AFI's 100 YEARS...100 CHEERSIT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Tops AFI's List Of
100 Most Inspiring Films Of All Time
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, SCHINDLER'S LIST, ROCKY
and MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Round Out The Top Five
Interesting Facts about the Ballot
Tom Hanks and Henry Fonda are the most represented male actors on the ballot with eight inspiring movies each. Sidney Poitier, Gary Cooper and Denzel Washington each have seven movies on the ballot.
Jean Arthur is the most represented female actor on the ballot with four movies.
Frank Capra and Steven Spielberg each have six inspiring movies on the ballot, leading all directors. Capra's films are MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN ('36), YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU ('38), MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON ('39), MEET JOHN DOE ('41) IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ('46) and POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES ('61); while Spielberg directed CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND ('77), E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ('82), THE COLOR PURPLE ('85), SCHINDLER'S LIST ('93), AMISTAD ('97) and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN ('98).
Over one third of the movies on the ballot are movies inspired by real life people and events.
1939 is the most represented year on the ballot, with 12 inspiring movies.