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    AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    I'll put the top one for each genre here and you can click on the link for the rest.

    http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/2...376538000.html

    ANIMATION
    "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," 1937.

    FANTASY
    "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.

    GANGSTER
    "The Godfather," 1972.

    SCIENCE FICTION
    "2001: A Space Odyssey," 1968.

    WESTERN
    "The Searchers," 1956.

    SPORTS
    "Raging Bull," 1980.

    MYSTERY
    "Vertigo," 1958.

    ROMANTIC COMEDY
    "City Lights," 1931.

    COURTROOM DRAMA
    "To Kill a Mockingbird," 1962.

    EPIC
    "Lawrence of Arabia," 1962.
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    How on earth are "Romantic Comedy" and "Courtroom Drama" considered genres while there is no straight-out "Comedy" or "Action / Adventure" category?

    The fact that movies like Blazing Saddles, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Airplane! and Animal House are snubbed due to lack of an appropriate "genre" is beyond puzzling.
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    How on earth are "Romantic Comedy" and "Courtroom Drama" considered genres while there is no straight-out "Comedy" or "Action / Adventure" category?
    To get in as many movies as they can, presumably, since they've already run these lists in other genres about 400 times

    Nice to see Harold and Maude filed as a romantic comedy though. It's usually classified as "cult", although I'll never understand why.
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    I loath the term 'genre', a movie is a movie
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    So did they forget about "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" or something? Or are they snubbing it because it's an Italian film?

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    "Lord of the Rings" is in the same genre as "It's a Wonderful Life"?

    And they're supposed to be film experts?

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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsIn07 View Post
    So did they forget about "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" or something? Or are they snubbing it because it's an Italian film?

    At first glance I'd say since it's the American Film Institute, foreign films wouldn't make the cut but Lawrence of Arabia is an English film so who knows?
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    What, no "Caddyshack 2"?
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    How didn't The Untouchables make the Gangster list....
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    How on earth are "Romantic Comedy" and "Courtroom Drama" considered genres while there is no straight-out "Comedy" or "Action / Adventure" category?

    Yeah, I was going to go straight to the comedy list but nothing. Romantic comedies aren't funny. They're cute and cute sucks.
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    wow. i really hate those lists.

    Sleepless in Seattle makes the top ten in romantic comedy? No Father Goose? blech. Shouldn't a requirement be the film is funny?

    Maybe it's too current, but I have Serenity in the top 10 of Science fiction of all time. 1 million time better than T2.

    The Fantasy section has Big and Groundhog Day (which isn't fantasy) and NO Princess Bride.

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    Caddy Shack made it in the Sports genre?? I thought it was more of a Romantic Comedy

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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    The Fantasy section has Big and Groundhog Day (which isn't fantasy) and NO Princess Bride.

    morons.
    And not one Cohen Brother's flick like Raising Arizona or Fargo???
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Caddy Shack made it in the Sports genre?? I thought it was more of a Romantic Comedy

    "Hey baby, you must've been something before electricity."

    "You're a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?"

    No Major League or 61?

    Stupid list IMO.
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    61... that was a HBO movie, AFI is big screen movies.

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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Awards, rankings, blech.

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