100 Years… 100 Cheers

Airing tonight on CBS at 8:00PM, yet another American Film Institute List is premiering!!! (Yes, I am very excited; the annual AFI List is in my top 5 movie events. )

This years list focuses on America’s Most Inspiring Movies.

The Criteria:

Narrative format, typically over 60 minutes in length.

English language film with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States.

Movies that inspire with characters of vision and conviction who face adversity and often make a personal sacrifice for the greater good. Whether these movies end happily or not, they are ultimately triumphant–both filling audiences with hope and empowering them with the spirit of human potential.

Films whose “cheers” continue to echo across a century of American cinema.

*AFI defines an American film as an English language motion picture with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States. AFI defines a feature-length film as a motion picture of narrative format that is typically over 60 minutes in length. Only feature-length American films released before January 1, 2005, will be considered.


I’m not sure which movie will be Number 1. I’m guessing Rocky and It’s a Wonderful Life will be near the top. Maybe even The Wizard of Oz or Norma Rae. Take a guess yourself and read the nominations.

The 300 Nominated Movies

I am expecting an excelllent program.

One thought on “100 Years… 100 Cheers”

  1. Thanks for bringing this to my attention; it’s something that I would like to see.

    I would like to see “Hoosiers” and “Rocky” make their list. I was surprised to see such films as “Dirty Dancing” nominated, but not “To Sir With Love.”

    I guess that nobody really DOES “put Baby in a corner.”

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