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The American Film Institute proudly curates lists to celebrate excellence in the art form. We believe their greatest impact is to inspire personal, passionate discussions about what makes a great film and why and, also, to chart the evolution of the art form. Since its inception, American film has marginalized the diversity of voices that make our nation and its stories strong – and these lists reflect that intolerable truth. AFI acknowledges its responsibility in curating these lists that has reinforced this marginality and looks forward to releasing new lists that will embrace our modern day and drive culture forward.
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ANIMATION

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.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Cast: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille LaVerne

Producer: Walt Disney|153163

Writer: Ted Sears|144868||Richard Creedon|129755||Otto Englander|119814||Dick Rickard|38705||Earl Hurd|42475||Merrill De Maris|111032||Dorothy Ann Blank|41200||Webb Smith|154291

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.

Composer: Frank Churchill

Pinocchio (1940)

Cast: Dickie Jones, Cliff Edwards, Christian Rub

Writer: Ted Sears|144868||Webb Smith|154291||Joseph Sabo|89652||Otto Englander|119814||William Cottrell|155386||Erdman Penner|48052||Aurie Battaglia|16935

Genre: Fantasy

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Composer: Paul J. Smith

Bambi (1942)

Cast: Peter Behn, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis

Writer: Larry Morey|95655||George Stallings|59466||Melvin Shaw|110879||Carl Fallberg|26678||Chuck Couch|31923||Ralph Wright|127247

Genre: Children's works

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Composer: Frank Churchill

The Lion King (1994)

Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones

Directors: Roger Allers|258741||Rob Minkoff|264104

Producer: Don Hahn|229828

Writer: Irene Mecchi|264107||Jonathan Roberts|256003||Linda Woolverton|237982

Editor: Ivan Bilancio|264105

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures

Composer: Hans Zimmer

Fantasia (1942)

Cast: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor

Directors: Sam Armstrong|137777||James Algar|77307||Bill Roberts|21524||Paul Satterfield|122311||Hamilton Luske|65243||Jim Handley|82701||Ford Beebe|51902||T. Hee|144051||Norman Ferguson|118414||Wilfred Jackson|154742

Producer: Walt Disney|153163||Ben Sharpsteen|18882

Writer: Lee Blair|96506||Elmer Plummer|46987||Phil Dike|124583||Sylvia Moberly-Holland|143960||Norman Wright|118641||Albert Heath|9171||Bianca Majolie|20815||Graham Heid|63245||Perce Pearce|123433||Carl Fallberg|26678||William Martin|156035||Leo Thiele|97356||Robert Sterner|132681||John Fraser McLeish|87523||Otto Englander|119814||Webb Smith|154291||Erdman Penner|48052||Joseph Sabo|89652||William Peed|156220||George Stallings|59466||Campbell Grant|26401||Arthur Heinemann|15952

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Composer: Edward Plumb

Toy Story (1995)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Directors: John Lasseter|192893

Producer: Ralph Guggenheim|237643||Bonnie Arnold|237644

Writer: Joss Whedon|237645||Andrew Stanton|192792||Joel Cohen|237646||Alec Sokolow|237647

Editor: Robert Gordon|131822||Lee Unkrich|192892

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

Composer: Randy Newman

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Directors: Gary Trousdale|234419||Kirk Wise|234420

Producer: Don Hahn|229828||Howard Ashman|223756

Editor: John Carnochan|237985

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures , Silver Screen Partners IV

Shrek (2001)

Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Directors: Andrew Adamson|173501||Vicky Jenson|173502

Producer: Aron Warner|177290||John H. Williams|173526||Jeffrey Katzenberg|173527||Penney Finkelman Cox|173529||Sandra Rabins|173530

Writer: Ted Elliott|144692||Terry Rossio|173531||Joe Stillman|84696||Roger S. H. Schulman|173532||Jenna Grigg Thomas|174006||Kelly Asbury|174521||Francisco Avalos|174524||Rejean Bourdages|174531||Ken Harsha|174533||Ken Bruce|174534||Cody Cameron|173513||Becky Cassady|174551||Eric Darnell|174552||Rick Farmiloe|174553||James Fujii|174554||Edmund Fong|174555||Robert Koo|174556||Todd Kurosawa|174557||Robert Lence|174558||Chris Miller|173512||Catherine Yuh Rader|174559||Tom Sito|174561||David Soren|174563||Robert Souza|174565||John Stevenson|174566||Conrad Vernon|173516

Editor: Sim Evan-Jones|173534

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: PDI/DreamWorks Pictures

Cinderella (1950)

Cast: Ilene Woods, Helene Stanley, Eleanor Audley

Directors: Wilfred Jackson|154742||Hamilton Luske|65243||Clyde Geronimi|33448

Producer: Ben Sharpsteen|18882

Writer: William Peed|156220||Erdman Penner|48052||Ted Sears|144868||Winston Hibler|157826||Homer Brightman|70912||Harry Reeves|67147||Kenneth Anderson|93581||Joe Rinaldi|84603

Editor: Donald Halliday|40101

Genre: Children's works

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Composer: Oliver Wallace

Finding Nemo (2003)

Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

Directors: Andrew Stanton|192792

Producer: Graham Walters|192894||John Lasseter|192893

Writer: Andrew Stanton|192792||Bob Peterson|22952||David Reynolds|192896||Ronnie del Carmen|192897||Dan Jeup|192898||Jason Katz|192899

Editor: David Ian Salter|192900

Cinematographer: Sharon Calahan|193416||Jeremy Lasky|193417

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

Composer: Thomas Newman

ROMANTIC COMEDY

AFI defines “romantic comedy” as a genre in which the development of a romance leads to comic situations.

City Lights (1931)

Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee

Directors: Charles Chaplin|29141

Writer: Charles Chaplin|29141

Editor: Charles Chaplin|29141

Cinematographer: Rollie Totheroh|134445||Gordon Pollock|62865||Mark Marklatt|107432

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions

Composer: Charles Chaplin

Annie Hall (1977)

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Directors: Woody Allen|158123

Producer: Charles H. Joffe|30443||Robert Greenhut|131840

Writer: Woody Allen|158123||Marshall Brickman|227042

Editor: Ralph Rosenblum , A.C.E.|311863||Wendy Greene Bricmont|266353

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis , A.S.C.|311864

Genre: Romantic comedy

Production Company: United Artists Corp.

It Happened One Night (1934)

Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

Directors: Frank Capra|53185

Producer: Harry Cohn|66578

Writer: Robert Riskin|132509

Editor: Gene Havlick|57624

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker|89750

Genre: Screwball comedy

Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corp.

Composer: Louis Silvers

Roman Holiday (1953)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Directors: William Wyler|156648

Producer: William Wyler|156648

Writer: Ian McLellan Hunter|72291||John Dighton|85536||Dalton Trumbo|35027||Ian McLellan Hunter|72291||Dalton Trumbo|35027

Editor: Robert Swink|132717

Cinematographer: Frank F. Planer|54322||Henri Alekan|68908

Genre: Romantic comedy

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Georges Auric

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Directors: George Cukor|58446

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz|89920

Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart|40292

Editor: Frank Sullivan|54078

Cinematographer: Joseph Ruttenberg|89648

Genre: Romantic comedy

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Franz Waxman

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Directors: Rob Reiner|131167

Producer: Rob Reiner|131167||Andrew Scheinman|251786

Writer: Nora Ephron|254648

Editor: Robert Leighton|169502

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld|244469

Genre: Romantic comedy

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment

Adam's Rib (1949)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday

Directors: George Cukor|58446

Producer: Lawrence Weingarten|96324

Writer: Ruth Gordon|136824||Garson Kanin|57174

Editor: George Boemler|58264

Cinematographer: George Folsey|58601

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Miklos Rozsa

Moonstruck (1987)

Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia

Directors: Norman Jewison|118464

Producer: Patrick Palmer|207030||Norman Jewison|118464

Writer: John Patrick Shanley|252194

Editor: Lou Lombardo|235192

Cinematographer: David Watkin|36924

Genre: Romantic comedy

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., Star Partners, Ltd.

Harold and Maude (1971)

Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Directors: Hal Ashby|64917

Producer: Mildred Lewis|113126||Colin Higgins|171253||Charles B. Mulvehill|199127

Writer: Colin Higgins|171253

Editor: William A. Sawyer|156745||Edward Warschilka|45073

Cinematographer: John Alonzo|85045

Genre: Romantic comedy, Satire

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp., Mildred Lewis & Colin Higgins Productions, Inc.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman

Directors: Nora Ephron|254648

Producer: Gary Foster|201375||Lynda Obst|255569||Patrick Crowley|264728

Writer: Nora Ephron|254648||David S. Ward|235147||Jeff Arch|263963||Jeff Arch|263963

Editor: Robert Reitano|210050

Cinematographer: Sven Nykvist|143698

Genre: Romantic comedy

Production Company: TriStar Pictures

WESTERN

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.

