This isn't a tourney, it's a structured poll. The idea is this. Let's say you have someone unfamiliar with a particular genre. What 10 films would be essential for that person to get started and understand what the genre is all about. Obviously these have to be great films, though not necessarily the greatest since accessibility is also important. The genres are: Action/Adventure Children Comedy Drama Horror Musical Mystery Science Fiction Western Silent Anime Foreign Language Documentary War These are ALL broad genres that have lots of sub-genres, but I think it's a good breakdown. Each person gets to 'nominate' 3 from as many areas as you wish. There are no seconds, all nominations will be part of the later voting to select the 10 essentials for each genre. Feel free to nominate less that 3 and also, don't feel like you have to nominate for all categories. I certainly am not knowledgable enough to put my 2 cents in on the anime category. Please list the genres and your nominations. However, genres are tricky things and some nominations may get moved. BTW, look for a similar thread on essential music.