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Through the collective judgment of 1,500 leaders from across the American film community - screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics -, AFI has identified 100 movies that 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.

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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 28 top lists Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 19 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 29 top lists Check
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    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 16 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 28 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
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    Breaking Away

    1979, in 7 top lists Check
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    1947 — a.k.a. The Big Heart, in 6 top lists Check
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    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 24 top lists Check
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 27 top lists Check
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    Apollo 13

    1995, in 5 top lists Check
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    Hoosiers

    1986 — a.k.a. Best Shot, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
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    The Miracle Worker

    1962, in 6 top lists Check
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    Norma Rae

    1979, in 4 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Diary of Anne Frank

    1959, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Right Stuff

    1983, in 12 top lists Check
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    Philadelphia

    1993, in 3 top lists Check
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    In the Heat of the Night

    1967, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Pride of the Yankees

    1942, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 22 top lists Check
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    National Velvet

    1944, in 4 top lists Check
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    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 32 top lists Check
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    High Noon

    1952, in 18 top lists Check
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    Field of Dreams

    1989, in 7 top lists Check
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    Gandhi

    1982, in 16 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 39 top lists Check
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    Glory

    1989, in 4 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 35 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 28 top lists Check
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    All the President's Men

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    1967, in 6 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 33 top lists Check
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    Forrest Gump

    1994, in 23 top lists Check
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    Pinocchio

    1940, in 15 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977, in 37 top lists Check
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    Mrs. Miniver

    1942, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Sound of Music

    1965, in 21 top lists Check
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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 31 top lists Check
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    Spartacus

    1960, in 17 top lists Check
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    On Golden Pond

    1981, in 6 top lists Check
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    Lilies of the Field

    1963, in 2 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 43 top lists Check
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    The African Queen

    1951, in 9 top lists Check
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    Meet John Doe

    1941 — a.k.a. John Doe, Dynamite, in 3 top lists Check
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    Seabiscuit

    2003, in 3 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jun 5, 2009; source