The Searchers (1956)

Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles

Directors: John Ford|85693

Producer: Merian C. Cooper|110989

Writer: Frank S. Nugent|54443

Editor: Jack Murray|75970

Cinematographer: Winton Hoch|157847

Genre: Western

Production Company: C. V. Whitney Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

High Noon (1952)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Directors: Fred Zinnemann|55504

Writer: Carl Foreman|26686

Editor: Harry Gerstad|219083||Elmo Williams|47020

Cinematographer: Floyd Crosby|51832

Genre: Western

Production Company: Stanley Kramer Productions, Inc.

Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin

Shane (1953)

Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Directors: George Stevens|59479

Producer: George Stevens|59479

Writer: A. B. Guthrie Jr.|6633

Editor: William Hornbeck|155805||Tom McAdoo|147727

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs|101734

Genre: Western

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Victor Young

Unforgiven (1992)

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

Directors: Clint Eastwood|33326

Producer: Clint Eastwood|33326||David Valdes|257298

Writer: David Webb Peoples|237267

Editor: Joel Cox|84820

Cinematographer: Jack N. Green|237268

Genre: Western

Production Company: The Malpaso Company

Composer: Lennie Niehaus

Red River (1948)

Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

Directors: Howard Hawks|71302

Producer: Charles K. Feldman|30512||Howard Hawks|71302

Writer: Borden Chase|23562||Charles Schnee|29974

Editor: Christian Nyby|31588

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan|136573

Genre: Western

Production Company: Monterey Productions, Inc.

Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan [1909-1973]

Directors: Sam Peckinpah|137996

Producer: Phil Feldman|124591

Writer: Walon Green|153157||Sam Peckinpah|137996||Walon Green|153157||Roy N. Sickner|135939

Editor: Lou Lombardo|235192

Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard|101921

Genre: Western

Production Company: Phil Feldman Productions, Inc., Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.

Composer: Jerry Fielding

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

Directors: George Roy Hill|60042

Producer: John Foreman|85698||Paul Newman|122194||Paul Monash|122158

Writer: William Goldman|155666

Editor: John C. Howard|87376||Richard C. Meyer|130611

Cinematographer: Conrad Hall|33871

Genre: Comedy-drama, Western

Production Company: Campanile Productions, Inc.

Composer: Burt Bacharach

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois

Directors: Robert Altman|131210

Producer: David Foster|36369||Mitchell Brower|206953

Writer: Robert Altman|131210||Brian Daly|23949

Editor: Lou Lombardo|235192

Cinematographer: Vilmos Zsigmond|151272

Genre: Western

Production Company: Lion's Head, David Foster Productions

Stagecoach (1939)

Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine

Directors: John Ford|85693

Writer: Dudley Nichols|41697

Editor: Otho Lovering|119747||Dorothy Spencer|41129||Walter Reynolds|153606

Cinematographer: Bert Glennon|19760

Genre: Western

Production Company: Walter Wanger Productions, Inc.

Composer: Boris Morros

Cat Ballou (1965)

Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

Directors: Elliot Silverstein|46847

Producer: Harold Hecht|65947

Writer: Walter Newman|153550||Frank Pierson|53917

Editor: Charles Nelson|29799

Cinematographer: Jack Marta|75865

Genre: Comedy, Satire, Western

Production Company: Harold Hecht Corp.

Composer: De Vol

SPORTS

AFI defines “sports” as a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of competition

Raging Bull (1980)

Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci

Directors: Martin Scorsese|108079

Producer: Irwin Winkler|73437||Robert Chartoff|131458||Peter Savage|124286

Writer: Paul Schrader|182002||Mardik Martin|105057

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker|146090

Cinematographer: Michael Chapman|111350

Genre: Biography

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

Composer: Pietro Mascagni

Rocky (1976)

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Directors: John G. Avildsen|87526

Producer: Irwin Winkler|73437||Robert Chartoff|131458||Gene Kirkwood|57648

Writer: Sylvester Stallone|207542

Editor: Richard Halsey|129968||Scott Conrad|216857

Cinematographer: James Crabe|201019

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

Composer: Bill Conti

The Pride of the Yankees (1943)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Directors: Sam Wood|138105

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn|138284

Writer: Jo Swerling|83419||Herman J. Mankiewicz|70400

Editor: Daniel Mandell|35426

Cinematographer: Rudolph Maté|136248

Genre: Biography

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

Composer: Leigh Harline

Hoosiers (1986)

Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Anspaugh|250396||Angelo Pizzo|256023

Producer: Carter De Haven|28047||Angelo Pizzo|256023||John Daly|85477||Derek Gibson|206930

Writer: Angelo Pizzo|256023

Editor: C. Timothy O'Meara|241523

Cinematographer: Fred Murphy|55228||Oliver Wood|119205

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Hemdale Film Corporation

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

Bull Durham (1988)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Directors: Ron Shelton|244111

Producer: Thom Mount|244109||Mark Burg|244110||David V. Lester|261045

Writer: Ron Shelton|244111

Editor: Robert Leighton|169502||Adam Weiss|244113

Cinematographer: Robert Byrne|219724||Bob Hillman|390884

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: Mount Company

Composer: Michael Convertino

The Hustler (1961)

Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Directors: Robert Rossen|132527

Producer: Robert Rossen|132527

Writer: Sidney Carroll|140563||Robert Rossen|132527

Editor: Dede Allen|37354

Cinematographer: Eugen Schüfftan|161797

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Rossen Enterprises

Composer: Kenyon Hopkins

Caddyshack (1980)

Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight

Directors: Harold Ramis|172833

Producer: Douglas Kenney|250348||Jon Peters|88482

Writer: Brian Doyle-Murray|250349||Harold Ramis|172833||Douglas Kenney|250348

Editor: William Carruth|245338||Robert Barrére|283702

Cinematographer: Stevan Larner|235142

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: Orion Pictures Company

Composer: Johnny Mandel

Breaking Away (1979)

Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Directors: Peter Yates|124415

Producer: Peter Yates|124415

Writer: Steve Tesich|244212

Editor: Cynthia Scheider|235843

Cinematographer: Matthew F. Leonetti|109466

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox

National Velvet (1945)

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor

Directors: Clarence Brown|32371

Producer: Pandro S. Berman|120420

Writer: Theodore Reeves|146212||Helen Deutsch|68272

Editor: Robert J. Kern|133181

Cinematographer: Leonard Smith|97779

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Herbert Stothart

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renée Zellweger

Directors: Cameron Crowe|170005

Producer: James L. Brooks|250624||Cameron Crowe|170005||Richard Sakai|264558||Laurence Mark|220562

Writer: Cameron Crowe|170005

Editor: Joe Hutshing|178273

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski|204244

Genre: Comedy-drama, Romance

Production Company: TriStar Pictures

Composer: Nancy Wilson

MYSTERY

AFI defines “mystery” as a genre that revolves around the solution of a crime.

Vertigo (1958)

Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Writer: Alec Coppel|9693||Samuel Taylor|217552

Editor: George Tomasini|59543

Cinematographer: Robert Burks|131398

Genre: Romance

Production Company: Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

Chinatown (1974)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Directors: Roman Polanski|134497

Producer: Robert Evans|131692

Writer: Robert Towne|132756

Editor: Sam O'Steen|137989

Cinematographer: John Alonzo|85045||Stanley Cortez|141902

Genre: Mystery, Romance

Production Company: Long Road Productions, Inc.

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

Rear Window (1954)

Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Writer: John Michael Hayes|87761

Editor: George Tomasini|59543

Cinematographer: Robert Burks|131398

Genre: Mystery

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp., Patron, Inc.

