33. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Top 10 Sports - #3

People who added this item 213  Average listal rating (141 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
34. Hoosiers (1986)
Top 10 Sports - #4

People who added this item 366  Average listal rating (246 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
35. Bull Durham (1988)
Top 10 Sports - #5

People who added this item 474  Average listal rating (285 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
36. The Hustler (1961)
Top 10 Sports - #6

People who added this item 755  Average listal rating (509 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
37. Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7

People who added this item 164  Average listal rating (96 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 (54 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. National Velvet (1944)
Top 10 Sports - #9

People who added this item 2240  Average listal rating (1442 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
40. Jerry Maguire (1996)
Top 10 Sports - #10
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People who added this item 2377  Average listal rating (1456 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
41. Vertigo (1958)
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 1838  Average listal rating (1089 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
42. Chinatown (1974)
Top 10 Mystery - #2

People who added this item 2283  Average listal rating (1553 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
43. Rear Window (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #3

People who added this item 415  Average listal rating (270 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
44. Laura (1944)
Top 10 Mystery - #4
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People who added this item 916  Average listal rating (556 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
45. The Third Man (1949)
Top 10 Mystery - #5

People who added this item 1021  Average listal rating (635 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
46. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Top 10 Mystery - #6

People who added this item 1590  Average listal rating (1035 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
47. North by Northwest (1959)
Top 10 Mystery - #7

People who added this item 2011  Average listal rating (1211 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
48. Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
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People who added this item 1031  Average listal rating (661 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
49. Dial M for Murder (1954)
Top 10 Mystery - #9

People who added this item 3184  Average listal rating (2085 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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