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AFI's Top 10 Films In 10 Genres

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Top 10 Animation - #1

People who added this item 3139 Average listal rating (1949 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Top 10 Animation - #2
People who added this item 2983 Average listal rating (1862 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bambi (1942)
Top 10 Animation - #3
People who added this item 7595 Average listal rating (5356 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
Top 10 Animation - #4
People who added this item 2221 Average listal rating (1372 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Fantasia (1941)
Top 10 Animation - #5
People who added this item 7716 Average listal rating (5495 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Top 10 Animation - #6
Top 10 Animation - #7
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People who added this item 8697 Average listal rating (6392 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 3159 Average listal rating (2013 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cinderella (1950)
Top 10 Animation - #9
People who added this item 8316 Average listal rating (6164 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1324 Average listal rating (831 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1
People who added this item 2225 Average listal rating (1405 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Annie Hall (1977)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #2
AFIoscar's rating:
People who added this item 893 Average listal rating (563 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #3
People who added this item 1317 Average listal rating (805 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4
People who added this item 804 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #5
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #6
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People who added this item 303 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Adam's Rib (1949)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #7
People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (287 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Moonstruck (1988)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #8
People who added this item 1077 Average listal rating (644 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #9
People who added this item 1873 Average listal rating (1142 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #10
People who added this item 818 Average listal rating (576 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Top 10 Western - #1
People who added this item 754 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 414 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3
People who added this item 2067 Average listal rating (1352 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Top 10 Western - #5
People who added this item 809 Average listal rating (504 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Top 10 Western - #6
Top 10 Western - #7
People who added this item 395 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Western - #8
People who added this item 509 Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Stagecoach (1939)
Top 10 Western - #9
People who added this item 170 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Cat Ballou (1965)
Top 10 Western - #10
People who added this item 2197 Average listal rating (1405 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2957 Average listal rating (1983 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rocky (1976)
Top 10 Sports - #2
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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Sports - #3
People who added this item 262 Average listal rating (178 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Hoosiers (1987)
Top 10 Sports - #4
People who added this item 433 Average listal rating (298 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Top 10 Sports - #5
People who added this item 571 Average listal rating (352 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Hustler (1961)
Top 10 Sports - #6
People who added this item 870 Average listal rating (587 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7
People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Sports - #8
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Top 10 Sports - #9
People who added this item 2431 Average listal rating (1566 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Top 10 Sports - #10
AFIoscar's rating:
People who added this item 2833 Average listal rating (1783 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 2173 Average listal rating (1324 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Top 10 Mystery - #2
People who added this item 2725 Average listal rating (1893 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Top 10 Mystery - #3
People who added this item 535 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Laura (1944)
Top 10 Mystery - #4
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People who added this item 1130 Average listal rating (706 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Third Man (1949)
Top 10 Mystery - #5
People who added this item 1214 Average listal rating (778 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Mystery - #6
People who added this item 1901 Average listal rating (1256 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Top 10 Mystery - #7
People who added this item 2354 Average listal rating (1461 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
AFIoscar's rating:
People who added this item 1230 Average listal rating (802 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Top 10 Mystery - #9
People who added this item 3620 Average listal rating (2456 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
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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