Composer: Franz Waxman

Laura (1944)

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb

Directors: Otto Preminger|119881

Producer: Otto Preminger|119881

Writer: Jay Dratler|79843||Samuel Hoffenstein|138296||Betty Reinhardt|20539

Editor: Louis Loeffler|101118

Cinematographer: Joseph La Shelle|89486||Lucien Ballard|101921

Genre: Film noir

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: David Raksin

The Third Man (1950)

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles

Directors: Carol Reed|27697

Producer: Carol Reed|27697

Writer: Graham Greene|63242

Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter|119719

Cinematographer: Robert Krasker|132078

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: London Film Productions, Ltd.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

Directors: John Huston|86038

Producer: Hal B. Wallis|65158

Writer: John Huston|86038

Editor: Thomas Richards|146598

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson|15872

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Adolph Deutsch

North by Northwest (1959)

Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Writer: Ernest Lehman|48610

Editor: George Tomasini|59543

Cinematographer: Robert Burks|131398

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

Blue Velvet (1986)

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Lynch|173602

Producer: Fred Caruso|54848||Richard Roth|130351

Writer: David Lynch|173602

Editor: Duwayne Dunham|254497

Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes|201626

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Blue Velvet Productions

Composer: Angelo Badalamenti

Dial M for Murder (1954)

Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Writer: Frederick Knott|55915

Editor: Rudi Fehr|136111

Cinematographer: Robert Burks|131398

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro

Directors: Bryan Singer|260517

Producer: Bryan Singer|260517||Michael McDonnell|265220

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie|265221

Editor: John Ottman|262688

Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel|263567

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Blue Parrot

Composer: John Ottman

FANTASY

AFI defines “fantasy” as a genre where live-action characters inhabit imagined settings and/or experience situations that transcend the rules of the natural world.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Directors: Victor Fleming|150912||King Vidor|94180

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy|111088

Writer: Noel Langley|118020||Florence Ryerson|51700||Edgar Allan Woolf|43800||Noel Langley|118020

Editor: Blanche Sewell|22291

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson|66106

Genre: Fantasy, Musical

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Cast: Alan Howard, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin

Directors: Peter Jackson|124046

Producer: Barrie M. Osborne|174455||Peter Jackson|124046||Fran Walsh|174463||Tim Sanders|174465||Mark Ordesky|174486||Bob Weinstein|174487||Harvey Weinstein|174491||Robert Shaye|174493||Michael Lynne|174495

Writer: Fran Walsh|174463||Philippa Boyens|174483||Peter Jackson|124046

Editor: John Gilbert|85780

Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie|174500||Allen Guilford|175845||John Cavill|175846||Simon Raby|175847||Richard Bluck|175848||Nigel Bluck|175849||Alun Bollinger|175850||Chuck Schuman|177793||David Hardberger|177794

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Production Company: New Line Cinema , Wingnut Films

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Directors: Frank Capra|53185

Producer: Frank Capra|53185

Writer: Frances Goodrich|52307||Albert Hackett|9163||Frank Capra|53185

Editor: William Hornbeck|155805

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker|89750||Joseph Biroc|89217||Victor Milner|151007

Genre: Comedy-drama, Fantasy

Production Company: Liberty Films, Inc.

King Kong (1933)

Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot

Directors: Merian C. Cooper|110989||Ernest B. Schoedsack|48719

Producer: David O. Selznick|37056

Writer: James Ashmore Creelman|78424||Ruth Rose|136946

Editor: Ted Cheesman|144655

Cinematographer: Eddie Linden|43489||Vernon L. Walker|150607||J. O. Taylor|74739

Genre: Adventure, Horror

Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn

Directors: George Seaton|59398

Producer: William Perlberg|156224

Writer: George Seaton|59398||Valentine Davies|150000

Editor: Robert Simpson|132623

Cinematographer: Charles G. Clarke|30414||Lloyd Ahern|99864

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: Cyril J. Mockridge

Field of Dreams (1989)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones

Directors: Phil Alden Robinson|240823

Producer: Lawrence Gordon|96225||Charles Gordon|29405||Brian Frankish|218248

Editor: Ian Crafford|215440

Cinematographer: John Lindley|206871||Ricky Bravo|360045

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Production Company: Gordon Company

Composer: James Horner

Harvey (1950)

Cast: Wallace Ford, William Lynn, Victoria Horne

Directors: Henry Koster|69370

Producer: John Beck|235111

Writer: Mary Chase|108453||Oscar Brodney|119560

Editor: Ralph Dawson|126985

Cinematographer: William Daniels|155428

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Production Company: Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.

Composer: Frank Skinner

Groundhog Day (1993)

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Directors: Harold Ramis|172833

Producer: Trevor Albert|263258||Harold Ramis|172833||C. O. Erickson|25628

Writer: Danny Rubin|263259||Harold Ramis|172833||Danny Rubin|263259

Editor: Pembroke J. Herring|123292

Cinematographer: John Bailey|85092||James Blanford|239588||George Kohut|255787

Genre: Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance

Production Company: Columbia Pictures

Composer: George Fenton

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher

Directors: Raoul Walsh|127526

Writer: Elton Thomas|47235||Lotta Woods|100610

Editor: William Nolan|156163

Genre: Fantasy

Production Company: Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.

Composer: Mortimer Wilson

Big (1988)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Directors: Penny Marshall|123332

Producer: James L. Brooks|250624||Robert Greenhut|131840

Writer: Gary Ross|192021||Anne Spielberg|256958

Editor: Barry Malkin|18167

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld|244469

Genre: Comedy-drama, Romance

Production Company: Gracie Films

Composer: Howard Shore

SCI-FI

AFI defines “science fiction” as a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

Directors: Stanley Kubrick|141977

Producer: Stanley Kubrick|141977

Writer: Stanley Kubrick|141977||Arthur C. Clarke|16344

Editor: Ray Lovejoy|127865

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth|58045

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Star Wars (1977)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: George Lucas|58957

Producer: Gary Kurtz|57246||George Lucas|58957

Writer: George Lucas|58957

Editor: Paul Hirsch|121941||Marcia Lucas|207660||Richard Chew|129720||John Jympson|86094

Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor|61462

Genre: Adventure, Science fiction

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

Composer: John Williams

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton

Directors: Steven Spielberg|210355

Producer: Steven Spielberg|210355||Kathleen Kennedy|92606

Writer: Melissa Mathison|236978

Editor: Carol Littleton|210249

Cinematographer: Allen Daviau|236977

Genre: Fantasy, Science fiction

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Amblin' Entertainment

Composer: John Williams [composer]

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Directors: Stanley Kubrick|141977

Producer: Stanley Kubrick|141977||Max L. Raab|110310||Si Litvinoff|140396

Writer: Stanley Kubrick|141977

Editor: Bill Butler|20972

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Production Company: Polaris Productions, Inc., Hawks Films Limited

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

Directors: Robert Wise|132871

Producer: Julian Blaustein|90952

Writer: Edmund H. North|44126

Editor: William Reynolds|156300

Cinematographer: Leo Tover|97359

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

Blade Runner (1982)

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Directors: Ridley Scott|170757

Producer: Michael Deeley|111410||Brian Kelly|23990||Hampton Fancher|65266

Writer: Hampton Fancher|65266||David Peoples|213737

Editor: Marsha Nakashima|328572

Cinematographer: Jordan Cronenweth|88600

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: The Ladd Company, Sir Run Run Shaw

Alien (1979)

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright

Directors: Ridley Scott|170757

Producer: Gordon Carroll|62710||David Giler|36394||Walter Hill|231165||Ronald Shusett|249949

Writer: Dan O'Bannon|242981||Ronald Shusett|249949

Editor: Terry Rawlings|145320||Peter Weatherley|124389

Cinematographer: Derek Vanlint|249950

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Directors: James Cameron|77453

Producer: James Cameron|77453||Gale Anne Hurd|254491

Writer: James Cameron|77453||William Wisher|262016

Editor: Conrad Buff|33867||Mark Goldblatt|251282||Richard A. Harris|214759

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg|7315||Michael A. Benson|207912

Genre: Adventure, Science fiction

Production Company: Carolco, Pacific Western , Lightstorm Entertainment

Composer: Brad Fiedel

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Directors: Don Siegel|39870

Producer: Walter Wanger|153728

Writer: Daniel Mainwaring|35424

Editor: Robert S. Eisen|133351

Cinematographer: Ellsworth Fredericks|46918

Genre: Horror, Science fiction

Production Company: Walter Wanger Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Carmen Dragon

Back to the Future (1985)

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Directors: Robert Zemeckis|234415||Frank Marshall|53728

Producer: Bob Gale|244408||Neil Canton|225597||Steven Spielberg|210355||Frank Marshall|53728||Kathleen Kennedy|92606

Writer: Robert Zemeckis|234415||Bob Gale|244408

Editor: Arthur Schmidt|16202||Harry Keramidas|244413

Cinematographer: Dean Cundey|218907||Raymond Stella|293089

Genre: Comedy, Science fiction

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Amblin Entertainment

Composer: Alan Silvestri

GANGSTER

AFI defines the “gangster film” as a genre that centers on organized crime or maverick criminals in a twentieth century setting.

