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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

Writer: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.

Composer: Frank Churchill

Pinocchio (1940)

Cast: Dickie Jones, Cliff Edwards, Christian Rub

Writer: Ted Sears, Webb Smith, Joseph Sabo, Otto Englander, William Cottrell, Erdman Penner, Aurie Battaglia

Genre: Fantasy

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Composer: Paul J. Smith

Bambi (1942)

Cast: Peter Behn, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis

Writer: Larry Morey, George Stallings, Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch, Ralph Wright

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, Rob Minkoff

Producer: Don Hahn

Writer: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton

Editor: Ivan Bilancio

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures

Composer: Hans Zimmer

Fantasia (1940)

Cast: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor

Directors: Sam Armstrong, James Algar, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson

Producer: Walt Disney, Ben Sharpsteen

Writer: Lee Blair, Elmer Plummer, Phil Dike, Sylvia Moberly-Holland, Norman Wright, Albert Heath, Bianca Majolie, Graham Heid, Perce Pearce, Carl Fallberg, William Martin, Leo Thiele, Robert Sterner, John Fraser McLeish, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo, William Peed, George Stallings, Campbell Grant, Arthur Heinemann

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

Composer: Edward Plumb

Toy Story (1995)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Directors: John Lasseter

Producer: Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold

Writer: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow

Editor: Robert Gordon, Lee Unkrich

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, Kirk Wise

Producer: Don Hahn, Howard Ashman

Editor: John Carnochan

Genre: Musical

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures , Silver Screen Partners IV

Shrek (2001)

Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Producer: Aron Warner, John H. Williams, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Penney Finkelman Cox, Sandra Rabins

Writer: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S. H. Schulman, Jenna Grigg Thomas, Kelly Asbury, Francisco Avalos, Rejean Bourdages, Ken Harsha, Ken Bruce, Cody Cameron, Becky Cassady, Eric Darnell, Rick Farmiloe, James Fujii, Edmund Fong, Robert Koo, Todd Kurosawa, Robert Lence, Chris Miller, Catherine Yuh Rader, Tom Sito, David Soren, Robert Souza, John Stevenson, Conrad Vernon

Editor: Sim Evan-Jones

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: PDI/DreamWorks Pictures

Cinderella (1950)

Cast: Ilene Woods, Helene Stanley, Eleanor Audley

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

Producer: Ben Sharpsteen

Writer: William Peed, Erdman Penner, Ted Sears, Winston Hibler, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves, Kenneth Anderson, Joe Rinaldi

Editor: Donald Halliday

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

Producer: Graham Walters, John Lasseter

Writer: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds, Ronnie del Carmen, Dan Jeup, Jason Katz

Editor: David Ian Salter

Cinematographer: Sharon Calahan, Jeremy Lasky

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

Writer: Charles Chaplin

Editor: Charles Chaplin

Cinematographer: Rollie Totheroh, Gordon Pollock, Mark Marklatt

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions

Composer: Charles Chaplin

Annie Hall (1977)

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Directors: Woody Allen

Producer: Charles H. Joffe, Robert Greenhut

Writer: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

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

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis , A.S.C.

Genre: Romantic comedy

Production Company: United Artists Corp.

It Happened One Night (1934)

Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Harry Cohn

Writer: Robert Riskin

Editor: Gene Havlick

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker

Genre: Screwball comedy

Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corp.

Composer: Louis Silvers

Roman Holiday (1953)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Directors: William Wyler

Producer: William Wyler

Writer: Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton, Dalton Trumbo, Ian McLellan Hunter, Dalton Trumbo

Editor: Robert Swink

Cinematographer: Frank F. Planer, Henri Alekan

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

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart

Editor: Frank Sullivan

Cinematographer: Joseph Ruttenberg

Genre: Romantic comedy, Screwball 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

Producer: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman

Writer: Nora Ephron

Editor: Robert Leighton

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld

Genre: Romantic comedy

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment

Adam's Rib (1949)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday

Directors: George Cukor

Producer: Lawrence Weingarten

Writer: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin

Editor: George Boemler

Cinematographer: George Folsey

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Miklos Rozsa

Moonstruck (1987)

Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia

Directors: Norman Jewison

Producer: Patrick Palmer, Norman Jewison

Writer: John Patrick Shanley

Editor: Lou Lombardo

Cinematographer: David Watkin

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

Producer: Mildred Lewis, Colin Higgins, Charles B. Mulvehill

Writer: Colin Higgins

Editor: William A. Sawyer, Edward Warschilka

Cinematographer: John Alonzo

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

Producer: Gary Foster, Lynda Obst, Patrick Crowley

Writer: Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch, Jeff Arch

Editor: Robert Reitano

Cinematographer: Sven Nykvist

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

Producer: Merian C. Cooper

Writer: Frank S. Nugent

Editor: Jack Murray

Cinematographer: Winton Hoch

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

Writer: Carl Foreman

Editor: Harry Gerstad, Elmo Williams

Cinematographer: Floyd Crosby

Genre: Western

Production Company: Stanley Kramer Productions, Inc.

