The top-10 finest flicks in 10 classic genres

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Washington, June 18 : The American Film Institute (AFI) has released the top-10 lists of the best movies in 10 classic genres.

The genres defined by AFI are Animation, Romantic Comedies, Western, Sports, Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Gangster, Courtroom Drama and Epic, reports afi.com.

The winners were chosen by actors, filmmakers, critics and other Hollywood types from ballots that included 50 nominees in each genre.

The winners included "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" for animation; "The Wizard of Oz," for fantasy; "2001: A Space Odyssey," with HAL the demented computer, for science fiction; "City Lights" for romantic comedy; and Marlon Brando's "The Godfather" for gangster flicks.

The other No. 1 movies were: Westerns, "The Searchers"; sports, "Raging Bull"; courtroom drama, "To Kill a Mockingbird"; epics, "Lawrence of Arabia"; and mysteries, "Vertigo."

The American Film Institute's top-10 lists of the best in 10 film genres:

Animation:

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

2. "Pinocchio," 1940

3. "Bambi," 1942

4. "The Lion King," 1994

5. "Fantasia," 1940

6. "Toy Story," 1995

7. "Beauty and the Beast," 1991

8. "Shrek," 2001

9. "Cinderella," 1950

10. "Finding Nemo," 2003

Fantasy:

1. "The Wizard of Oz," 1939

2. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," 2001

3. "It's a Wonderful Life," 1946

4. "King Kong," 1933

5. "Miracle on 34th Street, 1947

6. "Field of Dreams," 1989

7. "Harvey," 1950

8. "Groundhog Day," 1993

9. "The Thief of Bagdad," 1924

10. "Big," 1988

angster:

1. "The Godfather," 1972

2. "Goodfellas," 1990

3. "The Godfather Part II," 1974

4. "White Heat," 1949

5. "Bonnie and Clyde," 1967

6. "Scarface: The Shame of a Nation," 1932

7. "Pulp Fiction," 1994

8. "The Public Enemy," 1931

9. "Little Caesar," 1930

10. "Scarface," 1983

Science Fiction:

1. "2001: A Space Odyssey," 1968

2. "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," 1977

3. "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," 1982

4. "A Clockwork Orange," 1971

5. "The Day The Earth Stood Still," 1951

6. "Blade Runner," 1982

7. "Alien," 1979

8. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," 1991

9. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," 1956

10. "Back to the Future," 1985

Western:

1. "The Searchers," 1956

2. "High Noon," 1952

3. "Shane," 1953

4. "Unforgiven," 1992

5. "Red River," 1948

6. "The Wild Bunch," 1969

7. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1969

8. "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," 1971

9. "Stagecoach," 1939

10. "Cat Ballou," 1965

Sports:

1. "Raging Bull," 1980

2. "Rocky," 1976

3. "The Pride of the Yankees," 1942

4. "Hoosiers," 1986

5. "Bull Durham," 1988

6. "The Hustler," 1961

7. "Caddyshack," 1980

8. "Breaking Away," 1979

9. "National Velvet," 1944

10. "Jerry Maguire," 1996

Mystery:

1. "Vertigo," 1958

2. "Chinatown," 1974

3. "Rear Window," 1954

4. "Laura," 1944

5. "The Third Man," 1949

6. "The Maltese Falcon," 1941

7. "North By Northwest," 1959

8. "Blue Velvet," 1986

9. "Dial M for Murder," 1954

10. "The Usual Suspects," 1995

Romantic Comedy:

1. "City Lights," 1931

2. "Annie Hall," 1977

3. "It Happened One Night," 1934

4. "Roman Holiday," 1953

5. "The Philadelphia Story," 1940

6. "When Harry Met Sally ...," 1989

7. "Adam's Rib," 1949

8. "Moonstruck," 1987

9. "Harold and Maude," 1971

10. "Sleepless in Seattle," 1993

Courtroom Drama:

1. "To Kill a Mockingbird," 1962

2. "12 Angry Men," 1957

3. "Kramer Vs. Kramer," 1979

4. "The Verdict," 1982

5. "A Few Good Men," 1992

6. "Witness for the Prosecution," 1957

7. "Anatomy of a Murder," 1959

8. "In Cold Blood," 1967

9. "A Cry in the Dark," 1988

10. "Judgment at Nuremberg," 1961

Epic:

1. "Lawrence of Arabia," 1962

2. "Ben-Hur," 1959

3. "Schindler's List," 1993

4. "Gone With the Wind," 1939

5. "Spartacus," 1960

6. "Titanic," 1997

7. "All Quiet on the Western Front," 1930

8. "Saving Private Ryan," 1998

9. "Reds," 1981

10. "The Ten Commandments," 1956

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