The Godfather (1972)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola|52754

Producer: Robert Evans|131692||Albert S. Ruddy|9452

Writer: Mario Puzo|190340||Francis Ford Coppola|52754

Editor: William Reynolds|156300||Peter Zinner|124422

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis|62919

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp., Alfran Productions, Inc.

Composer: Nino Rota

Goodfellas (1990)

Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

Directors: Martin Scorsese|108079

Producer: Irwin Winkler|73437||Barbara De Fina|171929

Writer: Nicholas Pileggi|236967||Martin Scorsese|108079

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker|146090||James Kwei|184153

Cinematographer: Michael Ballhaus|183942

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures , Irwin Winkler Productions

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola|52754

Producer: Robert Evans|131692||Francis Ford Coppola|52754

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola|52754||Mario Puzo|190340

Editor: Richard Marks|130183

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis|62919

Genre: Drama

Production Company: The Coppola Company

Composer: Nino Rota

White Heat (1949)

Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Directors: Raoul Walsh|127526

Producer: Louis F. Edelman|101376

Writer: Ivan Goff|73796||Ben Roberts|18863

Editor: Owen Marks|119968

Cinematographer: Sid Hickox|140462

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard

Directors: Arthur Penn|16138

Producer: Warren Beatty|154030

Writer: David Newman|36685||Robert Benton|131302

Editor: Dede Allen|37354

Cinematographer: Burnett Guffey|25049

Genre: Biography, Drama

Production Company: Tatira-Hiller Productions

Composer: Charles Strouse

Scarface (1932)

Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley

Directors: Howard Hawks|71302

Writer: Ben Hecht|18760||Fred Pasley|55266

Editor: Edward Curtiss|44545

Cinematographer: Lee Garmes|96572||L. W. O'Connell|95133

Genre: Drama

Production Company: The Caddo Co., Inc.

Composer: Adolph Tandler

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman

Directors: Quentin Tarantino|234417

Producer: Lawrence Bender|176671

Writer: Quentin Tarantino|234417

Editor: Sally Menke|237540

Cinematographer: Andrzej Sekula|237541

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: A Band Apart , Jersey Films

The Public Enemy (1931)

Cast: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods

Directors: William A. Wellman|156757

Writer: Kubec Glasmon|94596||John Bright|85254||Harvey Thew|67737

Editor: Edward M. McDermott|45261

Cinematographer: Dev Jennings|206122

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Little Caesar (1931)

Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy|111088

Writer: Francis Edwards Faragoh|52753

Editor: Ray Curtiss|127704

Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio|148490

Genre: Drama

Production Company: First National Pictures, Inc.

Scarface (1983)

Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directors: Brian De Palma|23952

Producer: Martin Bregman|237324||Louis A. Stroller|101348

Writer: Oliver Stone|176665

Editor: Jerry Greenberg|81860||David Ray|203015

Cinematographer: John Alonzo|85045

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Universal Pictures

Composer: Giorgio Moroder

COURTROOM DRAMA

AFI defines “courtroom drama” as a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film’s narrative.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton

Directors: Robert Mulligan|132322

Producer: Alan J. Pakula|8979

Writer: Horton Foote|71139

Editor: Aaron Stell|7038||J. Terry Williams|74903

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan|136573

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Pakula-Mulligan Productions, Inc., Brentwood Productions, Inc.

Composer: Elmer Bernstein

12 Angry Men (1957)

Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley

Directors: Sidney Lumet|140633

Producer: Henry Fonda|69239||Reginald Rose|128668

Writer: Reginald Rose|128668

Editor: Carl Lerner|26775

Cinematographer: Boris Kaufman|23593

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Orion-Nova Productions

Composer: Kenyon Hopkins

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Directors: Robert Benton|131302

Producer: Stanley R. Jaffe|142116

Writer: Robert Benton|131302

Editor: Jerry Greenberg|81860

Cinematographer: Nestor Almendros|116888

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Columbia Pictures

The Verdict (1982)

Cast: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden

Directors: Sidney Lumet|140633

Producer: Richard D. Zanuck|130624||David Brown|36208||Burtt Harris|25158

Writer: David Mamet|250733

Editor: Peter Frank|254176

Cinematographer: Andrzej Bartkowiak|249169

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Zanuck/Brown Productions, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Composer: Johnny Mandel

A Few Good Men (1992)

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore

Directors: Rob Reiner|131167

Producer: David Brown|36208||Rob Reiner|131167||Andrew Scheinman|251786||William Gilmore|368738||Rachel Pfeffer|263964

Writer: Aaron Sorkin|244082

Editor: Robert Leighton|169502||Steve Nevius|260976

Cinematographer: Robert Richardson|132500

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment

Composer: Marc Shaiman

Witness for the Prosecution (1958)

Cast: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Directors: Billy Wilder|22099

Producer: Arthur Hornblow|15970

Writer: Billy Wilder|22099||Harry Kurnitz|66901||Larry Marcus|95635

Editor: Daniel Mandell|35426

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan|136573

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Production Company: Edward Small Productions, Inc., Theme Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Matty Malneck

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Cast: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

Directors: Otto Preminger|119881

Producer: Otto Preminger|119881

Writer: Wendell Mayes|154360

Editor: Louis Loeffler|101118

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt|137940

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Carlyle Productions, Inc.

Composer: Duke Ellington

In Cold Blood (1967)

Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

Directors: Richard Brooks|129666

Producer: Richard Brooks|129666

Writer: Richard Brooks|129666

Editor: Peter Zinner|124422

Cinematographer: Conrad Hall|33871

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Pax Enterprises

Composer: Quincy Jones

A Cry in the Dark (1988)

Cast: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles

Directors: Fred Schepisi|249634

Producer: Verity Lambert|257261||Menahem Golan|110921||Yoram Globus|244225

Writer: Robert Caswell|257263||Fred Schepisi|249634

Editor: Jill Bilcock|173991

Cinematographer: Ian Baker|252328

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Cannon Entertainment Inc., Cinema Verity , Evil Angels Films Pty. Ltd.

Composer: Bruce Smeaton

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Directors: Stanley Kramer|141975

Producer: Stanley Kramer|141975

Writer: Abby Mann|7068

Editor: Frederic Knudtson|55767

Cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo|48603

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Roxlom Films

Composer: Ernest Gold

EPIC

AFI defines “epic” as a genre of large-scale films set in a cinematic interpretation of the past.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Directors: David Lean|36567

Producer: Sam Spiegel|138056||David Lean|36567

Writer: Robert Bolt|131338||Michael Wilson|112014

Editor: Anne V. Coates|14028

Cinematographer: F. A. Young|50445

Genre: Adventure, Biography

Production Company: Horizon Pictures (G.B.), Ltd.

Composer: Maurice Jarre

Ben-Hur (1959)

Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet

Directors: William Wyler|156648

Producer: Joseph R. Vogel|205802||Sol C. Siegel|141275||Sam Zimbalist|138111||J. J. Cohn|74572

Writer: Karl Tunberg|92154

Editor: Ralph E. Winters|127275||John D. Dunning|204780||Margaret Booth|105099

Cinematographer: Robert L. Surtees|162275

Genre: Epic

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Miklos Rozsa

Schindler's List (1993)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Directors: Steven Spielberg|210355

Producer: Steven Spielberg|210355||Gerald R. Molen|237407||Branko Lustig|23808||Kathleen Kennedy|92606

Writer: Steve Zaillian|249538

Editor: Michael Kahn|111597

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski|204244

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment

Composer: John Williams [composer]

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Vivien Leigh

Directors: Victor Fleming|150912||Sam Wood|138105||George Cukor|58446||Chester Franklin|31119||James Fitzpatrick|180750

Producer: David O. Selznick|37056

Writer: Sidney Howard|140606||Barbara Keon|17722||Lydia Schiller|102711||Connie Earl|33790

Cinematographer: Ernest Haller|48571||Lee Garmes|96572

Genre: Romance

Production Company: Selznick International Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

Spartacus (1960)

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Directors: Stanley Kubrick|141977||Anthony Mann|14336

Producer: Kirk Douglas|94234||Edward Muhl|44876||Edward Lewis|44802

Writer: Dalton Trumbo|35027

Editor: Robert Lawrence|132110

Cinematographer: Russell Metty|136613

Genre: Epic

Production Company: Bryna Productions, Inc., Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.