Composer: Dimitri Tiomkin

Shane (1953)

Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Directors: George Stevens

Producer: George Stevens

Writer: A. B. Guthrie Jr.

Editor: William Hornbeck, Tom McAdoo

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs

Genre: Western

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

Composer: Victor Young

Unforgiven (1992)

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

Directors: Clint Eastwood

Producer: Clint Eastwood, David Valdes

Writer: David Webb Peoples

Editor: Joel Cox

Cinematographer: Jack N. Green

Genre: Western

Production Company: The Malpaso Company

Composer: Lennie Niehaus

Red River (1948)

Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

Directors: Howard Hawks

Producer: Charles K. Feldman, Howard Hawks

Writer: Borden Chase, Charles Schnee

Editor: Christian Nyby

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan

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

Producer: Phil Feldman

Writer: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner

Editor: Lou Lombardo

Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard

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

Producer: John Foreman, Paul Newman, Paul Monash

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer

Cinematographer: Conrad Hall

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

Producer: David Foster, Mitchell Brower

Writer: Robert Altman, Brian Daly

Editor: Lou Lombardo

Cinematographer: Vilmos Zsigmond

Genre: Western

Production Company: Lion's Head, David Foster Productions

Stagecoach (1939)

Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine

Directors: John Ford

Writer: Dudley Nichols

Editor: Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer, Walter Reynolds

Cinematographer: Bert Glennon

Genre: Western

Production Company: Walter Wanger Productions, Inc.

Composer: Boris Morros

Cat Ballou (1965)

Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

Directors: Elliot Silverstein

Producer: Harold Hecht

Writer: Walter Newman, Frank Pierson

Editor: Charles Nelson

Cinematographer: Jack Marta

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

Producer: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Peter Savage

Writer: Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker

Cinematographer: Michael Chapman

Genre: Biography

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

Composer: Pietro Mascagni

Rocky (1976)

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Directors: John G. Avildsen

Producer: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Gene Kirkwood

Writer: Sylvester Stallone

Editor: Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad

Cinematographer: James Crabe

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

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Writer: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Rudolph Maté

Genre: Biography

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

Composer: Leigh Harline

Hoosiers (1986)

Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Anspaugh, Angelo Pizzo

Producer: Carter De Haven, Angelo Pizzo, John Daly, Derek Gibson

Writer: Angelo Pizzo

Editor: C. Timothy O'Meara

Cinematographer: Fred Murphy, Oliver Wood

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Hemdale Film Corporation

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith

Bull Durham (1988)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Directors: Ron Shelton

Producer: Thom Mount, Mark Burg, David V. Lester

Writer: Ron Shelton

Editor: Robert Leighton, Adam Weiss

Cinematographer: Robert Byrne, Bob Hillman

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: Mount Company

Composer: Michael Convertino

The Hustler (1961)

Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Directors: Robert Rossen

Producer: Robert Rossen

Writer: Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen

Editor: Dede Allen

Cinematographer: Eugen Schüfftan

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Rossen Enterprises

Composer: Kenyon Hopkins

Caddyshack (1980)

Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight

Directors: Harold Ramis

Producer: Douglas Kenney, Jon Peters

Writer: Brian Doyle-Murray, Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney

Editor: William Carruth, Robert Barrére

Cinematographer: Stevan Larner

Genre: Comedy

Production Company: Orion Pictures Company

Composer: Johnny Mandel

Breaking Away (1979)

Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Directors: Peter Yates

Producer: Peter Yates

Writer: Steve Tesich

Editor: Cynthia Scheider

Cinematographer: Matthew F. Leonetti

Genre: Comedy-drama

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox

National Velvet (1945)

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor

Directors: Clarence Brown

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Writer: Theodore Reeves, Helen Deutsch

Editor: Robert J. Kern

Cinematographer: Leonard Smith

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

Producer: James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Richard Sakai, Laurence Mark

Writer: Cameron Crowe

Editor: Joe Hutshing

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

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

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Alec Coppel, Samuel Taylor

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: Robert Burks

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

Producer: Robert Evans

Writer: Robert Towne

Editor: Sam O'Steen

Cinematographer: John Alonzo, Stanley Cortez

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

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: John Michael Hayes

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: Robert Burks

Genre: Mystery

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

Composer: Franz Waxman

Laura (1944)

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb

Directors: Otto Preminger

Producer: Otto Preminger

Writer: Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Betty Reinhardt

Editor: Louis Loeffler

Cinematographer: Joseph La Shelle, Lucien Ballard

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

Producer: Carol Reed

Writer: Graham Greene

Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter

Cinematographer: Robert Krasker

Genre: Adventure

Production Company: London Film Productions, Ltd.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

Directors: John Huston

Producer: Hal B. Wallis

Writer: John Huston

Editor: Thomas Richards

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson

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

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: Robert Burks

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

Composer: Bernard Herrmann

Blue Velvet (1986)

