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Poll: AFI Timely Classics

These movies all belong to the American Film Institute's Top 100 Greatest American Films, movies that marked on American society in matters of style and substance. They have another thing in common: they define their era and work as an indirect social comment on the mood, atmosphere and also social/political climate of the time of their release.

Which of these era-defining or timely AFI classics is your favorite?

After voting, you might discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Casablanca (1942)

    World War II
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    The Graduate (1967)

    Baby boomers' coming-of-age
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    Annie Hall (1977)

    Sexual revolution
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

    America's pre-WW2 patriotic wake-up call
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    The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

    World War II's homecoming
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Cold War / Missile crisis
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    Midnight Cowboy (1969)

    60s consumerism and sexual revolution
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    It Happened One Night (1934)

    Great Depression
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    Taxi Driver (1976)

    Post-Nixon era / social crisis
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    The Deer Hunter (1978)

    Vietnam war's homecoming
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    Nashville (1975)

    70s artistic and political climate
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    Rocky (1976)

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    Duck Soup (1933)

    Fascism rise in Europe
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    Network (1976)

    Post-Nixon oil crisis era / social crisis
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    Tootsie (1982)

    Unemployment / feminism
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    All the President's Men (1976)

    Watergate investigation
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    In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    Civic rights movement
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    Modern Times (1936)

    Great Depression
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    The Apartment (1960)

    American way of life's critic / Sexuality / Employment
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    Easy Rider (1969)

    60s counterculture / baby boom's rebellion
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    The French Connection (1971)

    Drug traffic / Real-life case
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    Do the Right Thing (1989)

    Racism / 80s-90s urban tension

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