Composer: Alex North

Titanic (1997)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Directors: James Cameron|77453

Producer: James Cameron|77453||Jon Landau|237835

Writer: James Cameron|77453

Editor: Conrad Buff|33867||James Cameron|77453||Richard A. Harris|214759

Cinematographer: Russell Carpenter|237836

Genre: Drama, Romance

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Lightstorm Entertainment

Composer: James Horner

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray

Directors: Lewis Milestone|98659

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.|26765

Writer: George Abbott|58105||Del Andrews|37425

Editor: Edgar Adams|43701||Milton Carruth|113384

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson|15872

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Universal Pictures Corp.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore

Directors: Steven Spielberg|210355

Producer: Steven Spielberg|210355||Ian Bryce|171171||Mark Gordon|247689||Gary Levinsohn|238656

Writer: Robert Rodat|238655

Editor: Michael Kahn|111597

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski|204244

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment , Mutual Film Company

Composer: John Williams [composer]

Reds (1981)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Directors: Warren Beatty|154030

Producer: Warren Beatty|154030||Simon Relph|140920||Dede Allen|37354

Writer: Warren Beatty|154030||Trevor Griffiths|252209

Editor: Dede Allen|37354||Craig McKay|34295

Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro|152055

Genre: Biography, Drama, Epic, Romance

Production Company: Paramount Pictures , J. R. S. Productions

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille|28676

Producer: Cecil B. DeMille|28676

Writer: Aeneas MacKenzie|7741||Jesse Lasky Jr.|82211||Jack Gariss|75506||Fredric M. Frank|56095

Editor: Anne Bauchens|13795

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs|101734

Genre: Epic

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Elmer Bernstein

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ANIMATION

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.

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Cast: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille LaVerne

Producer: Walt Disney|153163

Writer: Ted Sears|144868||Richard Creedon|129755||Otto Englander|119814||Dick Rickard|38705||Earl Hurd|42475||Merrill De Maris|111032||Dorothy Ann Blank|41200||Webb Smith|154291

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.

2. Pinocchio (1940)

Cast: Dickie Jones, Cliff Edwards, Christian Rub

Writer: Ted Sears|144868||Webb Smith|154291||Joseph Sabo|89652||Otto Englander|119814||William Cottrell|155386||Erdman Penner|48052||Aurie Battaglia|16935

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

3. Bambi (1942)

Cast: Peter Behn, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis

Writer: Larry Morey|95655||George Stallings|59466||Melvin Shaw|110879||Carl Fallberg|26678||Chuck Couch|31923||Ralph Wright|127247

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

4. The Lion King (1994)

Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones

Directors: Roger Allers|258741||Rob Minkoff|264104

Producer: Don Hahn|229828

Writer: Irene Mecchi|264107||Jonathan Roberts|256003||Linda Woolverton|237982

Editor: Ivan Bilancio|264105

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures

5. Fantasia (1942)

Cast: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor

Directors: Sam Armstrong|137777||James Algar|77307||Bill Roberts|21524||Paul Satterfield|122311||Hamilton Luske|65243||Jim Handley|82701||Ford Beebe|51902||T. Hee|144051||Norman Ferguson|118414||Wilfred Jackson|154742

Producer: Walt Disney|153163||Ben Sharpsteen|18882

Writer: Lee Blair|96506||Elmer Plummer|46987||Phil Dike|124583||Sylvia Moberly-Holland|143960||Norman Wright|118641||Albert Heath|9171||Bianca Majolie|20815||Graham Heid|63245||Perce Pearce|123433||Carl Fallberg|26678||William Martin|156035||Leo Thiele|97356||Robert Sterner|132681||John Fraser McLeish|87523||Otto Englander|119814||Webb Smith|154291||Erdman Penner|48052||Joseph Sabo|89652||William Peed|156220||George Stallings|59466||Campbell Grant|26401||Arthur Heinemann|15952

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

6. Toy Story (1995)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Directors: John Lasseter|192893

Producer: Ralph Guggenheim|237643||Bonnie Arnold|237644

Writer: Joss Whedon|237645||Andrew Stanton|192792||Joel Cohen|237646||Alec Sokolow|237647

Editor: Robert Gordon|131822||Lee Unkrich|192892

Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

7. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

Directors: Gary Trousdale|234419||Kirk Wise|234420

Producer: Don Hahn|229828||Howard Ashman|223756

Editor: John Carnochan|237985

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures , Silver Screen Partners IV

8. Shrek (2001)

Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Directors: Andrew Adamson|173501||Vicky Jenson|173502

Producer: Aron Warner|177290||John H. Williams|173526||Jeffrey Katzenberg|173527||Penney Finkelman Cox|173529||Sandra Rabins|173530

Writer: Ted Elliott|144692||Terry Rossio|173531||Joe Stillman|84696||Roger S. H. Schulman|173532||Jenna Grigg Thomas|174006||Kelly Asbury|174521||Francisco Avalos|174524||Rejean Bourdages|174531||Ken Harsha|174533||Ken Bruce|174534||Cody Cameron|173513||Becky Cassady|174551||Eric Darnell|174552||Rick Farmiloe|174553||James Fujii|174554||Edmund Fong|174555||Robert Koo|174556||Todd Kurosawa|174557||Robert Lence|174558||Chris Miller|173512||Catherine Yuh Rader|174559||Tom Sito|174561||David Soren|174563||Robert Souza|174565||John Stevenson|174566||Conrad Vernon|173516

Editor: Sim Evan-Jones|173534

Production Company: PDI/DreamWorks Pictures

9. Cinderella (1950)

Cast: Ilene Woods, Helene Stanley, Eleanor Audley

Directors: Wilfred Jackson|154742||Hamilton Luske|65243||Clyde Geronimi|33448

Producer: Ben Sharpsteen|18882

Writer: William Peed|156220||Erdman Penner|48052||Ted Sears|144868||Winston Hibler|157826||Homer Brightman|70912||Harry Reeves|67147||Kenneth Anderson|93581||Joe Rinaldi|84603

Editor: Donald Halliday|40101

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

10. Finding Nemo (2003)

Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

Directors: Andrew Stanton|192792

Producer: Graham Walters|192894||John Lasseter|192893

Writer: Andrew Stanton|192792||Bob Peterson|22952||David Reynolds|192896||Ronnie del Carmen|192897||Dan Jeup|192898||Jason Katz|192899

Editor: David Ian Salter|192900

Cinematographer: Sharon Calahan|193416||Jeremy Lasky|193417

Production Company: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

ROMANTIC COMEDY

AFI defines “romantic comedy” as a genre in which the development of a romance leads to comic situations.

1. City Lights (1931)

Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee

Directors: Charles Chaplin|29141

Writer: Charles Chaplin|29141

Editor: Charles Chaplin|29141

Cinematographer: Rollie Totheroh|134445||Gordon Pollock|62865||Mark Marklatt|107432

Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions

2. Annie Hall (1977)

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Directors: Woody Allen|158123

Producer: Charles H. Joffe|30443||Robert Greenhut|131840

Writer: Woody Allen|158123||Marshall Brickman|227042

Editor: Ralph Rosenblum , A.C.E.|311863||Wendy Greene Bricmont|266353

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis , A.S.C.|311864

Production Company: United Artists Corp.

3. It Happened One Night (1934)

Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

Directors: Frank Capra|53185

Producer: Harry Cohn|66578

Writer: Robert Riskin|132509

Editor: Gene Havlick|57624

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker|89750

Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corp.

4. Roman Holiday (1953)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Directors: William Wyler|156648

Producer: William Wyler|156648

Writer: Ian McLellan Hunter|72291||John Dighton|85536||Dalton Trumbo|35027||Ian McLellan Hunter|72291||Dalton Trumbo|35027

Editor: Robert Swink|132717

Cinematographer: Frank F. Planer|54322||Henri Alekan|68908

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

5. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Directors: George Cukor|58446

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz|89920

Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart|40292

Editor: Frank Sullivan|54078

Cinematographer: Joseph Ruttenberg|89648

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

6. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Directors: Rob Reiner|131167

Producer: Rob Reiner|131167||Andrew Scheinman|251786

Writer: Nora Ephron|254648

Editor: Robert Leighton|169502

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld|244469

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment

7. Adam's Rib (1949)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday

Directors: George Cukor|58446

Producer: Lawrence Weingarten|96324

Writer: Ruth Gordon|136824||Garson Kanin|57174

Editor: George Boemler|58264

Cinematographer: George Folsey|58601

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

8. Moonstruck (1987)

Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia

Directors: Norman Jewison|118464

Producer: Patrick Palmer|207030||Norman Jewison|118464

Writer: John Patrick Shanley|252194

Editor: Lou Lombardo|235192

Cinematographer: David Watkin|36924

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., Star Partners, Ltd.