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Lynch

Producer: Fred Caruso, Richard Roth

Writer: David Lynch

Editor: Duwayne Dunham

Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes

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

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Frederick Knott

Editor: Rudi Fehr

Cinematographer: Robert Burks

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

Producer: Bryan Singer, Michael McDonnell

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie

Editor: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel

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, King Vidor

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, Noel Langley

Editor: Blanche Sewell

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson

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

Producer: Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders, Mark Ordesky, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Robert Shaye, Michael Lynne

Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson

Editor: John Gilbert

Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie, Allen Guilford, John Cavill, Simon Raby, Richard Bluck, Nigel Bluck, Alun Bollinger, Chuck Schuman, David Hardberger

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

Producer: Frank Capra

Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra

Editor: William Hornbeck

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc, Victor Milner

Genre: Comedy-drama, Fantasy

Production Company: Liberty Films, Inc.

King Kong (1933)

Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Producer: David O. Selznick

Writer: James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose

Editor: Ted Cheesman

Cinematographer: Eddie Linden, Vernon L. Walker, J. O. Taylor

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

Producer: William Perlberg

Writer: George Seaton, Valentine Davies

Editor: Robert Simpson

Cinematographer: Charles G. Clarke, Lloyd Ahern

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

Producer: Lawrence Gordon, Charles Gordon, Brian Frankish

Editor: Ian Crafford

Cinematographer: John Lindley, Ricky Bravo

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Production Company: Gordon Company

Composer: James Horner

Harvey (1950)

Cast: Wallace Ford, William Lynn, Victoria Horne

Directors: Henry Koster

Producer: John Beck

Writer: Mary Chase, Oscar Brodney

Editor: Ralph Dawson

Cinematographer: William Daniels

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

Producer: Trevor Albert, Harold Ramis, C. O. Erickson

Writer: Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis, Danny Rubin

Editor: Pembroke J. Herring

Cinematographer: John Bailey, James Blanford, George Kohut

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

Writer: Elton Thomas, Lotta Woods

Editor: William Nolan

Genre: Fantasy

Production Company: Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.

Composer: Mortimer Wilson

Big (1988)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Directors: Penny Marshall

Producer: James L. Brooks, Robert Greenhut

Writer: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg

Editor: Barry Malkin

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld

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

Producer: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Star Wars (1977)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: George Lucas

Producer: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Editor: Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, Richard Chew, John Jympson

Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor

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

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Melissa Mathison

Editor: Carol Littleton

Cinematographer: Allen Daviau

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

Producer: Stanley Kubrick, Max L. Raab, Si Litvinoff

Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Editor: Bill Butler

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

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

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

Directors: Robert Wise

Producer: Julian Blaustein

Writer: Edmund H. North

Editor: William Reynolds

Cinematographer: Leo Tover

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

Producer: Michael Deeley, Brian Kelly, Hampton Fancher

Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples

Editor: Marsha Nakashima

Cinematographer: Jordan Cronenweth

Genre: Science fiction

Production Company: The Ladd Company, Sir Run Run Shaw

Alien (1979)

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright

Directors: Ridley Scott

Producer: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Ronald Shusett

Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett

Editor: Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley

Cinematographer: Derek Vanlint

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

Producer: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd

Writer: James Cameron, William Wisher

Editor: Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg, Michael A. Benson

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

Producer: Walter Wanger

Writer: Daniel Mainwaring

Editor: Robert S. Eisen

Cinematographer: Ellsworth Fredericks

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, Frank Marshall

Producer: Bob Gale, Neil Canton, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale

Editor: Arthur Schmidt, Harry Keramidas

Cinematographer: Dean Cundey, Raymond Stella

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

Producer: Robert Evans, Albert S. Ruddy

Writer: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola

Editor: William Reynolds, Peter Zinner

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis

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

Producer: Irwin Winkler, Barbara De Fina

Writer: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker, James Kwei

Cinematographer: Michael Ballhaus

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

Producer: Robert Evans, Francis Ford Coppola

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo

Editor: Richard Marks

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis

Genre: Drama

Production Company: The Coppola Company

Composer: Nino Rota

White Heat (1949)

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

Directors: Raoul Walsh

Producer: Louis F. Edelman

Writer: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts

Editor: Owen Marks

Cinematographer: Sid Hickox

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

Producer: Warren Beatty

Writer: David Newman, Robert Benton

Editor: Dede Allen

Cinematographer: Burnett Guffey

Genre: Biography, Drama

Production Company: Tatira-Hiller Productions

Composer: Charles Strouse

Scarface (1932)

Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley

Directors: Howard Hawks

Writer: Ben Hecht, Fred Pasley

Editor: Edward Curtiss

Cinematographer: Lee Garmes, L. W. O'Connell

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

Producer: Lawrence Bender

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Editor: Sally Menke

Cinematographer: Andrzej Sekula

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

Writer: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Harvey Thew

Editor: Edward M. McDermott

Cinematographer: Dev Jennings

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

Little Caesar (1931)

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

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Francis Edwards Faragoh

Editor: Ray Curtiss

Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio

Genre: Drama

Production Company: First National Pictures, Inc.

