AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers
100 Years…100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies is a list of the most inspiring films as determined by the American Film Institute. It is part of the AFI 100 Years… series, which has been compiling lists of the greatest films of all time in various categories since 1998. It was unveiled on a three-hour prime time special on CBS television on June 14, 2006.
|2003||100 Heroes & Villains|
|2005||100 Movie Quotes|
|2007||100 Movies (Updated)|
|2008||AFI's 10 Top 10|
The films were selected by "a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians," who were polled in November 2005.
Feature-length film: Narrative format, typically over 60 minutes long.
American film: English language film with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States.
Cheers: Movies that inspire with characters of vision and conviction who face adversity and often make a personal sacrifice for the greater good. Whether these films end happily or not, they are ultimately triumphant—both filling audiences with hope and empowering them with the spirit of human potential.
Legacy: Films whose "cheers" continue to echo across a century of American cinema.