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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Mine:

    ANIMATION
    "Akira" (Hon. Mention: "Shrek")

    FANTASY
    "The Devil's Advocate" (Hon. Mention: "Donnie Darko")

    GANGSTER
    "Goodfellas" (Hon. Mention: "The Godfather")

    SCIENCE FICTION
    "Star Wars" (Hon. Mention: "The Matrix")

    WESTERN
    "Tombstone" (Hon. Mention: "Serenity")

    SPORTS
    "Raging Bull" (Hon. Mention: "Hoosiers")

    MYSTERY
    "The Usual Suspects" (Hon. Mention: "Unknown")

    ROMANTIC COMEDY
    "Chasing Amy" (Hon. Mention: "Sense and Sensibility")

    COURTROOM DRAMA
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Hon. Mention: "12 Angry Men" <1957>)

    EPIC
    "Spartacus" (Hon. Mention: "Lord of the Rings- Return of the King" <Extended Version>)
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    Isn't horror a genre?
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Great picks, Steel.

    Mine:

    ANIMATION
    The Lion King with Shrek a close second.

    FANTASY
    Rosemary's Baby with Legend second. (The make-up and acting of Fred Gwynn make it great.

    GANGSTER
    The Godfather, Part II. Nothing else comes close.

    SCIENCE FICTION
    Spaceballs. At ludicrous speed.

    WESTERN
    Silverado Kevin Kline in his best role. And a Kevin Costner I can almost stomach. Brian Dennehy plays a great bad guy, too.

    SPORTS
    Eight Men Out, then Rocky

    MYSTERY
    The Usual Suspects. The script is perhaps the best ever written.

    ROMANTIC COMEDY
    Notting Hill. I'm a sucker for that Julia Roberts speech and the end. And the use of songs (especially Ain't No Sunshine Since She's Gone) is first-rate.

    COURTROOM DRAMA
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Hon. Mention: "12 Angry Men" <1957>) Agreed on both. Gregory Peck is the best Hollywood has come to the perfect father.

    EPIC
    "Lord of the Rings. Or, if it fits, The Indiana Jones films. (The first three.)
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    How in the world does Citizen Kane (for my money, the greatest movie ever made) not make a single one of these lists? That's all the proof I need that this was more about marketing and ratings than actual movie quality.
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    How in the world does Citizen Kane (for my money, the greatest movie ever made) not make a single one of these lists? That's all the proof I need that this was more about marketing and ratings than actual movie quality.
    I endorse this statement completely. I actually opened this thread just to see where it would be listed, and I'm shocked that it wasn't mentioned.

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    I never understood the fascination with 2001: Space Odessey. Perhaps it was because I was never stoned out of my mind when I watched it.
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    ANIMATION
    I'm thinking Wall-E will be at the top of this list next year. I loved Surf's Up.

    FANTASY
    Princess Bride

    GANGSTER
    pheh. I hate gangster movies. no appeal for me.

    SCIENCE FICTION
    Serenity was the most realistic/futuristic Sci Fi flick I have ever seen.

    WESTERN
    3:10 to Yuma (the re-make) was outstanding.

    SPORTS
    Bull Durham,

    MYSTERY
    The Usual Suspects.

    ROMANTIC COMEDY
    As Good As It Gets. I love Helen Hunt.

    COURTROOM DRAMA
    A Time to Kill.

    EPIC
    Lord of the Rings.
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD View Post
    Mine:

    ANIMATION
    "Akira" (Hon. Mention: "Shrek")

    FANTASY
    "The Devil's Advocate" (Hon. Mention: "Donnie Darko")

    GANGSTER
    "Goodfellas" (Hon. Mention: "The Godfather")

    SCIENCE FICTION
    "Star Wars" (Hon. Mention: "The Matrix")

    WESTERN
    "Tombstone" (Hon. Mention: "Serenity")

    SPORTS
    "Raging Bull" (Hon. Mention: "Hoosiers")

    MYSTERY
    "The Usual Suspects" (Hon. Mention: "Unknown")

    ROMANTIC COMEDY
    "Chasing Amy" (Hon. Mention: "Sense and Sensibility")

    COURTROOM DRAMA
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Hon. Mention: "12 Angry Men" <1957>)

    EPIC
    "Spartacus" (Hon. Mention: "Lord of the Rings- Return of the King" <Extended Version>)
    Its a good list but I you hit on two of my over-rateds, The Usual Suspects and Donnie Darko, especially Donnie Darko. Its a student film that gets lost mid-way through and then tries to find its way back with a "clever" ending.

    After, Pulp Fiction, a truly great movie, there was a rash of preening criminal films. Most of them were terrible. Usual Suspects wasn't as bad as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels but was pretty forgettable.
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    These genres suck. I mean the breakdown - and then the films they include in each one left me scratching my head sometimes. I'd have about 50 more specific genres if I was doing the lists, or else just four or five widely inclusive ones. For instance comedy has possible genres like
    romantic - Notting Hill
    spoof - Spaceballs
    dark - The Upside of Anger
    slapstick - Pet Detective
    family - Cheaper by the Dozen
    sports - Major League

    Or just roll em all into one genre of Comedy

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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    ANIMATION
    Toy Story (Hon. Mention: Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi ("Spirited Away"))

    FANTASY
    The Princess Bride (Hon. Mention: Big Fish)

    GANGSTER
    The Godfather (Hon. Mention: Goodfellas)

    SCIENCE FICTION

    The Empire Strikes Back (Hon. Mention: The War of the Worlds (1956))

    WESTERN
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Hon. Mention 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

    SPORTS
    The Field of Dreams (Hon. Mention: Rocky)

    MYSTERY
    Se7en (Hon. Mention: The Usual Suspects)

    ROMANTIC COMEDY
    As Good As it Gets (Hon. Mention: Groundhog Day)

    COURTROOM DRAMA
    My Cousin Vinny (Hon. Mention: A Few Good Men)

    EPIC
    Braveheart (Hon. Mention: The Great Escape)
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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    ANIMATION
    Toy Story (Hon. Mention: Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi ("Spirited Away"))

    FANTASY
    The Princess Bride (Hon. Mention: Big Fish)

    GANGSTER
    The Godfather (Hon. Mention: Goodfellas)

    SCIENCE FICTION

    The Empire Strikes Back (Hon. Mention: The War of the Worlds (1956))

    WESTERN
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Hon. Mention 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

    SPORTS
    The Field of Dreams (Hon. Mention: Rocky)

    MYSTERY
    Se7en (Hon. Mention: The Usual Suspects)

    ROMANTIC COMEDY
    As Good As it Gets (Hon. Mention: Groundhog Day)

    COURTROOM DRAMA
    My Cousin Vinny (Hon. Mention: A Few Good Men)

    EPIC
    Braveheart (Hon. Mention: The Great Escape)
    Sierre Madre a western?

    Nah.... I remember seeing cars in that one.

    IIRC from film school, a western is more about the time than the locale, hence the western tends to focus on the individual vs the shrinking old world and he is encroaching on that world and helping that slowly die.

    Hence... my favorite western is The Searchers.... with every other one pulling up in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean_CaseyRules View Post
    How didn't The Untouchables make the Gangster list....
    I thought The Untouchables was so weak. Costner was so boring, and nothing about it seemed serious. DeNiro was such an awesome Capone, and he was barely in it. It made a mockery out of what was a very serious time.

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    Re: AFI Top 10 films of each genre

    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
    How in the world does Citizen Kane (for my money, the greatest movie ever made) not make a single one of these lists? That's all the proof I need that this was more about marketing and ratings than actual movie quality.
    Agreed.


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