Scarface (1983)

Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directors: Brian De Palma

Producer: Martin Bregman, Louis A. Stroller

Writer: Oliver Stone

Editor: Jerry Greenberg, David Ray

Cinematographer: John Alonzo

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

Producer: Alan J. Pakula

Writer: Horton Foote

Editor: Aaron Stell, J. Terry Williams

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan

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

Producer: Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose

Writer: Reginald Rose

Editor: Carl Lerner

Cinematographer: Boris Kaufman

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Orion-Nova Productions

Composer: Kenyon Hopkins

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Directors: Robert Benton

Producer: Stanley R. Jaffe

Writer: Robert Benton

Editor: Jerry Greenberg

Cinematographer: Nestor Almendros

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Columbia Pictures

The Verdict (1982)

Cast: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Producer: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, Burtt Harris

Writer: David Mamet

Editor: Peter Frank

Cinematographer: Andrzej Bartkowiak

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

Producer: David Brown, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, William Gilmore, Rachel Pfeffer

Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Editor: Robert Leighton, Steve Nevius

Cinematographer: Robert Richardson

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

Producer: Arthur Hornblow

Writer: Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Larry Marcus

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan

Genre: Drama, Mystery

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

Composer: Matty Malneck

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Cast: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

Directors: Otto Preminger

Producer: Otto Preminger

Writer: Wendell Mayes

Editor: Louis Loeffler

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Carlyle Productions, Inc.

Composer: Duke Ellington

In Cold Blood (1967)

Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

Directors: Richard Brooks

Producer: Richard Brooks

Writer: Richard Brooks

Editor: Peter Zinner

Cinematographer: Conrad Hall

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

Producer: Verity Lambert, Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus

Writer: Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi

Editor: Jill Bilcock

Cinematographer: Ian Baker

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

Producer: Stanley Kramer

Writer: Abby Mann

Editor: Frederic Knudtson

Cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo

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

Producer: Sam Spiegel, David Lean

Writer: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson

Editor: Anne V. Coates

Cinematographer: F. A. Young

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

Producer: Joseph R. Vogel, Sol C. Siegel, Sam Zimbalist, J. J. Cohn

Writer: Karl Tunberg

Editor: Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning, Margaret Booth

Cinematographer: Robert L. Surtees

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

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Steve Zaillian

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

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, Sam Wood, George Cukor, Chester Franklin, James Fitzpatrick

Producer: David O. Selznick

Writer: Sidney Howard, Barbara Keon, Lydia Schiller, Connie Earl

Cinematographer: Ernest Haller, Lee Garmes

Genre: Romance

Production Company: Selznick International Pictures, Inc.

Composer: Max Steiner

Spartacus (1960)

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Mann

Producer: Kirk Douglas, Edward Muhl, Edward Lewis

Writer: Dalton Trumbo

Editor: Robert Lawrence

Cinematographer: Russell Metty

Genre: Epic

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

Composer: Alex North

Titanic (1997)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: James Cameron, Jon Landau

Writer: James Cameron

Editor: Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris

Cinematographer: Russell Carpenter

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

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.

Writer: George Abbott, Del Andrews

Editor: Edgar Adams, Milton Carruth

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson

Genre: Drama

Production Company: Universal Pictures Corp.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn

Writer: Robert Rodat

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

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

Producer: Warren Beatty, Simon Relph, Dede Allen

Writer: Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths

Editor: Dede Allen, Craig McKay

Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro

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

Producer: Cecil B. DeMille

Writer: Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank

Editor: Anne Bauchens

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs

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

Writer: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.

2. Pinocchio (1940)

Cast: Dickie Jones, Cliff Edwards, Christian Rub

Writer: Ted Sears, Webb Smith, Joseph Sabo, Otto Englander, William Cottrell, Erdman Penner, Aurie Battaglia

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

3. Bambi (1942)

Cast: Peter Behn, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis

Writer: Larry Morey, George Stallings, Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch, Ralph Wright

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

4. The Lion King (1994)

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

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Producer: Don Hahn

Writer: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton

Editor: Ivan Bilancio

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures

5. Fantasia (1940)

Cast: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor

Directors: Sam Armstrong, James Algar, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson

Producer: Walt Disney, Ben Sharpsteen

Writer: Lee Blair, Elmer Plummer, Phil Dike, Sylvia Moberly-Holland, Norman Wright, Albert Heath, Bianca Majolie, Graham Heid, Perce Pearce, Carl Fallberg, William Martin, Leo Thiele, Robert Sterner, John Fraser McLeish, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo, William Peed, George Stallings, Campbell Grant, Arthur Heinemann

