AFI’s 100 MOST INSPIRING FILMS OF ALL TIME
AFI’s (American Film Institute)100 Years…100 Cheers is a list of the 100 most inspiring films of all time.
These 100 movies inspire us, encourage us to make a difference and send us from the theatre with a greater sense of possibility and hope for the future. A jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians selected the classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, starring James Stewart, as the most inspiring movie of all time
The films that make up AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers were originally announced in a three-hour special television event which aired on CBS on June 14, 2006 with commentary from many of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors and filmmakers, including Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poitier, Mickey Rooney and Steven Spielberg.
So How does AFI come up with this list???
AFI distributed a ballot in November 2005 with 300 nominated inspiring movies to a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians.
The jury have been asked to choose up to 100 inspirational films from a comprehensive list, including entries such as APOLLO 13, BREAKING AWAY, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, THE COLOR PURPLE, DEAD MAN WALKING, DEAD POET’S SOCIETY, 8 MILE, ERIN BROCKOVICH, FIELD OF DREAMS, GANDHI, GOOD WILL HUNTING, GOODBYE MR. CHIPS, HOOSIERS, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE KARATE KID, NATIONAL VELVET, NORMA RAE, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, RAIN MAN, ROCKY, SCHINDLER’S LIST, SEABISCUIT, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
Due to the extensive number of movies that inspire in American film, jurors may also write in votes for up to five films that may not already appear on the ballot.
AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers is the ninth installment in AFI’s centennial celebration of American cinema, meant to spark a national discussion of America’s film history among movie lovers across the nation.
So with any further ado…THE LIST:
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(Soure: American Film Institute…Follow movie title links to www.afi.com)