AFI's Top 100 Genre Films

AFI produced several lists of films from 1998 through the late 2000s. In 2008 they came out with a list of 100 films divided into ten genres, with their ten top films for each genre listed in order.

The list below are those 100 films. The order of the genres are:

Animated (1 - 10)
Courtroom Drama (11 - 20)
Epic (21 - 30)
Fantasy (31 - 40)
Gangster (41 - 50)
Mystery (51 - 60)
Romantic Comedy (61 - 70)
Sports (71 - 80)
Science Fiction (81 - 90)
Western (91 - 100)

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1

  • Pinocchio

    2

  • Bambi

    3

  • The Lion King

    4

  • Fantasia

    5

  • Toy Story

    6

  • Beauty and the Beast

    7

  • Shrek

    8

  • Cinderella

    9

  • Finding Nemo

    10

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    11

  • 12 Angry Men

    12

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    13

  • The Verdict

    14

  • A Few Good Men

    15

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    16

  • Anatomy of a Murder

    17

  • In Cold Blood

    18

  • A Cry in the Dark

    19

  • Judgment at Nuremberg

    20

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    21

  • Ben-Hur

    22

  • Schindler's List

    23

  • Gone with the Wind

    24

  • Spartacus

    25

  • Titanic

    26

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    27

  • Saving Private Ryan

    28

  • Reds

    29

  • The Ten Commandments

    30

  • The Wizard of Oz

    31

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    32

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    33

  • King Kong

    34

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    35

  • Field of Dreams

    36

  • Harvey

    37

  • Groundhog Day

    38

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    39

  • Big

    40

  • The Godfather

    41

  • GoodFellas

    42

  • The Godfather: Part II

    43

  • White Heat

    44

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    45

  • Scarface

    46

  • Pulp Fiction

    47

  • The Public Enemy

    48

  • Little Caesar

    49

  • Scarface

    50

  • Vertigo

    51

  • Chinatown

    52

  • Rear Window

    53

  • Laura

    54

  • The Third Man

    55

  • The Maltese Falcon

    56

  • North by Northwest

    57

  • Blue Velvet

    58

  • Dial M for Murder

    59

  • The Usual Suspects

    60

  • City Lights

    61

  • Annie Hall

    62

  • It Happened One Night

    63

  • Roman Holiday

    64

  • The Philadelphia Story

    65

  • When Harry Met Sally...

    66

  • Adam's Rib

    67

  • Moonstruck

    68

  • Harold and Maude

    69

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    70

  • Raging Bull

    71

  • Rocky

    72

  • The Pride of the Yankees

    73

  • Hoosiers

    74

  • Bull Durham

    75

  • The Hustler

    76

  • Caddyshack

    77

  • Breaking Away

    78

  • National Velvet

    79

  • Jerry Maguire

    80

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    81

  • Star Wars

    82

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    83

  • A Clockwork Orange

    84

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    85

  • Blade Runner

    86

  • Alien

    87

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    88

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    89

  • Back to the Future

    90

  • The Searchers

    91

  • High Noon

    92

  • Shane

    93

  • Unforgiven

    94

  • Red River

    95

  • The Wild Bunch

    96

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    97

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    98

  • Stagecoach

    99

  • Cat Ballou

    100