9. Harold and Maude (1971)

Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Directors: Hal Ashby|64917

Producer: Mildred Lewis|113126||Colin Higgins|171253||Charles B. Mulvehill|199127

Writer: Colin Higgins|171253

Editor: William A. Sawyer|156745||Edward Warschilka|45073

Cinematographer: John Alonzo|85045

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp., Mildred Lewis & Colin Higgins Productions, Inc.

10. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman

Directors: Nora Ephron|254648

Producer: Gary Foster|201375||Lynda Obst|255569||Patrick Crowley|264728

Writer: Nora Ephron|254648||David S. Ward|235147||Jeff Arch|263963||Jeff Arch|263963

Editor: Robert Reitano|210050

Cinematographer: Sven Nykvist|143698

Production Company: TriStar Pictures

WESTERN

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.

1. The Searchers (1956)

Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles

Directors: John Ford|85693

Producer: Merian C. Cooper|110989

Writer: Frank S. Nugent|54443

Editor: Jack Murray|75970

Cinematographer: Winton Hoch|157847

Production Company: C. V. Whitney Pictures, Inc.

2. High Noon (1952)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Directors: Fred Zinnemann|55504

Writer: Carl Foreman|26686

Editor: Harry Gerstad|219083||Elmo Williams|47020

Cinematographer: Floyd Crosby|51832

Production Company: Stanley Kramer Productions, Inc.

3. Shane (1953)

Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Directors: George Stevens|59479

Producer: George Stevens|59479

Writer: A. B. Guthrie Jr.|6633

Editor: William Hornbeck|155805||Tom McAdoo|147727

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs|101734

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

4. Unforgiven (1992)

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

Directors: Clint Eastwood|33326

Producer: Clint Eastwood|33326||David Valdes|257298

Writer: David Webb Peoples|237267

Editor: Joel Cox|84820

Cinematographer: Jack N. Green|237268

Production Company: The Malpaso Company

5. Red River (1948)

Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

Directors: Howard Hawks|71302

Producer: Charles K. Feldman|30512||Howard Hawks|71302

Writer: Borden Chase|23562||Charles Schnee|29974

Editor: Christian Nyby|31588

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan|136573

Production Company: Monterey Productions, Inc.

6. The Wild Bunch (1969)

Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan [1909-1973]

Directors: Sam Peckinpah|137996

Producer: Phil Feldman|124591

Writer: Walon Green|153157||Sam Peckinpah|137996||Walon Green|153157||Roy N. Sickner|135939

Editor: Lou Lombardo|235192

Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard|101921

Production Company: Phil Feldman Productions, Inc., Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.

7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

Directors: George Roy Hill|60042

Producer: John Foreman|85698||Paul Newman|122194||Paul Monash|122158

Writer: William Goldman|155666

Editor: John C. Howard|87376||Richard C. Meyer|130611

Cinematographer: Conrad Hall|33871

Production Company: Campanile Productions, Inc.

8. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois

Directors: Robert Altman|131210

Producer: David Foster|36369||Mitchell Brower|206953

Writer: Robert Altman|131210||Brian Daly|23949

Editor: Lou Lombardo|235192

Cinematographer: Vilmos Zsigmond|151272

Production Company: Lion's Head, David Foster Productions

9. Stagecoach (1939)

Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine

Directors: John Ford|85693

Writer: Dudley Nichols|41697

Editor: Otho Lovering|119747||Dorothy Spencer|41129||Walter Reynolds|153606

Cinematographer: Bert Glennon|19760

Production Company: Walter Wanger Productions, Inc.

10. Cat Ballou (1965)

Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

Directors: Elliot Silverstein|46847

Producer: Harold Hecht|65947

Writer: Walter Newman|153550||Frank Pierson|53917

Editor: Charles Nelson|29799

Cinematographer: Jack Marta|75865

Production Company: Harold Hecht Corp.

SPORTS

AFI defines “sports” as a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of competition

1. Raging Bull (1980)

Cast: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci

Directors: Martin Scorsese|108079

Producer: Irwin Winkler|73437||Robert Chartoff|131458||Peter Savage|124286

Writer: Paul Schrader|182002||Mardik Martin|105057

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker|146090

Cinematographer: Michael Chapman|111350

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

2. Rocky (1976)

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Directors: John G. Avildsen|87526

Producer: Irwin Winkler|73437||Robert Chartoff|131458||Gene Kirkwood|57648

Writer: Sylvester Stallone|207542

Editor: Richard Halsey|129968||Scott Conrad|216857

Cinematographer: James Crabe|201019

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

3. The Pride of the Yankees (1943)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Directors: Sam Wood|138105

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn|138284

Writer: Jo Swerling|83419||Herman J. Mankiewicz|70400

Editor: Daniel Mandell|35426

Cinematographer: Rudolph Maté|136248

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

4. Hoosiers (1986)

Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Anspaugh|250396||Angelo Pizzo|256023

Producer: Carter De Haven|28047||Angelo Pizzo|256023||John Daly|85477||Derek Gibson|206930

Writer: Angelo Pizzo|256023

Editor: C. Timothy O'Meara|241523

Cinematographer: Fred Murphy|55228||Oliver Wood|119205

Production Company: Hemdale Film Corporation

5. Bull Durham (1988)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Directors: Ron Shelton|244111

Producer: Thom Mount|244109||Mark Burg|244110||David V. Lester|261045

Writer: Ron Shelton|244111

Editor: Robert Leighton|169502||Adam Weiss|244113

Cinematographer: Robert Byrne|219724||Bob Hillman|390884

Production Company: Mount Company

6. The Hustler (1961)

Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Directors: Robert Rossen|132527

Producer: Robert Rossen|132527

Writer: Sidney Carroll|140563||Robert Rossen|132527

Editor: Dede Allen|37354

Cinematographer: Eugen Schüfftan|161797

Production Company: Rossen Enterprises

7. Caddyshack (1980)

Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight

Directors: Harold Ramis|172833

Producer: Douglas Kenney|250348||Jon Peters|88482

Writer: Brian Doyle-Murray|250349||Harold Ramis|172833||Douglas Kenney|250348

Editor: William Carruth|245338||Robert Barrére|283702

Cinematographer: Stevan Larner|235142

Production Company: Orion Pictures Company

8. Breaking Away (1979)

Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Directors: Peter Yates|124415

Producer: Peter Yates|124415

Writer: Steve Tesich|244212

Editor: Cynthia Scheider|235843

Cinematographer: Matthew F. Leonetti|109466

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox

9. National Velvet (1945)

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor

Directors: Clarence Brown|32371

Producer: Pandro S. Berman|120420

Writer: Theodore Reeves|146212||Helen Deutsch|68272

Editor: Robert J. Kern|133181

Cinematographer: Leonard Smith|97779

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

10. Jerry Maguire (1996)

Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renée Zellweger

Directors: Cameron Crowe|170005

Producer: James L. Brooks|250624||Cameron Crowe|170005||Richard Sakai|264558||Laurence Mark|220562

Writer: Cameron Crowe|170005

Editor: Joe Hutshing|178273

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski|204244

Production Company: TriStar Pictures

MYSTERY

AFI defines “mystery” as a genre that revolves around the solution of a crime.

1. Vertigo (1958)

Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Writer: Alec Coppel|9693||Samuel Taylor|217552

Editor: George Tomasini|59543

Cinematographer: Robert Burks|131398

Production Company: Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp.

2. Chinatown (1974)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Directors: Roman Polanski|134497

Producer: Robert Evans|131692

Writer: Robert Towne|132756

Editor: Sam O'Steen|137989

Cinematographer: John Alonzo|85045||Stanley Cortez|141902

Production Company: Long Road Productions, Inc.

3. Rear Window (1954)

Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Writer: John Michael Hayes|87761

Editor: George Tomasini|59543

Cinematographer: Robert Burks|131398

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp., Patron, Inc.

4. Laura (1944)

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb

Directors: Otto Preminger|119881

Producer: Otto Preminger|119881

Writer: Jay Dratler|79843||Samuel Hoffenstein|138296||Betty Reinhardt|20539

Editor: Louis Loeffler|101118

Cinematographer: Joseph La Shelle|89486||Lucien Ballard|101921

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

5. The Third Man (1950)

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles

Directors: Carol Reed|27697

Producer: Carol Reed|27697

Writer: Graham Greene|63242

Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter|119719

Cinematographer: Robert Krasker|132078

Production Company: London Film Productions, Ltd.

6. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

Directors: John Huston|86038

Producer: Hal B. Wallis|65158

Writer: John Huston|86038

Editor: Thomas Richards|146598

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson|15872

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

7. North by Northwest (1959)

Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Writer: Ernest Lehman|48610

Editor: George Tomasini|59543

Cinematographer: Robert Burks|131398

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

8. Blue Velvet (1986)

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Lynch|173602

Producer: Fred Caruso|54848||Richard Roth|130351

Writer: David Lynch|173602

Editor: Duwayne Dunham|254497

Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes|201626

Production Company: Blue Velvet Productions

9. Dial M for Murder (1954)

Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock|10493

Writer: Frederick Knott|55915

Editor: Rudi Fehr|136111

Cinematographer: Robert Burks|131398

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

10. The Usual Suspects (1995)

Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro

Directors: Bryan Singer|260517

Producer: Bryan Singer|260517||Michael McDonnell|265220

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie|265221

Editor: John Ottman|262688

Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel|263567

Production Company: Blue Parrot

FANTASY

AFI defines “fantasy” as a genre where live-action characters inhabit imagined settings and/or experience situations that transcend the rules of the natural world.

1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Directors: Victor Fleming|150912||King Vidor|94180

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy|111088

Writer: Noel Langley|118020||Florence Ryerson|51700||Edgar Allan Woolf|43800||Noel Langley|118020

Editor: Blanche Sewell|22291

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson|66106

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Cast: Alan Howard, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin

Directors: Peter Jackson|124046

Producer: Barrie M. Osborne|174455||Peter Jackson|124046||Fran Walsh|174463||Tim Sanders|174465||Mark Ordesky|174486||Bob Weinstein|174487||Harvey Weinstein|174491||Robert Shaye|174493||Michael Lynne|174495

Writer: Fran Walsh|174463||Philippa Boyens|174483||Peter Jackson|124046

Editor: John Gilbert|85780

Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie|174500||Allen Guilford|175845||John Cavill|175846||Simon Raby|175847||Richard Bluck|175848||Nigel Bluck|175849||Alun Bollinger|175850||Chuck Schuman|177793||David Hardberger|177794

Production Company: New Line Cinema , Wingnut Films

3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Directors: Frank Capra|53185

Producer: Frank Capra|53185

Writer: Frances Goodrich|52307||Albert Hackett|9163||Frank Capra|53185

Editor: William Hornbeck|155805

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker|89750||Joseph Biroc|89217||Victor Milner|151007

Production Company: Liberty Films, Inc.

4. King Kong (1933)

Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot

Directors: Merian C. Cooper|110989||Ernest B. Schoedsack|48719

Producer: David O. Selznick|37056

Writer: James Ashmore Creelman|78424||Ruth Rose|136946

Editor: Ted Cheesman|144655

Cinematographer: Eddie Linden|43489||Vernon L. Walker|150607||J. O. Taylor|74739

Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

5. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn

Directors: George Seaton|59398

Producer: William Perlberg|156224

Writer: George Seaton|59398||Valentine Davies|150000

Editor: Robert Simpson|132623

Cinematographer: Charles G. Clarke|30414||Lloyd Ahern|99864

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

6. Field of Dreams (1989)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones

Directors: Phil Alden Robinson|240823

Producer: Lawrence Gordon|96225||Charles Gordon|29405||Brian Frankish|218248

Editor: Ian Crafford|215440

Cinematographer: John Lindley|206871||Ricky Bravo|360045

Production Company: Gordon Company

7. Harvey (1950)

Cast: Wallace Ford, William Lynn, Victoria Horne

Directors: Henry Koster|69370

Producer: John Beck|235111

Writer: Mary Chase|108453||Oscar Brodney|119560

Editor: Ralph Dawson|126985

Cinematographer: William Daniels|155428

Production Company: Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.

8. Groundhog Day (1993)

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Directors: Harold Ramis|172833

Producer: Trevor Albert|263258||Harold Ramis|172833||C. O. Erickson|25628

Writer: Danny Rubin|263259||Harold Ramis|172833||Danny Rubin|263259

Editor: Pembroke J. Herring|123292

Cinematographer: John Bailey|85092||James Blanford|239588||George Kohut|255787

Production Company: Columbia Pictures

9. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher

Directors: Raoul Walsh|127526

Writer: Elton Thomas|47235||Lotta Woods|100610

Editor: William Nolan|156163

Production Company: Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.

10. Big (1988)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Directors: Penny Marshall|123332

Producer: James L. Brooks|250624||Robert Greenhut|131840

Writer: Gary Ross|192021||Anne Spielberg|256958

Editor: Barry Malkin|18167

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld|244469

Production Company: Gracie Films

SCI-FI

AFI defines “science fiction” as a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

Directors: Stanley Kubrick|141977

Producer: Stanley Kubrick|141977

Writer: Stanley Kubrick|141977||Arthur C. Clarke|16344

Editor: Ray Lovejoy|127865

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth|58045

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

2. Star Wars (1977)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: George Lucas|58957

Producer: Gary Kurtz|57246||George Lucas|58957

Writer: George Lucas|58957

Editor: Paul Hirsch|121941||Marcia Lucas|207660||Richard Chew|129720||John Jympson|86094

Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor|61462

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

3. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton

Directors: Steven Spielberg|210355

Producer: Steven Spielberg|210355||Kathleen Kennedy|92606

Writer: Melissa Mathison|236978

Editor: Carol Littleton|210249

Cinematographer: Allen Daviau|236977

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Amblin' Entertainment

4. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Directors: Stanley Kubrick|141977

Producer: Stanley Kubrick|141977||Max L. Raab|110310||Si Litvinoff|140396

Writer: Stanley Kubrick|141977

Editor: Bill Butler|20972

Production Company: Polaris Productions, Inc., Hawks Films Limited

5. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

Directors: Robert Wise|132871

Producer: Julian Blaustein|90952

Writer: Edmund H. North|44126

Editor: William Reynolds|156300

Cinematographer: Leo Tover|97359

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

6. Blade Runner (1982)

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Directors: Ridley Scott|170757

Producer: Michael Deeley|111410||Brian Kelly|23990||Hampton Fancher|65266

Writer: Hampton Fancher|65266||David Peoples|213737

Editor: Marsha Nakashima|328572

Cinematographer: Jordan Cronenweth|88600

Production Company: The Ladd Company, Sir Run Run Shaw

7. Alien (1979)

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright

Directors: Ridley Scott|170757

Producer: Gordon Carroll|62710||David Giler|36394||Walter Hill|231165||Ronald Shusett|249949

Writer: Dan O'Bannon|242981||Ronald Shusett|249949

Editor: Terry Rawlings|145320||Peter Weatherley|124389

Cinematographer: Derek Vanlint|249950

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

8. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Directors: James Cameron|77453

Producer: James Cameron|77453||Gale Anne Hurd|254491

Writer: James Cameron|77453||William Wisher|262016

Editor: Conrad Buff|33867||Mark Goldblatt|251282||Richard A. Harris|214759

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg|7315||Michael A. Benson|207912

Production Company: Carolco, Pacific Western , Lightstorm Entertainment

9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Directors: Don Siegel|39870

Producer: Walter Wanger|153728

Writer: Daniel Mainwaring|35424

Editor: Robert S. Eisen|133351

Cinematographer: Ellsworth Fredericks|46918

Production Company: Walter Wanger Pictures, Inc.

10. Back to the Future (1985)

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Directors: Robert Zemeckis|234415||Frank Marshall|53728

Producer: Bob Gale|244408||Neil Canton|225597||Steven Spielberg|210355||Frank Marshall|53728||Kathleen Kennedy|92606

Writer: Robert Zemeckis|234415||Bob Gale|244408

Editor: Arthur Schmidt|16202||Harry Keramidas|244413

Cinematographer: Dean Cundey|218907||Raymond Stella|293089

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Amblin Entertainment

GANGSTER

AFI defines the “gangster film” as a genre that centers on organized crime or maverick criminals in a twentieth century setting.

1. The Godfather (1972)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola|52754

Producer: Robert Evans|131692||Albert S. Ruddy|9452

Writer: Mario Puzo|190340||Francis Ford Coppola|52754

Editor: William Reynolds|156300||Peter Zinner|124422

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis|62919

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp., Alfran Productions, Inc.

