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AFI Counts Down 100 Most Inspirational Movies

June 14th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The Karate Kid"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast Wednesday, June 14, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes Apollo 13, Breaking Away, Chariots Of Fire, The Color Purple, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poet's Society, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Field Of Dreams, Gandhi, Good Will Hunting, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Hoosiers, It's A Wonderful Life, The Karate Kid, National Velvet, Norma Rae, The Passion Of The Christ, Rain Man, Rocky, Schindler's List, Seabiscuit, The Shawshank Redemption and The Sound Of Music. Jurors may also write in votes for up to five films that may not already appear on the ballot.

This will be the ninth annual special in the AFI's centennial celebration of American cinema, following the eight critically acclaimed Network specials: AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Laughs, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Thrills, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Passions, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes & Villains, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Songs and AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes, which annually spark a national discussion of America's film history among movie-lovers across the nation.