AFI's 10 Top 10
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AFI's 10 Top 10 honors the ten greatest US films in ten classic film genres. Presented by the American Film Institute (AFI), the lists were unveiled on a television special broadcast by CBS on June 17, 2008. In the special, various actors and directors, among them Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Roman Polanski, and Jane Fonda, discussed their admiration for and personal contributions to the films cited.
The entire list of 500 nominated films is available on the American Film Institute website.
AFI defines "animated" as a genre in which the film's images are primarily created by computer or hand and the characters are voiced by actors. Out of the 10, seven were produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, while two were produced by Pixar and distributed by The Walt Disney Company before it purchased Pixar.
|1||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||1937|
|4||The Lion King||1994|
|7||Beauty and the Beast||1991|
AFI defines "fantasy" as a genre in which live-action characters inhabit imagined settings and/or experience situations that transcend the rules of the natural world.
AFI defines the "Gangster film" as a genre that centers on organized crime or maverick criminals in a 20th-century setting.
|3||The Godfather Part II||1974|
|5||Bonnie and Clyde||1967|
|8||The Public Enemy||1931|
AFI defines "science fiction" as a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.
AFI defines "western" as a genre of films set in the American West that embodies the spirit, the struggle, and the demise of the new frontier.
|6||The Wild Bunch||1969|
|7||Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid||1969|
|8||McCabe & Mrs. Miller||1971|
AFI defines "sports" as a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of competition.
|3||The Pride of the Yankees||1942|
AFI defines "mystery" as a genre that revolves around the solution of a crime.
|5||The Third Man||1949|
|6||The Maltese Falcon||1941|
|7||North by Northwest||1959|
|9||Dial M for Murder||1954|
|10||The Usual Suspects||1995|
AFI defines "romantic comedy" as a genre in which the development of a romance leads to comic situations.
|3||It Happened One Night||1934|
|5||The Philadelphia Story||1940|
|6||When Harry Met Sally...||1989|
|9||Harold and Maude||1971|
|10||Sleepless in Seattle||1993|
AFI defines "courtroom drama" as a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film's narrative.
AFI defines "epic" as a genre of large-scale films set in a cinematic interpretation of the past.
|1||Lawrence of Arabia||1962|
|4||Gone with the Wind||1939|
|7||All Quiet on the Western Front||1930|
|8||Saving Private Ryan||1998|
|10||The Ten Commandments||1956|