AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
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Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Thrills is a list of the top 100 most exciting, action-packed, suspenseful or frightening movies in American cinema. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 12, 2001, during a CBS special hosted by Harrison Ford.
Nine Alfred Hitchcock films made the list, making him the most represented director.
List of films
- Feature-Length Fiction Film: The film must be in narrative format, typically more than 60 minutes long.
- American Film: The film must be in the English language with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States.
- Thrills: Regardless of genre, the total adrenaline-inducing impact of a film’s artistry and craft must create an experience that engages our bodies as well as our minds.
- Legacy: Films whose "thrills" have enlivened and enriched America’s film heritage while continuing to inspire contemporary artists and audiences.