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

6. Toy Story (1995)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Directors: John Lasseter

Producer: Ralph Guggenheim, Bonnie Arnold

Writer: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow

Editor: Robert Gordon, Lee Unkrich

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, Kirk Wise

Producer: Don Hahn, Howard Ashman

Editor: John Carnochan

Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures , Silver Screen Partners IV

8. Shrek (2001)

Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Producer: Aron Warner, John H. Williams, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Penney Finkelman Cox, Sandra Rabins

Writer: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S. H. Schulman, Jenna Grigg Thomas, Kelly Asbury, Francisco Avalos, Rejean Bourdages, Ken Harsha, Ken Bruce, Cody Cameron, Becky Cassady, Eric Darnell, Rick Farmiloe, James Fujii, Edmund Fong, Robert Koo, Todd Kurosawa, Robert Lence, Chris Miller, Catherine Yuh Rader, Tom Sito, David Soren, Robert Souza, John Stevenson, Conrad Vernon

Editor: Sim Evan-Jones

Production Company: PDI/DreamWorks Pictures

9. Cinderella (1950)

Cast: Ilene Woods, Helene Stanley, Eleanor Audley

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

Producer: Ben Sharpsteen

Writer: William Peed, Erdman Penner, Ted Sears, Winston Hibler, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves, Kenneth Anderson, Joe Rinaldi

Editor: Donald Halliday

Production Company: Walt Disney Productions

10. Finding Nemo (2003)

Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

Directors: Andrew Stanton

Producer: Graham Walters, John Lasseter

Writer: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds, Ronnie del Carmen, Dan Jeup, Jason Katz

Editor: David Ian Salter

Cinematographer: Sharon Calahan, Jeremy Lasky

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

Writer: Charles Chaplin

Editor: Charles Chaplin

Cinematographer: Rollie Totheroh, Gordon Pollock, Mark Marklatt

Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions

2. Annie Hall (1977)

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Directors: Woody Allen

Producer: Charles H. Joffe, Robert Greenhut

Writer: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

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

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis , A.S.C.

Production Company: United Artists Corp.

3. It Happened One Night (1934)

Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Harry Cohn

Writer: Robert Riskin

Editor: Gene Havlick

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker

Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corp.

4. Roman Holiday (1953)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

Directors: William Wyler

Producer: William Wyler

Writer: Ian McLellan Hunter, John Dighton, Dalton Trumbo, Ian McLellan Hunter, Dalton Trumbo

Editor: Robert Swink

Cinematographer: Frank F. Planer, Henri Alekan

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

5. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Directors: George Cukor

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart

Editor: Frank Sullivan

Cinematographer: Joseph Ruttenberg

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

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

Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Directors: Rob Reiner

Producer: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman

Writer: Nora Ephron

Editor: Robert Leighton

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment

7. Adam's Rib (1949)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday

Directors: George Cukor

Producer: Lawrence Weingarten

Writer: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin

Editor: George Boemler

Cinematographer: George Folsey

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

8. Moonstruck (1987)

Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia

Directors: Norman Jewison

Producer: Patrick Palmer, Norman Jewison

Writer: John Patrick Shanley

Editor: Lou Lombardo

Cinematographer: David Watkin

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

9. Harold and Maude (1971)

Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Directors: Hal Ashby

Producer: Mildred Lewis, Colin Higgins, Charles B. Mulvehill

Writer: Colin Higgins

Editor: William A. Sawyer, Edward Warschilka

Cinematographer: John Alonzo

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

Producer: Gary Foster, Lynda Obst, Patrick Crowley

Writer: Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch, Jeff Arch

Editor: Robert Reitano

Cinematographer: Sven Nykvist

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

Producer: Merian C. Cooper

Writer: Frank S. Nugent

Editor: Jack Murray

Cinematographer: Winton Hoch

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

2. High Noon (1952)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Directors: Fred Zinnemann

Writer: Carl Foreman

Editor: Harry Gerstad, Elmo Williams

Cinematographer: Floyd Crosby

Production Company: Stanley Kramer Productions, Inc.

3. Shane (1953)

Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

Directors: George Stevens

Producer: George Stevens

Writer: A. B. Guthrie Jr.

Editor: William Hornbeck, Tom McAdoo

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

4. Unforgiven (1992)

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

Directors: Clint Eastwood

Producer: Clint Eastwood, David Valdes

Writer: David Webb Peoples

Editor: Joel Cox

Cinematographer: Jack N. Green

Production Company: The Malpaso Company

5. Red River (1948)

Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

Directors: Howard Hawks

Producer: Charles K. Feldman, Howard Hawks

Writer: Borden Chase, Charles Schnee

Editor: Christian Nyby

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan

Production Company: Monterey Productions, Inc.

6. The Wild Bunch (1969)

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

Directors: Sam Peckinpah

Producer: Phil Feldman

Writer: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner

Editor: Lou Lombardo

Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard

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

Producer: John Foreman, Paul Newman, Paul Monash

Writer: William Goldman

Editor: John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer

Cinematographer: Conrad Hall

Production Company: Campanile Productions, Inc.

8. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois

Directors: Robert Altman

Producer: David Foster, Mitchell Brower

Writer: Robert Altman, Brian Daly

Editor: Lou Lombardo

Cinematographer: Vilmos Zsigmond

Production Company: Lion's Head, David Foster Productions

9. Stagecoach (1939)

Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine

Directors: John Ford

Writer: Dudley Nichols

Editor: Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer, Walter Reynolds

Cinematographer: Bert Glennon

Production Company: Walter Wanger Productions, Inc.

10. Cat Ballou (1965)

Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan

Directors: Elliot Silverstein

Producer: Harold Hecht

Writer: Walter Newman, Frank Pierson

Editor: Charles Nelson

Cinematographer: Jack Marta

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

Producer: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Peter Savage

Writer: Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker

Cinematographer: Michael Chapman

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

2. Rocky (1976)

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Directors: John G. Avildsen

Producer: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Gene Kirkwood

Writer: Sylvester Stallone

Editor: Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad

Cinematographer: James Crabe

Production Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Inc.

3. The Pride of the Yankees (1943)

Cast: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Directors: Sam Wood

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Writer: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Rudolph Maté

Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Productions, Inc.

4. Hoosiers (1986)

Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Anspaugh, Angelo Pizzo

Producer: Carter De Haven, Angelo Pizzo, John Daly, Derek Gibson

Writer: Angelo Pizzo

Editor: C. Timothy O'Meara

Cinematographer: Fred Murphy, Oliver Wood

Production Company: Hemdale Film Corporation

5. Bull Durham (1988)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Directors: Ron Shelton

Producer: Thom Mount, Mark Burg, David V. Lester

Writer: Ron Shelton

Editor: Robert Leighton, Adam Weiss

Cinematographer: Robert Byrne, Bob Hillman

Production Company: Mount Company

6. The Hustler (1961)

Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Directors: Robert Rossen

Producer: Robert Rossen

Writer: Sidney Carroll, Robert Rossen

Editor: Dede Allen

Cinematographer: Eugen Schüfftan

Production Company: Rossen Enterprises

7. Caddyshack (1980)

Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight

Directors: Harold Ramis

Producer: Douglas Kenney, Jon Peters

Writer: Brian Doyle-Murray, Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney

Editor: William Carruth, Robert Barrére

Cinematographer: Stevan Larner

Production Company: Orion Pictures Company

8. Breaking Away (1979)

Cast: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

Directors: Peter Yates

Producer: Peter Yates

Writer: Steve Tesich

Editor: Cynthia Scheider

Cinematographer: Matthew F. Leonetti

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox

9. National Velvet (1945)

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor

Directors: Clarence Brown

Producer: Pandro S. Berman

Writer: Theodore Reeves, Helen Deutsch

Editor: Robert J. Kern

Cinematographer: Leonard Smith

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

10. Jerry Maguire (1996)

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

Directors: Cameron Crowe

Producer: James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Richard Sakai, Laurence Mark

Writer: Cameron Crowe

Editor: Joe Hutshing

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

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

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Alec Coppel, Samuel Taylor

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: Robert Burks

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

2. Chinatown (1974)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

Directors: Roman Polanski

Producer: Robert Evans

Writer: Robert Towne

Editor: Sam O'Steen

Cinematographer: John Alonzo, Stanley Cortez

Production Company: Long Road Productions, Inc.

3. Rear Window (1954)

Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: John Michael Hayes

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: Robert Burks

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

4. Laura (1944)

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb

Directors: Otto Preminger

Producer: Otto Preminger

Writer: Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Betty Reinhardt

Editor: Louis Loeffler

Cinematographer: Joseph La Shelle, Lucien Ballard

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

5. The Third Man (1950)

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles

Directors: Carol Reed

Producer: Carol Reed

Writer: Graham Greene

Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter

Cinematographer: Robert Krasker

Production Company: London Film Productions, Ltd.

6. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

Directors: John Huston

Producer: Hal B. Wallis

Writer: John Huston

Editor: Thomas Richards

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

7. North by Northwest (1959)

Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Editor: George Tomasini

Cinematographer: Robert Burks

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

8. Blue Velvet (1986)

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

Directors: David Lynch

Producer: Fred Caruso, Richard Roth

Writer: David Lynch

Editor: Duwayne Dunham

Cinematographer: Frederick Elmes

Production Company: Blue Velvet Productions

9. Dial M for Murder (1954)

Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Frederick Knott

Editor: Rudi Fehr

Cinematographer: Robert Burks

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

10. The Usual Suspects (1995)

Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro

Directors: Bryan Singer

Producer: Bryan Singer, Michael McDonnell

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie

Editor: John Ottman

Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel

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, King Vidor

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, Noel Langley

Editor: Blanche Sewell

Cinematographer: Harold Rosson

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

Producer: Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders, Mark Ordesky, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Robert Shaye, Michael Lynne

Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson

Editor: John Gilbert

Cinematographer: Andrew Lesnie, Allen Guilford, John Cavill, Simon Raby, Richard Bluck, Nigel Bluck, Alun Bollinger, Chuck Schuman, David Hardberger

Production Company: New Line Cinema , Wingnut Films

3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Directors: Frank Capra

Producer: Frank Capra

Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra

Editor: William Hornbeck

Cinematographer: Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc, Victor Milner

Production Company: Liberty Films, Inc.

