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AFI's Top 10 Films In 10 Genres

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People who added this item 3462 Average listal rating (2206 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Top 10 Animation - #1

People who added this item 3100 Average listal rating (1917 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Pinocchio (1940)
Top 10 Animation - #2
People who added this item 2958 Average listal rating (1844 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bambi (1942)
Top 10 Animation - #3
People who added this item 7537 Average listal rating (5309 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Lion King (1994)
Top 10 Animation - #4
People who added this item 2202 Average listal rating (1358 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Fantasia (1941)
Top 10 Animation - #5
People who added this item 7669 Average listal rating (5455 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story (1995)
Top 10 Animation - #6
People who added this item 4505 Average listal rating (3018 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Animation - #7
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People who added this item 8645 Average listal rating (6349 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Shrek (2001)
Top 10 Animation - #8
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People who added this item 3135 Average listal rating (1993 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cinderella (1950)
Top 10 Animation - #9
People who added this item 8268 Average listal rating (6123 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Finding Nemo (2003)
Top 10 Animation - #10
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People who added this item 1310 Average listal rating (818 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
City Lights (1931)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #1
People who added this item 2219 Average listal rating (1399 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Annie Hall (1977)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #2
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People who added this item 877 Average listal rating (550 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #3
People who added this item 1303 Average listal rating (795 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Roman Holiday (1953)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #4
People who added this item 792 Average listal rating (497 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #5
People who added this item 2112 Average listal rating (1305 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #6
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People who added this item 299 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Adam's Rib (1949)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #7
People who added this item 477 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Moonstruck (1988)
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #8
People who added this item 1068 Average listal rating (637 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #9
People who added this item 1867 Average listal rating (1141 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Top 10 Romantic Comedies - #10
People who added this item 803 Average listal rating (564 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Searchers (1956)
Top 10 Western - #1
People who added this item 745 Average listal rating (499 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
High Noon (1952)
Top 10 Western - #2
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People who added this item 404 Average listal rating (275 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Shane (1953)
Top 10 Western - #3
People who added this item 2047 Average listal rating (1336 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Unforgiven (1992)
Top 10 Western - #4
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People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Red River (1948)
Top 10 Western - #5
People who added this item 805 Average listal rating (502 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
Top 10 Western - #6
Top 10 Western - #7
People who added this item 390 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Western - #8
People who added this item 495 Average listal rating (333 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Stagecoach (1939)
Top 10 Western - #9
People who added this item 164 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Cat Ballou (1965)
Top 10 Western - #10
People who added this item 2172 Average listal rating (1386 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Raging Bull (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #1
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People who added this item 2927 Average listal rating (1958 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rocky (1976)
Top 10 Sports - #2
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People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Top 10 Sports - #3
People who added this item 259 Average listal rating (176 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Hoosiers (1987)
Top 10 Sports - #4
People who added this item 431 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bull Durham (1988)
Top 10 Sports - #5
People who added this item 565 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Hustler (1961)
Top 10 Sports - #6
People who added this item 866 Average listal rating (584 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Caddyshack (1980)
Top 10 Sports - #7
People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Breaking Away (1979)
Top 10 Sports - #8
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Top 10 Sports - #9
People who added this item 2416 Average listal rating (1554 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Top 10 Sports - #10
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People who added this item 2808 Average listal rating (1760 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Vertigo (1958)
Top 10 Mystery - #1
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People who added this item 2162 Average listal rating (1312 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Chinatown (1974)
Top 10 Mystery - #2
People who added this item 2694 Average listal rating (1873 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (2020)
Top 10 Mystery - #3
People who added this item 521 Average listal rating (344 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Laura (1944)
Top 10 Mystery - #4
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People who added this item 1118 Average listal rating (698 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Third Man (1949)
Top 10 Mystery - #5
People who added this item 1206 Average listal rating (769 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Top 10 Mystery - #6
People who added this item 1877 Average listal rating (1234 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Top 10 Mystery - #7
People who added this item 2335 Average listal rating (1447 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Blue Velvet (1986)
Top 10 Mystery - #8
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People who added this item 1214 Average listal rating (791 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Top 10 Mystery - #9
People who added this item 3592 Average listal rating (2428 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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