I have not seen any discussion of the latest AFI nominations—this time the category is Cheers. The AFI defines this as 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. There are 300 nominated films, 100 less than for previous categories. It can only be assumed that Hollywood has not made many movies about personal sacrifice. 12 Angry Men 2001: A Space Odyssey 8 Mile 9 to 5 Abe Lincoln in Illinois Adventures of Robin Hood, The Affair to Remember, An African Queen, The Air Force Alamo, The Ali All the President's Men American History X American President, The Amistad Angels in the Outfield Antowne Fisher Apollo 13 Awakenings Babe Babe Ruth Story. The Babes in Arms Bad News Bears, The Bang the Drum Slowly Bataan Beau Geste Beautiful Mind, A Ben-Hur (1926) Ben-Hur (1959) Benji Best Years of our Lives Bible, The Big Country, The Birdman of Alcatraz Bishop's Wife, The Black Stallion, The Blackboard Jungle Born on the Fourth of July Boys Town Braveheart Breakfast Club Breaking Away Bridge on the River Kwai, The Bridges of Toko-Ri, The Captains Courageous Carousel Casablanca Cast Away Champ, The Chariots of Fire Children of a Lesser God Christmas Carol City Lights Close Encounters of the Third Kind Coal Miner's Daughter Cocoon Color of Money, The Color Purple, The Coming Home Conrack Cool Hand Luke Cool Runnings Cop Land Cowboys, The Cry Freedom Dances with Wolves Dark Victory Dave Day the Earth Stood Still, The Dead Man Walking Dead Poet's Society Defiant Ones, The Destination Tokyo Destry Rides Again Diary of Anne Frank, The Dirty Dancing Dirty Dozen, The Disraeli Do the Right Thing Dr. Ehrilch's Magic Bullet Driving Miss Daisy Dumbo E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Edison, the Man El Cid Erin Brockovich Exodus Fame Ferris Bueller's Day Off Fiddler on the Roof Field of Dreams Finding Neverland Flashdance Footloose Forrest Gump Four Feathers Free Willy Freshman, The Fried Green Tomatoes Gandhi General, The Gentleman's Agreement Ghost Gladiator Glory Go, Man, Go! God is My Co-Pilot Godspell Going My Way Gon with the Wind Good Earth, The Good Morning, Vietnam Good Will Hunting Goodbye, Mr. Chips Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Grapes of Wrath, The Great Escape, The Green Mile, The Grreatest Storey Ever Told, The Guadalcanal Diary Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Gunga Din Guns of Navarone, The Guy Named Joe, A Harold and Maude Heidi Hero High Noon Hoosiers Hotel Rwanda How the West Was Won Hurricane, The I Am Sam Ice Castles In the Heat of the Night Incredible Journey, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The Insider, The It's a Wonderful Day Jackie Robinson Story, The Jerry Maguire Jesus Christ Superstar Jim Thorpe - All-American Joan of Arc Jonathan Livingston Seagull Joy Luck Club, The Karate Kid, The Keys of the Kingdom, The Kid, The Killing Fields, The King of Kings, The (1927) King of Kings, The (1961) Knute Rockne All American Lassie Come Home Last Temptation of Christ, The Lawrence of Arabia League of Their Own, A Lean On Me Life of Emile Zola, The Liles of the Field Lion King, The Little Orphan Annie Longest Day, The Longest Yard, The Lord of the Rings, The: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lorenzo's Oil Lost Weekend, The Love Story Madame Curie Magfificent Seven, The Malcolm X Man for All Seasons, A Mark of Zorro, The Marty Mary Poppins Mask Meet Joan Doe Men, The Midway Mighty Ducks, The Million Dollar Mermaid Miracle Miracle on 34th Street Miracle Worker, The Mission, The Mississippi Burning Moulin Rouge! Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Mr. Holland's Opus Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Mrs. Miniver Music of the Heart My Fair Lady My Family, Mi Familia Mystery, Alaska National Velvet Natrual, The Norma Rae North Dallas Forty Nun's Story, The October Sky Officer and a Gentleman, An Oliver! On Golden Pond On the Waterfront One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Paper Chase, The Passion of the Christ, The Patton Philadelphia Pinocchio Places in the Heart Pocketful of Miracles Pollyanna (1920) Pollyanna (1960) Pride of the Marines Pride of the Yankees PT 109 Queen Christna Quo Vadis Rain Man Rambo: First Blood Part II Rasin in the Sun, A Ray Red Badge of Courage, The Reds Regarding Henry Remember the Titans Revemge pf the Neerds Right Stuff, The Robe, The Robin Hood Rocky Rollerball Rookie, The Rudy Run Silent, Run Deep Sands of Iwo Jima Saturday Night Fever Saving Private Ryan Scent of a Woman Schindler's List Seabiscuit Searching for Bobby Fischer Sergeant York Serpico Shaft Shane Shawshank Redemption Silkwood Sleepless in Seattle So Proudly We Hail! Sombody Up There Likes Me Song of Bernadette Sound of Music, The Sounder Sparrows Spartacus Spider-Man 2 Spirit of St. Louis, The Ssince You Went Away Stagecoach Stand and Deliver Stand by Me Stand Up and Cheer! Star Wars Story of Alexander Graham Bell, The Story of Louis Pasteus, The Straight Story, The Sullivan's Travels Sunrise at Campobello Superman Sweet Charity Ten Commandments, The Thelma & Louise Thief of Bagdad, The Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo To Hell and Back To Kill a Mockingbird Top Gun Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Truman Show, The Unmarried Woman, An Verdict, The What's Love Got to Do with It Wild One, The Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Wings Winning Team, The With a Song in My Heart Wizard of Oz, The Woithout Limits Working Girl Yankee Doodle Dandy Yentl You Can't Take it with You Young Mr. Lincoln Young Tom Edison Zorba the Greek Your comments are invited.