4. King Kong (1933)

Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Producer: David O. Selznick

Writer: James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose

Editor: Ted Cheesman

Cinematographer: Eddie Linden, Vernon L. Walker, J. O. Taylor

Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

5. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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

Directors: George Seaton

Producer: William Perlberg

Writer: George Seaton, Valentine Davies

Editor: Robert Simpson

Cinematographer: Charles G. Clarke, Lloyd Ahern

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

6. Field of Dreams (1989)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones

Directors: Phil Alden Robinson

Producer: Lawrence Gordon, Charles Gordon, Brian Frankish

Editor: Ian Crafford

Cinematographer: John Lindley, Ricky Bravo

Production Company: Gordon Company

7. Harvey (1950)

Cast: Wallace Ford, William Lynn, Victoria Horne

Directors: Henry Koster

Producer: John Beck

Writer: Mary Chase, Oscar Brodney

Editor: Ralph Dawson

Cinematographer: William Daniels

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

8. Groundhog Day (1993)

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Directors: Harold Ramis

Producer: Trevor Albert, Harold Ramis, C. O. Erickson

Writer: Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis, Danny Rubin

Editor: Pembroke J. Herring

Cinematographer: John Bailey, James Blanford, George Kohut

Production Company: Columbia Pictures

9. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher

Directors: Raoul Walsh

Writer: Elton Thomas, Lotta Woods

Editor: William Nolan

Production Company: Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.

10. Big (1988)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Directors: Penny Marshall

Producer: James L. Brooks, Robert Greenhut

Writer: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg

Editor: Barry Malkin

Cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld

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

Producer: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

2. Star Wars (1977)

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Directors: George Lucas

Producer: Gary Kurtz, George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Editor: Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, Richard Chew, John Jympson

Cinematographer: Gilbert Taylor

Production Company: Lucasfilm, Ltd.

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

Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Melissa Mathison

Editor: Carol Littleton

Cinematographer: Allen Daviau

Production Company: Universal Pictures , Amblin' Entertainment

4. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Directors: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick, Max L. Raab, Si Litvinoff

Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Editor: Bill Butler

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

5. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

Directors: Robert Wise

Producer: Julian Blaustein

Writer: Edmund H. North

Editor: William Reynolds

Cinematographer: Leo Tover

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

6. Blade Runner (1982)

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Directors: Ridley Scott

Producer: Michael Deeley, Brian Kelly, Hampton Fancher

Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples

Editor: Marsha Nakashima

Cinematographer: Jordan Cronenweth

Production Company: The Ladd Company, Sir Run Run Shaw

7. Alien (1979)

Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright

Directors: Ridley Scott

Producer: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Ronald Shusett

Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett

Editor: Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley

Cinematographer: Derek Vanlint

Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

8. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd

Writer: James Cameron, William Wisher

Editor: Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris

Cinematographer: Adam Greenberg, Michael A. Benson

Production Company: Carolco, Pacific Western , Lightstorm Entertainment

9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Directors: Don Siegel

Producer: Walter Wanger

Writer: Daniel Mainwaring

Editor: Robert S. Eisen

Cinematographer: Ellsworth Fredericks

Production Company: Walter Wanger Pictures, Inc.

10. Back to the Future (1985)

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

Directors: Robert Zemeckis, Frank Marshall

Producer: Bob Gale, Neil Canton, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale

Editor: Arthur Schmidt, Harry Keramidas

Cinematographer: Dean Cundey, Raymond Stella

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

Producer: Robert Evans, Albert S. Ruddy

Writer: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola

Editor: William Reynolds, Peter Zinner

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis

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

2. Goodfellas (1990)

Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Producer: Irwin Winkler, Barbara De Fina

Writer: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker, James Kwei

Cinematographer: Michael Ballhaus

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

Producer: Robert Evans, Francis Ford Coppola

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo

Editor: Richard Marks

Cinematographer: Gordon Willis

Production Company: The Coppola Company

4. White Heat (1949)

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

Directors: Raoul Walsh

Producer: Louis F. Edelman

Writer: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts

Editor: Owen Marks

Cinematographer: Sid Hickox

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

5. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

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

Directors: Arthur Penn

Producer: Warren Beatty

Writer: David Newman, Robert Benton

Editor: Dede Allen

Cinematographer: Burnett Guffey

Production Company: Tatira-Hiller Productions

6. Scarface (1932)

Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley

Directors: Howard Hawks

Writer: Ben Hecht, Fred Pasley

Editor: Edward Curtiss

Cinematographer: Lee Garmes, L. W. O'Connell

Production Company: The Caddo Co., Inc.

