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Poll: The Ultimate AFI Poll

As most IMDb users and movie fans already know, the American Film Institute came up with several thematic lists ranking classic American movies in such categories as thrills, laughs, passions, iconic quotes, screen-characters (heroes and villains), songs and scores.

At the end, 11 significant lists were made (we won't count the Top 50 movie stars because it doesn't feature any movie title, nor the Top 100 Movies from 1998 since it's been updated in 2007)

Out of these 11 lists, only 12 American classics had the privilege to be listed in at least 6 of them. Which one, in your opinion, best defines American Cinema, or, if you had to pick one of them to show how great American Cinema is, which one would you pick?

After voting, you may discuss the list discuss here

The movie are ranked according to their position in the American Film Institute Top 100 Movies (2008), the numbers are marked between --> arrows <--.

Make Your Choice

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    Casablanca (1942)

    AFI Passions : #1 AFI Songs : #2 : As Time Goes By

    --> #3 <--

    AFI Heroes : #4 : Rick Blaine AFI Quotes : #5 : "Here's looking at you, kid" #21 : "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" #28 : "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes by'" #32 : "Round up the usual suspects!" #43 : "We'll always have Paris" #67 : "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" AFI Cheers : #32 AFI Thrills : #37

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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    AFI Quotes : #1 : "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" #31 : "After all, tomorrow is another day" #59 : "As God is my witness, I will never be hungry again!" AFI Passions : #2 AFI Scores : #2 AFI Top 10 -Epics- : #4

    --> #6 <--

    AFI Cheers : #43

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    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    AFI Top 10 -Epics- : #1 AFI Scores : #3

    --> #7 <--

    AFI Heroes : #10 : T.E. Lawrence AFI Thrills : #23 AFI Cheers : #30

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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    AFI Top 10 -Fantasy- : #1 AFI Songs : #1 : Over the Rainbow #82 : Ding-Dong, the Witch is Dead! AFI Musicals : #3 AFI Villains : #4 : The Wicked Witch of the West AFI Quotes : #4 : "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" #23 : "There's no place like home" #99 : "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"

    --> #10 <--

    AFI Cheers : #26 AFI Thrills : #43

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    City Lights (1931)

    AFI Top 10 -Romantic Comedy- : #1 AFI Passions : #10

    --> #11 <--

    AFI Cheers : #33 AFI Heroes : #38 : The Tramp AFI Laughs : #38

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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    AFI Scores : #1 AFI Top 10 -Sci-fi- : #2 AFI Quotes : #8 : "May the Force be with you"

    --> #13 <--

    AFI Heroes : #14 : Han Solo #37 : Obi-Wan Kenobi AFI Thrills : #27 AFI Cheers : #39

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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    AFI Top 10 -Sci-fi- : #1 AFI Villains : #13 : Hal 900

    --> #15 <--

    AFI Thrills : #40 AFI Cheers : #47 AFI Quotes : #78 : "Open the pod bay doors, HAL"

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    AFI Top 10 -Sci-fi- : #3 AFI Cheers : #6 AFI Scores : #14 AFI Quotes : #15 : "E.T. Phone Home"

    --> #24 <--

    AFI Thrills : #44

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    High Noon (1952)

    AFI Top 10 -Western- : #2 AFI Heroes : #5 : Will Kane AFI Scores : #10 AFI Thrills : #20 AFI Songs : #25 : High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me Oh my Darlin')

    --> #27 <--

    AFI Cheers : #27

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    King Kong (1933)

    AFI Top 10 -Fantasy- : #4 AFI Thrills : #12 AFI Scores : #13 AFI Passions : #24

    --> #41 <--

    AFI Quotes : #84 : "Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was 'Beauty killed the Beast'"

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    Rocky (1976)

    AFI Top 10 -Sports-:#2 AFI Cheers : #4 AFI Heroes : #7 : Rocky Balboa AFI Thrills : #52

    --> #57 <--

    AFI Songs : #58 : Gonna Fly Now AFI Quotes : #80 : "Yo, Adrian!"

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    Titanic (1997)

    AFI Top 10 -Epics- : #6 AFI Songs : #14 : My Heart Will Go On AFI Thrills : #20 AFI Passions : #37

    --> #83 <--

    AFI Quotes : #100 : "I'm the king of the world"


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