2. Goodfellas (1990)

Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

Directors: Martin Scorsese|108079

Producer: Irwin Winkler|73437||Barbara De Fina|171929

Writer: Nicholas Pileggi|236967||Martin Scorsese|108079

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker|146090||James Kwei|184153

Cinematographer: Michael Ballhaus|183942

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures , Irwin Winkler Productions

3. The Godfather Part II (1974)

Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Directors: Francis Ford Coppola|52754

Producer: Robert Evans|131692||Francis Ford Coppola|52754

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola|52754||Mario Puzo|190340

Editor: Richard Marks|130183

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis|62919

Production Company: The Coppola Company

4. White Heat (1949)

Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Directors: Raoul Walsh|127526

Producer: Louis F. Edelman|101376

Writer: Ivan Goff|73796||Ben Roberts|18863

Editor: Owen Marks|119968

Cinematographer: Sid Hickox|140462

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

5. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard

Directors: Arthur Penn|16138

Producer: Warren Beatty|154030

Writer: David Newman|36685||Robert Benton|131302

Editor: Dede Allen|37354

Cinematographer: Burnett Guffey|25049

Production Company: Tatira-Hiller Productions

6. Scarface (1932)

Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley

Directors: Howard Hawks|71302

Writer: Ben Hecht|18760||Fred Pasley|55266

Editor: Edward Curtiss|44545

Cinematographer: Lee Garmes|96572||L. W. O'Connell|95133

Production Company: The Caddo Co., Inc.

7. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman

Directors: Quentin Tarantino|234417

Producer: Lawrence Bender|176671

Writer: Quentin Tarantino|234417

Editor: Sally Menke|237540

Cinematographer: Andrzej Sekula|237541

Production Company: A Band Apart , Jersey Films

8. The Public Enemy (1931)

Cast: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods

Directors: William A. Wellman|156757

Writer: Kubec Glasmon|94596||John Bright|85254||Harvey Thew|67737

Editor: Edward M. McDermott|45261

Cinematographer: Dev Jennings|206122

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

9. Little Caesar (1931)

Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy|111088

Writer: Francis Edwards Faragoh|52753

Editor: Ray Curtiss|127704

Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio|148490

Production Company: First National Pictures, Inc.

10. Scarface (1983)

Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directors: Brian De Palma|23952

Producer: Martin Bregman|237324||Louis A. Stroller|101348

Writer: Oliver Stone|176665

Editor: Jerry Greenberg|81860||David Ray|203015

Cinematographer: John Alonzo|85045

Production Company: Universal Pictures

COURTROOM DRAMA

AFI defines “courtroom drama” as a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film’s narrative.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton

Directors: Robert Mulligan|132322

Producer: Alan J. Pakula|8979

Writer: Horton Foote|71139

Editor: Aaron Stell|7038||J. Terry Williams|74903

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan|136573

Production Company: Pakula-Mulligan Productions, Inc., Brentwood Productions, Inc.

2. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley

Directors: Sidney Lumet|140633

Producer: Henry Fonda|69239||Reginald Rose|128668

Writer: Reginald Rose|128668

Editor: Carl Lerner|26775

Cinematographer: Boris Kaufman|23593

Production Company: Orion-Nova Productions

3. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Directors: Robert Benton|131302

Producer: Stanley R. Jaffe|142116

Writer: Robert Benton|131302

Editor: Jerry Greenberg|81860

Cinematographer: Nestor Almendros|116888

Production Company: Columbia Pictures

4. The Verdict (1982)

Cast: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden

Directors: Sidney Lumet|140633

Producer: Richard D. Zanuck|130624||David Brown|36208||Burtt Harris|25158

Writer: David Mamet|250733

Editor: Peter Frank|254176

Cinematographer: Andrzej Bartkowiak|249169

Production Company: Zanuck/Brown Productions, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

5. A Few Good Men (1992)

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore

Directors: Rob Reiner|131167

Producer: David Brown|36208||Rob Reiner|131167||Andrew Scheinman|251786||William Gilmore|368738||Rachel Pfeffer|263964

Writer: Aaron Sorkin|244082

Editor: Robert Leighton|169502||Steve Nevius|260976

Cinematographer: Robert Richardson|132500

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment

6. Witness for the Prosecution (1958)

Cast: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Directors: Billy Wilder|22099

Producer: Arthur Hornblow|15970

Writer: Billy Wilder|22099||Harry Kurnitz|66901||Larry Marcus|95635

Editor: Daniel Mandell|35426

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan|136573

Production Company: Edward Small Productions, Inc., Theme Pictures, Inc.

7. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Cast: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

Directors: Otto Preminger|119881

Producer: Otto Preminger|119881

Writer: Wendell Mayes|154360

Editor: Louis Loeffler|101118

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt|137940

Production Company: Carlyle Productions, Inc.

8. In Cold Blood (1967)

Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

Directors: Richard Brooks|129666

Producer: Richard Brooks|129666

Writer: Richard Brooks|129666

Editor: Peter Zinner|124422

Cinematographer: Conrad Hall|33871

Production Company: Pax Enterprises

9. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

Cast: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles

Directors: Fred Schepisi|249634

Producer: Verity Lambert|257261||Menahem Golan|110921||Yoram Globus|244225

Writer: Robert Caswell|257263||Fred Schepisi|249634

Editor: Jill Bilcock|173991

Cinematographer: Ian Baker|252328

Production Company: Cannon Entertainment Inc., Cinema Verity , Evil Angels Films Pty. Ltd.

10. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Directors: Stanley Kramer|141975

Producer: Stanley Kramer|141975

Writer: Abby Mann|7068

Editor: Frederic Knudtson|55767

Cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo|48603

Production Company: Roxlom Films

EPIC

AFI defines “epic” as a genre of large-scale films set in a cinematic interpretation of the past.

1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

Directors: David Lean|36567

Producer: Sam Spiegel|138056||David Lean|36567

Writer: Robert Bolt|131338||Michael Wilson|112014

Editor: Anne V. Coates|14028

Cinematographer: F. A. Young|50445

Production Company: Horizon Pictures (G.B.), Ltd.

2. Ben-Hur (1959)

Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet

Directors: William Wyler|156648

Producer: Joseph R. Vogel|205802||Sol C. Siegel|141275||Sam Zimbalist|138111||J. J. Cohn|74572

Writer: Karl Tunberg|92154

Editor: Ralph E. Winters|127275||John D. Dunning|204780||Margaret Booth|105099

Cinematographer: Robert L. Surtees|162275

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

3. Schindler's List (1993)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Directors: Steven Spielberg|210355

Producer: Steven Spielberg|210355||Gerald R. Molen|237407||Branko Lustig|23808||Kathleen Kennedy|92606

Writer: Steve Zaillian|249538

Editor: Michael Kahn|111597

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski|204244

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment

4. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Vivien Leigh

Directors: Victor Fleming|150912||Sam Wood|138105||George Cukor|58446||Chester Franklin|31119||James Fitzpatrick|180750

Producer: David O. Selznick|37056

Writer: Sidney Howard|140606||Barbara Keon|17722||Lydia Schiller|102711||Connie Earl|33790

Cinematographer: Ernest Haller|48571||Lee Garmes|96572

Production Company: Selznick International Pictures, Inc.

5. Spartacus (1960)

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Directors: Stanley Kubrick|141977||Anthony Mann|14336

Producer: Kirk Douglas|94234||Edward Muhl|44876||Edward Lewis|44802

Writer: Dalton Trumbo|35027

Editor: Robert Lawrence|132110

Cinematographer: Russell Metty|136613

Production Company: Bryna Productions, Inc., Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.

6. Titanic (1997)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Directors: James Cameron|77453

Producer: James Cameron|77453||Jon Landau|237835

Writer: James Cameron|77453

Editor: Conrad Buff|33867||James Cameron|77453||Richard A. Harris|214759

Cinematographer: Russell Carpenter|237836

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Lightstorm Entertainment

7. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray

Directors: Lewis Milestone|98659

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.|26765

Writer: George Abbott|58105||Del Andrews|37425

Editor: Edgar Adams|43701||Milton Carruth|113384

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson|15872

Production Company: Universal Pictures Corp.

8. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore

Directors: Steven Spielberg|210355

Producer: Steven Spielberg|210355||Ian Bryce|171171||Mark Gordon|247689||Gary Levinsohn|238656

Writer: Robert Rodat|238655

Editor: Michael Kahn|111597

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski|204244

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment , Mutual Film Company

9. Reds (1981)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Directors: Warren Beatty|154030

Producer: Warren Beatty|154030||Simon Relph|140920||Dede Allen|37354

Writer: Warren Beatty|154030||Trevor Griffiths|252209

Editor: Dede Allen|37354||Craig McKay|34295

Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro|152055

Production Company: Paramount Pictures , J. R. S. Productions

10. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille|28676

Producer: Cecil B. DeMille|28676

Writer: Aeneas MacKenzie|7741||Jesse Lasky Jr.|82211||Jack Gariss|75506||Fredric M. Frank|56095

Editor: Anne Bauchens|13795

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs|101734

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

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