7. Pulp Fiction (1994)

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

Directors: Quentin Tarantino

Producer: Lawrence Bender

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Editor: Sally Menke

Cinematographer: Andrzej Sekula

Production Company: A Band Apart , Jersey Films

8. The Public Enemy (1931)

Cast: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods

Directors: William A. Wellman

Writer: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Harvey Thew

Editor: Edward M. McDermott

Cinematographer: Dev Jennings

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.

9. Little Caesar (1931)

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

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: Francis Edwards Faragoh

Editor: Ray Curtiss

Cinematographer: Tony Gaudio

Production Company: First National Pictures, Inc.

10. Scarface (1983)

Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer

Directors: Brian De Palma

Producer: Martin Bregman, Louis A. Stroller

Writer: Oliver Stone

Editor: Jerry Greenberg, David Ray

Cinematographer: John Alonzo

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

Producer: Alan J. Pakula

Writer: Horton Foote

Editor: Aaron Stell, J. Terry Williams

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan

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

Producer: Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose

Writer: Reginald Rose

Editor: Carl Lerner

Cinematographer: Boris Kaufman

Production Company: Orion-Nova Productions

3. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Directors: Robert Benton

Producer: Stanley R. Jaffe

Writer: Robert Benton

Editor: Jerry Greenberg

Cinematographer: Nestor Almendros

Production Company: Columbia Pictures

4. The Verdict (1982)

Cast: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden

Directors: Sidney Lumet

Producer: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, Burtt Harris

Writer: David Mamet

Editor: Peter Frank

Cinematographer: Andrzej Bartkowiak

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

Producer: David Brown, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, William Gilmore, Rachel Pfeffer

Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Editor: Robert Leighton, Steve Nevius

Cinematographer: Robert Richardson

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment

6. Witness for the Prosecution (1958)

Cast: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Directors: Billy Wilder

Producer: Arthur Hornblow

Writer: Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Larry Marcus

Editor: Daniel Mandell

Cinematographer: Russell Harlan

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

7. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Cast: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

Directors: Otto Preminger

Producer: Otto Preminger

Writer: Wendell Mayes

Editor: Louis Loeffler

Cinematographer: Sam Leavitt

Production Company: Carlyle Productions, Inc.

8. In Cold Blood (1967)

Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

Directors: Richard Brooks

Producer: Richard Brooks

Writer: Richard Brooks

Editor: Peter Zinner

Cinematographer: Conrad Hall

Production Company: Pax Enterprises

9. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

Cast: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles

Directors: Fred Schepisi

Producer: Verity Lambert, Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus

Writer: Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi

Editor: Jill Bilcock

Cinematographer: Ian Baker

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

Producer: Stanley Kramer

Writer: Abby Mann

Editor: Frederic Knudtson

Cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo

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

Producer: Sam Spiegel, David Lean

Writer: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson

Editor: Anne V. Coates

Cinematographer: F. A. Young

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

2. Ben-Hur (1959)

Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet

Directors: William Wyler

Producer: Joseph R. Vogel, Sol C. Siegel, Sam Zimbalist, J. J. Cohn

Writer: Karl Tunberg

Editor: Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning, Margaret Booth

Cinematographer: Robert L. Surtees

Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.

3. Schindler's List (1993)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig, Kathleen Kennedy

Writer: Steve Zaillian

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment

4. Gone with the Wind (1939)

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

Directors: Victor Fleming, Sam Wood, George Cukor, Chester Franklin, James Fitzpatrick

Producer: David O. Selznick

Writer: Sidney Howard, Barbara Keon, Lydia Schiller, Connie Earl

Cinematographer: Ernest Haller, Lee Garmes

Production Company: Selznick International Pictures, Inc.

5. Spartacus (1960)

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Mann

Producer: Kirk Douglas, Edward Muhl, Edward Lewis

Writer: Dalton Trumbo

Editor: Robert Lawrence

Cinematographer: Russell Metty

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

6. Titanic (1997)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Directors: James Cameron

Producer: James Cameron, Jon Landau

Writer: James Cameron

Editor: Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris

Cinematographer: Russell Carpenter

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

Producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.

Writer: George Abbott, Del Andrews

Editor: Edgar Adams, Milton Carruth

Cinematographer: Arthur Edeson

Production Company: Universal Pictures Corp.

8. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Producer: Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn

Writer: Robert Rodat

Editor: Michael Kahn

Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski

Production Company: Amblin Entertainment , Mutual Film Company

9. Reds (1981)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Directors: Warren Beatty

Producer: Warren Beatty, Simon Relph, Dede Allen

Writer: Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths

Editor: Dede Allen, Craig McKay

Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro

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

10. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille

Producer: Cecil B. DeMille

Writer: Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank

Editor: Anne Bauchens

Cinematographer: Loyal Griggs

Production Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.

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