AFI's 10 Top 10
honors the ten greatest American
films in ten classic film genres. Presented by the American Film Institute
(AFI), the lists were unveiled on a television special
broadcast by CBS
on June 17, 2008.
Various actors and directors, among them Clint Eastwood
, Quentin Tarantino
, Kirk Douglas
, Harrison Ford
, Martin Scorsese
, Steven Spielberg
, George Lucas
, Roman Polanski
, and Jane Fonda
, discussed their admiration for and personal contributions to the films cited.
The entire list of 500 nominated films is available on the American Film Institute website.
AFI defines "animated
" as a genre in which the film's images are primarily created by computer or hand and the characters are voiced by actors.
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.
AFI defines the "gangster film
" as a genre that centers on organized crime or maverick criminals in a twentieth century setting.
AFI defines "science fiction
" as a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.
AFI defines "western
" as a genre of films set in the American West that embodies the spirit, the struggle and the demise of the new frontier.
AFI defines "sports" as a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of... Read More